Selectmen’s Minutes 03.16.15

March 17, 2015

Pledge of Allegiance

Meeting called to order at 5:35pm

Roll Call- John Pfeifle, Chairman; Sonny Harris, Selectman; Harry Wright, Selectman

Regular Business

  1. Results of Town Election reviewed. All results are posted on Town Clerk’s wall and at Bradfordnh.org. Chair welcomed Sonny Harris back for another 3yr term. Selectmen signed appointments.
  2. Business portion of town meeting will be held Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 10am at Bradford Elementary School.
  3. Health officer is coming to Bradford tomorrow to inspect the reported failed septic on Route 114 and several reported issues on Old Warner Rd. Correspondence has been sent to Route 114 resident, Selectmen agreed letters need to be sent to residents on Old Warner Rd.
  4. Selectmen signed TAN note.
  5. Signed contract required by landfill permit on Naughton Property/Marshall Property. Town has manuals detailing what can and cannot be done, development-wise, on the property. Contract for landfill testing by Provan & Lorber signed by Selectmen.
  6. Town Administrator asked permission of the Selectmen to get estimate from the state for Water St Bridge. For a financial point of reference and to show the state that the town is interested in bridge repairs. Application for preliminary estimate signed by Selectmen.
  7. Regarding the contents of a property up for tax deed, Town Administrator asked how long the content’s owners have to remove personal property. Selectmen advised to write a letter to request all contents be removed from property by the end of the summer.
  8. Town Office will be closed Tuesday, March 17, 2015 from 8:45am-10:30am due to lack of coverage.
  9. Power Point slides for Town Hall presentation at Town Meeting reviewed. Minor adjustments made.
  10. Motion made for John Pfeifle to be Chairman of the Bradford Board of Selectmen for the year 2015-2016. Motion carried 3-0.

Pending Issues

  1. Autocraft- forwarded to town attorney for action
  2. Failed septic system on Route 114
  3. Shed unlawfully built on Center Rd
  4. Questionable effluent N side of Old Warner Rd

Accounts Payable and Payroll Manifest reviewed and signed.

Minutes of March 9, 2015 meeting were reviewed. Motion made to accept minutes as presented. Motion carried 3-0. Meeting adjourned at 6:30pm.

Selectmen’s Agenda 03.16.15

March 16, 2015

Selectmen’s Meeting

Agenda

March 16, 2015

 

Pledge of Allegiance

Roll Call –

 

 

Appearances:

Regular Business

  1. Results of Town elections
  2. Business portion of town meeting will be held on March 21, 2015
  3. Glenn Cullen regarding septic issues with neighbor
  4. Contract for Landfill testing – Provan and LorberPending issues: Review minutes of last meeting
  5. Accounts Payable and Payroll Manifest for review and signature

Selectmen’s Minutes 03.09.15

March 10, 2015

Pledge of Allegiance

Meeting called to order at 5:30pm

Roll Call- John Pfeifle, Chairman; Sonny Harris, Selectman; Harry Wright, Selectman

Appearances

  1. Fire Chief, Mark Goldberg, gave an update of the Bradford Rescue Squad. Two more people have become state licensed. Spoke highly of cooperation between Henniker Fire & Rescue and Bradford Rescue Squad. Have begun discussions of Bradford’s involvement in helping Henniker. Re: previous conversation about opening Forest St year round for better ambulance access to Bradford- cost allowing FC thinks it is a great idea.
  2. Road Agent was present to advise of impending snow storm expected Saturday 3/14. Selectmen discussed postponement of Town Meeting.
  • Motion made to postpone Town Meeting until Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 10am at the Bradford Elementary School. Motion passed 3-0.

Regular Business

  1. Selectmen signed Wilcox affidavits.
  2. Letter from Parks & Recreation read to record requesting bay in old Town Shed. Intend to modify bay for storage in order to begin preliminary construction on ice rink this spring to have rink ready by fall. Chairman recommends an inventory be taken of requested bay’s contents to give them options.
  3. Questions arose of repairs to Water St Bridge. Selectmen recommend having engineers review to evaluate pricing prior to making any decisions.
  4. Town Administrator advised of the benefit at Appleseed Monday evening, March 16, 2015 for Maureen Brandon’s 15 year old daughter Renee who is currently undergoing treatment for Leukemia.
  5. Motion made to rescind amendment made to Selectmen’s Minutes of Feb 23 regarding anonymous donations (see Selectmen’s Minutes 3/2/15- #14) as Selectmen have learned of RSAs in place that supersede the intent.

Pending Issues

  1. Autocraft- forwarded to town attorney for action
  2. Failed septic system on Route 114
  3. Shed unlawfully built on Center Rd
  4. Questionable effluent N side of Old Warner Rd

Accounts Payable and Payroll Manifest reviewed and signed.

