9/29/2014 SELECT BOARD MEETING MINUTES

SELECT BOARD MEETING MINUTES
TOWN OF TROY
Monday, September 29, 2014 – 5:00 p.m.
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Selectmen Present:  William T. Matson, Gideon L. Nadeau, Sr. and Robert J. Kemp, Jr.

Chairman Matson called the meeting to order at 5:05 p.m.

Administrative Business:
·    Payroll Register, September 29, 2014, reviewed and approved
·    Accounts Payable Register, September 29, 2014, reviewed and approved
·    Timber Tax Levy, Operation #14-453-08, Edward Dower, signed

Selectman Nadeau MOVED to accept the Meeting Minutes of September 22, 2014 as presented.  SECOND:  Selectman Kemp.  VOTE:  Unanimous.

5:20    Carrie Matson
Mrs. Matson is interested in the part-time position at the Samuel E. Paul Community Center.  The Selectmen need to pull the program together, how to go about renting and using the community center.  They are looking for an interim director leading up to Town Meeting for the will of the voters.

Chairman Matson MOVED to appoint Carrie Matson as the interim director of the Samuel E. Paul Community Center.  SECOND:  Selectman Nadeau.  VOTE:  Unanimous.

5:43    Steve Sawyer, 81 Prospect Street
Mr. Sawyer will file an Abatement Application for taxes assessed in 2014 because of the agricultural nature of the neighborhood; chickens, alpacas, goats and sheep in proximity to his property.  He said he moved into a residential neighborhood 27 years ago.  It has deteriorated since then.  Mr. Sawyer said it is an agricultural code enforcement issue.  The Selectmen have reviewed state statutes concerning livestock.  They don’t see a violation of statute or the Troy zoning ordinance.  Mr. Sawyer asked the Selectmen for a letter stating their position.

6:00    Public Works Director Jim Dicey
The Selectmen reviewed the two options from CLD Engineers for the additional $700 to complete the mailbox work on South Street, copy attached.   Selectman Nadeau said the engineer should have stopped construction when it was found that the mailboxes were being set in the middle of the sidewalk.

Chairman Matson MOVED to accept option 1 to get the mailboxes repaired.  SECOND:  Selectman Kemp.  VOTE:  Two in favor, one opposed; the motion passed.

Mr. Dicey said Jeff Taylor, Vegetation Control Service, Inc., will be in town on Friday to spray for Japanese knotweed.

Chairman Matson will contact Jody McDermott on behalf of the Public Works Department.   Mr. Dicey will need to bring two pieces of machinery across her property located at 71 Prospect Street, Map 18 Lot 51, to maintain the dam this fall.  Selectman Nadeau opposes Public Works working without a written agreement with Mrs. McDermott to access Silica Pond Dam via her property.

Mr. Dicey will get some pricing for warrant articles to replace the 2007 Dodge one ton and the 1988 John Deere backhoe with a new truck and a used backhoe for the 2015 Town Warrant.

Selectman Nadeau MOVED to allow Gary LeBlanc to use vacation time instead of sick time on Monday, September 29, 2014.  SECOND:  Selectman Kemp.  VOTE:  Unanimous.

6:25    Recreation Committee Chairman Jon Collins
Mr. Collins reviewed a proposed sign for the Kristen Davis-Hoffmann Memorial Skate Park.  Ron O’Keefe, LGC Risk Management Manager worked with Mr. Collins on the sign.  Mr. O’Keefe will also provide recommendations from LGC for signage for the ice skating rink.

The Selectmen appointed Carrie Matson as the interim director for the Samuel E. Paul Community Center.  She will administratively be charged with putting together an outline to set fees and procedures; interim until Town Meeting, then it will be a funded position.

Other Business:
Chairman Matson MOVED to accept Savings Bank of Walpole’s quote for a municipal loan in the amount of $32,440.00, with an interest rate of 2.25%, to be issued on or about October 6, 2014, with four annual installments, with the first payment due December 2014 , to purchase a 2014 Dodge Charger police cruiser.   SECOND:  Selectman Nadeau.  VOTE:  Unanimous.

Chairman Matson MOVED to include an article on the 2015 Town Warrant proposed by Bruce Johnson, Selectman, Town of Webster, NH, concerning school funding, copy attached.  SECOND:  Selectman Nadeau.  VOTE:  Unanimous.

Chairman Matson MOVED to authorize Mrs. Satas to post the Planning Board Secretary’s position in the Shopper News for one week.  SECOND:  Selectman Kemp.  VOTE:  Unanimous.

The Selectmen reviewed the operating budget for Kimball Hall with the recommendation to cancel the telephone, propane account, and to disconnect the electricity after the building is closed next week.

Chairman Matson MOVED to adjourn the meeting at 7:20 p.m.  SECOND:  Selectman Nadeau.  VOTE:  Unanimous.
TROY SELECT BOARD:

Cynthia N. Satas, Administrative Assistant

William T. Matson

Gideon L. Nadeau, Sr.

Robert J. Kemp, Jr.