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Selectmen's Meeting Minutes 07/05/06
July 5, 2006

Selectmen Present:  Andrew Clukey, Chmn., Thomas Parker, & Michael Methe

Chairman Andrew Clukey opened the meeting at 7:00 PM.  


7:15    MEET WITH DAN & CHERYL JACKSON:   Kim Smith, Dennis Troutman and Ann Kramer, Andre & Susan Couette were also in attendance.   Mrs. Jackson stated that they recently moved to Perry Road. They have contacted the police and animal control officer with regard to animals from the neighbors.  According to the animal control officer they are fined every time they have to visit this property.  Mrs. Jackson stated that they cannot have their windows open at any time of the day.  The nieghbors have dogs, horses, guinie hens and roosters.  Speaking with the neighbors this has been an ongoing situation.  Mrs. Thompson stated that we have sent them a letter with regard to the hens and felt that they were securely fenced.  Mrs. Jackson stated that the birds are loose.  Mrs. Jackson questioned what kind of  zoning there is.  Mr. Parker stated that at the last town meeting the livestock ordinance was updated.  The primary problem is the noise and the loose animals.   Mr. Parker questioned if we are ready to take this case to court.  Mrs. Jackson stated that these people have created a problem, in that the highway department has to back down since they will not allow them to turn in the deeded right of way.  Mr. Parker stated that the next step is to take them to court.  Mrs. Jackson stated that this has been going on for more than a year.  She feels that there has to be some regulations with regard to this noise.  Mr. Parker stated that the problem is the legal steps that the town can take.

Mr. Troutman submitted a letter with regard to violations.   Mr. Troutman stated that there are two properties in question that according to his research would require a special exception to allow.  One of the properties has been denied a Special Exception.   Mrs. Troutman stated that neither of these properties are allowed to have these animals.   Mrs. Smith stated that she has written a violation to the Heitala’s and visited five times since March.  Mr. Parker stated that the board will need to contact Attorney Mullins and have a letter sent to the Heitala’s giving them an order to get rid of all of the animals and they have the option of applying for a Special Exception.  Mrs. Kramer questioned Mrs. Smith if she knew where they were dumping the manure from these animals.  Mrs. Couette stated that they have seen them dump this behind their house.  

Mr. Coauette stated that they have started an addition about three years ago and have not finished it, he questioned the status of this.  Mr. Parker stated  we would need to look at the status.  Mr. Coauette questioned fencing.  Mr. Parker stated that this could not be in the right of way.    Mrs. Troutman stated that they have problems with all kinds of deliveries.  Mr. Parker stated that the town was given a right of way a number of years ago.  Mrs. Coauette stated she would like to know the status of this.  

Mrs. Jackson questioned Mrs. Smith if she feels personally uncomfortable because they are making this complaint.  Mrs. Smith stated that she has told them they felt that they may take retaliation by making more noise if they know there has been a complaint.  Mrs. Smith stated that it is a very bad situation.  Mrs. Smith has issued a fine for dogs barking during the night.    
Dog Fines:  Mr. Parker questioned the procedure for dog fines.  Mrs. Wright gives a list of dogs that aren’t registered to Mrs. Smith.  Mrs. Smith gives them a call and a registered letter.  If the fine is not paid then they go to court.  Mr. Methe feels that there should be a fine plus expenses.   

***     REVIEW SUGGESTED AMENDMENT SUBMITTED BY POLICE CHIEF TO PUBLIC DRINKING ORDINANCE: The board reviewed this ordinance and has no changes.

***     REPORT OF HEALTH OFFICER – TAX MAP 23 LOT 13:  Mrs. Carney visited this property and made a report with regard to the status of her dumping the waste from her trailer.



**      QUESTION REGARDING CAMP ON MAP 11 LOT 68 AND IF IT IS A GRANDFATHERED BUILDING:   There are ten acres.  Mrs. Thompson received a call from a real estate agent with regard to the building on this property.   They are looking for a letter from the Board of Selectmen stating this is a legal building.  Mr. Parker is not aware this is an illegal building.  Mr. Methe moved to send a letter that this is a legal building, Mr. Clukey seconded, the motion passed 3-0.  Mr. Parker stated that he recalls that this property was sold as a tax deeded property in 1975.     The people should be made aware they may not get a warranty deed.  

