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Selectmen's Meeting Minutes 12/09/04
BOARD MEETING MINUTES
December 9, 2004

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

Mrs. Silverman convened the meeting at 7:00pm.  


PRIMARY:

7:00            NON-PUBLIC SESSION – DISABLED EXEMPTION 7:00 7:09
                          At 7:00 PM, Mr. Clukey made a motion to go into Non-Public Session
                        under RSA 91 A:3 II  (e). Mrs. Knight seconded the motion. The  
                        motion passed 3-0.  Roll  Call Vote;   Mr. Clukey – yes, Mrs. Knight –
                        yes, Mrs. Silverman - yes.
                         At 7:09 pm. Mr. Clukey made a motion to go out of Non-Public Session
                        under RSA 91 A:3 II  (e). Mrs. Knight seconded the motion. The
                        motion passed 3-0.


                      7:10 7:18
                         At 7:10 PM, Mr. Clukey made a motion to go into Non-Public Session
                        under RSA 91 A:3 II  (e). Mrs. Knight seconded the motion. The  
                        motion passed 3-0.  Roll  Call Vote;   Mr. Clukey – yes, Mrs. Knight –
                        yes, Mrs. Silverman - yes.
                         At 7:18 pm. Mr. Clukey made a motion to go out of Non-Public Session
                        under RSA 91 A:3 II  (e). Mrs. Knight seconded the motion. The
                        motion passed 3-0.



7:15    MEET WITH CARMEN YON – RECYCLING COMMITTEE:  Mr. Yon stated  that they have not been meeting recently.  There appears to be no pressing issues.  Mr. Yon will write up a report on what the committee has done.  Mr. Yon stated that the amount recycled has been pretty constant year to year.    

7:45    MEET WITH CONSERVATION COMMISSION
·       Discuss budget:   They have increased salaries for secretarial.  They have spent $1200 this year.  $1500 for secretary and $500 for GPS.  Consultant services they are proposing to complete a natural resources inventory of the town forest.  Training is for the GPS. Mrs. Silverman questioned why they wish to survey Scott Brook.  Mrs. Zug stated that this would mark the boundaries.      Mrs. Thompson questioned mileage.   They did not budget any money for mileage, we paid a requisition this week for one of the members.  Mr. Yon added $100 for mileage.    

·       Discuss conservation easements on town owned land:  Mrs. Zug submitted a copy of the article the Conservation Commission is requesting the Selectmen submit on the Warrant.  Mrs. Silverman questioned what the intent of this is?  Mrs. Zug stated that the purpose is to ensure that this land is maintained as conservation land.  She spoke with the Monadnock Conservancy and we could write into the easement for the removal of gravel from the Katie Metzger Forest.     Mrs. Silverman questioned if we would regulate ATV’s.  Mr. Yon stated that we could customize this document.  Mr. Yon stated that it would be up to the Selectmen to approve the easement parcel by parcel.  Mrs. Thompson stated that the parcels would have to be surveyed if they had not already been done.  Mr. Yon stated that there is also a fee for the Conservancy.   Mrs. Zug stated that the average cost is $3000 for each parcel plus the cost of the survey.  Mr. Yon stated that the cost for this could come out of the conservation account.  Mrs. Knight stated that her concern is that one board does not lock a future board into something that they do not want restrictions on in the future.  Mrs. Clukey stated that we would need to try to determine what we would want from the land and have this written into the easement.  Mrs. Silverman stated that she would support this article, but she would like the Conservation Commission to speak to this.           

Mrs. Silverman feels that the Conservation Commission should also be interested in acquiring additional parcels for protection.  Mrs. Zug stated that the commission will be discussing at their next meeting a discussion with Antioch for a community into action forum.             

8:15            MEET WITH SUPERVISORS OF THE CHECKLIST
·       Discuss budget:  They have budgeted for two elections.    They have lowered advertising since there are less elections next year as well as printing.  Dues and subscriptions are up for the internet connection.  They have budgeted for a new computer.  The existing one is old and at the last election this crashed.  

