Select Board Minutes (Non-public Session) 01.29.08
January 31, 2008
TOWN OF BRADFORD
NON PUBLIC SESSION – RSA 91A3IIc
JANUARY 29, 2008
Peter Fenton, Chair called the meeting to order at 9:30PM with Charles Meany, Andrew Pinard, Cheryl Behr, Administrator, Marjorie R. Cilley, Secretary present:
The Selectmen met in non public session to discuss some personnel issues.
No decisions were made at this time.
Meeting Adjourned 9:50PM
Marjorie R. Cilley
Select Board Minutes 01.29.08
January 31, 2008
TOWN OF BRADFORD
JANUARY 29, 2008
The Pledge of Allegiance was said.
Call to Order and Roll Call:
Peter Fenton, Chair called the meeting to order at 6:00pm with Charles Meany and Andrew Pinard present. Also present were Cheryl Behr, Administrator and Marilyn Gordon, Treasurer.
Motion was made by Andrew Pinard to table the Review and Acceptance of the January 15th minutes until later. Charles Meany seconded, motion carried 3-0.
Jim Spadaro, principal at Bradford Elementary School:
Jim Spadaro came before the Selectmen and advised it is an honor to host town voting at the elementary school. He said that because of the Town Clerk, Police Dept., and Highway Dept. who work very cooperatively with the school, and make it work with the school staff. Mr. Spadaro also mentioned the DARE program which will be held at the school for 5th graders, where a local officer will talk with the students, and he thanked the town for helping in this area. It is nice when community and schools come together and work for the kids. Peter Fenton, Chair advised they appreciate the comments about the town employees and the Selectmen enjoy the fact that they can use the school for voting down there where they feel it is safe.
Bruce Edwards regarding Grant Contract:
Bruce Edwards did not appear, however, Cheryl Behr, Administrator did have a Grant
Contract for the Selectmen to sign for a LEOP Grant which is a “Local Emergency Operation Plan” and all three forms need signatures and be notarized. Bruce Edwards requested to notify all department heads that there will be a meeting at the Town Hall on February 6, 2008, from six to eight pm when Wendy Dumais, who is affiliated with the Main Health Unit in Concord, will speak. She will be coordinating the responses throughout this area.
Audrey Sylvester regarding Town Hall renovations:
Audrey Sylvester advised she had given a packet to Cheryl Behr, Administrator including:
1. Names of Painting Contractors
2. Outline from Bruss Construction outlining Stage Renovations and Road Map of how to proceed with the renovations.
3. Estimate of repairing windows with
4. Re-glazing windows at $44,940.51.
Storms at $100,592.00 (50 windows)
5. Lumber Barn quote for the windows
Was very close to other figures, but did not include installation.
Two painting contractors were also named referenced from Bruss Construction:
Ron Minard from Pittsfield and Steve Adante, Derry.
Audrey inquired if money could be put aside specifically for town hall, so when we go for matching Grants there will be money there, something like $20,000.00. This would have to be voted on at Town Meeting.
Tom Brennan, discussion school budget:
Tom Brennan, Superintendent of Kearsarge Regional School District introduced Larry LeBoeuf, Business Administrator. Mr. Brennan brought the Annual Meeting: Deliberative Session packet which was handed out at the session held on January 12, 2008 at the Kearsarge Regional High School. This budget was explained in detail as well as other articles in the warrant.
No questions were asked from the Selectmen or from the floor. Mr. Brennan encouraged anyone to call with questions they may have.
Ken Anderson regarding NH the Beautiful Grant:
Ken Anderson advised the Grant is available and he was quoted the installed charge for the reconditioned baler is $5,000.00 with a six month warranty. This would be less the $2000.00 from the Grant, leaving the total cost to the town of $3,000.00.
Motion was made by Andrew Pinard to release $3,000.00 providing we have the Grant Funds of $2,000.00 and purchase the baler. Charles Meany Seconded. Motion carried. 3-0.
7:00pm the Selectmen continued their meeting in the Selectmen’s office.
