Meeting held on the 28th day of May 2002


Board members present: R. Frazier, B. Kantner, S. Fiske


Call to Order by R. Frazier at 7:00 p. m.


Approval of Prior Minutes: Motion made by Fiske to approve 5/14/2002, as amended, second by Frazier.


            Voted unanimous to XX Approve         Disapprove –


Regular Business


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

Reviewed and signed intents to cut for the following:  Dorothea Guy, M 02 L 040-A; Dana Hadley, M 06 L 026-1; Brian Kullgren, M 05 L 075-C5.

Reviewed the resignation of Kristine Chamberlin from the Recreation Commission.  Move by Frazier to accept Chamberlin’s resignation, with regret, second by Fiske and voted in the unanimous affirmative.

The Board discussed of the two open positions for Trustee of the Trust Funds.  The three interested candidates, Mason Klinck, Sr., Lynda Connolly, and Gail Cromwell were discussed.  Fiske pointed out that the people appointed would hold office for approximately 10 months, until the March 2003 elections.  Move by Fiske to appoint Gail Cromwell as Trustee of the Trust Funds until March 2003, second by Frazier and voted in the unanimous affirmative.  Move by Fiske to appoint Mason Klinck, Sr. as Trustee of the Trust Funds until March 2003, second by Kantner and voted Fiske and Kantner for, Frazier opposed.

Reviewed and signed building permit applications for the following:  Lukas Community, M 06 L005 – enclose two bays of a 5 bay shed for a workshop area; Claire Barrett, M 05 L 074-B – alter dormers and add gable dormers.

Received a bid for the 2002 Town Report, this will be held until June 25, 2002 and all bids will be opened at that time.

Reviewed Avitar contract for partial revaluation.  Move by Frazier to accept and sign contract, second by Fiske and voted in the unanimous affirmative.   The Board discussed the disposition of draft minutes.  Move by Frazier that all draft minutes of all meetings be destroyed, including official tape recordings, after the final minutes have been approved, second by Fiske and voted in the unanimous affirmative.  The Administrative Assistant will send a memo to all


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1.  Subject: (cont.) Boards and Commissions relating this policy to them.

     A letter faxed from Rae Barnhisel regarding the Christopher Ross property

    and the old dumpsite was read.  Frazier will contact Realty Quest, the Realtor

    handling the Ross property and will answer the Barnhisel letter.

     The Board agreed to meet Tuesday, June 4, 2002 to discuss proposing a

     cable ordinance and for further interviews, if there are any more candidates.


2.      Subject:  7:45 p.m. Deneice Johnson came in representing the Playground Committee.  Johnson discussed the final amended plans for the playground area.  These will include moving the fence and erecting a swing set that will hold two swings.  The Committee is ready to order equipment.  Move by Frazier to accept the recommendations of the Playground Committee and approve their plan, second by Kantner and voted Frazier and Kantner for, Fiske opposed.


3.      Subject:  8:00 p.m.  Douglas Heck appeared to explain his plans for a new residence on his property.  Heck plans to demolish the current residential structure upon completion of the new dwelling.  Heck was given a building permit application, which he will complete, obtain the required signatures and return for the Board of Selectmen’s signatures.


4.      Subject:  8:05 p.m.  Richard Messina appeared before the Board and started this portion of the meeting by stating at the 5/14/02 meeting Frazier had said he would contact Peter Caswell regarding the Messina property.  Frazier informed Messina that he (Frazier) had not been able reach Caswell as of this date.  Messina stated that he (Messina) had called Caswell on Thursday, 5/23/02 and had an appointment with Caswell.  There was discussion of the 4/16/02 letter, which Messina stated the Town needed to answer.  Both Kantner and Frazier tried to explain that Caswell needs to provide the information requested in the letter of 4/16/02.  Frazier will try to contact Caswell again regarding the septic for cabins 1-6.  There was discussion of cabins 7 & 8.  The Board has the opinion that the court decision states Messina cannot expand these cabins.  Messina stated that he can expand cabins 7 & 8.  There was discussion of the new stairs put onto cabin #8 by Messina.  Messina stated that he has a right to do seasonal occupancy.  Frazier stated that expansion of cabins 7 & 8 is illegal.  There was discussion of the requirements to obtain a building permit.  Frazier again informed Messina that he needs a separate permit application for each cabin.  Messina stated that he had filled out permits for “weatherization” for cabins 4 & 8.  The Road Agent and Health Officer had signed these two permit applications, but Code Enforcement Officer Wil Wildes had informed Messina he would not sign the permit application until after an inspection of the prior electrical work  


