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Minutes of Town Board Meetings

Minutes of 7/30/2018

August 2nd, 2018

Carroll Board of Selectmen
Meeting Minutes
July 30, 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: David A. Scalley, Brian P. Mycko, Bonnie J. Moroney.

Members of the public present: Wayne Mycko, Patricia Mycko, Richard Krapf, John Warren, Andrew Shaheen, Greg Hogan, Dianne Hogan, Debbie Szauter, Imre Szauter, John Trammell, Jeremy Oleson, Tadd Bailey

The meeting was called to order at 7:05 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 July 16, 2018 and it was seconded by Selectman Mycko. The Motion passed unanimously.

Selectman Mycko made a Motion to approve the minutes of July 19, 2018 and it was seconded by Selectman Moroney. The Motion passed unanimously.

Selectman Moroney made a Motion to approve the minutes of July 24, 2018, Workshop. It was seconded by Selectman Mycko and passed unanimously.

Imre Szauter reported on the Building Committee, 2019, and said they had on Thursday, July 19, at 7 p.m. attended by 13 members including Selectmen Moroney and Scalley. They also had two guests: Dianne Hogan and Justin Roshak from Salmon Press.

The meeting focused on Allan Clark’s task list, showing major milestones and start and end dates. Mr. Clark suggested the previous Committee’s work peaked too soon prior to the Deliberative Session in February and the vote in March. He recommends this time the Committee’s informational push to be in early January, 2019, with two sessions; one just before the Deliberative Session and the other just before the Town vote. Also covered was a tracking list, created and maintained by Vice Chair, Mike Finn—and on which there are a few over-laps with the task list. Mr. Szauter also pointed out that Justin Roshak (Salmon Press) has been actively covering the Committee’s work with articles in the Coos County Democrat on July 18 and July 25. Copies of those articles (with corrections by Mr. Szauter where words had gotten disarranged) were passed out to the members. Mr. Szauter noted that again, the Committee has not yet spent any money.

Mr. Szauter felt it worth noting that our Project Manager Allan Clark, was responsible for managing the recent conversion of a former Laconia National Bank into the new Lakes Region Mental Health Center in Laconia. The project was honored earlier this month with a Plan NH Merit Award, recognizing Smart Growth principles and providing vital services in one central location.

Mr. Szauter said he had received an email from Allan Clark which reassured the focus is not to redesign but to do a better job to impart information so voters may make an informed decision and not an emotional one. Part of this would also be to reduce or extinguish the rumors that were circulating and which some voters said were the reason(s) they voted against the project.

Mr. Szauter announced the Committee’s next meeting will be Thursday, September 20, at
7:00 p.m. at the Town Hall.

Selectman Moroney asked Mr. Szauter to send the email to her for the next Newsletter. She said she will also address the various points in the letter which a former resident handed out last March and which were not true.

The Board thanked Mr. Szauter.

Chairman Scalley said he had the item added to the Agenda about Selectmen email addresses as Town Counsel was concerned when she learned he was using his personal one for Town business. Selectman Moroney said she was fine with hers and Selectman Mycko said he has a separate address as well as a separate device on which, and from which, he receives and sends Town emails. The Chairman said he is fine with his, also, so they concurred to leave things as they are.

Greg Hogan referred to a discussion at a prior meeting about the Transfer Station and said he was in hopes that Michael Hogan would have been in attendance, but is away tending to his mother after an unfortunate fall. Greg said he had put information about “Pay-As-You-Throw” in the Selectmen’s boxes but most had not been able to look at it. He noted this is good material and that this is a very good program. Discussion of using stickers took place but Greg said the guys do a good job without them as they know who may and may not use the facility. They also said there are many vacation homes that are rented and felt stickers would be a big issue. Chairman Scalley said he didn’t want to put words into Michael Hogan’s mouth, but felt his major concern is businesses. While most have dumpsters, many will come to the Transfer Station when they are full and not slated for pick-up for a day or so. Apparently, there is no recycling with most businesses and therefore adds greater volume.

