Selectmen’s agenda 03.30.10
March 29, 2010
March 30, 2010
Pledge of Allegiance
1. Jim Bruss
1. Accounts payable and payroll manifest for review and signature
2. Fire Warden appointments for signature
3. Moving the date of the Joint Board of Selectmen’s meeting to May 6th (Thursday)?
4. Fees for current use appplications
Library Activities 04.10
March 28, 2010
Friday, April 2
The Snapper by Roddy Doyle, 7pm
Saturday, April 3
Easter Egg Hunt, 11am
Sunday, April 4
Wednesday, April 14
Library Book Group
The Lost Lady by Willa Cather, 7pm
Friday, April 16
The Syrian Bride (Israel), 7pm
Story Time every Wednesday at 10:30
Conservation Commission Minutes 03.16.10
March 27, 2010
Bradford Conservation Commission Meeting Notes
Date: March 16, 2010
Time: 7pm – clear, cold
Location: Brown Memorial Library
Present: Meg Fearnley, Brooks McCandlish, J.A. Eldridge (acting chair), Carol Meise, Andrea LaMoreaux
Secretary’s minutes from February 16 meeting read and accepted with no changes.
Treasurer’s report: Year end report reviewed. No activity other than interest earned on accounts.
Workshop announcements: Baldwin/Cotrell lecture series notice – Fox State Forest.
Saving Special Places – April 10 annual meeting, held this year in Weare. Many relevant topics included. Voted to reimburse attendees for cost to attend.
NRCS grant workshop April 14th in Concord. Will cover federal grant programs such as the Grassland Reserve Program, Federal Farm and Ranchland Protection etc.
LCHIP – Nathanial, Miranda, and Ann attended meeting with grant reviewers at LCHIP on Thursday Feb. 25 in Concord. Will meet with Beth McGuinn of Ausbon Sargent Land Preservation Trust to go over recommendations.
Natural Resource Inventory: at the next opportunity, NRI subcommittee members will meet with Northern Geomantics to go over any changes to the draft maps and review schedule. Bill Glennie will assist with a ‘build-out’ analysis, which the Planning Board has been considering for some years. Ann and Carol to go over ‘table of contents’ and assign specific tasks for update.
Reviewed draft of latest efforts in general community education on natural resource subjects with a revised article on dirt – emphasis on soils of significance in Bradford, info from USDA.
Meeting adjourned 5 of 8
Parks and Recreation March 2010 minutes
March 25, 2010
Bradford Parks and Rec
February 11, 2010 – MinutesPresent: Kate Dobrowski, Margaret Raymond, Debbie Flinkstrom, Martha Barron
Minutes of January meeting distributed for review.
French’s Park – Continued discussion regarding the Road Crew assuming responsibility of the maintenance of the park. Kate spoke with Andrea Lamaroux who has been involved in the improvements of the past year or so. Andrea suggested P&R have a meeting with the Road Crew to review the issues and determine responsibilities. P&R wants to stay involved with French’s since it is a “park” and we have put a lot of time over the years bringing it to where it is today. We do agree that there are things that the Road Crew could/should be responsible for since it is a town park. Kate will try to arrange for a meeting to take place some time in April. Kate asked about a railing that Toot purchased for French’s. She doesn’t think it’s been assembled but does think that Cheryl was given a bill. Margaret advised she would check with Toot.
Discussion about when to invite the Preschool and Dance Depot to a meeting to talk about their participating in future events with P&R. Kate will talk to Karen Hamblin from KAP to check on interest and will try to have interested parents and Dance Depot present at our April meeting. Discussed the “Bike Parade”. Thought of having one in the spring after the bike tune ups that should be taking place. Discussed also having a “bike parade” (motorcycles and/or bikes). Will check at tune up event if there is an interest. Would be for all ages.
Snow shoeing/Cross-country ski group: Kate advised there may be an event the weekend of February 20/21. She will call or email P&R when she has more information. Margaret advised that there were skiers at the Hopkinton Fairgrounds recently. She is going to check into what is available there.
Kate attended a meeting at the LGC regarding “Revolving Funds”. She advised it was very informative. RSA 35-B defines what “revolving funds” can and cannot do. She provided us with a copy of the RSA. Discussion took place. RSA is very interpretive.
