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Selectmen's Meeting Minutes 02/10/2015
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Town of Antrim – Board of Selectmen
Meeting Minutes
February 10, 2015


The meeting was called to order at 7:05 PM by Chairman Genest in the Antrim Town Hall.

Members Present:        Michael Genest, John Robertson & Gordon Webber
Staff present:          Donna Hanson (Town Administrator)

  • Chair Genest opened the Public Hearing on the proposed 2015 Warrant and Budget.
  • Chair Genest presented Article 3 To see if the Town will vote to authorize the selectmen to enter into a five year lease agreement for $207,941 for the purpose of leasing a 10 wheel Dump Truck for the Highway Department, and to raise and appropriate the sum of $44,000 for the first year’s payment for that purpose. Further to authorize the sale or trade-in of the current 2007 Int 7400 Dump Truck that will be replaced and apply those proceeds towards this lease. The lease agreement has an escape clause.
Mr. Webber motioned to recommend the article as written,  Mr. Robertson 2nd, Roll Call Vote, Mr. Webber Yes, Mr. Robertson Yes, Chair Genest No. (2/1)
  • Chair Genest presented Article 4.  To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of twenty five thousand dollars ($25,000.00) for the purpose of restoring the large windows in the original Library building, and to authorize the withdrawal of twenty five thousand dollars ($25,000.00) from the Tuttle Library Capital Reserve Fund. This will be a non-lapsing appropriation per RSA 32:7, VI and will not lapse until the project is complete or December 31, 2016, whichever is sooner
Chair Genest motioned to recommend the article as written, Mr. Webber 2nd, Roll Call Vote, Chair Genest Yes, Mr. Robertson Yes, Mr. Webber Yes. (3/0)
  • Chair Genest presented Article 5. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of three hundred fifteen thousand dollars ($315,000.00) to be added to the present Capital Reserve Funds in the following manner:
Highway                  $225,000.00
Recreational Fields $35,000.00
Fire Department     $55,000.00
Chair Genest motioned to recommend the article as written, Mr. Webber 2nd, Roll Call Vote, Chair Genest Yes, Mr. Robertson Yes, Mr. Webber Yes. (3/0)

  • Chair Genest presented Article 6.  To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $95,000.00 for the purpose of the first phase of installing lights at Shea Field, and to authorize the withdrawal of ninety five thousand dollars ($95,000.00) from the Recreational Fields Capital Reserve Fund. This will be a non-lapsing appropriation per RSA 32:7, VI and will not lapse until the project is complete or December 31, 2020, whichever is sooner.
Chair Genest motioned to recommend the article as written, Mr. Robertson 2nd, Roll Call Vote, Chair Genest Yes, Mr. Robertson Yes, Webber No. (2/1)
  • Chair Genest presented Article 7.  To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of twenty five thousand dollars ($25,000.00) for the purpose of continuing the update to the Town assessments in compliance with RSA 21-J:11-a and RSA 75:8-a. This will be a non-lapsing appropriation per RSA 32:7, VI and will not lapse until the project is complete or December 31, 2020, whichever is sooner.
Chair Genest motioned to recommend the article as written, Mr. Webber 2nd, Roll Call Vote, Chair Genest Yes, Mr. Robertson Yes, Mr. Webber Yes. (3/0)
  • Chair Genest presented Article 8. To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of twelve thousand dollars ($12,000.00) to support the Teen/Community Center. These funds will be contributed to the Grapevine Family & Community Resource Center - a nonprofit service organization - which is responsible for the operation of the Teen Center.
Chair Genest motioned to recommend the article as written, Mr. Webber 2nd, Roll Call Vote, Chair Genest Yes, Mr. Robertson Yes, Mr. Webber Yes. (3/0)
  • Chair  Genest  presented Article 9.  To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of four million, five thousand, five hundred and forty-four dollars ($4,005,544.00) for general operating costs of the Town (this appropriation includes $513,498.00 for the Water & Sewer Departments as set forth in the town budget) and said sum excludes all Warrant Articles addressed or action taken thereon.
Chair Genest motioned to recommend the article as written, Mr. Webber 2nd, Roll Call Vote, Chair Genest Yes, Mr. Robertson Yes, Mr. Webber Yes. (3/0)

  • Chair Genest presented Article 10. Article 10. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to enter into a 20 year lease agreement, with two five year renewals with NHSolarGarden.com for the lease of the town owned land located at 1 Depot Street (Water & Sewer Department) for the purpose of building a solar array.
Chair Genest motioned to recommend the article as written, Mr. Webber 2nd, Roll Call Vote, Chair Genest Yes, Mr. Robertson Yes, Mr. Webber Yes. (3/0)

  • Chair Genest presented Article 11. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Selectmen to accept a Conservation Easement in accordance with RSA477: 45-47 from Charles S. Bean III containing approximately 100 acres, upon such terms and conditions as the selectmen may determine to be in the best interest of the town.
Article was withdrawn.

  • Chair Genest closed the Public Hearing on the Warrant and Budget.
  • Mr. Robertson motioned to approve the minutes of February 2, 2015, Mr. Genest 2nd.  Passed 3/0
  • Ms. Hanson presented a contract from George Sansoucy in reference to the need to assess the Hydro Plant. The Hydro Plant began generating power in January. Chair Genest motioned to sign the contract. Mr. Robertson seconded. Passed 3/0
  • Ms. Hanson presented a contract from the town’s auditor, Vachon Clukay & Co. for the 2015 audit which will be performed in March.
Chair Genest motioned to sign the contract. Mr. Robertson seconded. Passed 3/0
  • The board reviewed the article for the March Limrik.
  • There being no further business, Mr. Genest motioned to adjourn, Mr. Robertson 2nd, passed 3/0 meeting adjourned at 8:15 PM.
Respectfully submitted, Donna Hanson, Town Administrator




 
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