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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Selectmen 2017-05-16

Selectmen Meeting Minutes

May 16, 2017


Present: Carl Newton, Donald T. O'Brien, Linda Paris

Meeting called to order at 5:30 PM by Mr. Newton


Motion to accept the minutes of 5/2/17 (Paris/Newton).  All in favor, motion carried.


Motion to approve payroll and manifest (Newton/Paris).  All in favor, motion carried.


Motion to approve and sign the 2016 1st billing property tax warrant (Newton/Paris).  All in favor, motions carried.


Motion to approve and sign 2016-2017 excavation tax warrant for San-Ken (Newton/O'Brien).  All in favor, motion carried.


Bob Greenwood, EMD, brought in the updated 911 maps he has received.  Mr. Greenwood met with the new Homeland Security liaison May 17, 2017.


Review of the 2017-2018 intent to excavate from San-Ken.  The original was never received, copy received 5/13/17.  Questions regarding the back taxes owed for LUCT and timber.  Question about not having an original signature.  The DRA will be contacted regarding these questions.


Driveway permit for Everson reconstruction.


Tim Keenan, Road Agent:

  • Sweeping will start on 5/17/17.

  • Work on cemetery will start 5/20/17

  • Grader will be used to tune up Swamp Road and Cross Road.

  • Ms. Paris informed Mr. Keenan that the Game Wardens had caught people in the woods at Swamp Road.


Motion to suspend the Board of Selectmen meeting at 6:00 pm (O'Brien/Newton).  All in favor, motion carried.


Mr. Newton opened the Public Hearing to ratify the votes of the postponed Town Meeting at 6:00 pm.  Two members of the public were in attendance.


Mr. Newton stated that no complaints had been received about the postponement or the results of the election.


Motion to legalize, ratify and confirm all actions, votes and proceedings at the town election scheduled to take place March 14, 2017, but due to inclement weather was postponed to March 17, 2017 and held on that date (Newton/Paris).  All in favor, motion carried.


Motion to close the public hearing at 6:03 pm (Newton/Paris).  All in favor, motion carried.


Board of Selectmen meeting reopened at 6:03 pm.


Mitch Call:

  • Presented a draft letter to property owners regarding ADUs.  The Board reviewed and approved.  Mr. Call will put a date on it and have it printed at Sterlings.

  • The building permit form is being worked on.


Discussion about the Tax Collector and Deputy Tax Collector salaries.  It was determined that the Deputy Tax Collector will receive $600.00/year.  The Tax Collector will receive $2,800.00/year.



  • Contacted the NHMA regarding Swamp Road.  A decision to close will need to go to town meeting, or a lock could be put on the gate with keys given to all abutting property owners.  Mr. Newton asked the Board members to think about the options.

  • Mr. Newton checked the cemeteries and found that changes need to be made with corner marker stones.  Standard procedures need to be set and the grave lots need to be numerically sequenced.  Someone needs to supervise the placement of corner markers.  It was determined that the cost for a 5' x 10' lot is $350.00.


Discussion about elected and appointed positions, at the moment a notice asking people to "get involved will be sent out to the google groups.




Motion to adjourn (Newton/O'Brien). All in favor, motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 6:40 PM.


Minutes taken by Debra Harling.  Approved on 06/06/17______.



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Carl Newton                      Donald T. O'Brien Linda Paris