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Minutes of 3/1/2022

March 4th, 2022

Carroll Board of Selectmen
Meeting Minutes
March 1, 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, Verne Amirault, Bobbi Amirault, Mike Gooden, Rena Vecchio, Chris Pappas, Judy Pappas, Brian Mycko, Bonnie Moroney, Stephanie Cameron, Sara Rouleau, James Goodrow, Sue Kraabel, Karen Moran, Greg Hogan, Megan Rouillard

The meeting was called to order at 5:00 p.m. by Chairperson Scalley.

Pledge of Allegiance.

PRESENTATION FROM SCHOOL WITHDRAWAL COMMITTEE (Q&A) – At 5:01 p.m. Chairperson Scalley turned the meeting over to the School Withdrawal Committee Rep., Rob Gauthier, who in turn asked the public if they had any questions or concerns.

Several residents asked questions and voiced their concerns, including the definition of tuition and clarifying the term.

It was also acknowledged that that an informational mailer was received today from WMRSD in regards to Article 17. The mailer was read out loud.

Gauthier also informed the public that the Withdrawal Committee also has an informational mailer going out to all the Carroll residents and everyone should be receiving this weekend. The informational mailer that is being sent out this weekend by the Withdrawal Committee was read out loud.

There was some discussion about using the term “tuition”, as some of the parents feel they will be individually responsible to pay for their children’s education once the Town withdraws from the district. Gauthier clarified that the Town would actually be responsible (not the individual parents) to pay the per student tuition rate for each student based on the rate determined by the specific district the student is enrolled in.

At 5:45 p.m. the School Withdrawal Committee’s presentation concluded and the Select Board meeting resumed.

Chairperson Scalley announced that he had something under “other” he wanted to bring up, but with attendees leaving, he would like to bring it up now. Scalley wanted to thank all the residents who are running for Boards, committees, and elected positions within the Town, as well as the all the current individuals who are serving the Town, noting all the effort and volunteerism is appreciated.

APPROVAL of 2/22/2022 SELECT BOARD MINUTES – Selectperson Mills motioned to approve the 2/16/2022 Select Board minutes as written; Selectperson Gauthier seconded. Discussion-none. Gauthier-AYE, Mills-AYE, Scalley-AYE.

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

LAND USE CHANGE TAX & WARRANT (GRAMPA HARRY’S LANE LLC; 203-010-011-024) – The Board reviewed the LUCT and Warrant. Selectperson Mills motioned to approve and sign the LUCT and Warrant for Grampa Harry’s Lane LLC, 203-010-011-024; Selectperson Gauthier seconded. Discussion-none. Gauthier-AYE, Mills-AYE, Scalley-AYE.

ELECTION DAY COVERAGE – The Board discussed coverage for Election Day on March 8th. Selectperson Mills will do 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., Chairperson Scalley will do 11 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Selectperson Gauthier will do 4 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

SHED BUILDING PERMIT (SCALLEY) – David Scalley, speaking as the Building Inspector, wanted to bring to the Select Board’s attention a building permit, he received for a shed under 200 sq. feet. and is looking for some direction. Scalley explained that because it is under 200 sq. feet. it currently does not need a building permit; however, in the zoning ordinance, section 802, it does state that the accessory building needs to meet the setback requirements. Scalley further explained that there have been a few instances that the Building Inspector has been called on to verify if a shed was being built too close to the setbacks and/or on another resident’s property. Scalley asked the Board, in hopes of alleviating these set back problems going forward, noting he feels it would be a good idea, to start issuing permits for all sheds, as well as any shed under 200 square feet, and be at no charge to the owners.
The Board discussed and agreed that a building permit should be issued for sheds under 200 sq. feet, as no charge and used as a tracking mechanism to confirm the shed is within the setback requirements.

FOLLOW-UP:

PD SERVER (PD) – Chief Bailey informed the Board that after last week’s meeting he has a quote on a new server for the PD, estimated $4,886. Discussion regarding the PD server and how to pay for. The Board all agreed that the Chief should purchase the server now, noting that if the budget passed, the Chief accounted for the majority of the cost of a new server in the budget and with his current donations that he has received this year, any additional amount needed could be expended from the Computer CRF. The Board also gave the scenario, if the budget did not pass, the Chief could use the current donations he has received this year and the remaining amount be expended from the Computer CRF.

OTHER:

Selectperson Mills wanted to bring attention to the recently posted agenda for the ZBA’s meeting next Thursday, March 10th. Mills noted that the Select Board was invited to attend, in regards to the past litigation. Mills wanted to confirm that he would be attending as the Select Board Rep for the ZBA. Scalley confirmed he would be in attendance as the Building Inspector. The Board all confirmed that they would only be in attendance individually and not as a Board. Noting that there would not be any discussion from the Select Board and any questions brought up should be presented to the Select Board at their next meeting.

Selectperson Mills also wanted to address another agenda item for the ZBA’s meeting, regarding checklists and the reference to the Select Board not approving the ZBA to have legal to review the checklists. Mills wanted to state that an email was sent to the Chairperson of the ZBA on the Feb. 19th regarding information from NHMA pertaining to this topic, as well as links to resources. The Board asked the secretary to send the email to the Land Use Secretary to be distributed to the ZBA members.

Greg Hogan wanted to publicly thank everyone who helped with the water leak a couple of weeks ago on Route 3 North, near the Baptist Church. Hogan explained that these things happen without notice and everyone came to help with short notice. Hogan thanked Chief Bailey and the entire Police Department, Chief Duncan and the entire Fire Department, the Public Works Department, Yaya’s, DS Contractors for quickly bringing the equipment needed, and the State D.O.T. Everyone’s efforts allowed to get this taken care of safely and quickly.

The next Select Board meeting will be Tuesday, March 15th, 2022 starting at 5:00 p.m.

At 6:13 p.m., Selectperson Mills made a motion to go into non-public session per RSA 91-A:3 II legal and personnel. The motion was seconded by Selectperson Gauthier and polled; Mills-AYE, Gauthier-AYE, Scalley-AYE.

At 6:45 p.m. Selectperson Mills made a motion to return to public session and seal the minutes. The motion was seconded by Selectperson Gauthier seconded and polled; Mills-AYE, Gauthier-AYE, Scalley-AYE. The motion passed unanimously.

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 6:45p.m.