September 12, 2016

of Sullivan, NH Board of Selectmen

Meeting Minutes, September 12, 2016

Town Hall

members present: Chairman Laura J. Merrifield, Joe Lewandowski and
David Beers

Heads/Officers: Al Henry

Kate Fuller, Administrative Assistant

Mike Blanchard

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

    6:30 pm. Joe Lewandowski
    made a motion to approve the minutes of the September 6, 2016
    meeting, seconded by Dave Beers. The minutes were unanimously

    COMMENT-No comments.


  1. Ambulance
    -Fire Chief Al Henry
    and Deputy Chief Mike Blanchard came to discuss a proposed contract
    from Di Luzio Ambulance for providing ambulance standby services to
    the Town. At the request of the Budget Committee, the Board was
    charged with looking at alternate service due to the large increase
    in cost from The City of Keene. Laura contacted five area services
    and Di Luzio is the only one that services this area. Chief Henry
    and Deputy Chief Blanchard expressed their concern that the level of
    service from Di Luzio may not be comparable to that provided by
    Keene. They also said additional benefits are free training for
    Sullivan volunteers and having a paramedic at every at every
    response. With the Di Luzio proposal response time may be longer if
    a paramedic is subsequently required. The Chief requested Di Luzio
    provide the cost for 2 EMT’s and 1 EMTI or 2 EMT’s and 1
    paramedic as an alternate price (versus) the proposal for 2 licensed
    persons. Further information to follow.

  1. Slip,
    Trip and Fall Policy and Safety and Health Program
    Merrifield made a motion to adopt the Slip, Trip and Fall Policy.
    Joe Lewandowski seconded. Vote was in the affirmative with
    formatting changes.

  1. RFP
    Flooring with Recommendations
    motion was made by Laura Merrifield to accept the proposal for
    refinishing the floors from Fissette Flooring; seconded by Dave
    Beers. Vote in the affirmative. They offered two plans and the Board
    chose; light sand, primer and 3 coats of urethane for a cost of
    $2600. Kate will check their references and notify them.
    Additionally as part of proactively protecting the floors; the
    chairs will have their feet covered with rubber and the Board will
    purchase six long plastic tables to replace the heavy tables that
    are responsible for much of the floor damage.

  1. Occupancy
    Permit for 132 Apple Hill Road
    of the driveway committee confirmed the instillation of the apron at
    132 Apple Hill Road. The Board signed off on the Occupancy permit.
    The driveway escrow funds will be returned.

  1. James
    Forrest-267 Centre Street M 3 Lot 108
    property was inspected by Laura and Planning Board Chair, Leslie
    Casey. While progress has been made, Mr. Forrest requested an
    extension until November 1
    granted by the Board.

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

  1. Miscellaneous/General
    - The Lawson Group
    (future competitor for Primex) notice of actuarial study. Thank you
    note from Keene Community Kitchen. Call from Gilsum Selectmen about
    sharing a transfer station, they will provide something in writing.
    House on Valley Road mentioned for improvements in driveway. Letter
    from lawyer around ongoing junkyard litigation on 62 Ellis Road,
    proposal from Board will be forwarded to property owner through

of Selectmen Meeting Minutes 9-12-16 page 2

Planning Board updates: A site plan
application for a cell tower on Apple Hill Road was received and
earth excavation regulations are being brought up to date.



Laura Merrifield moved to adjourn the meeting at 8:20 pm.

David Beers

Unanimously approved.


M. Fuller

Assistant for the Board of Selectmen