Tamworth Selectmen Meeting | August 22, 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 6:00 pm. Town Administrator: Darlene McWhirter. Finance Officer: Kathy Estabrook.


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0:00:13

ROLL: Selectmen: Melanie Streeter; William Farnum; Aaron Riker; Becky Mason; Dan Poirier;


Town Administrator: Darlene McWhirter;


0:00:30

PUBLIC HEARING: E911; Tamworth Pines Cooperative; public hearing notice error; legal opinion;


0:05:10

PUBLIC HEARING: TAMWORTH PINES COOPERATIVE: E911; street names; Black Bear Road; Hemlock; Birchwood; post office; mail boxes; name change time line; drivers licenses; E911 name assignments; new sign number installation; notification letters;


0:13:12

MOTION: Poirier, to approve: Black Bear Rd.; Birchwood Dr.; Hemlock Dr.; for Tamworth Pines Cooperative.


SECOND: Mason


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


0:14:08

HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT UPDATE: Richard Roberts: Mowing; Road name sign ordering; grading; storm damage; tree maintenance; Jason Noise; Paige Hill Rd.; appreciation; crushed gravel; Hollow Hill Rd. washouts; downed limbs; Mountain Rd. conditions; culvert replacement; culvert


0:16:45

FIRE- RESCUE- FIREWARD UPDATE: Fire Chief- Forest Fire Warden: Richard Colcord: Fire truck delivery; air pack compressor; call volumes; lightning strike; ambulance service; special meeting; adherence to existing contract; New Fire truck open house; family day; touch a truck; public comment: Bunker Hill tree; road closure; Bunker Hill bridge weight limit; repetitious loading; highway old fire truck use; fireward meeting schedule;


0:24:14

POLICE DEPARTMENT: Chief Dana Littlefield: End of summer activities; school year start; School safety conference; Concord; excessive speed complaint: Rt. 113- Hollow Hill Rd.; juvenile delinquency; Town Office property; alcohol consumption; inoperative radar sign; back road police presence;


0:26:10

FRIENDS OF THE TOWN HOUSE REPORT: Casslyn Cook; Linda Cook; yoga classes; hornets; quilt raffle; no parking signs; exit and egress; Barnstormers visitor parking;


0:28:20

APPOINTMENTS: Conservation Commission; Tamworth Community School property transfer; warrantee deed; 2.3 acre lot; Conservation Commission purchase; Joaquin Pond Wildlife Preserve; survey work; selectmen purchase approval; $18,300.00; Conservation Committee fund #3; Paul King surveyor; property encumbrances; Perkins; $12,000,000.000 non taxable property; types of non taxable land; land trusts;


0:35:41

MOTION: Poirier, to approve the purchase of land conveyed to the conservation commission via warrantee deed. $18,300.00


SECOND: Mason


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


0:36:30

TAMWORTH COMMUNITY SCHOOL/ TAMWORTH CONSERVATION COMMISSION: Deed recording timeline; funds transfer;


0:38:42

C.I.P.: Town office roof replacement; steel roof; 2021; office ceiling tiles; 2020-2021; bridge capital reserve; Bunker Hill; [__] Rd; mountain rd.; property revaluation; municipal safety building; software upgrades; tax map revision; G.I.S; tax collector; Avitar assessing; computer server; town server replacement; repurposed assessing computer;


0:48:43

BID EVALUATION: Server bid request; CCS; Cybertron; Lakes Region Computer; [__ Networks]; Municipal Safety Building; C.I.P.; unexpended fund balance; non lapsing accounts;


1:02:10

BID EVALUATION: Contract review; server; Cybertron; annual fees; maintenance fees; Sheriff Department connectivity;


1:04:16

SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY: Draft review: moved to next meeting agenda; Draft #2;


1:05:03

SELECTMEN UPDATES: Mason: Health office; non lake testing; mosquito spraying; daycare inspection; RFP Madison Town hall; Ambulance contract; Carroll County Broadband;


