BOARD MEETING MINUTES
DECEMBER 10, 2008
Selectmen Present: Carmen Yon , Chmn., Michael Methe & Thomas Parker
Chairman Carmen Yon opened the meeting at 7:00 PM
7:15PM MEET WITH PLANNING BOARD: Terry Silverman and Sandra Gillis met with the board. Mrs. Gillis submitted
changes the Budget Committee requested. She moved $300 from line 820 to 830. Under line 210 the budgeted
figure for 2008 was incorrect. $63,981 is the amount she is submitting. Mr. Yon stated that this is a 5.7% increase.
7:45 MEET WITH LIBRARY: Susan Massin, Barbara Green, Rita Nirenburg, Joanne Kesses and Kathy Talbot met with
the board. Mrs. Massin stated that they worked towards the 3% increase. There is a $1000 increase for heat and
oil, they ended with a 4.2% increase. They are considering a Warrant Article, they need to replace the software for
cataloguing. The new software will cost $8,000. Mr. Yon questioned what else they would need to complete this
system. Mrs. Massin stated that they would need to hire someone to do the data entry. The database is just hosted
on their computer. Mrs. Massin discussed the options of asking for this money, either warrant article or in her budget.
Mr. Yon stated that this is something they would need to discuss with the budget committee.
Mrs. Massin submitted a petition article for the warrant to change the wording of the wireless overlay district.
9:00 MEET WITH JANE WRIGHT, TAX COLLECTOR: Mrs. Wright met with the board. The board reviewed her budget.
*** HANDICAP RAMP CONSTRUCTION: Mr. Yon spoke with Gretchen Whittenborg . This needs a Special Exception
She stated that they can call a meeting as soon as an application is filed and they can meet the legal posting
requirements. Mr. Parker feels that the Board of Selectmen can grant this. Mrs. Thompson questioned if the Board
of Selectmen can issue a building permit if a ZBA hearing is required. The board will forward this to the ZBA
*** LETTER FROM SWINSON:
*** EMAIL FROM STEVE GRAY: Mr. Gray sent an e-mail that it was his understanding that he was allowed 80 hours.
Mr. Methe moved to approve up to 80 hours, the motion was seconded by Mr. Yon, the motion passed 3-0.
*** INTERRUPTIONS DURING SELECTMEN’S MEETING: Mr. Yon moved to post a sign that the Selectmen’s Office
is closed at 7:00 on Wednesday except for the meeting, the motion was seconded by Mr. Methe, the motion passed
- AVITAR: Mr. Methe moved to approve, the motion was seconded by Mr. Yon, the motion passed 3-0
- WASTE MANAGEMENT – REMOVAL OF TRASH 731 TEMPLETON TRNPK: Mr. Methe moved to approve, the motion was seconded by Mr. Yon, the motion passed 3-0
- VACHON, CLUKAY: Mr. Methe moved to approve, the motion was seconded by Mr. Yon, the motion passed 3-0
Mr. Parker feels that we should receive an estimate for next year.,
*** QUESTION REGARDING FEES FROM CAG: They are suggesting that the fees be increased by 5% for next year.
Mr. Parker feels that we should implement this after January 1, 2009. Mr. Methe questioned what we are charging
for fees? Mrs. Thompson will ask for a copy of this from CAG.
*** VIOLATION TAX MAP 29 LOT 04: Mrs. Thompson spoke with the landowner and she stated that this was cleaned
up. Mr. Parker stated that the party that complained to him thanked him for getting this cleaned up. The board will
send a letter to the landowner acknowledging compliance.
*** TREASURER NOV REPORT: reviewed
*** LIST OF AMBULANCE TRANSPORTS: This doesn’t include if it required a DiLuzio intercept. Mr. Parker feels that
we should have the date of birth.
*** KEENE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ANNUAL DINNER: The board will not attend
*** BTLA CONFIRMATION OF TAX BILL DATE : Reviewed
*** ASSESSING :
Map 2, lot 9-3: there are three sheds on this property card which are the neighbors. The board will
view this property.
White: We would have to notice the landowner that we are making a change on how we are taxing buildings on
Ronnie Chase: removed a shed, Mr. Parker moved to remove this assessment, the motion was seconded by Mr.
Yon, the motion passed 3-0.
Yablonski: Mr. Parker moved to remove the assessment for the deeded right of way, the motion was seconded by
Mr. Yon, the motion passed 3-0.
Gordon: Mr. Parker needs to speak with DOT
Lafreniere: Mr. Methe stated that he would assess this unbuildable as long as the deed is changed stating that it is
unbuildable. A copy of the letter we write will be sent to the real estate agent.
*** CIP PROJECTS:
Town Hall Annex: 2013
Police Bldg: 2012
Cold storage: 2010
Paint TH 2012
Sales Update: 2012
*** REVIEW ACTION ITEMS:
*** BUILDING PERMIT EXTENSION 06-11: Mr. Parker stated he would like to extend his building permit. Mr. Methe
moved to extend this permit, the motion was seconded by Mr. Yon, Mr. Parker abstained.
*** PETITION ARTICLES: Mr. Parker stated that he submitted two petitions regarding the Tommila property zoning
change within the time frame, Mrs. Thompson had the signatures verified and they have been passed on to the
*** NON-PUBLIC SESSION
At 8:55 pm, Mr. Methe made a motion to go into Non-Public Session under RSA 91 A:3 II (a). Mr. Yon seconded
the motion. The motion passed 3-0. Roll Call Vote: Mr. Parker – yes, Mr. Methe – yes, Mr. Yon – yes.
At 9:00 pm, Mr. Methe made a motion to go into Non-Public Session under RSA 91 A:3 II (a). Mr. Yon seconded
The motion. The motion passed 3-0. Roll Call Vote: Mr. Parker – yes, Mr. Methe – yes, Mr. Yon – yes.
*** EMPLOYEE EVALUATIONS: Road agent, police chief, town administrator and code enforcement. The board will
complete employee evaluations.
- Payroll and Accounts Payable Manifests
There being no further business at 9:10 PM Mr. Methe moved to adjourn, Mr. Parker seconded the motion, and the motion passed 3-0
Carmen Yon, Chairrman