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Selectmen's Meeting Minutes 12/02/09
BOARD MEETING MINUTES
December 2, 2009

Selectmen Present:   Thomas Parker, Chmn., &  Carmen Yon
Selectmen Absent:   Susan Silverman

Mr. Parker  opened the meeting at  7:00 pm


PRIMARY:

7:00    MEET WITH GENE CUOMO, ROAD AGENT
  • NON-PUBLIC PERSONNEL EVALUATION:
                     At 7:00 pm, Mr. Parker made a motion to go into Non-Public Session under RSA 91 A:3 II (e). Mr. Yon  
               seconded the motion. The motion passed 2-0. Roll Call Vote:  Mr. Parker – yes, Mr. Yon – yes
                    At 7:10 pm, Mr. Parker made a motion to go out of Non-Public Session under RSA 91 A:3 II (e). Mr. Yon
               seconded  the motion. The motion passed 2-0. Roll Call Vote:   Mr. Parker – yes, Mr. Yon – yes

             Mr. Yon made a motion to seal the records, the motion was seconded by Mr. Yon, the motion passed 2-0  .
              Roll Call Vote:  Mr. Parker – yes, Mr. Yon – yes,
 

  • SKI TRAIL UPDATE:  Glenn Sillanpaa has 90% of the trails cleared.   He has submitted a bill for 45.5 hours for a total of $2092.50.  Mr. Yon moved to approve this bill, the motion was seconded by Mr. Parker, the motion passed 2-0.  
  • UPPER TROY ROAD:  Mr. Cuomo stated that the under drain is six inches not  twelve inches like he originally thought.    This is too small to dump the water into.  He will do this project in the spring
  • PLOW TRADE:  Mr. Cuomo stated that he needs a new plow for the grader.  John Holman has a blade that he would be willing to trade for another plow that we have.  Mr. Parker moved to do this, the motion was seconded by Mr. Yon, the motion passed 2-0.
  • TRANSFER STATION:   Mr. Cuomo would like to install ceiling fans to blow heat down from the ceiling.   Mr. Cuomo will get a price.
Mr. Cuomo  stated that the box trailer at the transfer station needs to be replaced, the floor is rotted.   Mr. Cuomo stated that he does have a box trailer that he would sell to the town for $750.00.  

Joanne Kesses has some concerns with regard to how people park at the Transfer Station and the flow of traffic.   She suggested having people pull in and back out.  The board does not feel that this is a good idea.  

             Brush truck :  Mr. Parker moved to approve trading the tank and the pump from the brush truck in exchange for 20 hours of  
             mowing  Mr. Holman did for the town, the motion was seconded by Mr. Yon the motion passed 2-0.

            Fullam Hill Road:  Mr. Parker received a complaint that heavy trucking has caused the road to ripple.   Mr. Cuomo viewed this
             road and he did not see any problems.  He will ride this road again with Gus Larendeau from Allstate Asphalt.   We will send a
             letter  to Mr. Niemi stating that the Road Agent has reviewed  and did not find any  problems.                       
                     
             Bowkerville and Upper Troy:  Mr. Parker would like Mr. Cuomo to get an estimate for a hot mix shim of this road.     

7:15    MEET WITH ROGER KEILIG:  Mr. Keilig stated that the State has put the issue of closing liquor stores on hold for now.    

7:30    MEET WITH DISH GUYS:  Did not attend meeting

7:45    MEET WITH DAVE SYLVESTER – CLASS VI PORTION OF OLD TROY ROAD:   Mrs. Sylvester stated  that on Monday he
               interrupted two people he thought were going to break into his house.   Their was a truck parked on Turner Road.  Since this
               summer there has been a lot of travel on the class VI portion of this road.   This past Saturday there was a group that cut trees
               on this road.   Mr. Parker stated that the roads of the town are under the direction of the Board of Selectmen.  He thinks that
               we do have the right to block the road.    Mr. Parker stated that he will speak with the Police Chief and Road Agent.       



