Chichester Board of Selectmen
Minutes of Meeting
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Members Present: Richard DeBold, Jeff Jordan, Jodi Pinard Town Administrator, Kristy Barnouski Administrative Assistant.
Others Present: Jim Plunkett, Zach Boyajian, Faith DeBold, Tom Houle, Donna Chagnon, Patty Milligan, Lucille Noel, Gordon Jones and other members of the public.
Call to Order Mr. DeBold called the meeting to order at 6:30pm
Salt Shed –
Mrs. Pinard sent the salt shed engineering report to Mr. Jameson for review. This matter will be further reviewed and rectified in the near future.
Mr. Plunket stated that Mr. French may be able to rebuild it. Mr. French will be doing a lot of other work at the shed as well.
Mrs. Pinard will reach out to Mr. French to see if it’s something he would be interested in.
Clifford Road Discontinuance –
Mr. DeBold stated that they received a letter from the Town attorney advising that a waiver letter be signed by all abutters before the Town discontinues Clifford Road.
Mrs. Pinard will create the waiver letter and get it out to all abutters.
A public hearing will be scheduled in January for the discontinuation of Clifford Road.
Mr. Plunkett reported the Highway Department is finishing up loose ends and getting the trucks ready for winter.
Mr. Plunkett will be accepting the road construction bids on 11/16/2016 at Town Hall.
Mr. Plunkett stated that he met with the Library contractor and spoke with him about drainage for the parking lot and roads.
Mr. Plunkett reported that the RAC report is now complete.
Fund Balance Policy-
Mr. DeBold made a motion and Mr. Jordan seconded to accept the Fund Balance policy as submitted. Motion passes.
Investment Policy –
Mr. DeBold made a motion and Mr. Jordan seconded to accept the Investment policy as submitted. Motion passes.
Parks and Recreation-
Mr. Boyajian stated that a one year extension was granted for the National Parks service. He is hoping to complete the project as soon as possible with volunteers.
Mr. Boyajian asked about a resolution to the CYA agreement for the electricity bill. Mr. Boyijian suggested that the Town pay the bill and invoice the CYA instead of the CYA paying the bill and invoicing the Town. The Board of Selectmen agreed to take that under advisement.
Mr. Boyajian stated that he had spoken to Mr. Meehan of Main Street who was very upset that someone had cut down some trees on his property. Mr. Meehan was upset about Pound Rd, which he felt had been diverted from its original path and causing more traffic on his property. The Board advised Mr. Boyajian that Pound Road has not been diverted from its original path and Mr. Meehan could contact the office to discuss that further.
A motion was made Mr. DeBold and seconded by Mr. Jordan to abate the following recreational vehicles as defined in RSA 216-I: 1, VIII having a valid motor vehicle registration and current number plate, having a maximum width of 8 feet and 6 inches while being transported and located at a “recreational campground or camping park,” those terms as defined in RSA 216-I: 1 VII, shall not be taxable real estate.
Map 4 Lot 156-0039RV in the amount of $ 139.00
Map 4 Lot 156-0043RV in the amount of $ 75.00
Map 4 Lot 156-0040RV in the amount of $ 135.00
Map 4 Lot 156-0060RV in the amount of $ 112.00
Map 4 Lot 156-0050RV in the amount of $ 175.00
Map 4 Lot 156-0044RV in the amount of $ 110.00
Map 4 Lot 156-0106RV in the amount of $ 23.00
Map 4 Lot 156-0083RV in the amount of $ 14.00
Map 4 Lot 156-0084RV in the amount of $ 232.00
Map 4 Lot 156-0108RV in the amount of $ 139.00
Mr. DeBold makes a motion to abate Map UTIL Lot 6 for the amount of $1,813 in taxes per the settlement agreement. Mr. Jordan seconds the motion. Motion passes.
Mr. Jordan stated he was concerned about how frequently the Justins, who live on Main Street, are parking in Shaw Field. Mrs. Pinard will send a letter to the Justins.
Ms. Noel stated the Library is starting a new program, 1000 books before Kindergarten. Ms. Noel asked the Board of Selectmen if they would be willing to present an award to children who read 1000 books before the start of Kindergarten. The Selectmen all agreed they would love to be a part of the program.
Being no further discussion, a motion was made by Mr. Jordan and seconded by Mr. DeBold to adjourn the meeting at 7:26pm. Motion passes
Not approved until signed
Kristy Barnouski, Administrative Assistant