Select Board Agenda 06.01.10
May 28, 2010
June 1st 2010
Pledge of Allegiance
Review of minutes
1. Kate Dobrowski and Bruce Edwards
2. Jim Bruss regarding culvert on Main Street
3. Jones Road tax deed issue
4. Marlene Freyler – Road Race, Independence Day, light for flag pole
1. Accounts payable and payroll manifest for signature
2. Auction proceeds
3. Audit results
4. Thank you to Jane Johnson for the town hall flowers
5. Letters for signatures re tax issues
Conservation Commission Minutes 05.18.10
May 26, 2010
Bradford Conservation Commission Meeting Notes
Date: May 18, 2010
Location: Brown Memorial Library
Present: Meg Fearnley, Brooks McCandlish, J.A. Eldridge, Nathanial Bruss. Andrea LaMoreaux. Carol Meise and Perry Teele absent.
Secretary’s minutes from April 20 meeting read and accepted with no changes.
Treasurer’s report: Brooks moved to accept minutes, JAE seconds. Approved.
Interest earned. Dues to NH Association of Conservation Commissions paid, $200.
Question of what does the town get for membership, answer is access to large body of information, updates on legislative and rules changes, notification of meetings and workshops, annual convention in Concord. Website presence.
DES correspondence: cc letter to Hill & Dale LLC re: changes to timing of project status reports for Alteration of Terrain.
Ausbon Sargent Land Preservation Trust: seeking volunteers for land stewards. Workshop to be held in June, or they will come out for meeting if mutually convenient. They now have more easements to manage than they have trained monitors. This is an integral and necessary part of management.
Planning Board: seeks Conservation Commission input on review of town ordinances. Recommendations will be forthcoming as NRI is completed, need comments now.
LCHIP – Presumed to go forward. Due date is August 1 with a workshop in Concord on June15th..
Natural Resource Inventory: Carol and Ann continue to refine before presentation to the group. Introduction reviewed and tone refined. Plans to approach Bradford Fish and Game and Snowmobile Club for input.
Shoreland issue: Andrea outlined a problem with the 2 year old project to control erosion at French’s Park. A Mooseplate Grant was received as well as funding from the Massasecum Lake Improvement Association and volunteer assistance. Fire team just realized that it encumbers access to the lake at that point for drills. Discussion of how to maintain the benefits of erosion control and allow occasional use by fire and rescue without endangering grant status of town/exacerbating difficult drainage issues and water quality of lake/incurring permit problems with CSPA and DES. Meeting with all involved on May 20.
Meeting adjourned 9pm JA Eldridge
Planning Board Minutes 05.25.10
May 26, 2010
TOWN OF BRADFORD
MAY 25, 2010
Call to Order and Roll Call:
Marcia Keller, Chair opened the meeting with Bill Glennie, Harry Wright, Selectmen Representative, Jim Bibbo, Alternate and Marge Cilley present. Absent were: Barry Wheeler, Phil LaMoreaux, Sonny Harris and Barbara Vannata.
Marcia Keller, Chair seated Jim Bibbo for Barry Wheeler.
Review and Approval of April 27, 2010 minutes:
Motion was made by Jim Bibbo to approve the April 27, 2010 minutes. Bill Glennie seconded. Marcia Keller, Chair advised under Other Business, 3rd paragraph down on page 2 should read: The Zoning Ordinance update, not the Master Plan. Motion carried with edit. 4-0.
To Do Folder:
The contents of the To Do Folder were gone over.
Mosaic Artiques is still not completed regarding the sign per Marcia Keller, Chair. Trudy Willett as Building Inspector needs to do this with assistance.
Summary from the OEP Planning Conference:
Jim Bibbo deferred the comments on “Roads” for Sonny Harris to give the presentation on this.
Jim Bibbo also attended the Work Force Housing meeting. He commented that this only passed in a couple of towns this past year. Some thoughts on this included the misconception with the title. Perhaps a different terminology should be used, such as affordable housing. The appropriate RSA could be used, but identify it as something else. Another topic Jim Bibbo attended was Law, which has to do with Zoning and Excavations with the most of it pertaining to the Board of Adjustment.
