Chichester Board of Selectmen
Minutes of Meeting
November 30, 2010
Members present: Richard DeBold, Mike Paveglio
Others Present: Nancy Tanner (Town Administrator), Bruce Dyke, Norm LaRochelle, Scott Marsden, Ed Millette, Jason Wier, Donna Chagnon, John Freeman, Jaan Luikmil, Stacy Luikmil, Lucille Noel, Michele Plunkett, Jim Plunkett, Kate Hall
Selectmen Paveglio opened the meeting at 7:00PM.
Heritage Commission: The Heritage Commission is requesting a new line in 2011 for $500. This line would be used to cover costs that members are currently paying out of their own pockets and membership dues. The committee gave a brief overview of their history and future plans. All were in favor of the $500 line.
Old Home Day Committee: The committee is asking for $4,000. Jaan explained that $3,500 is for fireworks and $500 is for misc food items. The overall cost of OHD is about $8,000. The committee covers the other costs through fundraising.
Highway: Jim Plunkett presented the budget. There was a discussion about how many hours/dollars the Town spends on maintaining the equipment and if it would be better to lease equipment vs owning. The Equipment maintenance expense has gone down over the last few years. Jim has been working to get the equipment up to date on maintenance.
Mr. Paveglio would like to see a plan for summer work in 2011. The overage in the summer fund for 2010 was discussed.
Line 4312-51 Ditching Labor is being used for other part-time labor. This expense would be better reported in a part-time labor line under administration.
Line 4311-12 Hwy overtime was reduced to $12,000.
Line 4312-66 Labor- Plowing was reduced to $10,000.
Line 4312-37 Shed Waste Removal was discussed. Selectmen DeBold will contact BCEP and see what our options are for purchasing a roll off container and having BCEP pick it up.
Warrant articles were briefly discussed. Jim will know about the grants in Mid-January.
Selectmen: Nancy Tanner presented the Selectmen’s Office budget lines. Having a trust fund established for legal expenses was discussed. The Selectmen/Committee will revisit.
Line 4199-12 Water system – reduced to $1,000
Donations were decided to be $2,500 to CAP and $500 to Red Cross
4723-10 – Interest on TANS reduced to $1.00
Forestry: A fire bill was presented from Warden Stock and was tabled until Selectmen Jordan is present.
The Forest Warden will be sponsoring a sawyer’s class and a navigation systems class.
Parks and Recreation CRF: Mr. Paveglio made a motion seconded by Mr. DeBold to appropriate and authorize the expenditure of $1,550 for the purposes of completing the topographic survey work at Carpenter Park. Such funds shall be dispersed from the Parks and Recreation Capital Reserve Fund. Motion passes.
Unanticipated Funds: Mr. Paveglio made a motion seconded by Mr. DeBold to accept unanticipated funds in the amount of $100 received from St. Stevens Episcopal Church in support of the Recreation Department. Motion passes.
Mr. Paveglio made a motion seconded by Mr. DeBold to accept and authorize the expenditure of unanticipated funds in the amount of $300 received from; Frank and Joyce Lemay, Paul and Gwen Adams, Catherine Edmund Bailey and Sparks Fly Fireworks in support of the Food Pantry. Motion passes.
Accounts payable and payroll were approved.
A motion by Mr. DeBold and seconded by Mr. Paveglio to adjourn the meeting at 10:00pm. Motion passes.
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Jeffrey Jordan, Chairman Richard DeBold D. Michael Paveglio