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BOS Minutes 12-19-2006
TOWN OF PELHAM<=
BOARD OF S=
December 19, 2006
APPROVED – December 26, 2006
CALL TO ORDER
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Mr. Victor Danevich, Mr. Edmund Gleason, Mr. Harold=
Mr. Jean-Guy Bergeron, Mr. Tom Domenico, Mr. Tom Gaydos – Town
Members of the press and general public.
2007 Warrant Article Review
Compensated Absence Fund - Mr. Gaydos said the Selectmen origi=
placed $175,000 in the warrant article.&n=
The Budget Committee feedback indicated that a certain amount of mo=
should be in the Operating Budget and included in the default budget in the
event that the article failed. They
also felt the article should include an amount to offset the Town’s =
liability.Mr. Gaydos said t=
anticipated expenditure amount in 2007 was $115,000.He suggested moving this amount i=
Operating Budget and also including it in the default budget.He said the estimated accumulated=
was approximately $70,000.M=
Gaydos said it was suggested to reduce the $175,000 and only place $70,000=
the warrant article.
Mr. Gleason believed there =
key elements that needed to be placed in the warrant article: 1) estimated
growth, 2) any anticipated employee retirements and 3) some sum of money to
help buy down the unfunded liability.&nbs=
He believed there was discussion to put $25,000 aside to start
contributing/funding the unfunded liability; if this was done there would
eventually be a funded liability. <=
would rather do this than put in only the anticipated growth.Mr. Gleason said he would rather =
the number up to $100,000 and discussed the calculations.There was no objection.
(Gleason/Lynde) To reduce the amount of the original
Warrant Article from $175,000 to $100,000.
(5-0-0) The motion carried.
Selectmen will discuss the Operating Budget at a later date.
Wetland Crossing (for second egress) at Muldoon Park
– Mr. Gaydos said a conceptual plan (and base map) for the propo=
driveway from Nashua Road=
had been submitted.For the
estimate, it was assumed that two-feet of earth work would be required. Mr. Gaydos said the estimate for =
the work was $170,000 (including future engineering fees and contingencies=
Mr. Bergeron clarified that=
$170,000 would pay for the entire cost of the second egress.Mr. Gaydos answered yes.Mr. Bergeron then confirmed that =
other work done at the park had nothing to do with the second egress.Mr. Gaydos answered yes.
(Gleason/Bergeron) To include the Warrant Article f=
second egress at Muldo=
onPark with a valu=
(5-0-0) The motion carried.
Raymond Park – Mr. Gaydos said there was new information
given to him by Park & Recreation Director Darren McCarthy that would =
put together for the Board.=
discussed some of the information that would be given and noted there was =
outstanding grant for $45,000 and if it was not used in 2007, it would be
lost.He said the request wo=
reduced to the amount of 150,000 for work at the park.A presentation would be made to t=
Selectmen and the Budget Committee.
ArticleSK Authorizing the Forest
Committee to withdraw $35,000 from the Forestry Fund – The Selec=
reiterated their vote to place this article on the ballot.
MOTION: (Lynde/Gleason)To place the warrant article on t=
ballot that authorizes the Forestry Committee to withdraw not more than $3=
from the Forestry Trust Fund for the purpose of stewardship, signage, trail
maps, parking etc., forest management, tree care, security, public educati=
other costs associated with the maintenance and care of Town Forest land
– this sum includes repayment of $6000 to the Conservation Commissio=
costs incurred in 2006.No t=
VOTE:(5-0-0) The motion carried.
Mr. