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Selectmen Minutes 08/21/2007
Chichester Board of Selectmen
August 21, 2007                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

MEMBERS PRESENT:  Chairman Colbert, Selectman DeBold, Selectman MacCleery and Administrator Lisa Stevens.    

Chairman Colbert opened the meeting at 7:05pm.

SUBJECT: Office Assistant Interviews
The 7:00pm appointment did not show.


While waiting for the scheduled appointment, the Board reviewed mail and signed payroll and accounts payable.

Selectman DeBold has spoken to CLD Engineering Consultants as directed by the Board, regarding the items as stated in the bid specifications the Board would like included in the contract for professional services.  Those points to be addressed are; term of contract, insurance and indemnification.  

The Administrator brought forward a request on behalf of the Police Chief to purchase two used off road vehicles using monies up to $6,500.00, from the Special Details Revolving Fund or the Drug Forfeiture Account, for the continued OHRV Grant Patrols.  Currently, the town relies on the use of the officer’s personal equipment while on these patrols.

The Board was not in favor of using the Special Revenue Account for this purchase.  The Selectmen raised several questions the Administrator was not able to answer.  The Board will speak to this issue next week with the Police Chief.

SUBJECT: Interview Office Assistant Position
PRESENT: Jamie Pike

Motion Chairman Colbert, second Selectman DeBold to enter into non-public session at 7:30pm, pursuant to RSA 91-A: 3 II (b), the hiring of any public employee.  The Chairman called for the vote.  MacCleery – yes; DeBold – yes; Colbert – yes.  Motion carries.  

The Selectmen returned to public session at 7:55pm.  No decisions were made.  


The Board held discussion on the outstanding requests received from the highway department and the fire department to use impact fee monies.  The Road Agent has requested $8,000 to fabricate a steel frame to hold the sanders.  The Board would like to see a cost breakdown prior to making a decision on this project.  The Fire Department is requesting the purchase of a new twelve lead defibrillator at a cost of $18, 232, for the ambulance.  The Selectmen would like to review the Capital Improvement Plan as it relates to projected Fire Department needs to review the overall wants and needs of that department.

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The Selectmen reviewed new correspondence from Bill Clark requesting reimbursement for the cost of the second opinion obtained for tire rim damage to his vehicle.  The Board discussed the meeting held with Mr. Clark on August 7, 2007, in which Mr. Clark offered to obtain a second opinion from a Volvo dealer as to the extent of the damage to his tire rims. This second opinion proved prudent as the new estimate showed damage to two rims not four.  The Board reviewed the minutes of August 7, 2007, which corroborated Mr. Clark’s offer to obtain a second opinion and felt, the Board of Selectmen was not obligated to pay this cost and was not in favor of agreeing to Mr. Clark’s request for reimbursement.  
The Board approved the amended zoning complaint form which now includes the disclaimer as part of the form.

The Board signed a bond agreement for Ian Blackman in the amount of $10,000 for the upcoming logging operation on map 1, lot 23.  

The Board signed the 2007 MS – 1; Summary of Valuation and the MS – 4; Estimated Revenues due to the State by September 1, 2007.
Motion Chairman Colbert, second Selectman DeBold to seal the minutes of the non-public session for one year.  The Chairman called for the vote.  MacCleery – yes; DeBold – yes; Colbert – yes.  Motion carries.  

The Board approved the minutes of August 14, 2007 with corrections.

Being no further business, the Chairman adjourned the meeting at 10:00PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Lisa Stevens                                                    

______________________    _______________________   _______________________  
David Colbert, Chairman        Richard DeBold                      Stephen MacCleery

                                                APPROVED WITH CORRECTIONS

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