BOARD MEETING MINUTES
May 17, 2006
Selectmen Present: Andrew Clukey, Chmn., Thomas Parker, & Michael Methe
Chairman Andrew Clukey opened the meeting at 7:00 PM.
7: 00 MEET WITH MR. SHERMAN: Mr. Sherman stated that he is still having a problem with the neighbor’s chickens
and roosters coming into his yard. Mr. Parker questioned what has been done with regard to this. We sent a
letter with a deadline of April 30, 2006 to contain these animals. Mr. Sweeney visited the site, there is a fenced in
area. Mrs. Thompson received a call from Mr. Sherman that the chickens are still getting in his yard. Mrs.
Thompson drafted another letter with regard to this matter for the board signature. Mr. Parker stated that this letter
gives them until May 30 to put a proper fence up, or we will be forced to take this to court.
7:30 MEET WITH ARNIE FILIPI – SIGN FOR CLUSTER DEVELOPMENT: Mr. Filipi stated that he was reading the
regulations and is under the understanding that signs for this development do not require a permit. The board
confirmed this. One sign no greater than 30 square feet, identifying the owner, contractor, architect or developer
can be erected fourteen days before construction begins and removed within thirty day of completion.
8:00 MEET WITH BILL PRIGGE: Mr. Methe questioned what will happen to the old portables. Chief Prigge stated
that the mobiles have been installed. We have been approved for 26 for the fire and 5 for the ambulance for
portables. Chief Prigge said that some of the radios on the trucks were purchased by the association. Chief
Prigge does not know what they are going to do with the new or the old portables and what individuals are going
to be issued a radio. Mr. Parker questioned if any of the old portables could be used by the Highway
Department. Chief Prigge stated that the problem is there may not be service without a repeater. Chief Prigge
will let the board know what there procedure will be. Mr. Methe stated that the reason this issue came up is that
he heard there was a problem in the past that town mobiles ended up on personal vehicles. Chief Prigge stated
that he was not aware of this, to his knowledge the only people that have radios are officers.
*** UPDATE ON MEETING AT SCHOOL LAST NIGHT: Mr. Methe stated that this was a very productive
meeting. There was a representative from Verizon. He stated that if they can put an addition on the building
they could expand and offer broadband.
*** UPDATE ON PLANNING BOARD MEETING LAST NIGHT: Mr. Parker stated that Andrew Walters met with the
board. Terry Silverman explained that the Planning Board was incorrect in putting a site plan review on a
subdivision. The remaining lots in this subdivision will not be subject to site plan review. Mrs. Thompson
questioned if the board has to abide by the covenants in the deed. Mr. Parker stated that this is between the
land owner and the purchaser. We cannot enforce all covenants in deeds. We approve permits based upon our
Mrs. Colburn and Mr. Dwinell have stated that they are going to sue over the Patel issue. The Planning Board
would like to have an attorney represent the town under Mr. Patel. Mr. Parker does not want to hire an attorney
until a case has been filed. He stated that all attorneys need to be approved the Board of Selectmen.
*** REMOVE LAND FROM CURRENT USE – TAX MAP 12 LOT 07-02: Mr. Parker feels that the total out of
current use will be 2 acres. We need to look into this assessment.
*** NEWSLETTER ARTICLES: The animal ordinance, keeping items out of the road right of way. Mr. Parker
would like to put an article with regard to the status of abatements.
*** CURRENT USE APPLICATIONS: The board reviewed the following Current Use applications
Donald & Louis Ray – They have applied for stewardship, they have not submitted a plan. The board will
send a letter stating that they are not eligible and will have to reapply correctly.
Bazley: Map 17 lot 05-05 - approved
Jarvis : Map 07 lot 10, and Map 07 lot 09 - approved
Reed : Map 07 lot 27-01 - approved
Tommila Map 14 lot 25 and Map 14, lot 37 - approved
Trustee & Investor: Map 31 lot 12 : Mr. Methe feels there are buildings where they show out of current
use. We will send a letter.
