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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Selectmen 2018-04-03

Selectmen Meeting Minutes

April 3, 2018

Present: Carl Newton, Linda Paris

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

Motion to approve the minutes of 3/20/18 (Newton/Paris).  All in favor, motion carried.

Motion to approve and sign the contract with Interware Development Corp for the "Clerkworks" program (Newton/Paris).  All in favor, motion carried, Mr. Newton signed the contract as Chair.

Discussion about allowing the Tax Collector to accept prepayments for property taxes.  Acceptance of prepayments would allow property owners to pay before taxes are due. Motion to allow the Tax Collector to accept prepayments of property taxes up to 1 year (Newton/Paris).  All in favor, motion carried.

Patrick Galbraith submitted a letter of resignation from the Select Board for reasons that would keep him from fulfilling the responsibilities of the position.  Motion to accept the resignation of Patrick Galbraith from the Select Board due the the inability to fulfill the responsibilities of the position (Newton/Paris).  All in favor, motion carried.

Motion to appoint Diane Callahan fill the Select Board position vacated by Patrick Galbraith until the next election on March 12, 2019 (Paris/Newton).  All in favor, motion carried. Ms. Callahan took the oath of office.

Fred Woodhouse discussed the position of Emergency Management Director with the Board.  Mr. Woodhouse will meet with the current EMD, Bob Greenwood, to learn more about the position.

Mitch Call:

  • Heidi Doran has resigned from the Planning Board.

  • Mr. Call attended a presentation about stone walls.  The PB will be working on a zoning amendment to add a section to the zoning ordinance regarding the maintenance of stone walls.  

  • Discussion about the Ex-Officio to the PB.  Diane Callahan will be the PB Ex-Officio.

  • The ConCom has received a letter from SPNHF informing them of an interest to purchase the Van Dyke property.  The ConCom will support this purchase and is waiting to review the appraisal.

Mr. Newton will remain the Selectmen's representative to the Conval Selectmen's Advisory Committee.

Ms. Paris:

  • Has not been able to reach anyone at the NH-DOT regarding state bridge aid.

  • Found information regarding the tonnage (amount of tar) used on various roads.

  • Spoke to the Town Clerk regarding the camera that is supposed to be available at elections.  The Town Clerk was not aware of this requirement and will find out about it.

  • Would it be possible to close Swamp Road temporarily?  Swamp Road gets very muddy and use creates more expense for the town.

Jack Brown is interested in the code enforcement or building site inspector positions.  Contact information is 562-6520 (cell).

Mr. Newton:

  • Submitted a list of projects for 2018.

  • Suggested the Board meet with Marcia Patton regarding the Peterborough Library.  Mr. Woodhouse asked about the town setting up its own library with discussion about certification of a library.

  • Has spoken to Kim Saunders, Superintendent of Conval Schools, regarding the student listed on the school census who lives in New Ipswich.  This is being investigated.

  • Asked Mr. Call if there is any new information regarding San-Kan.  No new information, San-Ken will need to file a new intent to excavate and needs to renew the bond for the gravel pit.

  • Spoke to Anne Fischer, she will be submitting her report of cut.

Discussion about lighting the flag poles.  Mr. Newton suggested hanging a flag at the Meeting House, but not at the Old School House.  Ms. Paris will check into obtaining a solar light to light the flagpole at the Meeting House.

Motion to adjourn (Newton/Paris).  All in favor, motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 6:50 PM.

Minutes taken by Debra Harling.  Approved on April 17, 2018.


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Carl Newton                      Linda Paris Diane Callahan