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

 

 

Selectmen’s Minutes 02.17.15

February 18, 2015

Board of Selectmen Meeting & Public Hearing Minutes

February 17, 2015

 

Pledge of Allegiance

Meeting called to order at 5:30pm

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

Appearances

  1. 2015 Independence Day Committee was present to express concern over fireworks cost increase of $2000 from last year. Questions of fundraising alternatives and potential advertising conflicts addressed and discussed.

Regular Business

  1. Selectmen signed warrant
  2. Selectmen signed personnel action forms. Chair suggested in 2016 all employee pay increases be effective on the same date.
  3. It was brought to the attention of the board that there are old, but currently relevant, campaign signs at a municipal property in town that need to be removed or concealed for the 2015 election.
  4. Fireworks contract was signed with Atlas Fireworks at $10,000/year for 3 years.
  5. Town meeting discussed- Selectmen agreed that shuttle service, police detail and portable toilets will be provided.
  6. Anticipated 2015 revenues approximately $110,000 less than 2014 revenues as there are no plans to sell large items and in 2014 Bradford received police grant money and had $60,000 returned by local government center in overpaid premiums. Drastic tax rate increase not expected due to offset by reintegrated funds from Ambulance Billing and Capital Reserve Funds.
  7. Selectmen encouraged RHC to get back involved in working with the town to raise awareness about getting the vote out for the Town Hall. Expressed the desire for the involved parties to work together in the fundraising activities, sentiment that the board would like to help mitigate differences.
  8. Fire Chief expressed his gratitude to the Road Crew for great road upkeep after Fire Dept responded to a chimney fire on County Rd earlier this month.
  9. Selectmen will wait until next meeting for THRC to present documents regarding planned work to be done prior to making any motions or official recommendations.
  10. At Road Agent’s request Town Administrator composed and read a letter to Blaisdell Lake Rd resident regarding snow plowed into the road, citing RSA 236:20, RSA47:17p7, RSA41:11 “It shall be unlawful to plow snow across any town roads, including class V & VI or to deposit snow within the travelled portion of town roads”

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 9, 2015 meeting were reviewed and accepted as presented.

Meeting ended at 6:30pm

Public Hearing opened at 7:00pm

Hearing cancelled as the bond for $150,000 for Bradford Town Hall has been withdrawn

Hearing closed 7:01pm

Selectmen’s Agenda 02.17.15

February 17, 2015

Selectmen’s Meeting

Agenda

February 17 2015

 

Pledge of Allegiance

Roll Call –

 

Bond Hearing will be held at 7:00 pm.  The regularly scheduled Selectmen’s Meeting will begin at 5:30pm and adjourn at 7:00 for the hearing.

 

 

Appearances:

  1. Dean Williams – SRTS
  2. Town Hall Building Committee
  3. Claire James regarding Independence day.

 

Regular Business

  1. Sign Warrant
  2. Town Meeting – parking? Police? Other issues.
  3. Fireworks contract
  4. Projected revenues for 2015. Review of the DRA MS737 draft
  5. Status of Town Report – color photo for the cover?

 

Pending issues:

 

 

Accounts Payable and Payroll Manifest for review and signature

Review minutes of last meeting

 

 

Bond Hearing Minutes 02.09.15

February 11, 2015

Bond Hearing for Bradford 2015

February 9, 2015

 

Motion made to open hearing. Motion carried 3-0.

Bond Hearing opened at 7:00pm.

Article 3: Town Hall Restoration Bond

Selectmen recommend bond for Eight Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($850,000.00)

Question presented regarding cost to town. Numbers not current, however previously projected numbers include a high of $.35/1000 and a low option of $.23/1000. Updated numbers are expected to lower slightly.

Motion made to adjourn bond hearing. Motion carried 3-0.

Bond Hearing adjourned at 7:06pm.

Selectmen’s Minutes 02.09.15

February 11, 2015

Board of Selectmen Meeting

February 9, 2015

Pledge of Allegiance

Meeting called to order at 5:30pm

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

Appearances

  1. Chris Way presented update of revitalized Bradford Revolving Loan Fund board. Fund is currently run by CRDC. Board is looking to define utility- currently functioning only in a marketing capacity and would like to contribute beyond that.
  2. Town Hall Building Committee discussed updates regarding RFP for selective demolition. In order to meet OSHA standards power service must be cut prior to demo. Future temporary and permanent power service solutions and pricing debated. Chairman spoke to record advising THBC not to pursue any demolition prior to Town Meeting.

Motion made to remove Article 4: Town Hall Foundation from Town Warrant. Motion carried 3-0.

Regular Business

  1. Sonny Harris’ letter to Intertown Record regarding old growth and Mount Sunapee expansion reviewed and discussed.
  2. Motion made to include Warrant Article 29 to raise and appropriate $1,000.00 to be added to the Gravestone Repair Expandable Trust previously established. Motion carried 3-0.
  3. Chairman presented Selectmen’s commentary on Town Report. Edits made regarding wording and content.
  4. Projected revenues for 2015 will be distributed by e-mail to Select Board and Budget Committee and will be reviewed at next week’s meeting.
  5. Status of Town Report reviewed.

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

Minutes of February 3, 2015 meeting were reviewed and accepted as presented.

Meeting ended at 6:50pm, Bond Hearing to convene at 7:00pm.

Selectmen’s Agenda 02.09.15 and Bond Hearing

February 9, 2015

Selectmen’s Meeting

Agenda

February 9 2015

 

Pledge of Allegiance

Roll Call –

 

Bond Hearing will be held at 7:00 pm.  The regularly scheduled Selectmen’s Meeting will begin at 5:30pm and adjourn at 7:00 for the hearing.

 

 

Appearances:

1.      Chris Way – Bradford Revolving Loan Fund

2.      Town Hall Building Committee – RFP for selective demolition

 

Regular Business

1.      Discuss Sonny’s letter to be sent to the Intertown re old growth forests.

2.      Vote on the additional warrant article – Gravestone repair

3.      Projected revenues for 2015.  Review of the DRA MS737 draft

4.      Status of Town Report

 

Pending issues:

 

 

Accounts Payable and Payroll Manifest for review and signature

Review minutes of last meeting

 

 

February 9, 2015

 

Selectmen’s Meeting

Agenda

Rescheduled to February 9 2015

 

Pledge of Allegiance

Roll Call –

 

Bond Hearing will be held at 7:00 pm.  The regularly scheduled Selectmen’s Meeting will begin at 5:30pm and adjourn at 7:00 for the hearing.

 

 

Appearances:

  1. Chris Way – Bradford Revolving Loan Fund
  2. Town Hall Building Committee – RFP for selective demolition

 

Regular Business

  1. Discuss Sonny’s letter to be sent to the Intertown re old growth forests.
  2. Vote on the additional warrant article – Gravestone repair
  3. Projected revenues for 2015. Review of the DRA MS737 draft
  4. Status of Town Report

 

Pending issues:

 

 

Accounts Payable and Payroll Manifest for review and signature

Review minutes of last meeting

 

 

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

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