September 19, 2011

Town of Sullivan, N.H. Board of Selectmen

September 19, 2011 – 7:30 PM

Sullivan Town Hall

Board members present: Richard Hotchkiss, Chair, Mark Paquette

Department heads present: Al Henry, Karl Wheeler

Also present: Karen Luebkeman, Administrative Assistant

A. CALL TO ORDER: Rick Hotchkiss opened the meeting at 7:35


Al Henry updated the Board that Sullivan is going to be training with the Town of Stoddard and sharing resources. Rick agreed that as our closest neighbor a strong partnership is beneficial to the community.

Rick asked if the telephone pole had been placed at the fire station to which Al stated that it was in. Al further advised that a septic system discovered behind the station is not showing on any plans and that no paperwork/permits can be located for it.

September 14th, Karl Wheeler, Chief of Police was called to 14 Rugg Road. A citizen had complained that it was necessary to maneuver around the many vehicles parked on both sides of the road. Al Henry shared that the number of vehicles there prevented emergency/fire vehicles from being able to get through as well.

Selectmen have addressed this problem/issue previously in the form of a letter to the property owner advising that the vehicles were adversely affecting the ability to travel the road. It was advised that parking be limited to one side of the road as well as to park in such a manner that allowed easy travel/access for motorists, including emergency vehicles.

Rick asked if "No Parking" signage would enable the police department to ticket/fine offenders and/or tow vehicles away to which Karl Wheeler responded "yes". Rick then asked for a resolution to be made to authorize putting up "No Parking" signage.

MOTION: Mark Paquette moved to approve the putting up of signage.

SECOND: Karl Wheeler and Al Henry seconded the motion.

Rick Hotchkiss said he would write a letter advising the Roberts that they had not advanced enough per a previous request/notification and that the Town of Sullivan would start fining accordingly.


1. Payroll and Vendor Manifest Approved

2. MS-5 filing was discussed with Rick Hotchkiss advising that he would look over the financial documents prepared by the Town’s accountants. Once the financial documents are signed we will file our MS-5 with the Department of Revenue Administration.

3. A brief discussion occurred about the ongoing problems/difficulties with the current computer system and how it is underpowered for the software it is using. The cost of a new computer system is going to be priced out.



Meeting was adjourned by agreement at 8:35 PM.

Respectfully Submitted,

Karen B. Luebkeman,

Administrative Assistant, Town of Sullivan