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Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Selectmen 2020-05-19


Selectmen Minutes

May 19, 2020

Present:  Fred Woodhouse, Diane Callahan, Gary Backstrom

Call to order by Fred Woodhouse at 5:30 pm.

Motion to approve the 5/5/2020 minutes (Backstrom/Callahan).  All in favor, motion carried.

Motion to approve payroll and manifest (as amended by $8.00) (Woodhouse/Backstrom).  All in favor, motion carried.

Ms. Callahan spoke about a complaint received from Lori Groleau of Jarmany Hill Road, regarding burnouts being done on Jarmany Hill Road.  Mr. Woodhouse read the police report.  The Peterborough Police will do extra patrols in this area.  It will be suggested to Ms. Groleau that all disturbances be documented and the Police called.  Ms. Groleau should not confront these neighbors.  Ms. Callahan will speak to Chief Guinard to understand what can be done by the town.

Signed intents to cut for Kania, M 5 L 16; Morison, M 1 L 14; New England Forestry Foundation, M 1 L 13A; and Harris Construction, M 6 L 2.

Signed timber tax warrants for Kania, M 5 L 16; and Halliday, M 3 L 48.

Signed letter to Eversouce requesting a list of all assets located in Sharon be supplied to Avitar Associates.

Signed septage agreement renewal with the City of Keene, NH.

Discussion about the blanket abatement of interest allowed by Emergency Order #25 pursuant to Executive Order 2020-04.  This will be tabled to a later date to determine the actual collection rate of property taxes.

The State is requesting the appointment of a Health Officer.  Discussion about the Select Board being the "Health Officer".  This will be discussed further at the next meeting.

Planning Board Ex-Officio, motion to nominate Gary Backstrom as the Select Board Ex-Officio member to the Planning Board ( Woodhouse/Backstrom).  Woodhouse and Backstrom - yes; Callahan - no.

Ms. Callahan will be the Conval Selectmen's Advisory Committee representative.

Motion to appoint Mitch Call to the Planning Board for a 2 year term ending March 31, 2022 (Woodhouse/Backstrom).  All in favor, motion carried.

Motion to appoint Mark Carpenter to the Planning Board for a 3 year term ending March 31, 2023 (Woodhouse/Backstrom).  All in favor, motion carried.

Motion to appoint Bill Joyner to the Planning Board for a 3 year term ending March 31, 2023 (Woodhouse/Backstrom).  All in favor, motion carried.

Carl Newton:

  • Shattuck Paving called him about paving driveways, Mr. Newton asked that they call him before starting.

  • Cross Road and Mountain Road have been graded.

  • Swamp Road and South Road will be graded next.

  • Spoke to Dean Card, will be getting a quote for Mill Road Bridge for "surface betterment".

  • Nashua Road is the road that will be paved this year, if the Board determines it wants to go ahead with paving.  Sandy Eneguess will be trimming the trees on this road.

  • Asked about a sign for the Well School in a residents yard.  Ms. Callahan will speak to the resident.

  • Mr. Groesbeck will need to obtain a permit to build a barn and remove the temporary structures.

Mitch Call:

  • San-Ken has not paid for the plan review on the gravel pit.  The site needs to be inspected again.  Should consider issuing a cease and desist.

  • Asked what is happening with the Sharon Arts Center building.  It has been determined that this property is taxable and a tax bill has been sent.

  • Property on Temple Road- septic needs to be researched.

Meeting adjourned at 6:50 PM.

Minutes taken by Debra Harling.  Approved on 06/16/2020