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Board of Selectmen
Approved Minutes Apr 16, 2008
Town of Littleton
Board of Selectmen Meeting
Public Hearing regarding unanticipated Funds
April 16, 2008
Present: Chairman Eddy Moore, Vice Chairman Bill Latulip, Town Manager Chuck, Connell, Selectman Edward Boynton, Executive Secretary Ceil Stubbings
Chairman Eddy Moore called the Public Hearing to order at 5:45 PM.
Town Manager Chuck Connell advised the board the source of income is from funds awarded by the Federal Homeland Security Grant Program. The funds are for a base station radio that must be permanently installed in the Town's Emergency Operations Center for use by the Emergency Management Director. Chuck said that because the value is over $5,000 a public hearing had to be called. Chuck said he was not sure of the exact value of the radio and asked Fire Chief Joe Mercieri to inform the public of the value. Chief Mercieri said the value is $6,600. The Chief stated the grant encompasses the base station and equipment including the installation costs.
Chairman Eddy Moore asked if there were any questions or comments. Since there were no questions or comments Chairman Moore asked for a motion to close the hearing.
Vice Chairman Bill Latulip placed the motion to close the public hearing. Selectmen Ed Boynton seconded the motion. Motion passed 3-0. Vice Chairman Bill Latulip placed the motion to accept the grant awarded by the Federal Homeland Security Grant Program for a base station radio valued at $6,600 for use in the emergency operations center. Selectman Ed Boynton seconded the motion. Motion passed 3-0.
Vice Chairman Eddy Moore opened the next public hearing.
The source of income is from funds awarded by the Federal Homeland Security Grant Program. The grant will provide hospitals with supplies to enhance their capacity to immediately treat a surge of patients with burns of less than 50% of Total Body Surface Area (TBSA) and/or to stabilize and prepare for transport patients with greater than 50% of TBSA burns. The intent of these funds is to help reduce adverse clinical outcomes that could result from a lack of medical surge preparedness. Chuck advised that this award is under $5,000 and does not require a public hearing. Chairman Eddy Moore asked if anyone had any questions or comments. Since there were no questions or comments Chairman Moore asked for a motion to close the hearing.
Vice Chairman Bill Latulip placed the motion to close the hearing. Selectman Bill Boynton seconded the motion. Chuck advised the only action needed by the board is to accept the grant. Vice Chairman Bill Latulip placed the motion to accept the grant from awarded by the Federal Homeland Security Grant Program. The grant will provide hospitals with supplies to enhance their capacity to treat burn victims. Selectman Ed Boynton seconded the motion. Motion passed 3-0.
Chairman Moore moved the meeting to the Board of Selectmen's agenda for the evening
Proclamation: Supervisor of the Checklist.
Chairman Eddy Moore presented the framed proclamation to Raymond Hopkins for his twelve years of service as supervisor of the checklist. Chairman Moore thanked him for his hard work and dedication to the Town.
Chairman Moore moved to citizen concerns due to some individuals not yet in attendance for the Proclamation: Littleton Teacher Week.
Chairman Moore asked if there were any citizen concerns. Ron Bolt said he had some questions regarding the fire and police department. Ron said he also had questions about the Opera House. Ron said that his question on the Fire Department is in regards to a study that was done concerning the departments overtime. Ron asked if the board had a copy of that report. Chuck said there was some confusion regarding the final report. Selectman Ed Boynton said that he met with Mr. Ross to ask about the final report and was told that the draft copy is actually the final report. Chairman Moore said that there is not a signed copy of the document on file. Ron asked the board if they were going to review the report. Selectman Ed Boynton said the recommendations in the report came from the Fire Chief and the committee.
