Chichester Board of Selectmen
Minutes of Meeting
October 26, 2010
Members present: Jeff Jordan, Richard DeBold, Mike Paveglio
Others Present: Nancy Tanner (Town Administrator), Mike McKay, Walter Sanborn, Donna Chagnon, Barbara Frangione
Chairman Jordan opened the meeting at 7:00PM.
Mr. McKay wanted to speak to the Selectmen regarding a forfeiture fee he was charged for a new dog. He got the dog after the annual deadline date and did not realize he needed to register the dog when he got it. Evelyn Pike, Town Clerk, provided the relevant RSA’s and notices sent to Mr. McKay. The dog registrations are due on April 30th; however, when you get a new dog you must register it at that time regardless of when in the year it is. The Selectmen agree the RSA is clear and they can not do anything to waive the fee.
Grange Usage: Evelyn Pike asked the Selectmen about allowing Cheerleaders to use the Grange Hall for practice. There were several concerns regarding safety of the participants as well as the possible tumbling and jumping being damaging to the building. The Selectmen would like the Cheerleaders to try to find a more suitable place for practice.
Tax Warrant: The tax warrant was signed.
Abatement: Mr. Jordan made a motion seconded by Mr. Paveglio to approve an abatement for Map 5 Lot 94 in the amount of $2,138. The reason is an assessing data error, due to the incorrect identification of Map and Lot. Motion passes.
Davis Road: Nancy received an opinion from Matt Serge regarding the issue of a building permit with no frontage on a Town or State maintained road. The Selectmen would like Nancy to send a copy of a Building Permit Authorization on a class VI Roadway that was previously prepared for Mr. Stevens to Town Counsel for review.
CIP: The CIP committee will hold a public hearing on November 5th at 7pm.
Meeting protocol: Barbara Frangione mentioned that the Town used to open the Town Meeting with a prayer. The Selectmen asked her to do the prayer this year. The Selectmen also discussed opening their weekly meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance.
Heritage Commission: Mr. Paveglio mentioned that the Heritage Commission would like a line item in the 2011 budget in the amount of $500 for misc expenses.
Time records: Mr. Paveglio would like each department to specifically note why any overtime was required.
Propane: Nancy reported that they were not able to lock into the propane price. The gallons the Town would have to commit to was too high.
Investment Policy: Nancy re-wrote the investment policy to comply with GASB 40. It was signed by the Selectmen.
Food Pantry: Donna Chagnon expressed the need for a larger refrigerator in the food pantry. The Selectmen are in agreement that Donna could try to obtain a slightly larger refrigerator.
Donna will soon have the forms for the Holiday Food Baskets.
Tax Rate: The new tax rate is $19.07.
Accounts payable and payroll were approved.
A motion by Mr. DeBold and seconded by Mr. Paveglio to adjourn the meeting at 8:20pm. Motion passes.
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Jeffrey Jordan, Chairman Richard DeBold D. Michael Paveglio