Selectmen's minutes August 25
Present: Beatrice Davis, Gino Funicella, David Mason Board of Selectmen
Visitors: Tracey Scranton; Town Administrator, Robert Hatch; Road Agent, Karl Meyers; Police Chief, Mary Howe, Sarah Clemons, Fritz Koppel, Gary Spiers, Robert Davis
The minutes of August 11, 2008 were approved as amended.
Tracey Scranton attended the meeting to update the selectmen on several issues. Tracey called H.E. Bergeron’s office to find out the status on the survey plans for the Public Safety Building. Doug Brunell the project manager said that the project was completed and had to be reviewed, the town should expect a copy of the results in the near future. Selectmen Funicella noted that the town should be looking for a new contract from Androscoggin Valley Regional Refuse Disposal. The disposal fees will be at the same rate as the current rate, until December 31, 2014.
Robert Hatch; Road Agent attended the meeting to bring the selectmen up to date on projects of the highway department.
Karl Meyers; Police Chief attended the meeting to report the following: several dog complaints, criminal mischief complaints, confiscated marijuana plants, moose causing traffic problem in the notch, attended to a lost hiker, domestic assault, assisted the ambulance twice, assisted the fire department on a call.
Building Permits: The following building permits were reviewed by Bergeron Technical Services; Eagle Mountain House Condominium Association & Holly Lewis. It was the recommendation of the building inspector to deny both permits. It was voted by the Board of Selectmen to deny these permits.
Shawn Bergeron & Andy Chalmers from Bergeron Technical Services met with the board to discuss enforcement of residential building codes.
Gary Spiers attended the meeting to discuss Partridge Road. Mr. Spiers said that he is bringing a lot line adjustment to the planning board. Mr. Spiers asked if the lot line adjustment were done would the planning board have questions on the road. The selectmen said that if the plan was designed by Burr Phillips it should not be a problem
Mary Howe said that she would like to form a carbon coalition committee, the selectmen approved this.
Mary Ann Pike wrote a letter of concern to the town regarding the turn around on her property. She stated that a car went into the ditch while trying to turn around. She asked the town to do something to address the situation and make the turn around more safe. Florescent markers were placed around the edge of the parking area.
Fritz Koppel submitted a plan for renovations and an addition to the Fairlawn building. This application proposes to move the existing building in order to meet setback requirements of Jackson zoning. Approval of this application is awaiting more information on the location of the Fairlawn and its proximity to the floodplain. There was discussion regarding remedial work that could be done if the building were located in the floodplain. There was general discussion regarding the improvements that will be made to the Fairlawn which make it a much safer building than it currently is now
There was discussion on the building permit fee for Shana Myers. Building permit fees are based on the valuation of the proposed job. The estimated value of work on this job was $5,600.00, equaling a $14.00 fee. After numerous letters and inspections of this property, the inspection fees have far exceeded the fee amount on this job. This permit was recommended to be denied and the check will be returned to the property owner. A letter will be sent to the owner to outline the conditions that need to be met for compliance.
It was noted that the compressor for fire department will be hooked up for the use of the Highway Department.
Other Business: the following documents were signed, an Intent to Cut for the USFS land on Popple Mt., MS-1 Inventory of Valuation form for the Department of Revenue Administration,
The Board went into executive session under RSA 91:A-3 to discuss employee’s.
The meeting ended at 5:45 pm.
Tracey L. Scranton