Tamworth Selectmen Meeting | August 8, 2019

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Meeting Notes

The Selectmen: William Farnum, Melanie Streeter, Rebecca Mason, Dan Poirier, Aaron Ricker, convene their meetings at Tamworth Town Offices, 84 Main Street, Tamworth, NH. and this meeting began at 5:30 pm. Town Administrator: Darlene McWhirter. Finance Officer: Kathy Estabrook.


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0:00:01

MOTION: Mason, to go into non public per RSA 91-A:3 II (a) The dismissal, promotion, or compensation of any public employee or the disciplining of such employee, or the investigation of any charges against him or her, unless the employee affected (1) has a right to a meeting and (2) requests that the meeting be open, in which case the request shall be granted.


SECOND: Streeter


VOTE: ROLL CALL: Streeter Y; Ricker Y; Mason Y; Poirier Y


0:00:42

MOTION: Poirier, to seal the session one #1 and session two #2 8/8/19 per RSA 91-A:3 II (a) The dismissal, promotion, or compensation of any public employee or the disciplining of such employee, or the investigation of any charges against him or her, unless the employee affected (1) has a right to a meeting and (2) requests that the meeting be open, in which case the request shall be granted.


SECOND: Mason


VOTE: Streeter Y; Ricker Y; Mason Y; Poirier Y 2/3 requirement met.


0:01:16

MEMORIAL REMARKS: RE: Herb Cooper; Tamworth Planning Board involvement; C.I.P; National Guard; moment of silence; public remarks: Herb Cooper; horses; apple trees;Herb Cooper; Planning Board involvement; horse trails;


0:06:58

DEPARTMENT REPORTS: EMERGENCY SERVICES: Firetruck on site inspection; statistical data reports; mutual aid call; fire wards detail; hose truck; sander body; low mileage; flag rules;


0:09:32

DEPARTMENT REPORTS: POLICE: Statistical data reports; Street Fair; Vietnam Memorial Wall; updated stat sheet; June 2019 police event statistics;


0:11:57

PARKS AND RECREATION: Summer programs; registration; participation report; field trips; no injuries; Mt. Willard; Wales Tail; Story land; Mountain Valley Mall; bowling; laser tag; Fun Spot; no injuries; CPR certified councilors; proposal; adding ultimate frisbee; Primex; July 4, 2019; adults; ultimate frisbee game details; Primex coverage; Remmick park use; one hour aerobics program;


0:16:37

ROAD AGENT REPORT: Weather; road washboarding; grading; mowing; culvert work; Washington Hill Road; rock removal; mowing debris in roadways; #chris; Washington Hill Road closures;


0:18:18

FRIENDS OF THE TOWNHOUSE REPORT: Town House Use; Yoga; user fees; monthly fee charges;


0:19:29

MOTION: Poirier, to charge $15.00 monthly for yoga classes.


SECOND: Mason


VOTE: Streeter Y; Ricker Y; Mason Y; Poirier Y


0:19:50

FRIENDS OF THE TOWNHOUSE REPORT: Yoga: August 22, 2019 yoga start day; Street fair lack of porta poties; event policy proposal; street fair pets; service dogs; puppy parade; pet hydration; pet urine; pet deification; July 18, 2019 session


0:22:31

Chair reads a statement regarding the approval of a set of sealed, July 18, 2019, non public session #2 meeting minutes; Mason: "Sealed on July 18, 2019- approved in the August 8, 2019 non public meeting after review;


NOTE: Sealing and approval of minutes should be in the public session. RSA 91-A;3 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, http://gencourt.state.nh.us/rsa/html/VI/91-A/91-A-3.htm


0:23:10

PARKS AND RECREATION: Donation; Shaws employee; Tamworth Resident; softball summer programs; $500.00;


0:24:04

MOTION: Poirier, to accept the donation of $500.00 to the Parks and Recreation Department from Shaws.


SECOND: Mason


VOTE: Streeter Y; Ricker Y; Mason Y; Poirier: no verbal vote;


0:24:51

MOTION: Poirier, to place the $500.00 donation from Shaw's into the Recreation Department Budget.


SECOND: Mason: Discussion: process of accepting unanticipated funds.


VOTE: Streeter Y; Ricker Y; Mason Y; Poirier: no verbal vote.


0:25:51

HIGHWAY BLOCK GRANT: $132,428.09


0:27:03

ADMINISTRATORS UPDATES: North Conway Ambulance; Scheduling upcoming non public session; First Point Power contract; Aug. 22, 2019 public hearing: Tamworth Pines Cooperative; Road names; E911;


0:28:47

MOTION: Poirier, to accept the resignation of Jenifer Herd.


SECOND: Mason


VOTE: Streeter Y; Ricker Y; Mason Y; Poirier: no verbal vote.


