Meeting began at 5:56 pm.  Present were Selectmen Cloutier, Stohl and Campbell.

Mail was reviewed.

Checks and manifests were reviewed and signed.

On a motion made by Selectman Stohl and seconded by Selectman Campbell, the Board voted to approve the minutes of the December 27, 2023 meeting.  (Selectman Cloutier abstained.)

The Board signed the contract with CAI Technologies for the yearly updated of the tax maps.  It was noted that the price is $1,500.00 per year.

Selectman Campbell reminded the other Board members that there will be a Dispatch Center Meeting tomorrow night here at the Town Office.  The Board discussed several items regarding the Center.

The Board signed the DRA Certification form informing them that we are in year number 4 of our 5 year revaluation cycle.

Marcia reminded the Board members that the Presidential Primary is Tuesday, January 23rd.  The polls will be open from 11:00 to 7:00.

At 7:00 pm. Chairman Cloutier called to order the public hearing regarding unanticipated funds received from the State of New Hampshire.  No members of the public were present.  Selectman Stohl made a motion that the Town accepts these funds as follows:

  1. $12,756.15 to be used for the maintenance and/or construction of municipal-owned bridges.
  2. $11,396.47 to be used for the maintenance and/or construction of Class V roads.

Motion passed by voice vote.  There being no further discussion, the meeting was declared adjourned at 7:15 pm.

Marcia informed the Board that our snowplowing contract will end in April, 2024.  Marcia will place an ad in the newspaper requesting bids which will be opened at the next meeting on Wednesday, January 24th.

Britni Haley from the Community Builders Hub entered the meeting.  Ms. Haley was inquiring about the football field beside the Town Hall.  She was wondering if the Town would be interested in letting a group use the field.  Ms. Haley said that she had received some interest from people in getting together either a football team and/or a flag football league.  After discussing this, the Board expressed their interest and asked Ms. Haley to look into it further and come back to them with more information.  Ms. Haley left the meeting.

Marcia told the Board that she had a received a request from a property owner to speak to the Town’s Health Officer.  Since the Town currently does not have one, Marcia was referring this to the Board.  The issue involves a septic system in the mobile home park (Mt. View Estates).  After discussing it, the Board instructed Marcia to contact the homeowner and explain that it is a private system and therefore is a civil matter.

The Board worked on the budget for 2024.  The Annual Budget Hearing will be held on Wednesday, January 24th, at 7:00 pm.  Marcia will place a notice in the newspaper.

Marcia told the Board that the deadline for petition warrant articles is February 6th.  Also the filing period for Town Offices is January 24th through February 2nd.

Meeting adjourned at 8:00 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Marcia Parkhurst, Secretary

Board of Selectmen