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Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Selectmen 2020-06-16


Selectmen Minutes

June 16, 2020

Present:  Fred Woodhouse, Diane Callahan, Gary Backstrom

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

Motion to approve the 5/19/2020 minutes (Backstrom/Callahan).  All in favor, motion carried.

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

The Board determined that the Meeting House will open for regular meetings effective immediately.  The Town Clerk will tentatively start regular office hours on September 8, 2020.  The Town Administrator will send an email out on the googlegroups with this information.

The Board reviewed an intent to cut for Williamson, M 3 L 15, and requested that the Town Administrator as Pete Paris to look at this, as Carl Newton, the Road Agent is not available.

The Board reviewed a paving contract in the amount of $57,528.00 with Brox Industries for paving Nashua Road.  Motion to approve the contract with Brox Industries for $57,528.00 to pave Nashua Road in 2020 (Woodhouse/Callahan).  All in favor, motion carried.

The Town Administrator read a letter of resignation from Road Agent Carl Newton effective October 15, 2020.  Mr. Newton stated that he will help in finding his replacement.

Discussion about the Fieldstone Land Consultants 2019 invoice that should have been paid by San-Ken.  The Town Administrator had sent San-Ken a certified letter requesting that they pay this invoice by June 15, 2020.  The return receipt card has not been received by the town as of June 16, 2020, however, researching the tracking number on the USPS website indicates that the letter was received by San-Ken on June 4, 2020.  If payment has not been received by Friday, June 19, 2020 the Town Administrator is instructed to contact Attorney Gary Kinyon for information on how to proceed.

Diane Callahan:

  • Spoke to Police Chief Guinard regarding the Jarmany Hill Road incidents.  The Police are patrolling more often and have given out citations.  Chief Guinard emphasized that there should be no confrontation, people should call the police.

  • Attended the Selectmen's Advisory Committee (SAC) meeting via ZOOM, there will be another meeting the week of June 22.  The Conval District is trying to work out how to get the students back to school.

  • Hancock has been in negotiations with Consolidated regarding high speed internet.  Hancock's population is about 1600 people.  The Board discussed contacting Consolidated to inquire where high speed internet service is within the Town of Sharon, how many people have high speed internet and the bandwidth.

  • Was asked about a sign on Spring Hill Road, and whether it was a "political" sign.  Mr. Backstrom had seen the sign and stated that in his opinion it was a political sign.

Mitch Call:

  • Asked that Ken Callahan be appointed to the Planning Board as an alternate for three years.  Motion to appoint Ken Callahan as a Planning Board Alternate for 3 years to March 31, 2023 (Backstrom/Woodhouse).  All in favor, motion carried.

  • The Planning Board has reviewed the driveway permitting requirements.  Changes will be made so that residents living on state roads will need to meet the same driveway requirements as residents on town roads, inside the state curb cut approval.  The Planning Board will need to hold a public hearing on this as it is a town regulation.

  • Would like to reserve the meeting house on the 3rd Saturday of October 2020 for the Friends of the Wapack annual meeting.

Meeting adjourned at 6:35 PM.

Minutes taken by Debra Harling.  Approved on 07/21/2020