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Thursday, May 9, 2019

Selectmen 2019-04-16



Selectmen Minutes

April 16, 2019


Present: Carl Newton, Diane Callahan, Fred Woodhouse


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


Motion to approve the 4/2/19 minutes (Newton/Callahan).  All in favor, motion carried


Motion to approve the payroll and manifest (Newton/Woodhouse).  All in favor, motion carried.


Reviewed current use application from Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests (SPNHF) for Map 7 Lot 25.  Mark Stetson of Avitar has reviewed this and recommended approval. Motion to approve the current use application from SPNHF for Map 7 Lot 25 (Newton/Woodhouse).  All in favor, motion carried.


Mr. Newton signed the 941 payroll tax form for the 1st quarter of 2019.


The BTLA form A-9 was received from the New Hampshire Institute of Art (NHIA) for the Sharon Arts Center (SAC).  After some discussion motion to approve tax exempt status for the SAC for the tax year 2019 (Newton/Callahan). All in favor, motion carried.


Tim Keenan:

  • Needs to find a new vendor to obtain street signs from.

  • Expressed concern about vandalism and theft of street signs.  Several have been stolen or vandalized. Mr. Keenan will order replacement signs once he has found a new vendor.

  • JDK has started grinding on Nashua Road.  Work should be completed by April 20, 2019.

  • Road work on Cross Road will begin April 17, 2019.  Ditching and grading is planned for this road.


Ken Callahan:

  • The crypt at the McCoy Road Cemetery needs to be looked at.



Mitch Call:

  • The School House lot and the Meeting House lot are two separate lots, however, they are shown as one lot on the tax map.  Suggestion to consolidate these lots. This will need a letter from the Select Board to the Planning Board. The Town Administrator will compose a letter to the Planning Board requesting consolidation of these two lots.


Diane Callahan:

  • Continue working on the welfare guidelines, look at a few other town's guidelines.

  • Asked if the State had been updated on Town Officers - the Town Administrator will check with the Town Clerk.


Mr. Newton:

  • Gary Kinyon will be representing the ZBA on the latest Groesbeck appeal.  Mr. Newton will ask Mr. Kinyon if the Select Board should have an attorney present for this hearing, and if the answer is in the affirmative will ask Mr. Kinyon to recommend an attorney.

  • Plowing Ordinance - review of the recommended wording for this ordinance.  Need to hold a public hearing the Board set a date of May 7, 2019 at 5:30 pm.

  • Home Business and Home Occupation forms need to be updated.  One of the file cabinets will be set-up to hold forms needed for so they are readily accessible to supply to residents.

  • Asked that the Town Administrator contact Rick Evans of the Department of Revenue to discuss the stone walls removed by loggers.


Motion to adjourn (Newton/Callahan).  All in favor, motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 6:43 PM.


Minutes taken by Debra Harling.  Approved on 05/07/2019.