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Saturday, June 2, 2018

Selectmen 2018-05-01

Selectmen Meeting Minutes

May 1, 2018

Present: Carl Newton, Linda Paris

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

Motion to approve the minutes of 4/17/18 (Newton/Paris).  All in favor, motion carried.

Steve Hardy of Green Mountain Forestry met with the Board regarding the intent to cut for M 3 L 42.  Mr. Hardy requested a reduction in the road bond the Board is asking for. Mr. Hardy has spoken to Tim Keenan, Road Agent, and Mr. Keenan suggested a reduced bond of $2,000.00.  Mr. Newton called Mr. Keenan who acknowledged he had suggested a lower bond amount. Mr. Hardy agreed to get the bond to the Town Attorney on May 2, 2018. Motion to approve the intent to cut for M 3 L 43 (Newton/Paris).  All in favor, motion carried, and the intent to cut was signed.

Anne Booth and Anne Fischer, Co-Chairs of the Conservation Commission (ConCom) informed the Board that the ConCom has an opportunity to help purchase the VanDyke property on Swamp Road.  The Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests (SPNHF) would purchase the property and the Sharon ConCom would cover $34,642.00 of the cost and hold a conservation easement. After discussion the consensus of the Board members present was for the ConCom to move forward after the required public hearing.  

The Board was informed that the Town of Peterborough is researching the purchase of the Cold Stone Springs property for the wells in order to provide water to Peterborough.  Mr. Newton questioned the amount of water that would be removed. Rodney Bartlett, Town Administrator for Peterborough would like to meet with the Board of Selectmen and ConCom regarding this matter.

Mr. Newton:

  • Purchased a solar light for the flagpole and submitted an invoice for reimbursement.

  • Presented a letter to San-Ken regarding the driveway off their property on Nashua Road.  Motion to approve the letter (Newton/Paris). All in favor, motion carried, and the letter signed.

  • Attended the Selectmen's Advisory Committee (SAC) meeting.  The
    SAC will be reviewing the cost of sports at Conval in light of the budget increases for the 2018-2019 year.

Motion to approve the intent to excavate for San-Ken, M3 L 38, (Newton/Paris).  All in favor, motion carried.

Motion to sign timber tax warrants for Fischer and Fogden (Newton/Paris).  All in favor, motion carried.

Reviewed and signed a letter to Bar Harbor Bank & Trust regarding the appointment of Diane Callahan to the Board of Selectmen.

Mitch Call:

  • Attended a seminar on "Strange Roads" which dealt with different types of roads.

  • Mr. Call, Bill Joyner, and P.J. Joyner attended the Planning and Zoning Conference.

  • Has discovered a glitch in the ADU ordinance regarding septic systems.

  • The Planning Board will discuss holding a public hearing on driveways at its meeting on May 8, 2018.

Fred Woodhouse asked if he would need a building permit to replace a deck.  Mr. Woodhouse was informed that if it is the same footprint no permit is needed, however, the town would like to be informed of changes.

Motion to adjourn (Newton/Paris).  All in favor, motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 6:58 PM.

Minutes taken by Debra Harling.  Approved on 5/29/2018.


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Carl Newton                      Linda Paris Diane Callahan