Meeting location: Town offices
Date: September 28, 2017
Members present: Jay Jacobs, Andrew Maneval and Jonathan Miner
Meeting opened: 7:00 pm. Meeting adjourned: 9:30 pm.
Members of the public and town officials: Phyllis Tarr, Mike Durfor, Randy Tarr, Jr, Randy Tarr, Sr, Ned Hulbert, Mary Day Mordecai, Erin Hammerstedt, Barbara Watkins, John Cucchi, and Anne Cucchi
Documents signed and reviewed:
SB signed weekly disbursements in the amount of $138,732.85.
SB signed Selectmen Meeting Minutes for September 21 2017.
Regarding the Monadnock Disposal Service Agreement, the SB heard a presentation from Mike Durfor of the NRRA and took into account his description of the current state of the recycling marketplace. SB recognized that the turmoil in the market, and reducing prices for recyclables, further supports the Select Board’s view of the pending contract with MDS. Based on that analysis and other analyses and information the SB has considered, SB has decided to enter into a contract with Monadnock Disposal Services dated September 28, 2017 and has signed the contract.
SB acknowledged receipt of correspondence from Jean McKenna.
SB acknowledged receipt of the Shoreland Permit Notification for Breed Road/Childs Bog. SB requests that a copy of the Shoreland Permit Notification be sent to the HCC.
SB deferred review of Monadnock Security’s proposal for E-light inspection until next week.
SB signed 2017 MS-232.
SB signed the Authorization to Transfer $9,175.00 from the Cemetery Maintenance Trust Account to the town’s General Fund and the Authorization to Transfer $125.91 from the Cemetery Maintenance Trust Account to the town’s General Fund.
Departments, Boards and Committees:
Assessor – SB signed Notice of Intent to Excavate for property on Route 137 (Map 10-Lot 6).
Conservation Commission – SB noted email from Winston Sims on the permitting policy.
Library Trustees – SB acknowledged receipt of Meeting Minutes for September 20, 2017.
Planning Board – SB noted the ordinance subcommittee agenda for September 27, 2017.
Recycling Center – See above related to meeting with NRRA and Monadnock Disposal Service agreement. SB noted both the probationary period of the agreement and the SB’s ongoing objectives of cost containment. Separately, SB approved the purchase of decals for 2018.
School Board – SB acknowledged receipt of the agenda for September 25, 2017.
Tax Collector – SB requests that Angela Hendrickson convey to the Tax Collector its decision to allow a one-time amendment to the agreement with the taxpayer with whom they met this past week. The one-time amendment permits the payment of $1,000.00 by the October 1, 2017 deadline and the balance of $3,000.00 within 90 days thereafter, with no other changes to the existing payment agreement to be made.
Transportation Committee – Ned Hulbert, Mary Day Mordecai, Erin Hammerstedt and Barbara Watkins reported on their recent meeting with residents of Hancock and Bonds Corner Roads. SB reiterated their decision to put the painting of a yellow line on hold, based on the DOT engineer’s recommendation. The group also discussed the traffic data from 2015 and 2016 and continued interest in enforcement and other ideas for traffic-calming. The committee asked if it was best to discuss the question with the Police Chief. SB agreed it would make sense.
SB authorized Andrew Maneval to talk to Silas Little about fee ownership and the public right of way pertaining to shoreland property on the north side of Skatutakee Road. This was in response to request for clarification of such issues made by Anne and John Cucchi.
Andrew Maneval moved that the SB continue with the Land Use Board Heads meeting from 6:30 -7:30 pm maximum on Tuesday, October 10, 2017, to be followed at 7:30 pm by a meeting of the ordinance subcommittee. The agenda for the Land Use Board Heads meeting will consist of the existence of guidance to the public on permitting related to zoning ordinances and the availability of the relevant materials to the public. The group will discuss if these documents suffice or if improvements could/should be made. Jonathan Miner seconded. All voted in favor.
SB acknowledged receipt of the NHDES Solid Waste Operator Training Workshop Calendar, the Hundred Nights Descriptions of Services, and the NHPDIP Investment Rate and Benefits.
October 10 – Land Use Boards Meeting, 6:30 – 7:30 pm.