Tamworth Selectmen Meeting | May 7, 2020

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Meeting Notes


0:01:20

MOTIONER: FARNUM:


MOTION DETAILS: TO APPOINT A NEW PART TIME POLICE PATROLMEN AND TO AUTHORIZE THE TOWN CLERK TO SWEAR SAID PATROLMEN INTO OFFICE.


SECOND: MASON


DISCUSSION: NO


FARNUM: YES


GOODSON: YES


MASON: YES


RICKER: YES


STREETER: YES


0:02:23

CHAIR COMMENTS: Comment regarding the effects Covid19 on town moral; Additional Stress and workload on town officers and the public;


0:03:14

TOWN REVENUE REVIEW: Bank account totals; School payments; Payroll totals; Miscellaneous billing; Spending policy; Loss of room and meals tax; Reduction in gas tax; PILT's; Barnstormers suspension of activity; Tri Cap; Pine Tree Power; Unknown expenses; Emergency Personnel stipends;


0:07:55

SPENDING POLICY DRAFT: Draft overview; Bidding process; Purchases process; Lack of purchase order system; Request for proposals; Request for quotations; State bidding process; Emergency repairs; Welfare; Bulk goods; Request for qualifications; Conflict of interest; Spending freeze; Spending monitoring by Selectmen;


0:31:30

SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY: Department webpages; Facebook; Instagram; Selectmen authorization; Use of Town Seal; Appointing a social media policy administrator;


0:40:06

ADMINISTRATOR REPORT: Police Chief; Fire Chief; First responder benefit stipend applications; Town portion of State retirement system; Selection of participants in the first responder benefit stipend.


0:46:11

POLICE CHIEF: RE: FIRST RESPONDER BENEFIT APPLICATIONS:


0:52:15

MOTIONER: MASON:


MOTION DETAILS: "TO ACCEPT THE FIRST RESPONDER STIPEND AS ISSUED BY THE GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE TO INCLUDE OUR FIRE DEPT. FULL TIME FIRE DEPT. VOLUNTEER AND POLICE DEPT. FULL TIME EMPLOYEES FOR THE STIPEND. WHICH IS $300.00 FULL TIME AND $150.00 PART TIME AND $50.00 FOR EMS.


SECOND: FARNUM


DISCUSSION: NO


FARNUM: YES


GOODSON: YES


MASON: YES


RICKER: YES


STREETER: YES


0:53:22

FIRST RESPONDER BENEFIT APPLICATION PROCESS OF ACCEPTING FUNDS: Unanticipated funds;


0:54:08

Audit completion survey letter; DRA; MS535 overdue; Audit completion timeline; Deyboi and King invoice of $28,000.00; EPA Document; Transfer station; Landfill reports; NHDES; Fencing repair;


0:59:22

Municipal Resource Inc; School payments; Ambulance invoices;


1:01:28

MOTIONER: FARNUM:


MOTION DETAILS: TO APPROVE THE PUBLIC MINUTES:


DATE: 04/30/2020


SECOND: MASON


DISCUSSION: FARNUM CORRECTIONS PAGE 2; ORDER OF MOTION AND SECOND; PAGE 4; MASON: EFFINGHAM WANTS TO LIMIT SMOKE INVESTIGATIONS; KOA EOC; PAGE 5; ED COMEAU;


FARNUM: Y


GOODSON: Y


MASON: Y


RICKER: Y


STREETER: Y


1:05:41

MOTIONER: FARNUM


MOTION: TO ACCEPT ACCOUNTS PAYABLE TOTAL


DATE: 05/08/2020


AMOUNT: $528,098.82 YEAR TO DATE: $3,777,846.16


SECOND: MASON


DISCUSSION: N


FARNUM: Y


GOODSON: Y


MASON: Y


RICKER: Y


STREETER: Y


1:06:42

MOTIONER: FARNUM:


MOTION DETAILS: TO APPROVE THE NON PUBLIC MINUTE OFFICIAL RECORD


**SESSION #1 04/30/2020


SECOND: MASON


DISCUSSION: NO


FARNUM: YES


GOODSON: YES


MASON: YES


RICKER: YES


STREETER: YES


1:07:07

MOTIONER: FARNUM:


MOTION DETAILS: TO APPROVE THE NON PUBLIC MINUTE OFFICIAL RECORD


**SESSION #2 04/30/2020 SEALED


SECOND: MASON


DISCUSSION: NO


FARNUM: YES


GOODSON: YES


MASON: YES


RICKER: YES


STREETER: YES


1:07:48

MOTIONER: FARNUM:


