Present: Selectmen: Richard Bennett Chairman, Gary Allen, Selectmen
Visitors: Jackson Police Officer Sean Cowland, Charles & Alberta Huntley
1. The minutes of July 11, 2005 were reviewed and approved as written.
2. The Summary of Payments was reviewed and checks were signed in the amount of $134,209.78.
3. The Financial Resume indicated an amount of $483,515.79 in the general fund after tonight’s vouchers.
4. Deposits in the amount of $3,675.75 were transferred to the treasurer tonight.
5. Since Chief Myers was on vacation Officer Sean Cowland attended the meeting to report on police activities in Jackson. He reported in the past several weeks there were 2 bear complaints, 1 moose complaint, an abandoned vehicle, assist in a heart attack victim, civil warrant arrest for the County Sheriff, possible illegal logging on Iron Mountain Road, criminal trespass and criminal threatening at a local business, civil complaint, and an accident with a moose unfounded. On July 1 traffic after the fireworks in Jackson moved well. The police department responded to some fireworks complaints over the holiday. Officer Sol Rosman found an open garage door and after some investigation was able to locate the owner who appreciated the police department’s diligence. The road sign Chesley Farm Rd was taken and recovered
the same day by Officer Cowland. There was a theft from a vehicle. There was a medical assist at Jackson falls for a sprained ankle.
6. Charles and Alberta Huntley attended the meeting to discuss their veteran credit application that was denied due to residency. Mr. Huntley stated at the time they applied for the credit it was denied because he was not a registered voter in Jackson and the Jackson tax bill was sent to Massachusetts. He stated they still maintain a cottage in Massachusetts but they had a house built in Jackson in 2004. He stated their primary residence is in Jackson and recently registered to vote in Jackson. After some discussion Richard Bennett explained the veteran credit was denied based on the information submitted and if this information has changed a new application should be filled out and submitted to the town for approval before the deadline of April 1, 2006 as required by the state. The selectmen will review the information for
requirement when the application for veteran credit is submitted.
7. The selectmen discussed the tenant parking situation at Flossie’s. A letter will be sent to Mr. & Mrs. Wrobleski to attend a selectmen’s meeting to discuss parking at Flossie’s. Arthur Fernald, Jackson Road Agent, made the selectmen aware there is a large tree limb at the Jackson Falls that is a hazard. Arthur phoned the power company and they cannot cut it down because they cannot reach it with their equipment. The selectmen will investigate this and speak with Arthur as to the best way to remove the tree limb.
8. The selectmen signed thank you letters to the Mountain Garden Club, Historical Society and Larry Siebert for their volunteer efforts with the garden outside the town office.
9. The selectmen signed a letter of request to New Hampshire Department of Transportation to spend funds from the State Aid Reconstruction Account on 16B in Jackson.
10. The selectmen agreed to extend the building permit for Steven Chimblo for one year July 18, 2006 since the project was not completed. A fee of $75 is required for the extension of the building permit.
11. The selectmen signed an authorization to change the town’s accounts to higher interest bearing accounts as recommended by the Town of Jackson Treasurer.
12. There was discussion regarding town road specifications. Richard Bennett feels it would be advisable to have a joint discussion regarding current road specifications with Burr Phillips town engineer, Arthur Fernald Jackson Road Agent and the Selectmen. He feels it would be prudent to review state road standards and implement anything that would be applicable for Jackson. Gary Allen stated the town should consider 2 separate road standards; one for a gravel road and one for a paved road.
13. The selectmen agreed to the request from the Wentworth Inn to use the gazebo for a wedding on Saturday, September 3, 2005 3:30 Kelly Duguay.
14. The meeting started at 5:30 p.m. and ended at 6:45 p.m.
Julie A. Maiorano