On keeping records, the electronic records need to be kept for the same period as paper
records which is 10 years. This decision was made on September 29, 2009, under RSA 91AIII-a, Chapter 299, laws of 2009, House Bill 206.
Marcia Keller, Chair thanked Jim Bibbo for his input.
The Gravel Pit extension wording:
This is no longer an issue and will not be worked on any further.
Zoning Changes: written suggestions from board members:
Jim Bibbo advised the State has Model Ordinances and his thoughts were for some planning board members to request copies of them.
Jim Bibbo summarized his comments on telecommunication antennas and towers in town. Jim Bibbo advised the Director of the Office of Energy, Planning will have the Model Municipal Ordinances relative to the deployment of personnel wireless communication facilities and any NH Municipality can request a copy.
Bill Glennie proposed a definition change in Zoning.
No other suggestions for changes from board members were available at this time.
Marcia Keller, Chair received a letter regarding Zoning Changes from the Conservation Committee, and read portions to the board members, stating they are looking forward to working with the Bradford Planning Board in reviewing Town Ordinances. Also the Innovative Land Use Techniques book was discussed.
The New Hampshire 2009-2010 Land Use Law in Review was discussed, and will be put on a PDF file for everyone.
The objective of the Comprehensive Review is to base the Zoning Ordinance on the Master Plan.
Bill Glennie will try overlaying the conservation commission maps.
This will be delayed until the end of June.
CIP informational meeting with the Budget Committee:
Marcia Keller, Chair reiterated the meeting with the Budget Committee this evening at 6:30pm regarding the CIP. Dick Keller will be setting up the first meeting of the sub-committee with the following representatives: Bill Glennie, Planning Board, Harry Wright, Selectmen Representative, Don Jackson, Budget Committee and Jon Marden as an interested person. Marlene Freyler also offered to help. It is hopeful that the 2010 update will be completed by the end of the summer.
Planning Board Alternates:
Several names came up as prospective Planning Board Alternates in hopes of expanding the numbers.
Meeting adjourned 8:15pm.
Marjorie R. Cilley, Secretary
Planning Board Agenda 05.25.10
May 21, 2010
TOWN OF BRADFORD
MAY 25, 2010
A G E N D A
1. ROLL CALL AND CALL TO ORDER
2. REVIEW AND APPROVE APRIL 25, 2010 MINUTES
3. TO DO FOLDER – UPDATE ON MOSAIC ARTIQUES
4. SUMMARY FROM OEP PLANNING CONFERENCE – SONNY & JIM
5. GRAVEL PIT EXTENSION WORDING.
6. WRITTEN SUGGESTIONS FROM BOARD MEMBERS FOR ZONING
7. DISCUSSION OF TALKING WITH BUDGET COMMITTEE FOR CIP
8. PLANNING BOARD ALTERNATES.
9. ANY OTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE BOARD
Select Board Minutes 05.19.10
May 20, 2010
TOWN OF BRADFORD
MAY 18, 2010
The Pledge of Allegiance was said.
Call to Order and Roll Call:
Peter Fenton, Chair opened the meeting at 5:30pm with Jack Meaney, Harry Wright, Cheryl Behr, Administrator, Marilyn Gordon, Treasurer and Marge Cilley, Secretary present.
All the unapproved minutes will be reviewed at a later time in the meeting.
Update on the Sanborn House:
Peter Fenton, Chair asked for an update on the Sanborn House on Main Street.
Cheryl Behr, Administrator advised a gentleman has come forward stating that a deed is in the process of being recorded. His intentions are to demolish at least the second floor. It was also stated that an arrangement has been made by Mrs. Sanborn to trade a trailer that is in the back of the building for a roll-off.
