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Select Board Minutes: December 12, 2016



Monday, December 12, 2016 5:00 p.m.

Selectmen Present:  Barbara Guelcher, Allan Bailey and William T. Matson


Selectmen Matson called the meeting to order at 5:00 p.m.

Present: Darlene Harris, Stewart Harris, Adam Dubriskie

Chairman Matson TABLED reading of Selectmen’s Meeting minutes from 12/5/16  

Intent to Cut for Mark Clark – approved

Dennis Demars Current Use Application – approved

Healthtrust Letter Linda Farnum –  Chairman Matson would like Alissa Fox to contact Healthtrust and have them send over the invoices that were sent to Mrs. Farnum.

Rachel O’Leary and Bob Luopa – Temporary driveway being put in on Old Keene Rd for the Dollar General project.  Ms. O’Leary stated that this temporary driveway was not approved by the Planning Board. Chairman Matson shared the email that Austin at Bohler Engineering sent over with the copy of the DOT permit for temporary access driveway onto a State owned Road. Mr. Luopa is hoping for support from the Select Board. Chairman Matson stated if they violated the agreement then the planning board needs to do something not the Select Board.  Chairman Matson stated that if the Planning Board says yes something was violated then yes the Select Board will back them.  The Planning Board needs to make a recommendation to the Select Board.

NH Environmental Services Wetland Permit – just notification

Brownfield Site notification grants are available – Select Board would like to pass information onto Henry Underwood.

September, October, November School District Payments – Janet would like to release these checks. Chairman Matson stated that we don’t have pay agreement with the School District and we have not received any invoices from them.  Chairman Matson would like to pay quarterly and not monthly. Selectmen Bailey MOVED to release September, October, and November School District payments SECOND Selectwoman Guelcher VOTE unanimous

Dan Guay, Justine Guay, Gail Thomas – Mrs. Guay stated that she didn’t say the Town would be dragged in to court which was on the minutes of the November 28, 2016 meeting.  Chairman Matson stated we would change the minutes.  Mrs. Guay would like an update about Lynn Rust.  Chairman Matson stated that we don’t have an update on that. Selectmen Bailey stated we had a response from NHMA Legal inquiry as to if the Town is allowed to pay the legal fees for the old members of the Troy Ambulance Inc.  According to the email sent the Town is not allowed to pay for those fees. Chairman Matson read the letter from the Attorney General’s office stating that Lynn Rust’s fees will need to be paid out of the funds that the Town took over from Troy Ambulance Inc. Mrs. Guay received the email in regards to filing a claim with Property Liability Trust to cover the legal fees, she would like clarification.  Chairman Matson stated that it would be an errors and emissions insurance claim.  Mrs. Guay asked if the Select Board could ask the

 Officers of the Troy Ambulance Inc. to file the correct paperwork.  Chairman Matson states that the Attorney General’s Office states that Troy Ambulance Inc. is still an entity till the case against them is over so the group should sue the ones that are liable for the legal fees.  Mrs. Guay wants to be put on the agenda for next week at 5:30 pm.

Herb Drugg and Ben Drugg – Herb Drugg would like an update on the money being given back to the Town that was out of the bequest.  Mrs. Fox stated that the Troy Festivals Committee, Troy Historical Society, Gay-Kimball Library have all returned the money.  Mrs. Fox also informed Herb Drugg that the Troy PTCO had been contacted and that the committee needs to vote on it.  Herb Drugg asked about My Neighbors House and Chairman Matson told Herb Drugg that the committee discussed it but had not come to a decision.  Herb Drugg asked any idea on when they will make the vote.  Alissa Fox informed Herb Drugg that My Neighbors House will not meet again till after the Holidays.

Encumbrance – Chairman Matson states that if there is money left in budget that any contracts for 2017 can be paid out of the money left over and it won’t hurt the budget for next year. Chairman Matson would like Mrs. Fox to make a list of encumbrances for next week.

Zoning Board of Adjustments – Chairman Matson spoke to Jon Collins and there is a fee for the variance. The Variance application needs to be filled out and the fee needs to be paid before the variance meeting can be set-up.  Chairman Matson will come in tomorrow and work on the letter and paperwork to send to Rob McIntire.

Selectmen Bailey asked on the status of the website – Chairman Matson spoke to Linda West and the rest of the files are being uploaded and we should be up and running hopefully next week.

Selectmen Bailey asked about the Trump sign on the Utility pole on Central Sq.  The law states it is illegal and the only ones that can remove the signs are law enforcement officers.

Present: Dan Guay, Justine Guay, Amy Willey, Melanie Ellis, Gail Thomas, Mark Huntoon, Todd Carter, Scott Meader

Selectmen Bailey wants to put an article in the Troy Town News based on the budget and how the tax rate gets set. Selectmen Bailey MOVED to put the article in the Troy Town News SECOND Selectwoman Guelcher VOTE unanimous

Welfare budget – same

Support for Public Services budget – only one change is Southwestern Community Services

Patriotic Services – $1 on each line item and move $700 to festivals committee

Industrial Development budget – same

Health Administration budget – $6561.00

Street Lightning budget – down to $16,000.00

Regional Associates budget – $2348.00

Town Hall budget – TABLED to next week

Selectmen’s Office Budget – TABLED to next week

Bayview Loan Services Abatement – Chairman Matson MOVED to abate $20,000 value on the assessed value SECOND Selectmen Bailey VOTE unanimous

Chairman Matson MOVED to command Alissa Fox and David Ellis for all of the volunteering they do SECOND Selectmen Bailey VOTE unanimous                                                 

Selectmen Bailey MOVED to adjourn at 7:38 pm SECOND Chairman Matson VOTE unanimous