Wakefield Selectmen Meeting | August 14, 2019

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Meeting Notes

The Selectmen convened this meeting at 2 High Street, at the Wakefield Town Hall, and the meeting began at 7:03 pm. Selectmen Charlie Edwards, Mark Duffy and Kenny Paul, collectively administer the operations of the Town. Town Administrator: Kelley Collins. Administrative Assistant: Toni Bodah. Finance Clerk: Michelle MacDonald.


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0:00:01

Roll: Edwards; Paul; Duffy; 7:03 pm;


0:00:52

POLICE: Chief Ventura; new cruiser purchase order;


0:01:25

MOTION: Duffy, to approve the warrant article expenditure for a 2020 SUV Model Explorer Police vehicle $33,876.95


SECOND: Paul


VOTE: Edwards Y; Paul Y; Duffy Y;


0:02:00

MOTION: Edwards, to expend $9,479.00 for the utility equipment;


SECOND: Paul


VOTE: Edwards Y; Paul Y; Duffy Y;


0:02:32

WAKEFIELD CORNER FLASHING SPEED SIGN: Heritage Commission; Pam Wiggin; zoning ordinance; historic district speeding; First Congregational Church of Wakefield; Tim Merrow; Ken Fifield; village traffic concerns; Peter Brown; reduced speed limit; zoning exemptions; historic district zoning language; prohibited signs; traffic control sign installation; plow clearance; sign maintenance responsibility; flashing speed sign effectiveness; Wolfeboro speed control sign;


0:18:35

WAKEFIELD CORNER FLASHING SPEED SIGN: Connie Twombley; Heritage Commission; traffic control devices; traffic concerns; pedestrian safety;


0:20:17

WAKEFIELD CORNER FLASHING SPEED SIGN: First Congregational Church: Flashing speed sign programming options; stealth mode; public messaging; daylight; nighttime; church services; funerals; Library; parking congestion; Raymond Dee; Church safety team; purchasing speed sign; Strafford Regional Planning Commission; speed sign trust expenditure; State own road; liability insurance; sign placement; trust administrator; statement read into record; nursery school safety; traffic control device research; upholding zoning ordinance; speed control sign placement;


0:28:40

WAKEFIELD CORNER FLASHING SPEED SIGN: Letter of support read into record; David Fairchild injury; Nancy Spencer Smith; little green men; crosswalks; handicapped accessibility; traffic control volunteers; rolling speed control device; Wakefield Inn; Town jurisdiction; State jurisdiction; Aldon Young Trust;


0:35:12

WAKEFIELD CORNER FLASHING SPEED SIGN: State NHDOT Letter read into record; driver feedback sign effectiveness; building density; limited shoulders; intersection warning beacons; sight distances;


0:39:15

WAKEFIELD CORNER FLASHING SPEED SIGN: PUBLIC COMMENTS: Nancy Spencer Smith; safety; master plan document; Heritage commission zoning interpretation; building codes; maintaining Historic Village character; driveway egress safety; speeding habits; consequences; speed enforcement; Yarmouth Maine; Moultonboro; speed sign trial period;


0:48:20

WAKEFIELD CORNER FLASHING SPEED SIGN: PUBLIC COMMENTS: traffic calming device research; Vermont: Bridge Street; enforcement; solution focused; Relf Fogg: Church parking; community effort; extending parking lot; police presence; sign placement;


Flashing speed sign TABLED to gather more information. No tabling motion made.


0:56:53

PUBLIC COMMENTS: Lack of Left turn light; Erving Station: Rt. 16- 125; NHDOT;


0:59:08

MOTION: Paul, to appoint Donna Lane to be the Community Block Grant Administrator.


SECOND: Edwards


VOTE: Edwards Y; Paul Y; Duffy Y;


0:59:36

PLOWING OF DIRT ROADS: pRFP: cost savings; hourly rate; lack of details; hour estimates; on call; minimum 5 hours weekly; storm duration; Brock; Road agent recommendations; Pond Road issues; dirt road snow removal timelines; November 1 through April 15; supervision; existing plow truck routes; route management; existing plowing equipment; North Country: studded tires; chains; contract escape clause; plow truck employee burn out; employee preparation before storms; August 21, 2019 NHDOT public hearing; Rt. 16 Union bridge restoration work; use of overtime; performance clause contract addition;


1:15:21

MOTION: Paul, to accept the dirt road plow contract from Morris.


SECOND: Edwards: Discussion: insurance; Highway dept. communications; attorney review;


VOTE: Edwards Y; Paul Y; Duffy Y;


1:17:20

SEWER ABATEMENT REQUEST: 38 Meadow Street; Sewer use policy; August hook up date; November 2019;


MOTION: Duffy, to approve the sewer abatement request 38 Meadow Street.


