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Selectmen's Meeting Minutes 02/12/2018
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                                Town of Antrim–Board of Selectmen
Meeting Minutes
February 12, 2018


The meeting was called to order at 7:00 PM by Selectman Michael Genest.


Members Present: Michael Genest, John Robertson, Robert L. Edwards
Staff Present: Donna Hanson

Chairman Genest opened the Public Hearing on the proposed 2018 Warrant and Budget.
Ms. Hanson read the Public Hearing notice and stated that it had been posted in the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript on January 23, 2018 as well as on the town hall bulletin board, the local post office bulletin board, and the town’s website.  

  • Mr. Edwards presented Article 2 and introduced Ms. Jacqueline
  • Roland from the Teen/Community Center to speak on the article. - 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.  (Majority vote required)
Mr. Edwards moved to recommend the article as written. Mr. Robertson seconded. Recommended by the Board of Selectmen (3/0)
  • Mr. Robertson presented Article 3 - To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $43,000.00 for replacing the breathing air compressor at the fire station used to fill SCBA (self-contained breathing apparatus) air tanks to prepare for the future upgrade of the current SCBA’s  and authorize the withdrawal of $43,000.00 from the Fire department Capital Reserve Fund created for that purpose.  (Majority vote required)
Fire Chief, Marshall Gale also spoke on Article 3.
Mr. Robertson moved to recommend the article as written. Mr. Edwards seconded. Recommended by the Board of Selectmen (3/0)

  • Mr. Genest presented Article 4 - To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Eight Thousand Eight Hundred Thirty-Six Dollars ($8,836.00) for the replacement of the Elm Street Bridge Extension. The amount is to come from unassigned fund balance. (SB 38 funds of $81,164.00 received in 2017 will complete the $90,000 project.)This is a non-lapsing Article per RSA 32:7, VI and will not lapse until 12/31/2022 or until the project is completed whichever is sooner. (Majority vote required)
Mr. Genest  moved to recommend the article as written. Mr. Robertson seconded. Recommended by the Board of Selectmen (3/0)
  • Mr. Genest presented Article 5 - To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000.00) for the replacement of the Craig Road Bridge. The amount is to come from unassigned fund balance. This is a non-lapsing Article per RSA 32:7, VI and will not lapse until 12/31/2022 or until the project is completed, whichever is sooner.  (Majority vote required)       
Mr. Genest moved to recommend the article as written. Mr. Robertson seconded. Recommended by the Board of Selectmen (3/0)
  • Mr. Robertson presented Article 6 - To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Sixteen Thousand ($16,000.00) for the purpose of maintaining the Gregg Lake Dam with said funds to come from the Dam Capital Reserve Fund. (Majority vote required)        
Mr. Edwards moved to recommend the article as written. Mr. Robertson seconded. Recommended by the Board of Selectmen (3/0)
  • Mr. Edwards presented Article 7 - To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Two Hundred Twenty Thousand  dollars ($220,000.00) to be added to the present Capital Reserve Funds in the following manner:
  • Bridge - $100,000.00
  • Highway - $15,000.00
  • Park & Recreational - $25,000.00
  • Fire Department - $60,000.00
  • Dam Maintenance - $5,000.00
  • Town Government - $15,000.00
(Majority vote required)
Mr. Edwards moved to recommend the article as written. Mr. Robertson seconded. Recommended by the Board of Selectmen (3/0)
  • Mr. Robertson presented Article 8 - To see if the Town will vote to authorize the selectmen to enter into a five-year lease agreement for $30,000.00 for the purpose of leasing a Truck for the Water & Sewer Department. All payments will be paid through the Water & Sewer Department budget and no amount to be raised by taxation. Further to authorize the possible sale or trade-in of the current 2004 Truck that will be replaced and apply those proceeds towards this lease. The lease agreement contains an escape clause.  (Majority vote required)
        Water & Sewer Superintendent, Mr. Matt Miller also spoke on Article 8.
        Mr, Genest and Mr. Edwards also spoke on the article.
Mr. Robertson moved to recommend the article as written. Mr. Edwards seconded. Recommended by the Board of Selectmen (2/1)
  • Mr. Robertson presented Article 9 - To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000.00) 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, 2023, whichever is sooner. (Majority vote required)
Mr. Robertson moved to recommend the article as written. Mr. Edwards seconded. Recommended by the Board of Selectmen (3/0)
  • Mr. Genest presented Article 10 - To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Thirty Thousand  Dollars ($30,000) for the purpose of purchasing and outfitting Ramps for the Peace Bridge Replacement. This sum to come from unassigned fund balance. (Majority vote required)      
        Mr. Genest moved to recommend the article as written. Mr. Robertson seconded.   Recommended by the Board of Selectmen (3/0)
  • Mr. Edwards presented Article 11 - To see if the Town will vote to authorize the selectmen to enter into a five year lease agreement for Ninety Thousand Dollars ($90,000.00)  for the purpose of leasing a Truck for the Highway Department, and to raise and appropriate the sum of Twenty Five Thousand Dollars ($25,000.00) for the first year’s payment for that purpose. Further to authorize the sale or trade-in of the current Truck that will be replaced and apply those proceeds towards this lease. The lease agreement contains an escape clause.  (Majority vote required)
Mr. Robertson moved to recommend the article as written. Mr. Robertson seconded. Recommended by the Board of Selectmen (3/0)
  • Mr. Genest presented Article 12 - To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Four Million, One Hundred Thirty One Thousand, Four Hundred Twenty dollars ($4,131,420.00) for general operating costs of the Town (this appropriation includes $508,646.00 for the Water & Sewer Departments as set forth in the town budget) This article does not include appropriations contained in special or individual articles addressed separately. (Majority vote required)
Ms. Hanson also spoke on Article 12.
Mr. Genest moved to recommend the article as written. Mr. Edwards seconded. Recommended by the Board of Selectmen (3/0)
  • Mr. Genest presented Article 13 - To see if the town shall vote to reclassify Brookscroft Road from a Class V Road to a Class VI Road in accordance with RSA 231:45-a. (Majority vote required)
Mr. Genest moved to recommend the article as written. Mr. Robertson seconded. Recommended by the Board of Selectmen (3/0)
  • Article 14 – To hear any reports of committees and act thereon.
  • Article 15 – To transact any other business that may legally come before this meeting.
Mr. Genest moved to close the public hearing. Mr. Robertson seconded. Passed 3/0

After no further business Mr. Robertson moved to adjourn at 8:45 p.m., Mr. Edwards seconded.  Passed 2/0

Respectfully submitted, Donna Hanson


 
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