Ossipee Selectmen Meeting | September 30, 2019

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Meeting Notes

ATTENDANCE: Martha Eldridge; Sam Martin; Sue Simpson; Location coordinates;
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0:00:47

HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT REPORT: Bill Eldridge: Blake Hill Rd. drain cleaning; Granite Rd. Mowing; Mill Pond Bridge guard rails; John Deere tractor service; Fogg's Ridge Rd. water sump; Effingham Rd. mowing; Remle Circle brush cutting; Grader tire replacement; Granite Rd. washout; Granite Rd. header; Connor Pond Rd. grading; Dorrs St. beaver dam removal; Circuit Road under drain; Connor Pond Rd. brush cutting; Granite Rd. mowing; Sidewalk installation project update;


0:02:32

POLICE DEPARTMENT REPORT: Lieutenant Anthony Castaldo: Rt. 16 Bridge replacement closure; Newman Drew Rd. detour traffic;


0:03:16

RECREATION DEPARTMENT REPORT: Craig Brady: Little Pro Soccer; Inter-mural Soccer; Travel Soccer; Travel Field hockey;


0:03:53

SELECTMEN OFFICE REPORT: Ellen White: Tax Assessing appointments; Assessment changes; Department of Revenue; Tax Abatements; Office telephone system installation; Interim Public Works Director; DPW job posting; Hiring; Municipal Resource Incorporated (MRI);


0:05:40

TAX COLLECTORS REPORT: Kellie Skehan: Tax collection totals; Clerk revenue totals;


0:06:08

TRANSFER STATION REPORT: Bruce Vittum: Recycling; Scrap metal; Free dump day;


0:06:27

WATER- SEWER DEPARTMENT REPORT: Wayne Eldridge: Hydrant flushing; CCTV sewer line inspections; PFAS Mandatory water testing;


0:07:17

ZONING ENFORCEMENT: Steve McConarty: High volume of permit applications; Westward Shores campground; New Homes; O'Reilly's Auto Parts; Brewery;


0:07:58

PUBLIC COMMENT: Tax re- valuations; Assessments; Land values; Roadside commercial; 2018 equalized valuation; Under assessments; Lack of corrections; Commercial 30%;


0:13:30

PUBLIC COMMENT: Tax re- valuations; Property values; Assessor appointments; Abatement forms; Valuation process; Granite Hill municipal services; 7 years; Concord NH; Local assessors; Bidding process;


0:17:03

PUBLIC COMMENT: Tax re- valuations; State Laws; Title 5 Chapter 75-1 true market value; Windsock Village; Soaring Heights;


0:19:18

PUBLIC COMMENT: Assessor appointment; 100% increased assessments; Appointment privacy;


0:22:17

PUBLIC COMMENT: Abandoned property purchase; Windsock Village; Investments; Value increase;


0:23:33

MOTION: Eldridge: to approve: 9/23/19 public minutes;


SECOND: Simpson


VOTE: Martin ABSTAIN; Eldridge Y; Simpson Y;


0:24:11

MOTION: Eldridge: to approve: 9/23/19 public work session and non public minutes;


SECOND: Simpson


VOTE: Martin ABSTAIN; Eldridge Y; Simpson Y;


0:24:31

MOTION: Eldridge: 9/28/19 Check voucher totals; Pay date: 10/1/19: Total payroll: $42,021.72; Total general fund payments: $2,294,283.17; $1,507,500.00 Transfer to new bank account; Total accounts payable: Water-Sewer: $8,094.13


SECOND: Simpson/ Martin


VOTE: Martin Y; Eldridge Y; Simpson Y;


0:25:27

MOTION: Eldridge: Payroll reimbursement request week ending: 9/28/19; Pay date 10/1/19 Water/ Sewer dept. Total payroll: $3,583.99


SECOND: Simpson/ Martin


VOTE: Martin Y; Eldridge Y; Simpson Y;


0:26:03

LETTER FROM THE BANK OF NEW HAMPSHIRE: Read into record;


0:27:18

MOTION: Eldridge: Water/Sewer payroll warrant; $88,451.13


SECOND: Simpson


VOTE: Martin Y; Eldridge Y; Simpson Y;