February Vacation: There has not been a lot of response to the programs that Kate has set up during the vacation week. Tuesday – Computer class; Wednesday – snowshoe/hike; Thursday – Movie from 3 – 5 (movie not determined yet); Friday – SnowArchery at 10:00 ($10 Kids/ $15 Adults?)
Still thinking having a “Movie” or “Game” night or afternoon. This will be brought up again. Still trying to get more people involved in P&R.
Next Meeting: March 11, 2010 at 4:30
Selectmen’s Agenda 03.16.10
March 12, 2010
March 16, 2010
Pledge of Allegiance
Vote to appoint new chairman of the Board of Selectmen
Vote to adopt the new Federal Flood Maps
1. Ken Anderson
1. Accounts Payable and Payroll Manifest for review and signature
2. Computer for selectmen’s office
3. Contract for Preschool
Police Department Statistics 01-02.10
March 10, 2010
BRADFORD NEW HAMPSHIRE POLICE DEPARTMENT
PO BOX 762, 75 W MAIN STREET BRADFORD, NH 03221
Calls For Service Totals By Call Type
01/01/2010 to 02/28/2010
Date : 03/10/2010
|05.00||Burglary – 635:1||1|
|06.06||Theft – of services 637:8||1|
|09.00||Assault – Simple 631:2-a||1|
|09.03||Assault – Criminal Threatening …||3|
|10.03||Fraud – Issuing Bad Check 638:4||2|
|10.04||Fraud- Fraudulent use of Credit…||1|
|10.20||Fraud – Identity||1|
|21.00||DUI – First Offense||1|
|24.00||Dis Con – Disorderly Conduct 644:2||1|
|24.25||IEA – Mental Health||1|
|30.00||Motor Vehicle Crash – Non Reportable||3|
|30.01||Motor Vehicle Crash – Property Damage||2|
|31.00||MV – Citation Violation||6|
|31.01||MV – Citation Speed||21|
|31.03||MV – Warning||83|
|31.99||MV – Complaint||2|
|40.00||Vacant Building Check (REQUESTS)||1|
|41.02||Alarm Response Business||1|
|41.03||Alarm Response Public Building||1|
|41.04||Alarm Response Residential||1|
|42.01||Assist – Ambulance||5|
|42.02||Assist – Citizen||1|
|42.04||Assist – Motorist||1|
|42.05||Assist – Police||3|
|43.02||Animal – Cruelty 644:8||1|
|43.03||Animal – Nuisance||1|
|43.13||Dog – At Large||1|
|44.00||Fingerprinting for Volunteer Service||1|
|44.06||M/V Lock out||1|
|45.04||Property – Return to Owner||1|
|47.02||Suspicious Person / Vehicle||1|
|47.03||Road Hazard / Obstruction||7|
|47.07.01||Arrest Warrant Service||4|
|50.02||First Report of Injury||1|
|Grand Total for all calls||261|
|Printed By/On: 4786 / 03/10/2010 10:05:57|
|CrimeStar® Law Enforcement Records Management System|
|Licensed to: BRADFORD NH POLICE DEPARTMENT|
Police Department News 03.10
March 10, 2010
As we progress into 2010 a number of issues should be considered by all of us as a community and society. First let me update you on a couple of pending issues that we don’t normally see in this area. During December and January we had two motor vehicles taken without authority. One has been recovered in the state of Florida and the person of interest in that matter charged. The second vehicle was recovered in Nashua, New Hampshire. There two youths who are persons of interest in this matter were taken into custody and charges may be pending in the City of Nashua.
During the past two months, a number of people have brought to our attention their concerns regarding things that have been tolerated in the past. One is leaving a motor vehicle running while the driver goes into a store or the school. In one case the concerned citizen expressed that he was concerned with all the kids running around at the school that one could jump into an unattended vehicle. You can see that this does raise real concern. RSA 265:72, I says “No person driving or in charge of a vehicle shall permit it to stand unattended without first stopping the engine, locking the ignition, removing the key and effectively setting the brake thereon…”
We have over the past few months expressed concern over the vehicles parking on the sidewalk along Main Street. We did begin to issue citations and I am happy to say that the number of violations is now non-existent.
