Revitalization Meeting Minutes 5.6.14

May 8, 2014

Revitalization Committee Minutes
5/6/14
7:00 pm

In attendance: Marilyn Gordon, Marlene Freyler, Felicia Starr, Gwen Dupuis, Jim Bibbo, Chris Way, Claire James
The Conservation Committee will take care of the clean up on the Tillie Wheeler Trail. Anyone is welcome to help.

Gardens need to be maintained – we will get together as a committee and help with the clean up.

We want to talk with the webmaster and discuss the site – what areas does he need help with, if any. Claire will invite Andrew Pinard to our next meeting.

Brown Shattuck Field – Since BNSYS do not use that field anymore, we discussed some ideas with 2 members of the Bradford Parks & Recreation committee. Felicia will attend their May 8th meeting at 5pm to talk with their board and get ideas from their committee.

Parks and Rec reminded us the French’s Park Clean up day is May 17th at 9:00 am. Bring rakes and tools.

Jim updated us on the Central NH Regional Planning for economic development grants. Our selectmen submitted 5 proposals.

The Bradford Historical Society is trying to raise money for the tin shop (former Stewart Agency building). Claire explained how “Kick starter” works. We offered some ideas on how to spread the word throughout Bradford.

Safe Routes to School committee needs a grant writer or someone who has some experience. Cheryl needs to have some help with this as soon as possible. Jim and Claire will be in contact with Cheryl.

Next meeting at BACC, June 3, 2014, 7:00 pm.

Selectmen’s Agenda 05.05.14

May 5, 2014

Selectmen’s Meeting
Agenda
May 05, 2014
Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call –
Appearances:

1. Marlene Freyler
2.
Regular Business
1. Mission statement for Revitalization Committee
2. Town Hall Restoration Committee in to discuss roles and responsibilities
3. Status of July 4th activities
4. Letters to sign
5. Offer of folding chairs –
6. Non public session per RSA 91-A:3IId (property / negotiations)

Pending issues:
1. Transfer Station Contracts
2. Appointments for confirmation

Accounts Payable and Payroll Manifest for review and signature –
Review and accept Minutes

Select Board Minutes 04.21.14

April 29, 2014

TOWN OF BRADFORD

SELECTMEN’S MEETING

APRIL 21, 2014

5:30PM

The Pledge of Allegiance was said.

Call To Order and Roll Call:

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

No Appearances this evening.

CEDS Forms submitted to Department Heads:

Jim Bibbo had submitted CEDS forms for Solar Power, from Erich Caron, Planning Board and Erich Caron from the Historical Society to move old Post Office building to the Historical Society sight on East Main Street. These were signed by the Selectmen.

Cell Tower:

Conversation ensued regarding complaints of the existing Cell Tower erected by Industrial Communications off Route 114, behind Valley Transportation. Marcia Keller, Chair Planning Board had been requested to check the records, and everything was done according to regulations. Consensus of the Selectmen is to request Cheryl to write a letter to the company regarding camouflaging the tower.

Barking Dog:

Conversation ensued regarding Attorney Bernie Waugh’s response which. indicated a dog may bark to protect their charge, however, that does not mean they can bark all night. If the barking is not abated by June 1, 2014 then the town will be forced to fine the individual. Cheryl Behr was requested to write a letter to the individual who has the barking dogs.

The Selectmen signed a payment plan.

Henniker Rescue Squad:

Reference was made of some correspondence received from Tom French, Henniker Rescue Squad Director who indicated he has a draft prepared to present/discuss with the Henniker Selectmen on May 6, 2014, regarding: both towns joining forces. Shortly after that meeting hopefully the two boards can meet and discuss the proposal. Cheryl Behr questioned if they bill E-Max or go through some other company, which she will follow up on.

Lois Kilnap, Recycling Director:

Lois Kilnapp came before the Selectmen and discussed the heavy duty compactor which would cost $22,000.00 installed and with a trade in of the current compactor it would cost $18,500.00. Question is, would it be best to keep the old one and not trade it in, considering the possible maintenance? Lois questioned how to fill in the CIP questionnaire if it is kept? John Pfeifle questioned if shared services with some other town, might be better to have two machines. Further discussion will be held regarding this topic.

