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Select Board Minutes: May 8, 2017



Monday, May 8, 2017 6:30 p.m.

Selectmen Present: Allan Bailey, Barbara Guelcher and Curtis Hopkins


Chairman Bailey called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m.

Present: Adam Dubriske, Kathy Marrotte, Pete Marrotte, Joel Thompson, Ben Drugg, Herb Drugg

Chairman Bailey MOVED to accept the Selectmen’s meeting minutes from May 1, 2017

SECOND Selectwoman Guelcher VOTE unanimous

Thank you letter from Welfare recipient

State of NH Dept of Revenue – Sales assessment weighted mean ratio review

156 Marlborough Rd, Norman Whitney – KRT update for tax card

Mrs. Fox contacted Mr. Hall from the EPA that was in at last week’s meeting the Recreation Committee was concerned with swimming in the Sand Dam. The EPA responded and stated that there is no risk to swim in Sand Dam.

Normandeau letter – Well needs to be fixed at the Landfill.

Dick Thackston Letter – Real Estate sign fee suggestion like Rindge has. Select Board does not think it is a good idea.

Nuisance Ordinance – Attorney Little’s letter reviewed. Selectwoman Guelcher sent a letter back to Attorney Little and is waiting on a response – TABLED

St. Jean Auctioneers – no update on closing

58 West Hill Complaint – Done

Job descriptions – Chairman Bailey would like to work on the personnel policy after the job descriptions are done.

Mitchell Abatement – Chairman Bailey is working on the total of the abatement.

Ben Drugg – Mrs. Fox gave Mr. B. Drugg the BMSI quote. Mr. B. Drugg would like to work with Mrs. Fox and BMSI to get info out of the system for the budget committee. Mr. B. Drugg would like to know if the minutes from the previous week’s meeting can be uploaded by Thursday morning of the week in which they were recorded. Mr. B. Drugg would like to know if the Administrative Assistants salary has been addressed yet. Chairman Bailey stated that he is still researching. Mr. B. Drugg brought up the article in the Troy Town Newsletter. Chairman Bailey stated that some of the information in that article was not correct. Mr. B. Drugg asked if the bequest money had been turned over to the Trustees of the Trust funds yet. Selectwoman Guelcher stated that the money can’t be turned over till the DRA is done investigating. Mr. B. Drugg asked what was being investigated. Selectwoman Guelcher stated that she can’t release that information right now. Mr. B. Drugg wants to know why the Select Board is working on a nuisance ordinance when the Town already has one. Selectwoman Guelcher stated that the current ordinance we have does not go into enough detail. Mr. H. Drugg asked how the ordinance is enforced. Selectwoman Guelcher stated that there is no way to fine if someone is disobeying the ordinance. Mr. Dubriske stated that the nuisance ordinance is not well written. Mr. H. Drugg read the back of the ordinances and it states that there is a fine. Selectwoman Guelcher stated that they can only be fined if they are convicted. Selectwoman Guelcher also stated that she is looking for a new town attorney.

Jane Skantze & Bob Norton, Cheshire Coalition of Tobacco Free – The Centers for Disease control has a grant that can provide signage and policy to make the entire recreation area at Sand Dam a non-smoking area. Other Towns have started to make different areas of their Town smoke free. Selectwoman Guelcher asked what types of signs are they. Ms. Skantze stated that they are 12×16 metal signs and 12 will be provided. The Select Board voted to go ahead with the recreation area of Sand Dam being all non-smoking. Chairman Bailey will draft up the policy and schedule the public hearing.

Forensic Audit – Jeff Graham, from Graham & Graham – Chairman Bailey explained the past with the former Administrative Assistant and a need to finally do a forensic audit. Mr. Graham stated that he would do the audit in phases. Mr. Graham stated that the first phase would be about $2500 and would be about a day or two of information to gather. Chairman Bailey would like to know what can be done with any of the left over money from the audit. Mrs. Fox will send a message to the legal team at NHMA and see what the response is. Chairman Bailey MOVED to go forward with the forensic audit SECOND Selectmen Hopkins VOTE unanimous

Chairman Bailey MOVED to go into non-public under RSA 91-A:3(II)(l) SECOND Selectwoman Guelcher VOTE unanimous

Mr. B. Drugg stated that Chairman Bailey needed to state why the Select Board is going into non-public. Chairman Bailey stated it was to go over information from an attorney.

8:28 pm back in public meeting

Chairman Bailey MOVED to adjourn at 8:29 pm SECOND Selectwoman Guelcher VOTE unanimous