Nov
18
2019

Regular Meeting (11-18-2019)

Selectmen Present:                Suzan Rudnicki, Douglas Small and John Luce

Absent:                                   Jared Fitts and Isaac Raymond

Town Manager/CEO:           Kevin Howell

Recording Secretary:            Coreen Sylvester

Guests Present:                      Deputy Jon Carson, Glennis McSorley and Toby Pelletier

7:30 PM:  Suzan Rudnicki called the meeting to order.

MINUTES:  John Luce made a motion to accept the minutes of November 4, 2019 as written  Douglas Small seconded.  Three voted in favor.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

Roadside Mowing Contract:  John Luce made a motion to approve the three-year contract with Aggressive Cuts LLC for roadside mowing through 2022.  Doug Small seconded.  Three voted in favor.

 

MRC Annual Election:  Kevin let the Board know there are three openings for Municipal Review Committee, with three people running.  John Luce made a motion to authorize the Town Manager to cast the vote.  Doug Small seconded.  Three voted in favor.

 

Public Hearing for Junkyard Permit Renewals:  The Town Manager recommended December 9, 2019 as the date for junkyard permit renewals.  John Luce made a motion to set December 9, 2019 as the date for a public hearing for junkyard permits.  Doug Small seconded.  Three voted in favor.

 

Quitclaim Deed Mildred Dunham:  John Luce made a motion to sell the mobile home at 852 Hampden Road back to Mildred Dunham.  Douglas Small seconded.  Three voted in favor.

 

Dunham Junkyard:  John Luce asked about the progress on Stephen Dunham’s junkyard. Kevin said the next step in the process is to wait for a court date.

 

TOWN MGR/TAX COLLECTOR/CODE ENF OFFICER/RD COMM. REPORT:

 

  1.       The Town Manager stated he had culverts on Hinckley Hill and Murray Roads cleared of significant storm debris that was causing blockage of water flow.

 

  1.       Kevin said the Town Office was included in the first-graders tour of the town this year, and it was a great success.  The children were very interested, especially in the Selectmen’s meeting room, and asked lots of questions.

 

  1.       The Town Manager suggested having the next election in November in the fire station bays.  Kevin said he believes he can set it up in a more accessible manner.  Selectmen had no objections.

 

  1.       John Luce asked if there was anything new on the municipal solar power project.  Kevin said they still have not found an investor; the only option right now would be for us to buy it.  Kevin said he would do some research on purchasing it rather than entering into a power purchase agreement.

 

  1.       Kevin let Selectmen know the transition to a single container for trash & recycling has gone smoothly, and said he will try to arrange a tour of the facility for Selectmen and office staff who would be interested in going.

 

  1.       John Luce asked how the ambulance billing is going.  Kevin said it is going very well, with revenues over what we had budgeted. 

 

WARRANT:  John Luce made a motion to accept the payroll warrant of November 12, 2019 in the amount of $5,020.49.  Doug Small seconded.  Three voted in favor.

WARRANT:  John Luce made a motion to accept the payroll warrant of November 18, 2019 in the amount of $4,527.54.  Doug Small seconded.  Three voted in favor.

WARRANT:  John Luce made a motion to accept the accounts payable warrant of November 18, 2019 in the amount of $179,281.93.  Doug Small seconded.  Three voted in favor.

 

ADJOURNMENT:  Sue Rudnicki made a motion to adjourn.  Doug Small seconded. Three voted in favor.  Meeting adjourned at 8:07 pm.