Board of Selectmen Meeting Minutes & Agendas

Jan 22, 2016

Nonpublic Session January 22, 2016


10:00 AM






Present:  Town Manager Andrew Dorsett, Chairman Milton T. Bratz, V. Chairman Schuyler Sweet, Selectman Edward Hennessey, Executive Secretary Ceil Stubbings

Others Present:  Darin Wipperman (The Courier), Robert Blechl (The White Mountain Record), Rudy Gelsi, Ron Bolt, Chief Paul Smith (Littleton PD)

Bratz called the meeting to order and asked for a motion to go into a nonpublic session.  Sweet made the motion to go into a nonpublic session per:  RSA 91-A:3, II(e)  Consideration or negotiation of pending claims or litigation which has been threatened in writing or filed against this board or any subdivision thereof, or against any member thereof because of his or her membership therein, until the claim or litigation has been fully adjudicated or otherwise settled.  Hennessey seconded the motion.  Motion to go into nonpublic session passed 3-0. The board entered the nonpublic session at 10:03 AM.

Hennessey moved to come out of nonpublic.  Sweet seconded the motion.  The board came out of the nonpublic session at 10:14 AM.  Bratz made the motion to seal the minutes.  Sweet seconded the motion.  Motion to seal the minutes passed 3-0.  Hennessey made the motion that the board agrees to remove the aggressive actions prohibitive ordinance from the 2016 town warrant with the understanding that the town and the ACLU collaborate to develop an ordinance that would protect safety and civil liberties.  Sweet seconded the motion.  Motion passed 3-0. 

Bratz explained that they received a letter from the ACLU regarding the Aggressive Action Prohibitive Ordinance.  Their recommendation is that we remove it due to its questionable constitutionality.  Hennessey said they would be working with the ACLU to come up with an acceptable ordinance.  Bratz had a comment for Robert Blechl and complimented him on an article he wrote regarding the Northern Pass.  Bratz said that there was a warrant article for a resolution against the Northern Pass that was approved by the Town.  Bratz said that in the newspaper article there was a reference to requesting intervenor status.  Robert Blechl said that intervenor status is if you have a stake in this like Bethlehem for example, that is the Town where the overhead lines would transition on.  Dorsett said he was working on the application for Littleton to apply for intervenor status.  Sweet made the motion to adjourn.  Hennessey seconded the motion.  The motion passed 3-0.  The meeting adjourned at 10:36 AM.