August 5, 2013

Town
of Sullivan, NH. Board of Selectmen

Approved
Meeting Minutes

August
5, 2013 – 6:30 PM

Sullivan
Town Hall

Board
members present: Gary Patnode, Mark Paquette

Department
heads present: Karl Wheeler, Al Henry

Also
present: Aaron Collette, Mike Blanchard, Stephen Hamilton, Karen
Luebkeman, AA

  1. CALL
    TO ORDER: Gary Patnode called the meeting to order at 6:30 PM


MOTION:
Gary Patnode made a motion to table approval of the July 15 meeting
minutes
until Selectmen’s Business was addressed.

SECOND: Mark
Paquette seconded the motion.

APPROVED: Unanimously
approved.

  1. PUBLIC
    SESSION:

Stephen
Hamilton addressed the Selectmen regarding the tax bill he had
received on his
mobile
home located at 14 Woodland Drive. Mr. Hamilton stated that the
mobile home
was
inventory and should not be taxable. The Selectboard advised Mr.
Hamilton that
the
Town’s assessing agent, Avitar determined that the mobile home was
taxable. Mr. H
amilton
stated that his attorney advised otherwise.

The
Selectboard will contact the assessing agent Avitar to get additional
information on
this
situation.

  1. DEPARTMENT
    HEADS:

Chief
Wheeler reported additional burglaries in Sullivan. The State Police
did arrest one
individual
who was tied to a local break in.

Officer
Collette did not successfully complete the physical fitness test for
entry into the
upcoming
police academy and will need to retest in January. Chief Wheeler
will submit a written request to the New Hampshire Police Academy
for authorization to allow Officer Collette to continue in his role
until the January test date.

Fire
Chief Al Henry updated the Selectmen on plans to get quotes for the
replacement of
the
failing furnaces currently in use at the fire station. Chief Henry
has decided to stay
with
two smaller furnaces as opposed to one larger one for purposes of
backup security.

The
Sullivan Fire Company has purchased a $5,000.00 Carbon Monoxide
detector for the Town from money the Fire Company raised during its
many fundraisers. This piece
of
equipment is important in that it allows emergency responders to
check an individual for carbon monoxide poisoning. A big thank you
to the Sullivan Fire Company!

  1. SELECTMEN’S
    BUSINESS:

MOTION:
Gary Patnode moved to accept the July 15, 2013 meeting minutes as
corrected.

SECOND: Mark
Paquette seconded the motion.

APPROVED: Unanimously
approved

General
business included approval of payroll and vendor payments and the
review of invoices.

The
following issues were reviewed/discussed:


Purchase
orders for the Highway Department were approved.

Correspondence
from the Department of Environmental Services to Roland

Fernandes
regarding his lack of a proper septic system and the time frame to

remedy
this situation was reviewed.

Correspondence
from Ruth Hayn regarding the Rodolitz property at 492 Centre Street
and the status of that property’s septic system was reviewed.

Meeting
minutes from the July 30
th,
Joint Loss Management Committee Meeting were
reviewed.

Correspondence
sent to Norman Uzdavis regarding the replacement of the septic
system
at his 817 Centre Street property was reviewed.

The
administrative assistant updated the Selectmen regarding Jeffrey
Barden’s

property
on Corey Mine Road. Mr. Barden will make himself available to Avitar
in
order
to assess his property.

The
administrative assistant reminded the Selectmen that the FEMA
representative
would
be onsite on August 6
th,
2013 to do the closeout paperwork on the May 29
th
flood.

The
administrative assistant notified the Selectmen that another supplier
on the Ferry
Brook
Bridge project had contacted the Town to advise them that they had
not been
paid
by the contractor K.A. Stevens&Son. The AA provided the
supplier with the bond
company’s
contact information.

The
administrative assistant will contact the town attorney and request
updates on
current
litigation.

ADJOURNMENT:

MOTION: Gary
Patnode moved to adjourn the meeting at 8:55PM

SECOND: Mark
Paquette seconded the motion.

APPROVED: Unanimously
approved.

Respectfully
submitted,

Karen
Luebkeman

Administrative
Assistant

Town
of Sullivan