Minutes of September 2, 2009

Minutes of the Meeting of September 2, 2009

Chairman Bob Switzer called the meeting to order at 7:07 p.m. Present, in addition to the chairman, were members  Michelle Degree,  Barry Grass, Dave Jakway,  Laura Lewandowski, and Ann Sweet.  Cheryl Labadie represented the selectmen. 

Minutes of the meeting of August 5 2009, were accepted as distributed.

Water issues
Because the topic had been raised at the last meeting, Chairman Switzer offered materials from the workshop he had attended.  He reiterated the statement made at the workshop that the biggest water users in the state are the fish hatcheries.  The second biggest water withdrawals are by golf courses.  The large ones are monitored for compliance with prescribed limits.

Lavanture excavations
Ms. Labadie reported that the Lavantures have decided to restore the sand pit they had begun to excavate and cease any further excavations.  A letter from the Department of Revenue Administration sent to the Lavantures proclaimed loss of Current Use status for the property plus the need to obtain various local and state permits should they plan to excavate further.

Energy committee
The committee will, with the approval of the selectmen, apply to the NH Municipal Energy Assistance Program for a free audit for one town building.  When/if Sullivan is chosen, the committee will review again its observations from the walk-throughs it conducted of town buildings in July and August to decide which building makes most sense for an audit.  A discussion about the effectiveness and durability of energy saver light bulbs followed. 

Mark Smith:  preliminary discussion of a possible subdivision
Mr. Smith showed on a previously created plat of his and an adjoining property where he plans to subdivide to create a 2+ acre lot for his house from the 22+ acre property.  He will return with a completed application and a newly surveyed plat.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:50 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Ann Sweet, Secretary