Effingham Selectmen Meeting | August 20, 2019

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Meeting Notes

The Selectmen: Michael Cahalane, Chuck Fuller, and John Meisner convene their meetings at the Effingham Municipal Offices, 68 School Street, Effingham. This meeting began at 5:00 pm. Town Administrator: Claudia Lamphier. Office Assistant: Chris Holbrook


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0:00:01

MANIFEST REVIEW: Call to order at 5:00 pm. Roll: Meisner; Cahalane; Fuller; Town Admin. Burke;


0:25:24

MAIN MEETING; PLEDGE; Introduction of newly hired police officer; Michelle McCloud; Chief Butts retirement; Center Harbor Police Department; 244 High-watch police/ EMS call data;


0:29:59

MOTION: Meisner, to accept the manifest total of: $12,9669.00


SECOND: Cahalane


VOTE: Meisner Y; Cahalane Y; Fuller Y;


0:30:40

MOTION: Meisner, to accept the board of selectmen minutes from 8/13/19


SECOND: Fuller


VOTE: Meisner Y; Cahalane Y; Fuller Y;


0:30:57

MOTION: Meisner, to accept the board of selectmen work session minutes from 8/19/19


SECOND: Fuller


VOTE: Meisner Y; Cahalane Y; Fuller Y;


0:31:10

MOTION: Meisner, to accept the board of selectmen non public session #1 minutes from 8/13/19


SECOND: Fuller


VOTE: Meisner Y; Cahalane Y; Fuller Y;


0:31:26

MOTION: Meisner, to accept the board of selectmen non public session #2 minutes from 8/13/19


SECOND: Fuller


VOTE: Meisner Y; Cahalane Y; Fuller Y;


0:31:40

SIGNATURE FOLDER: Beaver control; intent to cut; veterans tax exemption; tax abatement; Letter to Mitch Locker: NHDES; DWDG: Ground Water Recharge Program; Green Mountain Conservation;


0:32:30

ACTION FOLDER: 33 Pound Road demolition; Drake Road Tree limb removal; Eversource assessment report; 91-A: request received: transfer station sticker placement; #Ron: Green Mountain Road; quick road report; gravel in the road; potholes; UPN cold patch use;


0:36:14

SELECTMEN REPORTS AND COMMENTS: Cahalane: Green Mountain Conservation Group (GMCG) Letter Re: alleged Pine Tree Power 100,000 gallons a day brine discharges; treating brine; NHDES permitting; upcoming GMCG meeting; volunteer appreciation; use oil collection grant; $2,500.00 no match; contract signatures= no confirmation on the vote to accept; ambulance contract negotiations; bidders; contract comparisons; Chief Butts Retirement; Sheriff review board; Tim Eldridge; warrant article proposals; banking interest rates; fees; catch basin cleaning; Green Mountain Road culvert installation; utility pole tax assessing; legal council; transfer station ordinance implementation plan; public service letter: Fuller; DRA MS535 form; police department retirement funding; police detail funds; FICA; Medicare; alleged improper payroll deduction; cruiser replacement fund; NH Retirement system changes; payroll deductions; budget line over $13,000; DRA MS4 Revenue projection form; shortfall in revenues; DMV;


0:54:18

SELECTMEN REPORTS AND COMMENTS: Fuller: 6 town ambulance bids; Eversource v. Effingham;


0:55:33

BID OPENING: Fuller:


R&D Paving: $142,264.80; without shoulders;


RF Carroll: $149,007.54;


0:58:35

MOTION/POLL: Meisner, to accept the paving contract from R&D Paving for $142,264.80 without shouldering.


SECOND: No verbal second made; motion begins as a poll.


VOTE: Meisner Y; Cahalane Y; Fuller Y;


0:59:33

ROAD PAVING BID DISCUSSION: Road shoulders; re shouldering in house;


1:01:07

BID OPENING: Danley Demo; $8,500.00; 33 Old Pound Road; night time activity; signing contract: delay signing contract for one week; insurance liability; Police Dept. air conditioner; window AC unit; Davis Meeting House current property tax assessment; Effingham Connect; Burke: RSA 72:23 6 filing; BTLA forms; Snow Road Bridge Replacement Process; public presentation;


1:07:57

PUBLIC COMMENTS: Effingham Preservation Society; fair street closures; event plans;


1:10:12

RECESS/ PUBLIC HEARING: RE: RIGHT OF WAY ORDINANCE; corrections; second reading; Ossipee Post Master: Mail box installation protocols; mail box winter maintenance;


1:12:39

MOTION: Cahalane, to approve the right of way ordinance 8/20/19.


SECOND: Meisner


VOTE: Meisner Y; Cahalane Y; Fuller Y;


1:13:00

PARKING ORDINANCE: Deleted items not applicable to Effingham; winter versus all year; impeding snow removal; parking bans;


1:15:48

MOTION: Cahalane, to approve the parking ordinance as amended; amendments listed in 1:13:00. Adoption date: 8/20/19


SECOND: Fuller


VOTE: Meisner Y; Cahalane Y; Fuller Y;


1:16:06

REGULATION OF THE USE OF HIGHWAYS: Selectmen authority: RSA 41:11 Title 3; RSA 47:17 VII; XVII; XVIII; public hearings; posting requirement; transfer station fees; $1.00 fee;


1:18:15

TRANSFER STATION ORDINANCE: Edits; amendments; permits; registration; smoke detectors; NHDES; Waste Management smoke detector collection; acetylene; glass; aluminum; tin; rinse and clean; contaminated load; 5% tipping cost due to contamination; non recyclable glass; waxed; tinfoil; hard covered books; fee structure; RSA 41:9-A; syringes; burn pile; forest fire involvement; Effingham Fire Warden; accepting credit cards; cash only; personal responsibility; effective date: October 1, 2019; transfer station specific revenue accounts;


1:38:07

MOTION: Cahalane, to approve the transfer station use ordinance: effective date: 8/20/19 enforcement date: 10/1/19


SECOND: Meisner


VOTE: Meisner Y; Cahalane Y; Fuller Y;


1:39:04

MOTION: Meisner, to adjourn.


SECOND: Cahalane


VOTE: Meisner Y; Cahalane Y; Fuller Y;

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