MOTION DETAILS: TO SEND A PROPERTY TAX LEVY FROM THE TOWN OF TAMWORTH TO KIM TREMMEL, TAX COLLECTOR, COLLECTOR OF TAXES FOR THE TOWN OF TAMWORTH IN THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, CARROLL COUNTY. YOU ARE HEREBY DIRECTED TO COLLECT THE PROPERTY TAXES IN THE LIST HEREWITH COMMITTED TO YOU AMOUNTING IN ALL TO THE SUM OF $4,273,766.00 AND WITH INTEREST OF 8% -FROM JULY 31 2020. THEREAFTER ON ALL SUMS NOT PAID ON OR BEFORE THAT DAY. (2). WE FURTHER ORDER YOU REMIT ALL MONEY TO THE COLLECTOR- COLLECTED TO THE TOWN TREASURER OR TO THE TREASURER DESIGNEE UNDER RSA 41:29 ROMAN NUMERAL 6, AT LEAST ON A WEEKLY BASIS OR A DAILY WHENEVER RECEIPTS TOTAL MORE THEN $1,500.00 OR MORE. WE AGREE TO WAIVE UP TO $5.00 IN INTEREST ON PAYMENTS MAILED IN LATE. GIVEN UNDER OUR HAND THIS DAY AND SEALED IN THE TOWN OF TAMWORTH SEVENTH DAY OF MAY 2020.


SECOND: MASON


DISCUSSION: MASON: RE-READ SECTION: WAIVING $5.00


FARNUM: YES


GOODSON: YES


MASON: YES


RICKER: YES


STREETER: YES


1:11:29

READ FILE: Building notification form; Flood plain property; $100.00 check; Route 41- zero plains road; FEMA; Sugar shack; Tasting room;


1:16:09

SELECTMEN UPDATES: Stolen catalytic converters; Economic development meeting schedule; Tamworth Recycling Program; Transfer station covid19 protocols; Street lights installation; Transfer station solar panels; Townhouse repairs; Selectmen work load; Health Officers Employer guid lines for Covid-19 reopening of business; Violations; Enforcement; Campgrounds;


1:27:00

SELECTMEN UPDATES: Farmers market location; Emergency management list of supplies; Maple road gravel pit permit; Highway garage alarm; Barnstormers suspension of season; Green Mountain Conservation Group- property list request;


1:30:58

MOTIONER: MASON


MOTION DETAILS: TO ALLOW GREEN MOUNTAIN CONSERVATION TO BE CHARGED $25.00 FOR THEIR COMPLETE INVENTORY OF ALL PROPERTIES IN THE TOWN OF TAMWORTH.


SECOND: GOODSON


DISCUSSION: NO


FARNUM: YES


GOODSON: YES


MASON: YES


RICKER: YES


STREETER: YES


1:32:04

SELECTMEN UPDATES: Correspondence: Nat Windship; Wood chip loading at Transfer Station; Letter read into the record; Request to change town policy; Waivers of liability;


1:38:25

SELECTMEN UPDATES: Transfer station hours of operation; Mechanical baler equipment; Reimbursements-[Farnum]; Food availability; Meat availability; Spending controls; Selectmen monitoring of dept. budgets; Furloughs; Cook Library; School payments; Pine Tree Power; PILTs; Reduction of state revenues; Tax anticipated note borrowing process;


2:01:00

MOTIONER: FARNUM:


MOTION DETAILS: NON PUBLIC IN: TIME: 20:00


SESSION #1 05/07/2020 RSA 91-A:3 II (c) EXACT SUBSECTION NOT SPECIFIED


SESSION #2 05/07/2020 RSA 91-A:3 II (a) EXACT SUBSECTION NOT SPECIFIED


SESSION #3 05/07/2020 RSA 91-A:3 II (i) EXACT SUBSECTION NOT SPECIFIED


SECOND: MASON


DISCUSSION: NO


FARNUM: YES


GOODSON: YES


MASON: YES


RICKER: YES


STREETER: YES


MOTIONER: FARNUM


MOTION DETAILS: NON PUBLIC OUT: 20:49 NO MOTION TO EXIT NON PUBLIC


SECOND:


FARNUM:


GOODSON:


MASON:


RICKER:


STREETER:


MOTIONER: MASON


MOTION DETAILS: TO SEAL THE FOLLOWING:


SESSION #1 05/07/2020 RSA 91-A:3 II (c) STATUS: SEALED [REPUTATION]


SESSION #2 05/07/2020 RSA 91-A:3 II (a) STATUS: UN-SEALED


SESSION #3 05/07/2020 RSA 91-A:3 II (i) STATUS: SEALED [SECURITY]


SECOND: FARNUM


DISCUSSION: NO


FARNUM: YES


GOODSON: YES


MASON: YES


RICKER: YES


STREETER: YES


2:03:34

MOTIONER: MASON


MOTION DETAILS: TO ADJOURN


SECOND: GOODSON


TIME: 20:05


DISCUSSION: NO


FARNUM: YES


GOODSON: YES


MASON: YES


RICKER: YES


STREETER: YES

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