April 3, 2017
of Sullivan, NH Board of Selectmen
Minutes, April 3, 2017
members present: Chairman Laura J. Merrifield, Joe Lewandowski and
Heads/Officers: Mary Hull-Town Clerk and Tax Collector
Kate Fuller, Administrative Assistant
TO ORDER: Chairman Laura Merrifield called the meeting to order at
Joe Lewandowski made a motion to approve the minutes of the March
27, 2017 meeting, seconded by Jeff Burbank. The minutes were
unanimously approved as amended. Laura Merrifield made a motion to
approve the minutes from the March 28, 2017 special meeting,
seconded by Jeff Burbank. The minute were unanimously approved as
Clerk/Tax Collector- 299 Centre Street-
Mrs. Hull brought forward three concerns regarding 299 Centre
Street. The first was relating to the abatement approved by the
Board for 2015 and 2016. She was concerned about how to apply the
abatement since the property had transferred ownership in late
December 2016. The second issue was relating to the quitclaim deed
transferring the property from Sullivan Schoolhouse LLC to John L.
Stewart which was filed at the registry of deeds but was not
properly executed. The third issue was the confusion on how the
quitclaim deed affected the bankruptcy action presently underway.
She indicated she had spoken with the Town Attorney who suggested
action by Mrs. Hull. It was decided that Mrs. Hull and Mrs.
Merrifield would communicate with the attorney in a conference call
regarding the abatement settlement agreement on Tuesday for
clarification. Mrs. Hull will follow up on the improperly executed
deed and to insure the Town is protected in the matter pertaining to
the bankruptcy, the attorney would be further consulted.
Rate Change for seasonal worker-After
reviewing a memo from Laura Merrifield that compared similar
services in neighboring towns; it was decided to increase the rate
by $2.00. A motion was made by Laura Merrifield and seconded by Joe
Lewandowski, vote was in the affirmative. A pay rate change sheet
was signed by Board. Mary Hull’s pay rate sheet error was
corrected and initialed by the Board. A memo informing the Budget
Committee was approved by the Board.
Application and recommendation for 124 Ferry Brook Road-Avitar
is recommending abatement on this property. The Board signed the
abatement after a discussion around the poor condition of the
Vendor Payments and Purchase Orders-Approved
as submitted with question about electronic fund transfers; Kate
will follow up with MRI.
Legislative Bulletin from the NHMA received. Minutes from the Joint
Loss Management committee 1st
quarter meeting received. Request for additional flag pole retainer
ring from Bill Lindamood received and approved. Reminder
BOS minutes 4/3/17
the inspection of 62 Ellis Road is in another month. Report on
preliminary Audit record requests. Other items discussed were Karl
Wheeler, long time police chief’s funeral, the energy committee
recommended improvements planned for 2017 and the scheduling of a
junk yard inspection.
Jeff Burbank moved to adjourn the meeting at 8:18 pm.
Assistant for the Board of Selectmen