Meeting location: Town offices
Date: March 22, 2018
Members present: Jay Jacobs, Jonathan Miner, Kathy Scott
Meeting opened: 7:00 pm. Meeting adjourned: 9:15 pm
Members of the public: John Cucchi, Anne Cucchi, Alan Saari, Winston Sims, Don Scott
SB requested that Angela Hendrickson please post a SB meeting for Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 1:00 pm.
Documents signed and reviewed:
SB signed weekly financials in the amount of $5,098.99.
SB signed Select Board Meeting Minutes of March 8, 2018.
SB signed one-year agreement with Avitar for mapping services.
SB motioned to sign auditing agreement with Vachon Clukay and Co. for year ending December 31, 2017. Motion seconded and unanimously passed.
SB noted correspondence from Eversource regarding retention and repair of existing street light fixtures.
SB requested that staff notify the resident who submitted the clear-cutting complaint that, if the resident still feels the adjacent land was improperly clear cut per setback requirements, the resident should contact the state forest ranger directly. SB requested that the staff provide the contact information if needed.
Departments, Boards and Committees:
Assessing – SB signed Application for Current Use for Samantha Skove of 65 Brown Road (Map-40 Lot-70); SB signed Notice of Abatement Credit Applied for 36 Venable Road for $2,954.00 (Map-30 Lot-14); SB signed letter and application for Mary DesRosiers; SB signed Notice of Intent to Cut for Kris Stewart of Hillsboro Aggregates LLC (Map-10 Lot 6-1). Regarding Hillsboro Aggregates, SB noted the operation is limited by state regulations on the amount excavated and that the clear cutting is not for excavation but for pasture creation.
Building Inspector / Code Enforcement Officer – SB noted approved permits for Walter Morse of 30 Seaver Road (Map-40 Lot 21-5), Pamela Barrows of 99 Nelson Road (Map-60 Lot-20) and Tim Barry of 663 Route 137 (Map-10 Lot-17).
Conservation Commission – SB acknowledged receipt of the meeting minutes of February 28, 2018 and March 6, 2018.
Library Trustees – SB acknowledged receipt of meeting minutes for February 21, 2018.
Recycling Center – Regarding Phyllis’s leg injury, SB discussed potential improvements at the Recycling Center and will continue the discussion at subsequent meetings.
Road Agent – SB discussed with the Road Agent the potential need for sand and gravel and the inquiry from David O’Neil of the town’s interest in the material on his property. SB will discuss further with the Road Agent and Mr. O’Neil.
Town Clerk – SB noted Election Results and Meeting Minutes for March 13 and March 14, 2018. SB will attend to oaths of offices at its next meeting.
Official positions – Jon Miner moved to re-elect Jay Jacobs as Chairman for the coming year. Kathy Scott seconded and SB unanimously approved. In addition, for SB Representatives to the various Town Boards, SB named Kathy Scott to the Conservation Commission and the Historic District Commission. Jon Miner to the Planning Board and Jay Jacobs to the ZBA. Separately, SB noted the conversation between Heather Dunkerley and Andrew Maneval about his successor as Emergency Management Director and that, until a new director is named, the SB Chair will serve as the contact point.
Common Threads – Jay Jacobs will draft the next submission for the newsletter, due Monday, March 26.
Alan Saari attended to discuss the purchasing policy and bidding process for town work and how the public is notified of money being spent. SB reviewed its policy and procedures with Mr. Saari.
John and Anne Cucchi attended to discuss concerns over the proposed voluntary merger application by Pamela Worden before the Planning Board and potential conflicts of interest. They submitted relevant materials to the SB regarding the public right of way to Lake Skatutakee, which the Cucchis fear will be affected by an approved voluntary merger of Ms. Worden’s parcels. SB restated its position, previously expressed, that it would not be in favor of the PB’s approval of a voluntary merger that affected public access to water.
Plaque – On the potential purchase of a plaque, SB determined it will wait another three years as there is spare room on the existing plaque.
SB acknowledged receipt of the following: SWRPC MAST Complete Streets Implementation Grant, Commission Highlights and Legislative Bulletin #12; NH.GOV NH Community Floodplain Managers Survey; NHPDIP Investment Rate and Benefits and Fixed Income Monthly Market Review; NHDES Dam Inspections for 2018 and Legislative Bulletin #13; Primex info on roof collapse and snow / ice buildup; UNH Technology Transfer Center’s postponement of its Flagger Certification Workshop and Training Calendar for 2018.
July 6-8 – Old Home Days
July 6 – Fireworks display at 9:15 pm with a rain date of July 8
July 28 – Harrisville Pond Association, 10a-12p
September 3 – Labor Day
September 11 – Primary Election at Town Office
November 6 – General Election at Town Office