HANCOCK SELECTBOARD MINUTES

JUNE 4, 2012

 

PRESENT:  Carolyn Boland-Chair, John Jordan, James Mose – Selectboard

                       Barbara Caverly-Town Administrator/Recording Secretary

 

 OTHERS:  Kurtis Grassett-DPW Director; Andrew Wood-Police Chief; Brian Siano-Lane

                       Construction

 

Jordan called the meeting to order at 4:00 p.m.

 

PAVING BIDS:  The two paving bids received were opened:

 

Lane Construction: Purchase of asphalt:  $65.55/ton

                                          Placement of hot asphalt shim plus all materials & Labor:  $94.00/ton

                                          Credit for use of town 6-wheelers:  $37.50/hour/ per truck

 

Brox Industries:  Purchase of asphalt Type "H":  $72.00/ton

                                      Placement of hot asphalt shim:  $55.00/ ton

                                       Credit for use of town 6-wheelers:  $45.00/hour/truck

 

Grassett will clarify the numbers with Brox.  He did clarify the Lane Construction numbers with Brian at the meeting.  Grassett will bring his recommendation back to the Selectboard meeting next week, June 11th.

 

NONPUBLIC:  Jordan moved to go into nonpublic meeting at 4:07 p.m. under RSA 91-A:3,ll (a) to discuss a personnel matter; seconded by Mose; vote:  Boland-aye, Jordan-aye, Mose-aye.  Jordan moved out of the nonpublic at 4:15 p.m., seconded by Mose, unanimously approved.   Jordan moved to seal the Minutes, seconded by Mose, unanimously approved.

 

MAIN STREET:  Grassett reported he has completed  resurfacing 2/3 of the way across from west to east, in front of the Hancock Market and Fiddleheads Café.  He is now waiting for better weather in order to complete the last segment and that will not be until next week.  The two businesses have asked that it not be done on a Thursday or Friday as those are two of their busiest days.

 

BANDSTAND:  Grassett reported he has spoken with Mark Schaal about the cost to do the restoration.  It has come in at a higher price than the town has funds for.  They have determined they will do nothing above the ceiling at this time (no cross ties) but will keep the focus to the railing and below.   The ceiling can be done when the roof is redone in a few years.  The rest of the building will be done before the stairs are done.  Timing has become an issue and Schaal doesn't feel he can now complete the job prior to July 4th.  Work will commence after Old Home Day when everything will be ready to move forward.

 

TOMBSTONE TERRITORY ROAD:  Grassett reported on his discussion with Town Counsel regarding the pros and cons to accepting Nancy Boyce's offer to purchase the right of way for $1.00.  It was determined there would be no advantage to the town owning it.  There was agreement that the road be should be paved but not taken over.  The estimates to do the work have been left with the owners of the Inn (the Coffins).  Grassett will discuss the options with the Coffins.  The town, the Inn and all the neighbors need to come to a mutual agreement.  Grassett will thank Nancy Boyce for her offer but decline to accept it.

 

LIAISON REPORTS: 

Elementary School Study and Conval Model Study Committee:  Jordan reported he went to the meeting on May 26th and was told he is no longer a member of the Model Study committee.  He then left the meeting.  The Selectboard was sorry to hear that news after he has spent two years on the committee contributing his knowledge and helping to come up with reasonable options.  Boland stated the  committee needs to listen to all opinions.

 

HEAT:  Jordan reported several members attended the Grid Begone demonstration.

 

Planning/Zoning:  Mose reported he will be attending the joint meeting of the Planning Board and Zoning Board on Wednesday, June 6th.

 

Jordan reported Des Ford has indicated an interest in being on the Nubanusit Landing committee.  Jordan asked him to submit his name to Barbara at the Town Office.

 

LIBRARY:  Caverly reported on a call she received from Library Director Amy Markus inquiring about having a therapy dog.  She is hoping to start a program of children reading to therapy dogs when she is able to find one.  Boland stated service dogs, of which therapy dogs are included, will continue to be permitted in town buildings.

 

POLICE REPORT:  Wood brought some concerns to the Selectboard regarding the dog policy.  He said he and Officer Hetrick use their dogs in public relations situations, i.e. taking them into the schools. 

 

The Police Department also acts as dog control hence they will pick up lost dogs and bring them to the station for 24 hours in anticipation of the owners coming forth.  He said the policy needs to include business reasons.

 

The Selectboard agreed to modify the policy to include service dogs and the continued business of animal control by the Police Department.  The Selectboard will draft a written dog policy.

 

NONPUBLIC:  Mose moved to go into nonpublic meeting at 4:55 p.m. under RSA 91-A:3,ll (a) to discuss a personnel matter; seconded by Jordan; vote:  Boland-aye, Jordan-aye, Mose-aye.  Jordan moved out of the nonpublic at 5:35 p.m., seconded by Mose, unanimously approved.   Jordan moved to seal the Minutes, seconded by Mose, unanimously approved.

 

ADJOURNED:  Jordan moved to adjourn at 5:36 p.m., seconded by Mose, unanimously approved.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Barbara Caverly

Recording Secretary