1:06:41

SELECTMEN UPDATES: Farnum: non functioning street lights; ultimate frisbee insurance: Primex; Remmick Park Fundraiser; event policy creation; Paul Mercier: Audits prior to 2015;


1:11:17

SELECTMEN UPDATES: Streeter: Library Trustee Meeting; carpeting installation; Website posting;


1:11:50

ADMINISTRATORS UPDATE: Darlene McWhirter: Revaluation; camp ground taxation; Avitar; 2nd issue bill; 2019 Town valuation: $390,000,000.00; 5 year revaluation; 20%; shoveling Town Offices; use of per diem; Eversource credit; Vachon & Clukay auditors extended contract; Town Office visit; write offs; I.T. bid review: Tamworth resident: Keith Garret; budget materials; budget binders; Town House rental application: Brett School training; charging fee; crisis prevention training; student transport training; teacher workshop day;


1:30:18

MOTION: Mason, to waive the fee to rent the Town House for the school transport training.


SECOND: Poirier


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


1:30:40

** PUBLIC COMMENT: Large percentage of conservation land; tax impacts; Conservation land purchase; Tamworth Community School; 2.3 acres; Joaquin Pond Wildlife Preserve;


1:33:40

MOTION: Poirier, to approve the selectmen minutes from 8/14/19 11:15 am


SECOND: Mason


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


1:33:57

MOTION: Poirier, to approve the selectmen public minutes and NON PUBLIC minutes from 8/8/19


SECOND: Mason


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


1:34:20

MOTION: Poirier, to approve the selectmen SEALED NON PUBLIC minutes from 8/8/19


SECOND: Mason


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


1:34:47

MOTION: Poirier, to approve a driveway permit application Paige Hill Rd Map 410 Lot 139.


SECOND: Mason


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


1:35:03

MOTION: Poirier, to approve an application for reimbursement to towns and cities that are situated on Federal forest lands


SECOND: Mason


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


1:35:50

MOTION: Poirier, to approve a current use land use change tax; tax collectors warrant. Lot 414 Map 065-000


SECOND: Mason


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


1:36:16

MOTION: Poirier, to approve a notice of intent to cut timber: Paige Hill Rd; Map 410 Lot 139 140 141.


SECOND: Mason; wrong signature on line;


VOTE: Streeter NO VOTE; Farnum NO VOTE; Ricker NO VOTE; Mason Y; Poirier NO VOTE.


1:37:11

MOTION: Poirier, to approve a notice of intent to cut wood or timber: Map 410 Lot 22


SECOND: Mason


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


1:37:36

MOTION: Poirier, to approve a notice of intent to cut wood or timber Lot 208- 22 access Rt. 25


SECOND: Mason


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


1:37:56

MOTION: Poirier, to approve a notice of intent to cut wood or timber Lot 419-7 access: Hacket Hill Rd.


SECOND: Mason


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


1:38:26

MOTION: Poirier, to approve the purchase of Windows 7 10: (for the 4 new computers and refurbish of transfer station computer) $6,463.35


SECOND: Mason: in budget


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


1:39:40

MOTION: Poirier, to approve the 2019 to date payroll costs: $30,694.76 and Year to date cash used: $6,399,976.15


SECOND: Mason


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


1:42:35

MOTION: Poirier, to approve the accounts payable $296,295.59


SECOND: Mason


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


1:43:42

UP COMING MEETING SCHEDULES: Madison; ambulance contract; work sessions; Selectmen quorums for liaison meetings: ambulance agreement meeting; NHDOT meeting; Ossipee Town Hall; August 27 or 28, 10-12:00 noon; FOOD TRUCKS: trash; History Center; trash cans; littering; Lyceum; proposed vendor licensing; vender policy; Wolfeboro; event policy; fees; $25.00; Remmick Park; EDC: recycled plastic benches; donors; Remmick trimming; mowing; picnic tables;


1:59:36

MOTION: Mason, to adjourn.


SECOND:

MOTION: Mason, to adjourn.


SECOND: Streeter


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

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