From: Debra Harling []
Sent: Friday, May 02, 2003 10:09 AM
To: Steve McRae
Subject: MN20030408.doc






Meeting held on the 8th day of April 2003


Board members present: B. Kantner, S. Fiske, Ted Petro


Call to Order by B. Kantner at 7:00 p.m.


Approval of Prior Minutes: Motion made by Petro to approve the minutes of the two 3/25/2003 and the one 4/1/2003 non-public sessions, second by Fiske and voted in the unanimous affirmative.  Move by Fiske to approve the 3/25/2003 minutes as amended, second by Petro.   


            Voted unanimous to XX Approve            Disapprove


Regular Business


  1. Subject:  7:00 p.m.  Reviewed and signed vouchers.

Reviewed the contract for the purchase of the new fire tanker.  This contract will be held until the financing has been clarified.  The Board agreed to sign the contract before the next meeting if all information has been obtained.

Reviewed and signed pole licensed for PSNH on Hadley Highway.

Reviewed and signed the application for State of NH bridge aid.

Reviewed and signed appointment forms for new appointees.

Reviewed and approved the new call list for the security system.

Reviewed Avitar letter regarding abatements.  Move by Fiske to approve the current use abatement for George Andersen, second by Kantner and voted in the unanimous affirmative.  The Board agreed that the best way to handle current use abatements is to request the Conservation Commission to send a check directly to the applicant if approved rather than send a check from the general fund and request reimbursement from the Conservation Commission.  The 2002 property tax abatements will be reviewed at the 4/22/2003 meeting.

The Administrative Assistant obtained information on health insurance and the insurance on OHRVís.  The health insurance will be discussed at the 4/22/2003 meeting.

The perambulation of the town lines, which was scheduled for April 12, 2003, was postponed until further notice.

Reviewed and signed building permits for Paradise, M 05 L 039-6 and Atrium Builders, M 05 L 039-7.





  1. Subject:  7:48 p.m. James McTague, Police Chief, came in with Kay Lamarre, candidate for the part time police officer opening.  McTague submitted Lamarreís application for the Boardís review.  McTague explained that he generally requests an initial 6-month appointment so that the background check may be completed.  After the first 6-months the appointments are generally for 3 years.  Move by Petro to appoint Kay Lamarre as a part time police officer to a 6-month period, second by Kantner and voted in the unanimous affirmative.  McTague informed the Board he has researched the donation of an OHRV and thinks that accepting this gift will be a good deal.  The liability insurance will be approximately $4.00/year and registration cost will be minimal.  Maintenance should consist of regular oil changes, etc.  There was discussion about accepting this gift.  The Board also asked McTague about training.  McTague is in the process of becoming a certified OHRV trainer and would use this OHRV to hold training classes as well as other uses.  The Board set a public hearing regarding the donation of an OHRV for Tuesday, April 29, 2003 at 7:00 pm at the Municipal Building.  The Administrative Assistant will send a notice to the paper and post this hearing.


  1. Subject:  8:15 p.m. Brian Kullgren came and submitted a copy of a letter he had received from the Board of Selectmen dated 6/12/01 as a result of a zoning complaint he had filed on Bruce Kantnerís property in 2001.  Kullgren explained that he thought the previous Board of Selectmen was in error when the letter was written.  Kullgren then requested the Board of Selectmen to issue a cease and desist order on the rental of apartments on the property until this matter has been cleared up.  There was discussion of the Board of Selectmen enforcing the zoning ordinances.  Fiske will review the minutes of prior meetings that deal with the original complaint.  Kullgren was reminded that he could have filed an appeal from an administrative decision with the Zoning Board of Adjustment within 30 days after he had received the letter from the Board of Selectmen if he hadnít agreed with their decision.


  1. Subject: 8:25 p.m. Continuation of General Business:  Tom Walko came in to inform the Board about the research he has been doing in regards to trying to obtain funds for the Town Hall.  Walko informed the Board that to get the Town Hall on the register of Historic Buildings he would probably need to find a connection to Senator Tobey.                                      Kantner gave a short report on the Regional Selectmenís meeting, which dealt primarily with school funding and storm water rules.





  1. Subject: (cont) There was discussion about the flags that had been put around the common.  Petro suggested the Board consider a policy for the usage of the common.  Petro will try to find out what policies other towns may have for the usage of town property and report back at the 4/22/03 meeting.                                                                                                   The Board discussed adding the storage trailer owned by Virginia Caney and located on the Blood/Caney property, M 02 L 080, to the assessment of the property.  A letter of this intent was signed and will be mailed to the owners of the property.                                                                            The Board approved the Administrative Assistantís attendance at a training program on 4/23/03 for the assessing program at Avitar Associates.                                                                                         Kantner discussed the Planning Board and his appointment as Ex-officio.  The Board agreed to discuss, at a later date, which Selectman should be the Ex-officio member to the Planning Board.                                             A non-public session for personnel will be held on 4/29/03 after the public hearing.                                                                                                    The printing costs incurred by the Budget Committee for the detailed budget disbursed by the Budget Committee at Town Meeting were discussed.                                                                                                Hap Brown, Representative for the WLT Ambulance requested the recommendation of two people for the Ambulance Board of Directors.  The Ambulance service is thinking of increasing the number of people on the Board of Directors.


  1. Subject:  Meeting adjourned 10:15 p.m.




Respectfully submitted by Debra Harling, Administrative Assistant.