Bruce Edwards, regarding Emergency Management:
Bruce Edwards came before the Selectmen regarding a letter from Capital Area Public Health Network, (CAP). Bruce stated that he has been doing this for five years or so, meeting once a month. Recently it has revolved to the county, and that is basically where all the Grant money goes, not to the towns any more. Right now, the thinking is that the whole populous of the town can be bussed to Hopkinton for inoculations. Bruce indicated that from all the storms that we’ve had, Bradford is pretty well set. If you go to help people in town, they will say they are all set, but will call if needed. The Day Care’s in town also feel that it is the parent’s concern to get things done for their children, not theirs. Bruce advised the Selectmen that if they do want to stay with this program, then they should find someone else who can attend the meetings. Many other organizations are participating from outside areas, where it used to be just Bradford. Bruce stated that as far as Emergency Management, he would like to stay in town and stay involved in that. Right now, if there were a problem, he would be expected to attend a meeting in Concord, where everyone would be involved in a rotating shift. The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is where the Grant’s comes from, and they started to regionalize the whole state. Bruce suggested he would be the person here in town, and another person could attend the monthly meetings in Concord. The Selectmen will discuss the situation and get back to Bruce regarding this.
Rob Messer-West Meadow Stables, re: Independence Day Carriage Rides:
Rob Messer came before the Selectmen regarding using his draft horse on the July 3, 2010 festivities to move people from the Church to the ball park, Naughton property or wherever. Fred Hubley advised they are looking to bring more people in. The Church is not funding the endeavor. Rob advised he did this for the Warner Art weekend, and it was very well received. The hours would probably be from 8:15am to 1:15pm prior to the parade starting. Rob Messer advised he would have his insurance company fax proof of his insurance to the Town Office. The Selectmen were all in agreement this sounds like a great idea. Rob will let the Selectmen know the amount he will need to charge. There would be no transportation fee.
Marlene Freyler – flags:
Marlene advised the flags are all here, and discussion ensued regarding larger banner size flags which can be changed for different activities. Two will be purchased for now, and the highway crew will put them up. Also brought up is the Bradford 5K Race, and since Bob Wright does not want to do it this year, the 4th of July Committee will take it over per Marlene. In the past, contributions have netted around $1,000 and the total cost was about $3,000. Peter Fenton, Chair suggested Parks and Rec may be the ones to take it over. The number of runners varies each year between 100 and 200. Previously, about 12 volunteers were involved in the race. After much discussion, it was suggested that Marlene talk with the Parks and Rec Dept. Committee and Kate Dobrowski and let the Selectmen know the results by their June 1, 2010 scheduled meeting. Also the BNSYS group was mentioned as perhaps being interested in becoming involved.
Jeff Remillard, Road Agent:
Jeff Remillard advised the Selectmen there is a hole in the deck, the middle deck is rotted, and the asphalt broken on the Breezy Hill Road Bridge off Route 114. It can be fixed temporarily, but when the state inspected it yesterday, they found the footing on the Rt.114 side of the bridge is undermined 6 feet. The State suggested the weight limit be limited which Jeff did immediately, however, how can that be enforced and keep larger pick-up trucks off it. The liability is strictly on the town, and it is the town’s decision if they want to close it. The hole in the deck could be patched for under $1500.00. Jack Meaney suggested closing the bridge. A Bailey Bridge was discussed. . Dick Keller advised the signs on both ends of the Breezy Hill Road says “No trucks”, not “No through trucks”.
The next scheduled bridge which is Red Listed for 2017, is for the Breezy Hill Road Bridge off Rt. 103, which has a terminal crack, per Cheryl Behr, Administrator, who had talked with Nathan from the State.
Cheryl Behr, Administrator advised she had called DOT and spoke with Nancy Nadeau who is the Administrator of the Bureau of Municipal Highways and questioned what would the town do if both the bridges on Breezy Hill Road go out from a flood, there are many people who could not get onto their properties. The advise was to send in an application for a preliminary estimate. One of the suggestions was to request a temporary bridge, which the state does have, but there is a fee payable out of the town budget. This availability is for an emergency only. Also, if we have the design done, then wait a year to actually build it, however, if the design is in, and the bridge is taken out by a flood, it can be put in immediately, then FEMA would take care of it. If the hydrology work is done for both bridges at once in advance, like now, then that information could be used as leverage for hazard mitigation.
