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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Selectmen 2018-09-04

Selectmen Meeting Minutes

September 4, 2018

Present: Carl Newton, Linda Paris, Diane Callahan

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

Motion to approve the minutes of 8/21/18 (Paris/Callahan).  All in favor, motion carried.

Intent to cut for Dustin Krook - Spring Hill Road.  The Road Agent will need to review this, the Town may need a road bond.  It was suggested that the ConCom look at this property. Mr. Newton spoke to the logger, Mr. Thayer, by telephone.  Mr. Thayer informed Mr. Newton there would be approximately 7 to 8 truckloads. Mr. Thayer will contact the Road Agent.  Ken Callahan, as ConCom member, suggested contacting a Forester for advice.

Reviewed a letter from the Jaffrey Town Manager regarding the perambulation of the town line between Jaffrey and Sharon.  The Town Administrator will send a letter asking what the intent of the perambulation is.

The Town Administrator informed the Board that she had contacted Tim Greene of Roberts & Greene about having one of their Auditors meet with the Audit Committee.  Discussion about a 3rd member for the Committee and having alternates. The T.A. will contact Rick Lusky about joining the Audit Committee. Jack Evans will be asked if he is willing to coordinate the audit.

Alicia and Reade Salo met with the Board regarding their driveway permit application for M 3 L 40.  The Salo's have 5 acres in Sharon and more acreage in New Ipswich. The New Ipswich portion is landlocked so they would access that portion through the driveway located in Sharon.  Ms. Callahan suggested that the Town Attorney be contacted regarding this request. The T.A. will contact the Attorney. No further action was taken on this application as it is incomplete at this time, the Road Agent has not signed the application, and there is no sketch of the location.

Phil Thayer, logger for Mr. Krook, came into the meeting.  Discussion with Mr. Thayer regarding best management practices in logging.  Discussion about removing the timber from the corner portion of Spring Hill Road and Mill Road.  Mr. Thayer requested the phone number for the Road Agent. Mr. Thayer also offered the contact one of the State Foresters to have the property looked at and report back to the ConCom.

Anne Booth, ComCom, updated the Board on the Burg conservation easement purchase.  Motion to approve the ConCom's share of the purchase of the proposed Burg conservation purchase in the amount of $34,642.00, with the provision that all paperwork is completed and received by the ConCom, and the conservation easement is properly recorded (Newton/Callahan).  All in favor, motion carried.

Mitch Call:

  • The FCC Challenged MF2 regarding broadband coverage for cell phones.  The rural areas of New Hampshire need to prove to the FCC that there are numerous places with poor cell phone coverage.  Mr. Call has contacted the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission that Sharon is interested in participating in this. The town will be supplied with equipment to drive around the area and monitor coverage.

Ms. Callahan:

  • Suggested having a signup sheet at the primary elections for the "spruce up" day.  It was determined that 9/22/18 from 9 am to noon would be "spruce up" day. This day will include washing windows at the Meeting House and Brick School and cleaning the siding at the Meeting House.

Motion to adjourn (Newton/Callahn).  All in favor, motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 7:20 PM.

Minutes taken by Debra Harling.  Approved on 09/18/18.


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Carl Newton                      Linda Paris Diane Callahan