The crew at the Transfer Station noted they personally would like the “pay-per-bag” system as it would not only encourage people to do more recycling, it would reduce the costs for “tipping” and solve the issue with the businesses. This would also eliminate any issue, if there is one, with people from out of town using it. Selectman Moroney said if they want to put an article in the Warrant they should try for it. It was noted it has been several years since it was brought up and that this time reasons should be explained and shown, rather than just putting in the article. The Board said if it gets voted down again and it’s found that businesses are abusing it, we could address them individually to come up with a solution.

It was decided they would put an article in the Warrant and it was also suggested that they get data from NRRA to encourage using the bags.

The following was approved and signed:

2018 Property Tax Abatements – Dirsa; Boucher
Water Warrant – Jellison; Powell
Application for Reimbursement (Payment in lieu of Taxes) for Federal and State
Forest Land – DRA


Chairman Scalley said the Board had received a letter from Chief John Trammell and proceeded to read it. He stated that he will retire from his duties as Chief of Police in the Town of Carroll on November 23, 2018. Though regretfully, Selectman Mycko made a Motion to: Accept Chief Trammell’s resignation as of November 23, 2018. Selectman Moroney seconded and it passed unanimously. The Board thanked Chief Trammell for his service to the Town.


Follow Up:

School Street Culvert – It was noted they are still working on this.
Building Inspector/Building Permit/Fee Structure – Chairman Scalley said they had a workshop on July 24, and are moving forward. They are making changes on the permits and fees. He then read an email from David Morton, an owner at Rosebrook Condos, to the Select Board, which said that they “are all thankful for the actions taken by our Fire Chief and Building Inspector to insure the safety of the Rosebrook Homeowners and Guests. It clearly was just a matter of time to possibly an even greater tragedy. Thanks for the job well done.” Mr. Morton included an email he sent to his Association in which he stated though he had found no problems when his fireplace was dismantled to be replaced with a gas fireplace, he would call that luck and that he thought the Town Fire Chief and Building Inspector did the right thing by requiring all of the inspections and closing down the fireplaces. He went on to say that while he personally did not have any charring from his wood burning fireplace, it was still clearly installed contrary to code and unsafe. Chairman Scalley thanked Chief Oleson again for his diligence.
Storage Room – Front Hallway, Town Hall – It was noted this is NOT to be an office but
merely a closet that may be locked for the Planning Board/ZBA Secretary to store materials. Selectman Moroney said the paperwork, materials, etc. that are currently in the hallway should be condensed and safe where no one can just walk in and take things. Greg wanted to be sure this is what was wanted and was told it is. He said they will start working on it.

Other:

Selectman Moroney said she is working on the newsletter and asked that anyone with anything to please get the information to her in the next two weeks or so. She has already asked Rena Vecchio about the group planning for the Town’s 250th Celebration in 2022. She also said this would be a good time to get a committee together about what will happen to this building (Town Hall) when the project passes. Selectman Moroney said she had also reached out to the Library and the Historical Society. When asked if this was slated to be out in time for Labor Day weekend, she replied that it is.

Greg Hogan noted that there has been quite a bit of work being done on the train display and said that Wayne Presby has been doing it. When completed it will have a new cab and roof.

Richard Krapf asked if there had been any updates on the cellphone tower. Chairman Scalley they were waiting for Eversource, which Chief Oleson said they had been there earlier in the day. That information satisfied Mr. Krapf and others in attendance.

Chief Oleson reminded everyone there will be Pancakes at the Fire Station on Saturday, August 4. He added in addition to pancakes, he will have his “Omelet Station” open as well! This is available from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Chairman Scalley said the next meeting would be August 13, 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 Personnel and Town Aid at 7:44 p.m. Chairman Scalley, yes; Selectman Mycko, yes; Selectman Moroney, yes.

At the close of non-public session at 8:29 p.m., Selectman Mycko moved to return to public session and seal the minutes from non-public session. Selectman Moroney 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 8:30 p.m.