Selectmen Meeting Minutes
January 16, 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 1/2/18 (Paris/O'Brien). All in favor, motion carried.
Motion to approve payroll and manifest, (Newton/Paris). All in favor, motion carried.
Looking for refund of overpayment. Ms. Paris explained that the request had just been received and the refund would be processed with the February manifest.
The 2017 Planning Board report has been submitted for the annual report.
Requested a budget of $1,000 for the Planning Board for 2018.
Requested $300 to hire a secretary for the Planning Board in 2018. Ms. Paris and Mr. O'Brien both commented that a member of the PB should act as secretary. Mr. Newton suggested that the PB discuss and research the need for a secretary and return to the Board with a plan as the Board has authority over hiring.
The Audit Committee report has been submitted for 2017.
The Audit Committee would like to have a professional work with the Audit Committee.
Requested a budget of $400 for the Archive Committee.
Informed the BOS that the Archive Committee will look into purchasing a computer in 2018 and plan on using funds from the Trust Fund.
Requested that the Town Administrator determine whether all donations have been deposited into the Trust Fund.
Informed the BOS that Mr. Krook has filed an appeal from an administrative decision with the ZBA regarding the denial of a driveway permit. Mr. Bowles clarified that any appeal from administrative decisions are directed to the ZBA, if the applicant is not satisfied with the decision of the ZBA they may appeal to the Superior Court.
Mr. Bowles informed the Board that they will need someone to present the town's case before the ZBA. The Board determined that Attorney Kinyon will be contacted about presenting the town's position. Mitch Call informed the Board at this time that the PB had approved the Krook subdivision with conditions, one of which was correction of lot numbers. The PB received the corrected plat and signed it on 1/9/18.
Mr. Krook has appealed the denial of the driveway permit, but there has been no appeal of the ZBA denial for a variance as of this date.
Mr. Newton signed the 2017 4th quarter 941, 2017 W3 transmittal form, and the 2017 1096 form as Chair.
Discussion of budget items:
Ken Callahan requested consideration of $200 added to the Health Agencies budget line for the Peterborough Food Pantry.
Mr. Newton suggested adding $5,000 to the Audit Fund. After discussion it was agreed to add $7,500 to the Audit Fund.
Discussion about a warrant article to close Swamp Road.
Discussion about a warrant article to add money to the Bridge Fund.
Mr. Keenan was asked to bring a recommendation for the Highway Fund.
Mr. Newton asked the Town Administrator to check on a possible sale of the Stevens lot.
The Board agreed to hold a meeting on 1/30/18 to work on the budget and hold the budget hearing on 2/6/18 at 5:30 pm, before the regular Board meeting.
Motion to adjourn (Paris/O'Brien). All in favor, motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 7:13 PM.
Minutes taken by Debra Harling. Approved on 1/30/18.
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Carl Newton Donald T. O'Brien Linda Paris