Cheryl Behr, Administrator also called the Dept. of Revenue advising we have an emergency bridge repair fund that was established in 2007 and has twenty six thousand five hundred ($26,500) which is not enough to do the study, but could probably do the hydrology work this year.
The Selectmen unanimously agreed the bridge will be closed.
Put some Jersey Barriers down there.
Put signs out away from the bridge advising: Bridge Closed.
Cheryl Behr, Administrator advised she did notify the fire department that the bridge has issues.
Peter Fenton, Chair suggested checking on a temporary bridge by checking availability with the state. The fee could be between $1200 and $2000 from the state; however it could be $20,000 if needed to be procured from another source. The only way one could be gotten from the State is if the town is in the process of designing another bridge.
The selectmen requested Cheryl Behr, Administrator to contact the state regarding procuring a Bailey Bridge.
Motion was made by Jack Meaney to contact SEA who is working on a bridge here right now, and have them start doing some of the hydrology on the Breezy Hill Bridge off Route 114, towards pre-planning. If we put out bid requests, it could take months before they are gotten back. Seconded by Peter Fenton. Selectmen unanimously agreed. At this time, Cheryl Behr, Administrator read a letter to Nancy Mayville, regarding the two bridges on Breezy Hill Road, No. 170-129, off Route 114 and 161-145 which is the Route 103 Bridge. This letter in essence is requesting doing the hydrology study on both bridges at the same time to save money.
Jeff Remillard was asked if the uniform situation was all set now to which Jeff replied the company manager has not contacted him at this time. Cheryl Behr, Administrator advised she has received several calls from the company and she has referred them to the Road Agent. Peter Fenton, Chair advised this issue arose as the former Road Agent was not authorized to sign the contract.
Mention was made of a 9:00am Highway Non-Public meeting tomorrow morning with the Selectmen per RSA 91:A-3:IIc, a personnel issue, to be held at the Town Hall.
Marcia Keller questioned the RSA’s used for topics that have not always been designated correctly. The Selectmen advised closer attention will be taken regarding the RSA’s.
Jeff Remillard, Road Agent questioned if he could bring some waste blocks up that he has rather than buying Jersey Barriers for closing Breezy Hill Road. The Selectmen advised that would be ok and compensation for them will be determined.
Susan Pehrson, Town Clerk wrote a letter to the Town Clerk Association for a scholarship for the Deputy Town Clerk to attend the Town Clerk’s annual conference. This resulted from the budget restraints at town meeting. The Selectmen signed the letter.
Several letters were read by Cheryl Behr, Administrator including to the Children’s Center and to Bill Starr, and were signed by the Selectmen.
A letter from Michelle Duffy thanking the Road Agent and Highway Dept for the work done on Howlett Road was received and read.
The Accounts Payable and Payroll Manifests were reviewed and signed.
Intents to cut, Brooks McCandlish and intent to excavate, Peter Isham were signed.
The town audit will begin on Monday, May 24, 2010.
Question arose regarding the BIA landscaping plan.
Abatements and supplemental warrants were signed.
Bartering Group, Bartering for space at the Community Center needs to be brought up with the Selectmen.
Motion was made by Peter Fenton, Chair to go into Non-Public at 7:00pm per RSA 91:A-3:IIc regarding evictions. Seconded by Jack Meaney. Motion carried 3-0.
Discussion and results of the Non Public meeting were regarding evictions and the signing of a letter.
Out of Non-Public meeting at 7:30pm and back into regular session.
Review and Acceptance of previous minutes.
March 16, 2010 Minutes:
Motion was made by Jack Meaney, Seconded by Harry Wright to approve the minutes as written with the edit of changing the Atlas Flags name to Atlas Fire Works on page 2.
Motion carried 3-0.