0:27:45

MOTION: Eldridge: Water/Sewer payroll warrant; $153.25


SECOND: Martin


VOTE: Martin Y; Eldridge Y; Simpson Y;


0:29:07

MOTION: Simpson: Clerical abatement request


LOCATION: Map 104 Lot 14-001 Sub 10 1 Terrace Pines Rd. 2019


ABATED AMOUNT: $101.00


SECOND: Eldridge


VOTE: Martin Y; Eldridge Y; Simpson Y;


0:30:06

MOTION: Simpson: Clerical abatement request


LOCATION: Map 104 Lot 14003 sub b3 Terrace Pines Rd. 2019


ABATED AMOUNT: $60.00


SECOND: Eldridge


VOTE: Martin Y; Eldridge Y; Simpson Y;


0:31:01

MOTION: Simpson: Clerical abatement request


LOCATION: Map 104 Lot 140031 sub 10 Terrace Pines Rd. 2019


ABATED AMOUNT: $251.67


SECOND: Eldridge


VOTE: Martin Y; Eldridge Y; Simpson Y;


0:31:57

MOTION: Simpson: Use of facilities contract


ORGANIZATION: NHDOT


EVENT: Ossipee Project #10431 pre construction meeting Rt. 28 Bridge work.


EVENT DATE: 10/10/19


SECOND: Eldridge


VOTE: Martin Y; Eldridge Y; Simpson Y;


0:33:05

MOTION: Simpson: Use of facilities contract


ORGANIZATION: Lakes Region Repeater Association


EVENT: Ham Radio


EVENT DATE: 4/18/20


SECOND: Eldridge


VOTE: Martin Y; Eldridge Y; Simpson Y;


0:34:09

CORRESPONDENCE: Charter Communications; Upcoming channel changes;


0:34:40

TIMBER MONITOR MEMO: Read into record; 75 Old Rt. 28; Tree cutting; Boundary line; Abutters;


0:35:49

MOTION: Martin: Tree expert consultation request; 75 Old Rt. 28; Hazards?


SECOND: Eldridge


VOTE: Martin Y; Eldridge Y; Simpson Y;


0:36:08

REGIONAL AMBULANCE COMMITTEE REPORT: Updated activity;


0:36:30

CONSERVATION AGENT BUDGET: Timber monitor wages; Timber reporting; 3 hours per week; $4,306.00;


0:37:33

MOTION: Martin: to take Conservation Agent budget under advisement;


SECOND: Eldridge


VOTE: Martin Y; Eldridge Y; Simpson Y;


0:37:40

BOARD OF SELECTMEN BUDGET: Salaries; $18,500.00; Chair: $500.00; FICA/ Medicare: $19,920.00;


0:38:11

MOTION: Martin: to take the Board of Selectmen budget under advisement;


SECOND: Eldridge


VOTE: Martin Y; Eldridge Y; Simpson Y;


0:38:16

DAM AUTHORITY BUDGET: Ossipee Lake water level controls; Invoices; Ossipee/ Freedom: $7,997.00;


0:39:06

MOTION: Martin: Dam Authority Budget under advisement;


SECOND: Eldridge


VOTE: Martin Y; Eldridge Y; Simpson Y;


0:39:14

LEGAL: Fairpoint Communications; DTC Lawyers; Cable franchise agreement; Time Warner/ Spectrum Cable; $35,000.00;


0:40:06

MOTION: Martin: to take Legal line budget under advisement.


SECOND: Eldridge


VOTE: Martin Y; Eldridge Y; Simpson Y;


0:40:12

PATRIOTIC PURPOSES: $2,000.00; Military grave markers; Flags; Town Cemeteries;


0:40:34

MOTION: Martin: to take patriotic purposes budget under advisement.


SECOND: Eldridge


VOTE: Martin Y; Eldridge Y; Simpson Y;


0:40:42

MOTION: Martin: to level fund Cemetery Trustees; $ no amount stated.


SECOND: Eldridge


VOTE: Martin Y; Eldridge Y; Simpson Y;


0:41:10

MOTION: Martin: To reduce general assistance fund by $5,000.00;


SECOND: Eldridge


VOTE: Martin Y; Eldridge Y; Simpson Y;


0:41:22

GENERAL ASSISTANCE: Line: $55,270.00- Req. $50,000.00; Year to date: $9,636.63;


0:41:59

MOTION: Martin: Req. $50,000.00 under advisement.


