Chichester Board of Selectmen
Minutes of Meeting
Tuesday November 7, 2017
Members Present: Jeff Jordan, Tom Jameson, Jodi Pinard Town Administrator, Kristy Barnouski Administrative Assistant.
Others Present: Jim Plunkett, Chief Clarke, Chief Quimby, Matt Cole, Zach Boyiajian, Tom Houle, Lucille Noel, Donna Chagnon, Bob Mann, Tom Houle, Alan Mayville, Blaze Konefal, Gordon Jones, Maryanne Hromis, and other members of the public.
Call to Order Mr. Jameson called the meeting to order at 6:30pm
Chief Quimby stated that he wanted to commend and thank all of the departments for working together and staying in communication during the storm.
Chief Quimby also stated that the Fire Department had applied for a grant and was awarded $1875.00 for a 50/50 match.
Mrs. Pinard stated that after speaking with DRA she learned that the Fire Department are able to purchase the mobile filling station that was in question from a previous meeting due to the funding.
Mr. Jordan made a motion and Mr. Jameson seconded to purchase a mobile filling station out of the Special Breathing Apparatus Capital Reserve Fund in the amount of $12,855.000. Motion passes.
Mrs. Pinard thanked Chief Quimby for driving her around Town to see view the damage caused by storm and also for Chief Clarke personally checking on residents around Town that were not able to get out of their homes.
Chief Clarke stated that the Department are working on some equipment grants.
Chief Clarke stated that Officer Arnonne tried out for the Battle of the Badges Hockey team and made it again for the second year. Officer Arnonne is looking to be one of the top fundraisers on the team and asked permission to raffle off a ride along with the Chichester Police Department. It was the consensus of the Board that the auction for the ride a long was a great idea.
Mr. Cole informed the Board of Selectmen that he would have to step down from the Planning Board due to conflict of interest.
Mr. Cole stated that there is a new business on Dover Road in Lugg Plaza that is in violation of the zoning with two very large signs. He informed the Board of Selectmen that he has sent out a zoning violation letter to the business.
Ms. Noel stated that preschool story hour will be with Deputy Cole with week on Thursday and the Fire Truck.
Ms. Noel also reported that there will be a collaboration of Chichester, Epsom, and Pittsfield doing the Memory Café together which will be held at the Epsom Library which has the most space available.
Ms. Lucile stated that the Library Trustees have chosen a new Library Director. She will most likely begin mid-December.
Parks and Recreation-
Mr. Boyajian reported that with the help of many they were able to build a beautiful natural playground on the trail. He also reported that the water would be drained out of the snack shack this weekend and winterized.
Mr. Plunkett stated that he will be finishing cleanup around Town this week, and that FEMA would be in Town to view the damage the Town has sustained.
Mr. Plunkett stated that the department had ditched the top of East Ricker Road.
Mr. Plunket stated they just got the 2013 International truck back which had an in truck rebuild of the engine which was covered by warranty. Out of pocket expense was minimal.
Mr. Plunkett stated that he and Matt Cole had been working on the new Driveway Permit. It will be sent out to department heads for review and then go to the Planning Board.
Mr. Plunkett praised Unitil for the great job they did in Town restoring power. The emergency responders and Road agent were able to utilize the app to report wires or trees down which led to a much faster response rate. He also stated that Public service did a horrendous job responding.
Mr. Jordan stated that he wanted to thank the newer Highway employee Scott Johnson who did an excellent job during the storm and who he heard many complaints from the residents.
Mr. Mann stated that the conservation commission had recently purchased “show pony pasture” as it’s been referred to on Main St. The Conservation Commission wanted to get some engineering work done so that the section of road is safer to pull over to utilize the field. The Board recommended that they include Shaw Fields as well in the engineering study to see if some parking could be formed over there as well.
Mr. Mann also wanted to report that they were moving forward with the Five Hill Estates conservation easement for the Spaulding forest.
Mr. Jameson wanted to thank the Conservation Commission for all of their hard work at the park.
Mrs. Pinard stated that she had opened the bids for IT and after reviewing them she recommended to the Board to choose RMON. She stated that RMON has done a thorough review of the equipment and what the IT needs of Chichester are as well as they are the lowest bid.
Mr. Jordan made a motion and Mr. Jameson seconds to award the IT bid to RMON for the total amount of $18,312.00 for a monthly payment of $1526.00 a month. Motion passes.
Zoning Violation Updates-
Map 3 Lot 36-
The property owner has obtained an Attorney who now be in communication with the Town Attorney.
Map 3 Lot 39-
Mrs. Barnouski reported that she went out to the property to count cars and came up with a total of 16 more gone leaving it a total of 52 cars down from 107cars. Mrs. Barnouski stated that they are making great progress.
Food Pantry Donation-
A motion was made by Mr. Jordan and seconded by Mr. Jameson pursuant to RSA 31:19, the Board of Selectmen shall accept and authorize the expenditure of unanticipated funds in the amount of $200.00 received from Pamela Depalmea in support of the Food Pantry. It shall be the responsibility of the Town of Chichester to maintain accurate record of all funds, detailing their expenditures, and that such records shall be made available upon request. Motion Passes.
Food Pantry Donation-
A motion was made by Mr. Jordan and seconded by Mr. Jameson pursuant to RSA 31:19, the Board of Selectmen shall accept and authorize the expenditure of unanticipated funds in the amount of $500.00 received from the Matrix Business Concepts in support of the Food Pantry. It shall be the responsibility of the Town of Chichester to maintain accurate record of all funds, detailing their expenditures, and that such records shall be made available upon request. Motion Passes.
Food Pantry Donation-
A motion was made by Mr. Jordan and seconded by Mr. Jameson pursuant to RSA 31:19, the Board of Selectmen shall accept and authorize the expenditure of unanticipated funds in the amount of $100.00 received Catherine H. EdmondBailey in support of the Food Pantry. It shall be the responsibility of the Town of Chichester to maintain accurate record of all funds, detailing their expenditures, and that such records shall be made available upon request. Motion Passes.
Ms. Noel stated that the grass is coming in very well at the greenspace. She also stated that they were able to put half down on the gazeebo for the greenspace and are hoping to have it installed in April or May of next year.
Being no further discussion, a motion was made by Mr. Jameson made a motion and Mr. Jordon seconded to adjourn the meeting at 7:31pm. Motion passes.
Not approved until signed
Kristy Barnouski, Administrative Assistant