Results of the first CIP meeting:

Cheryl Behr advised she has a list of the Committee Members that the Selectmen need to approve for the CIP.

Motion was made by John Pfeifle to approve the CIP Committee as forwarded by Stephanie Alexander, CNHRPC. which includes:

Transfer Station            Lois Kilnapp

Selectmen                     John Pfeifle

Town Office                 Cheryl Behr

Planning Board Marcia Keller, Erich Caron, Claire James

Highway Department    Barry Wheeler

Police Department        Jim Valiquet, Steve Valiquet or Ed  Shaughnessy

Budget Committee        Don Jackson

Municipal Budget Committee    Jim Bibbo

The following Departments advised no one will serve on the committee.

Fire Department           Mark Goldberg

Rescue Squad              Laurie Brown

Motion seconded by Sonny Harris. Motion carried 3-0.

Letter to NFI regarding coming into a Selectmen’s meeting was discussed, and waiting for information from the Police Department per Cheryl Behr.

April 28, 2014 is the date set for the Public Hearing regarding unanticipated revenue.

Personnel Action form for Neil Flanagan:

Neil Flanagan has completed the Police Academy, with required paper work signed by the Selectmen.

Also mentioned was a dinner honoring Ed Shaughnessy for his accomplishment on April 23, 2014 in Manchester.

John Pfeifle advised he had been down to the Route 114 Breezy Hill Bridge with Denny Heisler, with several suggestions of what should/could be done.

Also discussed was the weight of vehicles going over the covered bridge which is greater than the load limit, and Chief Valiquet will be requested to keep an eye on overweight vehicles.

Discussion regarding removing records that are still in the Town Hall took place. Cheryl Behr indicated there are many records that will need to be shredded as well as find storage space for valuable records.

Walter Royal, Code Enforcement is taking pictures and making lists of infractions then letters will be written to those that are in violation. John Pfeifle advised he would like these letters to be written next week.

Statement was made that Bruss Construction has been paid.

Mission Statement Revitalization Committee:

Marilyn Gordon stated that one of the projects the committee has discussed is to turn Brown Shattuck Field into a park, since the BNSYS has no longer use for it. That would be to take the dug-outs. down. Conversation ensued. Regarding other projects.

Putting up of Flags for Memorial Day was discussed, and will be followed up on.

Rural Heritage Connection of Bradford:

A Proposal for a Pledge Drive was presented to each Selectman from Rural Heritage Connection explaining their position in volunteering to work towards a pledge campaign in conjunction with the Town Hall Restoration Committee.

John Pfeifle advised he would like to wait until he hears back from someone as to how progress will go forward. He asks that no one goes out for a fund raising until all are coordinated.

Accounts Payable and Payroll Manifests were reviewed and signed

Review and Consideration of April 14, 2014 minutes:

Motion was made by Sonny Harris to approve the April 14, 2014 minutes as presented. Seconded by John Pfeifle. Motion carried 3-0.

George Cilley questioned the mowing of Brown Shattuck Field as he has done for the past several years, now that the BNSYS is no longer using/or paying for their portion of use. Cheryl advised the payment for the mowing comes out of General Gov’t Buildings.

Motion was made by John Pfeifle for Mr. Cilley to continue to mow Brown Shattuck Field as he has done in the past. Seconded and carried 3-0.

There being no other business to come before the board, meeting adjourned 6:20pm

Respectfully submitted,

Marjorie R. Cilley

Secretary

Select Board Minutes 04.14.14

April 29, 2014

TOWN OF BRADFORD

SELECTMEN’S MEETING

APRIL 14, 2014

5:30PM

The Pledge of Allegiance was said.

Call To Order and Roll Call:

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

CEDS Forms Discussed:

Comprehensive Economic Development Strategies (CEDS) forms were handed out to the Selectmen and were signed as the deadline for submission is April 15th. These included Jones Road, Naughton Property, Business Incubator.

