Selectmen’s Meeting October 2, 2017

Timestamps below fold: 

0:00:00 Call to Order / Pledge of Allegiance

0:00:30 PUBLIC COMMENT

Max: Do you accept the Superior Court’s decision in Tuftonboro vs. Ledoux/McWhirter that there is no actual cost to the town for Right to Know requests?

0:11:45 DEPARTMENT UPDATES

0:11:50 LIBRARY

0:12:35 Septic tank drained

0:15:00 BUILDINGS/ CODE

0:17:15 Union Wharf

0:23:35 FIRE & RESCUE

0:26:00 Selectmen Marcussen arrives

0:29:50 Camps must have a “life safety inspection” by Fire Department each year by June. No additional expense — covered by salary already paid

Discussion of FEMA reimbursement. List of bridges in town that state has imposed weight limit on — prevents some FD trucks from crossing.

0:44:55 TRANSFER STATION

Monthly numbers updates

0:52:00 Clay submitted weight scales purchase to CIP for measuring construction debris and accurately charging.

New Hampshire the Beautiful may donate $5,000 toward the purchase

0:52:20 Compactor should be replaced soon

0:56:30 Bill: you put weight scale as 2019. Why not 2018? Clay: Too much planning required first. Will need to build a new facility.

1:04:42 ASSESSOR

Utility poles

1:16:12 HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT

New carbon monoxide detector for garage.

1:16:25 $6,150 estimate for repainting garage

Cleaning ditches and culverts

Installed weight limit signs on Sodom Road

1:18:00 Japanese Knotweed sprayed on Brown, Durgin, Union Wharf, Sodom, Transfer Station Roads

1:20:43 Lloyd: beaver population returning around Mirror Lake

1:22:45 Clay used to be a truck driver

1:28:00 more paving

1:32:10 Jim Bean would like next year’s warrant article for paving to be the same, but to increase the highway department budget for prep work.

1:38:35 Roadside mowing

1:40:30 Chip: trees that are cut on the side of the road beyond to the land owner, not to the town.

1:42:35 SIGNATURE FILE

BeveridgeFest 2018

Dave Allwyn

1:44:35 SELECTMEN’S UPDATE

1:53:40 review library & transfer station budget on Friday

Grant to replace six-wheel plow truck

1:58:25 Bill: Milfoil harvesting

1:59:28 Lloyd: Drug take-back day at transfer station

2:00:10 REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES

2:03:00 Karen reads statement by Christie Sarles: Library Trustees have no plans to hire more staff

2:03:45 CORRESPONDENCE

1.2% “Cost of Living Adjustment” (COLA) to public employee salaries, regardless of merit.

2:07:10 BUDGET REVIEW

2:07:15 LEGAL SERVICES

Bill: this budget shows no legal bill for zoning, but there’s been ongoing legal action (Dietz lawsuit)

Approve 3-0

2:09:20 OTHER GOVERNMENT

Approve 3-0

2:10:30 DIRECT ASSISTANCE

2:13:00 Bill: essentially doesn’t matter what we budget. We have to spend what we have to spend. If we’ve under-budgeted we just move from somewhere else

2:14:15 Chip motion to adjust budget from $30k to $25k.

Motion passes 3-0

2:16:49 PATRIOTIC PURPOSES

Approved 3-0

2:17:26 GIFTS

Approved 3-0

2:18:45 CONSERVATION

Tabled

2:19:23 LONG TERM BONDS AND NOTES

(Principle fire station, ambulance, etc.)

Approve 3-0

2:21:45 PUBLIC INPUT

Betsy: what was the budget number for LEGAL

Max: Transfer station scales

2:25:17 Max: 6-wheel truck? Didn’t we already replace that?

2:34:07 Assessor?

2:34:40 Post the department budgets online for public comment

2:36:00 Transfer station scales again

2:41:50 Carla: Budget workshop

2:42:53 Adjournment

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Max Ledoux

Author: Max Ledoux

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4 thoughts on “Selectmen’s Meeting October 2, 2017”

  1. Max, Expecting Hacks to just say what is clear to even the simplest mind is impossible. They think they are so smug and cleaver.
    Skip

  2. Having spent hours removing beaver dams in Dishwater Brook at the recommendation of Steve Doyon from DES I am also aware that the legal responsibility for removing said dams falls on the abutting property owners, not the Town!

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