Rescue squad payroll:
Three members of the Fire Dept. came before the Selectmen and Preston Starr advised Chief Goldberg requested he present the Proposed Rescue Squad Personnel Payment Plan. Cheryl Behr, Administrator advised she had spoken with the Local Government Center, and they said they cited a couple of RSA’s that need to be investigated regarding once a volunteer begins to get paid how does that affect the RSA that covers volunteers liability? Preston Starr advised the pay would be based at $10.00 an hour for a responding call. The goal is to get coverage 24/7. Anyone would get a stipend unless they left the station with the ambulance, then transfers to hourly wage. Sign on bonus was discussed. Andrew Pinard questioned that So. Newbury has in the past helped contribute to the purchasing of the equipment, how does this proposal involve other communities? Has there been consideration as to whether we will continue or constrict service. Billing users could help offset that cost per Preston Starr. Andrew Pinard advised he would like to see what percent of the calls originate in Bradford, as they would be the ones being asked for the total cost of the salaries. Cheryl Behr, Administrator questioned if any enrollment numbers had been received for Medicare/Medicaid?
Motion was made by Peter Fenton to put fifty thousand dollars ($50,000.00) in the Warrant for the Rescue Squad personnel with the understanding if this passes it will take some time to get organized. Charles Meany seconded motion. Andrew Pinard advised he wants to make sure before the plan is actually implemented that all the details are outlined, such as administrative costs associated with this. He would like to see explicit roles and tasks with no names associated with each. Peter Fenton, Chair also advised that some of the officers listed will be officers for the association, but not necessarily for the rescue squad as far as the town is concerned, therefore, there would not be an officer bonus, such as the Secretary, Treasurer etc. Much discussion ensued. Motion carried 3-0.
Kevin Cahill Representing Eric Engheben, Rowe Mountain Road, Map 11, Lot 16:
Kevin Cahill came before the Selectmen requesting a waiver to build a barn. The Building Inspector advised Mr. Engheben that he did not have the authority to allow him to build on a Class VI road. Mr. Cahill advised the State Forester suggested the place to build the barn. The barn would be used for equipment as he wants to rebuild the forest, with sugar bush. It was decided the Building Inspector has to give a formal refusal to the Selectmen.
Motion was made by Andrew Pinard that the applicant again go to the Building Inspector for a formal refusal. Charles Meany seconded. Board agreed unanimously, but no actual vote.
Gary Wheeler Gravel supply:
Andrew Pinard advised he had been approached by Barry Wheeler whether the town was going to contract with him again for gravel. Phil LaMoreaux, Chair of the Planning Board advised the original Site Plan that was approved prohibited crushing. There was a modification to the Site Plan that allowed crushing for a period of two years that ran out this past summer; consequently it reverts back to the original Site Plan which does not allow crushing.
Motion was made by Andrew that the Board of Selectmen apply as an agent for Mr. Wheeler for Site Modification to allow the town to have gravel crushing there for a period of two years. Andrew also questioned if RFP’s should go out to gravel pit owners in town. Andrew Pinard withdrew this motion.
Motion was made by Andrew Pinard that the Board of Selectmen issue a request for proposal for gravel to be provided by local gravel pits and see what kinds of packages are offered if any. Seconded By Charles Meany. Motion carried 3-0.
Marlene Freyler presented the Selectmen with a contract for D & L Amusements, Tilton for the July 5th town celebration for rides and games they will provide. Also insurance policy will be provided, and the equipment will be taken care of by their people. The Fair committee will be given 15% of the gross income from revenue. They will be setting up earlier in the week.
The Board of Selectmen will have to publish a Bond Hearing for all the bonds there are this year. Bond Hearing Date is set for February 16th at 10:00am at the Bradford Elementary school if available. All four of the Bond issues will be held the same day. Said Hearing must be posted 7 days prior to Hearing.
Cheryl Behr advised the State Appraiser had stopped by last week, and picked up some papers. At this time no amount of money for the Route #103 access road was determined. A Partition was presented to the Selectmen by Jane Johnson and Bindy Glennie as an Article to go on the ballot regarding an appropriation of one million three hundred fifty thousand dollars ($1,350,000.00) for the purpose of building a 10,800 square foot highway garage and a 2,400 sq. foot salt shed on the Rte 103 (lower site) of the transfer station property. Conversation ensued regarding who would be speaking to explain it at the Bond Hearing. Charles Meany made a motion that he later advised he wished to withdraw. Cheryl Behr advised the meeting date and place for the Bond Hearing would be advertised in the newspapers as soon as where it can be held is known.
