February 25, 2013

Town of Sullivan, N.H. Board of Selectmen
Approved Meeting Minutes
February 25, 2013 – 6:30 PM

Sullivan Town Hall


Board members present: Mark Paquette, Gary Patnode

Department heads present: Al Henry, Karl Wheeler

Also present: Todd Bergeron, Larry Mignola, Karen Luebkeman, AA

A. CALL TO ORDER: Mark Paquette called the meeting to order at 6:30PM


Todd Bergeron reported to the Selectmen that he is once again having difficulties with his neighbor due to that individual shooting firearms at all hours and in close vicinity to his residence. Mr. Bergeron again expressed his frustration with the neighbor not having a septic system. Also there has been language used by the neighbor that has been threatening/inappropriate towards another individual who resides with him.

Mr. Bergeron also reported that the neighbor has added onto his dwelling.

The Selectmen advised Mr. Bergeron that without a noise ordinance they were limited in what they could enforce however, Police Chief Wheeler advised the Selectmen and Mr. Bergeron that shooting was not allowed within 300 feet of the property line. Currently the shooting that is taking place is very close to the residence so Police Chief Wheeler will contact that individual to make him aware of this distance requirement. It was also suggested that Mr. Bergeron contact NH Fish and Game who can also enforce this rule.

As far as the septic system, until there is running water in the residence the State of New Hampshire does not require a property owner to have a septic system. It was suggested by Al Henry that another department other than the Subsurface Systems Division might be able to impact what is currently going on. This will be looked into by the AA.

In the meantime, the Selectmen have advised Mr. Bergeron to contact the N.H. Fish and Game Department as well as local and State Police if shooting near the residence continues. It was also suggested that if neighbors were to also appear before the Select Board with similar complaints we might be able to pursue other action.

C. Department Heads:

Al Henry advised the Selectmen that the furnace at the Fire Department building is on its last legs. Repair work has been done that hopefully will help it make it through the current heating season so that replacing the furnace can take place during the summer.

In light of this expense, work on the garage doors may need to be delayed.

Karl Wheeler reviewed several break-ins that occurred within the Town last week.

D. Selectmen’s Business:

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


Meeting was adjourned at 9:15 PM.


Respectfully Submitted,

Karen Luebkeman, AA