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Monday, May 11, 2015 5:00 p.m.

Selectmen Present: Howard M. Sheats, Jr., Gideon L. Nadeau, Sr and William T. Matson


Chairman Sheats called the meeting to order at 5:12 p.m.

5:15 pm Jeanne Drugg, Helping Hands – The Helping Hands would like to use the downstairs of the Kimball Hall for storage because they are losing their storage on School Street. The Selectmen have no problem with that as long as Mrs. Drugg arranges it with Kathy Marrotte. They would also like to be able to plug a freezer in. The Selectmen see no problem with that.

Selectman Nadeau MOVED to accept minutes from May 4, 2015 SECOND Selectmen Matson VOTE unanimous

Police Cruiser – Selectman Nadeau MOVED to have the police cruiser lettered Chairmen Sheats requested that Chief Ellis to come into next meeting to discuss the lettering so the motion was never carried.

5:27 pm – Richard Pelto / Jody McDermott: Went over the following figures with Mr. Pelto and Mrs. McDermott

$40,158.05 that is owed from back taxes (when property was taken)

$ 1,807.00 Second issue of 2014 taxes

$ 2,289.22 Lawyers fees

$ 2,845.88 Refund of taxes from 2008 (when property was taken)

$47,097.15 Total Owed

– 29,432.99 Mr. Pelto’s payment to release deed.

$17,664.16   Agreement to pay by May 11, 2020

Chairmen Sheats stated that they will give Mr. Pelto a 5 year no interest agreement on the $17,644.16 that is owed. It needs to be paid by May 11, 2020 or it will be foreclosed on. Chairman Sheats expressed to Mr. Pelto that as part of this agreement Mr. Pelto needs to stay current with all future property taxes (paying $600.00 monthly). If he defaults on this agreement he will be evicted and there will be no other options to keep the property. Default is defined as 30 days with no payment or not adhering to the agreement. Mrs. McDermott requested copies of the lawyer’s fees. Chairmen Sheats stated that as soon as we get the breakdown from Attorney Little we will get him copies. Mr. Pelto needs to come in on Tuesday morning to sign and notarize the agreement and also bring in a check for $29,432.99 so that the Selectmen can release the deed.

6:00 pm Warren Davis, Conservation Commission– 44 Pipeline Coalition letters were sent out. The Coalition is now interviewing lawyers. Mr. Davis is requesting that the Selectmen allow the Town of Troy help with the costs of the lawyer. Selectmen Matson MOVED to give $500 towards the cost of the legal fees for the Pipeline Coalition this one time for 2015. It is understood that the Conservation Commission will also give $500 towards the legal fees SECOND Selectmen Nadeau VOTE unanimous

Fairpoint – There are no long distance charges on the line item in the budget because a contract was supposed to be turned into Fairpoint to get a package with them that offered the long distance. Since it was not turned into Fairpoint we have continued to receive bills from AT & T for the long distance charges. The long distance line item is at 0 instead of a $1. Need to call LGC and see how they would like us to handle the long distance charges.

6:19 pm Shirley O’Dett – Her property at 10 Brickyard Rd was assessed in 2004 as a Ranch. Then in 2009 it was assessed as a mobile home. She is asking for an abatement for the years she was incorrectly assessed. Chairmen Sheats said that we would call LGC and see if there is anything that we can do for her as far as an abatement goes.

Employee BBQ – August 16th 1 to 4 pm. Selectmen will provide Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, and Rolls. Employees bring a dish.

Selectmen Matson asked about the staining of the deck at the community center. Selectmen Matson MOVED to have Selectmen Nadeau check with DA Brothers to check about the staining of the deck SECOND Selectmen Nadeau VOTE unanimous

Troy Mills – Selectmen Matson did a walk thru with Chet Rogers the appraiser. Selectmen Matson stated that Mr. Rogers suggested that the building be appraised as vacant open property. There is really no value to the property. Chairmen Sheats suggested that we have the new Troy Redevelopment Group to come in on Thursday, May 14th at 6:00 pm to go over where everything stands and to also give them all of the information that is here for the mills property.

Painting of the Town Hall – There is no money budgeted to paint the Town Hall

Welfare Assistance – Need to come up with allowances based on information that was collected from HUD, SNAP, The Town of Swanzey and The Town of Marlborough. Also need to call Market Basket and set-up a voucher system to be able to purchase meat.

7:09 pm Carrie Matson – Bob Hall wants to use the Community Center. He wants to show a presentation. Mrs. Matson gave the Selectmen a copy of the revised Community Center policy. Mrs. Matson shared that the occupancy numbers need to be posted in the building. Chairmen Sheats asked about the fee for renting the Community Center. Mrs. Matson stated that there really is not a set fee yet and that the Selectmen need to come up with that. Chairmen Sheats stated that the Recreation Committee needs to come up with a fee then present it to the Select Board. Mrs. Matson stated that we need to have an alcohol permit for when renters use the Community Center. At next weeks meeting the Select Board need to adopt the new policy for the Community Center.

7:30 pm Bruce Summers, Worldwide Computer Solutions – Went over the offsite backup of the computer systems. Mr. Summers suggested that we tie in the Police Department, The Water and Sewer Department and the Town Hall all together for their backups. That will limit the $.30 a GB to have the backups sent out to an offsite location. Mr. Summers is going to come up with a new quote based on the three departments and email it by Friday for review by the Selectmen on Monday, May 18th.

Selectmen Matson MOVED to adjourn at 8:00 pm SECOND Selectmen Nadeau VOTE unanimous

Administrative Assistant,

Alissa Fox


Howard M. Sheats, Jr. Chairman

William T. Matson.

Gideon L. Nadeau, Sr.