Ron Bolt then asked if the contract with Bonnet Page & Stone for the new police department construction has been signed. Town Manager Chuck Connell said the contract was signed. Ron then asked when could we expect the construction to begin. Vice Chairman Bill Latulip advised Ron that some of the people on the newly formed building committee had been away on vacation. Bill stated that he is trying to get a meeting scheduled for next week. Bill said he is hoping hold the meetings down at the Fire Department. Bill went on to say the committee will be selecting a chairman, a vice chairman and a secretary. Bill said he would conduct the first meeting. Ron asked is there any reason why we waited two weeks for this. Ron said that it seems like an organizational meeting could have been held. Vice Chairman Bill Latulip advised that we are trying to create a mission statement. Ron said that it was his understanding that Bonnet Page & Stone had a start date of May 1st. Obviously that date will not be met. Ron Bolt stated once the Trahan property has been accepted it will still have to be put through to the Planning Board process. Ron asked who would be evaluating the property. Chairman Eddy Moore said the committee would be doing the evaluation. Ron said that is not what you said the last time. Mary Edick asked if the committee meeting that will be held at the Fire Department be posted and would it be online. Vice Chairman Bill Latulip said it would be posted and online. Ron said that he assumes that there would be some sort of testing done and asked if there is any money allocated for the testing. Chairman Eddy Moore said he could not answer that question at this time. Eddy said again he is leaving it up to the committee to decide. Ron asked at what point would Bonnet Page & Stone be involved in this. Ron then asked that once this committee gets going will part of their mission statement involve change orders. Town Manager Chuck Connell asked Ron what he meant by being involved with change orders. Ron further asked if there would be clerk of the works and what will be the relationship between the clerk and the committee. Chairman Eddy Moore advised the committee would come to the Board of Selectmen and the decision would be made here and construction can be done.
Mary Edick asked who is writing this mission statement and when are you doing this. Vice Chairman Bill Latulip told her we are talking about it we are not just going to jump into it. Chuck advised that it would be him and Bill that will meet to draft the mission statement. Ron asked if Mr. Clough would be replaced on the committee. Bill said he probably would not be replaced because the committee only needs seven members. Ron said that his next question has to do with committee makeup. Ron asked do you foresee any conflict with George McNamra being on the committee. Ron said the reason he has been an outspoken opponent to the location of the police facility and is employed by Dan Hebert. Ron said at one meeting there was a statement made that Dan Hebert should have had the contract. Chairman Eddy Moore said he did not think there was a conflict of interest.
Chairman Eddy Moore asked if there were any other citizen concerns. Since there were no other concerns the meeting moved onto the previous item on the agenda that was set aside earlier.
Proclamation: Littleton Teacher's Week
Chairman Eddy Moore presented the Littleton Teacher's Week Proclamation to five students from Littleton High School who are members of the Honor Society. After the presentation to the Honor Society, Mary Edick asked if someone could tell the public more about the proclamation. Town Manager Chuck Connell said it was his pleasure to introduce Janet Parker who would respond to that question. Janet Parker said they started this last year and it is teacher' week throughout the county. Janet said they invited the Honor Society to accept the proclamation because they a planning a surprise reception for the teachers next week. Janet said unfortunately it might not be a surprise now. Janet said there are numerous businesses getting involved. A lot of businesses come forward to say thank you to the teachers. Town Manager Chuck Connell said it was a tremendous experience to see a group of young people come in a address a group of people the way they did tonight. Chairman Eddy Moore asked if there were any other questions or comments. Since there were no questions or comments Eddy returned the meeting back to citizen concerns.
Chief Paul Smith said that he had some miscommunication getting onto the agenda for this meeting but just wanted to give some quick information regarding the grants. Chief Smith explained the first grant he is seeking approval is for $2,000 from the U.S. Department of Justice Bulletproof Vest partnership. The grant will supply the two new officers who are in of need vests. Chairman Eddy Moore asked if there were any questions or comments. There were no questions or comments so Chairman Moore asked for a motion to accept the grant. Vice Chairman Bill Latulip placed the motion to accept the grant for $2,000 for the vests. Selectman Ed Boynton seconded the motion. Motion passed 3-0.