***     DISCUSS CHANGE IN LAND VALUE FOR WETLANDS:  This is on Harold Raitto’s lot.   The Selectmen reduced their back land by 25% for wetlands.  Mrs. Raitto called and stated that at least half of the first acre is also wetlands.  Mr. Methe feels that they should look at the property.  



***     REVIEW LETTER FROM SUSAN WOOD:  Mr. Methe feels that the board should view this property.  

***     MEETING WITH CEMETERY COMMISSIONERS – MEETING WITH PLANNING BOARD AND CONSERVATION COMMISSION:  We will change the meeting to Wednesday night next week and have the morning meeting the following week.  Mrs. Thompson will schedule a meeting for next Wednesday evening with the Planning Board and the Conservation Commission.

***     REVIEW LETTER FROM WENDY CARNEY:  Mr.  Methe stated he stands corrected and she did state that she would not ride on the ambulance  if there were charges. He would like the minutes amended.  

                                At 8:32 PM, Mr. Parker made a motion to go into Non-Public Session under RSA 91 A:3 II  (a). Mr.
                            Cukey  seconded the motion. The motion passed 3-0.  Roll  Call Vote;   Mr. Clukey – yes, Mr. Parker
                            yes, Mr. Methe –  yes.
                             At  8:42 PM. Mr. Clukey made a motion to go out of Non-Public Session under RSA 91 A:3 II  (e). Mr.
                            Parker seconded the motion. The motion passed 3-0

                               At 8:50 PM, Mr. Parker made a motion to go into Non-Public Session under RSA 91 A:3 II  (a). Mr.
                            Cukey  seconded the motion. The motion passed 3-0.  Roll  Call Vote;   Mr. Clukey – yes, Mr. Parker
                            yes, Mr. Methe –  yes.
                             At  9:00 PM. Mr. Clukey made a motion to go out of Non-Public Session under RSA 91 A:3 II  (e). Mr.
                            Parker seconded the motion. The motion passed 3-0

***     DISCUSS ASSESSMENT OF UNBUILDABLE LAND – MAP 23 LOT 13:  Mr. Parker would like to hold this in abeyance.  

***     LETTER FROM STATE OF NH LABOR NOTIFYING OF STATE ELEVATOR INSPECTORS:  Reviewed .  We will stay with the company we have been using.



***         BOARD OF FIREWARDS:   Mr. Prigge stated that they have reviewed five or six manufactures for air packs.   They are submitting a requisition for the air packs and the compressor.   The total grant is $101,800.   Mrs. Thompson thinks we have to have a hearing since this is over $5,000.  Mr. Parker questioned what is going to be done with the existing.  Chief Prigge stated that they will advertise them for sale.  Mr. Mattson stated that if there is no market for them, there could be a need in foreign departments.  Chief Prigge stated that they invited and saw about five different manufacturers to demonstrate and test their product. Nancy Carney had the people who tested them give them ratings.   ISI is the company they decided on.  Chief Prigge checked the references.  Mr. Parker moved to authorize this purchase, Mr. Methe seconded, the motion passed 3-0.

           Well:  Mr. Parker stated that John Holman will be installing a jaswell seal.  Mr. Methe feels that if this does not work, we should speak with someone at Simms.  Ms. Carney suggested as health officer that the company in Troy is not be the only company we look at for a filtering system.  Mr. Parker stated that we would go out to bid for a system.                   

             Police Department :  Mr. Parker stated that the board is looking into the possibility of moving the police station.  This is the very beginning stages.              

***          SWEENEY PROPERTY:  Mr. Clukey stated that he received a call and was told there are a lot of people living on this property.  The board would like the Code Enforcement Officer to look into this.

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There being no further business Mr. Parker moved to adjourn the meeting at 9:05 PM, Mr. Clukey seconded, the motion passed 3-0.  

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