February 21, 2011


Town of Sullivan, N.H. Board of Selectmen


Approved Meeting Minutes


February 21, 2011


Sullivan Town Hall



 


Board members present:

Richard Hotchkiss (chair), Mark Paquette.

Absent:

Robert Thayer.

Also present:

John Prior.
  1. CALL TO ORDER:
  2. R. Hotchkiss opened the meeting at 7:33 PM.
  3. CITIZENS’ DISCUSSION:
  4. No appointments, no public present.

    J. Prior asked for clarification on the process by which the committee to study public schooling would be established. R. Hotchkiss said administrative assistant Jody McDermott should mail letters of appointment to the prospective members upon receiving a list of their names. Once members are sworn in, the committee could schedule a meeting.

  5. DEPARTMENT HEADS’ REPORTS:
  6. No department heads present.
  7. SELECTMEN’S BUSINESS:
  1. Approval of Minutes:

    MOTION:

    R. Hotchkiss moved to approve minutes as amended from Feb. 14, 2011 meeting.

    SECOND:

    M. Paquette seconded.

    DISCUSSION:

    A quick discussion ensued in which corrections/and minor amendments to the minutes were made.

    VOTE:

    2-0-1, motion PASSES.
  2. Copies of the Budget: Reviewed, no action.
  3. Reviewed letter sent to Ms. Farnsworth re: pit bulls on Valley Road: No action.
  4. Discussed quote by Mr. Dunton for refinishing of hardwood floors at town hall at a cost of $235.00. The board agreed this was a good deal. However, more information regarding the product to be put on the floor was needed.
  5. Distribution of payroll forms to J. Prior for recording of meeting minutes.
  6. Notice of Intent to Cut: Jeremy Kinson, Map 3/Lot 50 on Center Street: Signed as approved.
  7. P.O. Box renewal: Board requested J. McDermott to ask Post Office if mail can be delivered into the Town Hall mail slot, if a road side box is required, or what any other options might be before renewing P.O. Box.
  8. Approval of minutes from Jan. 31, 2011: Action deferred due to lack of eligible quorum.
  9. Signed letter for NH the Beautiful, recognizing the planting of Elm trees.
  10. Report from former Trustee of the Trust Fund: No action.
  11. Reviewed letter from town attorney Beth Fernald: No action.
  12. Payroll Manifest: Signed as approved.
  1. OTHER BUSINESS:
  1. Board discussed continuing issues of noncompliant status for Scott Alexander’s A&L Trucking business.




MOTION:

M. Paquette moved to pursue further legal action toward S. Alexander’s business.


SECOND:

R. Hotchkiss seconded.

VOTE:

2-0-1, motion PASSES.

R. Hotchkiss said he would contact B. Fernald regarding the legal action.


M. Paquette expressed concern about perceptions of conflicts by the board in pursuing action toward some non-complying businesses in town and not others. R. Hotchkiss said other businesses have been uncooperative for various reasons. M. Paquette said because problems have not been addressed for so long, it may be difficult to deal with now.

  1. ADJOURNMENT:




MOTION: R. Hotchkiss moves to adjourn at 8:13 PM.


SECOND:

M. Paquette seconded.


VOTE: 2-0-1, motion PASSES.


Respectfully submitted,


John J. Prior


Minutes Recorder