Minutes of January 21, 2008

Selectmen present: Rick Hotchkiss, Cheryl Labadie 

Town officials present: Al Henry and Randy Smith

Citizens present: John Goodine 

The meeting was called to order at 7:30pm 

John Goodine attended the meeting to ask some questions regarding his parcel of land and to ask that his building permit expiration date be extended. He asked who his abutters were and if their taxes were current. The record shows that Anna Mittlehauser owns the parcel of land next to him. He has concerns that the garbage on that land will be an eyesore from his house. A motion was made by Rick to extend John's building permit until July 2009, this was passed unanimously. 

The town bills were reviewed and approved 

Al Henry presented the Emergency memorandum for reviewing before he presented it to the Church for signing. This looked good and was approved. Al Henry also presented a new section for the Emergency Planning book. Mutual Aide called Al Henry in regards to a Federal Grant for upgrading the Fire dept. soft wear systems. This is a new version of Fire point; it is a fire recording system. Assessment dues will go up about $600.00, so Al is asking that the overall budget for the fire dept. be increased by $1000.00. This includes an increase for heat by $400.00. Al reminded the committee that on 01/31/2008 there will be a department heads meeting to review Emergency management plan. 

Randy Smith decided against putting in an article in the town report for a new truck. Rick asked if we can wait until fall 09 for new truck. Randy thinks we will get through with old truck. Randy asked that the town highway budget be increased by $4500.00; he needs equipment for the snow plow on the F550. 

January 14 meeting minutes reviewed, a motion was made to amend them, and this was unanimously passed. 

The meeting was adjourned at 9:00 pm 

Respectfully submitted,

Rhonda Hull