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Minutes of 3/29/2022

April 1st, 2022

Carroll Board of Selectmen
Meeting Minutes
March 29, 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, Imre Szauter

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 3/22/2022 SELECT BOARD MINUTES – Selectperson Mills motioned to approve the 3/22/2022 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:
Thomas Godfrey – Planning Board (2-year term)
Linda Godfrey – Supervisor of the Checklist (2-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.

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

WATER WARRANT (1st ISSUE) - The Board reviewed the water warrant for the 1st issue, totaling $42,153.62. Selectperson Mills made a motion to sign 1st issue water warrant. The motion was seconded by Chairperson Scalley. Discussion-none. Roll Call: Mills-AYE, Scalley-AYE, Gauthier-AYE.

WATER WARRANT (JELLISON) - The Board reviewed the water warrant for Jellison, totaling $50.00. Selectperson Mills made a motion to sign the water warrant for Jellison. The motion was seconded by Chairperson Scalley. Discussion-none. Roll Call: Mills-AYE, Scalley-AYE, Gauthier-AYE.
NCIC – Chairperson Scalley explained that at the last meeting they spoke of NCIC and what they offered. Since the last meeting NCIC sent correspondence to the Town, as well as surrounding towns, that they would not be able to help this year due to the lack of available funds and to consider pursuing next year (2023).

FOLLOW-UP:

SCHOOL WITHDRAWAL – Selectperson Gauthier indicated that they have submitted a letter to the Board of Education stating that the Town would like to continue forward. Gauthier also explained that he did reach out to the Superintendent to let the School Board know that the Town is continuing on a parallel course, noting the Town is still interested in meeting with the committee when one is formed. Gauthier confirmed that the Superintendent did acknowledge that the Town was continuing to pursue the parallel course, however has not heard anything more since then.

Brief discussion regarding the school board meeting last week.

ROAD BOND INFORMATION – Chairperson Scalley and Greg Hogan briefly updated the Board of the status. An ad and RFP are currently being drafted and legal is proofing for compliance. The ad is expected to be in the newspaper next week (April 6th) regarding the requests for proposals for the paving project. Hogan and Scalley are also working with the banks to get interest rates and will have more information at the next meeting.

HISTORICAL SOCIETY FRAMES – Chairperson Scalley and Greg Hogan briefly explained that they had met since the last meeting regarding the frames and their placement that were discussed at the previous meeting. The Board all agreed that the frames would be a nice addition to the Town Hall, however they all agreed wanted to minimize the least amount of damage to the walls with the placement. Scalley volunteered to assist in hanging the frames. Vern Amirault indicated that next week would work best. Scalley and Amirault will communicate to get the frames hung at Town Hall.

OTHER:

Chairperson Scalley spoke about the increasing costs of fuel and asked Greg Hogan if the Highway Department was still on track with their budget, further suggesting comparing to last year. Hogan indicated that he would check into it.

Chairperson Scalley asked Greg Hogan about the catch basins, inquiring if they are included in this year, as they were not done last year. Hogan confirmed that he would add the catch basins in with the sweeping.

Discussion regarding the paving project and grinding, noting the possible need for additional sweeping. Hogan indicated that it would be a timing issue, noting the sweeper usually comes in May, and it is unknown when the roads would be started.

Chairperson Scalley asked the Boards opinion of having quarterly meetings with the Department Heads regarding their budget status, issues, review of happenings, etc. The Board fully agreed and would like to implement.

Bobbie Amirault updated the Board regarding her discussions with the high school and the sign being added into their curriculum. Amirault explained that the school would have an answer Thursday, as well as vendor costs. Amirault did stress that the wood does need to be replaced, however at this time she is not sure if the sign will be side by side or in “V”. Amirault will communicate with Greg Hogan.

Mike Gooden stated that the Christmas ornament is available and for sale at the Town Clerk’s office for $20.

Rena Vecchio confirmed that Rek-Lis is going to do a beer for the 250th Anniversary, it will be in cans and kegs. Vecchio indicated that they may use the commemorative plate design as the label, but that is not confirmed. Vecchio also explained that she is meeting with them later this week to discuss more.

Chairperson Scalley asked Vecchio about the color of the banners, as discussed from the last meeting. Vecchio indicated that she told the vendor that they did not want black and white, and also asked them if they could put “fireworks type” pictures on the sides. Vecchio also informed Scalley that the measurement for the banner on the old Fire Station is 15x3. Scalley acknowledged and confirmed with Vecchio that he would hang as soon as the banner was received.

Brian Mycko presented the Board with information he gathered since the last meeting, in regards to the parking lot for the snowmobiles. The Board asked the secretary to email to them so they could review.

The next Select Board meeting will be Tuesday, April 12th, 2022 starting at 5:00 p.m.

At 5:28 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 5:43 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 5:43 p.m.