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Selectman Minutes, January 19, 2016



Tuesday, January 19, 2016 4:00 p.m.

Selectmen Present: Howard M. Sheats, Jr., Allan Bailey and William T. Matson


Chairman Sheats called the meeting to order at 4:06 p.m.

Selectmen Matson MOVED to accept Selectmen Meeting Minutes from January 11, 2016 SECOND Selectmen Bailey VOTE unanimous

4:08 pm Jim Dicey – Mr. Dicey wanted to let the Selectmen know that his computer has finally crashed and he needs to replace it. The quote from Worldwide Computer Solutions is $650. Selectmen Bailey MOVED to add $650.00 to the Highway Department Budget for 2016 SECOND Selectmen Matson VOTE unanimous Mr. Dicey brought up the Capital Reserve Fund and that there has been no money put into it. Mr. Dicey will need to replace some equipment in a few years. Mr. Dicey would like $20,000 put into the capital reserve. Selectmen Matson asked Mr. Dicey if that is all that he needs to be put into the capital reserve fund. Mr. Dicey stated that the most he would need put into the account this year would be $25,000. The other grant that Mr. Dicey has is for road work and there is only $5,000 in that account. Richmond Road is the next road that needs to be redone. The Select Board said there are a couple different ways that the money for this can be acquired. Selectmen Bailey MOVED to #1 have all of Richmond Road paved with funds being $40,000 from the block grant and the rest from taxation or #2 which would be if #1 is not passed to have half of Richmond Road paved this year and use $40,000 from the block grant and the rest from taxation SECOND Selectmen Matson VOTE unanimous

4:22 pm Anthony Levick – Mr. Levick would like to add a 30 x 30 garden area for beer tasting at his 244 North Main St location. Mr. Levick needs a letter from the Town of Troy to the State of NH stating that it is okay for Mr. Levick to do this. Chairman Sheats asked how much beer a person can have during a tasting. Mr. Levick stated that during a tasting the person is only allowed to have 8 4 oz. servings in a 2 hour period. Selectmen Bailey MOVED to give Mr. Levick a letter stating that the town is okay with a 30 x 30 garden area for tasting SECOND Selectmen Matson VOTE unanimous

4:33 pm Christopher Sheldon – Mr. Sheldon came in to see the Select Board and inquire about the Troy Mills Bankruptcy. Mr. Sheldon is not sure if he needs to move out of the space that he has been renting in the building. The Select Board asked Mr. Sheldon if he has received an eviction notice. Mr. Sheldon stated that he has not. The Select Board stated that they would stay in the building until an eviction notice is received.

Rental Policy – Selectmen Bailey thinks we should wait until after Town Meeting to work on the ordinance. Selectmen Matson thinks the Select Board needs a rental policy following state laws and that he will work on the draft.

The Select Board went over the plaque draft.

Elderly Tax Deferment Policy – Selectmen Bailey will have something for next week. Selectmen Matson thinks we should ask someone who has municipal experience what they suggest on this matter.

5:01 pm Dan Moore, Code Enforcer – Mr. Moore gave the Select Board information in regards to Jay Coppo’s building permit at 109 South St. There are a few areas of concern. There are no AFCI’s around sinks, stairs aren’t proper height and the windows are not egress. Selectmen Matson stated that we can’t issue an occupancy permit and that we need to have the Fire Chief Mark Huntoon go take a look at the windows. Selectmen Matson MOVED to have Mr. Moore give Mr. Coppo a letter stating what needs to be fixed in order to receive his occupancy permit SECOND Selectmen Bailey VOTE unanimous Selectmen Matson MOVED to have Mr. Moore contact Mike Jasmin to see if he would be willing to help with building code inspections and if so how much would he charge to do this SECOND Selectmen Bailey VOTE unanimous

Warrant Articles – Alissa create spreadsheet with warrants

Recreation Committee Appointments – If the committee members are just sitting on the committee they don’t need background checks but if they are participating in events then they need to have a background check before they can be appointed to the committee.

Selectmen Bailey TABLED parking ordinance till next week’s meeting.

Budget – Selectmen Bailey read through budgets that will be the same as last year which are the following Auditing, Legal expense, Planning Board, Regional Associates, General Government, Forest Fire Suppression, Emergency Management, Street Lighting, Health Administration, Town Common, Patriotic Purposes. Selectmen Bailey MOVED to carry forward the budgets from the 2015 to 2016 as discussed SECOND Chairman Sheats VOTE unanimous

Noise Complaint – Selectmen Matson received 2 calls and emails on the logging truck coming down Richmond Road at 2:30 in the morning. Selectmen Matson contacted Chief Ellis and he was already informed and was going to go up there at night and see if he could hear the loggers from the road. Selectmen Matson looked at the laws and he didn’t find any laws that can restrict use on the roads. Selectmen Matson thinks we will have to approach as a nuisance. Selectmen Matson is willing to give him a ticket on the basis of nuisance. Chairman Sheats would like Alissa Fox to contact LGC and see what we can do in this matter. Chairman Sheats suggests sending a letter to DOT and ask for assistance. Selectmen Bailey stated we should run the nuisance complaint thru our lawyer and see if it would hold up in court.

Article 7 School Budget Contract – Selectmen Matson filled the Select Board in on the budget meeting he attended for the School. Selectmen Matson would like the contract to be looked at by LGC or petition it in court. Selectmen Matson wants to see if they meet the RSA of voting on the teachers’ contract. Selectmen Matson would like Mrs. Fox to scan the contract and email to LGC.

Chairman Sheats MOVED to adjourn at 6:42 pm SECOND Selectmen Bailey VOTE unanimous.