Minutes of March 2, 2015 meeting were reviewed and accepted as amended. Public session ended at 6:00pm.

Meeting entered into Nonpublic Session per RSA 91A:3II (a) re: personnel issues.

IMPORTANT: Town Meeting Date/Venue Changes

March 9, 2015

Town Meeting 2015 has been rescheduled to Saturday, March 21st at the Kearsarge Regional Elementary School at 10am.

Selectmen’s Agenda 03.09.15

March 9, 2015

Selectmen’s Meeting

Agenda

March 9, 2015

 

Pledge of Allegiance

Roll Call –

 

 

Appearances:

  1.  Regular Business
  1. Town Meeting issues
  2. Chairs??
  3. Parks and Rec request for space for ice rink equipment in the old highway sheds
  4. Sign Wilcox affidavits
  5. Benefit Dinner at Appleseed on Monday night, March 16th, 2015.

 

  1. Pending issues:
  2. Review minutes of last meeting
  3. Accounts Payable and Payroll Manifest for review and signature

Selectmen’s Minutes 03.02.15

March 3, 2015

Board of Selectmen Meeting

March 2, 2015

Pledge of Allegiance

Meeting called to order at 5:30pm

Roll Call- John Pfeifle, Chairman; Sonny Harris, Selectman; Harry Wright, Selectman

Regular Business

  1. Town Office printer, an HP4050 purchased new in 1999 for $1200.00, is in working condition but has drum issues and has been replaced- will be advertised as for sale.
  2. Letter of response, requested by Mr. Gadourey of Blaisdell Lake Rd, was signed by Selectmen.
  3. Selectmen will need to return to Town Office later this week to sign TAN (Tax Anticipation Note).
  4. Harry Wright was nominated by Jim Bibbo of the Bradford Planning Board as Commissioner to CNHRPC. Motion to approve the nomination made. Motion passed 3-0.
  5. Original 1796 door latch of the Town Hall has been located. RHC is funding the purchase of the latch.
  6. Winter storm impact on Highway budget discussed. 80% of OT budget already used (compared to 75% last year at this time), $5,559 remains. Budget for winter salt/spring repair has $8400 remaining.
  7. Received authorization from the State to go ahead with advertising for the Breezy Hill Rd Bridge. Town Administrator advised that she is currently Local Public Agency Certified Labor Compliance Rep- if a project involves Federal money a rep must be on site, and her certification expires in April.
  8. Unpaid receivables for taxes are about $30,000 less than 2014.
  9. Letter received from Veronica Mackellow of Cheney Hill Rd regarding water run-off onto her property. The Road Agent will be consulted and Town Administrator will draft a letter of response.
  10. Complaint received regarding pot holes on Main St in front of Town Hall. These items were already on the Road Agent’s agenda and are scheduled for repair Wednesday March 3rd.
  11. Chairman advised of an important correction to the Town Report (Page 6, #6:a) “A new approach to equipment upkeep; replacing an 18 year old large plowing truck with (5) yr lease program…”
  12. Insurance settlement on Police Cruiser said there was a lien on the vehicle at time of purchase- there is not. Due to this oversight the original title is not held town is dealing with the state trying to get the title. New cruiser is ready to be outfitted and painted.
  13. Selectmen discussed the Town Hall presentation at Town Meeting. Selectmen are in search of old photos and documents of the Town Hall documenting the building in its original location or any photos of the building during its move. If anyone has pictures of anything to do with building/moving, or any other phases, of the Town Hall please contact the Town Administrator at Administrator@bradfordnh.org or 938-5900.
  14. Motion made to amend the February 23, 2015 minutes and the procedure regarding anonymous donations. “Any anonymous and tax deductible donations directed to the Town Hall Restoration project be made payable to the Rural Heritage Connection and forwarded to PO Box 296, Bradford, NH 03221.” This should be written on the current Pledge/Donation form. Motion passed 3-0.
  15. Question presented to the board regarding cost of the Breezy Hill Rd Bridge (quoted last week at $198,566.84). It was clarified that the cost refers to the bridge on Route 103 side. The Pond Bridge project repairs (on Route 114 side) raised $8,000 in 2014 and $8,000 in 2015.
  16. Candidates forum will be held Saturday March 7, 2015 at BACC, 10am-12pm.

Pending Issues

  1. Autocraft- forwarded to town attorney for action
  2. Failed septic system on Route 114
  3. Shed unlawfully built on Center Rd
  4. Questionable effluent N side of Old Warner Rd

Accounts Payable and Payroll Manifest reviewed and signed.

