Selectmen Meeting Minutes
January 2, 2018
Present: Carl Newton, Donald T. O'Brien, Linda Paris
Meeting called to order at 5:30 PM by Mr. Newton.
Review of Town Officer list, open positions will need to be posted.
Motion to approve minutes of 12/19/17 (Paris/O'Brien). All in favor, motion carried.
Motion to approve year-end manifest (Newton/Paris). All in favor, motion carried. Year-end payroll and other year end invoices will be accrued.
Rick Lusky, Nashua Road, informed the Board about a rash of road incidents. Mr. Lusky's mailbox has been hit 2 times and 2 cars have gone off the road in the last month. Mr. Newton had been made aware of these by Police Chief Guinard, most of the cause was excessive speed.
Bill Joiner will be the new Planning Board Alternate.
Ms. Harling presented a request from the Town Clerk to increase the petty cash to $100.00. Motion to increase the Town Clerk petty cash to $100.00 from $50.00 (Newton/O'Brien). All in favor, motion carried.
The Tax Collector requested a vote on the maximum amount of interest forgiveness on property taxes, the State of NH allows up to $25.00. Motion to forgive interest of $15.00 or less on property taxes (Newton/O'Brien). All in favor, motion carried.
Review and discussion about a letter received from Attorney Silas Little regarding the Krook driveway permit denial. Mr. Newton will contact Attorney Makechnie. Mr. Bowles will be contacting Attorney Kinyon regarding the ZBA hearing for Mr. Krook.
2018 Budget review:
Reviewed compensation schedule for 2018.
Discussion about the Town Clerk salary for 2018, possibly $5,500.00, this would cover a salary of $3,000.00 and budgeted fees of $2,500.00. The 2017 Town Meeting voted to pay the Town Clerk a straight salary and this would ensure that there is no loss of income.
Reviewed budgeted amounts for other accounts.
Mr. Newton suggested adding $10,000.00 to the audit fund.
Motion to adjourn (Paris/O'Brien). All in favor, motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 7:04 PM.
Minutes taken by Debra Harling. Approved on ________.
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Carl Newton Donald T. O'Brien Linda Paris