Chichester Board of Selectmen
Minutes of Meeting
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Members Present: Jeff Jordan, Tom Jameson, Jodi Pinard Town Administrator, Kristy Barnouski Administrative Assistant
Others Present: Donna Chagnon, Alan Quimby, Patty Milligan and other members of the public.
Call to Order Mr. Jordan called the meeting to order at 6:30pm
Mrs. Pinard stated that she received a report from Mr. Cole which stated the Building Department is still very busy and bringing in new permits every week.
Mr. Plunkett wanted to thank the Fire Department for supplying dinner during the storm, it was a huge help and very much appreciated. The Highway Department has been very busy with all the snow.
Ms. Noel stated that the Library has been very busy with events. The memory café is meeting in Chichester this month.
There will also be basket making classes which have been very popular and successful. There is an exhibit of photographs from local photographers that will be held on February 18th at 930am-11:00am.
LLC meets on February 20, 2017.
There was also an inspection on the lift and the Library obtained a temporary permit. There are a few minor things that need to be rectified.
Chief Quimby stated that the Clarendon VT Fire Department sent a big thank you for letting them purchase the 4 inch hose.
Chief Quimby also stated that the department has been staffed during the big storms in case of emergency. The department made a large dinner and shared with Highway the department.
The Fire Department is having trouble getting rid of the old ambulance due to the market being flooded. Looking into other websites they can advertise on.
Forest Warden Discussion-
A motion was made by Mr. Jordan and seconded by Mr. Jameson to appoint Chief Quimby as the Chichester Fire Warden. Motion passes.
Main Street Project-
Mrs. Pinard stated that Mr. Moore had spoken with NHCRPC to add some funding to the Charrette such as the cross walk and sidewalk on the Main Street project.
The Charrette had met with Heidi Marshall the Town Engineer, and D.O.T. District 5 to discuss a conceptual idea.
There is a plan for a gazeebo in the green space area with a path to the Madeline Sanborn Trail. The gazeebo will be built by volunteers and Millican Nursery has donated ten trees for the area.
Ms. Noel is asking that a member of the Select board be a liaison for the Charrette. The Board will decided on a member moving forward.
Mr. Jordan makes a motion and Mr. Jameson seconds to appoint Mardy Friary as an alternate member of the Heritage Commission for a three year term. Motion passes.
Mrs. Hammen and Mr. Shaw both resigned from their positions as cemetery trustees.
Mr. Jordan makes a motion and Mr. Jameson seconds to place the Clifford Road warrant article on the warrant but not recommended by the Board of Selectmen. Motion passes.
Mr. Jordan asked about the status of the Highway shed door. Mrs. Pinard stated that she had electrical all set and she would reach out to Mr. French to get the date set.
Ms. Noel wanted to acknowledge the new Highway employee Nathen doing an excellent job plowing and shoveling at the library. He was very helpful.
Non-public Session: 91 A:3 II (e) Consideration or negotiation of pending claims or litigation which has been threatened in writing or filed against the public body or any subdivision thereof, or against any member thereof because of his or her membership in such public body, until claim or litigation has been fully adjudicated or otherwise settled.
A motion was made by Mr. Jordan and seconded by Mr. Jameson to enter into non-public session under RSA 91-A: 3 II (e). Jordan Aye, Jameson Aye. Motion Passes.
A motion was made by Mr. Jordan and seconded by Mr. Jameson to exit non-public session, Jordan Aye, Jameson Aye. Motion Passes.
A motion was made by Mr. Jordan and seconded by Mr. Jameson to seal the non-public meeting minutes indefinitely. Jordan Aye, Jameson Aye. Motion Passes.
Being no further discussion, a motion was made by Mr. Jordan and seconded by Mr. Jameson to adjourn the meeting at 7:27. Motion passes
Not approved until signed
Kristy Barnouski, Administrative Assistant
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