Meeting held on the 27th of January 2004


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


Call to Order by B. Kantner at 7:07 p.m.


Approval of prior minutes:  Move by Petro to accept the 1/6/04 minutes, as written, second by Kantner and voted in the unanimous affirmative.  Move by Fiske to accept the 1/13/04 non-public minutes as amended, second by Petro and voted in the unanimous affirmative.  Move by Kantner to accept the 1/13/04 minutes as amended, second by Petro and voted in the unanimous affirmative.  Move by Fiske to accept the 1/17/04 minutes of the Budget Hearing as written, second by Petro and voted in the unanimous affirmative.  Move by Petro to accept the 1/20/04 minutes at amended, second by Fiske and voted in the unanimous affirmative.   


Regular Business


  1. Subject:  Reviewed and signed vouchers.                                              Reviewed and signed the contract for use of the Temple Elementary School on March 13, 2004 for the Town Meeting.

Signed intents to cut for the following:  B. Kullgren, Jr., M 02 Lots 034-B.

Discussion of holding a candidates night.  This will be on March 4, 2004.

Reviewed the Selectmen’s report for the 2003 Town Report.  Discussion of the reports due from the other Boards.

Signed a building permit application for Julie Middleton, M 02 L 070 for renovations and expansion of a single-family residence.

Signed a certificate of occupancy for San-Ken Homes, Inc., M 06 L 013-Q06 for a single-family residence.

Reviewed a letter of retirement from Michael Connolly from the Conservation Commission, Kantner will inform the ConCom.

Reviewed and signed a letter regarding the well at the Old School.  The Administrative Assistant will call Attorney Drescher regarding the warrant article.

Phone research will be discussed at the Apr. 6, 2004 meeting.  The BAC will take on this project after the Town Meeting.

Fiske informed the Board that the excess rug from the Municipal Building is being bound and will be placed in the entry of the Town Hall.

Discussion of the assessment review seminar attended by the Board and Administrative Assistant.

Discussion about work logs.  Petro has spoken to B. Perry.  Kantner proposed that one Board member check the logs and work with the staff. 




  1. Subject:  (cont.) Kantner volunteered to work with the staff on the logs. Discussion about the School Board Representative.  Connolly does not want to resign until after the hearings regarding Mr. Dodge.                                                    Discussion about the Congregational Church’s policy regarding the use of Friendship Hall by Municipal Boards.  The Church will not allow the Town to use Friendship Hall unless the Town Hall is scheduled for another event.                                                                                                          Discussion with S. Andersen, Chairman of the BAC, regarding the 1/28/04 BAC agenda.                                                                                             Friends of Temple Town Hall presented a revised warrant article for the Town Warrant.  Fiske reworded the warrant article to conform to State requirements.  Petro informed the Board that the Planning Board Chairman had suggested a warrant article to hire a professional to help write up a Capital Improvements Program.  The Administrative Assistant will write up a proposed warrant article for a CIP.  Fiske will contact SWPRC for a cost on hiring them to help with a CIP.                            Petro informed the Board that Police Chief McTague had contacted Attorney Drescher regarding the Edwards matter.  Attorney Drescher advised that Chief McTague and the Board hold off on any actions until after the 2/17/04 court hearing.  The Board will ask Chief McTague to attend the 2/24/04 meeting and update them to the extent possible on the court hearing.  Review of an email received from the NHMA regarding taxation of telephone utilities.  The Board agreed that an email to the Town’s Representatives should be sent.


  1. Subject:  Bob Frazier met with the Board to present a petition warrant article to decrease the amount of current use penalties to the Conservation Commission from 100% to 10%.  Frazier requested that the Board consider putting this warrant article near the beginning of the warrant for voting.


  1. Subject:  Move by Petro to adjourn, second by Fiske, meeting adjourned at 9:53 p.m.



Respectfully submitted by Debra Harling, Administrative Assistant.