Chief Paul Smith advised the second grant is from N.H. Highway Safety Agency to receive twenty-five youth size safety helmets to support our Bicycle Safety Program. Town Manager Chuck Connell asked if there was an amount. Chief Smith stated that there was no value shown but they are probably about $30 each. Chuck said the approximate value would be $750.00. Chairman Moore asked if there were any questions or comments. There were no questions or comments. Vice Chairman Bill Latulip placed the motion to accept the $750.00 grant for 25 safety helmets. Selectman Ed Boynton seconded the motion. Motion passed 3-0.
Chairman Moore asked if there were any other citizen concerns.
Mary Ann Duranty said that she was unable to attend the last meeting. Mary Ann said that she understood that the Chief would not be a member on the newly formed construction committee. Mary Ann said that she just could not understand why the Chief is not a member. Vice Chairman Bill Latulip said the Chief would have100% input. Bill went on to say that the Chief would be consulted all the time. Bill said that the Chief is busy just like the Fire Chief. Louise Smith asked if the Chief would have a vote. Vice Chairman Bill Latulip said that the Chief would not have a vote.
Chairman Eddy Moore said the Chief would be consulted he is the one who will be using it the building. Mary Ann said the committee does not know what is needed only the Chief would know. Mary Ann said that it is not proper for the Chief or his officers to not be able to have a voice in the matter. Chairman Eddy Moore said we did not see the need for it and that the Chief will be a part of it. Mary Ann said not having a vote is uncalled for. Chairman Eddy Moore said again they did see the need. Julia Fogg said she sent email to Mr. Connell stating that she feels the same as Mary Ann. Julia said that she has spoken to different people who do construction and they feel it is crazy that he is not on the committee. Julia said she feels this is being done to slow the process down. She said she feels the board is wrong. Chairman Eddy Moore thanked her for her input and said that as far as he was concerned it should stay as it is. Selectman Ed Boynton said it should be left the way it is.
Carlton Hilgenberg said he would like verification if what he has recently just learned. Carl asked if was true that the Trahan's do not leglly own the Kittdidge property is not legally owned yet by the Trahan's and that it is still in the process. Carl said he was told the Town does not yet own the acres that are a part of it and once they do own it by the time they get the lot line adjustment the new police building might not be under construction for a very long time. Chuck said that it is his understanding that the closing took place three weeks ago. Chuck said the town has not closed and cannot do so until the lot line adjustment is done which is scheduled for May 6th. Chuck said the property would be combined into one parcel. Carl asked what would be the estimated ground breaking date. Chuck said that he could not respond to that. Carl said the construction committee has not had a meeting yet. Chuck advised Carl that was discussed earlier. Chairman Moore asked if there were any other concerns. Since there were no other concerns Chairman Moore moved to the next item on the agenda.
Dennis Hartwell introduced himself as one of the organizers of the 2008 Summer Fest. The Summer Fest is scheduled from June 18th through the 22nd. Dennis invited the board and the Town Manager to ride in the parade on June 21st. Dennis said they are expecting a big turnout this year if Mother Nature permits. Dennis thanked the board and hoped they will consider the invitation.
Tony Ilacqua advised the board he was present to request they approve a price increase for Shingles. Tony passed out a copy of the request of the current and proposed price list. Tony explained the logic used to determine the price changes. Tony said they were asking for a $5 increase. He advised the board that if they don't change the prices they would be running in the red. Tony said he is also asking this to be affective immediately. Tony said that they normally give a one months notice but we have not been given any notice of the increase cost for fuel. Tony said that he watches the price of fuel every day. Selectman Ed Boynton asked Tony if the increase would be sufficient to cover the expected increase in fuel costs. Tony said that he feels the increase would be sufficient but if not he would have to come back to the board again. Chuck asked Tony if the $500 projected loss is over a year period. Chuck suggested the price increase become affective May 1st. Mary Edick asked if this increase would affect people for recycling. Tony said it would not affect recycling. Bob O'Conner asked if is this something that requires the selectmen to consider or is it the responsibility of the department head. Tony said that all fees have to be approved by the Board of Selectmen. Ron Bolt asked how many people this affects. Tony said it only impacted a few contractors. Selectman Ed Boynton said he did not think this slight increase is going to break anyone. Selectmen Ed Boynton placed the motion to accept the price increase affective the 1st of May.