Curtis : Map 11 lot 13-02 - approved
Jessen & Hornwalt: Map 12 lot 32-01 & Map12 lot 31 - approved
Cabot Trust : Map 12 lot 38, Map 12, Lot 38-01, Map 12 Lot39 - approved
Tolton : Map 09 lot12 -approved
Damon: Map 04, lot 74 & Map 08 lot 41 & Map 04 lot 34 - approved
*** REVIEW LETTER OF CREDIT FROM TD BANK NORTH – FILIPI ROAD:
*** REVIEW INVOICE FROM ORR & RENO: Mr. Parker moved to approve, Mr. Methe seconded. The motion
*** REVIEW CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER’S REPORT TAX MAP 03 LOT 31-05: According to the report there
is a travel trailer which they are going to live in while building a house. They will be pulling the mobile home off.
There is another travel trailer that is occasionally occupied on weekends.
*** REVIEW LETTER FROM MR KLINCK: Reviewed
*** CHARTIBLE ORGANIZATION FINANCIAL STATEMENT: Reviewed this has been denied
*** REVIEW BRIDGE REPORT FROM DOT: Reviewed
*** RECREATION: Mr. Parker stated that we had asked Mrs. Stark to give the board a figure of what it costs to run
the summer recreation program. From speaking with Mrs. Stark he feels that it is going to cost quite a lot for
each child for this program. He does not feel that the Town should subsidize children from other towns.
Mr. Parker feels that we need to look at some of these recreation programs and see how much they are costing
the town and how much use each program is getting. Mr. Parker feels that the ski program is a very expensive
program and he is not sure how much participation there is. Mr. Clukey feels that we should meet with the
recreation commission to discuss these programs. Mrs. Thompson stated that there is a new dance program in
town for children which seems to be very successful.
*** Mr. Parker stated that he understands Mrs. Thompson met with some people for ongoing issues in town this
week, he would like a report. Mrs. Thompson stated that Jim Gibney stopped in to touch base, he did not have
an appointment. Jim Bassett called yesterday he was in court in Keene with regard to the radio tower issue, he
called to see if someone could visit the site with him, Mrs. Thompson and Mrs. Gillis accompanied him. She
contacted Dave Arnold with regard to the questions the board has with regard to assessment issues.
*** ZBA APPOINTMENT: Mr. Parker feels that we need to get alternates. Mr. Parker moved to appoint Jack Ernst
and Mat Buonomano to these positions. We will appoint Steve Filipi as a full member. We will not be renewing
Mr. Goldknoph’s appointment. Mrs. Thompson will send him a letter. Mr. Methe stated that he has a call in to Mary
Jo Yon to see if she is interested in serving on this board. Mr. Methe seconded, the motion passed 3-0.
*** TAX MAP UPDATES: Mr. Parker questioned when we are going to update these. Mrs. Thompson stated that
we have all of the subdivision maps together. We are working on assessment information to get tax bills out
*** SIGNS: Mr. Parker questioned the status of the signs. Mr. Parker questioned why the Code Enforcement
Officer is not looking at these. Mrs. Thompson does not feel that Code Enforcement Officer thought he was
supposed to determine this he took the pictures, and thought the board would review.
*** AMBULANCE COMMITTEE: They had individuals from Troy discuss how their service runs. Their revenues
are to the point where they are putting money away for future purchases. It was a very productive meeting.
Word has it that if the town goes to a paid service, there will be members that will resign, including Ms. Carney.
Mr. Methe feels that we should look into the cost to have Diluzzio handle the service for the town.
· Various committee/board minutes
· Review Police logs/reports
· Payroll and Accounts Payable Manifests
There being no further business Mr. Methe moved to adjourn the meeting at 9:05 PM, Mr. Parker seconded, the motion passed 3-0.