Board of Selectmen Minutes

Meeting began at 6:00 pm.  Present were Selectmen Cloutier, Stohl and Campbell.  Members of the public present:  Gary Whitehill.

Mail was reviewed.

Checks and manifests were reviewed and signed.

On a motion made by Selectman Stohl and seconded by Selectmen Cloutier, the Board approved the minutes of the August 10, 2022 meeting.

The Board reviewed a letter received from the State of New Hampshire DOT informing the Town that they had issued a check in the amount of $35,681.04 to the Town.  These funds are considered “unanticipated funds” per RSA 31:95-b and require a public hearing.  Marcia informed the Board that she had scheduled a public hearing for Wednesday, September 14th, at 7:00 pm.  The Board instructed Marcia to check with DRA as to whether these funds can only be spent on “road projects” or on something else.

The Board discussed road projects and upcoming paving.

Selectman Campbell gave the other Board members an update on renovations at the Town Hall.

The Board opened bids received for fuel oil for the upcoming winter as follows:

  1. Bean Transport - $4.249

C.N. Brown - $3.939

On a motion made by Selectman Stohl and seconded by Selectman Campbell, the Board voted to award the contract to C.N. Brown.

On a request from Cemetery Sexton Sheila Parkhurst, the Board voted to make a change to the Cemetery Policy in regards to the fee charged to open a cremation lot to $150.00.  These figures now are the same as Colebrook’s.

The Board discussed the former Pearson property and when the Town could put it out for bids.  Marcia will double-check with Attorney Frizzell regarding our next step.

Selectman Campbell expressed concern about the condition of certain Town roads where the ATV trail crosses.  Marcia was instructed to write to both the Metallak ATV Club (Craig Washburn) and the North Country ATV Club (Ted Burns) and have them attend the next meeting. 

Meeting adjourned at 7:20 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Marcia Parkhurst, Secretary

Board of Selectmen