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Shapleigh Board of Selectmen

Meeting Minutes

January 19, 2016 – 7:00 pm

A. Call to Order

William J. Mageary, Chairman, called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 19, 2016, at the Shapleigh Town Hall with Michael S. Perro and Mark R. Cobb being present. Also in attendance; Karla Bergeron, Executive Secretary to the Board of Selectmen.

Also in Attendance: Art Ingersol, Roland Legere, Ronald Rivard, Penny Mills and Skip Bartosch

B. Pledge of Allegiance was recited

C. Approval of Minutes from January 12, 2016

Motion made by Michael S. Perro, Seconded by Mark R. Cobb to approve the minutes as read. No further discussion. Motion carried unanimously.

D. Public Comment-

i. Roland Legere asked for an update regarding the MWDC (Mousam Watershed Dam Coalition) meeting that was held a week ago. Michael S. Perro stated that at the last meeting the subject matter was reviewing the engineering proposal for the work needed at the Emery Mills Dam. The Committee has scheduled four interviews that will be conducted on February 12, 2016. The question was asked regarding the water level monitoring equipment and that would be installed before the work begins on the dam. Michael S. Perro stated that it was his opinion that the work would be completed first.

ii. Ronald Rivard asked to speak to the BOS regarding the monument that was installed at the Veteran’s cemetery which was paid for by donations. May 21, 2016 there will be a ceremony for the unveiling of the new monument. The next project the committee is working on is a memorial depicting all the wars with individual monuments. The committee received a grant in the amount of $2,500.00 from Walmart.

E. Road Commissioners Report-

1. Richard Goodwin, Road Commissioner, South – was not able to attend tonight’s meeting.

2. John Burnell, Road Commissioner, North – was not able to attend tonight’s meeting.

F. Unfinished Business-

a) Review of the Draft Warrant – The Selectmen reviewed the warrant. There are a couple of articles that need wording changes. Mark R. Cobb stated the overall budget is approximately $47,000 less than last year’s budget. Mark also mentioned he will presenting the general government budget to the Budget Committee on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 7:00 pm.

b) Salvation Army Boxes – Chairman William J. Magery would like to suggest the location for the one that is going be at the Town hall. He would like to suggest the box be located at the southern corner of the new parking lot. That way the box will not need to be relocated for community day events. The BOS were in agreement with this location.

F. New Business-

a. 2016 Scholarships – The BOS reviewed each scholarship with regards to the requirements to apply along with the overall balances in each account.

b. Educational Class – William Mageary would like to attend the Aerial drones and the current legal landscape on Thursday, March 17, 2016, cost is $35.00. The other two Selectmen approved the request.

c. TD Banknorth Letter – The Selectmen reviewed the request from TD Banknorth. Apparently in processing a check for the Town of Sanford the check got damaged. They credited the Town of Sanford but haven’t charged the deduction to the Town of Shapleigh. After discussion the decision was made by the Board of Selectmen not to sign the check request but to discuss other options such as electronically doing the transaction. This will be discussed with the Treasurer.

H. Information –

1. Three Rivers Land Trust Easement Monitoring Information

I. Signatures –

1. Warrants

J. Adjournment -

There being no further business, Motion made by Michael S. Perro, Seconded by Mark R. Cobb to adjourn the meeting at 7:26 p.m. No further discussion. Motion carried unanimously

These minutes are not verbatim.

Karla Bergeron, Executive Secretary to the Board of Selectmen.