Selectmen’s Minutes 02.03.15- Amended 02.05.15

February 4, 2015

Board of Selectmen Minutes

February 3, 2015

 

Pledge of Allegiance

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

Regular Business

  1. Call to Vote for election signed by Selectmen
  2. Appointment of Sandra Paul as Supervisor of the Checklist signed by Selectmen
  3. Letter signed authorizing Treasurer to transfer $100,000 from Savings Acct to Operating Acct
  4. Easements for Breezy Hill Rd Bridge complete awaiting signatures
  5. Remaining Warrant Articles voted on. Discussed language and cost for articles pertaining to Town Hall renovations.
    • Article 7 – To appropriate $150,000 for full Town Hall Foundation – Vote 2-1
    • Article 17- To appropriate $30,000 to purchase a sand screen- Vote 2-1
    • All other warrant articles received a 3-0 vote by the Selectmen
  6. Warrant Article added to dissolve Ambulance Billing & Capital Reserve Funds.
  7. Abatement and Exemptions signed by Selectmen
  8. Selectmen will speak with Road Agent about plowing Rte 103 Tall Pines Rest Area

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 January 26, 2015 meeting were reviewed and accepted with edits:

Add Pending Issue “4. Questionable effluent N side of Old Warner Rd”

 

Meeting ended at 6:45pm.

Original minutes amended February 5, 2015

Selectmen’s Agenda 02.03.15 rescheduled for 02.03.15

February 3, 2015

Selectmen’s Meeting

Agenda

Rescheduled to February 3, 2015

 

Pledge of Allegiance

Roll Call –

 

 

Appearances:

  1. Town Hall Building Committee – RFP for selective demolition

 

Regular Business

  1. Order of Warrant Articles & Continue the warrant article review.
  2. Rate information for Town Hall Bond

 

Pending issues:

  1. Auto Craft pictures rec’d – report received and forwarded to attorney

 

 

Accounts Payable and Payroll Manifest for review and signature

Review minutes of last meeting

 

 

Selectmen’s Minutes 01.26.15

January 27, 2015

Board of Selectmen Minutes

January 26, 2015

 

Pledge of Allegiance

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

Sonny Harris absent due to family emergency

Appearances

  1. Fire Department representative advised they are waiting to speak to the State Legislature regarding state forest behind the fire station. Selectmen agreed to include $500 warrant article for study of cost implications.
  2. Town Hall Building Committee requested the RFP for selective demolition be submitted in two parts. Selectmen agreed. It was presented that Bradford Town Hall was featured on the cover of the latest issue of Town and City magazine.

Regular Business

  1. It was agreed that, weather permitting, town meeting will be held at the town shed on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 10:00am in order to accommodate the number of residents anticipated to attend.
  2. Abatement and Current use documents to sign were postponed until next meeting.
  3. Safe Routes to School (SRTS) draft reports were circulated for review.
  4. The town was informed that Bradford did not receive funding for West Main St sidewalks this round. Letter from TAP read to record.
  5. Warrant Article review continued. Issues to discuss next week include Town Hall funding, fire tanker, sand screen, rainy day fund and updated rate information for Town Hall bond.
  6. Road agent estimated $60,000 for repair of Class V seasonal portion of Forrest St. Selectmen agreed to include $500 warrant article for study to repair street.
  7. Personnel Action Form signed regarding new Supervisor of the Checklist.

Pending Issues

  1. Autocraft- photos and report forwarded to town attorney
  2. Failed septic system on Route 114
  3. Shed unlawfully built on Center Rd

Accounts Payable and Payroll Manifest reviewed and signed.

Minutes of January 12, 2015 meeting were reviewed and accepted as presented.

 

Public Session ended at 6:35pm.

Meeting entered into Nonpublic Session to discuss personnel per RSA 91A:3II (a) and property negotiations per RSA 91A:3II (d).

Selectmen’s Agenda 01.26.15

January 26, 2015

Selectmen’s Meeting

Agenda

January 26, 2015

 

Pledge of Allegiance

Roll Call –

 

 

Appearances:

  1. Town Hall Building Committee – RFP for selective demolition
  2. Fire Dept regarding land behind the fire station

Regular Business

  1. Personnel manual waiver for use of sick time
  2. Location for town meeting. School or Hwy sheds
  3. Abatement and Current use for signature.
  4. SRTS draft reports
  5. Order of Warrant Articles & Continue the warrant article review.
  6. Road Agent’s report on cost to repair Class V seasonal portion of Forrest St.
  7. Rainy day fund under what line item?
  8. Rate information for Town Hall Bond
  9. Non public to discuss personnel (RSA91A:3IIa) and property negotiations (RSA 91A:3IId)

 

Pending issues:

  1. Auto Craft pictures rec’d – report received and forwarded to attorney

 

 

Accounts Payable and Payroll Manifest for review and signature

Review minutes of last meeting

 

 

Bond Hearing for Town Hall 2-9-2015

January 25, 2015

Town of Bradford

Notice of Public Bond Hearings

 Monday, February 9, 2015

7:00pm at the Bradford Area Community Center

134 East Main Street

Bradford, NH 03221

 

 

Pursuant to RSA 33:8-a, public bond hearings will be held to hear components on the proposed issuance of the following bond:

 

  1. Bond for the purpose of renovating the Historic Bradford Town Hall for town offices and general cultural purposes. The amount of the bond is still in discussion but is estimated at $950,000.

 

The meeting will be held in the Youth Room of the Bradford Area Community Center.  Questions should be addressed to the Selectmen’s Office at 603-938-5900.