8:00    MEET WITH FIREWARDS:  Firewards Edwin Mattson, Bill Prigge and Warren hall met with the board.
  • AMBULANCE:    Mr. Parker questioned what they are planning.  Bill Prigge stated that  they have prices to refurbish the old ambulance as well as prices to purchase a new one.  They have not  made a decision as to what they are recommending.    Mr. Parker stated that the board has looked at the bill for the refurnish.  Mr. Yon stated that half of cost is for LED lighting, Mr. Parker questioned if this is necessary.   Warren  Hall stated yes, they are having problems with the lighting.    Mr. Hall stated that the company feels this would extend the life of the ambulance 3-5 years.   Mr. Yon stated that the quote states it will extend this 2 years.   Mr. Parker stated that we have about $58,000 in capital reserve.  We will have about $30,000 in the ambulance revolving for this year towards a purchase.      Mr. Parker stated that he feels that it would be throwing money away to refurbish the ambulance.     Mr. Mattson questioned if the board is more inclined to a new purchase.  Mr. Parker stated that the board has not discussed this issue.  Mr. Mattson stated that they had talked about keeping the existing ambulance for another couple of years and do nothing.   The only issue is there may be costs for repairs.     Mr. Parker stated that if we purchased a new unit he would like to do a lease agreement with a large payment up front.   They are estimating $140,000 to $180,000 for a new purchase.  
  • 2009 SPENDING:   Mr. Parker  stated that the board sent the Firewards a memo that we would be transferring $5000 from the fire department to cover cost for the ambulance department since they have spent their budget.     Mr. Mattson questioned where the board would get money to offset this in the future.   Mr. Parker stated that the board would have to find this in some budget.  Mr. Mattson stated that they have a revenue coming in on the ambulance.  Mr. Yon stated that that they still need to set a budget, the income is not in addition to.         
  • 2009 FINAL PAYROLL:  Received
  • 2009 PAYROLL INCREASE:  Mr. Parker stated in  2008 the ambulance made 142 runs , this year to date the  have 102, Mr. Parker stated that  last year Warren Hall  had around 100 hours and this year it is three times.  Mr. Parker questioned the increase in payroll.  Mr. Parker questioned if we are paying only for run time.  Mr. Hall stated that we only pay for run time.  Mr. Mattson stated that historically anyone who was not EMS were paid under the fire payroll.  They are now paying all under EMS.  Bill Prigge stated that they now have people on call on Friday and Saturday nights for ten hour shifts.     They are paid for 5 hours of time which is the .    Mr. Yon questioned how many they have on call.  Mr. Hall stated that they have three each shift.   
  • Water:  Mr. Mattson questioned if we are ever going to do anything about the water at the Public Safety building.   Mr.
                      Parker questioned what he recommends.   Mr. Mattson stated that he feels the only solution would be a water purification
                      system.    Mrs. Thompson stated that we should retest the water.    Mr. Mattson stated that the water is destroying the
                      heating system and plumbing in the station.           

                      Warren Hall questioned if the association purchases the carbon monoxide detector would the board accept this item.   Mr.
                      Parker stated  that if it is over $5000 then they would have to hold a public hearing.     Mr. Parker stated that he does not
                      anticipate a problem  with accepting this if they purchase it with private funds, but the board did not feel it was a justified
                      purchase of  town funds.       

                    
***                  BOARD DISCUSSION  The board discussed the on call pay for the fire department after the firewards lefts.  The Board is
                      concerned that the firewards set this pay policy  without approval of the board.  The board will need to have the hours for
                      this separated out for the regular hours.  The board will send them a letter stating that  we need these separated out.   As
                      well as the on call compensation is in conflict  with the personnel policy.   The board has established on call
                      compensation for other departments at a stipend rate of  $1.50.         

***     BUILDING PERMIT – MAP 06 LOT 35:  The board would like this staked out for Mark Sweeney to measure

***     QUESTION FROM JOHN SQUIRES – MARKET VALUE OF 2 ACRES : Map 14, Lot 35  Mr. Squires is speaking with John
              Tommilla  about purchasing a 2 acre parcel of land which is in current use.  Mr. Squires  is questioning the cost for the change
              of use to take this 2 acres out of current use.    The board stated that this would be considered back land, this normally runs
              between $2000 and $3000 per acre.      