We are hoping to present a short class on firearms and weapons safety geared to those people who wish to get permits to carry but also for anyone who may be interested. There have been a number of people who want permits but are concerned about their right, safety, storage and the laws covering this responsibility. Hopes are to be able to present this information sometime during late spring.
We are currently planning a bicycle safety and rodeo for this spring. During the session Outspokin Sports will be present to inspect the bicycles and we are seeking a grant so that we will have helmets for the attendees.
We asking everyone to start thinking about the ongoing and new concerns surrounding the internet. We all share the concern that some sexual predators will connect with our children on line. But, Law Enforcement is now seeing a new emergence of concern, and that is the growing use by not only foreign terrorists, preying on individuals but also the attraction to gang information and gang membership. These groups play on people looking for attention and re-enforcement. Because of the appeal that some of these groups have some of our children maybe be at serious risk. We will continue to follow this topic so that we can keep you informed.
We are asking anyone who knows of either senior residents or special needs residents to call us and we will add those citizens to our list of residents that we contact during periods of concern like the power outage of a week ago. During that period we were able to contact and check on 35 to 40 households. Thank you.
School Ballot Results 03.09.10
March 10, 2010
|Question 2 SB||A||180|
|Question 2 MBC||B||241|
|SPED TRUST FUND||N||186|
|BLDG MAINT. SURP||N||162|
|Question 6 Cit. Pet.||Y||154|
|4. SPD TRST||Y||1999||64.86%||passed|
Planning Board Minutes 03.09.10
March 10, 2010
TOWN OF BRADFORD
MARCH 9, 2010
Call to Order and Roll Call:
Phil LaMoreaux, Chair called the meeting to order with Barry Wheeler, Sonny Harris, and Jim Bibbo, Alternate, and Marge Cilley Secretary present. Marcia Keller and Barbara Vannata were absent. Bill Glennie arrived at 7:20pm.
Phil LaMoreaux, Chair seated Jim Bibbo for Barbara Vannata.
Review and Consideration of the minutes of February 9, 2010:
Motion was made by Jim Bibbo to approve the minutes of February 9, 2010 as written.
Seconded by Barry Wheeler. Motion carried 4-0.
Sylvia Hasey, East Washington, Map 5- Lot 64, and Eric Hogancamp, East Washington, Map 9, Lot 8: Minor Subdivision with Boundary Line Adjustment:
Eric Hogancamp and Sylvia Hasey came before the Planning Board regarding a minor subdivision and boundary line adjustment. Phil LaMoreaux, Chair advised this is a Conceptual Application and questions and recommendations may be discussed, but is a non binding discussion. Mr. Hogancamp brought in a map showing what they wish to do. An application will be forthcoming. A partial survey will need to be done, and a deed description will be required.
Phil LaMoreaux, Chair advised that there is a Circuit Rider available by appointment, to assist them, and if they so desired to talk with them, they should let the Secretary know.
Bruce Edwards, Pleasant Valley Road – Gravel Pit Hearing, Map 7, Lot 26:
Bruce Edwards came before the board regarding the Gravel Pit Application.
Phil LaMoreaux, Chair advised he had discussed with Bruce Edwards that rather than charging fees for noticing two applications, it was done as one, since it was all being done at the same time. Abutters have all been noticed, and the lots are contiguous.
Nothing has changed from his previous application which expires. This does not include any crushing or blasting at this time, but could include some screening. However, he did request two changes:
1. Requested the Saturday hours of operation be changed to be from 8:00am to 5:00pm. Bruce did advise if any of the neighbors complained, he would oblige.
2. Mr. Edwards requested the application for permitting be changed from three years to four years to coincide with the State forms that are required.
Motion was made by Jim Bibbo to approve the Gravel Pit application as complete, with the two requested changes: the hours of operation on Saturday from 8:00am to 5:00pm, and the permitting requirement from three to four years. Barry Wheeler seconded the motion. Motion carried 5-0.
Phil LaMoreaux, Chair opened the Public Hearing, there being no comments, the Public Hearing was closed.
Phil LaMoreaux, Chair advised the Conservation Commission has to be allowed time to review this information. Bruce Edwards advised they received the information three or four weeks ago.
