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Selectmen's Meeting Minutes 03/29/06
BOARD MEETING MINUTES
March 29, 2006

Selectmen Present:  Andrew Clukey and Thomas Parker
Selectmen Absent:  Michael Methe

Mr. Clukey opened the meeting at 7:00 PM

PRIMARY:

7:15pm          MEET WITH ANN CRAMER:  Mrs. Cramer stated that she lives on Church Street.  She stated that she
                         would like to report violations of the Land Use Codes by two of her neighbors Craig and Bernadette
                         Heitala, they have a horse, chickens and roosters and  Wayne Eurenski & Lois Kelly have roosters and
                         geese.    Mr. Clukey stated that according to the Town Meeting  this is allowed on 1 acre.   Mrs. Cramer
                         stated that this was in the residential zone and would require a Special Exception.  Mr. Parker stated that
                         the board would need to look at the ordinance to determine what applies.    Mr. Parker would like to have
                         Mrs. Gillis put this issue on the agenda of the next Planning Board meeting.    

7:30            MEET WITH DOROTHY ZUG
·       Review draft of conservation easement for town forests:  Mrs. Zug has drafted a letter with regard to the easement for the town forest she would like the board to send. (see attached) . Mr. Parker stated that the Whitcomb property was not given to the town for conservation.  When Mrs. Whitcomb passed away the land was given to the town as an offset for expenses paid on behalf of Mrs. Whitcomb.  Mr. Parker is concerned with the cost for putting this land under the conservancy.  He feels that the town could be spending this money more wisely by purchasing land.   Mrs. Zug does not feel that this land will need to be surveyed.        
·       Review and sign contract with Antioch for Community Forum:   They are moving ahead.  They have put a flier in the newsletter.   

8:00                   MEET WITH JOEL BERG:      Mrs. Berg stated that they are asking for a building permit.  They own two lots and have been told they cannot merge the lots because of a discontinued Class VI road between the two properties.  Mr. Parker stated he is not sure if that road is discontinued subject to gates and bars or not.  Mr. Parker feels that the board would like to review this case with an attorney.                     

***     DISCUSS SELECTMEN MEETING SCHEDULE:  The board will discuss this next week

***             EMAIL FROM MR. AND MRS. SHERMAN – REVIEW DRAFT LETTER:  Reviewed

***             UPDATE ON CLEAN-UP PROGRESS ON PROPERTY RTE 119W:  They are in the process of
                         cleaning this up and plan to be out of there by April 4.

***             DISCUSS ISSUANCE OF CONFIRMATORY DEED FOR JARVIS PROPERTY:  The board will review
                          this issue.

***             REPORT OF ZBA MEETING:  The appeal for Patel was granted.   They will need to go back to the
                         Planning Board for a Site Plan Review.  

***             INFORMATION REGARDING DEVELOPMENT OF CELL PHONE POLICY:   Mrs. Thompson received a
                          memo that the IRS is picking up cell phone use in municipalities.  The town needs to have a policy which
                          states that the cell phone must be used for town use only that personal calls cannot be made from these
                          phones.  

***             MEMORIAL DAY EVENTS – SIGN PARADE PERMIT:  Signed
                         Mr. Clukey moved to appoint Dave Kinney, Robert Brewster, Michael Grab and George Chapman to this
                         Committee. Mr. Parker seconded, the motion passed 2-0.

***             RESIGNATION OF CAROLYN EDWARDS AS LIBRARY TRUSTEE
                         RECOMMENDATION OF LIBRARY TRUSTEES FOR REPLACEMENT:    The board accepted Mrs.
                          Edwards resignation.   The Library Trustees are recommending Kathy Talbot to replace her.  Mr. Parker
                          moved to appoint Mrs. Talbot, the motion was passed by Mr. Clukey, the motion passed 2-0.   

***                      APPOINT ZBA MEMBERS:  The ZBA would like to appoint Susan Silverman and re-appoint Connie  
                          Porter.  Mr. Parker would like to hold off on this until there is a full board.  

***                     NON- PUBLIC LEGAL ISSUE:  8:40    
                            At 8:40 PM, Mr. Clukey made a motion to go into Non-Public Session
                        under RSA 91 A:3 II  (a). Mr. Parker  seconded the motion. The motion passed 2-0.  Roll  Call Vote;   Mr.
                        Clukey – yes, Mr. Parker – yes.
                         At 8:50 PM. Mr. Clukey made a motion to go out of Non-Public Session
                        under RSA 91 A:3 II  (e). Mr. Parker seconded the motion. The motion passed 2-0


***                     TOLTONS:  They have all of their land except 3 acres in current use.  They wish to add additional land
                          into current use.   Mr. Parker has researched this and cannot determine where is not in current use.   We
                          will request that they submit a new map  indicating what is to be in current use and the portion out of
                          current use.

***                     ASSESSING:  Mr. Parker stated that depreciation  was not changed on assessments from the previous
                          assessment.  Mr. Parker would like to know the criteria for the condition factor.  Mr. Parker would also like
                          to have specific criteria of the grade of houses.     

***                    Welch:  Mr. Parker would like the board to decide if we should charge this a buildable for 2005 since she
                        could have still constructed a building as of April 1.  Mrs. Thompson stated that we need to determine the
                        same for Ronald  Morey.  Mr. Parker feels that we need evidence that the building was lived in.  Mrs.
                        Thompson stated that we had Chief Newton go to this property and he confirmed that Mr. Morey was living
                        in this structure.            

***                    POLICE GARAGE:  Mr. Parker feels that we should be considering putting the police station somewhere
                        central in town with a garage.   

***                    LEGAL REPRESENTATION:  Mr. Clukey spoke with Attorney  Prigge with regard to representing the town
                        for the BTLA he declined and recommended Orr & Reno      

***                    INTENTS:  Mr. Parker would like to hire a forester to look at the intents for Properties Incorporated          

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