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Saturday, January 11, 2020

Selectmen 2019-12-17

Selectmen Minutes

December 17, 2019

Present: Diane Callahan, Fred Woodhouse, Carl Newton

Meeting called to order at 5:30 PM by Fred Woodhouse

The Board and Conservation Commission Chairs Ann Booth and Anne Fischer signed the conservation easement paperwork on the Van Dyke property, Map 7 Lot 25.  Society for the Protection of NH Forests (SPNHF) owns the property, the Town of Sharon will hold the easement and the Sharon ConCom will monitor the property.  The ConCom will pay a portion of the easement costs from the Conservation Fund.

Motion to approve the 12/3/2019 minutes (Woodhouse/Callahan).  All in favor, motion carried.

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

Motion to accept the 2020 contract with Total Notice for deed researching (Woodhouse/Newton).  All in favor, motion carried. Mr. Woodhouse signed the contract.

Reviewed intents to cut:  

Reviewed an email from Dan Reed regarding the requested bond for Mountain Road.  Road Agent Pete Paris said the road needs to be protected. Dan Reed stated that timber will be taken out just above the cabins, a new landing will be put in and timber will be skidded out to that landing.  There is no buyer yet. The project could take 6 to 8 weeks and Mr. Reed stated that it would not happen during mud season. Mr. Paris is willing to drop the road bond down to $7,500.00 if the timber harvest occurs during the summer when the road is hard.  The Board reviewed the intent to cut for Kania, M 5 L 16, Mr. Reed would like to use Spring Hill Road to bring the timber out.

Intents to cut approved: Harris Construction, M 6 L 2; Kania, M 5 L 16; Morison M 1 L 14; New England Forestry Foundation, M1 L 13-A; Williamson, M 3 L 15.

Mitch Call:

  • The Planning Board has completed the master plan and will have a public hearing in January 2020.

Ken Callahan:

  • Asked for approval to purchase the materials for the chairs donated by the Sharon Arts Center.  Motion to approve $200.00 for the chairs (Woodhouse/Callahan). All in favor, motion carried.

Mr. Woodhouse:

  • Selectmen's Advisory Committee meeting:  The school budget hearing is scheduled for 1/7/2020 with a snow date of 1/9/2020.  A Peterborough Selectwoman wants the "District" to work on affordable housing. The School Board is looking at closing an elementary school.

Mr. Newton:

  • Has spoken to Dave Buxton who will be dealing with the Swamp Road cutting in the spring.

  • We will need to start working on the budget at the 1st January meeting.

  • Will be willing to go to small claims court, if the Board decides to, to try to get reimbursement for costs from Mr. Groesbeck.

Ms. Callahan:

  • Asked the status of the Krook LUCT, notice of delinquency has been sent.  

Meeting adjourned at 6:34 PM.

Minutes taken by Debra Harling.  Approved on 01/07/2020.