Board of Selectmen Minutes

Meeting began at 6:00 pm.  Present were Selectmen Cloutier, Stohl and Campbell.

Checks and manifests were reviewed and signed.

Mail was reviewed.

Ron Estabrooks entered the meeting to ask the Board for permission to trap on the Town’s property.  Permission was given and Mr. Estabrooks left the meeting.

An Intent to Cut was signed for Maureen Riberdy.

The MS-1 for 2021 was signed.  Marcia expects that they will be setting our tax rate in the next week or so.

Marcia informed the Board that there is still approximately $32,000 left in the Summer Road budget ,  The Board discussed how to use the balance.  Ideas discussed including:  grading, gravel on Stoddard Road, cleaning culverts on Fish Pond Road, etc.

On a motion made by Selectman Stohl and seconded by Selectman Campbell, the Board approved the minutes  of the September 23, 2021 meeting.

Selectman Campbell reminded the other Board members that there will be a Dispatch Center meeting tomorrow night at 5:30 in Canaan.  The Board briefly discussed what will be on the agenda.

Marcia informed the Board that she had put an ad in the newspaper requesting bids for plowing the Town Office and Town Hall.  Bids will be opened at the next meeting.

The MS-60W (Audit Request Waiver) for 2021 was signed by the Board.

Marcia informed the Board that she had recently spoke with Barry Normandeau at Normandeau Trucking regarding Mt. Carberry’s request to the State of NH to enlarge their landfill.  Mr. Normandeau was asking that all the Towns that use that particular landfill send a letter in support to the State.  Marcia prepared a letter which the Board signed expressing their support for this project.

It was noted that NHMA is holding a “roundtable” zoom discussion for Towns in Coos County on October 20th from 2:30 to 3:30 regarding the ARPA funds and how they can be used.  Marcia gave each Board member a print-out of the announcement. 

Fish & Game Officer Levi  Frye contacted the office recently.  He had received a complaint from someone saying that people were “camping” at Lyman Falls up by the outhouse.  The Board discussed it and Marcia will call Officer Frye back to inform him that people can camp near the river if they are “paddlers” but that we do not want people camping in other areas.

Marcia gave the Board members print-outs of monies on hand as of 9/30/2021 in the Northway Bank and Citizens Bank accounts.

Meeting adjourned at 7:35 pm

Respectfully submitted,

Marcia Parkhurst, Secretary

Board of Selectmen