BOARD MEETING MINUTES
July 21, 2010
Selectmen Present: Tom Parker, Susan Silverman & Nancy Carney
Mr. Parker opened the meeting at 7:00 pm
*** SIGN MANIFESTS: Reviewed and approved
7:00 MEET WITH CHIEF WAYNE KASSOTIS:
NON-PUBLIC SESSION – At 7:00pm, Mr. Parker made a motion to go into non-public session for personnel matters. Ms.
Carney seconded and the motion passed 3-0. Roll Call Vote: Mr. Parker - yes, Ms. Carney – yes, Mrs. Silverman – yes.
At 7:35pm, Mr. Parker made a motion to leave non-public session and seal the minutes. Mrs. Silverman seconded and the
motion passed 3-0. Roll Call Vote: Mr. Parker – yes, Ms. Carney – yes, Mrs. Silverman – yes.
7:15 MEET WITH JAMES LAVALLEY: Mr. Lavalley met with the board. Mr. Lavalley stated that the change of the UC from 10%
to 5% is incorrect. There is a lot of work that needs to be done on the second apartment. There is no plumbing, walls and
ceilings. Avitar has not been in the building. Mr. Lavalley stated that he has never received notification that his value has
increased. Mr. Parker stated that we are trying to schedule a meeting with the assessor from Avitar. We will try to schedule
an appointment to view this building. Mr. Lavalley stated that he had his bank do an appraisal. They came up with an
assessment of $225,000. Mr. Parker stated that bank appraisal are often different than assessment appraisals. Mr. Parker
stated that the values are based on values as of 2007.
7:45 MEET WITH ROB MULLER: Rob and Bonnie Muller met with the board with regard to a dispute with a neighbor. Mr. Muller
stated he has a summary sheet of what occurred in 2009. They started keeping track in March of 2009. They have had an
issue with three of their neighbors. The Morin’s with junk vehicles, O’Malleys with a goat and the Bussiere’s when he
wanted to start a business. Mr. Muller stated that Mr. Bussiere has been running a chop shop on his property since he was
denied permit by the Planning Board. There are flat bed trailers on the property and he is operating a used car business. He
is harassing everyone, peeling out of their yard. Mr. Muller stated that Morin’s are running a chop shop as well there is
constant activity. Mr. Parker questioned what he means by a chop shop. Mr. Muller stated he feels that they are receiving
stolen vehicles. Everyday the kid drives by his house and revs their car. Mr. Muller stated he has requested copies of
the incident reports from the police department. There should have been 70-100 incident reports, he received a handful.
Bonnie Muller stated that Rob got arrested for criminal threatening one day when he vocalized his complaints to the
neighbors. Gary Morin swerved his motorcycle at Rob one day when he was getting his mail and tried to hit him, nothing has
been done about this. Sunday, July 18th Rob was walking his dog past the Bussieres driveway, Mr. Bussiere started
ranting and raving and told Rob if he didn’t stop harassing him he was going to kill him. Officer Cassidy went to the house,
On Monday Mr. Muller called the police at 6:15 left a message with dispatch, he called again at 10:15 left a message, the
Chief finally called him back at 1:30. Bonnie stated that she met with the chief last evening told him all of this is acting up
again. Her main concern is that he needs to contact them and keep them updated about what is going on. Chief gave her his
word that he is acting on this, he is working on the motorcycle issue the paperwork is with the prosecutor. Officer Cassidy was
supposed to visit Mr. Bussieres today. Their concern is that this is being followed up on by the chief. Rob Muller stated that
when he was arrested for criminal threatening he was never read his rights. He did not threaten anyone. Mr. Muller stated
that there is an aquifer in the rear of the Bussieres property and they have a firing range, he feels that conservation should look
into this. Bonnie stated that they want to make sure that Chief Kassotis follows through on this. She feels that Jack Bussiere
is volatile and that he might do something. Bonnie stated that she would like to make sure that Mark Sweeney is following
through on violations. Mr. Moller stated that Chief told him a year ago that it was a conspiracy that these people had against
him. Mr. Moller stated that his civil rights are being violated. They have entered his property and damaged his house.
