July 25.2016

of Sullivan, NH Board of Selectmen

Meeting Minutes, July
25, 2016

Town Hall

members present: Chairman Laura Merrifield, Joseph Lewandowski and
David Beers


Kate Fuller, Administrative Assistant

Leslie Casey and Lisa Murphy

  1. CALL
    TO ORDER: Chairman Laura Merrifield called the meeting to order at

    6:00 pm.
    Joseph Lewandowski made a motion to approve the minutes of the July
    11, 2016 meeting, seconded by David Beers. The minutes were
    unanimously approved. Laura Merrifield made a motion to approve the
    non- public minutes of July 11, 2016, seconded by Joe Lewandowski.
    The minutes were unanimously approved.

Public Hearing: Review
of Hazard Mitigation Plan

Chairman Merrifield called
the public hearing to order at 6:05 pm. She stated the purpose of the
meeting is to receive public comment on the Hazard Mitigation Plan.
She introduced Lisa Murphy from Southwest Regional Planning
Commission who assisted in updating the plan with a group of local
individuals. Lisa Murphy gave an overview of the Hazard Mitigation
Plan. There was no public comment. General discussion ensued. Laura
Merrifield made a motion to close the public hearing at 6:23 pm,
seconded by Joe Lewandowski. Vote in the affirmative and the regular
Board of Selectmen meeting commenced at 6:24 pm.


  1. Planning
    Board Chairman Leslie Casey-Jewett Park
    Discussion about the vision for the park included a brief history
    about how the Town came to own that land. The survey conducted by
    the Planning Board last March indicated that there was momentum
    around fixing the park up. Leslie referenced the Community Planning
    Ordinance and Master Plan as governing documents when it comes to
    making this Town asset more attractive and usable. It was
    recommended that Mrs. Casey connect with the Conservation Commission
    because they are considering an improvement plan.

  1. Oil/Diesel/Propane
    spread sheet was distributed and Kate will get some additional
    information before a final decision is reached

  1. Payroll,
    Vendor Payments and Purchase Orders
    Approved as submitted.

  1. Miscellaneous/General
    informed the Board that they would still be accepting deposit by
    check, but withdrawals would be by ACH (Automated Clearing House
    transactions) or wire transfers. SWRPC Commission Highlights
    received. Beech Control invitation received from UNH extension. NH
    Permaculture Day invitation received. ICMARC investment change
    update received. Communication from Gary Kinyon of Bradley Faulkner
    about upcoming inspection. Laura Merrifield distributed a draft of
    meeting procedures for the Board’s consideration to be reviewed at
    the next meeting. The budget process was reviewed. The procedure for
    enacting a code of ethics and fiscal policies were discussed; they
    would likely have to be presented to the Town by warrant article. It
    was decided that the September 5, 2016 meeting would be changed to
    September 6, 2016 owing to the holiday.



Joe Lewandowski moved to adjourn the meeting at 7:30 pm.

Davis Beers

Unanimously approved.


M. Fuller

Assistant for the Board of Selectmen