Ossipee Selectmen Meeting | August 19, 2019

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Meeting Notes

The board members: Sue Simpson, Sam Martin and Martha Eldridge convene their meetings at Ossipee Town Hall, Bub Avery Memorial Gymnasium, 55 Main Street, Center Ossipee, and this meeting began at 4:15 pm. Town Administrator: Ellen White.

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Roll call: Sam Martin; Martha Eldridge; Sue Simpson;


PARKS AND RECREATION UPDATE: Craig Brady, Recreation Director: Summer camp end date; summer camp activity report; community block party; Old Home Week; fall 2019 registration; travel field hockey; travel soccer; intramural soccer; little pros soccer;


TOWN ADMINISTRATOR UPDATE: Ellen White: Town Administrator: New time clock software installation; transfer station time clock software; transfer station computer issue; health complaints; revaluation data entry; revaluation field work; meeting to discuss internal telephone system RFQ; 3 RFQ; VOIP compatibility; monthly subscription fee;


TOWN CLERK UPDATE: Kellie J. Skehan, Town Clerk: Ossipee Police; Dog licenses; fines; property tax delinquency letters; tax collection totals;


TRANSFER STATION DIRECTORS REPORT: Brewster Vittum, Transfer station supervisor: 22 tons of plastic; Shipping costs;


WATER AND SEWER: Wayne "Bo" Eldridge: Broken service lines; reporting water issues;


PUBLIC INPUT: Ash Fischbein, Economic Development Council (EDC) Chairman; playground installation: Ossipee Concerned Citizens (OCC); old equipment removal; playground grading; gated entrances; Ultraplay Inc. site visit; volunteers; donated food; Varsity Beverage; Jake Dawson, Dawson Excavating appreciation;


MOTION: Martin, to approve the Selectmen work session and non public minutes from 8/12/19

SECOND: Eldridge

VOTE: Martin Y; Eldridge Y; Simpson Y;


MOTION: Martin, to approve the Selectmen minutes from 8/12/19

SECOND: Eldridge

VOTE: Martin Y; Eldridge Y; Simpson Y;


SMALL CLAIM FILINGS; TAX MATTERS: Town of Ossipee v. Micheal Doherty; Scott Garland; Andy/ Alex Hall; Richard Mckenny/ Gene McKenny; Diane O'Connell; Mark Rush; Nathan- Sequin/ Daneil Devoe; Gina Sylva; Chris Vernon;


MOTION: Martin, to authorize the Chairman to sign the small claim forms listed at 06:35

SECOND: Simpson

VOTE: Martin Y; Eldridge Y; Simpson Y;


CHECK VOUCHER TOTALS; Payroll week ending: 8/17/19- pay date: 8/20/19 $44,320.81; Accounts payable: week ending 8/12/19: check date: 8/19/19; total accounts payable: $134,464.52; accounts payable batch total: water and sewer; check date: 8/19/19 Total amount: $16,113.90;


MOTION: Eldridge, To approve the check voucher totals listed in 08:08

SECOND: Simpson

VOTE: Martin Y; Eldridge Y; Simpson Y;


PAYROLL REIMBURSEMENT REQUEST: week ending: 8/17/19 payday 8/19/19 Water and Sewer total: $3,643.74


MOTION: Eldridge, to approve the payroll reimbursements listed in 09:13

SECOND: Simpson

VOTE: Martin Y; Eldridge Y; Simpson Y;




MOTION: Eldridge, to approve the Water and Sewer Warrant: $84.87

SECOND: Simpson

VOTE: Martin Y; Eldridge Y; Simpson Y;


ANNOUNCEMENTS: Ossipee Economic Development Committee (EDC) minutes are available 8/12/19.


CORRESPONDENCE: Letter read into record: planning board assistance; generator installation;


USE OF FACILITIES CONTRACT: Ossipee Round Table; 9/14/19 networking gathering; 10/12/19; 11/9/19; 12/14/19 8:30 am- 12:00 noon; Town Hall;


MOTION: Eldridge, to approve the use of facilities contract as listed in 11:02

SECOND: Martin

VOTE: Martin Y; Eldridge Y; Simpson Y;


GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM (GIS) Annual maintenance agreement renewal;


MOTION: Eldridge, to approve the (GIS) annual maintenance agreement.

SECOND: Simpson

VOTE: Martin Y; Eldridge Y; Simpson Y;


LETTER OF INTEREST: Trustee of trust funds appointment; Angela Rizzitano;


MOTION: Simpson, to appoint Angela Rizzitano as a Trustee of Trust funds.

SECOND: Eldridge

VOTE: Martin Y; Eldridge Y; Simpson Y;


CORRESPONDENCE: Charter Communication 10/19; upcoming channel changes;

Charter Communications: 8/15/19 upcoming channel changes;

Green Mountain Conservation group: Education coordinator;

Executive Councilor Cyans itineraries


MOTION: Martin, to seal the 8/19/19 non public minutes per RSA 91-A:3 II (e) Consideration or negotiation of pending claims or litigation which has been threatened in writing or filed by or against the public body or any subdivision thereof, or by or against any member thereof because of his or her membership in such public body, until the claim or litigation has been fully adjudicated or otherwise settled. Any application filed for tax abatement, pursuant to law, with any body or board shall not constitute a threatened or filed litigation against any public body for the purposes of this subparagraph.

SECOND: Simpson

VOTE: Martin Y; Eldridge Y; Simpson Y; 2/3 required vote to seal met. Per RSA 91-A:3 III


MOTION: Martin, to seal non public session 8/19/19 per RSA 91-A:3 II (c) Matters which, if discussed in public, would likely affect adversely the reputation of any person, other than a member of the public body itself, unless such person requests an open meeting. This exemption shall extend to any application for assistance or tax abatement or waiver of a fee, fine, or other levy, if based on inability to pay or poverty of the applicant.

SECOND: Eldrige

VOTE: Martin Y; Eldridge Y; Simpson Y; 2/3 required vote to seal met. Per RSA 91-A:3 III


PLANNING BOARD NOTICE OF DECISIONS: available within Ossipee Planning Board (OPB) minutes;


CORRESPONDENCE: Town Council: Richard Sager; Westward Shores Campground (Northgate Resorts): FEMA flood plain requirements; code enforcement officer; FEMA regulations; non compliant structures and recreational vehicles within flood plain; National Flood Insurance Program; seasonal tenant pending litigation; enforcement actions; forced compliance; FEMA deadline: 10/20/19 NFIP compliance plan;


GOVERNOR WENTWORTH REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT: (GWRSD) 8/12/19 school board meeting; Town of Ossipee school payments; tax anticipated note use (TAN); payment schedules;


Route 16 bridge replacement; budget availability on website;


PUBLIC INPUT: Conservation member comment: Crystal Eldridge; Windows overlook brush cutting; use of highway department; use of Conservation Commission funds;

PUBLIC INPUT: Ash Fischbein, reinstallation of Whittier Covered Bridge update; Bidding delay;


MOTION: Eldridge, to adjourn: 4:37 pm

SECOND: Martin: non debatable.

VOTE: Martin Y; Eldridge Y; Simpson Y;

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