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Selectmen Minutes 08/10/2010
Chichester Board of Selectmen
Minutes of Meeting
August 10, 2010

Members Present:  Chairman Jeffrey Jordan, Richard DeBold, D. Michael Paveglio, and Jamie A Pike, Administrative Assistant.

Others Present:  Russell Abbott, Barbara Frangione, Donna Chagnon, and Doug Hall.

Chairman Jordan called the meeting to order at 7:01pm.

Russ Abbott – Atlantic Traders – Zoning Violation Section 3.07

Mr. Abbott expressed to the Board that he felt his business was being singled out amongst all other businesses regarding the display of temporary signage.  Earlier on this day, Mr. Abbott identified over 30 such signs located on Route 4.  Mr. Jordan explained that the Board only takes enforcement action upon formal written complaints.

Mr. Abbott has previously received two letters from the Board, the first allowing the signage to be displayed 15 day prior to and after an event, the second, allowing the signage to only be displayed 15 days prior to an event.  Mr. Abbott does not feel the ordinance as written clearly address the issue of temporary signage.

Mr. DeBold stated that although they were trying to be business friendly, the Board did not have the authority to grant such permissions for the display of temporary signs.  Such authority is only granted to the Planning Board and Zoning Board of Adjustment.  

Mr. Hall provided his insight into the original purpose of the sign ordinance which was to provide an advertising medium to the Town’s business through the display of no more than two signs, one on the building and one freestanding.

A motion was made by Mr. Paveglio and seconded by Mr. Jordan to rescind the two previous enforcement letters.  Motion passes.

It was also the consensus of the Board, in recognizing that the signage ordinance as written needs to be reviewed, that lenience will be given in the enforcement of the ordinance until a revision can be submitted to the Town’s people for a vote.

Other Business

Unanticipated Funds:  A motion was made by Mr. Jordan and seconded by Mr. Paveglio, to accept and expend unanticipated funds in the amount of $50 received from the Chichester Methodist Church to benefit the Food Pantry. Motion passes.

September Primary:  Moderator Doug Hall informed the Board that he would not be present for the primary on Wednesday, September 14th.  He has appointed Mr. David Colbert as his assistant, and he shall preside over the election.

International Relations:   Doug Hall stated that he will soon be visiting Chichester, England and would like the Board to present a letter of greetings to the City Council.  The Board was in agreement.  A letter will be drafted for review at the next meeting.
Non-Public Session:
Pursuant to RSA 91-A:3, II, C, a motion was made by Mr. DeBold and seconded by Mr. Paveglio to enter into a non-public session to discuss a personnel matter.  (7:44pm) A roll call vote was taken.  
Mr. Jordan-YEA  Mr. DeBold-YEA  Mr. Paveglio-YEA  Motion passes.

Mr. Pike excused himself from the meeting for the purposes of this session.

A motion was made by Mr. Paveglio and seconded by Mr. Jordan to close the non-public session. (7:55pm)  A roll call vote was taken.  
Mr. Jordan-YEA  Mr. DeBold-YEA  Mr. Paveglio-YEA  Motion passes.

The minutes were sealed indefinitely.

Being no further business, a motion was made by Mr. Paveglio and seconded Mr. DeBold to adjourn the meeting at 8:00pm.  Motion passes.

Respectfully Submitted,

Jamie A Pike                                                            Not approved until signed.

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Jeffrey Jordan  Richard DeBold  D. Michael Paveglio

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