The board will give the Supervisors a key to the building.  The board stated that they can use the Code Enforcement Office.  Mrs. Silverman stated that they would need to move some of the furniture around in this office.           

***                  DISCUSS HEALTH, PROPERTY INSURANCE AND WORKERS COMPENSATION:  
                       We can keep our Unemployment with Primex.   We will switch our Workers Compensation to Local Government Center.       

***                  TEMPLETON TURNPIKE BRIDGE UPDATE:  There is a report from the State.  Mr. Cuomo met with the individual from bridge maintenance.  He will speak with Bob Barry and put some proposals together for us.   The last time we put the money into road projects.   We have around $40,000 carry over for road projects this year.   The board would like to pay for this project out of this money.  They would like to look into repair of the other bridge on the red list.    

***     DISCUSS ESTABLISHING A CAPITAL RESERVE ACCOUNT FOR BRIDGE REPAIR:   There is a total of six bridges that we have.  

***     2004 GENERAL GOVERNMENT BUILDING PROJECTS:  We will go ahead with finishing floors, circuits in Jane Wright’s office and automatic start for the generator.    

***     SCHEDULE FOR BOS MEETING THE WEEK OF 12/20/04:   The board will meet for a work session to discuss the budget on Monday, December 20, 2004 at 5:30.   

***     NON-PUBLIC SESSION – PERSONNEL EVALUATIONS:
                         At 9:16 PM, Mr. Clukey made a motion to go into Non-Public Session
                        under RSA 91 A:3 II  (a). Mrs. Knight seconded the motion. The  
                        motion passed 3-0.  Roll  Call Vote;   Mr. Clukey – yes, Mrs. Knight –
                        yes, Mrs. Silverman - yes.
                         At 9:20 pm. Mr. Clukey made a motion to go out of Non-Public Session
                        under RSA 91 A:3 II  (a). Mrs. Knight seconded the motion. The
                        motion passed 3-0.
 

***     NON-PUBLIC SESSION – PERSONNEL ISSUE:
                     9:20 – 9:22
                         At 9:20 PM, Mr. Clukey made a motion to go into Non-Public Session
                        under RSA 91 A:3 II  (a). Mrs. Knight seconded the motion. The  
                        motion passed 3-0.  Roll  Call Vote;   Mr. Clukey – yes, Mrs. Knight –
                        yes, Mrs. Silverman - yes.
                         At 9:22 pm. Mr. Clukey made a motion to go out of Non-Public Session
                        under RSA 91 A:3 II  (a). Mrs. Knight seconded the motion. The
                        motion passed 3-0.

***    APPOINT MEMBER TO THE COMMON COMMITTEE:  Signed

***     REVIEW LETTER FROM TRUSTEES OF THE TRUST FUNDS TO THE VILLAGE WATER COMMISSIONERS:   Reviewed

***     TOWN TREASURER’S MONTHLY REPORT:  Reviewed

***     REVIEW ATTORNEY MULLINS HEARINGS REPORT:  Reviewed

***                  RECREATION COMPUTER:  Mrs. Stark stated that she needs to purchase a new computer.  She spoke with Lee Parsons he would purchase her old computer for $100 or barter for $200 for service.  Mrs. Thompson stated that we could use her old monitor, Mrs. Favreau’s monitor is acting funny.  She has looked into a computer from Dell it is around $1300.  Mrs. Silverman moved to sign this requisition, Mrs. Knight seconded, the motion passed 3-0.     

***                 Templeton Turnpike Mrs. Thompson stated that Craig Chamberlain has a purchase and sale on a 400 acre parcel, we might want to consider speaking with him with regard to purchasing this when he is done logging.     

***                  Planning Board:  Mrs. Thompson is uncomfortable with writing the notice of decisions for the Planning Board since we were not in attendance at the meeting.  Mrs. Silverman would like to have Margo Best complete these.         

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There being no further business, at 9:33 PM Mr. Clukey made a motion to adjourn.  Mrs. Silverman seconded and the motion passed 3-0.


 
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