Tony said he would also like permission to ask for flexibility if can arrange a smaller increase. Chairman Eddy Moore asked the board if they wanted to give him the flexibility to do that. Selectman Ed Boynton said that Tony does a good job and should be allowed. Vice Chairman Bill Latulip seconded the motion for approve the price increase affective for the 1st of May with the flexibility to set a lower increase if possible. Motion passed 3-0.
Tony sated that he was also on the agenda for the Earth Day Cleanup, which is on Saturday, April 26th. Tony said that several people are already bringing in blue bags. Tony said that the point is that you do not have to do it on that day. Tony said that this year he is going to do something that has never been done before. Tony said he is issuing a challenge to everyone in this room and at home to give something back to the Town. Tony said the Town Manager has already made a pledge. Tony said that it is his feeling that everyone can give some back. Tony said that there are several employees who have already done it. Tony gave a brief warning if they come upon propane tanks. Tony advised people to call the transfer station and don't touch them. Tony said that if you come upon anything that you cannot remove such as a television or other large object to call Tony or the town garage and they will come and get it. Tony pointed out the fluorescent light bulbs in the Community Center building. Tony said the Energy Conservation Committee purchased the fluorescent light bulbs. The committee raised the money to do it and it is great. Every room in this building has recycling containers and we are encouraging everyone else to do that. Tony said that they have three bike racks and we have permission to put them out in the parking area. Tony said they also have permission from the Methodist Church and they are talking about putting one on the backside of the bank. Tony encouraged everyone to visit Profile High School. The said the building is completely green and the payback on that building is three years. Tony urged the Police Building Committee to go up and see it. Tony said the Energy Conservation Committee meets here tomorrow at 5:15 PM and everyone is welcome.
Chairman Moore thanked Tony and went on to the next appointment.
Warren West of the Littleton Hospital introduced himself. Chuck said that Warren was one of the first friends he made in Littleton when Warren bought him lunch. Warren said that he would be very brief he just a needed a moment of your time to open up the lines of communication. Warren said the hospital has a good line of communication with the Fire and Police Departments. Warren advised they are looking at expanding the campus an additional 50,000 square feet. Warren said they would work through the town process but they have run out of space for our physicians. Warren said they are going to make it as green as possible. Chairman Moore thanked Warren for his information.
Chairman Moore then moved the meeting to the Board of Assessors.
Board of Assessors:
Carol Cullen presented the request for abatement on a Timber Tax billed in the amount of $8,802.80 for Linda Caswell. Carol explained the criteria used to determine the abatement amount. Carol recommends they approve an abatement amount of $1,994.15. Chuck asked Carol if it would it be possible to apply the refund towards the cutting that is going to happen later on in the year. Carol said she would check to see if it was possible. Vice Chairman Bill Latulip made the motion to approve the abatement in the amount of $1,994.15 for Linda Caswell. Selectman Ed Boynton seconded the motion. Motion passed 3-0.
Chairman Eddy Moore moved the meet out of the Board of Assessors and back into the Board of Selectmen's meeting.
Town Manager's Report
Chuck said the only thing he has to report regarding Main Street is that there is a survey that will be put out by a group to seek public comment regarding many of the factors that influence the appearance of Main Street. The surveys will be hand delivered to local businesses and residents. Chuck said the surveys will be on the Chamber website and the Town website. Chuck said he encourages everyone to get the survey and complete it and turn it in. Chuck said the survey would be issued next week with the results tallied one week later.
