Chichester Board of Selectmen
Minutes of Meeting
August 31, 2010
Members present: Richard DeBold, Michael Paveglio
Others Present: Nancy Tanner (Town Administrator), Barbara Frangione, Walter Sanborn, Matt Cole, John Martell, Alan Quimby, Ed Millette, Diane Mobbs, Fred Chagnon, Donna Chagnon, Elaine Coffey, Jim Plunkett, Michele Plunkett, Alan Mayville, Richard Moore, Doug Hall, Steve Stock, Lucille Noel, Marc Fournier, Bryan Boyer, Zach Boyajian
Selectmen DeBold opened the meeting at 7:00PM.
The CIP committee gave an overview/introduction to the CIP process. They reviewed historical data and the current submissions. Over the next ten years there are 3.8 million dollars in submissions. Over the previous ten years voters have voted in only 1.26 million in tax dollars. The committee feels the submissions are not in line with what the taxpayers are willing to support. Doug Hall went around the room and asked what everyone thought the taxpayer would support. The replies ranged from 1 to 2 million. There is a concern that with this many submissions the departments will be competing with each other for the tax dollars.
Some suggestions were to give each department head a budget and let them decide how to spend it; regionalizing services such as Fire to save on equipment costs; charging fees for Fire responses; buying used vehicles; less vehicles; going back to dirt roads. There was a discussion about the benefits of purchasing new fire trucks. No definite solutions were apparent; however, the challenges facing the CIP committee and the Department Heads were clear.
Abatement: Abatement request for Map 1 Lot 42-1 was considered again. Our assessor recommended denying the abatement. In the absence of Selectmen Jordan the decision was tabled.
Comcast: Selectmen Paveglio asked Nancy to set up a meeting with the Select Board, the Cable Committee, and Bryan Christensen of Comcast.
Berry Road: Mr. Paveglio did a site visit to Berry Road and found that the road serves one residence and one business. The residence and business have another access off of Pleasant Street. Jim Plunkett discussed the 18 foot width requirement for a Town road. Mr. Plunkett does not want to subject the Town to increased liability of completing work to a road without bringing it up to the 18 foot minimum. Mr. Giuda’s quotes were for a 13 foot road. Jim recommends making the road gravel. He estimates the cost for a gravel road at a few thousand dollars and to pave it around twenty thousand.
Nancy will look into nonmaintenance of a class V road. There was a discussion regarding Planning Board minutes from 1993 that make mention of abandoning the road. The minutes were not available at the meeting. Nancy will look into those minutes and Town Reports for mention of Berry Road.
This will be discussed on September 7th when Selectmen Jordan is present. Selectmen Paveglio and DeBold seem to be in agreement to do the minimum required to be able to plow this winter and then see about abandoning the road.
Green Earth Auto Service: Jim Plunkett wanted to recognize Marc Sabol from Green Earth Auto Service for donating services to the Highway Department. Nancy will send letter.
Recess: The meeting was recessed at 9:35 so that the Selectmen could reconvene at the Town Hall for a nonpublic session.
The meeting was reconvened at the Town Hall at 9:40.
Pursuant to RSA 91-A:3 II(c), a motion was made by Mr. DeBold and seconded by Mr. Paveglio to enter into non-public session at 9:41 for the purpose of discussing a personnel issue. A roll call vote was taken: DeBold – yea, Paveglio – yea. Motion passes.
Pursuant to RSA 91-A: 3, a motion was made by Mr. Paveglio and seconded by Mr. DeBold to exit the non-public session at 10:07pm. A roll call vote was taken: DeBold- yea, Paveglio -yea.
The minutes were sealed indefinitely
Pursuant to RSA 91-A:3 II(c), a motion was made by Mr. DeBold and seconded by Mr. Paveglio to enter into non-public session at 10:07 for the purpose of discussing a personnel issue. A roll call vote was taken: DeBold – yea, Paveglio – yea. Motion passes.
Pursuant to RSA 91-A: 3, a motion was made by Mr. DeBold and seconded by Mr. Paveglio to exit the non-public session at 10:37pm. A roll call vote was taken: DeBold- yea, Paveglio -yea.
The minutes were sealed indefinitely
Accounts payable and payroll were approved.
The minutes from August 24, 2010 were approved.
A motion by Mr. Paveglio and seconded by Mr. DeBold to adjourn the meeting at 10:37 pm. Motion passes.
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Jeffrey Jordan, Chairman Richard DeBold D. Michael Paveglio