Conservation Commission Minutes 07.16.13

August 12, 2013

Bradford Conservation Commission Meeting Minutes

July 16, 2013, 7:00pm at Brown Memorial Library

Present: Seth Benowitz, Nathaniel Bruss, J Ann Eldridge, Meg Fearnley, Patty Furness, Scott MacLean, and Brooks McCandlish.  Scott was seated in the absence of George Beaton.

Secretary’s Report: The minutes of 6/18/13 were amended to reflect the correct date of the Woods Forum at Amy Blitzer’s home on Tuesday, July 30 at 7pm.  The amended minutes were accepted.

Treasurer’s Report: Meg reported $.97 interest earned on account in June.  There was $10 in donations collected at the recent town fair booth, and this will be shared with the Rural Heritage Connection.

Beaver Deceivers Program: Skip Lisle will present his program on Thursday August 1 at 7pm at the Baptist Church in No. Sutton.  It was opined that the Bradford Road  Crew may benefit from the program; Seth proposed forwarding information to Barry Wheeler and Sonny Harris.

Lake Massasecum Property, Map20, Lot22: A concerned landowner states the right of way through the property is a potential source of erosion and runoff into the lake.  Ann visited the property earlier, and reported on her observations.  It was decided that an investigation is warranted, and Ann will contact the Land Resource Management Program to look at the situation.

Bradford Bog Boardwalk Repair Day: The calendar was consulted, and decided the repair day will be Sunday October 20.  This is one of the trailwork projects of the Sunapee-Ragged-Kearsarge Greenway Coalition, and Ann will notify Gerry Gold of the date so the coalition can advertise the event and organize volunteers.

Brad Morrow, Lake Massasecum: BCC comments were sent to the ZBA regarding relocating of a cabin further from the shore of the lake.

BCC Membership List: The current list has been given to the town clerk.  The Selectmen have formally appointed Scott as an alternate to the BCC.

Letter of Appreciation: Ann read a letter from the Selectmen to the BCC, expressing a job well done on the 2013 Natural Resource Inventory.

E. Washington Rd Conservation Easement: The current landowner has expressed interest in a possible conservation easement on the property, which is a focus property for Ausbon Sargent. An appraisal of the property is necessary to proceed; estimated cost of an appraisal is $1500-$2000.  The landowner lacks funds for this.  The RHC is willing to contribute $500, and discussion on a BCC contribution ensued.  Brooks made a motion that the BCC pledge $1000 for the project only if it goes forward.  An owner commitment is absolutely necessary.

Wetland Reserve Program: Ann gave information to Sonny Harris on this grant program.  Nathaniel presented an article from the 7/10/13 Weekly Market Bulletin regarding the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service  emergency watershed protection program, which may be of benefit to Sonny also.  Nathaniel will pass the information on to him. There is potential grant money through the NRCS, and other landowners who may benefit were mentioned.  Brooks will contact the NRCS to inquire about deadlines for application.  The BCC is willing to assist interested landowners with the application process.
Blitzer Easement Hike: This Ausbon Sargent sponsored hike is Thursday, August 1 at 4pm.

Rick Libby Moose Program: The presentation will be Friday August 16, 7pm at the Bradford Community Center.  Colorful posters made by Seth were distributed for posting.  The event is also advertised in the current Bridge and Intertown Record.

NRI: The soils chapter synopsis has been submitted to the August Bridge.  George and Seth have mounted the aerial map, and Seth will frame it.  Big thanks were expressed to these ambitious men!  Meg suggested that NRI maps be displayed on the library art wall; there is room for 3 maps.  Cost for mounting would be approximately $100 ($5/sq ft @ 6 sq ft each map).  It was decided to display Farmland and Forest Soils, Drinking Water Threats, and Unfragmented Blocks.

The next meeting will be Tuesday August 20, 2013, 7pm at Brown Memorial Library.

The meeting adjourned at 8:50pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Patty Furness, Secretary

Planning Board Agenda 08.13.13

August 9, 2013

TOWN OF BRADFORD

PLANNING BOARD

P O BOX 436

BRADFORD, N.H.03221

AUGUST 13, 2017

7:00 PM

A G E N D A

CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL

REVIEW AND CONSIDERATION OF JULY 9, 2013 MINUTES

TO DO FOLDER

PUBLIC HEARING – TO PROPOSE AMENDING EARTH EXCAVATING TO EXTEND SECTION XVI A 2 FROM THREE YEARS TO FIVE YEARS.

MARY JO FAULKNER – OAKDALE ROAD

MERGE TWO PROPERTIES TO MAKE ONE BUILDING LOT – MAP 19, LOTS 31 AND 32.

TRI-FOLD COMPLETITION

CIP UPDATE

ANY OTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE BOARD

ADJOURNMENT

Selectmen’s agenda 8.12.13

August 9, 2013

Selectmen’s Meeting

Agenda

August 12, 2013

 

Pledge of Allegiance

 

Appearances:

1. Meg Ames – regarding letter to Gurney/owner of corner lot on Old Warner Rd.

 

Regular Business

1. Intent to cut for Ainslie at map 7 Lot 6

2. Meeting date with Newbury – August 22 at 4:00 pm – who will attend?

3.