SECOND: Eldridge


VOTE: Martin Y; Eldridge Y; Simpson Y;


0:42:05

TREASURERS BUDGET: Req. level funding: $11,030.00;


0:43:05

MOTION: Eldridge: $11,030.00 under advisement.


SECOND: Eldridge


VOTE: Martin Y; Eldridge Y; Simpson Y;


0:44:06

OPENING OF SEALED BIDS: Fuel: Suburban Propane; C&N Brown oil; Eastern Propane and oil;


0:49:02

MOTION: Martin: to take the fuel bids under advisement;


SECOND: Eldridge


VOTE: Martin Y; Eldridge Y; Simpson Y;


0:49:15

JOE HAAS: School taxes; Tax information mailing; RSA 76:11-a, III; Volinsky; Tobin; May 8, 2019; Wolfeboro information event; Gilmanton; Derry NH; Claremont Case; Board of Tax and Land Appeals; (BLTA); Contesting school tax rate; RSA 71-b:5, I and 2; State Wide Education Property Tax (SWEPT); Town rates; Down shifting- no shifting; Adequacy rate; BTLA filing; Town of Brookfield; NH Municipal Association legal consultation;


0:55:17

MOTION: Martin: To send a request to the Bureau of Land and Tax appeals regarding appropriated school taxes if not set at zero.


SECOND: Eldridge


VOTE: Martin Y; Eldridge Y; Simpson Y;


0:55:43

JOE HAAS: 2019 Legislation; Proposed adequacy change: $4,000.00- $10,000.00; $5,600.00 per pupil; Charter Schools: $1,000.00+ $5,600.00= $6,600.00; Historic operation of SAU's;


0:56:56

WINDSOCK VILLAGE- SOARING HEIGHTS: Tax assessments:


1:02:06

WINDSOCK VILLAGE- SOARING HEIGHTS: Tax assessments:


1:08:54

WINDSOCK VILLAGE- SOARING HEIGHTS: Tax assessments:


1:09:35

WINDSOCK VILLAGE- SOARING HEIGHTS: Tax assessments:


1:12:13

WINDSOCK VILLAGE- SOARING HEIGHTS: Tax assessments:


1:13:03

WINDSOCK VILLAGE- SOARING HEIGHTS: Tax assessments:


1:15:20

WINDSOCK VILLAGE- SOARING HEIGHTS: Tax assessments:


1:17:37

WINDSOCK VILLAGE- SOARING HEIGHTS: Tax assessments:


1:21:47

WINDSOCK VILLAGE- SOARING HEIGHTS: Tax assessments:


1:25:30

PUBLIC COMMENTS: Tax data request;


1:26:20

PUBLIC COMMENTS: Abatement process; Eric Diaz; Property onsite assessment; Granite Hill Assessors;


1:28:02

PUBLIC COMMENTS: Lou Barube; Windsock Village; Runway property; Assessment;


1:30:41

PUBLIC COMMENTS: Steve Moore; Granite Hill Assessors;


1:33:57

PUBLIC COMMENTS: David Applewood;


1:36:44

PUBLIC COMMENTS: Windsock Village;


1:37:42

PUBLIC COMMENTS: Ash Fischbein; Commercial business; Todd Haywood interaction: "you must be rolling in money"


1:42:36

PUBLIC COMMENTS: Maureen Jamison; Assessments; Improved designation; Permits; Well; Septic; Card Accuracy; Property owners asked: "Do you have a plane"


1:46:22

PUBLIC COMMENTS: Carl Tyler: Assessing appointments;


1:47:19

PUBLIC COMMENTS: Harry Wheeler: Valuations; individual abatements; Tax card access;


1:48:47

PUBLIC COMMENTS: Lisa Burke; Windsock Village; Tax cards;


1:49:54

PUBLIC COMMENTS: Gregg Howard: Tax card access; Todd Haywood/ Selectmen meeting;


1:51:24

PUBLIC COMMENTS: Assessor meeting schedule;


1:52:38

MOTION: Eldridge: to adjourn: 6:12 pm


SECOND: Martin


VOTE: Martin Y; Eldridge Y; Simpson Y;

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