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March 22nd, 2021

Carroll Select Board
Meeting Minutes
March 17, 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 Heather Brown, Secretary
Board Members: Robert Gauthier Jr., David A. Scalley, Kenneth D. Mills

Members of the Public: Attorney Robert Carey

The meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m. by Chairperson Scalley

Pledge of Allegiance

Chairperson Scalley stated the reason for the remote meeting is Covid

Chairperson Scalley confirmed that everyone present could hear and speak, everyone confirmed.

Chairperson Scalley acknowledged that the board would be doing roll call votes.

Chairperson Scalley asked members and attendees to state their name, remote location and identify if anyone was at their remote location.

Mills – at home in office, Sandy is in the living room
Gauthier – at home, downstairs, family is upstairs eating dinner
Carey – at office, with door closed
Brown – at home, alone
Scalley – at home office, alone

At 6:02 p.m., Selectperson Gauthier made a motion to go into non-public session per RSA 91-A:3 legal. The motion was seconded by Selectperson Mills and polled; Gauthier – yes, Scalley – yes, Mills – yes.

At 7:16 p.m. Chairperson Mills made a motion to return to public session and seal the minutes. The motion was seconded by Selectperson Gauthier and polled; Gauthier – yes, Scalley – yes, Mills – yes.

Selectperson Gauthier stated that he wanted to let the Board know that he has a meeting with the Police Chief tomorrow morning regarding the budget.

Chairperson Scalley requested the sale of the fire station be added to the agenda for next week.

Chairperson Scalley brought to the Board’s attention that in the past the Admin to the Select Board had authorization to spend up to $500 to help assist with Financial Aid/Welfare, in the event the Board cannot meet.

Chairperson Scalley made a motion to give the Admin to the Select Board the authority to spend up to $500 to help assist with financial aid, Selectperson Mills seconded. Discussion, Selectperson Gauthier remembered that the Board also had given the previous Admin. authority to purchase flowers for bereavement, etc., Chairperson Scalley confirmed. Chairperson Scalley withdrew his motion.

Chairperson Scalley made a motion to give the Admin to the Select Board the authority, if needed, to spend up to $500 to help assist with financial aid and/or general welfare, Selectperson Mills seconded. ROLL CALL VOTE: Gauthier – yes, Scalley – yes, Mills – yes.

Selectperson Gauthier stated that he has follow up information on the PTO buyout and would like to make sure it is on the agenda next week, in reference to March 1st vs. April 1st and including variables.

Chairperson Scalley stated that he would be in tomorrow to help the Admin. with copying a couple of personnel files that were requested.

At 7:24 p.m. Chairperson Scalley made a motion to adjourn. Selectperson Mills seconded.
ROLL CALL VOTE: Gauthier – yes, Scalley – yes, Mills – yes. Chairperson Scalley declared the meeting ended at 7:24 p.m.