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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Selectmen 2019-11-19



Selectmen Minutes

November 19, 2019


Present: Diane Callahan, Fred Woodhouse


Meeting called to order at 5:06 PM by Fred Woodhouse


Motion to enter non-public session at 5:06 pm under RSA 91-A:3, II(b) - hiring (Woodhouse/Callahan).  Roll call vote: Woodhouse - yes, Callahan - yes, motion carried.

Back in public session at 5:49 pm.

Motion to appoint Pamela Everson as the Welfare Officer (Woodhouse/Callahan).  All in favor, motion carried.


Motion to approve the 11/5/2019 minutes (Callahan/Woodhouse).  All in favor, motion carried.


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


Motion to approve the new contract with Avitar Associates (Woodhouse/Callahan).  All in favor, motion carried. The contract was signed.


Signed a contract with JDK Pavement for winter plowing.


Motion to accept the resignation of Linda Paris from the Board of Selectmen (Woodhouse/Callahan).  All in favor, motion carried.


Motion to accept the resignation of Carl Newton from the position of Road Agent (Woodhouse/Callahan).  All in favor, motion carried.


Motion to appoint Carl Newton as Selectman to March 2020 (Woodhouse/Callahan).  All in favor, motion carried. Oath of office taken by Carl Newton.


Motion to appoint Peter Paris as Road Agent (Woodhouse/Callahan).  All in favor, motion carried. Oath of office taken by Peter Paris.



Peter Paris appointed Carl Newton as Deputy Road Agent.  


Mr. Paris reviewed a letter from Eversource about cutting trees on town property.  Mr. Paris will look at the trees on 11/20/2019 and contact Eversource regarding this request.


The Board and Mr. Paris reviewed intents to cut received:  Williamson, M 3 L 15 - the Road Agent will look at the property and speak to the logger.  Morrison - this intent is incorrect and will need to be completed properly, including the correct lot number.  This cut will require a road bond.


Mitch Call:

  • The Friends of the Wapack donated $100.00 in appreciation of the Town allowing the use of the Meeting House for their annual meeting.


Reviewed the preliminary tax rate information.  Motion to use $40,000.00 of unassigned fund balance to reduce the tax rate (Woodhouse/Callahan).  All in favor, motion carried.


The Board was informed that the Krook current use penalty has not been paid.  Mr. Krook is claiming the penalty is on the incorrect lot. This issue will need to be reviewed.


Carl Newton:

  • Fuel Assistance from the State has been increased for those who qualify.

  • Mr. Newton attended a class and learned that the road budget should be .24% of the towns valuation.


Meeting adjourned at 6:50 PM.


Minutes taken by Debra Harling.  Approved on 12/03/2019.