Selectmen’s Agenda 7.14.14

July 14, 2014

Selectmen’s Meeting

Agenda

July 14, 2014

 

Pledge of Allegiance

Roll Call –

 

Appearances:

  1. Rescue Squad
  2. Marcia Keller regarding advertising for Planning secretary.

 

Regular Business

  1. Report on status of Ambulance Contract.  Steps to notify EMAX billing etc.
  2. Report on meeting with DOT engineer regarding the repairs on Breezy Hill Road Bridge.
  3. Request from Historic District for poison ivy control at the Bradford Center site.
  4. Personnel action form for signature.

Pending issues:

  1. Transfer Station Contracts
  2. Autocraft

 

Accounts Payable and Payroll Manifest for review and signature

Review and accept Minutes

Select Board Minutes 07.07.14

July 10, 2014

TOWN OF BRADFORD

SELECTMEN’S MINUTES

JULY 7, 2014

5:30PM

Call to Order and Roll Call

John Pfeifle, Chair called the meeting to order with Harry Wright, Sonny Harris, Marilyn Gordon, Treasurer and Marge Cilley, Secretary present. Cheryl Behr was absent due to a death in the family.

July 5th Festivities:

John Pfeifle, Chair thanked each and everyone who had a hand in the very successful July 5th festivities. John stated that he had many compliments on how the town had presented itself.

Harry Wright expressed a Thank You to Cheryl Behr, Erica Gross, Melissa Cloutier, Felicia Starr, Maureen Brandon and Beth Von Beren the group who worked so hard getting the fireworks and parade lined up.

Erica Gross stated that a lot of effort was put into the fair preparation by the six people,

and Marlene Freyler had done it for several years by herself, and she should be commended.

Felicia Starr stated that during the fireworks, there were complaints from the Brown Shattuck Field that there are trees in the viewing area. The town does not own most of these trees. John Pfeifle advised he would discuss this with the neighbors. Harry Wright stated it really didn’t seem quite right to cut down nice healthy trees for 20 minutes a year enjoyment.

The highway crew, Justin and Brian were extremely helpful and we want them to be thanked.

Another concern was the picking up of the ashes after the chicken BBQ on Brown Shattuck Field.

Felicia Starr advised the group that worked on the fair festivities this year will not be doing it next year, so a committee does need to be formed.

Dunk the Dope:

Harry Wright thanked the following local businesses who donated ten dollars a dunk for a maximum of five dunks and brought in $200.00 which was donated to the Church for their fund raising: Bradford Market, Lumber Barn, Pizza Chef, Dunkin Donuts.

Ambulance Contract:

John Pfeifle, Chair advised the Ambulance Contract between Henniker and Bradford has been looked at by the Town Attorney, Bernie Waugh and the Selectmen will be meeting in Henniker at 5:00pm with the Henniker Selectmen on July 8th.

Transfer Contract:

The Transfer Station Contracts are still being worked on.

Autocraft:

The Code Enforcer was contacted by the owners of Autocraft who does understand the concerns of the town, understands they are some sixteen years old and that he is going to address them.

Consensus of the Board is to compose a letter making sure Autocraft owner understands the different issues that they agreed to back in 1996, which include:

Plant trees in the north.   Not use Route 114 for a parking lot.   Build fence

Specific handling of waste.. The letter is to include a specific date.

Mention was made that this meeting is being continued at 8:00AM Tuesday morning when they will review the northern bridge at Lake Massasecum on Breezy Hill Road.

Personal Action Form was reviewed and signed.

Accounts Payable and Payroll Manifests were reviewed and signed.

Two Intent to Cut Forms were signed for:  Map 4, Lot 33, Brian Butter, and Map 9, Lot 6 and 13 for James Anderson.

The Secretary advised she would not be available for the next two Monday meetings, July 14th and July 21.

Review and Consideration of June 30, 2014 minutes:

Motion was made by Sonny Harris to approve the June 30th minutes as presented. Seconded by John Pfeifle, Chair. Motion carried 3-0.

This meeting ended at 5:55pm to be continued tomorrow morning at 8:00am.

Respectfully submitted

Marjorie R. Cilley

Secretary

Select Board Minutes 06.30.14

July 1, 2014

TOWN OF BRADFORD

SELECTMEN’S MINUTES

JUNE 30, 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, Cheryl Behr, Administrator, Marilyn Gordon, Treasurer and Marge Cilley, Secretary present.

