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Selectmen's Meeting Minutes 03/19/03
BOARD MEETING MINUTES
March 19, 2003


Selectmen Present:  Mrs. Knight and Mr. Clukey
Selectmen Absent:  Mrs. Silverman  



PRIMARY:


7:15    MEET WITH GENE CUOMO, ROAD AGENT:  
                         Disaster Money:  There is a meeting scheduled to review the information
                         that is required.  Mr. Cuomo stated that it is his personal feeling that this
                         was not a disaster.   

                          Mr. Cuomo stated that he owns 18 acres on Brigham Hill Road.  Where
                          the sign is on this road there is 10’ of road frontage on the Class VI
                          portion.  Where we actually maintain is about 40’.  Mr. Clukey stated
                          that he would base this on where it is maintained to.  The board would
                          allow a building permit based the fact that he has enough road frontage
                          on the Class V road to put in a driveway. Mr. Cuomo stated that he
                          would put an easement on his deed to allow the town to turn around on
                          this property.      

                          Road Agent:  Mr. Cuomo stated that he has rethought his position with
                          regard to his resignation as the Road Agent.  Mr. Cuomo stated that he is
                          aware that he is to critical of himself and not always the best leader.  He
                          feels he would benefit from some management courses.  Mr. Cuomo
                          stated that if the board has an application that they feel is better qualified
                          than he is, then they should hire them.   If not he is willing to stay.   The
                          board would still add the fourth full time person.  Mr. CuOmo stated that
                          he has had a few calls with regard to mud roads. He is doing everything
                          he can to maintain them.    

                          Mr. Cuomo stated that the Transfer Station can be a problem.  He feels
                          there should be some changes.          

                          Mailbox:  Mr. Cuomo stated that he recently read an article with regard
                          to setbacks for mailboxes and the towns liability.  It was suggested that
             
                         the town adopt an ordinance with regard to this.         

                          10-year road plan:  Mr. Cuomo feels that this document needs to be
                          updated.    

***     REVIEW/DISCUSS NEWSLETTER ARTICLES: Reviewed

***     REVIEW LETTER FROM MEMORIAL DAY COMMITTEE
·       Sign appointments:   Signed

***     DISCUSS RECIEPT OF DISCRETIONARY PRESERVATION EASEMENT APPLICATION AND SET DATE FOR PUBLIC HEARING:  We must act on these applicationS within 60 days of receipt.   The Deadline is April 15 for filing.  Mrs. Thompson would like to schedule a public hearing on April 23, 2003 at 7:00 PM on these applications.  

***     SIGN PARTICIPATION FORM FOR HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION PROJECT:  Reviewed and signed.

***     REVIEW SIGN PERMIT APPLICATION:  The board determined that this application meets the sign permit regulations.  This application was approved.  

***     DISCUSS COLLECTION OF TAXES ON DONATED PROPERTY:  This on the land that was voted to accept at Town Meeting.    The taxes on this property were not paid last year.  Mr. Clukey feels that we should abate these taxes.   Mr. Clukey made a motion to abatement the taxes on this property, Mrs. Knight seconded.  The motion passed 2-0.   Mrs. Knight feels in the future we need to make it clear if someone is gifting land to the town they need to pay the back taxes.  

***     DISCUSS VIRTUAL TOWN HALL SERVICE AGREEMENT FOR TOWN WEB SITE:  Mrs. Thompson has received two quotes for the creation of a web sit.  The quote from Virtual Town Hall is  $395 to set up and $995 a year for maintenance.  She did receive another quote, which was substantially more.   We will be able to link to other town websites.  The board approved to contract with Virtual Town Hall.   

***     TOWN CLERK/TAX COLLECTOR VACATION: Reviewed

***     DISCUSS ATTENDENCE AT REGIONAL SELECTMEN’S MEETING 3/29/03:  This is in Dublin at the public library.   Mrs. Knight may be out of town.  Mr. Clukey will not be attending.   


***     QUESTIONS – ELDERLY EXEMPTION APPLICATION:
                        Mrs. Thompson was reviewing the assets listed on an application.  She would like to write a letter to confirm that this is an accurate list.          


***     REVIEW SURVEY INFORMATION FOR LAND OWNED BY ROBERT AND NANCY HARKINS:  Mrs. Thompson received a call from Mr. Harkins stating that he had a survey done on his property.  Some land that he purchased from the town it appears that he already owned a piece of.  Ed Goodrich the surveyor told Mrs. Thompson that he would be happy to meet with the board to discuss this matter.  When Mr. Harkins returns form Florida the board will meet with him and Mr. Goodrich.   Mrs. Thompson will send Mr. Harkins a letter to contact us when he returns to schedule a meeting.          
 
***     REVIEW TREASURER’S MONTHLY REPORT: Reviewed

***     REVIEW RESULTS OF MRSD VOTING: Reviewed

***     REVIEW LETTER FROM PRIMEX RE: TRANSFER STATION: Reviewed

***                  CEMETERY COMMISSIONERS:  John Greer received the most write in votes.  He does want to serve as a commissioners.    Mr. Greer will fill the three-year term. Mrs. Wright will contact the individuals that received the most votes to determine if they are interested in filling this position.  

     
 

SECONDARY:
·       Various committee/board minutes
·       Newsletters
·       Review Police logs/reports

SIGNED:

·       Minutes
·       Correspondence
·       Payroll and Accounts Payable Manifests

There being no further business, at 8:55 PM Mr. Clukey made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Mrs. Knight and passed 2-0.

Submitted by,                                   

Debbie Favreau                          
Joan Knight
Andrew D. Clukey
BOARD OF SELECTMEN

 
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