Everett Kittredge advised he had spoken with Jim Bruss, and their firm does indeed do the work of “Clerk of the Works”
Discussion was made for person to dedicate the Town Report to this year.
Intent to Cut:
Mention was made of intent to cut for Klein on Alder Plains Road. Papers were signed regarding same. Brooks McCandlish is doing the cutting.
The accounts payable manifest and payroll manifests were reviewed.
Health Insurance coverage for a new police officer is needed to a family policy.
Fica will need to be increased for the Rescue wages.
Painting of Town Hall:
A local painter quoted a price of painting the windows at $125.00 per window at the Town Hall, which is probably just for labor, so paint would have to be added in. The Selectmen were in agreement for Cheryl Behr, Administrator to contact the local painter and set up a schedule to paint the Town Hall windows.
Draft of Warrant Articles:
Tim Bates, Town Attorney listed the three articles as separate Warrants. 1. Road, 2. Highway Garage. 3. Police Station. Much discussion ensued. Article one is deleted.
Motion was made by Andrew Pinard that Article 2 and Article 3 stand as individual, bond requests for the highway be separate from the police station. Seconded by Charles Meany. Peter Fenton voted nay. Motion carried 2-1
Selectmen in agreement of Article 2: Andrew Pinard Nay. Carried 2-1
Mention was made that location of Route #114 needs to be added to Article as well as Map and Lot numbers
Selectmen in agreement of Article 3: Andrew Pinard Nay. Carried 2-1.
Selectmen in agreement with Article 7 as written regarding Rescue Squad and Fire Dept.
Selectmen in agreement with Article 8. Andrew Pinard voted Nay. Carried 2-1
Selectmen in Agreement with Article 9. Peter Fenton voted Nay. Carried 2-1.
Selectmen in Agreement with Article 10. Carried 2-1.
Selectmen in Agreement with Article 11. Carried 3-0
Selectmen in Agreement with Article 12. Carried 3-0
Selectmen in agreement with Article 13. Carried 3-0
Selectmen in agreement with Article 14. Carried 3-0
Selectmen in agreement with Article 15. Carried 3-0
Selectmen in Agreement with Article 16. Carried 3-0
Selectmen in agreement with Article 17. Carried 3-0
Selectmen in agreement with Article 18. Carried 3-0
Selectmen in agreement with Article 19. Discussion ensued, voted on $25,000.00. Carried 3-0
Selectmen in agreement with Article 20. Carried 3-0
Selectmen in agreement with Article 21. Carried 3-0
Selectmen in agreement with Article 22. Carried 3-0
Selectmen in agreement with Article 23. Carried 3-0. Agreed to group all Capital Reserve Articles.
Selectmen in agreement with Article 24. Carried 3-0
Selectmen in agreement to hold this for next week, needs an RFP and question if is this a 2 year process.
Selectmen in agreement with Article 26. Carried 3-0
Selectmen in agreement with Article 27. (St. needs to be spelled out) Carried 3-0
Selectmen in agreement with Article 28. Carried 3-0
Selectmen in agreement with Article 29. Andrew Pinard Nay. Carried 2-1
Selectmen in agreement with Article 30. Carried 3-0
Selectmen in agreement with Article 31. Cheryl Behr, Administrator read a letter from David P. Currier dated January 23, 2008 (letter on file). Carried 3-0
Selectmen in agreement with Article 32. Carried 3-0
Selectmen in agreement with Article 33. Conversation ensued. Wording should not be specifically for design preparation. Wording should be “Continuing research and design preparation for highway garage”. Carried 3-0
Selectmen agreed to take out.
