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Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Selectmen 2019-11-05



Selectmen Minutes

November 5, 2019


Present: Diane Callahan, Fred Woodhouse


Meeting called to order at 5:31 PM by Diane Callahan


Motion to approve the 9/17/2019 minutes (Callahan/Woodhouse).  All in favor, motion carried.


Signed the 2019 MS-535 Financial Statement


Discussed the new 5 year Avitar Contract for assessing services, this will be voted on at the 11/19/2019 meeting.  Reviewed and signed the 2019 ratio study done by Avitar


Reviewed 2018 applications for payment from trust funds, it appears that these did not get to the Trustees of the Trust Funds.  Motion to send the 2018 applications for payment to the Trustees of the Trust Funds (Callahan/Woodhouse). All in favor, motion carried.


Anne Booth asked about informing residents of what they need to do for building, timber cuts, and other obligations.  It was explained that the Board has put together a letter that was handed out at Town Meeting in March 2019. Information is being put together to attach to applications, and intents to cut.


Mitch Call:

  • Spoke about information to the officer of State Planning, Mr. Call will forward the information.


Carl Newton:

  • Reviewed the winter contract and insurance binder.

  • Contract with Eric Matson for winter plowing was signed.

  • Contract with Carl Newton was signed.

  • Mr. Groesbeck needed a permit for heavy loads.  There are two temporary containers on his property.  Mr. Groesbeck will be obtaining a building permit in the near future for building.

Ken Callahan:

  • Beaver deceiver information should be available at the next meeting.

  • The Bass Park Trustees are having a meeting on Friday, 11/8/19 and will have information from Mark Fernald regarding the deed to Bass Park.


Discussion about a replacement for Linda Paris on the Select Board.  Don Burgess and Rick Dufrense will be approached.


A Deputy Town Clerk needs to be appointed, Jane Murray needs to take some time off.  Wendy Drouin, the current Motor Vehicle Clerk, will be able to come in for a short while.  Ms. Drouin is not a resident of Sharon and cannot officiate at elections.


The two applicants for the Welfare Officer position will be asked to meet with the Board on 11/19/19.  One will be scheduled for 5 pm and the other for 5:15 pm. The regular meeting will start at 5:30 pm.



Meeting adjourned at 7:12 PM.


Minutes taken by Debra Harling.  Approved on 11-19-2019.