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Minutes of 2/5/2018

February 6th, 2018

Carroll Board of Selectmen
Meeting Minutes
February 5, 2018

“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: Brian Mycko, David Scalley. Paul Bussiere was excused.

Members of the public present: Michael Gooden, Debbie Szauter, Imre Szauter, Tadd Bailey, Jeremy Oleson, Rob Gauthier, Michael Hogan, Dianne Hogan

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

Pledge of Allegiance

The Chair announced the approval and signing of the manifests.

Selectman Scalley made a motion to approve the minutes of January 22, 2018. It was seconded by Chairman Mycko and passed.

Imre Szauter, Chair of the Building Committee, updated the Board on their activities. He said they met on February 1, and focused on reviewing the informational session on January 18, the Franconia Public Safety building tours on January 25 and 27, with Allan Clark, and preparing for the deliberative session on February 6. He said Salmon Press reporter, Justin Roshak wrote two articles which appeared in the Coos County Democrat on January 24; one a detailed article titled “Fourth public hearing held on public safety building in Carroll” and the second titled “Town officials bemoan inadequate facilities in Carroll.” Mr. Szauter stated that Allan Clark hosted seven residents on the tour of the Franconia Public Safety building on January 25. Mr. Clark provided the detail walk-through on the fire department side, and newly-appointed Franconia Police Chief Martin Cashin did the same through the police department side. It was noted that annual fuel and electricity costs run about $1 per square foot in this 9,630 sq. ft. building due to its energy efficiency. Mr. Szauter said they had no one for the tour planned for Saturday, January 27.

Mr. Szauter reiterated that the Committee’s brochure was mailed to 552 registered voters on January 8, and though several have been returned, mostly because of expired forwarding addresses, it is still fewer than 10% (and these have been shared with the Town Clerk). He also said there has still been no money spent from their budget line, so the full balance of $2,500 remains and that with the latest invoice from the project manager, there should be about $23,000 in their warrant article line going into deliberative session.

Mr. Szauter said the Committee’s next meeting is Thursday, February 8, at 9 a.m. at the Town Hall. Because of a scheduling conflict for Allan Clark, a tour of the Franconia Public Safety building planned for February 8 has been cancelled. If they are able to set a new date, it will be announced at the deliberative session.

The Board thanked Mr. Szauter for his continued effort.

The following were approved and signed:

Letter for Well Water Sampling – Hoffman/Young
Certificate of Occupancy – Boedecker/Snitko
Water Warrant – Hunt Properties, LLC; Yellope

The Secretary asked the Board to approve signing the following as the 2018 Warrant has to be redone for the advisory article and the Coalition Communities as well as the 2018 Default Budget and 2018 MS-636 which includes estimated revenues. She will notify the Board when they are ready. Chairman Mycko made a Motion to: Approve signing and Selectman Scalley seconded. The Motion passed unanimously.


Fire/EMS Chief Oleson said with the Deliberative Session being held at the Fire Station on Tuesday, February 6, if there is anyone who needs handicap parking to feel free to park in front of the three bay doors. He noted he will be around for parking to assure this area will be available, and also that Fieldstone Lane has been widened with the snow pushed back, so parking shouldn’t be an issue.

Tadd Bailey, as Sergeant with the Police Department, said he wanted to advise the Board of a couple of things. First, is that the Department has a part time position open now and will be having an opening in May, so they have started to advertise, in case people are looking for applications, etc.

Second is that they have abandoned cash/property not claimed from drug arrests and that they are planning to buy dress uniforms for four, for special occasions, i.e. funerals, etc. These would be what is known at the “topcoat uniform” and for which they are awaiting prices from their uniform company. Sgt. Bailey was asked about the money in their budgets for uniforms and he replied that the budget is for regular uniforms. He said they have spoken with Legal at New Hampshire Municipal Association, and that this is allowed by RSA because it is less than $5,000 but over $250 and they have held it for more than the required time.

Michael Hogan said they had just come from the Deliberative Session for the school district
and that one of the articles is to give the Jefferson elementary school building to the town. Mr. Hogan questioned that this was not put to a vote since all the towns paid for it and was advised that that has been the procedure with any of the schools in the district which have been closed.

Chairman Mycko announced the next meeting will be Monday, February 26, 2018, as February 19, is Presidents’ Day.

Chairman Mycko reminded everyone of the Deliberative Session to be held Tuesday, February 6, 2018, at the Fire Station at 6:30 p.m.

There being no further discussion, Selectman Scalley made a Motion to adjourn the meeting. Chairman Mycko seconded and the Motion passed unanimously. Chairman Mycko declared the meeting ended at 7:24 p.m.