August 6, 2012

Town of Sullivan, N.H. Board of Selectmen

Approved Meeting Minutes Draft

  • August 6, 2012 – 7:30 PM

  • Sullivan Town Hall 


    Board members present: Mark Paquette, Gary Patnode

    Department heads present: Karl Wheeler, Leslie Jackson

    Also present: Todd Bergeron, Raine Houston, Chris Croteau, Karen Luebkeman,

    A. CALL TO ORDER: Mark Paquette called the meeting to order at 7:30PM


    Todd Bergeron of 168 Valley Road appeared before the Selectmen to discuss the

    difficulty he has been having with one of his neighbors firing off a black powder cannon late at night. Both Police Chief Wheeler and the New Hampshire State Police have been out there to deal with the situation.

    It was also brought to the Selectmen’s attention that the neighbor is occupying a dwelling that was constructed without a building permit which requires an approved septic system design to be submitted as well as other documentation prior to issuance of said building permit. The Selectmen are looking into this and if it is found that there is no septic system in place the town’s attorneys will be asked to file an injunction requiring them to vacate the premises until all appropriate permits/processes have been addressed including having a state approved septic system installed on the property.

    Christopher Croteau attended the Selectmen’s Meeting to update them on the situation at property on Gilsum Road. There are two individuals staying in one of the recreational vehicles but they will be leaving at the end of September. One of the campers is being hauled away and one is used for storage.

    C. Department Heads: Karl Wheeler and Leslie Jackson


    Chief Police Wheeler and Deputy Leslie Jackson were asked to attend the Selectmen’s Meeting so that they could discuss where they were in terms of their annual budget. The Selectmen are concerned about expenses this year in light of the May 29th flood and asking all departments to monitor their expenditures carefully.

    Police Chief Wheeler and Deputy Jackson explained how responding to accidents and other calls impact the wage portion of their budget which is their largest expense.

    D. Selectmen’s Business:

    General business including the approving of payroll and vendor payments, review of invoices and PO’s were addressed.

    The Management Letter received from the Town of Sullivan auditors Melanson Heath was reviewed with the Administrative Assistant and the Representation Letter was then signed. This will now allow the auditors to complete the MS-5 which is then forwarded to the Department of Revenue Administration in Concord and provides one of the major components of the tax rate setting process.

    An email from town attorney Sam Bradley was reviewed that dealt with the noise complaints that have been brought before the Board in recent meetings.

    Meeting Minutes for July 30th, 2012 were approved.


    Meeting was adjourned at 10:05PM.


    Respectfully Submitted,

    Karen B. Luebkeman,

    Administrative Assistant, Town of Sullivan