Chuck next provided the Opera House update. Chuck said contract was with Dan Hebert was signed. Chuck said board took action to suspend the work due to questions regarding the project. Chuck said a review would be taking place on April 29th with some members from the Opera House Committee and the National Historic Preservation Office and the National Park Service. Chuck said that there had been an issue raised regarding a Grant from the LCHP for $75,000. Chuck said the grant had been retracted by LCHP because of the lack of progress on the renovation. Chuck said he has submitted a letter asking them to reinstate the grant. Chuck said the other update is that Joel Bedor and himself held a teleconference from Alaska, California and Florida regarding the National Park grant, which is the money received by Senator Gregg's office. Chuck said they have to share this information from the meeting on the 29th. Chuck said the preliminary information has been completed and sent off and received by them. A grant contract will come to the town for signature. Chuck said there are some other steps but the money could be available after 4-6 weeks after the grant has been signed.
Ron Bolt asked if the Opera committee would be dissolved and replaced by a construction committee. Chairman Eddy Moore said the he has not given it any thought. Chuck said the Opera House Committee would discuss that issue at their next meeting. Chuck said he discussed that with Joel Bedor today. Chuck said the Opera House Committee's job is not done. The next phase is occupying the building and they will be going forward with that. Ron asked if Chuck meant a subcommittee. Ron asked Chuck if he could tell him if the contract with Hebert includes for contingencies. Ron also wanted to know if there was money for a clerk of the works. Ron then asked who would oversee this project. Chuck said again the Opera House Committee is aware of those concerns. Ron said he feels it is important. Chuck advised Mr. Bolt that he could contact Chuck after Friday morning and he would try to answer his other questions.
Chuck had the opportunity to bring several pieces of commendation. Chuck referred to a letter received by Chief Smith regarding an incident. The letter commends Officer Sampson and the department for their action for what turned out to be a burglary.
Chuck said the next letter is from the State of New Hampshire Police Standards & Training Council commending Joshua Lee for receiving an academic award.
Chuck said the next letter is for Matthew Culver who dealt with an identify theft issue. The fourth letter is a letter to the Caledonian Record from Donald Gilpin thanking the Police Department for an issue that will be discussed later with the board.
Chairman Moore thanked Chuck for the update and moved onto the next item on the agenda.
Adjustment to Police Department budget:
Chuck said that last week the union came in with an offer to help with the shortfall. They are doing this valuing it include giving up 2 hours of work it would also give up all COLA and Step increases from May 1 thru December 31.
Chuck said they are working currently working 41.5 hours per week they will now work 40 hours per week. Chuck said the town's labor attorney has reviewed the offer. Chuck said this addendum clearly spells out how this would occur. Chuck said it shows how they are dealing with the raises so that there is clarity and so that everyone understands what they are giving up. Chuck said we are talking about the sergeants and the officers that are doing this. Chuck believes that they are doing this straight forward and he recommends with the town's counsel approval that the Board of Selectmen approve this. Chuck said it would not increase the budget line per say because it would be absorbed by the unfunded position that is in that line. Chuck advised the board that Sergeant Tyler is here to respond to questions if you have any.
Ron Bolt asked with this generous offer where do we stand. Do we have the RSO and the two new officer's. Chuck said the gains would offset the unfunded position and there would be no change in staffing. Chuck said that there is one position in the police department that is not funded for 2008. Chuck said this would fund that position. Chairman Eddy Moore asked if there any more questions. Tom Loughlin said that on behalf of the excellent work done by the police would strongly recommend they accept the offer that has been recommended. Tom said he thinks they should move on it.
Vice Chairman Bill Latulip said he has a problem with it. Bill referred to a news article in the paper. Bill said it appears the union members are also asking to cover all positions in this budget. Chuck said that with all due respect do not believe everything that is in the media. Chuck passed a copy of the agreement to each selectmen.
