Present: Diane McClave Chairman, Scott Hayes, Richard Bennett Selectmen
Visitors: Sarah Lord, George Howard, Roger Chambers
* The Minutes of the meeting on April 28, 2003, approved as written.
* The Summary of Payments was reviewed and checks were signed in the amount of $22,151.27.
* The Financial Resume indicated an amount of $28,060.75 in the general fund after tonight’s vouchers.
* Deposits in the amount of $1,402.72 were transferred to the treasurer tonight.
* Sarah Lord, new owner of Yesterday’s Restaurant, attended the meeting to discuss new changes at the restaurant. Sarah informed the selectmen the restaurant will be open for dinner on Friday and Saturday nights starting some time in May. She has been in contact with the New Hampshire Liquor Commission discussing the possibility of B.Y.O.B. policy for the dinner hours. The commission informed Sarah no licensing or permit is needed from the state, but it was advisable to notify the selectmen. She has also advised Police Chief John Kelly of the new policy. Diane McClave stated that as long as this practice was acceptable with New Hampshire Liquor Commission it would not be a problem with the town. Sarah advised the selectmen the liquor commission would be sending a letter stating this policy. Scott Hayes requested a copy of
the letter. There was discussion concerning parking in front of Yesterday’s. Dick Bennett stated there is a problem with parking in the center of town, but parallel parking was allowable in front of the restaurant and along Main Street. The selectmen wished Sarah Lord good luck with the restaurant.
* George Howard attended the meeting to discuss his plans for property he owns. He has made application to take 1 acre of his property out of current use and plans to build on this property. There was discussion concerning septic and clearing. George Howard would like to do some clearing before the property is taken out of current use. The selectmen had no problem with this. George Howard had questions concerning the plans. Scott Hayes stated the plans should indicate setbacks on the septic and a sketch of the plans should indicate the height of the building
* There was discussion concerning the Letter of Agreement for building inspection fees. A Letter of Agreement will be sent to the Inn at Thorn Hill, The Red Fox Pub & Restaurant, and Eagle Mountain House.
* The following building permit was approved by the building inspector, and signed by the selectmen: Bruce and Debony Diehl.
* There was discussion concerning 3 quotes for the finish top coat of the asphalt at the town office. Perm-A-Drive was low bid for $6,500 and was awarded the contract. The selectmen signed the agreement with Perm-A-Drive.
* There was discussion concerning Jackson Planning Board appointments.
* Scott Hayes will contact Gary & Sue Methot concerning a recreation easement for the town near the ball field.
* There was a discussion concerning the town purchasing a york rake and trailer for use by the highway department. There will be more discussion concerning this purchase with Arthur Fernald, Road Agent.
* There was discussion concerning the building permit application for Jordan Welch at Mirror Lake. Dick Bennett will speak to Mike Mallett concerning this building permit application.
* There was discussion concerning the management of Prospect Farm. Scott Hayes will contact the committee for a meeting. The committee will work closely with Donald Johnson, Forest Land Improvement. Some of the issues to be reviewed are reclaiming the apple orchards, parking and improving the road for two way traffic.
* The selectmen reviewed and signed a purchase order agreement for the leased copy machine in the town office.
* Diane McClave will contact Avitar for a presentation of their software for the revaluation.
* There was discussion of the letter from the historical society regarding telephone service at the town hall. A letter will be sent to the historical society stating the town does not wish to maintain telephone service at the town hall when the historical society moves from the building.
* Scott Hayes reported the Board of Selectmen will be voting on whether to expand the Jackson Water Precinct boundary to accommodate the Inn at Thorn Hill. It then needs to be ratified by a body of the Jackson Water Precinct members that attend the meeting. The Board of Commissioners will attend. The precinct will become a district. The billing for precinct customers will be on the tax bill of the second billing of taxes in November, 2003.
* There was discussion concerning the light on the flag at the monument. Dick Bennett will look into repairing the electrical installation of this light. He will also assess the electrical situation at the town hall.
* The selectmen received a letter from the State of New Hampshire, Bureau of Emergency Communications. The New Hampshire National Guard is requesting an emergency helicopter landing site in Jackson. After much discussion it was decided the area at the town office would be an adequate space for this. Diane McClave will respond to this request and propose this area.
* The meeting started at 4:15 p.m. and ended at 6:05 p.m.
* Copies are available upon request.