Boat Access Open at Lower Beech Pond

Someone has moved the rock that was blocking the access to Lower Beech Pond at Brown Road.

As you can see in the video, it’s evident that the rock was dragged along the shoulder. It has been left a considerable distance from its prior position. It is also within the town’s right of way, which extends 14’3″ to either side of the pavement.

Here’s what the access looks like today:

And here’s what it looked liked a few days ago:

Narcan Training at Tuftonboro Free Library

Carroll County Coalition for Public Health presented a free training in the use of NarCan at the Tuftonboro Free Library on Friday, May 5. NarCan, also known as Naloxone, is used to reverse drug overdoses.

Video thanks to Joe Kowalski.

Annual Town-Wide Roadside Cleanup on Saturday

Although it’s supposed to rain, Saturday morning is the annual town-wide roadside cleanup.

Residents have been signing up since Town Meeting to divy up certain section of roads in town. Trash bags will be available at the Town Office from 8Am-12PM.

If you’re able to, please come join your fellow Tuftonboro residents in keeping our town beautiful.

 

 

Cat Adoptions at Lakes Region Humane Society

PICK YOUR PRICE CAT ADOPTION PROMOTION
Friday, April 14th – Saturday, April 29th 
You can adopt a fully vaccinated, spayed/neutered, cat for as little as FREE if that is what works best for you.
Promotion valid to approved adopters. Offer excludes kittens.
View available pets and submit an adoption application at: www.LRHS.net

Selectmen’s Meeting for April 10, 2017

Time stamps are approximate:

0:01 Pledge of Allegiance
0:25 Library update
Christy doesn’t like Trump’s proposed budget that cuts federal funding to libraries
Friends of the Library to donate another $10k. $40k+ over last… ten years.
new fiction book club starting
5:20 NarCan training at library on May 5
7:00 Bill asks Christy to attend emergency management debriefing on Friday
8:10 Roads department update
$5,000 over cleanup budget already
45 road events this year (29 last year)
Dame, New, and Brown Roads are in particularly tough shape
12:15 Selectmen discuss planned emergency management debriefing
13:15 Review and approve minutes
19:18 Signature file
Public employee salary adjustment for RETROACTIVE PAY RAISES
21:00 written permission to send information to auditors
23:20 copier agreement: $.13 per page (Lloyd misread: fee is actual 1.5 cents per page!)
Chip: that gives us a basis for charging for copies
25:10 Veteran’s credit for property taxes two properties
first approved, second denied — application by surviving spouse who moved to NH after the veteran died. credit only available to resident veterans and surviving spouses
31:08 tax levy gravel pit
32:00 notice to excavate
33:55 Continued Business
Board meeting schedule
40:00 Brown Road
Chip: Carolyn Sundquist told Steinmens they could put the boulders in place.
45:25 Lloyd asks for public comment
Bob & Sue both said just remove the rocks
Chip: The rocks were placed there because one selectman made a decision so we need to make a decision as a board
Max: Aren’t the rock the Steinman’s property? If the town removes them, might the Steinmans retaliate legally?
Jim: Just wants to be sure so that if we move the rocks we don’t have to do it again
52:00 Town copy policy
53:40 Bill: clear that “actual cost” not intended to cover labor!
54:45 Chip: We’re not in it for profit
55:05 Lloyd NH supreme court accepted Merrimack county Superior Court decision (Kelley v. Hooksett Assessing Office, Case No. 11-CV-266): you can’t charge for labor.
57:00 Chip: spending $275/hr for an attorney to argue about cost of copy. (Chip probably misspoke: Sager’s last known fee was $175/hour)
57:50 Chip motion to change copy fee to $.15 per page. Motion passes 3-0.
58:50 Police cruiser
59:09 Lang Pond
Review checklist (Jim Bean)
1:11:25 Jack Parsons
1:11:55 Update town contact list (?)
1:12:30 Lake Road boat ramp proposal
1:13:45 Selectmen’s update
Bill:
Planning board
cemetery trustees
old homes days committee will meet April 18 (open meeting)
Master plan update. Zoning in town.
Lloyd: Multitown roundtable April 11 at 6:30 at the fire station in Tuftonboro
1:21:00 Lloyd is recusing himself from fire department-related issues since he’s on the department
1:21:30 Correspondence
1:21:40 Brown Road correspondence
1:23:25 Lloyd wants to send $100 from the town to special olympics in honor of Steve Honeycutt (his obit. requests such donations in lieu of flowers)
1:24:50 RTK response to Ed Comeau
1:32:00 Chip felt Sager’s response was trying to pick a fight and Chip wants to avoid that.
1:34:09 Continue with other correspondence
1:42:13 Other Business
Court case continued. No hearing on April 18.
1:44:00 Public Input
1:44:20 Bob McWhirter asked about emergency management debriefing scheduled for Friday.
1:46:33 Max Ledoux asked the board to investigate using a payroll company to process employee paychecks
Joe Kowalski: Is there a fee for bringing in your own scanner to make copies of public records (No)
1:48:00 Guy Pike: Municipal estoppel (re Brown Road)
1:49:40 motion to adjourn

 

 

 

Lake Road Boat Ramp Reconstruction Project

Request for Proposal

This project will consist of reconstruction of a boat ramp and culvert along the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee in the Town of Tuftonboro, NH.

State of NH Wetlands Permit By Notification # 2017-00883

Work consists of replacement of concrete boat ramp and repair of existing culvert. All work to be reviewed and inspected.

Sealed Bids for the project on Lake Road should be in by 11:00am on May 22, 2017. Any bids received after this time will not be accepted.

The bids will be opened at the Selectmen’s meeting on that day at 4:00pm.

All bids should be mailed to:
Town of Tuftonboro
P.O. Box 98
Center Tuftonboro, NH 03816

The drawings and specifications are available at the Town Office for viewing.

Town of Tuftonboro Town Offices: 240 Middle Rd Tuftonboro, NH 03816 603-569-4539 X15

NarCan Training Offered at Tuftonboro Free Library

Carroll County Coalition for Public Health will be conducting a free Narcan training on Friday, May 5th, from 5 to 6:30PM at the Tuftonboro Free Library. Narcan, also known as Naloxzone, is an easy to use nasal spray medication that temporarily reverses the effects of an opioid overdose.

Narcan kits will be available at the event, but can also be purchased over the counter without a prescription at Rite Aid or CVS, according to numerous news reports in New Hampshire media.

For more information visit www.nhtreatment.org.