Chichester Board of Selectmen
Minutes of Meeting
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Members Present: Chairman Jeffrey Jordan, Richard DeBold, Mike Paveglio, Town Administrator Jodi Pinard, and Admin. Asst. Jamie A Pike.
Others present: Ann Davis, Donna Chagnon, David Hynes, Jared Hynes, Philip Hitchcock, Allen Mayville, John Freeman, Lucille Noel, Alan Quimby, Patrick Clarke, Jon Martell.
Building Inspector: Mr. Freeman reported that building is slow. There is a very large sized addition/renovation occurring at 42 West Road. Revenue remains to be good. ProQuip is moving along well, and the rough inspections are complete.
Fire Department: New student, Evan Crafts, was introduced to the Board. Evan comes to the Dept. already FireFighter I certified and will be a great asset to the department. Riley Northrop remains as the Senior student. Quotes were provided for cost estimates for the overhead doors and driveway construction. Timing for this project will be fall. Discussion time shall be added to the agenda for Sept 10th. There was continued discussion regarding the Lease Contract for the engine from Loudon. A question has come up about insurance for the vehicle. Mr. Paveglio asked if Chichester would be liable for damages occurring from pre-existing conditions. A motion was made by Mr. Paveglio and seconded by Mr. DeBold to enter into a contract with the Town of Loudon for the purposes of leasing a
fire engine for the period of 6 months at a rate of $500 per month. Motion Passes. Chief Quimby reported that E-One has declared that the cracked frame will not be covered by warranty. Mr. Paveglio has an appointment with the Laconia Chief whom has had a similar problem and were successful in filing their claim. Mr. Paveglio asked Chief Quimby how he was going to handle his maintenance budget for the remainder of the year. Chief Quimby stated that they may have to forego many of their end of year purchases. A Trust Fund was discussed to be added to the 2014 Warrant for major repair expenses to town vehicles. Chief Quimby also reported that Ambulance I should be back in service on the 21st, having had the sending unit replaced and the fuel tank cleaned.
Emergency Management: No Report.
Police Department: No Report.
Health Officer: Mr. Clarke reported that he was finally able to get the water sample from the Place residence on Aug 19th.
Library: Ms. Noel reported that the summer reading program will be ending on Aug 23rd with awards and a movie for the participants. The most recent book sale yielded over $700 which will be used to fund the purchase of new software. Ms. Noel also reported that the Library will be hosting an antique appraisal night in conjunction with the Humanities Council. Ms. Noel asked about the occupancy of the Meeting room, and if it could be increased with the presence of FD personnel. Chief Quimby informed Ms. Noel that the room occupancy is determined by the available square footage of the space and that increases are not allowed.
Old Home Day Cmte: The Board thanked Mr. Hitchcock and the entire Cmte for their hard work and dedication towards a successful Old Home Day. Mr. Hitchcock reported that he had been questioned as to why the leftover food had been donated to the Concord Soup Kitchen vs. the Chichester Food Pantry. Mr. Hitchcock reported that this decision was made as the food had been refused by the Pantry and had to be served as soon as possible. Chief Clarke reported that there was a parade glitch that was caused by the detention pond near the entrance to the lower field from Route 28. Larger vehicles were not able to traverse the pond and had to use Carpenter Road and reenter route 28. It was discussed about the possibility of moving the entrance gate so the lower field would be available for parade traffic next year.
A motion was made by Mr. Paveglio and seconded by Mr. DeBold to accept and authorize the expenditure of $200 received from St Stephens Church in support of the food pantry. Motion passes.
The Board received a letter from the McPhail’s of 3 King Road. The letter was a complaint about their driveway entrance and their continued attempts to contact the Road Agent whom has repeatedly ignored their request to have the issue resolved. A meeting with the Road Agent was requested for Sept. 3rd to discuss the issue.
A Solid Waste Disposal Waiver was granted to the Bee Hole Beavers to dispose construction debris that was dumped on their trail.
Mr. DeBold reported that Parks and Rec has been approved for Phase II of Carpenter Park. This is a 50/50 grant in the amount of $70,000. The Town’s share of $35,000 is anticipated to be raised through donations and $10,000 to be appropriated at the next Town Meeting.
Central NH Assessing Svcs: Dave and Jared Hynes were present to speak on the results of the 2013 Revaluation. Mr. Hynes provided the Board with an overview of the Reval process and the 10 standards of the USPAP. Mr. Hynes conducted a complete drive by of each parcel of the Town to verify conditions and qualities of construction for each structure. After a review of all sales, initial values were completed and sent to each property owner. Informal hearings were conducted at the end of May. Overall 200± properties increased in value while all others decreased in value. A total reduction of approximately $35M was realized across the Town as a whole. The USPAP was presented to the Board and it was stated that such is only a DRAFT until it has been reviewed and certified by DRA.
Mark & Wendy Kneeland: The Kneeland’s and represented by their realtor, Jeff Keeler, were present to discuss their property assessment. Their assessment following the revaluation is $270,900. Mr. Keeler feels the assessment is grossly overstated and does not represent true market value and is caused by the View Factor Assessment. The property has been on the market for many years and is currently on the market for $180,000 and has received no offers. It was requested that Mr. Hynes review the property again and make any necessary adjustments to the view factor based on the parcel size that may be required. The Board shall also request that the DRA monitor, Chuck Reese, review the property to determine the appropriateness of the assessment.
A motion was made by Mr. Jordan and seconded by Mr. Paveglio to enter a non-public session pursuant to RSA 91A:3, II(e) to discuss pending litigation. Jordan, Aye; DeBold, Aye; Paveglio, Aye. Motion passes.
A motion was made by Mr. Jordan and seconded by Mr. Paveglio to seal the minutes of this session indefinitely. Motion passes.
A motion was made by Mr. Paveglio and seconded by Mr. DeBold to exit the non-public session. Jordan, Aye; DeBold, Aye; Paveglio, Aye. Motion passes.
Being no further discussion, a motion was made by Mr. DeBold and seconded by Mr. Paveglio to adjourn the meeting at 9:25pm. Motion passes.
Not Approved until signed.
Jamie A Pike, Administrative Assistant
Jeffrey Jordan Richard DeBold D. Michael Paveglio