Chuck said this letter spells out the changes to the bargaining unit. Chuck explained these changes are voluntary and temporary. Chuck said the offer is very generous. Chairman Eddy Moore asked about the amendment. Chuck said the amendment is temporary. Chairman Moore said that his concerns is RSA91: A3 in reference to bargaining agreements. Eddy said that it refers to non-public meetings. Eddy said that as far as holding non-public session this involves the dismissal, promotion or compensation of an employee this has to do with a non-public. Eddy said you must have a non-public session when you have a collective bargaining agreement. Chuck said the amendment is a collective bargaining agreement in a meeting that was held on April 10th. Chuck said it would have to go to counsel. Eddy said he does not feel comfortable talking about this in public without a non-public meeting. Chuck then said as I said before we are talking about a position not an individual. Chuck said we are talking about allocating funds within the same line item. Eddy said that they are dealing with information that is coming from an attorney and that is confidential. Eddy stated that he has not seen the letter from the attorney. Chairman Moore asked Town Manager Chuck Connell to read the letter. Chuck started to read the letter and then apologized because he said that there is some privileged information in the letter and it is marked confidential. Chuck said he was sorry he missed that. Chuck asked the board if they would be more comfortable having the view from legal counsel before they act. Chuck asked what is the boards pleasure you can table this but he encourages them to make their decision soon.
Chairman Eddy Moore said that anytime he has been on a board and there is a legal opinion that is marked confidential he is not comfortable sharing it with the public. Selectman Ed Boynton said he also has not seen the letter you are referring to. Chuck said he could not go any further without breaching that confidentiality. Chuck asked the board if they would like to table that matter. Mary Ann Duranty told Chairman Moore the public has a right to know. Chairman Eddy Moore said he had no comment. Vice Chairman Bill Latulip placed the motion to table this discussion and do more research. Vice Chairman Bill Latulip suggested they schedule a work session. Louise Smith said the next scheduled board meeting on May 7th would be too late. Chairman Moore said to schedule the meeting for April 23 at 9:00 AM. Louise Smith asked if the meeting would be a public work session and would this be discussed in the meeting.
Chairman Eddy Moore said the meeting would be posted. Chuck advised the board that if there were to be a non-public it would be to review the letter from counsel. Sergeant Chris Tyler asked the Town Manager that any person who is laid off has to have a two-week notice. Chuck said there is a two-week notice necessary. Chuck advised the board that since they have announced the meeting for next week in this meeting they did not have to post it, but he strongly recommends they do post it. Chuck reminded the board that any actions that have to be taken must be done after the non-public session.
Sharon Craigie stated to the board that at the last meeting they gave the Town Manager permission to look for money to cover position and they said they would take it under advisement. Chairman Eddy Moore said that is not relative. Chuck said that what he did tonight is bring forward the most viable solution at this time. Selectmen Ed Boynton said this is the first time they have seen anything about this offer until 9:00 AM this morning. Louise Smith told the board they must have known. Louise said it had been in the paper and many people knew about it, surely they had heard the scuttle but about it. Louise said that maybe they should have gone to the department head when they first heard the rumors. Chairman Eddy Moore thanked Louise for the input. Louise said she had one more thing to bring up. Louise told the board that given the fact of their generosity and transferring funds so the Fire Department could have on call people, maybe they could have done as Mr. Doucette asked and that was to see if they could find money to transfer for the Police Department. Chairman Eddy Moore said that is not relevant to the subject we are discussing tonight. Louise said she thought we were talking about the position. Eddy said he just wants to stay on the subject. Mary Edick asked where would that meeting be held. Chairman Moore stated that they never know if the Heald room is available so it will be held at the Town Officers Conference room.
Town Manager Chuck Connell said he had one other piece to discuss under old business Chuck stated that he has been working to develop bond quotes with seven banks and the New Hampshire Municipal Bond Bank. Chuck explained the bond numbers on the information sheet that he provided to the board. Chuck said that it was his recommendation that they accept the terms by the Northway Bank for the issuance of those bonds. Chuck said the bond bank there is no prepayment with the bond bank where as we can prepay with the Northway Banks without any penalties and there is no loan origination fee. Chairman Eddy Moore said that in his opinion the Northway Bank is the best deal. Eddy advised the board he thinks they should authorize Chuck's recommendation to go with the Northway Bank. Vice Chairman Bill Latulip placed the motion to approve the Northway Bank for the issuance of the Town's Bonds per Chuck Connell. Chairman Eddy Moore seconded the motion. Motion passed 3-0.