Bid received on Town Hall Roof:

Cheryl Behr advised one bid has been received and she has been unable to contact the other three: Consensus of the Board is to try again to contact the ones not heard from who had received bid requests.

Town Bulletin Board:

Cheryl Behr stated that Laurie Buchar had questioned if there could be a town bulletin (for town wide info) board put up somewhere for convenience of everyone. Suggestion was made to re-locate the existing bulletin board from the town hall location. This will be checked upon further.

Appearances:

Dave Camire II – Highway issues:

Dave Camire II came before the Selectmen and questioned what was done on the Naughton property regarding the Independence Day Fireworks pad, and his estimated cost of the project. Mr. Camire advised this is a complete waste of town money, and questioned if anyone can justify the cost of this project? Estimating the cost of rip rap that was in stock, culverts, cost of fuel, excavator rental and wages this was a $6,000 project per Mr. Camire. John Pfeifle stated that a great 4th of July celebration is a goal, and several complaints have been made regarding the fireworks not being visible from the field. It was also stated that the excavator was also used for another job. John Pfeifle also stated that the town has four talented people on the Road Crew, led by a good guy, is satisfied with the progress being made on the roads. There were several people this week who commented on the great job the road crew is doing.

Dave Camire, II also questioned the cost of the special town meeting regarding the sale of the Jones Road, town owned property and who will pay for the meeting since the vote to do so did not pass?

Cheryl Behr advised communication was received from the Rural Heritage Committee asking if they could connect with the Town Web Site. Since the Rural Heritage is not part of the Town, it was suggested they should have their own Site with a link to the town.

Review of Ambulance contract forwarded by Atty. Bernie Waugh:

The contract was perused with discussion. This contract was checked against model used by other towns. This will be discussed further with Bernie Waugh, Town Attorney. The meeting with Henniker is scheduled for July 8th.

Bridge repairs:

Harry Wright stated that the town should get state approval prior to any action for the repair of the Breezy Hill Road Bridge off Route 114. Discussion with regards to width of bridge and how to commence ensued. Cheryl Behr read a letter dated June 30, 2014 (letter on file) to Nancy Mayville, Municipal Highway Engineer, regarding town intentions and requesting preliminary approval, Decision was to wait for approval prior to ordering any supplies/equipment to move forward with the endeavor.

Several abatements were reviewed and signed.

Cheryl Behr read a letter to the Town Hall Restoration Committee, from the Selectmen acknowledging their going forward to spearheading the town hall restoration project, and stating the Rural Heritage Connection is not directly involved with the restoration, but may be available as a source of financial support. (Letter on file)

Fair Hearings Officer:

Cheryl Behr advised Cheryl Frey, Welfare Officer requested a Fair Hearings Officer and advised the person being considered qualifications are very fair. Responsibilities of this position will be checked out by Cheryl Behr as requested by the board.

Budget Discussions:

No budget report was available at this meeting, however, Cheryl Behr advised the budget figures are 2.75% below the 50% where they should be at this time.

Accounts payable and payroll manifests were reviewed and signed.

Review and Consideration of June 23, 2014 minutes:

Motion was made by John Pfeifle to approve the June 23, 2014 minutes. Harry Wright seconded. Cheryl Behr advised under Appearances, last paragraph, should read: Cheryl Behr advised she did not recall forwarding a letter to the Town Hall Restoration Committee

John Pfeifle mentioned the statement regarding the Independence Day Celebration that was in the June 23rd minutes, regarding Fireworks Site.

Motion carried 2-0. (Sonny Harris abstained)

Bob Lincoln advised he found someone who could repair the Kubota tractor at the Transfer Station for less money. He was advised to go through the Road Agent, who has been looking into it.

There being no other business to come before the board, meeting adjourned to a Non Pubic meeting per RSA 91-A3II(a) personnel, at 6:25pm

Sonny Harris Yes John Pfeifle Yes Harry Wright Yes

Respectfully submitted

Marjorie R. Cilley

Secretary

Select Board Minutes 06.23.14

June 26, 2014

TOWN OF BRADFORD

SELECTMEN’S MINUTES

JUNE 23, 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, Cheryl Behr, Administrator, Marilyn Gordon, Treasurer and Marge Cilley, Secretary present.