Mr. Edwards presented a written waiver request for the permit extension to every four years.
Motion was made by Jim Bibbo to approve the waiver permit extension request to four years. Seconded by Barry Wheeler. Motion carried 5-0.
Bruce Edwards was advised his permits will be good until March 9, 2014. The permit will reflect the Saturday Hours being from 8:00am to 5:00pm on Application.
At this time, Phil LaMoreaux, Chair advised the above mentioned extension regarding the wording in the Gravel Pit Regulations, changing the time frame for new applications from three years to four, per Variance 16A2, will be on the Agenda at the next meeting, the Work Session on March 23, 2010.
Approval for both Gravel Pit Applications for Bruce Edwards and Hill and Dale, LLC is contingent on getting corrected copies, the first is under WPS 8036, the second is under WPS 4717A.
All in favor of approving: Members voted: 5-0.
Bruce Edwards signed the one correct copy for the file.
Phil LaMoreaux, Chair advised a permit will be issued or a Notice of Decision will be forthcoming.
To Do Folder:
Saturday, May 8, 2010 there will be a Spring Planning and Zoning Conference to be held at the Radisson in Nashua, NH. Schedule and Registration will be done on line, beginning on March 15.
CIP Committee Initiation:
The Planning Board needs to initiate the updating of the CIP this summer, with all Departments.
Flood Plain letter was referenced, and will be followed up on by Cheryl Behr, Administrator.
Current Use Tax Rules:
Information regarding an Informational Workshop on New Hampshire Current Use Tax Rules was mentioned being sponsored by the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension, to be held at the Bradford Town Office on Wednesday, March 24 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.
Marjorie R. Cilley
Select Board Minutes 03.02.10
March 10, 2010
TOWN OF BRADFORD
MARCH 2, 2010
The Pledge of Allegiance was said.
Call to Order and Roll Call:
Charles Meany, Chair called the meeting to order at 5:00pm with Jack Meaney, Peter Fenton, Cheryl Behr, Administrator, Marilyn Gordon, Treasurer and Marge Cilley, Secretary present.
Review and Consideration of February 15, 2010 minutes:
Marge Cilley, Secretary advised that Andrew Pinard had changed the minutes for the Web, on page 2, 13th line down by the following: with the School District, being New London and Sutton (As clarified at the meeting, the actual sponsor applicants were to be New London & Springfield, the latter of which was not applying for one of these grants and would therefore not be competing for the funding.)
Motion was made by Peter Fenton to accept the minutes. Seconded by Charles Meany. Motion carried 3-0.
Review and Consideration of February 16, 2010 minutes:
Motion was made by Charles Meany,Chair to approve the minutes as presented. Seconded by Jack Meaney. Peter Fenton abstained as he was not present at this meeting. Motion carried 2-0.
Signed the notice of the award on West Road.
Accounts Payable and Payroll Manifests were reviewed and signed.
Intent to cut for Goldberg and Starr Properties, Map 6, Lot 103 signed.
Intent to cut for Brooks McCandlish, Map 4, Lot 15, signed.
Alarm system papers signed.
A personnel letter was signed
KAP lease was signed.
It was discussed that the playground, which is used by the KAP at the Community Center, be taken care of outside of the regular contract as it is not included in that contract and is on town property. They have expressed that it not be available for use other than for KAP.
Cheryl Behr, Administrator, advised she has received communication from TDS who wants to apply for the Stimulus to extend Broadband to the Lake Massasecum Area. Cheryl Behr, Administrator will check with TDS requesting just what the area encompasses. The following letter to TDS Telecom was signed by the three Selectmen in support of their working towards expanding their services.
March 2, 2010
c/o Legislative Affairs
525 Junction Road, Suite 7000
Madison, WI 53717
To Whom It May Concern:
On behalf of the Town of Bradford, we write this letter to strongly support TDS’ efforts to apply for American Recovery and Reinvestment Act monies to strengthen and expand broadband internet access in the Bradford/Merrimack County area.
