Chichester Board of Selectmen
Minutes of Meeting
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Members Present: Richard DeBold, Jeff Jordan, Tom Jameson, Jodi Pinard Town Administrator and Administrative Assistant Kristy Barnouski.
Others Present: John Martell, Alan Quimby, Stephen Stock, Lucille Noel, Donna Chagnon, Allen Mayville, Joe Austin, Jim Plunkett, Kim York, Richard St. Pierre and other members of the public.
Call to Order Mr. DeBold called the meeting to order at 6:30pm
Mr. Martell had nothing to report.
Mr. Martell has nothing to report.
Chief Quimby brought forth a Paramedic intercept service agreement with Pittsfield to be signed by the Selectmen.
Chief Quimby stated that he had met with Joel French, the contractor doing the estimate for the Fire Department upgrades to make it ADA compliant. It was initially higher than expected so Mr. French is doing some cut backs and will have a new estimate ready shortly.
Warden Stock reported that it has been a class 3 day all week with lots of brush fires. The class is posted daily on the sign in front of the Fire Station. No permits will be issued on class 4 and 5 days.
Mr. Plunkett stated that Joel French is getting a quote for some molding, a door, and roof shingles for the Highway Department.
Mr. Plunkett stated that he took the dead tree down by Mr. Adams house on Kelly’s Corner Rd. He took the signs off the tree and returned them to Mr. Adams along with a piece of the trunk. He also gave others pieces who asked for parts of the tree, which was said to be the oldest tree in Chichester.
Mr. Plunkett stated that he took down another tree on Webster Mills Rd, had ditched and has been watering the roads.
Ian Blackman is currently working on repairing Blackman Bridge which should be done this week.
Mr. Plunkett stated that he is replacing the street signs that are missing. They have been ordered.
Mr. Plunkett stated that he had shimmed Burnt Hill Rd.
Mr. Jameson stated that he had some complaints that the road had not been done well.
Mr. Plunkett explained that the road was falling apart and needs to be rebuilt.
Ms. Noel stated that the summer reading program started and that there will be a memory café held this month.
Ms. Noel stated that she had met with Mr. Plunkett to review parking space expansion on Meetinghouse Rd.
Ms. Noel will be meeting with Walcott paving for estimates for the parking lot for the CIP.
Brian Kelly-Ferrin Rd.
Mr. Kelly stated that he has not been able to sell his land on Durgin Rd. due to an unsightly and unsafe mess on Gordon Pike’s property across the street. He was told by six different potential buyers that they loved the lot but wouldn’t build a home to look at the mess across the street. Mr. Kelly stated that it seems to be getting worse and worse and it’s embarrassing and affecting his property value.
Mr. Kelly also expressed a concern for his well since he is down stream of Mr. Pike.
Mrs. Pinard went out to take some pictures and sent Mr. Pike a letter regarding the property with no response.
Mr. Jameson stated that it looked like it would be considered a junkyard looking at the pictures.
Ms. York stated that she felt it was a life safety issue and was also concerned for her well.
Mr. Plunkett added that the road narrows there to one lane and it can’t be widened due to the amount of debris.
Mr. St. Pierre added that separate from the tremendous amount of debris he was concerned for the environmental issues.
Ms. York stated that she has seen batteries, rusted metal and 55 gallon drums on the property.
Chief Quimby wondered what was in the 55 gallon drums and if that posed a health issue.
Mr. Jordan stated that they should send the health officer out and DES.
The Board of Selectmen were in agreement that send a certified letter to Mr. Gordon Pike stating that he is in violation of the zoning and require him to meet with the Board of Selectmen on July 5, 2016. He will also be informed that the Town will be making an official complaint to DES.
Food Pantry Donation
A motion was made by Mr. DeBold and seconded by Mr. Jameson pursuant to RSA 31:95-n, the Board of Selectmen shall accept and authorize the expenditure of unanticipated funds in the amount of $50.00 received from Cathy Edmund-Bailey to support 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
Mrs. Pinard stated that the Building department was running smoothly and the residents have been really understanding.
Capital Improvement Program (CIP) requests are due by June 30, 2016.
Mrs. Pinard had spoken with property owner Ann Titus. Ms. Titus had land up for tax deed but has just entered into a purchase and sales agreement and will be able to pay off the tax liens shortly.
Suncook Valley Regional Town Association (SVRTA) has sent out the RFP for healthcare costs. There will be two meetings in July with Schoolcare and Healthtrust which after a recommendation will be made.
The summer meeting schedule for the Board of Selectmen starts June 21st and will go through August 30th. The Board will be meeting every other week.
There will be a court hearing for damages regarding the Vien case on 6/28/2016 at 1:30pm.
Joyce Lemay would like to become a new member of the Heritage Commission.
Joyce Lemay would like to become a new member of the Heritage Commission
Mr. DeBoled made a motion to nominate Joyce Lemay as a full member to the Heritage Commission. Mr. Jordan seconds the motion. Motion passes.
Mr. John Snow would like to be appointed to the Agricultural Commission.
Mr. DeBold made a motion to appoint John Snow to the Agricultural Commission until 2018. Mr. Jordan seconds the motion. Motion passes.
Mr. Austin requested a non-public hearing having to do with his finances.
Mr. Mayville wanted it noted that he objected going into non-public for Mr. Austin.
Non-Public Session – RSA 91-A: 3 II (c) Matters which, if discussed in public, would likely affect adversely the reputation of any person, other than a member of the public body itself, unless such person requests an open meeting. This exemption shall extend to any application for assistance or tax abatement or waiver of a fee, fine, or other levy, if based on inability to pay or poverty of the applicant.
A motion was made by Mr. DeBold and seconded by Mr. Jameson to enter into non-public session under RSA 91-A: 3 II (c). DeBold Aye, Jameson Aye, Jordan Aye. Motion Passes.
A motion was made by Mr. DeBold and seconded by Mr. Jameson to exit non-public session DeBold Aye, Jameson Aye, Jordan Aye. Motion Passes
A motion was made by Mr. DeBold and seconded by Mr. Jameson to seal the non-public meeting minutes indefinitely. DeBold Aye, Jameson Aye, Jordan Aye. Motion Passes
Mr. Austin will be placed on the agenda for July 5, 2016.
Being no further discussion, a motion was made by Mr. DeBold and seconded by Mr. Jameson to adjourn the meeting at 8:24pm. Motion passes
Not approved until signed
Kristy Barnouski, Administrative Assistant
Richard DeBold Jeffrey Jordan Tom Jameson