Chichester Board of Selectmen
Minutes of Meeting
May 4, 2010
Members present: Jeffrey Jordan, Richard DeBold, Michael Paveglio
Others Present: Nancy Tanner (Town Administrator), John Freeman, Alan Mayville, Walter Sanborn, Jim Plunkett, Michele Plunkett, Alan Quimby, Pat Clarke, John Martell, Donna Chagnon, Ed Millette, Barbara Frangione
Selectman Jordan opened the meeting at 7:00PM.
Building Inspector/Health Officer: John Freeman updated the BI brochure to reflex his information and hours. The Building Inspection software is installed and running. Mr. Paveglio asked John to look into the lighting at Atlantic Traders.
Highway: Jim Plunkett reported the highway department is cleaned up from the recent storm. They are continuing to work on the ROW clearing on Bear Hill. Jim found a 2006 Chevy 1 ton pick up with 8' plow for $20,000 that he would like to purchase. It has 47,000 miles and will come with a 30 day warranty. Mr. Paveglio asked about the new truck Mr. Plunkett was planning on purchasing through the State contract. Jim explained that the State does not have an open contract right now.
Nancy questioned the specificity of the warrant article wording. Nancy will follow up with DRA.
The Selectmen would like Jim to try selling the Blazer on Craigslist.
Fire: The Explorer has been listed on Craigslist. So far the high offer is $1100. Alan Quimby would like to thank Steve Stock for all his work on finding the new Forestry vehicle.
Police: Chief Clarke reported that the front brakes on the 2009 Impala already had to be replaced. The Impala only has 15,000 miles on it. Chief Clarke is worried about the brakes holding up on the Impalas. The Chief reviewed recent stats for the department. Chief will try to have the stats published in the Sun.
Mr. Paveglio read a card from Rena Baker with thanks to Chief Clarke for the recent burglary arrest. The arrest was part of a large ring and many burglaries have been connected. Outstanding job Chief Clarke.
Mr. and Mrs. Schey came in to speak with the Selectmen about the recent denial of their project by FEMA. FEMA determined that the proposed project of moving the basement area to a second floor was determined not eligible. The Selectmen did not receive official correspondence from FEMA. Nancy will request a copy of the letter. Mr. Schey wants to know if the Selectmen will consider appealing the decision. Mr. Martell recalls the Selectmen not wanting to appeal. Mr. DeBold stated he is willing to continue to help the Scheys as long as there is no cost to the Town. The Selectmen are in agreement to go forward. John Martell will contact R. Verville at FEMA and communicate with Nancy.
Comcast: At the meeting with the Selectmen and the cable committee it was determined that Comcast did not address a number of concerns addressed in the Selectmen's last letter. Nancy will call Brian Christianson and ask him to address each item as listed in the letter. Nancy will research who has authority over franchising and what our options are.
Pursuant to RSA 91-A:3 II(a & c), a motion was made by Mr. Paveglio and seconded by Mr. DeBold to enter into non-public session for the purpose of updating Chairman Jordan of the recent consultation with the Town's Attorney. A roll call vote was taken: Jordan– yea, DeBold yea, Paveglio – yea. Motion passes.
Pursuant to RSA 91-A: 3, a motion was made by Mr. Paveglio and seconded by Mr. DeBold
to exit the non-public session at 8:30pm. A roll call vote was taken: Jordan– yea, DeBold yea, Paveglio -yea. Motion passes.
The minutes of the nonpublic session were sealed indefinitely.
Employee Reviews: Mr. Paveglio would like to start a performance review process for the Department Heads. Nancy will look for samples.
Appointments: Nancy will make appointments with those who have expressed interest on committees.
Accounts payable and payroll were approved.
The minutes from April 27, 2010 were approved.
A motion by Mr. Paveglio and seconded by Mr. DeBold to adjourn the meeting at 8:50 pm. Motion passes.
Jeffrey Jordan, Chairman Richard DeBold D. Michael Paveglio