Meeting held on the 10th day of December 2002


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


Call to Order by R. Frazier at 7:05 p.m.


Approval of Prior Minutes: Motion made by Frazier to approve 11/26/2002 minutes as amended, second by Fiske. 


            Voted unanimous to XX Approve   Disapprove


Regular Business


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

Reviewed and signed a building permit application for John & Susan                  

Pierce, M 07 L 027 – Addition.  Reviewed building permit application for Daniel and Heather Pratt, M 05 L 009-1 – Single Family Residence, permit is not correct and will be returned with a request for a new application.

Reviewed special event application from the Souhegan Lions Club for the New Years Day Fun Run.  Move by Frazier to approve the application and waive the police cruiser fee, special event fee and town hall fee.  Seconded by Fiske and voted in the unanimous affirmative.

Reviewed the Assessors Agreement with Avitar Associates for 2003, Move by Frazier to accept the 2003 Assessors Agreement with Avitar Associates, second by Fiske and voted in the unanimous affirmative.

Moved by Fiske to change the December 24, 2002 meeting to December 17, 2002, second by Frazier and voted in the unanimous affirmative.

Reviewed and signed certificate of occupancies for Roger Levesque, M 05 L 039-3; San-Ken Homes, Inc., M 06 L 013-Q09.

Discussion of the rocks in the right-of-way on East Road.  Frazier and Kantner will contact Howard Bradler to reschedule an inspection of East Road.













2.      Subject:  7:47 p.m. The Building Committee came in to present their recommendations to the Board.  Phil Lauriat, Chair of the Building Committee, gave a written report with the Committee’s recommendations.  The report listed the Committee’s proposals, potential issues and possible solutions to the issues.  The report contained both long term and short-term recommendations.  One recommendation was the purchase of the 65 acres owned by Skladney on General Miller Highway, with the possible sale of Town owned land on Route 45.  The Committee felt the most immediate need is the Police Department and spending money on an Architect to look at the Town Hall.  Kantner requested the Committee should get cost estimates for an Architect for the Town Hall and cost estimates and plans for the recommended addition to the Municipal Building for the Police Department.  D. Harling, Administrative Assistant, was authorized to contact Attorney Drescher regarding the sale of tax-deeded property.


3.      Subject:  8:30 p.m. Mike Connolly, Chairman of the Conservation Commission, came before the Board with the Conservation Commission’s  recommendations for a replacement for Coral Olson.  The Conservation Commission recommended that Alternate Doug Guy move up as a full member, Linda Homer become the first alternate and Mark Salisbury become the second alternate.  Connolly mentioned that Vince Mamone’s name would be put on a list of interested people for any future openings.  There was a discussion of the candidates.  Kantner asked each of the candidate’s questions.  After each candidate spoke Fiske moved to appoint Vince Mamone to the Conservation Commission to March 2004, second by Kantner and voted 2 for with Frazier opposed.


4.       Subject:  9:00 p.m. Discussion of when to hold the 2003 budget hearing.  Move by Frazier to hold the 2003 budget hearing on February 8, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. at the Town Hall, second by Fiske and voted in the unanimous affirmative.  This meeting will need to be noticed in the paper and posted for January 28, 2003.  There was discussion about the Virginia Caney trailer located on the Blood Farm and notifying the owners that the storage trailer will be added to the property assessment for the 2003 tax year.                      Fiske requested reimbursement for a seminar attended.  Move by Frazier to reimburse Fiske $149.00 for the seminar, second by Kantner and voted 2 for with Fiske abstaining.                                                                               Review of a letter from Betsy Perry with recommendations for the old documents.  Move by Fiske to accept Perry’s recommendations on the old documents, second by Frazier and voted in the unanimous affirmative.    Discussion of the ESE report on the old town dump on Brown & Fish Road.  Frazier and Kantner will review the ESE report and further discussion will occur at the December 17, 2002 meeting.








5.      Subject:  Discussion of department budgets occurred.  The Board will review the Fire Department budget at the December 17, 2002 meeting.  If the highway budget has been prepared this will also be reviewed at the 12/17/02 meeting.  A memo will be sent to all departments requesting budget information and reports for the Town Report be submitted no later than January 15, 2003.  Jeanne Whitcomb, Tax Collector, informed the Board that she would be changing her hours effective January 2, 2003.  Move by Frazier to approve a new sign listing the new hours, second by Fiske and voted in the unanimous affirmative.


Meeting adjourned at 10:15 pm.


Respectfully submitted by Debra Harling, Administrative Assistant.