March 30, 2010 Minutes:
Motion was made by Jack Meaney, Seconded by Harry Wright to approve the minutes as written with the edit of changing the spelling of the name White. Motion carried 3-0.
April 6, 2010 Minutes:
Motion was made to approve the minutes as written was made by Jack Meaney, Seconded by Harry Wright with the edit of in Non-Public should say “No Decision was made.”
April 20, 2010 Minutes:
Motion was made by Jack Meaney, to approve the minutes as written, Seconded by Peter Fenton, Chair with the edit of changing the word if to “it” on page 2, eleven lines up from the bottom of the page. Motion carried 3-0.
May 4, 2010 minutes:
Motion was made by Jack Meaney to approve the minutes as written. Seconded by Harry Wright. Motion carried 3-0.
Motion was made by Jack Meaney to continue this meeting until tomorrow (May 19, 2010) at 9:00am. Seconded and carried unanimously by the board
Meeting adjourned 8:15pm
Marjorie R. Cilley, Secretary
The Budget Committee will meet on May 25th at 6:30pm
The Bradford Historical Society is sponsoring the Kearsarge Regional High School Music Department’s Program of Musical Entertainment on May 27, 2010 at 7:30 pm at the First Baptist Church in Bradford. Refreshments will be served.
Selectmen’s agenda 05.18.10
May 17, 2010
May 18, 2010
Pledge of Allegiance
1. Bruce Edwards re: emergency management
2. Jeff Remillard – Hwy
1. Accounts Payable & Payroll Manifest
2. Letter from Susan regarding Clerk’s Conference
3. Intents to cut and intents to excavate
5. BIA landscaping plan
Planning Board Minutes 05.11.10
May 14, 2010
TOWN OF BRADFORD
MAY 11, 2010
Call to Order and Roll Call:
Marcia Keller, Chair opened the meeting with Harry Wright, Selectmen’s Representative, Sonny Harris, Bill Glennie, Phil LaMoreaux, Jim Bibbo, Alternate and Marge Cilley, Secretary present. Barbara Vannata and Barry Wheeler were absent.
Marcia Keller, Chair seated Jim Bibbo for Barbara Vannata.
Review and Consideration of the April 13, 2010 minutes:
Motion was made by Jim Bibbo to approve the April 13, 2010 minutes. Seconded by Sonny Harris. Motion carried 3-0 with the edit of adding Barry Wheeler being absent.
To Do Folder:
Selby Site Plan Revision, 57 W. Main Street, Map 16, Lot 96:
Motion was made to approve the Revisions of the Site Plan, Map 16, Lot 96, showing the Main entrance, and the removing of the fence around the dumpster with the exception of having the Owner of Record, sign the form. Motion seconded and carried unanimously. This will be returned for required signature.
Copies of letters sent to Selby, Corsair Realty and Ledgewood Pines for the Board’s information resulting from the last Planning Board meeting.
IAMNET,INC Public Hearing for Site Plan:
James and Bill Thompson, IAMNET, Inc. came before the Planning Board for the purpose of the Public Hearing for their Site Plan on the property of Jeffrey Renk to provide high speed internet service around the Lake Massasecum area.
Marcia Keller, Chair stepped down for the Public Hearing, and Bill Glennie will be Acting Chair at this time.
Bill Glennie advised DSL does not reach the area of concern and they will have capabilities and have had responses of about 30 residents. Mr. Thompson advised they have had a test antennae up since October 2009. There is no permanent foundation. Bill Glennie advised the reason for this hearing is because they would be creating a commercial use in a rural/residential zone.
Motion was made by Phil LaMoreaux to accept the IAMNET,Inc application as complete. Seconded by Jim Bibbo. Motion carried 5-0.
The following waivers were requested by IAMNET, Inc. which were voted on individually.
