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Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Selectmen 2020-11-17

Selectmen Minutes

November 17, 2020

Present:  Fred Woodhouse, Diane Callahan, Gary Backstrom

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

Motion to approve the minutes of 10/20/2020 and 11/03/2020 (Woodhouse/Callahan).  All in favor, motion carried.

Motion to approve the 11/17/2020 payroll and manifest (Woodhouse/Backstrom).  All in favor, motion carried.

Daniel (Sandy) Eneguess was sworn in as the Road Agent, and the Road Agent contract was signed.

Motion to appoint Carl Newton as Deputy Road Agent for one year (Woodhouse/Backstrom).  All in favor, motion carried.  Mr. Newton was sworn in as the Deputy Road Agent.

Sandy Eneguess:

  • The first snow storm went well, Mr. Eneguess has been driving around town learning the roads.

Carl Newton:

  • Temple Road and McCoy Road have been cleaned up.

  • A bill is to be sent to Andrew Raffaele of Temple Road for fixing the stone wall.

Reviewed a letter from Ron Como regarding cemetery lots.  The Town Administrator will send Mr. Como a letter with information about the price of cemetery lots and inform him that upon receipt of payment a lot will be assigned.

Reviewed a letter from the Town of Peterborough regarding the update of the Peterborough Hazard Mitigation Plan.

Reviewed a letter from Mr. Williamson of Temple Road regarding an incident involving an unpermitted brush fire.  Mr. Williamson is asking the Town of Sharon to pay him $1,000 for damage he claims was done when the fire was extinguished by the Peterborough Fire Department.  Ken Callahan, Fire Warden, explained what happened to the Board.  Mr. Williamson obtained a burn permit from the Peterborough Fire Department, which was not valid.  The fire was near the stone wall.  Mr. Callahan contacted the Forest Ranger for Cheshire County.  The Deputy Fire Wardens, Pete Paris and Fran Guptill, will be instructed not to issue any burn permits to Mr. Williamson.  Motion to pay damages to Michael Williamson in the amount of $1,000.00 (Woodhouse/Backstrom).  Discussion:  there is no proof of any damages to Mr. Williamson, no burn permit was issued by the Town of Sharon Fire Warden, the Town has the right to have illegal fires extinguished, Mr. Williamson had no way to extinguish the fire himself, there was not enough snow to contain the fire.  Mr. Woodhouse and Mr. Backstrom voted no, Ms. Callahan recused herself, motion did not carry.

Discussion of Mr. Groesbeck, need to determine that all Attorney information is available to proceed.

Meeting adjourned at 6:42 PM.

Minutes taken by Debra Harling.  Approved on 12/01/2020.