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Selectmen's Meeting Minutes 07/20/09
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Town of Antrim – Board of Selectmen
Meeting Minutes
July 20, 2009

The meeting was called to order at 5:00 p.m. by Chairman of the Board of Selectmen Stephen Schacht in the Little Town Hall at the Antrim Town Hall.

Members Present:        Steven Schacht, Gordon Webber, and Michael Genest

Staff Present:  Neal Cass (Town Administrator)

Media Present:  Josh Bond-Monadnock Ledger Transcript, Michael Pon-The Villager.

1.  Acceptance of the minutes of previous Board of Selectmen meeting.
VOTE:    Selectman Webber moved that the minutes of the June 29, 2009 Board
                of Selectmen meeting be accepted as printed.  Selectman Genest
                seconded the motion.  There being no further discussion, Chairman
                Schacht called for the vote.  All members voted in favor and the
                Chairman declared the motion carried.

VOTE:    Selectman Genest moved that the minutes of the June 29, 2009 Board of Selectmen Non-public Session I be accepted as printed.  Selectman Webber seconded the motion.  There being no further discussion, Chairman Schacht called for the vote.  All members voted in favor and the Chairman declared the motion carried.

VOTE:    Selectman Genest moved that the minutes of the June 29, 2009 Board of Selectmen Non-public Session II be accepted as printed.  Selectman Webber seconded the motion.  There being no further discussion, Chairman Schacht called for the vote.  All members voted in favor and the Chairman declared the motion carried.

2.  Appointment with William and Leatrice Bezio concerning permanent easement on North Main Street.
Mrs. Bezio outlined her concerns over the work that had taken place during the construction of the North Main Street Bridge.  She felt that she was not made aware of what really would happen there.  Her concerns have been addressed except she does not want standing water between the drainage outlet and brook.  Mrs. Bezio stated that debris is catching on the grate at the end of the drainage pipe requiring it to be cleared on a regular basis.  She felt that the letter sent to her by the Selectmen was a “slap in the face”.  The Board explained that the letter did not say that improvements were made at the sight in place of payment for a permanent easement, just that the Board thought that agreement had already been reached concerning Mrs. Bezio’s willingness to sign the easement.  Mrs. Bezio stated that she is pleased with the way everything is now at the sight.  Selectmen said they would review the information and determine their course of action.

3.  Discussion of NHMA proposed lawsuit against the State of New Hampshire.
NHMA is proposing a lawsuit against the State of New Hampshire because their recent action increasing the percentage municipalities must pay to the New Hampshire Retirement is in violation of the NH Constitution unfunded mandate article.

VOTE:    Selectman Genest moved that the Town of Antrim be part of the litigation against additional retirement costs and authorize the expenditure of $275.43 as Antrim’s contribution amount.  Selectman Webber seconded the motion.  There being no further discussion, Chairman Schacht called for the vote.  All members voted in favor and the Chairman declared the motion carried.

4.  Well Road Access Grant
Selectmen approved a Contract Amendment to the Well Access Road Grant extending the performance period until December 31, 2010.  The amendment becomes valid upon approval of the Governor and Council.

5.  Board of Selectmen Meeting Schedule
        Selectmen will meet August 3, 17, and 31 at 5:00 p.m. in the Little Town Hall.

6.  Shelter Review Committee
Selectmen reviewed a charge to this committee and requested that the Town Administrator contact the possible members that have been discussed.

7.  Appointment to the ZBA
        Selectmen deferred this decision to a future meeting.

8.  Member Updates:
·       Selectman Webber will be writing the article for the September issue of the Limerick.  The deadline is August 10.
·       Selectman Schacht is drawing up the plan to correct the Basanti’s drainage.

9.  Town Administrator Updates:
·       The Road Agent position has been advertised in the Union Leader, Monadnock Ledger Transcript, The Villager, and on the Local Government Center web site.  The Deadline for submitting applications is August 6.
·       The Police Advisory Committee is meeting tomorrow night.  Their recommendation to the Selectmen is due August 15.
·       The auction scheduled for last week at the 46 Main Street property has been postponed until August 11.  A real estate agent has told the Town Office that there is a buyer who will purchase the building before that date.
·       The North Main Street project is coming to a close.  Some drainage issues remain, but these are being dealt with.
·       Work on the Depot Street Bridge over the Contoocook is continuing.
·       Work on Holt Hill is progressing.  The blasting is complete.  Final costs for the blasting will be available shortly.

10. Non-public Session – RSA 91-A:3 II (c) Reputation
           VOTE:  Selectman Webber moved that the Board of Selectmen enter into Non-Public session under the provision of RSA 91-A:3 II (c).  Selectman Genest seconded the motion.  Chairman Schacht called for the vote.  Selectman Webber, Schacht and Genest voted in favor and the Chairman declared the motion carried (3-0).

          The Board entered Non-Public Session at 6:06 p.m. returning to open session at 6:12 p.m.

           VOTE:  Selectman Genest moved that the minutes of the just concluded Non-Public Session be sealed.  Selectman Webber seconded the motion.  There being no further discussion, Chairman Schacht called for the vote.  All members present voted in favor and the Chairman declared the motion carried.

12.  Non-public Session – RSA 91-A:3 II (e) Legal
           VOTE:  Selectman Webber moved that the Board of Selectmen enter into Non-Public session under the provision of RSA 91-A:3 II (e).  Selectman Genest seconded the motion.  Chairman Schacht called for the vote.  Selectman Webber, Schacht and Genest voted in favor and the Chairman declared the motion carried (3-0).

          The Board entered Non-Public Session at 6:12 p.m. returning to open session at 6:20 p.m.

           VOTE:  Selectman Genest moved that the minutes of the just concluded Non-Public Session be sealed.  Selectman Webber seconded the motion.  There being no further discussion, Chairman Schacht called for the vote.  All members present voted in favor and the Chairman declared the motion carried.

There being no further business, the Board decided by consensus to adjourn at 622 p.m.   The next regular meeting will be Monday, August 3, 2009 at 5:00 p.m.



Recorder:  Neal A. Cass
Date:  July 23, 2009


 
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