Regular Meeting (07-08-2019)

Selectmen Present:                Suzan Rudnicki, Douglas Small, John Luce, Jared Fitts and Isaac Raymond

Town Manager/CEO:           Kevin Howell

Recording Secretary:            Coreen Sylvester

Guests Present:                      Toby Pelletier, Glennis McSorley, Fire Chief Ralph Shaw and Deanna Witham           

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

MINUTES:  John Luce made a motion to accept the minutes of July 1, 2019 as written. Jared Fitts seconded.  Four voted in favor.  Isaac Raymond abstained as he was not present for that meeting.




Open Bids – 2008 Honda:  Selectmen received the following bids for the 2008 Honda Element:


                        Bidder                                                Bid Amount


                        Gregory Dubrowski                               $  757.77

                        Jon Carson                                                 525.00

                        Nancy McLure                                        1,951.00

                        Donald Kneeland                                       501.00


Suzan Rudnicki made a motion to accept the bid of $1,951.00.  Douglas Small seconded. Five voted in favor.




  1. The Town Manager gave the treasurer’s report as of July 8, 2019.




Ambulance Budget Review:  Town Manager Kevin Howell gave Selectmen the breakdown of the income and outflow of the ambulance department since the new way of operating the ambulance service was started in June of last year.  Kevin said it is working well, and we are on track with what he expected for revenues and expenses.


Ambulance Life Expectancy:  Doug Small asked what the projected replacement time is for the Kevin said the expected life of an ambulance is in the range of fifteen years ±, and he will recommend putting money into a reserve account annually to be prepared when that time comes.


LRAP (Local Road Assistance Program) Application:  Kevin let the Board know he has submitted the annual LRAP application.


Noise Ordinance/Fireworks:  Kevin said he has received a few complaints regarding the noise from fireworks in the evening from residents who are trying to get young children to sleep or whose pets/livestock have been frightened by them.  Kevin said our noise ordinance was adopted in 1996, and asked if Selectmen want to amend it to address fireworks or create a fireworks ordinance.  After discussion, Selectmen decided it is not a big enough problem to address.


Streetlight at Intersection of Five and Fuller Roads:  Toby Pelletier asked if there would be any possibility of getting a streetlight at the intersection of Five and Fuller Roads.  After discussion, John Luce made a motion to have a streetlight put up at that intersection.  Jared Fitts seconded.  Five voted in favor.


WARRANT:  John Luce made a motion to accept the payroll warrant of July 8, 2019 in the amount of $5,559.29.  Jared Fitts seconded.  Five voted in favor.

WARRANT:  John Luce made a motion to accept the accounts payable warrant of July 8, 2019 in the amount of $42,986.25.  Jared Fitts seconded.  Five voted in favor.




No Meeting July 15, 2019:  Kevin asked Selectmen if they would object to not having a meeting next week.  Selectmen had no objections.


ADJOURNMENT:  Suzan Rudnicki made a motion to adjourn.  Isaac Raymond seconded. Five voted in favor.  Meeting adjourned at 8:17 pm.