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4.  Subject: (cont.) done on the property.  Messina stated that he wants to

     weatherize a porch.  Frazier stated that he would not sign for weatherization

     for cabin #8 as this would constitute an expansion.  Discussion began about

     applications to the Zoning Board of Adjustment.  Frazier stated that Messina

     has no building permits at this time and that Messina needs to have a

     building permit.  Messina wanted to discuss the 5/14/02 meeting regarding the

     Board’s responses to his letters.  Messina also read from the 4/9/02 minutes

     regarding letters from Messina that were read at the meeting where no action

     was taken at that meeting.  Fiske tried to explain that some letters did not

     indicate that action needed to be taken.  Messina spoke about the E911

     addressing and stated he had never received an address for his property.  A

     copy of the form letter will be sent to Messina with the address for the duplex.

     Wil Wildes, Code Enforcement Officer, informed Messina he would not sign

     any permit application until ground rods are installed for the cabins.  Messina

     stated that he is being “held hostage”.  Wildes stated Messina is holding the

     residents’ hostage as a circuit panel will only handle so much and a lighting

     strike could blow the box off the wall.


5.      Subject:  8:45 p.m. Wil Wildes, Fire Chief came in to discuss the re-formation of the Rescue Squad.  Wildes gave a brief history of the formation and subsequent disbanding of the Rescue Squad, which occurred when the Town joined the Wilton-Lyndeborough Ambulance to form WLTEMS.  Wildes stated as Fire Chief he would like the Rescue Squad back.  Frazier stated that he had spoken to Wildes prior to this meeting and had informed Wildes that the re-formation of the Rescue Squad could not endanger the ambulance service.  Frazier also stated that in his opinion Caryl McEntee, Director WLTEMS, needed to be in agreement.  Wildes said he would work on getting McEntee’s agreement.  Wildes stated that the Rescue Squad would be there to serve under Ambulance personnel and help out in medical situations.  R. Beringer stated that the Rescue Squad standard operating procedures (SOP’s) would be written to state that the first WLTEMS person on the scene would create a WLT ambulance scene.  N. Beringer explained that Rescue Squad personnel would intervene medically until ambulance personnel arrived on the scene.  Frazier stated that problems could occur if there were confrontations between personalities.  R. Beringer stated that they are not looking to replace or push the ambulance service away, but would like a legitimate reason why the Town doesn’t need a Rescue Squad.  Fiske asked what was expected of the Board of Selectmen?  R. Beringer stated that they want the Board to send a letter to Dr. Ramey at Monadnock Community Hospital stating the Board supports the Rescue Squad and requesting Monadnock Hospital act as the Resource Hospital for the Squad.  Fiske requested specific SOP’s be written and


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5.  Subject: (cont.) presented to the Board.  Fiske thought that Board should

     speak to Caryl McEntee.  The proponents of the Rescue Squad will return

     on 6/11/02 at 7:45 p.m.


6.      Subject:  9:00 p.m. Move by Frazier to go into non-public session under RSA 91A:3 II b for the purpose of interviewing an applicants for the position of Town Office Assistant.  Second by Fiske and voted in the unanimous affirmative.  Interviewed Suzanne Baker, no action taken at this time.


7.      Subject:  9:15 p.m. Non-public session under RSA 91A:3 II b.  Interviewed Diane Kraemer for the position of Town Office Assistant, Kraemer was not interested in a part-time position.


8.      Subject:  10:20 p.m. Move by Kantner to leave non-public session, second by Frazier and voted in the unanimous affirmative.  Discussion and review of “to do” lists.


9.      Subject:  10:50 p.m.  Meeting adjourned.


Respectfully submitted by Debra Harling, Administrative Assistant.