Sonny Harris was absent.

Appearances:

Marcia Keller came before the Selectmen requesting they sign a Resolution that had been e-mailed to them to: “ adopt Land Trust Standards and Practices as guidelines for the Town’s operations in regard to the Town Hall building and commits to making continual progress toward implementation of these standards and practices. Some discussion ensued, and Marcia stated this is required as part of the LCHIP application.

John Pfeifle questioned if things were amicable between the two groups, (Rural Heritage Connection and Town Hall Restoration) to which Marcia responded things are moving forward.

Cheryl Behr advised she did not recall forwarding a letter to the Land Trust Committee, which John Pfeifle recalled discussion on previously.

Regular Business:

Signing permit for junkyard at Martyn Chivers:

Cheryl stated a permit had been forwarded to Martyn Chivers from the Selectmen on September 30, 2013, after which the Planning Board rescinded it. Marcia Keller, Planning Board Chair advised the Planning Board did not rescind it, as they have no authority to do so. The junkyard permit can be signed, however, the Site Plan has not been approved until the conditions have been met. They are on the Planning Board Agenda for July 8, 2014, showing conditions have been met, and there has been communication between the Chivers and the Planning Board.

Independence Day Celebration – Fireworks Site:

Cheryl Behr advised the Fireworks display location has been changed to a new location, to in back of the Historical Society Buildings and hopefully will be a permanent site. It was estimated the cost of preparing this location was $1,000.00.

Howlett Road – Status of repair – call from resident regarding paving:

Cheryl Behr advised a call from a resident on Howlett Road questioned the status of the repair of the apron to be fixed this year. John Pfeifle advised they will talk with the Road Agent regarding this.

Sign Warrant for unlicensed dogs.

Unlicensed Dog Warrant was provided to the Selectmen from the Town Clerk for signatures.

Transfer Station Contracts:

John Pfeifle, Chair advised the Transfer Contract is up in December 2014 and at that time the town will be going with Naughton & Son Recycling, Inc.

Ambulance Contract:

John Pfeifle, Chair discussed the upcoming July 8th meeting between Henniker/Bradford Selectmen and Rescue regarding a contract and to hopefully finalize and move forward.

Autocraft:

It was stated that Autocraft is out of code compliance. The Chief of Police did contact Autocraft who advised they are in compliance, and the only thing needed is for a fence to be built. The town Attorney will be contacted regarding this situation. Specifics may be requested from the Planning Board.

Budget Report:

The Selectmen were provided with a year to date budget which was gone over and discussed. Need to watch closely for next three months.

Accounts Payable and Payroll Manifests were reviewed and signed.

John Pfeifle read the resignation letter of the Secretary effective August 31, 2014.

Review and Consideration of June 9, 2014:

Motion was made by Harry Wright to approve the June 9, 2014 minutes. Seconded by John Pfeifle. Edit, Bruce McCandlish should read Brooks.  Motion carried 2-0.

John Pfeifle, Chair noted they need to discuss Breezy Hill Bridge at their next meeting, with a full Board.

Harry Wright gave a brief synopsis of his attending the Broadband and Telecommunications CNHRPC Training Event meeting June 10th.

There being no other business to come before the Board, meeting adjourned 6:05pm

Respectfully submitted

Marjorie R. Cilley

Selectmen’s Agenda 6.23.14

June 23, 2014

Selectmen’s Meeting

Agenda

June 23, 2014

 

Pledge of Allegiance

Roll Call –

 

Appearances:

1.      Marcia Keller – THRC

2.

Regular Business

 

1.      Independence Day Celebration – Fireworks site

2.      Budget Discussions

 

Pending issues:

1.      Transfer Station Contracts

2.      Ambulance Contract

3.      Autocraft

 

Accounts Payable and Payroll Manifest for review and signature

Review and accept Minutes

Select Board Minutes 06.09.14

June 11, 2014

TOWN OF BRADFORD

SELECTMEN’S MINUTES

JUNE 9, 2014

5:30PM

The Pledge of Allegiance was said.

Call To Order and Roll Call:

John Pfeifle, Chair opened the meeting at 5:29pm with Sonny Harris, Harry Wright, Cheryl Behr, Administrator, Marilyn Gordon, Treasurer and Marge Cilley, Secretary present.

