Chichester Board of Selectmen
Minutes of Meeting
September 25, 2012
Members present: Mike Paveglio, Jeff Jordan, Richard DeBold
Others present for all or part of the meeting: Nancy Tanner (Town Administrator), Patrick Clarke, Matt Cole, Kris Cole, Ed Millette, Patrick Clarke, Michelle Plunkett, Alan Mayville, Chief Wright, Donna Chagnon, Lucille Noel, Barbara Frangione, Judy Clark, Ann Davis
Chairman Paveglio opened the meeting at 7:00pm.
Public Hearing Paramedic Intercept Fee
The Fire Department would like the Selectmen to establish a fee for the Paramedic Intercept Service that Chichester provides to other towns. Chief Wright gave some background information on how the fees started in the State. Town’s have been billing each other for the service as a way to recoup fees. The Town who is responsible to pay the fee will be able to bill the patient. Concord Fire’s fee is $549.00. The money received will be deposited into the Rescue Vehicle and Equipment Fund per the 1999 Warrant Article (#5). We will not be charging Loudon as we already have an agreement with them. Each town that we pursuit arrangements with will have to sign an agreement.
Mr. Paveglio made a motion seconded by Mr. Jordan to direct the Fire Department to pursue Paramedic Intercept Agreements with appropriate towns and to establish a Paramedic Intercept Fee of $549.00 per intercept. Motion Passed.
Matt Cole mentioned that since 2005 the town has missed a potential of $13,625 in fees.
Supervisors of the Checklist
The Supervisors provided the Selectmen with a list of hours they worked for the last election. They said it was a heavy work load and were not interested in a pay increase rather a solution to lighten the work. The Supervisors are in need of replacements for two people. If anyone is interested they should contact the Selectmen’s Office. Judy who will remain as a supervisor expressed the need for more training. Nancy will look for training as well as the answer to some questions that were brought up. Nancy offered to help with data entry for the next election (if permissible).
Hiring Policy: Nancy needs to follow-up with Chief Quimby
Zoning Violation: Nancy reported that Mr. Hallquist contacted her and was cooperative. After discussing the property she feels that the inspection of the property would require an expert and recommends hiring MRI. The Selectmen agree. Nancy will follow-up.
Food Pantry: Mr. Paveglio made a motion seconded by Mr. DeBold to accept and expend unanticipated funds in the amount of $25.00 received from Udo, Linda, and Ingrid Rauter for the benefit of the food pantry. Motion passed.
Police: Chief Clarke asked about setting hours at Thunder Bridge and at Carpenter Park. The Park and Recreation committee is following-up. The Department will be receiving a grant for Operation Safe Commute. This will provide for additional patrols. The water test at the Highway shed has been done and we are waiting for the results.
Heritage Commission: The Heritage Commission has asked for the Old Town Hall/Library building to be considered for the State Registry of Historic Places and they would like a letter of support from the Selectmen. The Selectmen are in favor and the letter was signed.
Fuel Bids: Only one bid was received from our current vendor. Mr. DeBold made a motion seconded by Mr. Paveglio to award the oil bid for the 2012/2013 heating season to Fred Fuller Oil at the fixed price of $3.4950/gallon. Motion passed.
Payroll and accounts payable expenditures were approved.
A motion by Mr. DeBold and seconded by Mr. Paveglio to adjourn the meeting at 8:23. Motion passes.
Approved when signed
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D. Michael Paveglio, Chairman Jeffrey Jordan Richard DeBold