Chairman Eddy Moore then moved onto the next item on the agenda. Chuck advised that he has arranged an email address for the board to establish another way for people to contact the board. A brief discussion regarding Chuck's email address on the website not working properly ensued. Another concern was a website that listed the Board's meeting as taking place on Monday's. This website is not the official Town Office website.
Chairman Moore advised there were some reappointments that they needed to take care of for the Budget Committee. Chairman Moore placed the motion to reappoint Ed Haines and Linda Warden. Vice Chairman Bill Latulip seconded the motion. Motion passed 3-0.
Chairman Eddy Moore placed the motion to appoint new members to the Budget Committee. Stan Fillion, Bill Kittridge and Brien Ward. Selectman Ed Boynton seconded the motion. Motion passed 3-0.
Chairman Moore announced that Curt Dexter has resigned from the Planning Board. Chairman Moore placed the motion to reappoint Stacey Hall, Charlie Ryan and Rod Trahan and to appoint Ed Boynton as a new member of the Planning Board. Vice Chairman Bill Latulip seconded the motion. Motion passed 3-0.
Chairman Moore then moved onto the appointments for the Water & Light Department.
Vice Chairman Bill Latulip placed the motion to appoint Eddy Moore. Selectman Ed Boynton seconded the motion. Motion passed 2-0. Chairman Moore abstained.
Ron Bolt asked if there is discussion allowed about these appointments. Ron Bolt told Chairman Moore that he was affectively appointing himself to this position. Vice Chairman Bill Latulip said Eddy has been on the commission for many years and has done a great job.
Chairman Moore moved onto the appointments for the Conservation Commission.
Chairman Moore placed the motion to reappoint Martha Hill, Val Poulson with Carlton Schallor being appointed as an alternate, appoint Dorothy Corey as a member and Joe Evans as an alternate. Selectman Bill Latulip seconded the motion.
Chairman Moore then moved onto the Zoning Board of Adjustment appointments.
Chairman Moore placed the motion to appoint Kyle Jensen as an alternate and Richard Merrow as a full member. Vice Chairman Bill Latulip seconded the motion. Motion passed 3-0.
Vice Chairman Bill Latulip placed the motion to reappoint Eddy Moore to the Board of Adjustment. Selectman Ed Boynton seconded the motion. Motion passed 2-0. Chairman Moore abstained.
Ron Bolt asked again if there is any discussion on this. Rod said he sees a conflict Eddy is the chairman of the Board of Selectmen a chairman of the zoning board and also on the Water & Light Commission. Mary Edick said there has usually just been one selectman on one board not one selectman on three different boards. Chairman Moore said that he has been on a number of boards in the past. Mary said she understands we have a voting population of 3,000 or so. She thinks it makes a healthy community when you have more participation from people in the community instead of just a few. Eddy does not dispute what she says. He asked to get off some of the boards with their permission but they have asked him to stay on. Mary said that maybe in the future after the March elections open positions on boards could be advertised so peopled know and maybe we would get more interest with the public coming forward.
Vice Chairman Bill Latulip said they have to appoint someone to the Maintenance Committee. Vice Chairman Bill Latulip placed the motion to appoint Brian Hadlock. Chairman Moore seconded the motion to replace Ed Boynton on the Maintenance Committee with Bruce Hadlock. Motion passed 2-0. Selectman Ed Boynton abstained.
Chuck made the announcement that Wal-Mart has applied for a liquor license. This is for information purposes only.
Chairman Moore moved onto the approval of the minutes from March 19, 2008 and March 28, 2008. Vice Chairman Bill Latulip placed the motion to approve the minutes. Selectman Ed Boynton seconded the motion. Motion passed 3-0.
Chairman Moore advised if there were nothing else to discuss he would like a motion to adjourn. Vice Chairman Bill Latulip placed the motion to adjourn. Selectman Ed Boynton seconded the motion. Motion passed 3-0 Approve
Meeting adjourned at 8:09 PM
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