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
0:12:35 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.
1:16:12 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
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
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)
2:09:20 OTHER GOVERNMENT
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
2:19:23 LONG TERM BONDS AND NOTES
(Principle fire station, ambulance, etc.)
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?
2:34:40 Post the department budgets online for public comment
2:36:00 Transfer station scales again
2:41:50 Carla: Budget workshop