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Selectmen's Meeting Minutes 10/13/09
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Town of Antrim – Board of Selectmen
Meeting Minutes
October 13, 2009

The meeting was called to order at 5:01 p.m. by Chairman of the Board of Selectmen Stephen Schacht in the Town Administrator’s office at the Antrim Town Hall.

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

Staff Present:  Nancy Torres (Administrative Assistant)

Media Present:  Josh Bond-Monadnock Ledger-Transcript.

1.  Non-public Session – RSA 91-A: Personnel Issues
           VOTE:  Selectman Webber moved that the Board of Selectmen enter into Non-Public session under the provision of RSA 91-A: Selectmen Genest seconded the motion.  Chairman Schacht called for the vote.  Selectman Webber, Genest, and Chairman  Schacht voted in favor of the motion.

          The Board entered Non-Public Session at 5:02 p.m. returning to open session at 5:18 p.m.
VOTE:  Selectman Webber moved that the minutes of the just concluded Non-Public Session be sealed.  Chairman Schacht 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.

2. Acceptance of the minutes of previous Board of Selectmen meeting.

VOTE: Selectman Genest moved that the minutes of;
October 9, 2009         Nonpublic meeting – Town Administrator position
October 6, 2009         Nonpublic meeting – Town Administrator interviews
October 7, 2009         Nonpublic meeting – Town Administrator interviews
September 30, 2009      Nonpublic Session
September 28, 2009      Meeting – Public and Nonpublic Session 1, 2, and 3
August 17, 2009         Nonpublic meeting – Town Administrator position
Selectmen Genest motioned, Non-public and public Sessions shall be accepted as presented.  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.


3.  Meeting with Road Agent Chip Craig and William Harris
William Harris expressed concern in regards to the maintenance and deterioration on Whiton Road. Mr. Harris understands that Whiton Road is a Class VI road and can only be maintained as “seasonal”. Selectman Webber, Selectman Genest and Chairman Schacht discussed a possible remedy along with Road Agent Chip Craig. It was agreed that the Highway Department would  gravel and grade it. As well as clean out the catch basin.
Mr. Harris requested a road sign for Whiton Road.
Remedy: The Highway Department will put a Whiton Road street sign.


4. The Road Agent reported on the following items:
·       Would like to close for repairs: Grove Street Bridge on Thursday, October 15, 2009 from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
·       Requested that a notice be place on the Antrim Town Web site as well.

The Board of Selectmen unanimously agreed to close Grove Street Bridge on Thursday, October 15, 2009 from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Chairman Schacht requested that Chip notify the Police and Fire Department in regards to the Bridge closing.

        
5.  Non-public Session – RSA 91-A:   Cemetery Trustees
           VOTE:  Selectman Webber moved that the Board of Selectmen enter into Non-Public session under the provision of RSA 91-A: Cemetery Trustees Chairman Schacht seconded the motion.  Chairman Schacht called for the vote.  Selectman Webber and Schacht voted in favor and the Chairman declared the motion carried (2-0).

          The Board entered Non-Public Session at 6:12 p.m. returning to open session at 6:24 p.m.

           VOTE:  Selectman Webber moved that the minutes of the just concluded Non-Public Session be sealed.  Chairman Schacht 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.

6. Selectman Webber, Genest, and Chairman Schacht discussed;
- Upton and Hatfield increase in rates
- Pre-bid meeting to be held at Old North Branch Road on October 15, 2009 at 2:00p.m.
-John Hatfield, Assessor letter.
Selectman Webber, Genest, and Chairman Schacht requested that Nancy Torres        contact John Hatfield and request the preliminary values. The Selectmen will review the preliminary values before the letter is mailed out.


There being no further business, the Board decided by consensus to adjourn at 6:35 p.m.   


Recorder:  Nancy Torres
Date:  October 13, 2009


 
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