Present: Selectmen: Richard Bennett Chairman, Gary Allen, Selectmen
Visitors: Randy Cooper, Jackson Police Chief Karl Meyers, Betsey Harding, Tracey Mosston
1. The minutes of August 15, 2005 were not approved due to the fact Gino Funicella was not in attendance.
2. The Summary of Payments was reviewed and checks were signed in the amount of $12,033.07.
3. The Financial Resume indicated an amount of $1,234,926.02 in the general fund after tonight’s vouchers.
4. Deposits in the amount of $960.48 were transferred to the treasurer tonight.
5. Under RSA 91-A3, II the selectmen went into executive session at 5 p.m. to discuss a personnel issue.
6. Chief Meyers attended the meeting to advise the selectmen there was a party on Carter Notch Road where the participants were under the legal drinking age limit. There was an injury at the home which required transport to the hospital. Officer Cowland and Chief Meyers responded to the scene confiscated beer and notified the owner of the house.
7. The selectmen reviewed Duxbury Lane road specifications. Randy Cooper attended the selectmen’s meeting as a representative for Mr. & Mrs. Dolan. Mr. Cooper requested a change in the road name of Duxbury Lane back to Heard Road. Tracey Mosston explained to Mr. Cooper that the name of the road was changed to Duxbury Lane by request of Mr. & Mrs. Tonaszuck and since they were the only residents on the road, application was made to the state. This road name was changed several times. There will be research regarding this request. The selectmen agreed with the road specifications recommended by Burr Phillips, town engineer. They also reviewed the signed letter of agreement regarding the road specification from Mr. & Mrs. Dolan and Mr. & Mrs. Wing. The selectmen released the building permit for a new
single family residence for Mr. & Mrs. Wing and Mr. & Mrs. Dolan to Randy Cooper. Mr. Cooper stated once the road bond is in place he will submit it to the town. The building permits will be at Cooper, Deans and Cargill to be picked up by the owners or contractors.
8. The Jackson Planning Board submitted a Town of Jackson Capital Improvement Plan which was prepared by the CIP Committee for the planning board. Richard Bennett stated this plan is well thought out and very thorough. Richard stated the committee reviewed all options for the location of the town garage. The funds for the engineering study of the town highway garage have been raised. Gary Allen stated the location for the town highway garage should be pursued. Richard stated the CIP Committee passed their findings to the Jackson Planning Board. They voted to submit this plan to the selectmen. At this point the selectmen will review and present it to the town. Betsey Harding stated the major objective is to have a long range plan for improvements so the cost does not become a burden on the taxpayers. Each year this guide
should be updated. Dick Bennett stated this plan would not be accepted until all the selectmen review it. Betsey stated that at the last planning board meeting there was discussion regarding an informational meeting to advise the town of the Capital Improvement Plan and feels it would be helpful if the selectmen organized this meeting. Betsey felt this meeting would give the people of the town a chance to present their views on the improvements that are in the plan. Richard stated this informational meeting is warranted and would be advisable to hold it before the budget meetings. Richard feels a limited agenda is appropriate and a vote on these issues would be helpful at budget time. He will research this idea with Local Government Center to see if it is legal for the town to have a binding vote on these issues. Gary Allen stated it might be advisable for these issues to be on the website with the ability for an opinion vote to see how the town feels about the
improvements that are being brought forth. He feels this is a large impact on the village. There was discussion regarding a meeting in late October or early November, 2005.
9. There was discussion regarding the town’s donor town status. Richard Bennett stated Jackson will have to raise funds this year for the state wide education tax. The selectmen sent letters to the town’s representatives regarding this. Gene Chandler responded and advised the selectmen Jackson must raise the money this year and they will try to pass legislation for next year to eliminate Jackson as a donor town.
10. Gary Allen mentioned the color of the wood used to repair the Covered Bridge does not match the rest of the wood on the inside of the bridge. Gary feels a letter should be drafted to the state to advise them this repair does not match the other wood inside the bridge.
11. There was discussion regarding septic review fees. Richard Bennett stated that all resubmitted from denied septic plans will be charged an additional $90 (town fee) since the engineer must review these plans again and the town is charged for the review.
12. The meeting started at 5:30 p.m. and ended at 6:50 p.m.
Julie A. Maiorano