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Minutes of 3/12/2018

March 15th, 2018

Carroll Board of Selectmen
Meeting Minutes
March 12, 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 Kelly Trammell, Secretary Pro Tem

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

Members of the public present: Mike Gooden, Imre Szauter, Greg Hogan, Jeremy Oleson, Mike Hogan, Dianne Hogan, Chris Pappas, Rob Gauthier, Mary Sullivan, Jason Sullivan, Holly Sullivan

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 February 26, 2018. It was seconded by Selectman Bussiere. Selectman Bussiere stated he wanted to clarify the section of the minutes with regards to the ZBA and himself. He said he has no intentions of joining or remaining on the ZBA. Bussiere said he’d be happy to come in to answer questions as needed about past proceedings. Bussiere stated he reads the minutes as though he’s coming back to the ZBA but wants to specify that he is not. Approval of the minutes passed.

Imre Szauter, Chair of the Building Committee, gave his report. He stated the Committee met March 1st and following the meeting a shuttle bus was available to take interested parties to the Franconia Public Safety building for a tour.

On March 6, Szauter and Allan Clark attended an informational session on a grant program and application process.

Szauter thanked Rena Vecchio and Mike Gooden for their supportive letters that were sent into the Democrat. He also thanked Mike for his time spent at the transfer station talking to people and answering questions on the project.

Szauter reported as of this date, no money has been spent from the budget line. There has been $34,692.36 spent from the warrant article and $25,307 remaining. Imre said he’d like to thank everyone who helped bring Article 2 before the Board.
The next Building Committee meeting is March 15, 2018 at 9 a.m.

Selectman Scalley asked what happens to the remaining money in the warrant article and can it be used to offset costs of the new building if it passes. Imre stated that the warrant article was for the first phase only and specific to that purpose. There may be one more bill remaining and the rest of the warrant article will remain unused.

Rob Gauthier asked if any of the Building Committee money had been used for the advertising signs that had been seen. Imre responded that no money had been used by the Committee and the signs were privately funded.

The following were approved and signed:

Melanson Heath – Letter of Engagement
Veterans’ Exemption – Jones; Charron
GIS Internet Annual Maintenance Agreement – CAI Technologies
Property Tax Abatement – Patterson; Hogan
Water Warrant – Cunningham; Lemay
Sign Permit – 130 US 3, LLC/Rouillard
General Assessing Services Contract – Commerford Nieder Perkins, LLC
Intent to Cut - Berube


Selectman Bussiere stated he had followed up on the Intent to Excavate for Carl Brooks. Carl’s paperwork is good through 2019 and he’ll have to renew for anything done in 2019. Paul said he has also given the information to the ZBA and to Rena as the Secretary. Bussiere said Carl asked about getting copies of the original Intent. Selectman Scalley said he found the minutes and Carl’s Intent is good until January 9, 2019 and then he needs to reapply. Scalley told Brooks to make sure he renews early.

Selectman Scalley said he spoke with Vic from Franconia Gas. Vic cannot match the $1.54 as quoted by a previous Franconia Gas employee who no longer works there. The best price Vic can do is $1.64/gallon and will prorate any previous outstanding bills. He will also send a contract to lock in the price for one year. Selectman Scalley made a motion to approve the $1.64/gal to apply to past bills and to sign the contract for a year when the paperwork is ready. Selectman Bussiere seconded and the Motion passed.

Selectman Bussiere, as outgoing Selectman, said he wanted to thank everyone for their time and patience while he was on the Board. Bussiere thanked those in attendance and said he wished more people would come to meetings. Several people thanked Paul for his time.

The Secretary checked in with the Board on behalf of the Moderator that they had a schedule set to be at the election the following day.

Mike Gooden spoke stating he had been at the transfer station on Tues., March 6 and had spoken with people and handed out 58 of his personal letters as well as some of the Building Committee flyers. On Sat., March 10 he returned and handed out 41 letters and additional flyers.

Greg Hogan stated they had the chance to demo a sidewalk clearing machine and were pretty impressed with the results. Chris Pappas asked if it plowed or was it more like a snow thrower. Greg said it is Ventrac which is an all wheel drive articulating machine that they would use the snow thrower but it could plow. Options they would look at are a power broom for cleaning sidewalks and light snow, plow, heated cab and sander. Greg stated rough pricing with options is under $50,000.

The next meeting will be Monday, March 26, 2018.

The Board was polled to go into non-public session, per RSA 91-A-3 for personnel at 7:39 p.m. Chairman Mycko, yes; Selectman Scalley, yes; Selectman Bussiere, yes.

At the close of non-public session at 7:55 p.m., Selectman Scalley moved to return to public session and seal the minutes from non-public session. Selectman Bussiere seconded and the Motion passed.

There being no further discussion, Selectman Bussiere made a Motion to adjourn the meeting. Selectman Scalley seconded and the Motion passed unanimously. Chairman Mycko declared the meeting ended at 7:55 p.m.