April 11, 2011


Town of Sullivan, N.H. Board of Selectmen


Non-Approved Meeting Minutes First Draft


April 11, 2011 | 7:30 p.m.


Sullivan Town Hall


Board members present:

Richard Hotchkiss (chair), Mark Paquette, Bob Thayer.


Absent:

none.

Also present:

Jody McDermott, John Prior.

A. CALL TO ORDER:

R. Hotchkiss opened the meeting at 7:30 p.m.

B. CITIZENS’ DISCUSSION:

No other citizens present.

C. DEPARTMENT HEADS:

None.

R. Hotchkiss noted that the board of selectmen had not approved a formal charge for the Study Committee on Public Education.


Motion:

R. Hotchkiss moved to present the Sullivan Study Committee on Public Education with the following charge: "To explore the educational opportunities available to the children of Sullivan and deliver a final report and recommendations to the selectmen by October 31, 2011."

Second:

M. Paquette seconded.

Vote:

3 yea, 0 nay, 0 abstention. Motion PASSES.

D. SELECTMEN’S BUSINESS


1. Approval of minutes:




Motion:

R. Hotchkiss moved to approve the minutes of the March 28, 2011 selectmen’s meeting.

Second:

B. Thayer seconded.

Vote:

3 yea, 0 nay, 0 abstention, motion PASSES.

Motion:

R. Hotchkiss moved to approve the minutes of the April 4, 2011 selectmen’s meeting.

Second:

M. Paquette seconded.

Vote:

3 yea, 0 nay, 0 abstention, motion PASSES.

2. Payroll and Vendor Manifest - Signed as approved.


3. The board of selectmen discussed a letter from Marlo Paju requesting assistance with


obtaining a state highway sign in accordance with ZBA request.




Motion

: M. Paquette moved to request Randy Smith’s assistance in acquirng a turning and entering or blind drive sign for placement below the Paju property on Center Street.

Second

: B. Thayer seconded.

Vote

: 3 yea, 0 nay, 0 abstention. Motion PASSES.

Jeremy Kinson (citizen) arrived.


4. Planning Board minutes - Elizabeth Beede requested two lots be joined into one. R.




Hotchkiss stated the lots cannot be combined because they are not contiguous, as the lots are separated by a road. R. Hotchkiss requested J. McDermott ask Bob Switzer of the Planning Board to deny the request.


5. Monadnock United Way - Selectmen read a thank-you letter for the town’s contribution of $300.


6. City of Keene - Hazardous Waste Collection Fees and Dates - reviewed by the board.




M. Paquette noted that most nearby towns have their own recycling centers, but Sullivan does not. He said it could be a revenue source for the town. R. Hotchkiss requested J. McDermott ask the Conservation Commission to look into options for offering Sullivan residents an in-town option for recycling plastic, glass, and paper.


7. Energy Technical Assistance&Planning Meeting - J. Prior noted that members of the


energy committee plan to attend the event on April 28.


8. Property Liability Trust Insurance Renewals - No action.


9. Community Development Block Grant Invitation - No action.


10. American Tree Farm stewardship plan for Richard Smith, Map 2/Lot 15 & Map 3/Lot 16 -


Signed as approved.


11. Equalization Ratio set by ZBA at 96.3%.




E. OTHER BUSINESS


J. McDermott reported that Evelyn Hubal agreed to being paid in advance for her Registrer of Deeds services.


Motion

: M. Paquette moved to pay E. Hubal $100 to cover future expenses.

Second

: B. Thayer seconded.

Vote

: 3 yea, 0 nay, 0 abstention. Motion PASSES.

J. McDermott reported that Fire Chief Al Henry wants to have a new utility pole installed adjacent to the fire station for data service from FairPoint. R. Hotchkiss requested to defer discussion until A. Henry could be present at a selectmen’s meeting.



Jeremy Kinson requested permission to demolish the house he bought at 619 Centre St. (Map 3/Lot 50). R. Hotchkiss stated Mr. Kinson would not require a demolition permit, but will need a building permit for a new house.


The board reviewed building requirements with J. Kinson.


J. Kinson left the meeting.


R. Hotchkiss said Karl Wheeler will serve a notice of public health nuisance to the residents of 14 Rugg Rd. The notice directs the occupants to remove offending garbage within 10 days of receipt.


Motion

: R. Hotchkiss moved to adjourn at 9:24 p.m.

Motion PASSES by agreement.