1. Performance Bond
2. Floor Plan and Elevations
3. Erosion and Sedimentation plan
4. Town Engineer Inspection
5. Existing and proposed Screening
6. Existing and proposed buffers
7. Description of proposed grading
8. Boundary Survey shown
9. Gas, Electric, telephone, CATV, Utility lines
10. Existing and proposed landscaping
11. Existing and proposed contours
12. Location, elevation and layout of Drainage
13. Water and Sewage-No building-No Staff
14. Permanent First Floor Elevation
15. Topography at 2′ intervals
16. Reproducible mylar
17. Escrow fees
18. Other required exhibits
19. Water supply and sewage
20. Locating, type, direction lighting
21. Location, size design of signs
22. Solid waste disposal facility
23. Ingress-Egress of Site
24. Off Street Parking
25. Elevation View (No vote)
26. Plan of all buildings
All the above waivers were voted on individually, and each carried in the affirmative with 5-0 votes.
Bill Glennie, Acting Chair opened the floor for Public Hearing.
One woman advised she is very much in favor of this endeavor. James Thompson explained the plans for long range wireless. Bill Thompson showed a sample of the equipment that would go on each house to accept the wireless high speed internet service.
Bill Glennie closed the Public Hearing. It was mentioned that there will be a Public Hearing for a Special Exception by the Zoning Board of Adjustment on June 1, 2010.
Motion was made by Phil LaMoreaux to approve the Site Plan Application for IAMNET.Inc conditional upon the receipt of the two Special Exceptions being sought with The Zoning Board of Adjustment. Harry Wright seconded. Motion carried 5-0.
Harry Wright, Selectmen Representative added that IAMNET, INC does a good job for the town.
Marcia Keller, Chair thanked Bill Glennie for Acting Chair.
Mike Elmes, Woodview Heights was not present.
Jim Bruss, Main Street Conceptual Consultation re: Dodges Store Map 17, Lot 2 & 3:
Jim Goldee represented Jim Bruss regarding the former Dodges Store building on East Main Street. Two parcels are being discussed. The existing block building on Lot 2, is to be retained and renovated in its entirety. The proposal on the wooden structure that is the adjacent building on Lot 3, would be to take it down and build parking for the structure on Lot 2. The storage garages on Lot 3 would remain for the same use. The proposal for the block building on Lot 2 would be to renovate it for a restaurant. There is an existing well which would continue to be used. The existing septic field currently is too close. The proposal would be to build a new septic, back on lot 3. Since a restaurant would seat more than 25 patrons a day, they do seek approval from the Dept. of Environmental Services. The existing well as long as it provides the amount that is necessary and the quality necessary will be utilized. However, a back up plan does need to be considered, just in case, which would be to drill a new well back on the property line between Map 17, Lot 1 and Map 17, Lot 2. Lot 1 is owned by Paul Saxby and Lot 2 is owned by Geoffrey and Sarah Hirsch. Both parties are very cooperative. Question is, is it an easement on both lots, or is a Lot Line Adjustment in order, where about an acre would be taken from one lot and added to the other so the easement would be on one lot only?
The building has also been discussed as being used just as a retail facility per Mr. Goldee, in which case, the back-up well plan would not be required.
A Lot Line Adjustment is being considered at this time, and was discussed at length as the board perused a map presented by Mr. Goldee. This would be considered as two different applications.
The CNHRPC Circuit Rider may be contacted.
William and Jane Lucas,Old Mountain Road, Map 4, Lot 34 & 34A represented by Roger Rodewald, Riverside Design, Lot Line Adjustment:
Roger Rodewald, Riverside Design came before the board regarding a Lot Line Adjustment and will file an Application including the Mylar for the June 8, 2010 meeting. The abutters will have to be notified.
Bob Foley, 111 Massasecum Ave. Conceptual Consultation, Map 11, Lot 13 and Map 11, Lot 47 on 112 Massasecum Ave.:
Sonny Harris stepped down. Mr. Foley is hoping to split off 10 or 12 acres. The tax map was brought up for the board’s perusal. A copy of Mr. Foley’s deed was received. Mr. Foley advised he had discussed his desires with his attorney who advised him to talk with the Planning Board. The consensus of the Planning Board is that they actually have no input in this endeavor, there is no sub-division required.
