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Selectmen 2016-12-06

Selectmen Meeting Minutes
December 6, 2016

Present: Carl Newton; Donald T. O'Brien; Linda Paris.
Meeting called to order at 5:30 PM by Mr. Newton.

Motion to approve the minutes of 11/15/16 and 11/30/16 (Paris/O'Brien).  All in favor, motion carried.

Signed 2016 2nd property tax warrant.

Motion to accept, with regret the resignation of Laura Bridges from the Trustees of the Trust Funds (Newton/O'Brien).  All in favor, motion carried.

Motion to approve an intent to cut for the Society for the Protection of NH Forests (Newton/O'Brien).  All in favor, motion carried.

Discussion about questions from Mark Stetson of Avitar:
  1. Status of Avitar recommendation about the Fairpoint abatement lawsuit.  This information has been sent to Gary Kenyon.  Ms. Harling should email Mr. Kenyon.
  2. San-Ken excavation - should Avitar prepare an LUCT?  Ms. Harling will need to send Avitar the number of acres being excavated so that the LUCT can be done.

Discussion of fundraising letter from Park Theater in Jaffrey, no donation will be made.

Question about receiving minutes from other Boards.  A review of the notebooks indicated that minutes are being received.  Discussion about putting minutes of other Boards on the website.  This will be explored further in 2017.

Question about attendance at Board meetings.  Mr. O'Brien stated that the PB usually has a quorum.  Mr. Callahan stated that the ConCom usually has a quorum.

Motion to approve the memo regarding consultation with the Town Attorney (Newton/Paris).  All in favor, motion carried.
Mr. Callahan informed the Board that the ConCom is looking for new members.  Update on the appraiser for the Sullivan property, the choice is down to 2 and a decision should be made within a week.

Discussion about the year end manifest and payroll.  Mr. Newtown will meet with Ms. Harling to complete these items.

The Hazard Mitigation plan needs to be adopted, schedule for the 12/20/16 meeting.

Mr. O'Brien informed the Board that he has driven up Mountain Road, the equipment for the logging operation is being moved in.

Mr. Newton spoke about the need to update the building permit, this would be a project for the Planning Board.

Mr. Bowles informed the Board that there was a nice crowd for the tree lighting ceremony.  Mr. Bowles issued a special thanks for Mr. Callahan for all of his work.

Mr.  Callahan informed the Board that the street light at the park is burned out, Bob Greenwood has obtained an estimate on the cost to replace.  Mr. Callahan offered thanks to Dan Lawler for his help in getting ready for the tree lighting ceremony.

Mr. Callahan would like to send a formal letter from the Archive Committee and the Board for the donation of the picture of the Old School House by Gail from Maine.

Reimbursement requests will need to be done from the Trust Funds for Mountain Road and paving the parking lot.  Invoices will need to be reviewed to determine if Mr. Bowles was reimbursed for the fire extinguishers purchased for the archives.

Motion to adjourn (Newton/O'Brien). All in favor, motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 6:21 PM.

Minutes taken by Debra Harling.  Approved on __________.

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Carl Newton                      Donald T. O'Brien Linda Paris