Cheryl Behr, Administrator read the suggestion that a voluntary energy committee be formed. Andrew Pinard advised a notice could be put out to see if there was some interest to serve on such a committee, and report back to the Selectmen. Charles Meany abstained, Andrew Pinard and Peter Fenton Yea’s Carried 2-0. Cheryl Behr, Administrator will put up some posters seeking interested persons.
Motion made by Andrew Pinard to appoint Nate Bruss to the Conservation Commission. Charles Meany seconded. Motion carried 3-0
Review and acceptance of the January 15, 2008 minutes
Motion made by Peter Fenton to approve the January 15, 2008 minutes with the edits.
1. Page 2, under Needs Assessment comments: Harry Hadaway is the correct spelling of his name. Page 3, Sue Pehrson’s name is misspelled. Seconded by Andrew Pinard. Motion carried 3-0.
Public meeting closed at 9:30pm to go into non-public meeting.
Out of Non-public meeting at 9:50pm
Motion made by Andrew Pinard to appoint Gerard Turco as a member of the Road Committee and to forward a letter to him so advising. Selectmen agreed, no actual vote taken.
Meeting Adjourned 10:00PM
Marjorie R. Cilley
Planning Board Minutes 01.29.08
January 31, 2008
Town of Bradford
Public Hearing and Proposed Zoning Amendments
January 29, 2008
Call to Order and Roll Call:
Phil LaMoreaux, Chair advised there are handouts of the summary of the two amendments available for the public.
Phil LaMoreaux, Chair called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM with Carol Meise, Alternate, Barbara Vannata, Jeff Aarons, Alternate.
Phil LaMoreaux, Chair seated Carol Meise for Marcia Keller and Jeff Aarons for Bill Glennie.
1. Article III D.1. Minimum distance between any building and the edge of a public right-of-way or an accepted public road shall be fifty (50) feet.
Phil LaMoreaux, Chair advised the first amendment would alter the Zoning Ordinance dealing with set-backs of structures from the road. The Building Inspector had requested that for simplicity sake, and his job of enforcing zoning, it was his opinion that one standard would be easier to enforce than two. Currently the Zoning is 50 feet from the edge of the road, or 75 feet from the center of the road. This would allow reduced set-backs in cases where road widths are less than 50 feet.
2. Article VIII. Floodplain Development Ordinance-required changes identified by the NH Office of Energy and Planning in order to remain compliant with the National Flood Insurance Program.
The second proposal is to amend the Floodplain Development Ordinance with several modifications. Everett Kittredge questioned if the edge of a voted right of way on accepted public road, does that include street plats? Conversation ensued. Phil LaMoreaux Chair advised the Floodplain Development Ordinance changes result in new flood written insurance maps that are being developed, and the State Office of Planning had gone through Bradford’s regulations to check for compliance with the new definitions and regulations. As a result, they suggested Bradford change their Flood Plain Zoning Ordinance.
Millie Kittredge read Article III in Zoning: “By special exception the front yard set-back may be the average of the depth of the existing buildings on either side of the lot in question. Phil LaMoreaux, Chair advised there is no proposal to change this at this time.
Comment was made that this is a Public Hearing, and only two public members attended.
Phil LaMoreaux, Chair advised if the Planning Board accepts these amendments as they are, they will go to Town Meeting, which will be on the ballot.
Motion was made by Jeff Aarons to proceed with the amendments as they are written. Phil LaMoreaux, Chair closed the Public Hearing. Carol Meise seconded. Motion carried. Motion carried 4-0.
Meeting Adjourned 7:30pm
Marjorie R. Cilley
NAC Steering Committee Agenda 02.04.08
January 31, 2008
Needs Assessment Committee
Meeting Agenda For 2/04
Acceptance of minutes of 1/28
Omissions or corrections
Old business –
Report on check of specifications and costs for building contractors.
New Business –
Discussion of Town contractor administration.
Items to be reported to Selectmen.
Discussion of pending bond hearing, etc.
Report of Building subcommittee.
Report of Financial subcommittee.
Report of Town Hall Renovations subcommittee.
Report of Communications subcommittee,
Questions or comments from attendees –
Any other business or information gathered since last meeting.
