December 29, 2014

Town
of Sullivan, NH Board of Selectmen

Meeting
Minutes December 29, 2014

Sullivan
Town Hall

Board
members present: Gary Patnode, Mark Paquette and Laura Merrifield

Department
heads present: None

Other
staff: None

Public:
None

  1. CALL
    TO ORDER: Chairman Gary Patnode called the meeting to order at 6:30
    PM. Laura Merrifield made a motion to approve the minutes of the
    December 22, 2014, regular meeting. Gary Patnode seconded the
    motion and the minutes were unanimously approved.

  1. DEPARTMENT
    HEADS: None

  1. SELECTMEN’S
    BUSINESS:

  1. The
    Board discussed the request of the Energy Committee for $500 from
    the 2014 budget to be used toward an energy audit of Town Hall. The
    $500 would be combined with a $1,000 grant from New England
    Grassroots Environment Fund. While the Board is very much in favor
    of the audit, there is no mechanism to earmark money from 2014 at
    this time. It was decided to include this expense in the next
    operating budget (building maintenance). On a vote of 3-0, the
    Board voted in favor of accepting the grant.

  1. Discussion
    ensued regarding the 2015 Holiday Schedule and compensation of
    holiday pay. Mrs. Merrifield offered to draft a policy on holiday
    pay for both full and part-time employees.

  1. The
    Board acknowledged receipt of the Planning Board minutes from the
    11/5/14 meeting.

  1. The
    Board acknowledged the Budget Committee organizational meeting
    scheduled for 12/30/14 at 7:00 PM.

  1. The
    Board reviewed and discussed a written proposal from Municipal
    Resources Inc. The Board agreed with the terms and will request a
    formal contract.

  1. Payroll
    and vendor payments were reviewed and approved.

  1. The
    Board approved a letter requesting the County Commissioners abate a
    $220.83 penalty assessed because the County did not receive its
    payment on December 17
    th.

  1. The
    Board proceeded to review the budget documents. Some minor
    adjustments were suggested. The adjustments will be incorporated
    into the documents so they can be distributed to the Budget
    Committee.

  1. OLD
    BUSINESS: None

  1. ADJOURNMENT:
    MOTION: Laura Merrifield moved to adjourn the meeting at 8:40PM

SECOND: Gary
Patnode seconded the motion

APPROVED:
Unanimously approved

Respectfully
Submitted,

Laura
J. Merrifield

Member
Board of Selectmen