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Minutes of 1/11/2022

January 18th, 2022

Carroll Board of Selectmen
Meeting Minutes
January 11, 2022

“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 Heather Brown, Secretary
Board Members: David Scalley, Ken Mills, and Robert Gauthier

Members of the Public: Tadd Bailey, Imre Szauter, Jeff Duncan, Greg Hogan, Ben Jellison

The meeting was called to order at 5:30 p.m. by Chairperson Scalley.

Pledge of Allegiance.

APPROVAL of 1/4/2022 MINUTES – Selectperson Mills motioned to approve the 1/4/2022 minutes as written; Selectperson Gauthier seconded. Discussion-none. Gauthier-AYE, Mills-AYE, Scalley-AYE.

APPROVAL & SIGNING OF MANIFESTS – The Board confirmed that they had all signed.

CLEANING CONTRACT (GREENLAW) – The Board reviewed the cleaning contract for Greenlaw. Selectperson Mills motioned to approve and sign the cleaning contract for Greenlaw; Selectperson Gauthier seconded. Discussion.

The Board discussed the of scope of work needed and a checklist. The Board also would like to review in one month with Department Heads on the satisfaction of the cleaning.

Chief Bailey also suggested the need for a carpet cleaner, especially with the salt on the carpet, especially at the PD – discussion of purchasing a machine, renting a machine, or hiring a cleaner. The Board acknowledged. Selectperson Mills offered the use of his carpet cleaning machine, as well as volunteered time by either himself or his wife. The Board voted on the motion to approve and sign the cleaning contract for Greenlaw: Gauthier-AYE, Mills-AYE, Scalley-AYE.

DUNCAN AUTHORIZATION LETTER – The Board reviewed the letter authorizing Chief Duncan, confirming that he is authorized to apply on behalf of the Town of Carroll for the GOFERR grant. Chief Duncan was given approval at a previous meeting; however, a letter is now needed. The Board all agreed to sign the letter needed. Chairperson Scalley signed the letter.

INTENT TO CUT – FOSTER – The Board reviewed the intent to cut for Foster 203-035-003-003, 203-035-004-004, 203-035-005-005, and 203-035-006-006. Selectperson Mills motioned to approve and sign the intent to cut for Foster; Selectperson Gauthier seconded. Discussion-none. Gauthier-AYE, Mills-AYE, Scalley-AYE.

TAX DEEDED PROPERTIES: 422 ROUTE 3N & 97 LITTLE RIVER RD – Selectperson Mills stated that both properties are on the auction listing and brochures are being delivered.

SCHOOL WITHDRAWAL – Selectperson Gauthier reminded everyone that SAU 36 filed for reconsideration and the hearing is on January 13th in Concord. Discussion regarding representation at the meeting. Chairperson Scalley will be attending the hearing as a representative of the Town due to Selectperson Gauthier’s unavailability. Discussion between Chairperson Scalley and Ben Jellison regarding the time and place of the hearing in Concord.

PT OFFICER PAY (BAILEY) – Chief Bailey explained that at the last meeting it was not determined when the rate change would increase from $20/hr. to $25/hr. and he was looking for clarification. The Board discussed. Chairperson Scalley motioned to increase the part-time officer pay as of today to $25/hr. Selectperson Mills seconded. Discussion-none. Gauthier-AYE, Mills-AYE, Scalley-AYE.

Selectperson Mills updated the Board on the Purple Heart Community status regarding the signs and that when they were ready, they would be picked up in Concord.

Selectperson Gauthier updated the Board on discussions regarding information that was gathered in reference to a Town Manager in a surrounding Town, for comparison in salary.

The next Select Board meeting will be Tuesday, January 18th, 2022 starting at 5:00 p.m.

Selectperson Mills made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Selectperson Gauthier seconded. Mills-AYE, Gauthier-AYE, Scalley-AYE; and the motion passed unanimously. Chairperson Scalley declared the meeting ended at 5:52 p.m.