Gravel pit wording of extension of permits:
This discussion will be tabled until Phil LaMoreaux discusses with Bruce Edwards what he is basing his comments on regarding state regulations for timing.
Other Business to come before the Board:
Marcia Keller, Chair advised she had spoken with the Selectmen regarding updating the CIP. It was thought that perhaps Andrew Pinard could be contacted regarding the projection of programs from the Kearsarge Regional School District to help in updating the CIP. Gary Wall also asked if Marcia Keller, Chair would talk with the Budget Committee regarding the CIP.
Also, there is no report tonight regarding the Mosiac Artiques sign size, the Building Inspector is going to measure.
Existing signs discussed were: Lumber Barn and The Junction.
Jim Bibbo and Sonny Harris attended the Planning Seminar and Marcia asked them to summarize the topics etc at the next Planning Board meeting on May 25, 2010.
Once again, several names were discussed as to being Planning Board Alternates.
Marcia Keller, Chair requested the board members come up with suggestions and ideas in writing for changes for the Zoning Ordinances.
The Planning Board authorized Marge Cilley, Secretary to order a 100 capacity wooden cassette rack in which to store the tapes which we keep for two years.
Meeting adjourned at 9:20pm.
Marjorie R. Cilley
Planning Board Agenda 05.11.10
May 10, 2010
TOWN OF BRADFORD
MAY 11, 2010
A G E N D A
1. CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL
2. REVIEW AND CONSIDERATION OF APRIL 13, 2010 MINUTES
3. TO DO FOLDER
4. IAMNET, INC PUBLIC HEARING FOR SITE PLAN FOR HIGH SPEED INTERNET ACCESS AROUND LAKE MASSASSECUM
5. MIKE ELMES – WOODVIEW HEIGHTS – RE: ROAD
6. JIM BRUSS, MAIN STREET, CONSULTATION- PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT
7. JANE LUCAS, MAP 4, LOT 34 REPRESENTED BY ROGER RODEWALD, RIVERSIDE DESIGN – LOT LINE ADJUSTMENT TO CORRECT ERROR
8. BOB FOLEY – 111 MASSASECUM AVE. CONSULTATION- MAP 11, LOT 13 AND MAP 11, LOT 47 ON 112 MASSASECUM AVE.
9. WORDING OF GRAVEL PIT EXTENSION PERMIT?
10. ANY OTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE BOARD
Joint Select Board Minutes 05.06.10
May 10, 2010
TOWN OF BRADFORD
JOINT BOARD OF SELECTMEN MEETING
BRADFORD COMMUNITY CENTER
MAY 6, 2010
Attending this meeting were R. Peter Bianchi, New London, Clyde Carson, Warner, Douglas B. Long, Chair, Wilmot, Nick Brodich, Wilmot, Mary Kay Huntoon, Wilmot, Jack Meaney, Bradford, Peter Fenton, Chair, Bradford, Bob Wright, Sutton, Harry Wright, Bradford, Walter Baker, Jr., Sutton, Cheryl Behr, Bradford Administrator, and Marge Cilley, Bradford Secretary. There were also four members of the public in attendance.
Peter Fenton, Chair Bradford Select Board welcomed and thanked everyone for coming. Peter also furnished a variety of food from Appleseed Restaurant for all to enjoy.
Topics of Discussion:
Kearsarge Regional School District.
At the April 6, 2010 Select Board minutes in Bradford, the following comment was made.
“It was brought up that the Kearsarge Regional School District budget was voted in at the reduced rate. This amount was the pay increase for some of the employees which was voted down. However, the District is going ahead with the pay raise anyway. Question was, if they can find the money elsewhere, why wasn’t the budget cut by that amount?”
This was discussed at length. A sheet was handed out to the people in attendance explaining the recommended MBC reductions and how the School board made up the shortfall. This information was provided by the Business Administrator of the Kearsarge Regional School District/SAU#65.
