Minutes of August 5, 2009


Minutes of the Meeting of August 5, 2009

Chairman Bob Switzer called the meeting to order at 7:10 p.m. Present, in addition to the chairman, were members Michelle Degree, Dave Jakway, Laura Lewandowski, and Ann Sweet. Absent was Barry Grass . Cheryl Labadie represented the selectmen.

Minutes of the meeting of July 1, 2009, were accepted as distributed.

A&L Trucking

The selectmen will send a letter to the owners to give a deadline for their appearance to show how they have met conditions set by the Zoning Board of Adjustment 10 years ago.

Excavation on Lavanture property

Having discovered ongoing excavation without a permit on Lavanture property on Corey Mine Road, the selectmen issued a Cease and Desist order. The sand taken out (at least four truckloads) was being sold “to pay taxes.” The Lavantures were informed that sale from excavation is a commercial venture and requires permitting.

Energy Committee

Having completed a walk through of each town building, the committee will meet August 31 to review their findings, prepare a report for the selectmen, and decide which building would most benefit from a professional audit.

Noise ordinance

Mrs. Landowski, having endured barking dogs and early morning clanging of garbage trucks, asked about a noise ordinance. Sullivan has none, but Keene has one that might be studied.

Water resources

Chairman Switzer was asked about the conclusions of the presentation he had attended on water withdrawals. Surprisingly, the biggest users of groundwater in the state are the state fish hatcheries. Bottling companies are struggling; only two are left in the state. He promised more information at the next meeting. Despite all the rain this spring and summer, warmer, drier conditions are expected in the next few years because of solar changes and El Nino’s return.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:00 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Ann Sweet, Secretary