BOARD MEETING MINUTES
November 4, 2009
Selectmen Present: Thomas Parker, Chmn. & Carmen Yon
Selectmen Absent: Susan Silverman
Mr. Parker opened the meeting at 7:00 Pm
7:15 MEET WITH CHESHIRE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND ADMINISTRATOR: John Wozmak, County Administrator,
Commissioners Tim Rogers, Roger Zerba and Jack Pratt, Chief Wayne Kassotis, Chief Sheats and Troy Selectmen Russell
Butler were in attendance.
Jack Wozmak stated that since the inception of the grant for the prosecutor position the county has asked towns if they wish
to join this program. This grant will expire in 2010, which will mean a shifting of expenses for towns that participate. There
are currently 12 towns participating and 11 not. They felt it would be useful to start a dialogue with towns with regard to what
they plan to do. The commissioners sent out a letter to towns that are currently participating.
Mr. Parker stated that Fitzwilliam hired our own prosecutor. The Chief is very happy with the service of our current
prosecutor. Chief Kassotis stated that our current prosecutor handles all of our ALS hearings in Concord as well as juvenile
cases, which the county prosecutor does not handle. Chief Kassotis stated that he previously worked for the Town of
Swanzey who had used the regional prosecutor. He feels that we get much more personalized service from our own
Carmen Yon stated that his concern is that the townspeople of Fitzwilliam will end up having to pay through county taxes a
portion of other towns use of the county prosecutor. We chose to hire our own prosecutor and we pay for that through the
town legal budget.
Russell Butler stated that they are very happy with their own prosecutor, they get a very personalized service. He feels
there should be a fee basis for towns electing to join this program, not a county tax.
*** ACCEPT DONATIONS: Mr. Yon moved to accept this donation and send a thank you note, the motion was seconded by Mr.
Parker, the motion passed 2-0
*** 2010 VOLUNTEER FIRE ASSISTANCE AWARD: Reviewed
*** DWINELL BTLA FILING: Gary Roberge from Avitar will present this case
*** LETTER FROM SHELDON SPECTOR REGARDING ASSESSMENT DATA: We will have Gary Roberge from Avitar look at
*** VACATION REQUESTS:
- JANE WRIGHT, TAX COLLECTOR: November 12 & 13. Mr. Yon moved to approve, the motion was seconded by Mr. Parker, the motion passed 2-0.
- PAULA THOMPSON, TOWN ADMINISTRATOR: November 20. Mr. Yon moved to approve, the motion was seconded by Mr. Parker, the motion passed 2-0.
*** YIELD TAX ASSESSMENT – TAX MAP 10 LOT 74: Reviewed
*** LETTER FROM LIQUOR COMMISSION RE: FITZWILLIAM INN: Reviewed
*** STATE OF NH DOT DRIVEWAY PERMIT – CRAIG CHAMBERLAIN – LOT #2 OF A 4 LOT SUBDIVISION: Reviewed
*** FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE – LEE HOLUMBO: Reviewed
*** DRAFT OF CANDIDATE LIST FOR ELECTION AT MARCH 2010 TOWN MEETING: Reviewed
*** DES COMPLETE FORESTRY NOTIFICATON TIMBER OPERATION WETLANDS – TED OLSON MAP 8 LOT 30-01:
*** POLICE LOGS: Reviewed
*** PREHEARING CONFERENCE REPORT – DOT DRIVEWAY APPEAL OF TERRY AND KEITH GUSTAFSON: Reviewed
*** AVITAR ASSESSING AND MAPPING AGREEMENTS FOR 2010: The Board will review this contract
*** TAX COLLECTOR SALARY: Mr. Yon moved to issue a contract for Jane Wright in the amount of $13,500 for 2010 for the
Tax Collector position, the motion was seconded by Mr. Parker, the motion passed 2-0.
- Payroll and Accounts Payable Manifests
Mr. Yon moved to adjourn at 8:30 pm, the motion was seconded by Mr. Parker, the motion passed 2 -0.
Administrative Assistant _________________________
Thomas Parker, Chmn.
Board of Selectmen