Jun
18
2012

Regular Meeting (06-18-2012)

Selectmen Present:                Suzan Rudnicki, Douglas Small, John Luce and Earlyn Bowers

Absent:                                   Joshua Devlin

Town Manager:                    Tom Richmond

Recording Secretary:            Coreen Sylvester 

Guests Present:                      Glennis McSorley, Deputy Garrit McKee and Toby Pelletier

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

MINUTES:  Earlyn Bowers made a motion to accept the minutes of June 4, 2012 as written.  John Luce seconded.  Four voted in favor. 

ROAD COMMISSIONER/TAX COLLECTOR/TOWN MANAGER REPORT:

  1. Town Manager Tom Richmond stated we are still using the skid steer to clean off road shoulders and get rid of berms, and will have it through the next two weeks.
  2. Tom said Cook Road is scheduled to be milled the week of July 9th.
  3. Tom informed Selectmen he had taken a soil sample for testing from Ash Hill Road after it was ground, and it was mostly sand.  He thinks our using ground pavement under the tar will strengthen the road base.
  4. The Town Manager stated we replaced a cross culvert on Dyer Road with a plastic culvert.

NEW BUSINESS:

Tax Commitment:  With the increase in our town valuation, Tom said it looks like the mil rate will be $13.10 if the school budget passes as re-written (see below), which is better than he had expected.

SAD 23 (Referendum):  Tom explained the school is having another vote on the school budget because there was a numerical error in the warrant that passed on June 12th.  The next referendum vote will be on June 28th.  John Luce made a motion to sign the warrant to call a school administrative district referendum.  Earlyn Bowers seconded.  Three voted in favor.  Doug Small abstained. 

Treasurer’s Report:  The Town Manager gave the Treasurer’s report as of June 18, 2012.

Fire Station Parking Lot:  Sue Rudnicki asked why there is a lip between the fire station bays and the pavement.  Tom explained that in six to eight years it will need another layer of tar, and if they didn’t leave a lip now it would be too high.

WARRANT:  John Luce made a motion to accept the payroll warrant of June 11, 2012 in the amount of $3,830.44.  Earlyn Bowers seconded.  Four voted in favor. 

WARRANT:  John Luce made a motion to accept the payroll warrant of June 18, 2012 in the amount of $4,082.22.  Earlyn Bowers seconded.  Four voted in favor.

WARRANT:  John Luce made a motion to accept the accounts payable warrant of June 12, 2012 in the amount of $167,290.23.  Earlyn Bowers seconded.  Four voted in favor.                     

WARRANT:  John Luce made a motion to accept the accounts payable warrant of June 18, 2012 in the amount of $194,882.50.  Earlyn Bowers seconded.  Four voted in favor.

ADJOURNMENT:   John Luce made a motion to adjourn.  Earlyn Bowers seconded.   Four voted in favor.  Meeting adjourned at 7:55 pm.