John Pfeifle, Chair stated that prior to starting the meeting this evening he wanted to state that the last Selectmen’s meeting was run poorly, and as of tonight, all Selectmen’s meetings will run according to law, provided by RSA 644 2 111:b People will not speak until they have been recognized, stating their name and topic being addressed, with no offensive language being permitted. Opinions are being sought, but they do need to be in a civil manner with no raised voices. If this is not followed, then the Chair will act accordingly.

All Selectmen concur with this procedure.

Regular Business:

Independence Day – Celebration:

Cheryl Behr advised the Committee for the Independence Day Fireworks is looking for a safe place for the Fireworks. Perry Teele checked on the area behind the Historical Society buildings. Atlas, the company displaying the Fireworks is scheduled to come out June 10 to do a balloon test for observation. Another suggestion was Barry Wheeler property.

Appearances:

Ann Eldridge, Conservation Commission:

Ann Eldridge presented a map showing a project that the Town of Warner initiated regarding the Warner River being nominated as being significant in the River Management and Protection Project. This involves five towns and Central New Hampshire Planning will be working on this as well, and will include eighteen other rivers in the state. This does not affect zoning, not preempting any existing Bradford regulations. This will increase awareness of rivers and provide more control as well as give leverage for Grant writing.

Ann passed out a Water Resources and Wetlands map showing the area being discussed.

Suggestion was for the Selectmen to write a letter of support to the Town of Warner, which they will do and forward to Ann for her approval. A local advisory committee is seeking two members which would meet twice a year. Mike Tardiff was also mentioned as working with this endeavor.

Ann also mentioned the long term Recreational Trail being worked on which the Rural Heritage Commission is promoting, and will encompass the Tillie Wheeler Trail , going from Hopkinton to Newbury.

Budget:

Cheryl Behr advised the Budget should be at 56% at this time, but is actually 55.91%. The selectmen briefly went over the budget to where each Department was in their individual budget for the year to date.

Cheryl Behr was requested by the Selectmen to get out the chart that was prepared in December to re-look at at this time of year.

CNHRPC training – Broadband and Telecommunications.

Harry Wright advised there is a Central New Hampshire Regional Planning Commission Training Event to be held on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 6:00pm to 7:30pm at the Bow Municipal Building regarding: “Making the Connection: What Communities need to know about Broadband and Telecommunications.”

Breezy Hill Bridge:

Cheryl Behr made clarification of Breezy Hill Road Bridge remarks that were made last week.

1. Not guaranteed to move the Breezy Hill Bridge up to 2015.

2. About one month away from detailed plans being completed.

Cheryl read a portion of a letter from the Department of Revenue. (Letter on file)

Ambulance Contract:

Cheryl Behr advised communication has been received from Tom French, Henniker Rescue Squad. After considerable consideration/discussion, it was a unanimous decision that both towns, Henniker and Bradford and their respective Attorney’s come together in a meeting. Cheryl Behr will forward a letter to Henniker Rescue Squad with this suggestion.

Historical Society Letter:

Cheryl Behr read a letter to be sent to the Historical Society regarding the authorizing of the moving of the old Post Office building to the property that the Town voted to dedicate to them at the March 2005 Town Meeting and in March 2012 as a historic village area, Map 17, Lot 12. (Letter on file)

Letter from Mr. R. Lincoln regarding suggestions for the Town Hall:

Cheryl Behr read a letter into the minutes from Mr. Lincoln regarding thoughts and ideas of what and how it can be done to facilitate putting offices back into the Town Hall. (Letter on file). John Pfeifle suggested Cheryl forward a copy of this letter to the Town Hall Restoration Committee.

Intent to Cut:

Intent to Cut were reviewed and signed for Chris Frey, Map 2, Lot 16 and also for

Rita Morris, Map 8, Lot 24 & 25.

Parks and Rec purchase picnic tables for front lawn of Community Center:

The Parks and Rec. committee requested permission to place two picnic tables on the front lawn of the Community Center. The Selectmen concur this would be feasible.

Inventory Taxable form which is not used will be sent back to the State was signed and dated.