 

 

 

No Selectmen’s Meeting 01.19.15

January 16, 2015

In observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day there will be no Select Board Meeting January 19, 2015.

The Board will meet next on January 26, 2015 at 5:30pm in the Bradford Community Center.

Selectmen’s Minutes 01.13.15

January 13, 2015

Board of Selectmen Minutes

January 12, 2015

 

Pledge of Allegiance

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

Appearances

  1. Fritz Von Behren- Bradford Fish and Game. A property was purchased by a third party with the agreement that BF&G would buy back. Upon purchase the property came out of current use thus accruing a penalty. Bradford Fish & Game requests the Current Use Penalty assessed on the property be waived. Motion made to waive the penalty fee. Motion passed 3-0.

Regular Business

  1. Map 5 Lot 114 W Meadow Rd- Intent to Cut Form signed by Selectmen.
  2. Town Administrator read to record the letter of response to Ms. Bouley.
  3. Letter received requesting removal of contents of downstairs rooms at the Town Hall in order to do a structural analysis. It was agreed that contents should be sorted and subsequently sent to Transfer Station and a storage facility. Motion was made to destroy all tapes over 24 months old. Motion approved 3-0.
  4. Town Administrator advised the change of special revenue for Transfer Station from $15,000 to $25,000 should be included as a Warrant Article.
  5. Rainy day fund to be included as a separate line item at $20,000.
  6. Selectmen continued the warrant article review. Discussed long term lease options, ambulance billing, Ambulance Capital Reserve, Bradford Tall Pines, THRC bonds and removal of hazardous waste at Town Hall. Solar lease option will be revisited with more research. The change of Forest St from seasonal class V to regular class V was debated. Agreed to discuss with Road Agent and vote next meeting. John Pfeifle agreed to speak with Code Enforcement Officer regarding zoning violation on Center Rd.

Accounts Payable and Payroll Manifest reviewed and signed.

Minutes of January 5, 2015 meeting were reviewed and accepted as presented.

Public Session ended at 6:35pm.

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

Meeting adjourned at 6:55pm.

Selectmen’s Agenda 01.12.15

January 12, 2015

Selectmen’s Meeting

Agenda

January 12, 2015

 

Pledge of Allegiance

Roll Call –

 

 

 

Appearances:

  1. Fritz von Behren – Bradford Fish and Game

 

Regular Business

  1. Continue the warrant article review.
  2. Rainy day fund?
  3. Other non money warrant articles
  4. Non public session per RSA 91A:3II(a) – personnel issues

 

Pending issues:

  1. Auto Craft pictures rec’d – no report at this time.

 

 

Accounts Payable and Payroll Manifest for review and signature

Review minutes of last meeting

 

 

Selectmen’s Minutes 01.05.15

January 6, 2015

Board of Selectmen Meeting

January 5, 2015

Minutes

 

Pledge of Allegiance

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

The Board welcomed Camila Devlin as Secretary to the Board of Selectmen.

Appearances

  • Bradford resident Elizabeth Bouley, who was unable to attend, sent a letter of complaint that was read to record regarding her interactions with the Town Clerk/Tax Collector’s office. The Town Clerk was present to detail the series of events leading up to the letter. The Board expressed appreciation for the Town Clerk’s efforts. Town Administrator will draft a letter of response to Ms. Bouley.
  • THRC Representative Beth Rodd presented a request for a grant to make the Town Hall wheelchair accessible. A public meeting will be held January 17, 2015, location to be determined, regarding details. Motion was made to approve the THRC’s request for a grant. Motion approved 3-0.

Regular Business

  1. Budget/Warrant Articles- Selectmen continued the review of 2015 budget and warrant articles. Board discussed joining more services with surrounding towns in order to regulate budget increases. The Budget Committee meets Wednesday, January 7, 2015.
  1. Bridge Line Item- The Breezy Hill Bridge cost stands at $24,025. The budget currently reserves $100/year for bridge repair and maintenance. In years past the yearly allowance was $8,000 for continuous service. It was decided that rather than increase the line item, bridge painting and general cleaning would be added to the Road Crew’s list.

Accounts Payable and Payroll Manifest reviewed and signed.

Minutes of December 29, 2014 meeting reviewed and accepted as presented.

Meeting adjourned at 6:25pm.

 

Minutes submitted by Camila Devlin

Selectmen’s Minutes 12.29.14

January 5, 2015

Selectmen’s Meeting

Minutes

Dec 29 2014

 

Pledge of Allegiance

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

 

Appearances:

 

Regular Business

  1. Warrant Articles – Selectmen reviewed the list of anticipated warrants and requested adjustments be made in the listing of the warrants. The Board will reconsider and vote to recommend of not at next week’s meeting.
  2. Fire Truck Warrant Article – Questions regarding the process of bidding the fire truck were answered. Suggestions were made by a member of the Budget Committee regarding the process of establishing specifications, posting or soliciting bids and the review of bids.
  3. Ambulance service – it was reported that eight people have completed the rescue course and will be on the new first responder squad. The Selectmen discussed a periodic review with Henniker Rescue to confirm the new program is operating as hoped.
  4. Current Use Applications – signed by Selectmen
  5. Payroll memo signed by Selectmen
  6. Office hours for the rest of the week. Office will close at noon on Wednesday and will be closed Thursday and Friday.
  7. Meeting closed at 6:50 pm

 

 

Pending issues:

  1. Auto Craft pictures rec’d – no report at this time.

 

 

Accounts Payable and Payroll Manifest-reviewed and signed

Review minutes of last meeting – minutes accepted as presented

 

 

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