FINAL MINUTES OF PUBLIC MEETING
BOARD OF SELECTMEN
Meeting held on the 10th of February
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
1/27/04 minutes, as amended, second by Kantner and voted in the unanimous
affirmative. Move by Petro to accept the 2/7/04 budget hearing minutes as
amended, second by Fiske and voted in the unanimous affirmative.
- Subject: Reviewed and signed
vouchers. Fiske will
attend the 2/11/04 meeting regarding the ambulance.
The Administrative Assistant informed the Board that Martin
Connolly will not resign from the School Board until after a decision has been
made in connection with the Dodge case before the School Board. A review of the
State RSA indicates that the School District Moderator appoints a new
representative when there is a vacancy. Kantner will try to contact the
“acting” Moderator to inform him that in the event M. Connolly resigns the
Board would nominate Gail Cromwell for consideration as School Board
Representative for the Town of Temple.
Signed a certificate of occupancy for Paradise, M 05 L
Signed junkyard license renewal permit for Walter Mazza.
Signed pole license for Public Service Company of New Hampshire.
Move by Petro to nominate for re-appointment Pete Caswell as
Health Officer and Tim Fiske as Deputy Health Officer, second by Kantner and
voted in the unanimous affirmative. The Administrative Assistant will
complete the forms to be sent to the Dept. of Health & Human Services for
the signatures of the Board.
The Administrative Assistant gave the Board an update on the
application for disaster relief from the 12/6/03 snowstorm. The total
expenditure was $16,718.30. Approximately 80% of this amount ($13,374.64)
should be reimbursed by FEMA.
The Board received a zoning violation complaint letter
regarding the Tyler properties on Cutter, Map 5 Lots 67 and 72. This will
be discussed at the 2/24/04 meeting.
Signed appointment for Michael Connolly, Fire Chief, as
Deputy Fire Warden.
Signed building permit application for San-Ken Homes, M 06 L
013-Q11 for a single-family residence.
FINAL MINUTES OF THE PUBLIC MEETING
THE 10th DAY OF FEBRUARY, 2004
- Subject: (cont.) Fiske informed the
Board that the excess rug from the Municipal Building has been bound and
placed in the entry to the Town
The Board reviewed the proposed warrant articles.
The Board will unanimously recommend all but the petition warrant article
regarding the land use change tax penalty. The petition warrant article
is not recommended two to one. Move
by Petro to approve and present the budget of $1,164,883.00 to the voters,
second by Kantner and voted in the unanimous
of the Selectmen’s role at elections will be at the 2/24/04
Signed a letter to Mason Klinck
acknowledging receipt of Mr. Klincks letters. Signed
the agreement with Total Notice LLC for deed and mortgagee research. The
Board reviewed a memo from the Administrative Assistant regarding the
2/7/04 budget hearing. The memo informed the Board that both the DRA and
NHMA Legal Services thought that the budget hearing had been properly
posted. The Administrative Assistant will send a written request to
the DRA asking for their decision in writing.
- Subject: Tim Fiske, Road Agent met
with the Board regarding several issues. T. Fiske informed the Board that
the dump truck is currently at Liberty International and should be
returned to the town on Thursday, 2/12/04. Liberty will be replacing
cylinder walls and seals and one valve is being replaced. The cost will
be approximately $2000-$3000. The Highway Dept. should be able to get
another year out of this truck. T. Fiske is planning on asking the town
to purchase a new truck in 2005. The cost of a new truck will be
approximately $80,000 to $90,000. The Board discussed the issue of sand
usage by town residents. T. Fiske explained that all citizens have access
to sand. Some citizens hire local people with sanders to sand their
driveways. If the loader is readily available it is sometimes used to
load these small trucks. T. Fiske has informed the individuals with
sanders that they cannot charge for the sand and it is only to be used for
the driveways of Temple residents. Petro asked for a cost estimate of the
sand used on driveways. T. Fiske estimated $50 to $100 per storm.
Kantner asked T. Fiske how the snowplowing driveway subcontractors are
monitored. T. Fiske explained that he knows approximately how long it
should take to do each route. T. Fiske informed the Board that hours are
generally on the honor system. If there seems to be excess hours
submitted by a subcontractor T. Fiske requests an explanation. T. Fiske
informed the Board that he had spoken
FINAL MINUTES OF THE PUBLIC MEETING
HELD ON THE 10th DAY OF
- Subject: to a representative of Brooke
Leasing & Development. Brooke Leasing would like to get a building
permit for one of the lots in the new subdivision on Peterborough Road. A
septic design needs to be approved by Peter Caswell. Caswell is in
Florida until 2/22/04. T. Fiske informed Brooke Leasing that they would
need to wait until Caswell’s return. T. Fiske updated the Board on the
West Road Bridge. Requests for engineering studies have been sent out to
three firms. T. Fiske also informed the Board that the stream is
currently referred to as “unknown stream”. This will need a name. The
Board will request that B. Perry, Office Assistant, research to determine
the correct name. T. Fiske asked the Board if a note could be put into
the Town Report explaining the increases in the wage account due to the
GASB 34 regulation requiring accounting for vacation and sick time payable
to employees. The Administrative Assistant will compose a note for the
- Subject: The Friends of Temple Town
Hall met with the Board. H. Hastings, as spokesperson for FTTH, discussed
the BOS 2/24/04 meeting. The FTTH will be issuing a press release and
putting up posters regarding their presentation between 7:00 pm and 7:45
pm at the BOS meeting. The Administrative Assistant will post the
change of location for the 2/24/04 meeting. Hastings informed the
Board that FTTH have started fund raising efforts. In conjunction with
the fund raising efforts Jackie Davis presented a letter to the Board
requesting rental of the town hall for “The Silver Lining Circus Camp”.
There was discussion of the rental fee, insurance and Temple children
having first priority in signing up for the camp. D. Harling suggested
that Davis consider a sign up period open to Temple children and then an
open sign up period. Davis will consider this if given the approval of
the Board. The Board was favorable to the idea and will look into this.
The Board will have a special meeting on Tuesday, 2/17/04 at 7:00 pm and
give Davis a decision at that time. The Administrative Assistant will
contact Property Liability Trust for insurance information. Kantner will
forward insurance information to Davis. Petro will speak to Police Chief
McTague. S. Fiske will speak to the Road Agent and Health Officer.
- Move by
Petro to adjourn, second by Kantner, meeting adjourned at 9:30 p.m.
Respectfully submitted by
Debra Harling, Administrative Assistant.