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Selectmen 2020-12-01

Selectmen Minutes

December 1, 2020


Present:  Fred Woodhouse, Diane Callahan, Gary Backstrom


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


Motion to approve the minutes of 11/17/2020, (Woodhouse/Backstrom).  All in favor, motion carried.


Motion to to approve the minutes of 11/27/2020 (Woodhouse/Backstrom).  All in favor, motion carried.


Reviewed and signed the 2020 2nd property tax warrant.


Reviewed and signed intent to cuts for the following: Caleb Aho, M 7 Lots 26 & 26a; Goodwin, M 1 L 4.


Bill Joyner, Moderator:

  • Asked the Board to consider a change of venue for the March 2021 town meeting.  There was discussion about possible venues, such as the Peterborough Community Center, one of the District schools, etc.  Mr. Joyner has contacted the School Superintendent but has not received a response yet.  Mr. Joyner will contact the Town of Peterborough regarding the Community Center.

  • Mr. Joyner will look into other possibilities and the State laws.


Ken Callahan:

  • Spoke to the Board about budgeting to have shut-offs for all the water lines.  Mr. Callahan explained that the day the Audit Committee met there was an issue with the urinal in the men's room and he had to shut the water off to the building.  There is a manifold in the basement with a total of 17 water lines and only 3 shutoffs.


Discussion about the information from CivicPlus for the creation of a new website.  Mr. Backstrom said that he had looked at various websites using CivicPlus.  The Board agreed to have a warrant article on the 2021 warrant to fund a new website.






Diane Callahan:

  • Spoke about money that was donated in memory of Will Fenno.  There was $295.00 donated in total.  Ms. Callahan was thinking that a bench could be purchased and a brass plaque could be attached in memory of Will Fenno.  Motion to purchase a bench and brass plaque in memory of Will Fenno, and to use the money donated in Mr. Fenno's memory, up to $295.00 (Woodhouse/Backstrom).  All in favor, motion carried.

  • Ms. Callahan requested a 2019-2020 budget comparison.  There was discussion of notifying Departments and Boards about getting their year-end information in and proposed budgets for 2021.  Ken Callahan suggested an illustrated cover for the 2020 Town Report.


Meeting adjourned at 6:20 PM.


Minutes taken by Debra Harling.  Approved on 12/15/2020.