Present: Selectmen: Diane McClave Chairman, Richard Bennett, Gino Funicella Selectmen
Visitors: Jackson Road Agent Arthur Fernald, Jackson Fire Chief Edward Dubie, Conservation Commission Chairman Philip Davies
1. The minutes of July 12, 2004 were reviewed and approved as written.
2. The Summary of Payments was reviewed and checks were signed in the amount of $81,550.02
3. The Financial Resume indicated an amount of $371,491.08 in the general fund after tonight’s vouchers.
4. Deposits in the amount of $34,195.98 were transferred to the treasurer tonight.
5. Arthur Fernald attended the meeting to discuss several issues with the selectmen
Arthur requested clarification regarding the use of ATV’s at Prospect Farm. Philip Davies stated the use of ATV’s at Prospect Farm has impact on the natural environment. Arthur stated at the 1980 town meeting it was decided Prospect Farm would be used for all recreational purposes for Jackson residents only. After much discussion regarding the intended use for Prospect Farm according to the Baker will, the selectmen agreed the highway department would place a sign located at the gate of Prospect Farm stating “motorized vehicles permitted for Jackson residents only. Permit Required.” The permits may be obtained at the Jackson Town Office. Arthur Fernald will get the log the required by the Department of Environmental Services Wetlands permit regarding the pond in the park. There was discussion regarding resubmitting a wetlands permit for
removing gravel at the Ellis River. Arthur checked the 1996 4-wheel drive the police department is no longer using and stated it is in better working condition than the 1993 4- wheel drive the highway and fire department is currently using. Dick Bennett made a motion that the highway and fire department use the newer vehicle and the town sells the older one. It was seconded. Motion carried. Dick Bennett requested the road crew cut brush near the road signs in Jackson. There will be two “no overnight parking” signs on Green Hill Road installed. The highway department will reevaluate all the signs in Jackson to make sure the sign is relevant to the road. There was discussion regarding cell phone service for the highway, fire and police departments.
6. Edward Dubie attended the meeting to inform the selectmen the fire department was not notified for recent blasting on Alpine Drive. There was discussion regarding formalizing a blasting permit and incorporating it within the building permits application. There was discussion regarding fines to contractors that do not comply with Jackson regulations.
7. The selectmen agreed to the request from David Patch to make a donation to the VFW to place flags in the cemetery on veteran’s graves. Jackson will donate $100.
8. The following driveway permits were approved by the road agent and signed by the selectmen: Jeffrey Hayes and James Dunwell. Dick Bennett will speak to Jeffrey Hayes to advise him that the driveway would not qualify for current use and would be subject to a land use change tax.
9. A letter will be sent to the Christmas Farm Inn requesting a set of building plans for the new pool building before a certificate of occupancy will be issued.
10. There was discussion regarding unregistered junkyards. Dick Bennett will research the New Hampshire State statute for the procedure for non compliance of the regulation.
11. The selectmen are reviewing life safety code reports on town buildings. There was discussion regarding appropriating funds to be voted on next town meeting so the buildings in question would meet life safety codes.
12. The selectmen are going to instruct town counsel to offer the Snowflake Inn $20,000 less the fees owed to the town for building inspections with the approval of the town by a vote at town meeting for an easement in perpetuity along the ball field 1st base line in the town park. The $20,000 value of the easement was determined by the Town of Jackson assessors.
13. The meeting started at 4:10 p.m. and ended at 7:10 p.m.
Julie A. Maiorano