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

At 6:05 Planning Board Chairman, Scott DeBlois, entered the meeting to discuss a recent e-mail sent from Bob Baker to him and the Board of Selectmen regarding the internet towers installed by Netafy in Town.  Mr. Baker is concerned because the Town didn’t follow the ordinance with regards to site plan review, public hearings, etc.  The Board reviewed the Town’s ordinance regarding “Personal Wireless Services Facilities” and questioned whether this applies to this situation.  Selectman Stohl said that he thought they had brought this question up to Don Dawson from Netafy and Don had said that it didn’t apply to what they were doing.  The Board instructed Marcia to contact Mr. Dawson to see what information he could provide and if he had applied to other Town’s Planning Boards for towers.  The Board decided to table any further action on this e-mail until they get more information.  Mr. DeBlois left the meeting at 6:30 pm.

Mail was reviewed.

Checks and manifests were reviewed and signed.

Marcia reminded the Board that our next meeting will be held on Monday, November 20th, instead of Wednesday, November 22nd, due to the Thanksgiving holiday.  Marcia has placed in ad in the newspaper, on the Town’s website and on the door of the office.

The Board reviewed a “Bounced Check Policy” prepared by Marcia.  On a motion made by Selectman Stohl and seconded by Selectman Cloutier, the Board approved the policy as written.

On a motion made by Selectman Campbell and seconded by Selectman Cloutier, the Board approved the minutes of the October 25, 2023 meeting.

Marcia provided the Board members with reconciliation reports for each of the Town’s bank accounts.

Marcia provided the Board members with a breakdown of expenditures and revenue through October 31, 2023.

A Road Liability Waiver was signed for Kevin Stewart on Washburn Road.

Marcia told the Board she had received a phone call from Jean Vachon regarding an elm tree on Fish Pond Road near her home.  Mrs. Vachon said that a limb had recently come down and she was concerned with winter coming that more limbs might come down in the road.  The Board discussed whether the tree was in the Town’s right of way.  Selectman Stohl said he would look at it and see if he thinks there is a problem.

Marcia informed the Board that after the recent paving, we have approximately $9,000.00 left in the Summer Road budget.

The Board reviewed the preliminary 2023 tax rate received from DRA.  After discussion, Selectman Stohl made a motion which was seconded by Selectman Cloutier to use $150,000 .00 in fund balance to reduce taxes.  The motion passed.  Marcia said she would send the information to DRA tomorrow and would get the Warrant ready for the Board to sign over the weekend.  Tax bills will go out either Monday or Tuesday of next week with a due date of December 21, 2023.

The Board discussed the Dispatch Center meeting which will be held tomorrow night.

Meeting adjourned at 8:05 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Marcia Parkhurst, Secretary

Board of Selectmen