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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Selectmen 2018-10-30

Selectmen Meeting Minutes

October 30, 2018

Present: Carl Newton, Linda Paris

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

Review of the 2018 preliminary tax rate of $23.26.  Discussion about how much fund balance to use and what the overlay for uncollectible taxes should be.  Motion to use $100,000.00 of fund balance and set the overlay at $2,500.00 (Newton/Paris). All in favor, motion carried.

Reviewed the preliminary sales ratio study compiled by Mark Stetson of Avitar.  Motion to accept the numbers from Avitar and approve forwarding to the State DRA (Newton/Paris).  All in favor motion carried and the DRA form was signed. This will be forwarded to Mark Stetson.

Signed the abatement for Bruce Clark on timber tax previously approved.

Motion to approve the assessing update agreement with Avitar Associates for the 2019 values (Newton/Paris).  All in favor, motion carried.

Ms. Paris:

  • Spoke about the Peterborough Library.  Mr. Newton has worked out estimated numbers for the bond on the Library.  The portion billed to Sharon on the bond would be approximately $15,000.00.  Mr. Newton estimates that Sharon would be paying close to $50,000.00/year for costs to the Peterborough Library.  This will need to be discussed during the budgeting process.

  • Asked if the form letters that Rick Evans of the NH-DRA had mentioned had been received.  These have been received and will be sent out to six landowners and to the loggers.

  • Reviewed the notice to residents regarding obtaining information.  Ms. Harling will make corrections and have 200 copies made for election day to hand out to residents.

  • Winter plowing was discussed.  Eric Matson still owes back property taxes to the town.  The Board doesn't think they should be contracting with someone who owes back taxes.  The Board discussed the stipend system. Mr. Newton will speak to Tim Keenan, Road Agent about plowing contractors.

Discussion about Goodeve and Co. no longer doing the bookkeeping.  Ms. Harling will cover the November and December bookkeeping. Motion to purchase computer hardware and software in order to do the bookkeeping in house (Newton/Paris).  All in favor, motion carried.

Motion to adjourn (Newton/Paris).  All in favor, motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 6:42 PM.

Minutes taken by Debra Harling.  Approved on _________________.


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Carl Newton                      Linda Paris Diane Callahan