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Minutes of 2/9/2021

February 16th, 2021

Carroll Board of Selectmen
Meeting Minutes
February 9, 2021

“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.”

Due to the COVID-19/Coronavirus crisis and in accordance with Governor Sununu’s Emergency Order #12 pursuant to Executive Order 2020-04, this Board is authorized to meet electronically and did so through Zoom.

Minutes recorded by Kelly Trammell, Secretary
Board Members: Robert Gauthier Jr., David A. Scalley, Bonnie Moroney

Members of the Public: Imre Szauter, Mike Hogan, Heather Brown, Chris Pappas

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Chairperson Gauthier.

Pledge of Allegiance.

Chairman Gauthier asked the Zoom attendant labelled as “No one special” to please identify themselves. Whoever it was logged off at that time.

Selectperson Moroney made a motion to approve the minutes of 2/1/2021 as written. Selectperson Scalley seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

Selectperson Moroney made a motion to approve the minutes of 2/2/2021 as written. Selectperson Scalley seconded. Chairman Gauthier said he had a question about the recording of the amended vote on Article 25. He wanted to make sure the minutes reflected the vote correctly. The Board agreed that it did. The motion passed unanimously.

The Board reviewed paperwork to set up automatic payments for the Bank of NH loans. This would be for the building and the water loans. The Secretary explained that by the time we receive the paperwork, we cannot meet the due date on the building loan because it is usually due in 5 days. Our processing takes longer. Selectperson Scalley made a motion for the Chair to sign the agreement. Selectperson Moroney seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

FOLLOW UP:

Tax Deeded Property Route 3 North – Selectperson Scalley asked the status and questioned if the attorney said we can sell it at auction. The Secretary advised that the attorney is waiting for the final agreement paperwork from the State on the sale and the lien. She said once that is done, the attorney will draft a sale notice that will explain the contingency that the buyer must tear the building down. He didn’t say put it up for auction. He had said sell it like the other Tax Deeded property.

Sound Panels – Selectperson Scalley said Feb. 23 is the anticipated delivery date. He said he may have forgotten to tell the Select Board but the person that was supposed to do the installation has back issues and will not be able to do so. He said they are looking into another installer and will discuss further with the team.

OTHER:

Selectperson Scalley asked the Board to consider bringing Judy Ramsdell in starting this Thursday for the ZBA meeting to take minutes. He said if she is available, she could do this for Planning and Zoning minutes as it is quite time consuming and will help take a lot off Heather’s plate. The Board agreed.

Selectperson Scalley also asked the Board to give the “ok” for Heather to work overtime as needed but to use her time wisely. The Board agreed.

Selectperson Scalley said he wants to make it known that the Board has Heather’s back. He said they will get her training and whatever is needed for her to learn the new job. The Board also agreed that this week Kelly and Heather may have overtime to train Heather. Selectperson Moroney advised that she would like the Board to consider giving Heather some type of increase in pay in 6 months for all the work that Heather will be doing. The Board said they want to make sure that Heather is comfortable in her position.

Mike Hogan asked why there is a discussion about needing overtime. The Chair advised there will be a new Administrative Assistant. Mike asked who is leaving. Chairman Gauthier stated that Kelly has given her notice.

Selectperson Moroney asked if the Board is supposed to be discussing the Echo Lake Bond. Selectperson Scalley said the Board voted on it sometime in November. Selectperson Scalley said he doesn’t have a problem voting on it again. He said they’ve been waiting for Echo Lake to agree on the bond amount. He said he thought it was for $270,000. Selectperson Moroney said she was asking because she’s seen the emails that have been sent recently. Chairman Gauthier and Selectperson Scalley reviewed their past emails and said the bond is for $250,000. Selectperson Scalley made a motion to approve a bond for Echo Lake/Horizons for $250,000. Selectperson Moroney seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

Selectperson Scalley made a motion that the cost of third-party review from Echo Lake/Horizons is $23,400 which will need to be received in the Town’s escrow account before any construction will be allowed to begin. Selectperson Moroney seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

Selectperson Moroney said that is just for the subdivision, not for the motel. Selectperson Scalley said correct.

Selectperson Scalley said there were a few other things that Echo Lake is working on. They had to do a few things to satisfy the Dufresne Group. They were also working with the State about the Airport Road end of things. He said Bob Carey has the easements for Echo Lake to the Town to address the infrastructure as well as a couple of others that were sent to Bob today.

Chairman Gauthier announced that the next meeting will be Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 7 p.m.

At 7:23 p.m., Selectperson Scalley made a motion to go into non-public session per RSA 91-A:3 II (a) personnel. The motion was seconded by Selectman Scalley and polled; Gauthier – yes, Scalley – yes, Moroney – yes.

At 7:28 p.m. Chairperson Gauthier made a motion to return to public session and seal the minutes. Selectperson Scalley seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

Chairperson Gauthier made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Selectperson Scalley seconded and the motion passed unanimously. Chairman Gauthier declared the meeting ended at 7:28 p.m.