Chichester Board of Selectmen
Minutes of Meeting
December 21, 2010
Members present: Jeffrey Jordan, Richard DeBold, Mike Paveglio
Others Present: Nancy Tanner (Town Administrator), Alan Quimby, Alan Mayville, Walter Sanborn, Jim Plunkett, Michele Plunkett, John Freeman, John Martell, Pat Clarke, Thomas Houle, Steve Stock, Lucille Noel
Chairman Jordan opened the meeting at 7:00PM.
Police: Chief Clarke reports that the Explorer is back in service. An incident involving a motor vehicle stop was reviewed with the Selectmen. Mr. Paveglio would like to see the overtime hours more clearly identified on the PD timecards.
EMD: Suncook River meetings are on-going.
Building: Five permits have been issued since the last meeting.
Highway: The Highway crew is continuing to clean up from the storm on Granny Howe Road. Mr. Jordan complimented Jim on the excellent handling of that microburst. The Selectmen received a letter from Pam Stiles thanking the Highway crew for a job well done. Mr. Paveglio asked what Jim does with downed wood. He asked Jim to keep in mind that we might be able use the wood to help some of our welfare recipients.
The letter to the DOT regarding the dead trees was returned due to a bad address. Jim will resend. The amount of garbage and tires being dumped along the road sides is increasing. Also, the amount of signs disappearing is increasing.
Library: In January the Library will be doing Valentines for Troops and they are seeking donations for the postage. The Library will soon have ancestry.com as a service. The book sale room will now be staffed. The Library has two new flags.
Forestry: Burn permits will be required until there is a 6 inch snow cover.
Fire: Engine 3 is still running sluggish. Alan suggests sending the truck back to E-1 to find the problem. Mr. Mayville will look at the truck and try to diagnose.
Durgin Road Extension: The Road Agent will inspect and communicate back to Nancy via email.
Fire Chief appointment: The Selectmen will need to appoint a Fire Chief in March. Mr. Paveglio suggested the Selectmen start reviewing the requirements of the position and begin to think about the recruitment process.
Personnel Files: Steve Stock had an issue with multiple personnel files. Nancy will set up a meeting with Alan and Steve to resolve. Nancy will also look at reorganizing the files.
Grange Building: Nancy said the water tank issues have been resolved. She also advised the plumber warned the well pump seems like it will need replacing in the near future. The cost is estimated to be $3300.
Dumpster: Mr. DeBold informed the Board that he has spoke to Earl Weir regarding the trash removal. BCEP would come and pick up the trash; however, the Town would have to purchase a roll-off container. The cost is from $8,000 to $10,000. Another option is to have the Departments store their trash and have someone make a trash run once a week. This will be discussed with the Budget Committee as well.
Unanticipated Revenue: Mr. Jordan made a motion seconded by Mr. Paveglio to accept and authorize the expenditure of unanticipated funds in the amount of $800 in donations from Davis Fuels, Ladies Benevolent Society in memory of Winifred Bartlett, the Chichester Methodist Church and the First Congregational Church of Pittsfield in support of the food pantry. Motion passes.
Accounts payable and payroll were approved.
A motion by Mr. Paveglio and seconded by Mr. DeBold to adjourn the meeting at 8:29pm. Motion passes.
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Jeffrey Jordan, Chairman Richard DeBold D. Michael Paveglio