***     DECISION ON MOTION FOR DECLARATORY JUDGEMENT:  The judge did not make a decision

***     ACCEPT SIGN DONATION:  Mr. Yon moved to accept and send a thank you note, the motion was seconded by  Mr. Parker,
               the motion passed 2-0.

***     LETTER FROM LGC – PROPERTY LIABILITY AND WORKERS COMP RATES FOR 2010:  This will be going up 6%

***     REQUEST FOR PARTIAL AMBULANCE FEE FORGIVENESS:  Mr. Yon moved to forgive the remaining balance,  we will
               notify CAG and send a letter to the resident

***     REQUEST FROM EMPLOYEE TO OPT OUT OF HEALTH INSURANCE FOR 2010:  Mr. Yon moved approve, the motion
              was seconded by Mr. Parker, the motion passed 2-0.

             Mr. Yon questioned if the town should consider allowing domestic partners to be allowed on our plan.  Mr. Parker does not feel
               that unless we have a situation we should add this.  

***     NATASHA MICHELSON RESIGNATION AS SUPERVISOR OF THE CHECKLIST:  Mr. Yon moved to accept and send a
              thank you letter, the motion was seconded by Mr. Parker, the motion passed 2-0 .  Mr. Parker would like to have Bill Prigge
              look into appointing two supervisors to fill the vacant positions.

***     CORRECTED WENNIGER MERGER:  Reviewed

***     DRA COMMUNITY ACTION REPORT:  Reviewed

***     BTLA – MEDIATION FOR DWINELL CASE:  Mrs. Thompson will notify Gary Roberge from Avitar

***     BTLA – UPDATE ON BEQUAERT CASE:  Mrs. Thompson will contact Gary

***     REQUEST FROM PAULA FOR DAY OFF:  Mr. Parker moved to approve, the motion was seconded by Mr. Yon, the motion
               passed 2-0.

***     NON-PUBLIC PERSONNEL
                      At 9:2 0 pm, Mr. Parker made a motion to go into Non-Public Session under RSA 91 A:3 II (e). Mr. Yon  
               seconded the motion. The motion passed 2-0. Roll Call Vote:  Mr. Parker – yes, Mr. Yon – yes
                    At 9:30 pm, Mr. Parker made a motion to go out of Non-Public Session under RSA 91 A:3 II (e). Mr. Yon
               seconded  the motion. The motion passed 2-0. Roll Call Vote:   Mr. Parker – yes, Mr. Yon – yes

             Mr. Yon made a motion to seal the records, the motion was seconded by Mr. Yon, the motion passed 2-0  .
              Roll Call Vote:  Mr. Parker – yes, Mr. Yon – yes

***     NON-PUBLIC PERSONNEL – EMPLOYEE EVALUATION
                     At 9:30 pm, Mr. Parker made a motion to go into Non-Public Session under RSA 91 A:3 II (e). Mr. Yon  
               seconded the motion. The motion passed 2-0. Roll Call Vote:  Mr. Parker – yes, Mr. Yon – yes
                    At 9:40 pm, Mr. Parker made a motion to go out of Non-Public Session under RSA 91 A:3 II (e). Mr. Yon
               seconded  the motion. The motion passed 2-0. Roll Call Vote:   Mr. Parker – yes, Mr. Yon – yes

             Mr. Yon made a motion to seal the records, the motion was seconded by Mr. Yon, the motion passed 2-0  .
              Roll Call Vote:  Mr. Parker – yes, Mr. Yon – yes

***     CABLE / INTERNET ISSUES:  

***           PLANNING BOARD:  Mulchaney  continued for an additional month.   They are working on a new livestock ordinance.   They
               can issue a citation.   
 

  • Minutes
  • Correspondence
  • Payroll and Accounts Payable Manifests

Mr. Yon moved to adjourn at  9:50 pm, the motion was seconded by Mr. Parker, the motion passed 2 -0.

Respectfully submitted,

Debbie Favreau
Administrative Assistant                                                                      

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                                                                                                              Thomas Parker, Chmn.                            


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                                                                                                              Carmen Yon                                                                                                             

                                                                                                    
                                                                                                   Board of Selectmen   
                


        
                
        


 
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