Present: Selectmen: Richard Bennett Chairman, Gary Allen, Gino Funicella Selectmen
Visitors: Holly Lewis, Steve Palmer
1. The minutes of July 18, 2005 were reviewed and approved as written.
2. The Summary of Payments was reviewed and checks were signed in the amount of $25,343.02.
3. The Financial Resume indicated an amount of $909,470.70 in the general fund after tonight’s vouchers.
4. Deposits in the amount of $3,675.75 were transferred to the treasurer tonight.
5. Holly Lewis attended the meeting to discuss her building project. She would like to verify height and setbacks of the building. The footings have been poured and before proceeding would like to be sure all building regulations are being met. The selectmen agreed to contact the building inspector to verify that the setbacks and height are within Jackson zoning regulations.
6. There was discussion regarding the engineering study of Duxbury Lane. Burr Phillips, town engineer, inspected the road and submitted his recommendations. There were 7 test pits dug by the Jackson Highway Department and it was determined by the engineer the necessary material for the road according to the Jackson Road Specifications.
7. The selectmen reviewed a letter from David Boit from Loring, Wolcott & Coolidge Office on behalf of Richard Gamble. Mr. Gamble is requesting a refund on taxes paid on V8 12C which has been owned by the Jackson Water Precinct since 1982 which is the date of the transfer. The selectmen will check the New Hampshire statutes and the town attorney regarding this request.
8. There was discussion regarding the waiver on the well radius and non-conforming lots. This waiver will be added to the building permit application and added as appendix to the zoning under building permits. There was discussion regarding site work. The selectmen decided any site work over $10,000 must be permitted. After much discussion the selectmen decided to amend the building permit to the following: a Jackson building permit will be required for any structural work in excess of $10,000 or any structural work that is outside the current footprint of the existing structure. The building permit fees will be the following: $25.00 for all work outside the footprint up to $10,000, any work over $10,000 will follow the current building permit fee schedule. The building permit application will be updated and the selectmen
will review it at the next selectmen’s meeting.
9. Due to the selectmen’s meeting on Monday August 15, 2005 the selectmen will not attend the Eastern Slope Airport meeting and dinner.
10. Steve Palmer attended the meeting to request information regarding Duxbury Lane. Richard Bennett informed Mr. Palmer the selectmen are requesting the road is constructed to the current Jackson road specifications. The selectmen sent a letter to the 2 owners of the properties on Duxbury Lane who have requested a building permit to build a residence. This document is for an agreement with the owners that the road be brought up to current standards before occupancy of the residence. The issuance of the building permit will be permitted once the agreement has been signed. Richard Bennett explained the current zoning which is 50 feet from road, 25 feet from side, and 35 feet height from the natural grade. Steve Palmer requested and was given the report by the town engineer of his findings regarding the road and initial
recommendations. There was discussion regarding a Department of Environmental Wetlands permit for a wetland area on this road. Steve Palmer inquired whether the developer or homeowners association had responsibility for the road. Richard Bennett stated it is a private road and other than enforcing the town’s regulation for the road specification, the town has no other involvement. The financial responsibility of this road is between the developers and the homeowners.
11. The following building permit application was approved by the building inspector and signed by the selectmen: Robert Conrad. The building permit application submitted by Northern Mountain Realty Trust was not signed by the selectmen pending further information.
12. Gino Funicella submitted a memo to the selectmen regarding commercial site plan review. Gino stated he would like the Jackson Planning Board to review this as an option to bring to town meeting for a vote. The last vote was taken in 1981. Gino discussed the letter to the planning board from the selectmen regarding engineered retaining walls. The selectmen are requesting the planning board investigate the possibility of requiring engineered walls specifically in areas of steep sloping.
13. The selectmen discussed the request from Mary Cooper regarding hanging an Inn at Thorn Hill sign from the new town road signs. She indicated there was always a sign for the inn on the previous road sign. The selectmen agreed it is not appropriate to hang a sign for the inn from the new road sign. Gino Funicella will contact Mrs. Cooper regarding this issue.
14. The selectmen reviewed the letter from Warren Schomaker President of the Jackson Historical Society regarding a copyright the Jackson Historical Society holds on the bicentennial logo. Gino Funicella stated at the time the selectmen were making a decision regarding the town’s signs the artist was contacted and the artist gave permission. The town was unaware and the artist did not know a copyright was held on his product. The town attorney was also contacted regarding this and he felt there would not be an infringement because of the contest nature of its creation. The selectmen apologized if the town infringed on the historical society’s copyright privilege. The selectmen will forward a letter to the Jackson Historical Society regarding this issue.
15. Richard Bennett reported Jackson Police Chief Karl Meyers received a note from Wendy Marshall expressing her appreciation to the Chief for his assistance to her concerning her friend’s passing.
16. Richard Bennett stated he will be meeting with Ron Cote from the Department of Revenue and Jason Call, town assessor, Tuesday morning regarding the Department of Revenue’s report on the town’s review for the state. The selectmen will review the report submitted to the town from the Department of Revenue.
17. The meeting started at 5:30 p.m. and ended at 7:25 p.m.
Julie A. Maiorano