Bonnie Muller stated that when Rob was arrested they requested incident reports they had to request this twice and received
an incomplete report. Mr. Parker stated that there is not much the Board of Selectmen can get involved in with regard to this
matter, we will speak with the Chief.
*** BUILDING PERMIT
Richard Whipple (Map 2, Lot 29): Mrs. Silverman moved to approve the motion was seconded by Ms. Carney, the motion
Deborah Hewitt (Map 2, Lot 9-1: Mrs. Silverman moved to approve the motion was seconded by Ms. Carney, the motion
*** OCCUPANCY PERMIT
Luanne Leblanc: Mrs. Silverman moved to approve the motion was seconded by Ms. Carney, the motion
Melonie Goodrich: Mrs. Silverman moved to approve the motion was seconded by Ms. Carney, the motion
*** VENDOR PERMIT: This is for an auction at Crossroads warehouse. The board approved
Mrs. Silverman stated that she has a concern with the signs for the farm stand at The Depot store. He can only have on
Patel violation we should have what was approved for their site plan review. Anything not on there needs to be removed.
Mrs. Carney would like to write a letter to Mr. Patel with a copy to Mr. Dwinell that only signs that have been approved will be
allowed, and then we need do a sign inventory of all businesses.
Mr. Parker feels that we should have a folder with all code violations and a place where the board can reference this. He
would like to meet with Mark Sweeny once a month for a review of cases.
*** REVIEW POLICE LOG: Reviewed
*** REVIEW CORRECTION OF WEST LAKE ROAD 911:
*** LETTER FROM SCOTT NICKERSON: We will contact Mr. Nickerson and let him know we are trying to meet with the
assessor. We will contact him to make an appointment.
*** LAUREL LAKE BEACH TESTING: reviewed
*** MEETING WITH JOE HOPPOCK SCHEDULED TUESDAY, JULY 27TH AT 9:00 AM: Ms. Carney stated that she was
taking photographs in this area yesterday and there is no water there now. The dam is out of the water. It is a very long
dam. Mr. Parker will speak with Joe Hoppock Thursday and see if we should cancel this meeting.
*** SOUTHWEST REGION PLANNING COMMISSION
TOOLS FOR REDEVELOPMENT – July 22, 2010 at 12:00 pm:
*** SHORELANDS ISSUE – SHOULD WE CONTACT MOLLY KELLY
VIEW PICTURES OF OLSON PROPERTY: The board would like to contact Molly Kelly with regard to this issue. Mr.
Parker will contact her. Mr. Parker would also like to speak with her with regard to the welcome sign. Mr. Parker would also
like to discuss sidewalks with her.
*** OIL BID: Our oil bid has been awarded to Jackson Oil. When Paula figured our consumption last year it was about 9,000
gallons a year. Our bid specifications was for 16,000 – 18,000 . Jackson Energy is questioning if they can sell some of the
reserved gallons to someone else. The board would like to reserve 14,000 gallons.
Brad Decatur would like to look at all furnaces. The board would like to schedule cleanings notify departments of when
the cleaning is and they can plan to be there.
*** WELFARE: Mr. Parker stated that he is concerned with the amount of time that Mrs. Thompson needs to spend on Welfare.
He feels that her workload is getting too heavy. Mrs. Silverman stated that we used to have a separate welfare officer and
feels that we should separate out this position.
*** DEPUTY TAX COLLECTORS HOURS: Mrs. Wright has told Denise Nolan that since she is going to training in August she
is not going to schedule her hours for work in August. We have a contract with Denise to work during August. We will write
a letter to Mrs. Wright and state that under Mrs. Nolan’s contract it include hours for August. The board would like to make
arrangements to meet with board.
*** TREASURERS REPORT MONTH OF JUNE: Reviewed
*** Town hall tower need to be looked at. Ed talked to Steve Filipi it will be late summer early fall before he can get to the doors
the public safety building. Mr. Parker stated he feels that we need to have a building agent. We will put an ad in the
newsletter advertising this position.
Mrs. Silverman moved to adjourn at 10:10 pm, the motion was seconded by Mr. Parker the motion passed 3-0.
Thomas Parker, Chmn.
Board of Selectmen