Meeting Minutes of the Select Board

 Location:   Date:  June 4, 2020  
 Opened:    7:00 pm Adjourned: 9:10 pm  

Select Board Members:  Jay Jacobs, Kathy Scott, Andrea Hodson _______________________________

Members of the public: Harry Wolhandler, Don Scott

SB signed the payroll warrant in the amount of $33,051.09 and the pay warrant in the amount of $14, 291.87.

HDC – SB signed the Oath of Office for Rex Baker to the Historic District Commission.

Rain Garden – Harry Wolhandler and Don Scott updated the SB on the Rain Garden project and proposed educational and informational signage. The HCC will approach the Historic District Commission about required application/approval process.

HCC / Trails Committee Mr. Wolhandler updated the board on the Trails Committee’s hope to install unobtrusive directional signage on public portions of hiking trails. Eventually the HCC also hopes to denote environmental and natural features of interest along local trails. The SB encouraged continued respect of private property owners’ interests along these routes.

Open healthcare plan enrollment for full-time employees – Andrea Hodson noted that eligible employees met with representatives of HealthTrust and were offered the option of choosing a different medical plan but are not required to change the benefits they currently receive. The new policy period begins July 1st.

The SB will advertise the Arctic ATV for $5,500 on the NHMA website.

The Road Agent informed the SB of activity on Blood Hill Road causing dirt to be deposited on a stone wall, which serves as a town and private property boundary marker. The SB will contact the appropriate party to remedy. The Road Agent also noted that a culvert near this same area was flattened by a vehicle or truck affecting road drainage. The board will address this liability matter as well.

Gravel pit subcommittee – Don Scott presented the SB with the engineering estimate provided by Huntley Survey for the scope of services to survey the gravel pit in the amount of $5,000. This is needed if and when the town applies for an Alteration of Terrain (AOT) permit with the state. Separately, the board reviewed the legal opinion of town counsel on the discussion by the subcommittee, and questions from neighbors, related to proposed alternate uses of the gravel pit by the committee. The board agreed that the question of alternative uses would be reserved for a future board and/or committee once the operations are complete. The SB will issue the public notice for the public hearing to be held Thursday, June 25, at 7:00 pm.