Harry Wright also suggested an access road both ends of the Naught on property.

Breezy Hill Road Pavement Complaints:

Communication from a resident on Breezy Hill Road concerning the pavement being damaged by the town bucket loader. John Pfeifle reiterated the Highway Department has done a great job, and these things do happen. John Pfeifle has gone up to look at the problem.

CIP First Meeting:

Cheryl Behr advised the first CIP meeting was well attended, and she anticipates paperwork to be received soon from Stephanie Alexander, which will be distributed to members.

Highway Department:

Cheryl Behr stated she has talked with Barry Wheeler, Road Agent and stone for muddy roads is needed and will come out of salt money. Barry has requested money from the highway truck sale be made available to the Highway Department Discussion ensued as to distribution of the funds. Out of the $9100.00 received, suggestion was for $2,000 be returned to the Election Budget. The remaining $7100.00 be for tree work at $1,000.00 , $1,000 into tires and the remaining $5100.00 for salt. Selectmen concurred.

Public Hearing will be scheduled at the Selectmen’s regular meeting on April 28, 2014 for Unanticipated Revenue..

Decision was made by the Selectmen to request NFI to attend their May 5, 2014 meeting.

Cheryl Behr discussed having talked with the Municipal Association Property Liability Trust regarding the problem that was had with one of the trucks, and is trying to speak with the adjuster, and possibly receive a payment.

Sidewalks:

Cheryl Behr read an e-mail from Barry Wheeler, Road Agent questioning the Warrantee regarding the sidewalks as there is a separation between the concrete and the granite curb, and is concerned that overtime water will get in there and make the situation worse. A picture had been taken and was forwarded to Mike Croteau, P.E.

Appearances:

Phil Byfield came before the Selectmen with an on-going complaint of a dog barking problem. Mr. Byfield advised he had been to the Police with his concern. This has been going on all winter long, and summer is coming with open windows. Mr. Byfied also added that a Real Estate Broker refused to list his property with the constant barking. He also stated that his taxes are based on marketable value. He stated he needs some help.

Consensus of the Selectmen is to write a letter stating continued complaints have been received and they expect a resolution of the problem to be solved by May 15th. or they will have to take action

Warrant passed at Town Meeting:

Several examples that fall into the conformance list were reviewed. Walter Royal, Code Enforcement Officer will be requested to come up with a list, which will be followed up by an opinion of the Selectmen for each one. It was discussed to have a time limit to each individual infraction. Cheryl Behr advised Certified Letters had been forwarded to some that were returned, undelivered. One suggestion was to offer storage area at the Land Fill area, with a disclosure form signed dismissing any liability to the town.

Harry Wright suggested that the space be used for storage only.

Trees have been cut down at French’s Park discussed. Lumber could be saved and used for something.

The Selectmen will come up with a Mission Statement for the Revitalization Committee.

Question was asked if John Mock had been contacted regarding the Fourth of July Celebration Band. John Pfeifle will contact him.

Expense report to date was handed out to the Selectmen for their perusal.

Contact from the Henniker Selectmen acknowledged they will be meeting May 6th regarding the Rescue Squad and will be contacting the Selectmen soon after.

Marilyn Gordon, Treasurer questioned why the Highway Department is getting overtime?

Accounts Payable and Payroll Manifests were reviewed and signed.

Review and Consideration of the April 7, 2014:

Motion was made by John Pfeifle to approve the April 7th minutes as presented. Seconded by Sonny Harris. Motion carried 3-0.

Meeting Adjourned 6:10pm.

Respectfully submitted

Marjorie R. Cilley, Secretary….

