Tamworth Selectmen Meeting | May 17, 2018

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Meeting Notes

Tamworth New Hampshire Selectmen meeting from 5/17/18. The Selectmen: William Farnum, Steve Gray, Rebecca Mason, Dan Poirier and Aaron Ricker, convene their meetings at Tamworth Town Offices, 84 Main Street, Tamworth, New Hampshre and this meeting began at 6:00 pm. Town Administrator: Darlene McWhirter. Finance Officer: Kathy Estabrook.


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0:00:18

Call to order: 5 Selectmen in attendance; Transfer station report:


0:02:05

Motion: M-Gray- To proceed with chipper purchase; Motion fails item budgeted;


0:04:18

Police Chief report:


0:07:56

Tax Collector report:


0:08:47

Mount Washington Economic Development Council update:


0:17:10

Friends of the Town House report:


0:18:22

Motion: M-Farnum- To go forward with kitchen repairs 7,960.00 2nd-Poirier V5-0


0:18:50

Friends of the Town House report: Continued: Rummage Sale:


0:21:30

Cable Franchise agreement discussion:


1:05:47

Motion: M-Gray- To go into non public per RSA 91:a 3, 2 L legal issue 2nd-Poirier-Roll-Gray-Yes; Farnum-Yes; Ricker-Yes; Mason-Yes; Poirier-Yes;


1:07:18

Selectmen Return: No available data that the minutes were sealed CMI; Tamworth Raceway;


1:10:05

PUBLIC COMMENT: Public comment process;


1:13:06

PUBLIC COMMENT: Sound ordinance;


1:16:23

PUBLIC COMMENT: Enforcement of sound ordinance;


1:18:05

PUBLIC COMMENT: Club Motorsports; operating plan; 2005 operating plan; Sound ordinance;


1:43:08

PUBLIC COMMENT: Sound ordinance enforcement;


1:43:43

PUBLIC COMMENT: Using App to check decibel readings during bike week;


1:45:10

PUBLIC COMMENT: Discriminatory enforcement of sound ordinance;


1:47:50

PUBLIC COMMENT: The CMI experience;


1:49:20

PUBLIC COMMENT: Sound ordinance measurements; encouraging dialog; putting CMI on agenda;


1:54:27

PUBLIC COMMENT: CMI operating plan; Selectmen site visits;


2:00:17

PUBLIC COMMENT: Putting CMI on agenda;


2:03:23

PUBLIC COMMENT ENDS: Short Recess;


2:04:37

Motion: M-Gray- To adopt RSA 31: 105 2nd-Poirier-Discussion background of Statute: indemnification; V5-0 Discussion of RSA 31:106 also.


2:09:45

Motion: M-Gray- To approve May 3, 2018 minutes 2nd-Farnum-Discussion: Corrections; V5-0


2:15:42

Motion: M-Gray- To approve May 3, 2018 and SEAL non public minutes V5-0 There is a brief discussion of the validity of the sealing of these non public minutes.


Board illegally sealed these Non public minutes: The law specifically states you have 72 hours after the meeting to seal.


RSA 91-a: 3 section III. III. Minutes of meetings in nonpublic session shall be kept and the record of all actions shall be promptly made available for public inspection, except as provided in this section. Minutes of such sessions shall record all actions in such a manner that the vote of each member is ascertained and recorded. Minutes and decisions reached in nonpublic session shall be publicly disclosed within 72 hours of the meeting, unless, by recorded vote of 2/3 of the members present taken in public session, it is determined that divulgence of the information likely would affect adversely the reputation of any person other than a member of the public body itself, or render the proposed action ineffective, or pertain to terrorism, more specifically, to matters relating to the preparation for and the carrying out of all emergency functions, developed by local or state safety officials that are directly intended to thwart a deliberate act that is intended to result in widespread or severe damage to property or widespread injury or loss of life. This shall include training to carry out such functions. In the event of such circumstances, information may be withheld until, in the opinion of a majority of members, the aforesaid circumstances no longer apply.


2:17:00

ADMINISTRATORS UPDATE: Job application received;


2:25:13

Password for Tamworth.org; Discussion; Email access; Selectmen work sessions;


2:33:21

Butlers Bridge closure: Resident concerns;


2:37:10

Motion: M-Gray- To approve payroll authorization: May 10, 2018; 31,541.82 2nd-Poirier- V5-0


Motion: M-Gray- To approve payroll authorization: May 24, 2018 29,367.95 2nd-Poirier- V5-0


Motion: M-Gray- To approve accounts payable: 60.00 2nd-Poirier-V5-0


Motion: M-Gray- To approve accounts payable: 320,262.14 2nd-Poirier-V5-0



2:39:17

Letter: Request to DOT blinking light; speed change;


Motion: M-Mason- To allow the Chair to sign 2nd-Poirier- V5-0


2:40:27

Payment agreement:


Motion: M-Gray- To approve payment agreement 2nd-Mason-Discussion: process of signing V5-0


2:41:38

Motion: M-Gray- To approve the tax warrant due July 5, 2018: 3,848,076.00 12% 2nd-Poirier-V5-0


Motion: M-Gray- Raffle permit: Cook Memorial: 2nd-Poirier-V5-0


2:43:13

APPOINTMENTS: Economic Development Council; Motion: M-Gray- 2nd-Poirier-V5-0


Motion: M-Mason- To allow signature; reappointment; Mount Washington Valley Economic Council: 2nd-Poirier-V5-0


2:44:35

M-Gray- Current use application: Map 404 lot 008 2nd-Poirier-V5-0


2:45:05

M-Gray- Abatement for tax Map 218 lot 090 2nd-Poirier-V5-0


2:45:34

Motion: M-Gray- To deny abatements; 212021011 2nd-Poirier- V5-0


Motion: M-Gray- To deny abatement; Map 202 017 2nd-Poirier- V5-0


Motion: M-Gray- To deny abatement; Map 208 007 2nd-Poirier- V5-0


Motion: M-Gray- To approve an administrative abatement; 413-017-002 2nd-Poirier- V5-0


Motion: M-Gray- To approve an abatement; Map 202- 041 2nd-Poirier- V5-0



2:49:00

Master plan review; work session;


2:49:56

SELECTMEN UPDATE: Poirier: EDC FARNUM: Library Trustee Meeting; master plan; life safety inspections; MASON; CiP meeting; CiP letters; Primex; joint loss management; GRAY; Ossipee budget seminar meeting;


2:53:35

Motion: M-Gray- To adjourn 2nd-Poirier-V5-0

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