Our organization’s mission is to attract, retain and expand businesses in the region. As we interact with companies, we see firsthand how important it is to have access to broadband internet and the impacts on their daily operations. They use it to identify new customers in new markets, communicate with partners and suppliers, and increase overall productivity. Frankly, it is now a necessity to have broadband internet access to be competitive in today’s global economy.
TDS is acting as a leader in expanding broadband internet services in our area, which is still considered underserved due to its rural nature. TDS’ efforts will certainly open up opportunities for more entrepreneurs to start and grow their business in our community.
We authorize TDS to include our feedback in applications that you may file with federal agencies administrating broadband stimulus programs.
For further questions, please contact Cheryl Behr, town administrator at 603-938-5900 ext 3.
Bradford Board of Selectmen
Charles Meany, Chairman
Peter Fenton, Selectman
Jack Meaney, Selectman
Sue Pehrson, Town Clerk/Tax Collector gave a letter to Cheryl Behr, Administrator to read regarding HB 1335 – having to do with the charging and changing of Interest Rates. It was discussed that different towns can set their own tax rates. This was discussed and they will give this to the local Representative, Beth Rodd for her input. This is scheduled to be voted on, March 10, 2010.
It was stated that the computer is up and running at the Town Sheds however the program is not working as yet.
A tree did fall on the pick-up truck from the Highway Garage.
The Community Center was open for several days as a shelter during the power outage, but no one stayed overnight, and no meals were served. A dumpster was provided by George Naughton, at the dump site during the power outage.
An estimate of $2,644 was stated for the Town Hall furnace repair. Also stated was that since Mr. Wall’s man came over, the Town Hall now does have some heat.
Motor Vehicle Recycling Yards and Junk Yards:
Cheryl Behr, Administrator advised she had received some communication from Laura Hallihan regarding Motor Vehicle Recycling Yards and Junk Yards. The following is the information received.
HIGHWAY REGULATION, PROTECTION AND CONTROL REGULATIONS
Motor Vehicle Recycling Yards and Junk Yards
236:111-a Scope. -
I. Except as provided by paragraphs II and III, the provisions of this subdivision shall apply to all junk yards, as defined by RSA 236:112, I, including those approved under RSA 149-M and those subject to regulation under RSA 236:90-110.
II. The provisions of this subdivision shall not apply to any junk yard that is also a type of solid waste management facility listed below and approved under RSA 149-M, including any such solid waste management facility approved prior to May 1, 1989:
(b) Incinerators and other processing or treatment facilities, not including automotive recycling yards; and
(c) Transfer stations that collect, store, and transfer municipal solid waste, whether or not they also collect:
(1) Source separated waste derived from motor vehicles, such as tires, lead acid batteries, or used oil; and/or
(2) Common household or commercial machinery, such as appliances, office equipment, or lawn mowers.
III. The provisions of this subdivision shall not apply to any noncommercial antique motor vehicle restoration activities involving antique motor vehicles over 25 years old, where the owner or lessee demonstrates that each of the following requirements are met:
(a) All antique motor vehicles kept on the premises are owned by the property owner or lessee; and
(b) All antique motor vehicles and parts of antique motor vehicles are kept out of view of the public and abutters by means of storage inside a permanent structure, or by suitable fencing which complies with the fencing requirements of RSA 236:123, or by trees or shrubbery sufficient to block visual access year round; and
(c) Any combination of antique motor vehicles or parts of antique motor vehicles that are not stored inside a permanent structure shall otherwise comply with the requirements of this section and shall not exceed a total amount of 5 vehicles. For purposes of this section, the sum of the parts of antique motor vehicles that equal in bulk to one antique motor vehicle shall be counted as one antique motor vehicle; and
(d) All mechanical repairs and modifications are performed out of view of the public and abutters; and
(e) Not more than one unregistered and uninspected motor vehicle that is not over 25 years old shall be kept on the premises; and
(f) The use of the premises is in compliance with all municipal land use ordinances and regulations.
Source. 1989, 95:1. 2002, 27:2, eff. July 1, 2002; 228:1, 2, eff. July 1, 2002 at 12:01 a.m.
A complaint letter has been received by the Selectmen regarding many vehicles all over a property on Hogg Hill Road. Charles Meany, Chair advised fines do need to be set.