SECOND: Edwards: Discussion: insurance; Highway dept. communications; attorney review; billing cycle; deadline; future abatement; Private system special exceptions; hook up rule; November 1, 2019 deadline;


VOTE: Edwards Y; Paul Y; Duffy Y;


1:21:47

VEHICLE DAMAGE COMPENSATION; Pot hole damage; denial letter; Edwards $50,000.00 low rider;


1:24:00

CAPITAL RESERVE EXPENDITURES:


MOTION: Paul, to approve the Town Hall improvements expenditure of $1,232.50


SECOND: Edwards:


VOTE: Edwards Y; Paul Y; Duffy Y;


1:24:32

CAPITAL RESERVE EXPENDITURES:


MOTION: Paul, to approve the expenditure for invasive species $4,375.00


SECOND: Edwards:


VOTE: Edwards Y; Paul Y; Duffy Y;


1:24:47

CAPITAL RESERVE EXPENDITURES:


MOTION: Duffy, to approve the expenditure of $5,444.90 for ground water management permit services.


SECOND: Edwards


VOTE: Edwards Y; Paul Y; Duffy Y;


1:25:40

CORRESPONDENCE: Planning Board Decisions; utility pole replacement; metal monopoles; Clearview TV quarterly report; Greater Wakefield Resource Center; Letter of resignation: Francis Bruno;


1:26:50

MOTION: Edwards, to accept the resignation of Francis Bruno.


SECOND: Paul


VOTE: Edwards Y; Paul Y; Duffy Y;


1:27:04

CHARTER COMMUNICATION FEES: unused equipment returns; cancellation of service;


1:27:30

PUBLIC COMMENT: Twombley; Oak Hill Road maintenance; Lovelle Lake Road conditions; Pond Road conditions; road agent; Brock;


1:28:27

ADMINISTRATORS UPDATE: Lovelle Lake Association; Lake host program shed or small building; volunteer shelter; dimensions; pop up sun shades; August 27, 2019 budget committee meeting; 6:30 pm; Transfer Station; eversource fencing; heating fuel costs; closing town beach end of season; bank balances; tax collection totals;


1:33:00

MOTION: Edwards, to accept building permit release: Gold Coast Drive;


SECOND: Paul


VOTE: Edwards Y; Paul Y; Duffy Y;


1:33:27

MOTION: Edwards, to accept the payroll warrant: $92,266.94


SECOND: Duffy


VOTE: Edwards Y; Paul Y; Duffy Y;


1:33:47

MOTION: Paul, to accept the Treasures warrant #22 $2,521.00; voiding then reissuing checks


SECOND: Edwards


VOTE: Edwards Y; Paul Y; Duffy Y;


1:34:17

MOTION: Edwards, to accept the treasures warrant #21 of $1,951,071.52; School tax payment.


SECOND: Duffy


VOTE: Edwards Y; Paul Y; Duffy Y;


1:35:17

MOTION: Paul, to accept the non public minutes July 24, 2019 3 (non sealed minutes.)


SECOND: Edwards


VOTE: Edwards Y; Paul Y; Duffy ABS;


1:35:54

MOTION: Edwards, to accept the public minutes July 24, 2019


SECOND: Paul


VOTE: Edwards Y; Paul Y; Duffy Y;


1:36:17

MOTION: Edwards, to accept 2 sealed non public minutes July 24, 2019.


SECOND: Paul


VOTE: Edwards Y; Paul Y; Duffy ABS;


1:36:50

MOTION: Paul, to accept sealed non public minutes July 24, 2019.


SECOND: Edwards


VOTE: Edwards Y; Paul Y; Duffy Y;


1:37:46

Sewer abatement form signature; lack of numbers; tax collector; [permission verbally provided for Admin. Assistant to add number and sign form]


1:39:20

SELECTMEN'S WORK SESSION: Bonnyman Road conditions; Emails; road agent meeting; transfer station signage; crushed glass; underground utilities; budget review; retaining wall failure; demo containers; scale house relocation; traffic control; recycling; corrugated; baler use; metals; aluminum; cost savings; roll off truck; cost savings analysis; 3 separate warrants; compactor height; transfer station assistance; interdepartmental use of employees; part time summer employees; water and sewer; sewer reports; sewage pumping; pump maintenance;


1:47:44

MOTION: Edwards, to adjourn: 8:47 pm


SECOND: Paul


VOTE: Edwards Y; Paul Y; Duffy Y;

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