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Minutes of Town Board Meetings

Minutes of 4/3/2017

April 12th, 2017

Carroll Board of Selectmen
Meeting Minutes
April 3, 2017

“These minutes of the Town of Carroll Select board have been recorded by its Secretary. Though believed to be accurate and correct they are subject to additions, deletions and corrections by the Select Board at its next meeting when the Board votes its final approval of the minutes. They are being made available at this time to conform to the requirements of New Hampshire RSA 91-A:2.”

Minutes recorded by Maryclare H. Quigley, Secretary

Board members present: Paul Bussiere, David Scalley, Brian Mycko

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Chairman Bussiere.

Members of the public present: Michael Hogan, Dianne Hogan, Debbie Szauter, Imre Szauter, Annette Marquis, John Gardiner, Greg Hogan, Jeremy Oleson, Richard Krapf

Pledge of Allegiance

The Board announced the approval of bills and signing of manifests.

Selectman Scalley made a Motion to: Approve the minutes of 3/20/2017 as written. Selectman Bussiere seconded and the Motion passed.

John Gardiner, Emergency Management Director, brought a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Omni Mount Washington Resort and the Town of Carroll. Mr. Gardiner explained that this is for assistance in case of a declaration of emergency by the Governor of New Hampshire. Areas where the Resort could be requested to assist might be, but not limited to, are shelter, shuttle buses, and lending heavy equipment. Selectman Bussiere asked about costs that be incurred and if these would be covered if they are submitted to the Town. Mr. Gardiner stated they would be covered by FEMA if the Governor declares an emergency. Brief discussion of coverage for various areas and items ensued and it was stated that records should be kept about any issues and money spent for repair, replacement, etc. This would all be submitted for reimbursement but Mr. Gardiner said he wasn’t sure if it would be at 100%.

Mr. Gardiner said the copy of the MOU he received has the Select Board Chairman’s name incorrect. Therefore, he asked if the Selectmen could make a motion for it to be signed when the corrected version is received. Selectman Scalley made a Motion To: Have Chairman Mycko sign the MOU when the name correction is made. Selectman Bussiere seconded and the Motion passed unanimously.

The following items were approved and signed:

2017 MS-232, Report of Appropriations Actually Voted – DRA
Solar Energy Systems Exemption – Szauter
Oaths of Office – Martin, Cemetery Trustee; Finn, Supervisor of the Checklist
Intent to Cut Wood – Pike Industries, Inc.
Water Warrant – 2017 First Quarter Billing
Property Tax Abatements – Bastarache; Alfonsi; Doyle It was noted these are for campers that
are no longer in the campgrounds

Follow-Up Items:

Building Permit Application and Process – Selectman Scalley referred to the 1979 version of the
Town Ordinances as brought up by Selectman Bussiere at the previous Select Board meeting.
It was stated an email with numerous attachments regarding that vote had been sent to Town
Counsel and that she agreed this had been approved by the Legislative Body. The Board
agreed to wait until we heard from our Attorney -- tabled.
Solid Waste Disposal – It was stated that last year the contracts went to Town Attorney, but
during the review, it was discovered there had been no warrant article to send the waste
out of town. Greg Hogan said he knew the Attorney had several issues with them. The
Board asked to follow-up with the Attorney on the contracts.
Water Policy – Sent to Attorney and awaiting review – tabled.
Town Credit Cards – The Secretary said the application had been taken to the Bank several
weeks ago and we are still awaiting the cards – tabled.


The Secretary said she had put copies of the DRA form in their mailboxes from the Tax Collector notifying of the last date on which the final tax bill for 2016 was sent. The Selectmen each acknowledged having received the form.

Chairman Mycko thanked Scott Sonia for his promptness and hard work in responding to a water leak on Parker Road on Sunday. He said he was impressed and appreciated the professional way Scott handled this.

Imre Szauter reported on the meeting the Building Committee had with our Eversource Rep on March 28. He said our Rep provided a list of street lights which the Town is paying for, that being 127. It was also verified that there is now only one State light at the intersection of Routes 3 and 302. Mr. Szauter suggested that a sub-committee be formed to work with the Town on the street lighting and which should include Police Chief Trammell and Fire Chief Oleson, for their input on those that should remain for safety and security, should there be recommendation to remove any.

It was suggested that any street lights under consideration for removal should be marked by a ribbon or otherwise for several months and invite feedback from the public. Mr. Szauter noted that we need an understanding of cost savings before doing any removal or changing of bulbs to LED, i.e. what they will be charging us compared to what we are being charged now. He said it is $300 to $400 to take a light out, plus the cost of the light. If we pay based on them being metered there could be savings, but if we pay a tariff rate as we are now, the savings probably won’t be significant. Mr. Szauter said he hopes to have more information in a couple of weeks to bring to the Board.

Chief Oleson advised the Board that an EMR class is coming up, for any who want to help their neighbor, save money, etc. The class is 48 hours and there is testing, but in the end the person will have a license. He reiterated those who sign up must join the Fire Department and they will be reimbursed after completion. He noted an EMR can drive the ambulance, do certain procedures of supervision of the EMT, take patient information for billing and State reports, and lift the patient, among other things. He also reiterated EMT training varies once status is reached but is from 60 hours to 200 or 250 hours. He said he is trying to get more help as otherwise we may have to fund at least another part time person—thus keeping costs down for the taxpayers by getting more people involved for call personnel. He said Brad Houston, Deputy Chief of EMS, is the primary contact for the Ambulance. He believes the class will run from April 24, through mid-May and if they could get 4 to 5 more people it would be a great help.

Greg Hogan told the Board he would like to set the date for Town Clean Up – that being Saturday, May 20, with a rain date of Sunday, May 21. He would like it before Memorial Day and looked at the previous weekend, but that is Mother’s Day weekend and he felt they should stay away from that. The Board concurred. He said they will put an Ad in the paper and put flyers around. Everyone should gather at the Fire Station by 8 a.m. As usual, the Fire Department will do a lunch for the workers.

The Board was polled to go into non-public session, per RSA 91-A-3 for legal at 8:05 p.m. Chairman Mycko, yes; Selectman Scalley, yes; Selectman Bussiere, yes.

At the close of non-public session at 8:29 p.m., Selectman Bussiere moved to return to public session and seal the minutes from non-public session. Chairman Mycko seconded and the Motion passed.

There being no further discussion, Selectman Bussiere made a Motion to adjourn the meeting. Chairman Mycko seconded and the Motion passed unanimously. Chairman Mycko declared the meeting ended at 8:30 p.m. The next Selectmen’s meeting will be Monday, April 17, 2017.