Next meeting – TBA
NAC Steering Committee Minutes 01.24.08
January 29, 2008
TOWN OF BRADFORD
NAC STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING
JANUARY 24, 2008
Roll Call and Call to Order:
Tom Riley, Chair called the January 24, 2008 NAC Steering Committee to order at 7:05pm with Andrew Pinard, Selectman representative, Phil LaMoreaux, Everett Kittredge, Kevin McKenna, Eileen Kelly, Dawn Rich, Correspondent, Cheryl Behr, Administrator present.
Review and consideration of January 14, 2008 minutes:
The minutes were accepted as presented.
Report on meeting with Selectmen on Tuesday, January 15, 2008:
Tom Riley, Chair advised that the original motions were accepted with contractor bids for building the road were revised after discovering that no references had been checked for them. Due to some questions to compatibility of these bids, this is still in progress. A motion was made to recommend to the Selectmen the following Warrant Articles:
1. The Bond Article for the Road Realignment – Not to exceed $201,244.00
2. Highway Garage, Salt Shed and Police Station Design & Build (Including Site Work and buildings for the Highway and Police station that would
Connect to that Road) – $2,059,212.00
3. Highway Garage, Salt Shed and Site Work, and Site Work for Police Station.
$ 103,024,000.00, plus $ 50,000.00.
The second motion was made to provide the Selectmen that the committee believes there are two qualified construction companies but do not wish to finalize one at this time as a reference analysis is in process. The third motion was to advise the Selectmen that the recommended dollar amount of $201,244.00 for the road and if the Site Work is also done, that would be reduced by $5,000.00. A fourth motion was to suggest to the Selectmen a separate Warrant Article be prepared for Contract Services, and left the amount for that up to the Selectmen. The Selectmen recommended that the Warrant Articles be submitted to the Budget Committee for their perusal.
Report on check of references, etc. for the building and road contractors.
Andrew Pinard, Selectman representative called several projects both completed and in progress being done by CMGC and in summing up the review advised, it sounded that everyone in general had very positive experiences with this contractor. How well they maintained the site, how on top of the project they were with their subcontractors, making sure they were met and they were very schedule and project oriented were all comments received.
Report on references from Belinda Glennie on the Road.
Bindy Glennie advised all the responses regarding Hiltz were top shelf. She also reported that she did not have a chance to ask the specific questions, since the replies were spontaneous and positive.
Motion was made by Everett Kittredge that the references on both bidders appear to make them acceptable, and judge the references thereby. Phil LaMoreaux seconded the motion. Motion carried 5-0.
Everett Kittredge advised additional information was received from Horne and the same statement from CMGC and he tried to meld the two scopes of work into an Addendum document. These were gone over. Addendums on file for both Police Station and Highway Garage.
Motion was made by Kevin McKenna for the bidders to confirm the scope of work they are proposing is as we asked before, plus what is in this addendum presented tonight. Seconded by Phil LaMoreaux, motion carried unanimously.
This is actually a clarification of expectations, per Everett Kittredge.
Motion was made, seconded and passed for this to be faxed out by the town office, followed by a hard copy with a return date of February 1, 2008.
Phil LaMoreaux questioned a sprinkler system. Everett Kittredge responded that the Police holding cell will have a sprinkler. Everett also advised there is no cistern in the plan at this time.
Report of Comparison of Bradford and Sutton Highway Garage:
Tom Riley, Chair presented an analysis and comparison of the Town of Sutton projected Highway Garage and Salt Shed vs the Town of Bradford. This is based on data provided by Todd Thompson of Trumbull Nelson at a meeting attended by C. Baer, M & E. Kittredge on January 21, 2008. Everett Kittredge went over it in detail. (Copy attached)
No Report of Building Subcommittee available.
No Report of Financial Subcommittee available.