Selectmen’s Agenda 4.28.14

April 28, 2014

Selectmen’s Meeting
Agenda
April 28, 2014

Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call –
Appearances:

1. Public Hearing on accepting unanticipated revenues. $2600 (excess) from NH COPS grant, $4100 from sale of town property. Insurance reimbursement of $3600 (vehicle accident and $2500 (a portion) of the reimbursement of health/dental insurance. Total unanticipated revenue $12,800.
2. Laura Hallahan – Bradford Business Association
3. Terri Paige – Community Transportation Power pt presentation

Regular Business
1. CEDS forms submitted to Department Heads
2. Mission statement for Revitalization Committee

Pending issues:
1. Transfer Station Contracts
2. Appointments for confirmation

Accounts Payable and Payroll Manifest for review and signature
Review and accept Minutes

 

Selectmen’s Agenda 04.21.14

April 21, 2014

Selectmen’s Meeting
Agenda
April 21, 2014

Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call –
Appearances:

1.
Regular Business
1. CEDS forms submitted to Department Heads
2. Cell tower -
3. Complaint on Breezy Hill Road pavement
4. Results of the first CIP meeting
5. Date set for public hearing on unanticipated revenue – April 28th.
6. Mission statement for Revitalization Committee

Pending issues:
1. Transfer Station Contracts
2. Appointments for confirmation

Accounts Payable and Payroll Manifest for review and signature
Review and accept Minutes

 

Select Board Minutes 04.07.14

April 12, 2014

TOWN OF BRADFORD

SELECTMEN’S MINUTES

APRIL 7, 2014

5:30PM

The Pledge of Allegiance was said.

Call To Order and Roll Call:

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

Town Truck bid opening:

The Selectmen opened the two Highway Dept. truck bids that were received from Town Employees. The high bidder was Chris Aiken bidding Nine Thousand one dollar  ($9,001.00) for the truck and plow. It was reiterated that the sander does not go with the truck. It was also stated that it can be picked up at any time, and a personal check is fine.

The second bidder was Marshall Wheeler at Seven thousand fifty seven dollars and seventy seven cents.

Revitalization Committee:

Felicia Starr advised the Selectmen that the Revolving Loan Fund Committee has been formed and she requested the Selectmen advise the Committee what direction they should be going in. John Pfeifle suggested the original intent was to bring in business and/or make Main Street a more vibrant Street. Having a Town Web Site showing business attraction possibilities in town would be an asset. Selectmen will draw up something to assist the committee.

Erica Gross regarding Funding:

Erica Gross, Town Clerk came before the Selectmen stating she has had conversation with the Secretary of State. She calculated her budget this year closely to what was requested last year; however the Town Meeting funds were taken from her budget, so now she has a deficit of one thousand one hundred eighty five dollars and forty cents ($1,185.40). Erica reiterated that not only did the Selectmen, Budget Committee but the Town approve her budget. Erica stated it is imperative that the funds be put back into the Election Account per the Secretary of State. John Pfeifle, Chair advised the town did need the money, from the Election account, and it will be returned.

Bill Sharp – Director The Mad Bavarian Brass Band:

Mr. Sharp came before the Selectmen to see if they would be on board to procure the services of the band for the July 4th celebration. His band has done this some years in the past in Bradford. John Pfeifle, Chair advised as soon as the people in charge of the parade return, they will discuss it and get in contact with him. Mr. Sharp was thanked for coming to the Selectman’s meeting.

Regular Business:

Road Sweeping and Sand Pickup request:

Property owners had expressed concern/desire for the town to sweep and clean up sand used this winter near properties. It was also reiterated that the Highway Department has done a great job this winter, per Geoffrey Hersch.

The Pre-School lease was reviewed and signed.

Intent to excavate for Hill and Dale was reviewed and signed.

CEDS forms:

2014 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategies (CEDS) forms had been made available to the Selectmen. This is for new projects which were discussed at length. It was suggested that two different plans be brought up. This is for a study to locate an incubator facility at the Transfer Station. Cheryl Behr will put forth a list, and was reminded that April 15th is the deadline for application to be forwarded to CNHRPC.

Final decision was to work on this project at this time to meet the deadline.

Motion was made by Harry Wright to approve the incubator project with CEDS. Seconded by Sonny Harris. Motion carried 3-0.