0:29:18

ADMINISTRATORS UPDATES CONTINUED: Carroll County Commissioners visit; September 5, 2019; MS 1 extension filing; utility values; GSP; October deadline date; Charitable properties letter; Town Office flooring; furniture relocation; floor maintenance;


0:31:15

SELECTMEN UPDATES: #mason; municipal building committee; call data; Fire Rescue; excel spreadsheets; LRPC; map printing; fire station 3.6 million dollar estimate; Jewel Hill West Ossipee; Station One; sewer commission: GPD's; Carroll County Broadband; Daymond Steer; USDA grant; committed participation letters; HEALTH OFFICER REPORT; mosquitos; Eastern Equine; Jamison Canyon Virus;


0:35:10

SELECTMEN UPDATES: #ricker: Madison Old Home day; Freedom; Corn hole tournament; revenue;


0:36:22

SELECTMEN UPDATES: #poirier: Street fair; #farley; statement of appreciation; craft fair; food truck from outside Tamworth; #Cheese Louise; local business support; Conway;


0:38:21

MOTION: Poirier, to approve the Selectmen meeting minutes from July 29, 2019


SECOND: Mason


VOTE: Streeter Y; Ricker A; Mason Y; Poirier: no verbal vote.


0:38:40

MOTION: Poirier, to approve the Selectmen work session meeting minutes from July 25, 2019


SECOND: Mason


VOTE: Streeter Y; Ricker Y; Mason Y; Poirier: no verbal vote.


0:39:03

MOTION: Poirier, to approve the non public meeting minutes from July 25, 2019


SECOND: Mason


VOTE: Streeter Y; Ricker Y; Mason Y; Poirier: no verbal vote.


0:39:18

MOTION: Poirier, to approve the August 9, 2019 manifest in the amount of: $278,806.35. Year to date cash used: $6,369,256.39


SECOND: Mason


VOTE: Streeter Y; Ricker Y; Mason Y; Poirier: no verbal vote.


0:39:53

MOTION: Poirier, to approve the 2019 manifest signature form from the date of 8/9/19 in the amount of $25.00


SECOND: Mason


VOTE: Streeter Y; Ricker Y; Mason Y; Poirier: no verbal vote.


0:40:18

MOTION: Poirier, to approve the 2019 manifest signature form from the date of 7/31/19; voided check in the amount of: $487.50 + $25.00 - $487.50, New manifest total: $6,059,347.67


SECOND: Mason


VOTE: Streeter Y; Ricker Y; Mason Y; Poirier: no verbal vote.


0:40:54

MOTION: Poirier, to approve the 2019 manifest signature form dated 8/15/19 in the amount of $31,102.37. Year to date: payroll manifest: $6,090,450.04


SECOND: Mason


VOTE: Streeter Y; Ricker Y; Mason Y; Poirier: no verbal vote.


0:41:23

MOTION: Poirier, to accept a land use change tax into current use; map 407 Lot 104.


SECOND: Mason


VOTE: Streeter Y; Ricker Y; Mason Y; Poirier: no verbal vote.


0:41:56

MOTION: Poirier, to approve a Jeopardy tax assessment, map 215-306-100 in the amount of $402.00


SECOND: Mason


VOTE: Streeter Y; Ricker A; Mason Y; Poirier: no verbal vote.


0:42:30

MOTION: Poirier, to accept an intent to cut wood and timber; map 411 lot 29 Break Neck Hill Road access point;


SECOND: Mason s


VOTE: Streeter Y; Ricker Y; Mason Y; Poirier: no verbal vote.


0:42:53

MOTION: Poirier, to accept an intent to cut wood and timber; map 422-26 lot 29 Road access point: Mountain Road.


SECOND: Mason


VOTE: Streeter: no verbal vote; Ricker: no verbal vote; Mason Y; Poirier: no verbal vote.


0:43:21

MOTION: Poirier, to accept a bid from Addison Mason Builders; compactor shed; transfer station; $13,500.00


SECOND: Mason


VOTE: Streeter Y; Ricker Y; Mason Y; Poirier: no verbal vote.


NOTE: single signature line: no vote to allow Chair to sign for the entire BOS.


0:43:51

MOTION: Poirier, retroactive approval letter to the Tamworth Outing club re: contra dance; August 3, 2019


SECOND: Mason


VOTE: Streeter Y; Ricker Y; Mason Y; Poirier: no verbal vote.


0:44:11

MOTION: Poirier, to approve a driveway permit application map 412 lot 141 Page Hill Road;


SECOND: Mason


VOTE: Streeter: no verbal vote; Ricker Y; Mason Y; Poirier: no verbal vote.


0:44:39

OLD BUSINESS: Tamworth Sewer; notice from attorney comments; easement email; item 12; easement recording; #paulking; #stevegrass; #farnum; #matt; revised documents;


0:47:22

PUBLIC COMMENTS: meeting minutes; am instead of pm.


0:48:17

MOTION: Poirier, to go into non public 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: Mason


VOTE: ROLL CALL: Streeter Y; Ricker Y; Mason Y; Poirier Y


0:49:18

MOTION: Poirier, to come out of non public 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.


And to seal the non public sessions # 1; #2 from 8/8/19


SECOND: Mason


VOTE: Streeter Y; Ricker Y; Mason Y; Poirier Y 2/3 requirement met.


NOTE: RSA 91-A:3 II ----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.----ROLL Call taken but not required.


0:49:43

MOTION: Mason, to adjourn:


SECOND: Ricker


VOTE: Streeter Y; Ricker Y; Mason Y; Poirier Y

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