Pending issues:

1. Employee wage schedules

2. Letter to Gurney regarding condition of building on corner of Old Warner Rd.

3. CIP paperwork

4. Tree on Tilly Wheeler Trail

5.

Accounts Payable and Payroll Manifest for review and signature

Review and accept Minutes

 

ZBA Minutes 08.07.13

August 9, 2013

Town of Bradford, NH

Zoning Board of Adjustment

Minutes

August 7, 2013

The July 3, 2013 were approved as read.

Two applications for variances were received from Neil & Janet Manning. Applications were accepted pending receipt of the checks by Marge Cilley. Applications will be considered at the September 4th meeting and public hearings were scheduled for that time pending receipt of checks and public notice.

ZBA Rules of Procedure were discussed, revised and approved. Changes were made to reflect current practice of secretary handling business matters (and not the clerk which no longer exists as a position). One other change added that recordings are generally available at bradfordnh.org.

No other business to attend, meeting adjourned at 7:57pm.

Andrew Pinard

Select Board Minutes 08.05.13

August 9, 2013

TOWN OF BRADFORD

SELECTMEN’S MEETING

AUGUST 5, 2013

5:30PM

The Pledge of Allegiance was said.

Call To Order and Roll Call:

Harry Wright, Chair called the meeting to order at 5:30pm with Sonny Harris, John Pfeifle, Marilyn Gordon, Treasurer, Cheryl Behr, Administrator and Marge Cilley, Secretary present.

Opening of Bids for Mower and Trailer:

One bid was received for the trailer from the Land Fill from Churchill Heselton for $195.00.

One bid was received for the mower from the Highway Department from Phil Stockwell for $126.00.

Cheryl Behr will advise both of the bidders of their purchases.

Warrant for Unlicensed Dogs:

The Selectmen signed the warrant for unlicensed dogs that was drawn up by the Town Clerk.

Lois Kilnapp report:

Lois Kilnapp, Land Fill Director reported to Cheryl Behr that the public is very pleased with Barry Wheeler, Road Agent who has mowed the dump road.

Capital Reserve withdrawals:

a. Communications – $5,000.00. Decision was to take it out.

b. Main Street Improvement/Sidewalks? $21,168.00. Discussion ensued and it was stated that $7,000 was needed for our portion. Decision was made to leave it there for now.

c. French’s Park – cost of signs $95.00 each. After much discussion, it was decided to purchase three signs and for the police to check the park for the rest of this summer.

A call box in the front of the Police Station as well as French’s Park would cost $2250.00 to either reach 911 or dispatch. The Selectmen voted unanimously to wait on both until next year.

Personnel Action form was signed.

Insurance Plans for 2014 Budget:

Discussion took place regarding employee insurance and different plans will be checked into as well as checking with LGC.

LEOP Update for 2014 Budget:

Local Emergency Operation Plan (LEOP) a pre-requisite to FEMA was discussed and Harry Wright requested Cheryl Behr check on this further.

Tree on Tilly Wheeler Trail:

Perry Teele volunteered to check on a tree on the Tillie Wheeler Trail, on Town property.

Linda White – Culvert problem:

The culvert has been checked out by the Highway Department and found no problem. Cheryl Behr will forward a letter to Ms. White.

It was reported that the Rescue Department Ambulance is back from being repaired.

Accounts payable and payroll manifests were reviewed and signed.

Cheryl Behr advised a message was received from Dave Currier regarding Ryan’s Way sign at the boat launch at Lake Massasecum Lake.

John Pfeifle advised and was adamant that the public contact the Selectmen if there is any concern about any activity an employee is working on, and not contact the employee directly.

August 27th, 2013 is the date the Purchase and Sales Agreement for the town sold properties need to be honored in full.

Motion was made by Sonny Harris to approve the July 7, 29, 2013 minutes as presented. Seconded by John Pfeifle. Motion carried 3-0.

Cheryl Behr advised she has taken classes for Local Project Manager (LPM) and questioned if someone else could be involved, and Walter Royal was chosen to take on that responsibility.

Meeting adjourned 6:30pm

Respectfully submitted

Marjorie R. Cilley

Secretary

ZBA Agenda 08.07.13

August 2, 2013

TOWN OF BRADFORD

ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT

AUGUST 7, 2013

7:00PM

CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL

REVIEW AND CONSIDERATION OF JULY 3, 2013 MINUTES

RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS

REVIEW OF RULES OF PROCEDURE

TO DO FOLDER

ANY NEW BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE BOARD

ADJOURNMENT

Selectmen’s Agenda 08.05.13

August 2, 2013

Selectmen’s Meeting

Agenda

August 5, 2013

 

Pledge of Allegiance

 

Appearances:

1. None

Regular Business

 

1. Opening of bids for mower and traier

2. Warrant for unlicensed dogs

3. Capital reserve withdrawals –,

a. Communications -$5,000

b. Main St improvement/sidewalks??? $21,168.00

c. French’s Park – cost of signs $95 ea

d. Town Hall Restoration Trust -$500

e. If above are approved – letter to Trustees for signature

4. Insurance plans for 2014 budget

 

Pending issues:

1. Employee wage schedules & French’s Park signage

2. Emergency phone at French’s Park – new phone line

3. Tree on Tilly Wheeler Trail

 

 

Accounts Payable and Payroll Manifest for review and signature

Review and accept Minutes

 

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