Appointments:

Decision was to wait for all to come in to complete the Appointments.

Budget Repots:

Cheryl Behr questioned if the bill received from Scully Assoc. should be paid from account #4194 – General Government Buildings from the $95,000.00 that was voted in at Town Meeting. John Pfeifle, Chair advised negotiations are being worked on at this time.

Enforcement Issues:

John Pfeifle, Chair suggested that the Planning Board come up with a format with a space for a paragraph for violations to be completed and forwarded to the Code Enforcement Officer when necessary.

John Pfeifle, Chair brought up the Selectmen are unanimously concerned with activities at NFI, located on Route 103, within the Town of Bradford. Legal advice is not available at this time. NFI Director’s will be requested to attend a pubic Selectmen’s Meeting before the end of April, 2014.

John Pfeifle, Chair attended a meeting last week with the Concord Solid Waste/Resources Recovery Cooperative regarding the Land Fill. handling. Towns that have voted to leave the organization were told they would be welcome to remain with the organization if they choose. Meeting was difficult to follow. John Pfeifle suggested the Town does not vote for anything unless there is an escape clause after a certain date. The Town of Bradford is legally obligated until December 31, 2014. An alternative would be Naughton and Son.

John Pfeifle suggestion Option #4, to get out of the organization at the date the obligation is terminated with absolutely no responsibility after this date.

Review and Consideration of March 31, 2014 minutes:

Motion was made by Sonny Harris to approve the March 31, 2014 minutes as presented. John Pfeifle seconded. Motion carried 3-0.

Motion was made by John Pfeifle, Chair to close this meeting at 6:20pm and go into Non Public Session per RSA 91-A:3II-d (property issues) and

Non Pubic Session per RSA 91-A:3IIc (Welfare liens vs. payment plans.)

Motion seconded by Sonny Harris. Motion carried 3-0.

John Pfeifle Yes Sony Harris Yes Harry Wright Yes

Respectfully Submitted

Marjorie R. Cilley

Secretary

Selectmen’s Agenda 4.7.14

April 7, 2014

Selectmen’s Meeting

Agenda

April 7, 2014

 

Pledge of Allegiance

Roll Call –

Appearances:

 

1. Felicia Starr – Mission statement for Revitalization Committee

2. Erica regarding – Deeding

3. Bill Sharp – to discuss July 4th.

 

Regular Business

1. Town Truck bid opening. – Road crew sweeping and sand pickup

2. Kearsarge Area Preschool lease for signature

3. Sign intent to excavate for Hill and Dale

4. CEDS forms for discussion

5. Appointments

6. Budget reports to be forwarded to the Budget Committee – meeting 4/16/14

7. Enforcement issues. Detail of what issues are and copy of approved plan needed to send the code enforcement officer out.

8. Non Public Session per RSA 91-A:3II-d ( property issues)

9. Non Public Session per RSA 91-A:3IIc welfare liens vs. payment plans

 

Pending issues:

1. Transfer Station Contracts

 

Accounts Payable and Payroll Manifest for review and signature

Review and accept Minutes

 

 

Select Board Minutes 03.31.14

April 1, 2014

TOWN OF BRADFORD

SELECTMEN’S MEETING

MARCH 31, 2014

5:30PM

The Pledge of Allegiance was said.

Call to Order and Roll Call:

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

Mark Goldberg, Fire Chief questioned if Barry Wheeler, Road Agent has made any arrangements to pick up their trash. John Pfeifle advised he will check into this.

Sale of Town Truck:
Cheryl Behr advised letters have gone out to offer employees/families of employees the opportunity to make bids on the town truck that is up for sale from the Highway Department. The deadline for these is Friday, April 4, 2014.

Budget Issues:

Cheryl Behr handed out charts containing the first quarter concerns for this year as well as showing what the amounts for salt and overtime in the Highway Department has been for the past four years..

Town Meeting break down for costs were $1075.00 which is the normal fee, plus an additional fee this year of $1610, for a total of a $2600.00 for this year. It was explained that the dollar amount has been cut back drastically over the past two years. Discussion ensued regarding cutting back on some areas to cover short fall.

