Town of Fitzwilliam, NH
13 Templeton Turnpike, PO Box 725, Fitzwilliam, NH 03447
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Selectmen's Meeting Minutes 11/04/09
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



PRIMARY:

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
               prosecutor.

               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
              this.

***     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:  
               Reviewed

***     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.

  • Minutes
  • Correspondence
  • 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.

Respectfully submitted,

Debbie Favreau
Administrative Assistant                                                                       _________________________
                                                                                                              Thomas Parker, Chmn.                            


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                                                                                                              Carmen Yon                                                                                                             

                                                                                                    Board of Selectmen