Chichester Board of Selectmen
Minutes of Meeting
November 29, 2011
Members present: Richard DeBold, Mike Paveglio, Jeff Jordan
Others Present: Nancy Tanner (Town Administrator), John Martell, Ed Millette, Jason Wier, Bruce Dyke, John Freeman, Lucille Noel, Steve MacCleery, Norm LaRochelle, Alan Mayville, Donna Chagnon, Walter Sanborn
Chairman DeBold opened the meeting at 6:00PM.
Building: The Building Department’s income is covering the expenses. Proposed budget is down 12.98% from last year. No changes were made.
Planning: The proposed budget is down 13.39% from last year. Line 4191-18 was reduced from $2500 to $2000.
Conservation: The proposed budget is equal to last year’s budget. There was a discussion about the Conservation Fund and whether or not expenses could come out of that fund. Nancy will research. There was a brief discussion about acquisitions. Line 4611-20 was decreased from $900 to $650.
Forestry: The proposed budget is equal to last year’s budget. There was a discussion about how the State’s portion of the expenses is booked. Co-mingled in the line is money that is the State’s responsibility. Nancy will work with Warden Stock to determine what the true Town’s expenditure should be.
Park and Recreation: The proposed budget is equal to last year’s budget. The Commission will have warrant articles prior to the public hearing. Line 4520-23 was reduced from $4000 to $3800.
Police: The proposed budget is down .93% from last year. No changes were made.
Library Roof: The Selectmen received the assessment report from Ian Blackman. He recommended that the Timber Frame repairs should be done at the same time as the roof. This will add approximately $1,500 to the roofing project. The other structural repairs can be done at a later time and could cost between $500 and $1,000. Nancy recommended rewording the Library Roof Warrant article to include the repair work.
Lucille Noel presented the Selectmen with a current quotation for the roof project.
Zoning: Nancy will draft a letter to a property owner on Route 4 who has an offsite sign.
Accounts payable and payroll were approved.
A motion by Mr. DeBold and seconded by Mr. Paveglio to adjourn the meeting at 7:55pm. Motion passes.
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Richard DeBold, Chairman D. Michael Paveglio Jeffrey Jordan