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Saturday, March 7, 2020

Selectmen 2020-02-04

Budget Hearing

February 4, 2020

Present:  Fred Woodhouse, Diane Callahan, Carl Newton

Budget Hearing called to order at 5:30 PM by Fred Woodhouse

Three members of the Public present.

The Board reviewed the draft budget and warrant articles.  Ms. Harling, Town Administrator, suggested leaving the "Executive" line at $29,000.  Ms. Harling explained that this line includes the BOS stipends, the T.A. salary, the Moderator and Deputy Moderator stipends.  It also includes NHMA dues, postage, public notices, office supplies.

Discussion about Police patrols.  Ken Callahan asked if the Police details will be in the Town Report.  Mr. Callahan feels that this gives the residents a good idea of how often the Peterborough Police are in Sharon.

Mr. Woodhouse asked if there were any other questions or comments, having none, motion to approve the budget and warrant articles as presented (Woodhouse/Callahan).  All in favor, motion carried.

Motion to close the 2020 budget hearing (Woodhouse/Newton).  Hearing closed at 5:50 PM

Selectmen Minutes

February 4, 2020

Present: Diane Callahan, Fred Woodhouse, Carl Newton

Meeting called to order at 5:50 PM by Fred Woodhouse

Motion to approve the 1/21/2020 minutes (Woodhouse/Callahan).  All in favor, motion carried.

Motion to approve the 1/28/2020 minutes (Woodhouse/Newton).  All in favor, motion carried.

Motion to approve Veteran's Credit applications for Belinda Backstrom and Gary Backstom (Woodhouse/Callahan).  All in favor, motion carried.

Ms. Harling requested that one of the Board members go to the bank with her to discuss the Forest account.  Ms. Callahan will do this, they will need to set a date and time convenient for both.

Mr. Newton:

  • Needs the information on Mr. Groesbeck to file with the small claims court.

Mitch Call:

  • The Planning Board has not set a date for a public hearing on the Master Plan.

  • The Monadnock Broadband group discussed three proposed Senate bills regarding broadband.

Mr. Woodhouse:

  • The Jaffrey Library has offered to renew the 2020 contract on the same terms at the 2019 contract.  The Board agreed to accept this upon passage of the 2020 budget.

Ken Callahan:

  • Submitted information from the ConCom on the "Beaver Deceivers".

Meeting adjourned at 6:27 PM.

Minutes taken by Debra Harling.  Approved on 02/18/2020.