Board of Selectmen Minutes

Meeting began at 6:00 pm.  Present were Selectmen Cloutier, Stohl and Campbell.  Members of the public present were Steven LaFrance, Charlie Jordan and Kim Carter.

Mr. LaFrance entered the meeting to discuss the work proposed for the Lyman Falls site.  He told the Board that he had been contacted by the Vermont River Conservancy to see about taking out part of the dam at Lyman Falls.  Mr. LaFrance explained to the Board the necessary permits that are required and left a map so that the Town could answer any questions that they receive.  The Board approved and signed the Shore land Permit that Mr. LaFrance had prepared.  He said that he would probably be back in another month to have the Board sign the Wetlands Permit.  Mr. LaFrance left the meeting.

Mr. Charlie Jordan entered the meeting at 6:20 pm to discuss with the Board abatement of the 2020 taxes on the Arts Center.  Mr. Jordan explained what had been happening (or not happening) at the Center since the pandemic started.  Mr. Jordan asked about the possibility of making the “abatement” permit, however, the Board felt that it was in the best interest of the Town to review it every year.  On a motion made by Selectman Stohl and seconded by Selectman Campbell, the Board approved abatement  of the amount of $1,155.00 (lst installment of the 2020 taxes).  Discussion continued regarding work that needs to be done to the Center itself and the financial concerns going forward.  Selectman Stohl stated that he would like to see all three of the groups involved in the Center sit down and discuss how we go from here.  The three groups being (Cottage Lane

Players, North Woods Center for the Arts and the CRAG group.)   Mr. Jordan said that he would try to set something set up so that everyone could discuss going forward.  Mr. Jordan left the meeting at 7:10 pm.

At 7:12 pm, Ms. Kim Carter entered the meeting at the request of the Board to discuss outstanding taxes on the property where she lives.   Ms. Carter explained what was happening.  The Board expressed interest in working with her in this situation.  Ms. Carter left the meeting at 7:30 pm.

Checks and manifests were reviewed and signed.

Mail was reviewed.

A Driveway Permit for Donald Cooke was reviewed.  Selectman Cloutier will take a ride up and view the proposed site.

A Road Liability Waiver was signed for William and Cora Stevens.

On a motion made by Selectman Campbell and seconded by Selectman
Cloutier, the Board approved the minutes of the May 27th meeting.

Possible road projects were discussed as follows:

Ditching on Harvey Brook Road

Culverts on Fish Pond below Andrews’

Culverts on Fish Pond by Gendreau’s

Paving – Titus Hill, Meridan Hill, Fish Pond

Selectman Campbell stated that Ken Hastings had approached him about the old Bovill gift shop and if the Town would be willing to sell it.  Mr. Hastings would take care of moving it.  Selectman Cloutier said that Ben Adair had mentioned something to him at Town Meeting about the gift shop also. 

Selectman Campbell gave the other Board members an update on what was happening with the Dispatch Center.  There will be a meeting tomorrow night at 5:30 in Stewartstown.

Treasurer Carrie Klebe left each Board member a breakdown of what was currently in all three bank accounts – NHPDIP, Citizens Bank (general fund) and Transfer Station.

The meeting adjourned at 8:05 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Marcia Parkhurst, Secretary

Board of Selectmen