Minutes of February 23, 2015 meeting were reviewed and accepted as amended. Meeting adjourned at 6:00pm.

Minutes amended 3/4/15

Minutes amended 3/10/15

Selectmen’s Agenda 03.02.15

March 2, 2015

Selectmen’s Meeting

Agenda

March 2, 2015

 

Pledge of Allegiance

Roll Call –

 

 

Appearances:

  1. Fritz Von Behren

 

Regular Business

  1. Sale of 1999 printer
  2. Letter for signature
  3. Authorization to advertise for bids on the Breezy Hill Rd Bridge

 

 

Pending issues:

 

 

Accounts Payable and Payroll Manifest for review and signature

Review minutes of last meeting

Town Meeting Information

February 26, 2015

The call to vote has been posted for March 10th, 2015.  Voting will occur at the Bradford Elementary School on the Old Warner Road in Bradford.  Polls will open at 8:00am and remain open until 7:00pm.

The Business portion of the meeting will be held on March 14th, 2015 at the Bradford Highway Garage on Cilley Lane.  The meeting will begin at 10:00am.  Parking for handicapped people will be available at the garage with all others asked to park at the Community Center, on the East Main Street, at the Elementary School, Post office or the corner of East Main and Rte 103.  A Shuttle bus will be looping from the Elementary School, the Post Office and East Main Street to drop off  those parking away.

Questions regarding the election should be directed to Erica Gross, Town Clerk/Tax Collector at 938-2288 or the Selectmen’s Office at 938-5900.

Selectmen’s Minutes 02.23.15

February 24, 2015

Board of Selectmen Meeting

February 23, 2015

 

Pledge of Allegiance

Meeting called to order at 5:30pm

Roll Call- John Pfeifle, Chairman; Sonny Harris, Selectman; Harry Wright, Selectman

Appearances

  1. Resident Mike Gadoury was present to discuss a letter he received from the town regarding snow build-up on Class V Seasonal, Blaisdell Lake Rd. He explained that he has been following the snow removal direction he was given 20+ yrs ago from the Road Agent. Selectmen asked if he could use his loader to occasionally remove snow build-up. He agreed and requested it in writing.
  2. Tim Wallace has been supervising timber sale for Estate of Patricia Hall Property. Requested permission to continue using Naughton Property for log landing site through the winter period. Gave assurances that the property will be left in excellent condition. Selectmen agreed.
  3. THRC- recommends Burrington Builders proposal for demo at Town Hall. Anticipated costs: Phase 1- $2,500, Phase 2- $18,900. THRC suggests Phase 1 be done ASAP to allow architect to continue work to assess structural situation in the bldg in an effort to answer questions that may arise at Town Meeting.
  • Discussion had re: effects of shutting off electricity. Fire Chief volunteered to meet with electrician to discuss options and will contact town offices if issues arise.
  • Motion made that any anonymous donations directed to THRC will be sent to Rural Heritage Connection. Vote passed 3-0.
  • Motion made to accept proposal for Phase 1 when it is presented. Vote passed 3-0.

Regular Business

  1. Construction Management Contract for Breezy Hill Rd signed. Includes oversight, subcontractors for geotechnical material testing, state required QA steel fabrication inspection and environmental consultant. Cost total within budget at $198,566.84.
  2. Rescue Fast Squad vehicle is fully operational
  3. Intent to Cut signed for Map 3-8 and Map 17-18
  4. Letter signed by Selectmen regarding plowing issue.
  5. Parking arrangements for Town Meeting discussed. Pick-up will begin at 9:00am. Pick-up locations will be Main St & 103 parking lot, post office and elementary school. Only handicapped parking will be available at meeting site.

Pending Issues

  1. Autocraft- forwarded to town attorney for action
  2. Failed septic system on Route 114
  3. Shed unlawfully built on Center Rd
  4. Questionable effluent N side of Old Warner Rd

Accounts Payable and Payroll Manifest reviewed and signed.

Minutes of February 17, 2015 meeting were reviewed and accepted as presented. Meeting ended at 6:20pm.

Minutes amended 3/4/15 

Minutes amended 3/10/15

Selectmen’s Agenda 02.23.15

February 23, 2015

Selectmen’s Meeting

Agenda

February 23 2015

 

Pledge of Allegiance

Roll Call –

 

 

Appearances:

  1. Mike Gadoury re: Blaisdell Lake Road
  2. Town Hall Restoration Committee

 

Regular Business

  1. Construction Management Contract for Breezy Hill Road
  2. Letter for signature.
  3. Parking arrangements for March 14th Town Meeting

Pending issues:

 

 

Accounts Payable and Payroll Manifest for review and signature

Review minutes of last meeting

 

 

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