Accounts Payable and Payroll Manifests were reviewed and signed.
Mention was made of there being no Selectmen’s meeting next Monday, June 16th as there will be a Special Town Meeting held at the Bradford Elementary School at 7:00pm

Mention was made of the upcoming CIP meeting tomorrow night from 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Sonny Harris reported on having the town hall roof looked at for repairs and the thought was standing seam was used as estimate which in round figures was $10,000.

Cheryl read a letter from Bruce McCandlish regarding Chase Kenyon coming before the Zoning Board of Adjustment resulting from a letter he received from the Selectmen stating the bus on his property was not up to present code. The Selectmen will work with the Kenyon’s, and Cheryl Behr will write a letter to them so stating.

John Pfeifle stated he does want a report on the activity on the property on Route 114 that is not up to Zoning Code by next Monday, June 16, 2014.

Review and Consideration of June 2, 2014 Minutes:

Motion was made by Sonny Harris to approve the June 2, 2014 minutes as presented. John Pfeifle seconded. Motion carried 3-0.

Meeting adjourned 6:45pm.

Respectfully submitted

Marjorie R. Cilley

Secretary

Selectmen’s Agenda 06.09.14

June 9, 2014

Selectmen’s Meeting

Agenda

June 9, 2014

 

Pledge of Allegiance

Roll Call –

 

Appearances:

1.      Ann Eldridge – Conservation Commission – Warner River

Regular Business

1.      Independence Day Celebration – Fireworks site

2.      Budget Discussions

3.      Ambulance contract

4.      Intent to cut for Chris Frey Map 2 Lot 16

5.      Intent to cut Rita Morris Map 8 Lots 24+25

6.      Ambulance Contract Discussion

7.      Reminder – no selectmen’s meeting next week – Town Meeting at Elementary School 7:00pm

 

 

Pending issues:

1.      Transfer Station Contracts

 

Accounts Payable and Payroll Manifest for review and signature

Review and accept Minutes

Select Board Minutes 06.02.14

June 5, 2014

TOWN OF BRADFORD

SELECTMEN’S MINUTES

JUNE 2, 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.

Pubic Hearing:

John Pfeifle, Chair opened the Pubic Hearing regarding the proposed Sale of Town Property to be voted on at the Special Town Meeting on June 16, 2014. It was stated that Municipalities can vote to accept money, and this Special Town Meeting will be asking the town for approval to sell the Jones Road sand pit area. John Pfeifle explained that it is anticipated to be another three years of sand there, which will remain the town’s who will retain mining rights. The purchaser will put up a building there, situated away from the gravel access. The estimated building and land would increase the tax basis of said property to around one half a million dollars.. The proposed business would hire several employees.

A Site Plan would have to go before the Planning Board.

It was also stated that this will be a sealed bid process for the project if approved by the town at the June 16 Special Town Meeting.

Much discussion ensued with questions and comments with pros and con’s regarding this property.

Harry Wright stated he is in total favor of selling the property for tax revenue but strongly against the process that is being gone through right now. Anticipated three more years of sand there, and in the interim, should be letting it be known within the State Economic Development people that this property will be available within three years and try to attract business, and not rush into this business deal right now.

The cost of the Special Town Meeting would be put into the sale pricing according to John Pfeifle. If the town does not vote to approve this sale, then the town would have to come up with the funds to cover the meeting.

Another comment from the floor was if a report would be forthcoming from the CIP committee as well as the Budget Committee. John Pfeifle suggested this is to accept money, not raise and appropriate money, therefore not sure same regulations apply.

Question was asked of how the Article reads that has been posted? At this time, Cheryl made copies of the Article and handed them out to everyone.

The Article which has been posted for the upcoming Town Meeting reads as follows:

To the inhabitants of the Town of Bradford in the County of Merrimack in said State qualified to vote in town affairs:

You are hereby notified to meet at the Bradford Elementary School on Old Warner Road in said Bradford, NH on Monday evening, the sixteenth of June next at 7:00o:clock in the evening to act on the following article::

“Article One: To see if the town will authorize the sale of town-owned property, Tax Map 6, Lot 102 upon such terms as may be negotiated by the Selectmen.”

Posted for the Board of Selectmen

John Pfeifle, Chairman

Delbert Harris III, Selectman

Harold Wright, Selectman

Motion was made by Sonny Harris to hold the Special Town Meeting on June 16, 2014 for the express purpose to vote on: Article One: To see if the town will authorize the sale of town-owned property, Tax Map 6 and Lot 102, upon such terms as may be negotiated by the Selectmen.. Seconded by John Pfeifle. Harry Wright voted No. Motion carried 2-1.

