FEBRUARY 22, 2010


PRESENT: Carolyn Boland-Chair; John Jordan, Roberta LaPlante-Selectboard

                  Barbara Caverly-Town Administrator/Recording Secretary

Boland called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.


Jordan moved to approve the Minutes of February 15, 2010 with the following amendments: HEAT decided not to include the hydropower for the Chlorinator in the current grant application because there is not an appropriate product available. Seconded by LaPlante; unanimously approved.


NON PUBLIC: Jordan moved to go into non public session under RSA 91-A:3,ll (c) at 7:10 p.m. to discuss an issue that could adversely impact the person involved if made public. Vote: LaPlante-aye; Jordan-aye; Boland-aye. At 7:35 the Board had come out of non public and Jordan moved to seal the Minutes. LaPlante seconded. So voted.

LIAISON REPORTS: Commons Commission: Jordan reported the Selectboard needs to define what the roll of the Commission is. There are two parts: first they need to find the original motion that created the Common Commission and; second they need to determine what they are responsible for. It is known that the fountain and most of the Hosley Grant are included within their jurisdiction. Jordan suggested they make a proposal to the Selectboard. They are working on a Master Plan for the Common and for Memorial Park which will include a plan to rebuild the bandstand.


Planning Board: Boland reported they had a combined meeting with the Board of Adjustment to review a proposal made by J. P. Bernier for several housing units on a piece of land near town.


TOWN MEETING: Caverly gave a brief overview of all that is in place for Town Meeting. The allocation of the warrant articles will be done at one of the first two Selectboard meetings in March.


STATISTICAL UPDATE: The Selectboard quickly reviewed a memo from Mary Anne Moses of Commerford*Nieder*Perkins, Hancock's assessing firm, which outlined a proposal for statistical update 2011 to keep Hancock in compliance. The Board will study the proposal in more depth at a future meeting.


CHURCH PAINTING/CAPITAL RESERVE FUND: Each of these articles asks for $5,000; one for more painting of the Meetinghouse and the other to establish a Capital Reserve Fund and raise $5,000 to place in it. Boland stated she feels the town should strongly consider passing both articles, especially in light of newly acquired information regarding the structure. Caverly will ask the budget Advisory Committee to meet with


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the Selectboard on March 1st in order that the Board may explain their reasoning and the new information received.


BULLETIN BOARD: Caverly gave the Selectboard a flyer that was removed from the bulletin board at the Post Office as being inappropriate political flyer for that location.


Respectfully submitted,



Barbara E. Caverly

Recording Secretary


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