Charles Meany, Chair advised Ms. Tropeano had spoken with the office and advised she will be moving one of the vehicles from her West Main Street property and also advise the office as well as Charles Meaney, Chair that there is a boundary dispute between Tropeano and Harris properties. Charles Meany, Chair advised the town will have to weigh in on this somehow. Jack Meaney referred to the State Statute and it was decided a letter will be drawn up and sent to offenders.
Jeff Remillard, Road Agent advised they are working on vehicles for inspection, and things are bad, real bad. The work is being done in house and the actual inspection will be done at Valley’s. Some of the problems are windshields, springs etc. Peter Fenton inquired how this was going to affect the repair budget, and Jeff advised their budget is in big trouble, a lot of money has been spent in the past month. The hammer used on the skid steer is working well. At this time it has gone back to the dealer but can be brought back whenever they are ready to use it again. Charles Meany, Chair questioned Jeff Remillard, Road Agent if he is keeping records for time, over time and maintenance on equipment, to which Jeff replied yes, he has quite a list for them.
Posting signs for the roads have been gotten out and they will be set around the perimeters of the town. They are dated from March 1 to May 1.
Motion was made by Charles Meany to put the signs up. Seconded by Jack Meaney, Motion carried 3-0.
Peter Fenton questioned Jeff if they are looking into a different Uniform Company, and Jeff advised Cheryl Behr, Administrator has all the information.
A personnel letter was reviewed and signed.
Cheryl Behr, Administrator is requesting passwords for the security system at the Highway Garage as she received a call at 3:00AM on Sunday morning advising the alarm had gone off on Friday.
Cheryl Behr, Administrator advised she had checked back from October 1 and $20,000 has been spent for repairs for heavy equipment prior to this past week.
Cheryl Behr, Administrator advised she has received another e-mail and recommendation letters have gone out, with the recommendation that money be added to the Grant request for Historic Evaluation and Wetlands Permit. Our estimate did include Wetlands Permit, but not the Historic Evaluation and the request should be for another $15,000.
Motion was made by Peter Fenton to change the figures for the TE Grant by an additional $15,000. Jack Meaney seconded. Motion carried 3-0.
Peter Fenton questioned Jeff Remillard, Road Agent about how much money will be needed for equipment repairs. Jeff advised it could be near the $20,000 amount, however when we get there, it should level out. A little preventive maintenance goes along way. He also advised the backhoe will be expensive to repair if the new one is not voted in.
The Town Report, which is available to everyone now, was discussed.
Cheryl Behr, Administrator handed out Budget worksheets which included the account numbers, description, budgeted amount and the cost per $1,000. Also the Warrant Articles showing the cost per thousand was also presented to the Selectmen, and this schedule also showed the income offsetting the expenses.
Marlene Freyler presented the Selectmen with the 2010 fireworks information for the 4th of July. This will be discussed at the next meeting. Marlene also brought up the incidents regarding students living at NFI, and how they are being handled. Beth Rodd advised she is on the Advisory Board at NFI, and questioned if NFI has come before the Selectmen on a regular basis. This was answered in the negative. She suggested an agreement does need to be in writing between them and the town. Charles Meany, Chair advised it is being worked on. Discussion ensued.
Peter Fenton questioned if any of the Selectmen are interested in reducing on the floor the Sunset Hill Road Warrant to get the sidewalks going. Charles Meany, Chair advised the public should be able to vote their wishes.
Brewster Caswell asked the Selectmen if they would get up before town meeting and explain to the people the facts and figures in operating the town. The public does not understand the infrastructure of the town and how it operates.
George Cilley questioned when there was only a dusting of snow on the road, why the loader went to the sand pit and back three times followed by three dump trucks in a short period of time. Jeff Remillard advised they had to go back and forth to load the sand, followed by loading some salt on each truck at the town shed.
Charles Meaney, Chair left at 6:40pm
Jon Marden has worked on the audio/visual equipment and has it up and working. He will assist in setting it up for Town Meeting. Jon also advised a new monitor should be purchased. Peter Fenton thanked Jon for his volunteer work in getting the equipment up and running.
General topics of conversation were discussed for several minutes.
Next meeting will be held at 5:30pm
Meeting Adjourned 6:55pm.
Marjorie R. Cilley