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Saturday, March 7, 2020

Selectmen 2020-02-18



Selectmen Minutes

February 18, 2020


Present:  Fred Woodhouse, Diane Callahan, Carl Newton


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


Motion to approve the 2/4/2020 minutes (Newton/Callahan).  All in favor, motion carried.


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


Discussion about the 2020 charges from Peterborough.  Mr. Newton will be meeting with one of the Peterborough Select Board members on Friday, 2/21,2020.  Ms. Callahan and Mr. Woodhouse will compose some questions for Mr. Newton to ask.


Discussion about warrant article #9 to make Mountain Road a "road to summer cottages".  Motion to keep article #9 on the warrant (Woodhouse/Callahan). All in favor, motion carried.  The warrant and the MS-636 were signed for posting. The letter to the property owners listed for Mountain Road was signed.


Reviewed a draft letter to the bank regarding officials needing access to the bank accounts.  Ms. Callahan informed the Board that the Select Board members would need to go to the bank and sign again.  The Board will wait until after the elections to send the letter.


Signed the 2020-2021 contract with the Jaffrey Library.


Approved and signed the Veteran's credit application for Bowers.


Approved and signed an intent to cut for Halliday, Map 3 Lot 48.


Discussion about the 2019 town report.  Ms. Harling will write a draft for the Select Board report and send it to the Board members for review.



Anne Booth:

  • Received a phone call from the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript  regarding the conservation easement and "beaver deceivers". Ms. Booth and Anne Fischer, as Conservation Commission Co-Chairs, sent a written statement to the Ledger-Transcript about the conservation easement.

  • Suggested the Board look at a noise ordinance.  Ms. Booth has a new neighbor who is shooting at "all hours".  The suggestion was made that Ms. Booth try to speak to this neighbor, and also to contact the Police to ensure that the neighbor is shooting in a safe manner.


Meeting adjourned at 6:47 PM.


Minutes taken by Debra Harling.  Approved on 03/03/2020.