August 23, 2005
Selectmen Meeting Minutes –August 22, 2005
Present: M. Genest, R. Haggett, and B. Pratt
Also in attendance: W. Prokop, T. Feyrer, S. Chatfield, M. Morrow, J. Soullier, P. mellon
The selectmen opened the meeting at 7:00 P.M.
The selectmen approved the minutes of the July 25, 2005 meeting.
The selectmen were given an overview by Mr. John Kendall of J.S. Kendall Company, of the projects to improve the Library, Aiken Street Barn, and the Town Hall. This was a preliminary overview for planning and budgeting purposes. Mr. Kendall explained that he will be reviewing his plans with the Library Trustees the end of this month.
The three major projects are as follows: 1. Library portico and stairs –total cost is estimated to be $20,832 -$30,000. 2. Aiken Barn East rear wall and complete trim on building –estimated to be $12,152. 3. Town Hall –correction of drainage problems, copper gutters, roofs over Police Department entrance and Town Hall entrance, etc.-estimated to be $15,120.00. The selectmen will review these and be sure that they are all incorporated into the updated Capital Improvement Plans, as is required. All of these projects had been anticipated and explained at last year’s budget hearing.
The selectmen voted at 7:50 p.m. to go into Non-Public Session per RSA 91:4a to discuss personnel matters. The selectmen voted to go back into Public Session at 8:20 p.m. The selectmen voted to seal the minutes of the Non-Public session.
Peter Mellen presented the Board of Selectmen with a design concept for the “Knapton Estate Road” off of Pierce Lake Road. Mr. Mellen would like to know what the proper procedure is for the selectmen to accept a new road as a Town road. The selectmen advised Mr. Mellen that they and the Planning Board will be meeting shortly to agree on a consistent procedure to be used for all future requests and that they will advise him of the outcome. Mr. Mellen also asked for clarification on the Town’s policy regarding Fire Ponds, Cisterns, or sprinkler systems for planned sub division developments. The selectmen agreed to have the Planning Board and Fire Chief develop the necessary specifications.
The selectmen reviewed and discussed the up-date on the downtown projects.
The selectmen reviewed general correspondence and approved payroll and A/P for the week.
Meeting adjourned at 9:30 p.m. The next meeting is scheduled for 9/12/05.