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Minutes of 7/2/2018

July 10th, 2018

Carroll Board of Selectmen
Meeting Minutes
July 2, 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: David A. Scalley, Brian P. Mycko, Bonnie J. Moroney.

Members of the public present: Dianne Hogan, Michael Hogan, Jeremy Oleson, Chris Pappas, John Trammell, Imre Szauter, Greg Hogan

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

Pledge of Allegiance

The Chair announced the approval and signing of the manifests.

Selectman Moroney made a Motion to approve the minutes of June 18, 2018 and seconded by Selectman Mycko. The Motion passed unanimously.

Imre Szauter spoke on behalf of the Building Committee. Szauter stated that eighteen people attended the meeting held on June 13th to discuss opinions on why the warrant article for a new building failed. On June 28th the first meeting of the new Building Committee was held and fifteen people agreed to be on the Committee. Topics discussed were rumors, whether or not to reintroduce the same building plans and how to get word out. Szauter said it is the Building Committee’s recommendation to the Selectboard to think about starting a separate committee to evaluate the fate of the Town Hall. The next meeting will by July 19th at 7:00 p.m.

Next was a request from Sabrina Rines to have a small fire during a family picnic at the Rec. Area on July 21st. Chairman Scalley stated he’s not comfortable with anyone having any fires on any Town property. Selectman Mycko said he agrees with having no fires on Town Property unless they are for a Town function and if so, the Fire Department will be present. Chairman Scalley asked that Sabrina be advised that fires will not be allowed due to insurance reasons and not wanting to start a precedent.

Chairman Scalley advised that there had been a meeting with FEMA with regards to the damaged culvert on School St. Scalley stated he had been in discussions with Greg Hogan and Scott Sonia about putting a plastic liner through the existing culvert. FEMA prefers that it brought to pre-existing conditions which would mean to dig it up and replace the concrete tiles. FEMA sees this as less invasive than sleeving it which would require digging out the ends of the culvert, cutting trees and doing ditching work. If FEMA will cover the work, the Town would pay and submit the bills for reimbursement.

Selectman Mycko asked if the culvert was damaged in the October storm and he was told yes. Selectman Moroney asked if this is covered under FEMA. She was told that this is preliminary discussions with FEMA. Scalley stated if approved, FEMA won’t pay for a lining project but they will pay to bring back to pre-existing conditions. Greg Hogan stated it’s not “if.” It needs to be fixed one way or the other. He stated slip lining is cheaper but if FEMA will pay it’s best to do it that way.

The following was approved and signed:

DRA PA28 Form
Water Warrant – HWB Physical Therapy; Letourneau; Perfetto/Vincent
Water Warrant – Second Quarter Billing
Property Abatement – Strasser

Follow Up:

Gravel Pit—Shooting – Selectman Scalley asked Greg Hogan if he had looked into an area at the Transfer Station property. Greg said he had not as he thought the legality was being looked into. Selectman Moroney said if we’re not covered for the activity at the Rec. Area we won’t be covered at the Transfer Station either. It was stated that there haven’t been any complaints about the area being closed. Police Chief Trammell said he’s had a couple of complaints but they’ve all been from people out of Town. He said a few people were from Jackson that was told to come up here. The Board advised that the insurance company had already stated if something happens, we’re on our own.

The Board discussed leaving the gravel pit area available to town employees only for the purposes of qualifying and training. Chairman Scalley made a motion that beginning the weekend after Columbus Day through Memorial Day town employees only can use the area as needed. “In season” it can be used 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Monday through Friday for town employees only. Selectman Moroney seconded and the Motion passed unanimously.

Building Inspector/Building Permit/Fee Structure – Chairman Scalley reminded the Board that the workshop is still scheduled for July 27th at 6 p.m.


Selectman Moroney stated she wants something done in the hallway so the paperwork that is there from land use board can be locked up and secured. Chairman Scalley stated he has some materials and a door. He advised Greg Hogan he would have to get a lock.

Chairman Scalley brought up the topic of forming a sub-committee to determine the fate of the Town Hall. He said he’s spoken with Rena Vecchio who would be willing to participate and if anyone else is interested, please let him know.

Chairman Scalley said the Board should make funding plans for town buildings if the warrant article for new buildings does not pass. Discussion was held on buildings status, needs for repair, code violations as well as ways to fund it.

Chairman Scalley advised that the Mount Washington Hotel had on oil spill from the boiler room which looks like it has been leaking for years. Chairman Scalley said he’d like a letter sent to the hotel to request reports of the results of any and all soil samples. He has a concern for the Town’s wells as a result of the leak and it may be long term.

Mike Hogan said the Town should look at pay as you throw bags again. He said he has seen former Town residents using the transfer station. Hogan said we used to have stickers on vehicles. He also doesn’t agree with commercial businesses throwing their trash there as the businesses are making money from the people producing the trash. Chairman Scalley said we could charge businesses $25/truck load but he also sees the flip side where we need to be promoting business. Some businesses are only busy 6 months out of the year. Greg Hogan said he would talk to the attendants about making sure the transfer station is used by townspeople. He said he also wanted to remind people that businesses are tax payers too.

Chairman Scalley said Eversource has put out a letter that rates would soon be going up 19% and asked if it was worth looking at reducing streetlights again. The conversation had been put on hold. Michael Hogan said the cost is about $400/light whether you change it out to LED or shut it off. Chairman Scalley asked Mike Hogan to do a cost analysis of what it will cost total to change out lights or shut them off and what the payback time will be.

Chairman Scalley said the next meeting would be July 16, 2018 at 7 p.m.

As there was no further business, the Board was polled and went into non-public session, per RSA 91-A-3 for legal and personnel at 8:18 p.m. Chairman Scalley, yes; Selectman Mycko, yes; Selectman Moroney, yes.

At the close of non-public session at 9:07 p.m., Selectman Moroney moved to return to public session and seal the minutes from non-public session. Selectman Mycko seconded and the Motion passed unanimously.

There being no further discussion, Selectman Moroney made a Motion to adjourn the meeting. Selectman Mycko seconded and the Motion passed unanimously. Chairman Scalley declared the meeting ended at 9:08 p.m.