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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Selectmen 2017-07-18

Selectmen Meeting Minutes

July 18, 2017

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 6/20/17 (Paris/O'Brien).  All in favor, motion carried.

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


  • Signed State of NH request for 2018 property inventory forms.

  • Signed State of Nh request for reimbursement for state forest lands within the town.

  • Signed the 2017 2nd quarter 941 payroll tax return.

Tim Keenan, Road Agent:

  • The Mountain Road logging operation has started.

  • Beavers are at the Mill Road bridge, Mr. Keenan will be taking care of them.

  • Roadside mowing has been started

  • Mr. Newton found a new fire pit on Swamp Road and broke it up.

  • Mr. Newton asked about winter snow plowing.  Mr. Keenan has spoken to several contractors and informed the Board that the contractors are not willing to work around a specific dollar amount.  The Board will try to meet with Mr. Mattson.

Rick Kohler submitted a septic design for Mitch Call's property.  After review Mr. Newtown signed the town review sheet for submission to the State of NH-DES.  A permit will be needed from the Road Agent to bring equipment to the property.

Ken Callahan spoke to the Board about setting aside space in the cemeteries for the burial of ashes.  After discussion about the pros and cons Ms. Paris suggested the Board members walk the cemeteries to visualize Mr. Callahan's proposal.  Mr. Callahan asked the Board to consider the old cemetery as well as the newer cemetery.

Dan Reed presented an intent to cut for the Nichols Family, after review the Board signed.

Ms. Harling requested permission from the Board to obtain quotes from Interware and Avitar for Town Clerk software.  The Board agreed.

Mr. O'Brien:

  • Received complaints about fireworks and asked if Temple allowed fireworks.  Temple does not allow fireworks.  Discussion about an ordinance - either through the Planning Board or by petition.

Mitch Call:

  • No responses regarding ADU's at this time.

  • Would like comments on the building permit form.

  • San-Ken intent to excavate - they have been requested to submit a bond before the intent to excavate is signed.

Ms. Paris:

  • Look into putting notices on the front page of the website.

  • Verify that property changes have been done and Avitar has updated information.

  • Where are the DVDs from the Bi-Centennial?  Chet Bowles has one, cannot find the copies.

  • Will Fenno's brother likes the idea of a memorial bench on the porch of the meeting house.

Mr. Newton:

  • Has had some feedback from potential volunteers.  Would like everyone to continue speaking to people.

Motion to adjourn (Newton/Paris). All in favor, motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 6:48 PM.

Minutes taken by Debra Harling.  Approved on_08/15/17.


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Carl Newton                      Donald T. O'Brien Linda Paris