Meeting location: Town offices
Date: March 29, 2018
Members present: Jay Jacobs, Jon Miner, Kathy Scott
Meeting opened: 7:00 pm. Meeting adjourned: 8:40 pm.
Members of the public: Les LaMois, Don Scott, Alan Saari, Seth Farmer
Documents signed or reviewed:
SB signed weekly financials in the amount of $144,502.60.
Minutes – Regarding the minutes of March 22, 2018, Jay Jacobs suggested adding that the SB discussed with Alan Saari the purchasing and bidding procedure of the Bonds Corner Paving project of 2017 and acknowledge that two of the bids or quotes that the SB had received were not in the file for that project but believe that they are in the Road Agent’s file. Further, the SB believes that Wes Tarr has previously discussed with Mr. Saari those two quotes and the final winner of the bid. Subsequently, SB voted to approve the minutes of March 22, 2018 and signed two copies.
SB reviewed and signed the Health Trust Rate Renewal for the medical benefits program for the period July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019.
NH DOT – SB acknowledged receipt of information on Inspection of Red List Bridges. SB will discuss with the Road Agent; Report Red Lists Updated for 2017.
Pay rate changes – SB reviewed and discussed the information and requests that Angela Hendrickson please see SB’s note regarding the Library.
NH PDIP – SB acknowledged receipt of investment rate and benefits and information statement.
Correspondence on Street Lights – SB reviewed letters from 3 residents regarding the passage of the Warrant Article and their concern that the SB honor the wishes of constituents. SB discussed it will meet with Eversource, at some point, to discuss what can be done to get non-functioning lights operating again, as well as hear Eversource’s position regarding the Warrant Article. Kathy Scott requested that SB wait until the street light committee come forward with information and not rush. Jay Jacobs responded that, though the meeting is not yet scheduled, the Warrant Article, as written, imposes no responsibility or directive on the SB and that the committee established has nothing to do with the SB, nor has any authority over it, except to make a recommendation in September. Kathy Scott added that she feels the committee’s work represents the democratic process.
Departments, Boards and Committees:
Building Inspector/Code Enforcement Officer – SB reviewed the approved building permits for Historic Harrisville (Map 32-Lot 42), Jessica Zander and David Tomaszewski of 22 Tuttle Lane (Map 10-Lot 27-5), and Richard and Carol Ernst of 227 Hancock Road (Map 21-Lot 6).
Conservation Commission – SB acknowledged receipt of the email from Winston regarding Right-to-Know request.
Fire Department – Regarding the prices for the Fire Department’s ATV and Rescue Boggan, the SB recommends an asking price of $8,999 and asks Angela Hendrickson to forward this information to the Fire Chief to offer it to local fire departments first.
Historic Harrisville – Correspondence from Erin Hammerstedt regarding the implementation of Complete Streets. AR and no action taken.
Highway Department- Road Agent notified SB that the furnace room at the Town Barn will have a window box fan installed for proper ventilation.
Planning Board – SB acknowledged receipt of correspondence from John Cucchi regarding the Logan Drive Lot; SB acknowledged receipt of meeting minutes of March 21, 2018.
NH.GOV – SB asks that Angela Hendrickson forward to Ned Hulbert the information on the 24th Annual Spring Planning and Zoning Conference, Saturday, April 28, 2018.
SB agendas – Board discussed the idea of posting agendas online and will attempt to do so 24 hours prior to its regular Thursday meetings. SB requests that the staff have the agenda prepared by close of business every Wednesday and email it to Mary Ann for posting. Requests to get on the agenda should be received by noon on Wednesday.
July 6-8 – Old Home Day Weekend. Fireworks Display at 9:15 pm with a rain date of July 8
July 28 – Pond Association, 10 am – 12 pm
September 11 – Primary Election at Town offices
November 6 – General Election at Town offices