Effingham Selectmen Meeting | September 1, 2020

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Meeting Notes

Manifest: $345,778.02. Delinquent taxes: $542,381.07. Rural Libraries grant award. Live streaming of meetings. Dog ordinance proposal. Junk yard violation notices. Road/Bridge repair update. Town offices public access.


0:00:01

MEETING DATE: 09/1/2020


TIME IN: 09:00


ROLL CALL OFFICIALS PRESENT: Selectmen: Michael Cahalane


ROLL CALL OFFICIALS PRESENT: Selectmen: Chuck Fuller


ROLL CALL OFFICIALS PRESENT: Selectmen: Tom Hart


ROLL CALL OFFICIALS ELECTRONIC:


OFFICIALS ABSENT: None


TOWN ADMINISTRATOR: Brian Burke


ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT: Chris Holbrook


OTHERS PRESENT:


OTHERS PRESENT:


NOTE: GOVERNMENTOVERSITE-COM:



0:02:30

REVIEW OF MEETING FOLDERS:


[Unstructured cross talk:] Hearing aid; Batteries; Fuel folder; List of liabilities; Ink cartridges; State bidding;


0:10:00

REVIEW OF MEETING FOLDERS:


[Unstructured cross talk:] Selectmen meeting alternative dates; Septic systems; Building permits; Health trust; Return receipt postage;


0:20:00

REVIEW OF MEETING FOLDERS:


[Unstructured cross talk:]


0:23:00

REVIEW OF MEETING FOLDERS:


[Unstructured cross talk:] Lot merger; Deeded lot; "Owner issue"; Abutter "Owner"; Owner of record consistency; "Jr."; "Title matter";


0:26:21

MOTIONER: Cahalane


MOTION DETAILS:


To accept the manifest


SCHOOL PAYMENT:


TOWN OPERATING EXPENSES: $331,000 approx. [Green Mountain Road paving]


MANIFEST TOTAL: $345,778.02


SECOND: Hart


DISCUSSION: NO


CAHALANE: DID NOT VOTE


FULLER: DID NOT VOTE


HART: DID NOT VOTE


0:28:36

MOTIONER: Cahalane:


MOTION DETAILS: APPROVAL OF PUBLIC MINUTES


DATE: 08/25/2020


SECOND: Hart


DISCUSSION: No


CAHALANE: Yes


FULLER: Yes


HART: Yes


0:28:55

MOTIONER: Cahalane:


MOTION DETAILS: APPROVAL OF NON PUBLIC MINUTES


DATE: 08/25/2020


SECOND: Fuller


DISCUSSION: No


CAHALANE: Yes


FULLER: Yes


HART: Yes


0:29:19

SIGNATURE FILE:


Tax abatement: "Liens"; Purchase and sale agreement; Deed transfer; Sales previously approved; Letters to bidders; Intent to cut applications;


NOTE: No votes taken in public regarding: Tax abatements; Intent to cut applications;


0:30:10

ACTION FOLDER:


Selectmen meeting schedule; 09/08/2020 to 09/09/2020; Election conflict; Assessing;


0:30:35

MAIL REVIEW:


Rural Libraries grant award


Public access to Town Offices; Covid-19; GovernmentOversite-com; #EdComeau; Health trust "information"; Changes in personnel; Surplus return of funds; Transfer station; Electric meter to shed; Zoning officer report; Effingham Public library; Grant request; Rural Libraries; Library trustees; Children's Literacy Foundation; 2020-2021; Preschool daycare; Books; Program initiatives; No matching funds;


0:34:42

TOWN ADMINISTRATOR ACTIVITY REPORT:


Live streaming of meetings


BrianBurke; Town Office floor waxing/sealing; Asbestos floor tile; Retired contractor; Pine River Road culvert; Town offices video demonstration; Microphone setup; Consolidated communications; YouTube uploads; Live streaming; Telephone upgrade; Salt agreements; Morton; Granite State Salt; Election funds; Secretary of State; Election Ballots; Grant agreement submission dates; Town financial audit;


0:45:28

SELECTMEN ACTIVITY REPORTS:


Delinquent taxes


JosephDuchesne; Sworn in as Lt.; Loss of 9 Chickens; Wild dogs; Oil Containment; Transfer Station; Oil drums; Concrete sealing; $1,408.00; Steel/Plastic; Speed signs; Speed sign locations; Engineering speed study; Process of setting speed; Election tent; Lighting; Cemetery Hydro-seeding; Delinquent taxes: $542,381.07 ; Winter maintenance contract; Cemetary plot letters; Transfer station hiring banner; Tree mounting; Beaver removal; Snow Road Bridge; #RonEvans; Mud removal;


1:00:00

SELECTMEN ACTIVITY REPORTS:


Dog ordinance proposal


Town Office HVAC; LP gas; #MikeStrogen; 15000 BTU regulator; Junk Yard ordinance notification violation; Legal analysis; Dog ordinance; Subsurface ordinance; PD access; Green Mountain Road; Road grading; Transfer Station job applications; Fire Station repairs; Town owed property; Eversource pole "hole"; Fire inspection public hearing; Green Mountain Road paving; Safety flaggers; Traffic controls; Certification; Public behavior; Police presence;


1:15:00

SELECTMEN ACTIVITY REPORTS:


Junk yard violation notices


Road/Bridge repair update


Green Mountain Road construction traffic control; Town Administrators position hiring; #AudryFrasier; Junk yard ordinance violations; USDA Snow Road Bridge; Environmental review; Elm Street Bridge repair update; Ossipee Post Master; Town House Road mail box regulations; Barrels; Parsonsfield Road mail box; Transfer station stickers; Using plate numbers to identify Transfer station sticker violators;


1:25:04

SELECTMEN ACTIVITY REPORTS:


Town office public access


Town office public access; GovernmentOversite-com; #EdComeau; Municipal Staff access only; General municipal access; Live streaming; Consolidated communications; Covid-19; Sanitizing building costs; Staff ages: risk assessment; "Small faction of people who like to complain about everything that are just stirring the pot"; #DaveStraus: Budget; Capital improvement; Bridge trust funds; Warrant articles; Equipment trust fund; Fire trust fund; School tax rate;


1:43:00

MOTIONER: Cahalane:


MOTION DETAILS:


To adjourn:


TIME OUT: 10:46

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