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Selectmen's Meeting Minutes 11/10/2014
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Town of Antrim – Board of Selectmen
Meeting Minutes
November 10, 2014

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 PM by Chairman Genest in the Little Town Hall.

Members Present:        Michael Genest (Chair), Gordon Webber & John Robertson
Staff present:          Donna Hanson (Town Administrator), Clark Craig III (Road Agent), Clark Craig Jr. (Transfer Station), MIke Beauchamp (Fire Chief)

  • PUBLIC HEARING: Chairman Genest opened the Public Hearing regarding the cable television franchise agreement with Merrimack County Telephone Company (TDS) and the Town of Antrim. A TDS representative was available for questions. Mr. Webber asked if there were only one house on a street that was in the service area would that one resident be able to acquire service. The TDS representative said they could. He thought there was some confusion with this issue from the advertisement TDS did. TDSfiber.com has more information on the service areas. TDS fiber optic may be available as early as November 18, 2014.
Mr. Webber moved to accept the contract.
Mr. Robertson seconded.
Passed 3/0
Chairman Genest closed the public hearing.

  • Mr. Webber  moved to approve the BOS minutes of October 27, 2014, Mr. Robertson seconded.  Passed 3/0
  • Mr. Webber moved to approve the BOS minutes of  November 5, 2014, Mr. Robertson seconded. Passed 3/0
  • Mr. Webber  moved to approve the Sealed Non-Public BOS minutes of November 5, 2014, Mr. Robertson seconded, passed 3/0
Mrs. Hanson presented the budgets for Town Clerk, Tax Collector, and Elections.
  • Chief Beuchamp presented the budget for the Fire Department.
  • Mr. Clark Craig III presented the budget for the Hwy department.
  • Mr. Clark Craig Jr. presented the budget for Transfer Station.
Mr. Webber read a letter from Mr. Jerrey Merrifield regarding the efforts of Eolian renewable Energy to locate a wind arm in the Town of Antrim.
  • Chairman Genest read a letter from Antrim Wind Energy LLC (AWE) concerning the PILOT agreement between AWE and the Town of Antrim. AWE would like to amend the PILOT agreement that changes the date in Section 2 from December 31, 2016 to December 31, 2018. Chairman Genest said a public hearing is probably needed to make the change. Mr. Webber thought that it is not a substantial change therefore a public hearing might not be necessary. A meeting with Attorney Upton, Town Counsel will be scheduled to decide the matter.
  • Chairman Genest read an email from John Kallfelz, P.E. from NHDOT stating that NHDOT would not be represented at the November 14, 2014 public meeting with Holden Engineering concerning the Highland Ave and Pleasant St. project. The email assured the Selectboard that they would work with both Holden Engineering and the Town of Antrim if the culvert beneath US 202 requires replacement.
 Chairman Genest read an email from Kate Epson with the NH Sustainable Energy Association & their business group, The Clean Tech Counsel (NHCTC) that they would like the town to show support for the draft “Energy facility siting rules” that were submitted to the SEC in September by a group of industry stakeholders.
Mr. Webber moved to write a letter of support.
Chairman Genest seconded.
Passed 3/0
  • The Selectboard reviewed the article for the Limrik.
  • Mr. Webber moved to enter a non-public session at 8:15 P.M. under RSA 91-A:3 II (b) hiring.
Chairman Genest seconded.
Passed 3/0
  • Mr. Webber motioned to come out of non-public session at 9:15 P.M.
Mr. Robertson seconded.
Passed 3/0
  • The board voted to seal the minutes of the non-public session.
  • There being no further business, Mr. Genest motioned to adjourn, Mr. Webber seconded.  Passed 3/0

 
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