It was stated that the Town Attorney approved the writing of Article One above.

APPEARANCES

Marlene Freyler:

Did not speak

Town Hall Restoration:

Susan Reynolds suggested Selectmen move forward regarding the town hall roof as was voted at the last town meeting, and send out requests for quotes to ascertain what is required. Other areas brought up were the Boundary Line, Foundation and Well. John Pfeifle suggested these all get broken out individually prior to further discussion. It was stated that there are no outstanding commitments to the Town Hall Restoration Project at this time.

Town Hall Restoration is looking for guidance regarding a Capital Campaign at this time.

John Pfeifle suggested giving it a little more time.

Harry Wright suggested he sees no reason to halt a Capital Campaign at this time.

REGULAR BUSINESS:

Independence Day Celebration – July 5th progress report:

Cheryl Behr reported the committee has been working on availability of a variety of food venders as well as bands and entertainers. It was acknowledged that the Police Department is also helping by getting different groups in.

Abatements are being held until the Assessor has had time to review them.

Henry Thomas was appointed as part time Police Officer dated May 30, 201

Road Cleaning Issues:

Note was made that a picture was received of cleaning in front of a residents home.

Discussion regarding hiring Rabbit (for street cleaning) for less than $ 3000.00 to do the whole town was a good idea rather than purchasing equipment and was requested to be put in next years budget.

Motion was made to vacuum up sand as opposed to any other method by John Pfeifle, seconded by Sonny Harris. Motion carried 3- 0.

Cheryl Behr advised the budget should have 58% remaining, is now actually 53% remaining.

Receipt of Three Thousand dollars was received today for the sale of the Fire Department Generator which was sent off for auction.

DOT report shows the proposed Breezy Hill Bridge project to be scheduled for 2015 per Cheryl Behr. The detailed plan is complete.

The requested information from Town Attorney regarding the joint ambulance service between Bradford and Henniker has been received by the selectmen. Tom French, Henniker Rescue has requested information be made available for their next Selectmen’s meeting on June 9. Bradford will discuss this at their meeting on June 9th prior to forwarding information to Henniker.

Intent to Cut for Map 7, Lot 60 was reviewed and signed for Margaret Ainslie.

Accounts Payable and Payroll Manifest were reviewed and signed.

Question regarding Autocraft was asked, and the reply was to request Walter Royal, Building Inspector with the Chief of Police’s assistance to follow up on this code issue for a status repot, and to follow up.

Jim Valiquet, Police Chief advised he has not received the signed contract for Atlas Fireworks which needs to be submitted fifteen days prior to being used, with the permit issued by the State.

John Pfeifle reported that Claire James, Bradford Historical Society had set up a Kickstart program on the computer for The Historical Society work on the Tin Ship and not only reached goal, but went slightly over it.

Review and Consideration of May 19, 2014 minutes:

Motion was made by Sonny Harris to approve the May 19, 2014 minutes as presented. Seconded by John Pfeifle. Harry Wright abstained. Motion carried 2-0

John Pfeife read a letter from the Planning Board (letter on file) regarding the directions in and out at Pizza Chef. Cheryl Behr advised she is working on this.

Motion was made, seconded and carried to adjourn at 6:55pm.

Respectfully submitted

Marjorie R. Cilley

Secretary

Selectmen’s Agenda 06.02.14

June 2, 2014

Selectmen’s Meeting

Agenda

June 2, 2014

 

Pledge of Allegiance

Roll Call –

 

Public Discussion on Sale of Town Property to be voted on at the Special Town Meeting 6/16/19.

 

Appearances:

1.

Regular Business

1.      Independence Day Celebration – July 5th progress report

2.      Abatements for signature

3.      Appointment for Henry Thomas as part time police officer

4.      Road cleaning issues

5.      Budget Discussions

6.      Ambulance contract

 

 

Pending issues:

1.      Transfer Station Contracts

 

Accounts Payable and Payroll Manifest for review and signature

Review and accept Minutes

Select Board Minutes 05.19.14

May 21, 2014

TOWN OF BRADFORD

SELECTMEN’S MNUTES

MAY 19, 2014

5:30PM

The Pledge of Allegiance was said.

