Meeting location: Town offices
Date: August 30, 2018
Members present: Jay Jacobs, Jonathan Miner, Kathleen Scott
Meeting opened: 7:00 pm; Meeting adjourned: 9:15 pm
Members of the public: Don Scott, Ned Hulbert, Lisa Anderson
Documents signed or reviewed:
SB approved SB Meeting Minutes of August 23, 2018 and Special Meeting Minutes of Tuesday, August 21, 2018.
SB acknowledged receipt of the Auditors Report.
SB approved and signed the updated Safety Program for the Town of Harrisville, NH.
Departments, Boards and Committees:
Assessing – SB signed Notice of Intent to Cut Wood or Timber for Timothy and Cynthia Barry of Route 137 (Map 10-Lots 17 and 40).
Highway Department –The Road Agent will respond to the Lampman Road resident’s request about road repair following last week’s storm.
Planning Board – Lisa Anderson met with the SB to update the board that she and Ryan Stone, beginning at the September PB meeting, will serve as co-chairs, as Ned Hulbert has transitioned from co-chair to regular member. Communication and updates between the PB and SB will remain ongoing. The PB also noted that it will hold a Special meeting on Tuesday, October 2 to discuss proposed zoning ordinance amendments.
Recycling Center – Containers have been moved for cost efficiency. SB will ensure bolts are secured on the platform and steps.
Streetlight Committee – SB refunded the committee in the amount of $67 for the cost of lightbulbs for non-functioning lights. SB also noted that the correct cost to refurbish the lights is $200 per fixture, not $250 as reported in last week’s minutes.
Town Clerk – SB noted correspondence from Phil St. Cyr of Primex regarding safety concerns and new safety measures.
Regarding the Department of Labor review, the town received favorable reviews. Employees need to continue to fill out their own timesheets and sign them. Any questions regarding overtime payroll the SB should direct to the federal DOL.
SB will take care of moving the material and cabinets that needs to be removed from the upstairs offices.
Emergency Management Director –SB discussed job description and role and responsibility of EMD relative to the requirements of the state. They will schedule a meeting with the proposed candidate.
Storm damage – Primex notified the SB that the town could file a claim for our roads and receive up to $50,000, in the event the town does not qualify for state or federal assistance. Angela will follow up with Primex regarding any liability cost for 2019.
SB acknowledged receipt of request from MCVP for $20.00 to support their services and the American Red Cross request for $500.00. SB requests that Angela include these in the budget file.
NHMA – SB noted upcoming classes for 2018/2019.
Eversource – SB noted press release on sale of NH hydroelectric facilities.
Kathy Scott raised issues regarding maintenance of various town buildings. SB subsequently discussed the Capital Improvement Plan (CIP), which encompasses a 10-year outlook and covers such projects such as buildings, machinery and roads. The CIP is fluid based on need and priorities and costs. SB will work on this over the fall and winter.
Old Fire Station – Brian Halvonik is scheduled to begin work on the building on September 15.
September 5 – Kathleen McNally of Cheshire Coalition will meet with the Select Board at 7:00.
September 11 – Primary Election at Town Offices
November 6 – General Election at Town Offices