November 5, 2012

Town of Sullivan, N.H. Board of Selectmen
Approved Meeting Minutes Draft
November 5, 2012 – 7:30 PM
Sullivan Town Hall




Board members present: Mark Paquette, Gary Patnode

Department heads present: Karl Wheeler, Al Henry

Also present, Karen Luebkeman, AA


A. CALL TO ORDER: Mark Paquette called the meeting to order at 7:30PM



C. Department Heads:

Karl Wheeler discussed with the Selectmen the towing bill from Leon’s received as a result of Al Jones stolen vehicle being towed out of the woods where it was found. The Selectmen decided that this bill is the responsibility of the owner of the vehicle.

Al Henry brought PO’s for upcoming purchases/expenses and shared with the Selectmen that he is delaying some expenditures in order to not fully spend his 2012 budget in order to help address the costs of the May 29th flood..

D. Selectmen’s Business:

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

The Selectmen reviewed documents received from the State of New Hampshire Department of Revenue Administration provided for the purpose of determining/setting the Town’s 2012 Tax Rate. At this time the Selectmen do not project an increase in the 2011 tax rate. In order to return the Preliminary Tax Rate paperwork to the State of New Hampshire a revised MS-4 detailing the costs of the May 29th, 2012 flood must also be submitted. Final figures to repair damages to the Town’s infrastructure as a result of the flood are $414,752.51. The Town will be reimbursed $306,085.14 by FEMA. The Town’s portion to repair damages will be $108,667.37.

The Selectmen received a Building Permit from John McNichols of Valley Road.

Email correspondence was received from Attorney Robert Upton who is currently representing 28 municipalities affiliated with Avitar Associates against Fairpoint Communication. Due to the size of the group sharing in the cost of legal representation, the Town of Sullivan’s legal expenses will be greatly diminished by participating in the  group effort as compared to utilizing the services of the Bradley Law Firm. Therefore the Selectmen voted in favor of working with Attorney Upton.


Meeting was adjourned at 9:15PM.


Respectfully Submitted,

Karen Luebkeman, AA