Selectmen Meeting Minutes
November 7, 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 10/17/17 and 11/2/17 minutes (Paris/O'Brien). All in favor, motion carried.
Provided information on "Clerkworks", a new program for the Town Clerk.
Updated the Board on the preliminary damage assessment sent to HSEM.
Updated the Board on the DiSalvo timber cut - no response regarding the posting of a road bond.
Reviewed Avitar Associates preliminary sales assessment ratio. Motion to approve the preliminary sales assessment ratio (Newton/O'Brien). All in favor, motion carried.
Informed the Board of a $200.00 donation to the cemetery fund from Ann Taylor.
Informed the Board of the NHMA annual meeting.
Gisele Hakala asked the Board for information on Map 01 Lot 006. The land is for sale and the map states "not a building lot".
Completion and electronic submission to HSEM of the preliminary damage assessment form.
Francis Gupital, an abutter, explained what the property is like.
Had pictures of a water truck that attempted to go down McCoy Road. Mr. Gupital obtained the license plate number. The Board suggested that he inform the Peterborough Police. Discussion about changing the signs as the road is not closed to residents, the bridge is out.
Mr. Gupital told the Board he has been dealing with the bus company about the school bus route. He asked for information on how many children are using the bus. Mr. Newton explained due to privacy laws the Board cannot obtain this information. Mr. Gupital will contact the school district as the Board cannot help with the bus route.
The Forest Fund and Conservation Fund are being charged $5.00/month by the bank for inactivity. Mr. Callahan will speak to the Treasurer and try to work with the bank to determine how to avoid these charges.
Rick Lusky created a map of the Jarmany Hill Road cemetery.
Informed the Board that the Friends of the Wapack had met at the Meeting House and requested permission for possible future meetings at the Meeting House. The Friends of the Wapack generally meet on Thursdays nights. The Board approved as long as there is no interference with town committees.
The Friends of the Wapack voted to make a $100.00 donation to the town.\
Update on ADU's - 10 property owners with "grandfathered" ADUs were sent applications 5 have been returned and Mr. Call has inspected them. Mr. Call suggested contacting the town attorney regarding the other 5, these ADUs are grandfathered but need approval under the new zoning. The Board suggested sending out letter registered mail.
Attended a meeting regarding the Route 101 Corridor because he is interested in the Route 123 and Route 101 intersection. No changes to this intersection are currently in the 10 year State plan.
Spoke to Tim Grosbeck regarding the septic design for his property. Mr. Grosbeck would not sign off on the plan. Mr. Newton phoned Mr. Grosbeck regarding this and was informed that the plan does not certify that the septic is 100' from a wetland.
The Board received a phone call from the new owner of Map 03 Lot 044 who stated that there are two deeds to this property and he wants them separated. The owner is planning on attending the next Board meeting.
No recent payment received from Eric Mattson on his tax lien.
The contract with Tim Keenan, Road Agent, needs to be renewed.
Asked about getting other board minutes on the website.
Asked about the 2017 invoice from the Peterborough Library, this has been received.
Spoke about the disclaimer at the bottom of the "googlegroups" email. Mr. Bowles name should be removed.
Suggested notifying the Chairs of the Boards and Committees about getting ready for the town report.
Informed the Board that Swamp Road as a washout of about 800' to 1000'
Suggested sending out an invitation to bid for repairs to the McCoy Road Bridge area. A scope of work should include: Repair washout area; replacement of the metal culvert with another of the appropriate size; add additional culverts at the appropriate heights; open the sluiceway; repair sides of roads, banks, and ditches; backfill and compact; removal of debris and asphalt; temporary paving with final paving to be done in the spring of 2018. This will be typed up and forwarded to the Road Agent for his review.
Proposed a letter to Robert DiSalvo regarding closing Swamp Road with gates and locks then providing keys to the landowners . There was a suggestion to send a letter to the other landowners as well.
Motion to accept the resignation of Linda Paris from the Select Board, effective December 31, 2017, with regret (Newton/O'Brien). All in favor, motion carried.
Motion to adjourn (Newton/O'Brien). All in favor, motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 7:08 PM.
Minutes taken by Debra Harling. Approved on 11/21/17.
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Carl Newton Donald T. O'Brien Linda Paris