APPROVED

 

TOWN OF PELHAM

BOARD OF SELECTMEN MEETING

MINUTES

August 29, 2006

APPROVED – September 5, 2006

CALL TO ORDER

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

PRESENT:

Mr. Victor Danevich, Mr. Edmund Gleason, Mr. Harold Lynde (arrived after the meeting commenced), Mr. Jean-Guy Bergeron, Mr. Tom Domenico, Ms. Janet Gallant – Town Financial Supervisor

 

Also present:

 

ABSENT:

Members of the press and general public.

 

Mr. Tom Gaydos – Town Administrator

MINUTES REVIEW  

August 22, 2006

MOTION:

(Gleason/Bergeron) To approve the August 22, 2006 meeting minutes as amended.

 

VOTE:

 

(4-0-0) The motion carried. 

 

The amendments to the minutes were as follows: page 2, 1st paragraph, 3rd line – the words ‘was left would be to’ were replaced with ‘indicated they would’ in the following ‘…conversation indicated they would come…’; 2nd paragraph – the sentence reading ‘Mr. Domenico said when the sub-committee convened they reviewed the items highest on the list’ was amended to read ‘Mr. Domenico said when the sub-committee convened they reviewed the items that were highest on the list as articulated at the previous joint meeting.’

OPEN FORUM

Ms. Linda Mahoney thanked Mr. Gleason and Highway Road Agent Don Foss for taking care of a safety concern regarding a sink hole on the trail at Muldoon Park so quickly.  The sink hole was approximately 3ft wide by 5ft. deep and had been filled in.  Mr. Gleason said while reviewing the area he met a resident who indicated that a bridge, which had been built by boy scouts, had moved 50-feet.  It was believed the bridge had been moved during the recent flooding.   

BUDGET REVIEW:

Mr. Lynde arrived.

Cable Television (PTV)- Mr. Jim Greenwood presented the 2007 Cable Television budget to the Selectmen.

Town Buildings- in Mr. Gaydos’ absence, Ms. Janet Gallant, Town Financial Supervisor presented the 2007 Town Buildings budget.  The budget represented an increase of $95,885 (approximately 25% from last year). 

Selectmen – in Mr. Gaydos’ absence, Ms. Janet Gallant, Town Financial Supervisor presented the 2007 Selectmen budget. 

Human Services – in Mr. Gaydos’ absence, Ms. Janet Gallant, Town Financial Supervisor presented the 2007 Human Services budget.

The Selectmen concluded their budget review.  Mr. Danevich asked Ms. Gallant to update the Selectmen’s books with final notes and back up packages.  The Selectmen will begin to vote on the budgets at the next meeting.  Mr. Gleason said the budget had to be forwarded to the Budget Committee by September 9, 2006. 

SELECTMEN REPORTS

Mr. Domenico deferred comment based on the fact that a memo had been submitted to the Selectmen by the Joint Committee that was ratified and voted on (the previous evening).  The memo contained the recommendations and findings of the group.  The Selectmen were asked to review the information and discuss at the next meeting.

 

Mr. Bergeron and Mr. Gleason had no reports.   

 

Mr. Lynde suggested with regard to the Forest Management Plan, that the timber tax be waived for Nature’s Way, Gumpas Pond Conservation Area and Muldoon Park.  Mr. Danevich said an agenda item would be added for the next meeting.  Mr. Lynde informed that the following events were coming up soon: 1) Old Home Day (September 9, 2006); 2) Police Picnic (September 8, 2006); and 3) concert on the common (September 10, 2006). 

 

Mr. Danevich said the next Selectmen’s meeting would be held at Sherburne Hall.  He said the land use boards should also resume holding their public meetings at Sherburne Hall.  Mr. Danevich then informed that the Selectmen were aware of two topics recently in the news; with the Board having already been briefed.  He said as information becomes available, it would be made public.  He then informed that the Town had lost a court case with the New Hampshire Supreme Court (the investigation had begun in 2001). 

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

MOTION:

(Bergeron/Lynde) To adjourn the meeting.

 

VOTE:

 

(5-0-0) The motion carried.

 

The meeting was adjourned at approximately 8:45pm.   

                                                                                                Respectfully submitted,

                                                                                                Charity A. L. Willis

                                                                                                Recording Secretary