The Select Board member present from Warner handed out a comparative sheet for all seven Towns in the Kearsarge Regional School District listing all their annual expenses broken down into the different categories. The population estimate was from the NH OEP in 2008, and the figures were obtained from each of the Town’s Administrators. This was an interesting comparison and was discussed at length.
Capital Reserve Funds were discussed and one thought was these funds should be designated or designed for specifics.
All the towns attending tonight’s meeting advised they do have CIP’s in place.
Another thought was that perhaps the School Board should be made aware there is a concern that most of the people are working in the private sector, who are supporting the public sector.
A topic of interest was the former Middle School located in New London. It was stated that part of the reason for closing the old Middle School was it was no longer safe for students. Now the District is supporting the new Middle School and there is discussion of sprinkling the former Middle School, moving the SAU Office there, opening a culinary class there and a Charter School, among other things.
It was thought that if the School Board could give an indication of future wishes and concerns it would be very helpful to each town in updating their CIP’s.
When the SRSD was formed, all the towns were offered to purchase their unused school building for $1.00. That was except for New London, who couldn’t as that was an area school, consequently that did not apply.
Motion was made by Peter Fenton, Chair Bradford Select Board, for each Town’s Select Board to make an appointment with the School Board to discuss future projections, say for 18 months. Motion was seconded and carried unanimously.
Discussion ensued regarding the taping of minutes and the frequency the individual towns Select Boards met. Also, Town Clerk hours of being open were discussed and they ranged from 2 ½ days to 5 days a week and some included being open on Saturdays.
The next meeting will be hosted by Wilmot in September and Peter Fenton has suggested meeting on the boat. Wilmot will e-mail individual towns with the exact date.
Peter Fenton, Chair, Bradford Select Board thanked all for their participation.
Meeting Adjourned 7:45pm
Marjorie R. Cilley
Library Trustee Minutes 05.05.10
May 8, 2010
Minutes from May 5, 2010
The Board Meeting for the Trustees of Brown Memorial Library was called to order at 6:00 p.m.
Attendance: Patty Furness Lorraine MacLeod
Erica Gross Brooks McCandlish
Bea Howe Joan Perry
Rod Jones Meg Fearnley
1. The Secretary’s Report was accepted.
2. A motion was made and passed to accept gifts and donations to Brown Memorial Library in April in the amount of $130.50. The Treasurer’s Report was accepted as presented.
3. The Librarian’s Report was presented and discussed. Numbers were off a bit, possibly because of the early good weather.
4. The Treasurer explained that a number of changes are being made in order to bring the library in compliance with New Hampshire Department of Labor regulations. Payroll will be done every other week and checks will be distributed on alternate Mondays. Employees will have to sign in and out and have been asked to sign waivers agreeing to work through their lunch breaks. A copy of the town safety manual will be easily accessible and Dept. of Labor posters will be displayed.
5. After further discussion, the trustees authorized Meg to purchase a Sony E-Reader for the library. Lorraine will research prices.
6. The next book sale will be held on May 29. We have many duplicate books that are very unlikely to sell. Bea has heard about a group collecting books to send to Ghana. She will find out more. Rod gave Bea the name of a book dealer in Newport who might be interested in buying some of our excess books.
7. The annual fund-raising dinner is tentatively set for the last Saturday in August. The trustees agreed that it was important to repeat the event this year, but are looking into the option of having at least part of the meal catered to help make the workload more manageable. Joan will get some information and prices for the next meeting.
8. Our current page (who works on Sundays) will be leaving soon and Meg has hired a replacement.
9. The trustees approved Meg’s request to extend her hours, making her schedule on Wednesday the same as Monday. She has found it hard to get all her work done in the reduced time frame. Maggi Ainslie’s hours will be reduced accordingly. As Meg’s hourly rate is higher, there will be an increased cost, but the Treasurer says we do have the funds.
The next meeting will be Wednesday, June 2, at 6:00 p.m.
The meeting was adjourned at 6:50 p.m.