Call To Order and Roll Call:

John Pfeifle, Chair opened the meeting at 5:37pm with Sonny Harris, Marilyn Gordon, Treasurer, Cheryl Behr, Administrator and Marge Cilley, Secretary present. Harry Wright was absent.

Tom French – Henniker Rescue:

Tom French advised he had forwarded a proposal from the Henniker Selectmen to Bradford Selectmen to peruse regarding joining Rescue Squads. Tom stated that Henniker Attorney has looked at it, and tonight’s meeting is more or less a sounding board between the two groups. John Pfeifle stated the Bradford Attorney does also have a copy of it. Some discussion ensued regarding some wording and time frame. John Pfeifle advised he will e-mail Henniker with some suggestions.

Both groups will continue to work on modifying this contract and work on a revised proposal for the July 7, 2014 Selectmen’s meeting.

Marcia Keller – Planning Board:

Marcia Keller, Chair Planning Board gave the Selectmen the new tri-fold Planning Board brochure as well as some for the outside of the Selectmen’s office. Marcia also indicated that the information within the brochure will help let everyone know which department can help people with different questions.

Code Violations:

The following names had received letters regarding code violations:

Oona Tropeano- requested an extension of 90 days to remove vehicle in question.

Mrs. Chase Kenyon requested an extension on zoning violation until the Zoning Board meets in June to allow time to file for a special Exception.

Mr. Biron requested an extension of the zoning violation deadline. He is intending to sell both vehicles in question and is advertising the vehicles this weekend. Suggestion was for him to check back in 30 days.

Denise Renk – Barking Dogs:

John Pfeifle advised the barking dog concern has been discussed previously. Some thoughts were that some town people will help in building a shelter for the goats and there are some logs the town owns that can be cut for this. Denise Renk stated that she is not happy with keeping the animals sheltered year round, and would like them outside from October on. John also advised a plan needs to be put in place for good Management. Practices. Sonny Harris will check on some roofing with Kenny Anderson at the Land Fill.

Intent to Cut was signed for Bliss Dayton, County Road, Map 9, Lot 36.

Abatements were signed.

Independence Day:

A group of people got together and held a meeting for the Independence Day Celebration. Parade will be set to commence at 4:00pm Letters will go out to prospective float entry’s as well as to political candidates. For additional information, the Selectmen’s Office may be called at 938-5900.

Discussion on sale of town property:

Discussion was held regarding town property, specifically the sand pit on Jones Road and the feasibility of selling it. It was estimated that there will be three more years of sand there, however a building could be erected in the northwest corner without interference of procuring the sand. There is wood on the lot, which the purchaser would have to remove. There will be a Pubic Hearing on June 2, 2014 with discussion followed by a Town Meeting tentatively set up after that, on June 9, 2014 at the school.

Erica Gross, Town Clerk advised the timing depends upon the Check List people being available to sit so voters can sign up.

Historical Society – Claire James:

Clair James gave a brief synopsis of the on-line fund raiser, Kickstart for the Historical Society for the express use to paint the exterior of the Tin Shop, (The former Stewart building). Claire stated that $3200.00 is needed and about 50% has been raised. Another $1200.00 is needed by May 30th, and if the total amount is not collected, then they receive nothing. In order to participate, go to the WEB site: www.kickstarter.com/projects/tinshop Kickstarter.com.

Breezy Hill Road Bridge:

Mark Gaboury from Breezy Hill came to the Selectmen to question the discussed/ anticipated covered bridge. John Pfeifle explained what has been discussed here- to -fore at meetings, in the Bradford Bridge as well as in the Intertown Record. The concerned citizen is opposed to looking at a covered bridge from his home as opposed to the water. He requested the name of the Town Attorney which Cheryl Behr will provide to him.

Dick Keller provided the Selectmen with a Time Line for 2015 Town Meeting.

Accounts Payable and Payroll were reviewed and signed.

Review and Consideration of May 12, 2014 Minutes:

Motion was made by John Pfeifle to approve the May 12, 2014 minutes as presented. Seconded by Sonny Harris. Motion carried 2-0.

There being no other business to come before the board, meeting adjourned at 6:40pm.

Respectfuly submitted,

Marjorie R. Cilley, Secretary

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