March 9, 2015

of Sullivan, NH Board of Selectmen

Minutes March 9, 2015

Town Hall

members present: Gary Patnode and Laura Merrifield

heads present: Randy Smith, Road Agent

staff: None

Linda Blanchard, Ricky Blanchard, Holly Prodell and Dave Jakway

  1. CALL
    TO ORDER: Chairman Gary Patnode called the meeting to order at 6:30
    PM. Gary Patnode made a motion to approve the minutes of the
    February 16
    regular meeting. Laura Merrifield seconded the motion and the
    minutes were unanimously approved.

    HEADS: See Below


  1. Linda
    Blanchard along with her son Ricky and his fiancée, Holly Prodell,
    inquired of the process to replace an existing manufactured home,
    located at 184 Gilsum Road. The Board reviewed the Community
    Planning Ordinance and building permit process and responded to
    questions. Mrs. Blanchard was given the property record card (for
    162 Gilsum Road) plus the CPO and building permit application.

  1. Road
    Agent Randy Smith asked the Board for approval to post weight
    restrictions on Town roads as authorized by RSA 231:191. The weight
    limit is 6 tons and runs from March 8 through May 15, 2015. The
    Road Agent can make exceptions to the posted limit at his
    discretion. He requested a notice be posted at Town Hall.

  1. Dave
    Jakway stopped in to request information on the 2013 police cruiser
    on behalf of an interested party.

  1. The
    Board discussed the request for capital reserve disbursement,
    pertaining to the replacement of the Library furnace, but did not
    complete the form as no bill had yet been received from Bergeron
    Mechanical. The Board will hold off on this until the bill is

  1. An
    invitation to attend the March 30
    Keene Delegation meeting, which includes legislative initiatives, a
    presentation on Maplewood Nursing Home and remarks from Senator
    Kelly was regretfully declined due to a conflict with the Boards
    regular meeting.

  1. A
    communication from Southwest Region Planning Commission relating to
    the State of NH Ten Year Transportation Improvement Program was
    reviewed. The Board crafted responses to the three questions and
    will respond directly to SWRPC.

  1. A
    communication through the court regarding an order in the Scott and
    Amy Alexander junk yard litigation was reviewed. July 1, 2015 is
    the deadline for (a) the construction of a retaining wall (else
    tires must be removed from the property); (b) an inspection of the
    premises and (c) sets out that installation of a Quonset hut must be
    in accordance with local regulations.

  1. The
    Board acknowledged receipt of the February 4, 2015 Planning Board
    minutes. Mr. Patnode mentioned a possible occurrence of
    construction at the Walters property on Route 9. It was determined
    to wait until receipt of the 2015 property inventory forms and if no
    improvements were reported, arrangements would be made with the
    owner to inspect the premises.

  1. Three
    property tax abatement applications (Eversource, Northern New
    England Telephone and Mark Byczko) were received and referred to

  1. Payroll,
    vendor payments and purchase orders were approved. A question
    regarding the amount paid on the Davis Oil bill will require
    investigation tomorrow.

discussion ensued: Mr. Patnode presented a check for $5,000 as a
deposit on the 2008 police cruiser from the Town of Roxbury. The
balance of $5,500 will be paid following their March 10
town meeting.

    MOTION: Laura Merrifield moved to adjourn the meeting at
    7:40 PM

Patnode seconded the motion

Unanimously approved


J. Merrifield

Board of Selectmen