John Pfeifle, Chair advised the town was adamant that we do not spend any more money, so we do need to find ways from the budget to cover costs.

Advance TAN note for $200,000:

TAN note was signed.

Shared Services:

Harry Wright attended the group meeting in Warner regarding shared services, and is waiting for the minutes of said meeting to report to the Selectmen. John Pfeifle, Chair suggested feasibility/ financial aspect should be reviewed and worked out in detail between each town/each department involved to see which would work for the bestinterest of the towns.

Letter to sign:

A letter to the Henniker Selectmen was reviewed and signed regarding combining services.

Requests for extension on Timber Tax were reviewed and signed.

Liens were reviewed and signed.

NH Beautiful/Litter Free N H Application reviewed and signed, from Lois Kilnapp

CIP:

Discussion took place regarding who is suggested to be included in the make up of the committee.

Appointees – define who is on each committee first?

Discussion ensued regarding make up of committees and the need for some to update the roster. Cheryl had e-mailed copies to the Selectmen.

Revolving Loan Fund – Chris Way:

Chris Way came before the Selectmen to re-activate the Revolving Loan Fund. This is a regional fund that encompasses Merrimack, Hillsboro, SullivanCounties and can be used for Capital Equipment-, Micro Loads which would be for under $10,000. Upon nominating members, Stephen Heavener, CRDC will be notified. Currently, the slate includes: Peter Fenton, Jr., Laura Hallahan, Chris Way, J. Rayno, Cheryl Behr and Marilyn Gordon. These are for staggered terms, not determined at this time.

Motion was made by John Pfeifle, Chair to accept the procedure and program as outlined to re-activate the Revolving Loan Fund. Seconded by Sonny Harris. Motion carried 3-0.

Cheryl Behr advised letters were written to Department Heads regarding the upcoming April 9th CIP meeting, scheduled for 6:00pm.

Thank you letters have been sent to all who helped with Town Meeting.

Cheryl Behr advised she has not found out how to take care of the involuntary merger of lots, but will check into it. This was brought up at the March 17th Selectmen’s meeting by Marcia Keller.

Cheryl Behr will write a letter of support from the Selectmen to Jim Valiquet for Ed Shaughnessy’s Letter of Commendation.

Accounts Payable and Payroll Manifests were reviewed and signed.

A letter was read into the minutes by Cheryl Behr from the Governor’s Council Meeting regarding NFI (Letter on file). Building Staff Shelter.-Town needs to check further what is being considered.

Jim Bibbo reiterated the OEC proposals are due in two weeks, by April 15, 2014.

Review and Consideration of March 24, 2014 minutes:

Motion was made by Sonny Harris to approve the minutes of March 24, 2014. Seconded by John Pfeifle. Motion carried 3-0.

Motion was made by Sonny Harris, Chair to go into Nonpublic Session per RSA 91-A:3II-a (personnel complaint) at 6:20pm. Seconded by John Pfeifle.

John Pfeifle, Chair – Yes Sonny Harris – Yes Harry Wright – Yes

Motion carried 3-0.

Respectfully Submitted

Marjorie R. Cilley

Secretary

Selectmen’s Agenda 3.31-14

March 31, 2014

Selectmen’s Meeting

Agenda

March 31, 2014

 

Pledge of Allegiance

Roll Call –

Appearances:

 

1. 6:30 pm – Chris Way Revolving Loan Fund

 

Regular Business

1. Sale of town truck – offer to employees/families of employees April 4 deadline

2. Budget issues

3. Requests for extensions on intent to cuts

4. Liens for signature

5. Meeting format

6. Non Public Session per RSA 91-A:3II-a (personnel complaint)

7. Non Public Session per RSA 91-A:3IIc lien repayments

 

Pending issues:

1. Transfer Station Contracts

 

Accounts Payable and Payroll Manifest for review and signature

Review and accept Minutes

 

 

« Previous PageNext Page »