Report of Town Hall Renovations subcommittee:
Audrey Sylvester presented a report regarding town hall window restoration with estimates as well as reporting on painting the town hall. The Historic Henry Backdrop Update states: Show Works of East Barre, Vermont, has submitted a service agreement in the amount of $1,715.63 to install the historic Henry Pained Backdrop on the stage of the Town Hall. A fire retardant sleeve will be fabricated to safely surround the rolled-up backdrop. Show Works will confirm the installation date shortly. 50% of the cost and a signed service agreement needs to be sent to Show Works to guarantee the project. The invoice has been e-mailed to the Town Administrator for processing. The remaining 50% will be paid on the day work is completed. Reports on file. Everett Kittredge questioned if vinyl siding has been considered rather than painting. Everett also pointed out that in the corner of the building where it has deteriorated; there is a streetlight which brings in many insects which builds up in the corner. Street light should be moved.
No Report from Communications subcommittee.
No Comments or questions from attendees.
Motion was made, seconded and passed to hold the next meeting:
Monday, February 4, 2008 at 7:00 pm
This meeting will be held to prepare to make a commitment to present to the Selectmen at their February 5th meeting. The Budget Committee also meets February 5, 2008.
Andrew Pinard questioned if any elevations has been done. He suggested using balloons to mark where the tops of the buildings would be.
Meeting adjourned 8:15pm
Marjorie R. Cilley
Select Board Agenda 01.29.08
January 25, 2008
January 29th 2008
1. Jim Spadaro regarding election day activity
2. Tom Brennan, to discuss school budget
4. Ken Anderson regarding NH the Beautiful Grant
5. Audrey Sylvester regarding Town Hall renovations
6. Gravel supply – warrant article for grinding? Should Steve attend?
1. Accounts payable manifest and payroll manifests for review.
2. Budget Finalization. Increase in employee benefits for new police officer, bond recommendations, meeting with the Budget Committee? setting bond hearing, combining rescue and fire dept structure, rescue payroll reimbursements etc.
3. Dedication for town report
4. Intent to cut for Klein on
Planning Board Minutes 01.22.08
January 23, 2008
TOWN OF BRADFORD
JANUARY 22, 2008
Phil LaMoreaux, Chair called the January 22, 2008 Work Session of the Planning Board to order with Marcia Keller, Barbara Vannata, Charles Meany, Carol Meise, Alternate present. Bill Glennie, Jeff Aarons and Jim Bibbo were absent.
Consideration and Approval of November 27, 2007 minutes:
Motion was made by Barbara Vannata to approve the November 27, 2007 minutes, seconded by Marcia Keller. Motion carried.
Phil LaMoreaux, Chair advised the Correspondence and To Do Folder would be taken care of at the beginning of each meeting hereon.
Voluntary Merger was signed for Arthur Fraser, Oakdale Road, Map 19, Lot 26 & 27.
To be recorded on January 24, 2008
Other Business taken care of:
Escrow funds required: Dunkin Donuts, Sailer
Myler signed for C. Whitten, Map 6, Lot 32, to be recorded Jan. 24, 2008
Letter from PSNH re: easements.
Response from Tim Bates, Town Attorney regarding Zoning Amendments terminology used.
Copy from DES for a shoreline waiver issued to Steve & Paulette Duffet, 40 Eastshore Drive Map 22, Lot 18 – copy for Building Insp.
DES letter received concerning Hill & Dale.
Signed escrow refund requests for: D. Dimond and C. Whitten.
Lucas Mylar to be signed when escrow check comes in and letter advising bounds will be set in spring from the surveyor.
Will request Ian Thomas, CNHRPC to e-mail to planning board each review on Monday prior to planning board meeting.
Phil LaMoreaux, Chair will go over the check list for additions/subtractions before making copies to attach to each chart to check for completion.
To be included in the February 26th, 2008 Agenda: Revision of Site Plan which is being worked on by Ian Thomas, CNHRPC. Also suggested dividing board volunteers into groups to become more familiar with documents such as zoning, subdivision etc. and know where to find necessary information.
FEMA maps showing Bradford & Newbury brought in by Marcia Keller were looked at.
The Sign Ordinance is available for future use.
Marjorie R. Cilley, Secretary
Health and Fitness Program at the Bradford Area Community Center
January 21, 2008
Living and Being Well – A Six – Week Fitness Course at the Bradford Area Community Center begins on Wednesday, February 6th at 8:30AM.
