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Minutes of 3/22/2022

March 25th, 2022

Carroll Board of Selectmen
Meeting Minutes
March 22, 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 (remotely participating).

Members of the Public: Vern Amirault, Bobbi Amirault, Mike Gooden, Rena Vecchio, Chris Pappas, Greg Hogan, Brian Mycko

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

Pledge of Allegiance.

Selectperson Gauthier stated that he was out of Town and would be participating remotely. There were no other people at his location.

APPROVAL of 3/15/2022 SELECT BOARD MINUTES – Selectperson Mills motioned to approve the 3/15/2022 Select Board minutes as written; Chairperson Scalley seconded. Discussion-none. Roll call: Mills-AYE, Scalley-AYE, Gauthier-AYE.

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

OATHS OF OFFICE – The Board reviewed the following oaths of office:
Benjamin Jellison – Moderator (2-year term)
Anita Greer – Zoning Board of Adjustment (1-year term)
Andrew Smith – Zoning Board of Adjustment (3-year term)
Alessandro Foti – Planning Board (3-year term)

Selectperson Mills made a motion to accept and sign all the oaths presented. The motion was seconded by Chairperson Scalley. Discussion-none. Roll call: Mills-AYE, Scalley-AYE, Gauthier-AYE.

CLOSING DOCUMENTS (422 RTE. 3 NORTH) – The Board reviewed the deed, 1099-S, and the HUD statement. Selectperson Mills made a motion to accept and sign all the closing documents presented. The motion was seconded by Chairperson Scalley. Discussion-none. Roll call: Mills-AYE, Scalley-AYE, Gauthier-AYE.

SOLID WASTE CONTRACT – The Board reviewed the Solid Waste Transportation Contract with Normandeau Trucking. Selectperson Mills made a motion to accept and sign the Solid Waste Transportation Contract with Normandeau Trucking. The motion was seconded by Chairperson Scalley. Discussion-none. Roll call: Mills-AYE, Scalley-AYE, Gauthier-AYE.

BOND INFORMATION (HOGAN) – Greg Hogan briefly spoke about the bond information that he distributed at the last meeting for the Board to review. Discussion between Chairperson Scalley and Hogan regarding setting up a time this week to sit down and discuss options, noticing, bidding, etc. Scalley and Hogan determined that they would meet on Friday and would keep the Board in the loop of the status regarding the bond process.

CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY (THOMAS; 210015-000-023) – The Board reviewed the Certificate of Occupancy for Thomas. Selectperson Mills made a motion to accept and sign the Certificate of Occupancy for Thomas. The motion was seconded by Chairperson Scalley. Discussion-none. Roll Call: Mills-AYE, Scalley-AYE, Gauthier-AYE.

VHV RENEWAL CONTRACT – The Board reviewed the VHV renewal contract. The Board noted that it’s approximately $150 more than last year. Selectperson Mills made a motion to accept and sign the VHV renewal contract. The motion was seconded by Chairperson Scalley. Discussion-none. Roll Call: Mills-AYE, Scalley-AYE, Gauthier-AYE.

250th ANNIVERSARY BANNERS (VECCHIO) – Rena Vecchio asked the Board about mounting and displaying the 250th Anniversary banners on the buildings. Discussion regarding how many banners (5), where they would be displayed (Town Hall, Fire Station, Chamber, and Bridge), and color suggestions (green and white, similar to the commemorative plates). The Board suggested Vecchio speak with the State regarding the display of a banner on the bridge, as the bridge is the State’s. Vecchio acknowledged. Chairperson Scalley and Greg Hogan confirmed that they would help with mounting the signs on the buildings when they come in (approx. 4-6 weeks).

FOLLOW-UP:

SCHOOL WITHDRAWAL – Selectperson Gauthier indicated that there was nothing new to report, other than the Town is moving forward and more information to follow.

OTHER:

LETTER FOR WELL WATER SAMPLING (MOORE/NORTHPOINT ENGINEERING) - The Board reviewed the letter addressed to the Moore’s. Selectperson Mills made a motion to sign the well water testing letter for the Moore’s. The motion was seconded by Chairperson Scalley. Discussion-none. Roll Call: Mills-AYE, Scalley-AYE, Gauthier-AYE

OTHER CONTINUED:

Chairperson Scalley presented the Board with information he received from attending a Select Board meeting in Whitefield regarding Northern Community Investment Corporation (NCIC). The informational handouts are attached to these minutes.

Scalley briefly explained what NCIC does and the benefit of the Town using them to help with writing and matching grants. Discussion regarding NCIC, noting they do all the research and are efficient vs. someone without experience. The Board indicated the benefit of having the information available to the public, as well as possibly having someone come to speak on behalf of NCIC to give an overview if their services. The Board also noted that because this was under “other” it should be noticed on the agenda before a decision is made. This topic will be added to the next meeting’s agenda.

Vern Amirault explained to the Board that the Historical Society would like to display photos in the Town Hall using frames that Paul Moroney custom built using wood from Foster’s. Amirault is looking for permission to hang the frames in the Town Hall and noted that the photos would be rotated out quarterly with new photos and noted that the Historical Society would maintain the frames. Discussion regarding where in Town Hall the frames could be mounted, size of the frames, type of mount needed to support the frame, etc. The Board agreed that it would be nice to see photos in the Town Hall, but would like to determine the best solution for hanging and display placement before randomly making holes in the walls. Chairperson Scalley and Greg Hogan discussed about meeting on Friday to determine where and how to hang the frames and then report back to the Board at the next meeting to discuss and determine approval. The secretary acknowledged this would be on follow-up for the next meeting.

Chris Pappas announced that there is a School Board meeting at WMRHS this Thursday, March 24th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Brief discussion regarding the meeting. Chairperson Scalley indicated that he would be attending.

Bobbi Amirault explained to the Board that the Garden Club had a meeting last week and they are going to be redoing the sign on Lake Road, as it needs attention. Amirault further explained that she is working with the art department at WMRHS to get the sign worked into their senior curriculum, and has a meeting next Monday to finalize. Amirault indicated that the club would like to make a “V” out of the sign so it is visible to both North and South bound traffic. Amirault also indicated that she is proposing some changes to the sign, as well as the wording/times. Discussion regarding the addition of another 4x8 sign to make the sign into a “V”, noting that it would need a sign permit and the club would need to look into if the new portion of the proposed sign is on state or town property. Brian Mycko explained that where the sign is, there is an agreement that exists that it’s a snowmobile parking lot since the 1970’s and should be looked into before changing the times on the sign. Mycko indicated that he would check to see if he could find the agreement readily, otherwise the Town would have. Amirault also confirmed that she would have photo of the sign at the next Select Board meeting for the Board to review.

The next Select Board meeting will be Tuesday, March 29th, 2022 starting at 5:00 p.m.

At 5:58 p.m., Chairperson Scalley made a motion to go into non-public session per RSA 91-A:3 II legal and personnel. The motion was seconded by Selectperson Mills and polled; Roll call: Mills-AYE, Gauthier-AYE, Scalley-AYE.

At 6:47 p.m. Chairperson Scalley made a motion to return to public session and seal the minutes. The motion was seconded by Selectperson Mills seconded and polled; Roll call: Mills-AYE, Gauthier-AYE, Scalley-AYE. The motion passed unanimously.

Chairperson Scalley made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Selectperson Mills seconded. Roll call: Mills-AYE, Gauthier-AYE, Scalley-AYE; and the motion passed unanimously. Chairperson Scalley declared the meeting ended at 6:47 p.m.


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NCIC-Information