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Selectmen Minutes 07/14/2015

Chichester Board of Selectmen
Minutes of Meeting
Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Members Present:  Richard DeBold, Michael Paveglio, Jeff Jordan, Town Administrator Jodi Pinard

Others Present: Road Agent Jim Plunkett, Chief Pat Clarke, Matt Cole, John Martell, Holly MacCleery, Steve MacCleery, and other members of the public

Call to Order:  Mr. DeBold called the meeting to order at 6:30pm

Award Presentation – Holly MacCleery
The Board of Selectmen Thanked Holly MacCleery for over thirty years of service to the Town. The Board also presented her with a clock in appreciation of her service.

Department Heads:  
Police – Chief Clarke stated that Highway Safety is revamping the way they are awarding grants this year. They are now funding based on population. The Town will go from receiving $20,000 in grant money to roughly $3,500.

With regards to the Hands Free Law our officers are not allowed to utilize the cell phones while driving. There is no exception to this law, it must be followed by everyone.

We should be receiving the new cruiser in the middle of next week.

Emergency Management – John Martell stated that Hazard Mitigation Grant match information needs to be completed and asked Jodi if the office could take care of it.

Fire – Matt Cole stated that the only big news is our ambulance billing company has gone out of business. We are now in the process of looking at vendors. We are looking into both regionally and individually.

The easement for the Plunkett property has been reviewed by the Town Attorney and the Plunkett’s will now review the easement.

Highway – Jim Plunkett stated that we can still use the radios in regards to the Hands Free Law. I have been working on chipping brush, cleaning culverts, and CIP. We also have to re-inspect all vehicles for September instead of March. The state has changed the inspection dates. I am also working on getting an estimate to clean out the culverts around town. Catch Basins on Connemara Drive, Horse Corner Road, and Harvest Road will need to be rebuilt.

Library – Lucille Noel stated that the summer reading program is going very well. The stairs going down to the basement are uneven and we will be having some work done on them.
General Business/Board Discussion:
Spreader Hanger
Mrs. Pinard informed the Board the bid documents and plans should be in by the end of week.

Planning Board Alternate Position
Richard Arell stated to Richard DeBold that he will step down from the Planning Board as an Alternate member so the Board of Selectmen can appoint another candidate that has expressed interest in serving. He would like the minutes to reflect that his lack of attendance was not due to lack of commitment to the Planning Board but due to his employment responsibilities.

Being no further discussion, a motion was made by Mr. DeBold and seconded by Mr. Jordan to adjourn the meeting at 7:15pm.  Motion passes.

Respectfully submitted,
                                                        Not approved until signed
Jodi Pinard, Town Administrator

Richard DeBold                                           D. Michael Paveglio                                                  Jeffrey Jordan

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