An exercise and nutrition program designed to help establish the habit of exercise and eating in a healthy way. A walking program, core exercises, strength training, flexibility and stretching combined with good nutrition make up this 90 minute morning program designed to get you on your way to better living.
Instructor : Lorna Young, Certified Fitness Trainer and Nutrition Specialist
Cost : $60.00 call 456-2407 to register
Conservation Commission Committee Minutes 01.15.08
January 20, 2008
BRADFORD CONSERVATION COMMISSION
Date: January 15, 2008
Time: 7:30 pm – Town Hall
Present: Perry Teele, Phil LaMoreaux, Andrea LaMoreaux, Ann Eldridge, Amy Blitzer, Brooks McCandlish, Nathaniel Bruss, Meg Fearnley (Quorum met)
Visitor: Beth McGuinn (ASLPT), Bill Glennie (RHC), David and Michele Halstead (RHC), Audrey Sylvester (RHC), Andrew Pinard (Selectman)
I. Previous Meeting Minutes:
a. 12/18/07 meeting minutes were reviewed, minor edits made, moved to accept, seconded, and approved by all.
II. Bog Easement
a. Beth McGuinn (Ausbon Sargent Land Preservation Trust) explained the history of the bog easement, the status of the easement and reviewed the language of the easement with the commission.
b. There was much discussion about the specific citing of uses to be posted against or not against within the language of the easement.
i. Beth asked commission general questions about what the commission would like the general intent of the easement to be and what rights the commission should have.
c. Action Item: Beth will incorporate commission’s comments that ASLPT is comfortable with into a revised easement.
d. Action Item: Beth will look into the forestry easement language.
e. Action Item: The Conservation Commission might want to write a letter to the Wildflower Society.
f. Action Item: ASLPT may be able to help the commission with the Natural Resources Inventory.
a. Committee Membership
i. Action Item: Andrew Pinard (Selectman) will see that Nathaniel’s approval for Conservation Commission membership is brought up at the next selectman’s meeting.
b. New website
i. Andrew Pinard explained that the there is a new website for town information to be posted: Bradfordnh.org
ii. Action Item: Andrea will learn how to post conservation commission meeting minutes on the website.
c. Town inter-department newsletter
i. Action Item: Andrew will see that the Conservation Commission gets receives the inter-department newsletter.
d. Appropriation of funds
i. RSA 36-A explains what the Land Protection Fund can be used for.
ii. RSA 31: 110-113 explains what the Forest Maintenance Fund can be used for.
e. Conservation Commission Handbooks
i. Action Item: The committee voted to buy 5 books.
IV. Project Review
a. Lake Massasecum, 40 French’s Park Road, non-conforming structure
i. ZBA variance request to expand deck.
ii. Project has already gotten DES Shoreland Program approval.
iii. Conservation commission has no comment.
b. Mt. Lake Inn
i. Action Item: Ann would like to meet the new owners to talk about rare species. Amy volunteered to go with Ann.
V. Upcoming projects
a. Natural Resources Inventory
i. Action Item: Will hold a special meeting before our next regular meeting to discuss the plan to update the Natural Resources Inventory.
VI. Treasurer’s Report:
a. $15,000 received from 2007 Current Use Land Change Tax.
b. Action Item: Meg will ask Marilyn to put some of the Land Protection Funds into CDs (approximately $20,000 will be left out)
Meeting adjourned at 10:10 p.m. Respectfully submitted by Andrea LaMoreaux, Secretary
Planning Board Public Notice of Public Hearing 01.29.08
January 16, 2008
The Bradford Planning Board will hold a Public Hearing on January 29, 2008 7 PM at the Bradford Town Hall on the following proposed amendments to the Bradford Zoning Ordinance:
1. Article III. D. 1. Minimum distance between any building and the edge of a public right-of-way or an accepted public road shall be fifty (50) feet
; or seventy-five (75) feet from the center, whichever provides the greater set back distance.
2. Article VIII. Floodplain Development Ordinance – required changes identified by the NH Office of Energy and Planning in order to remain compliant with the National Flood Insurance Program.
Copies of the proposed amendments are posted at the Town Hall, Post Office, and Brown Memorial Library.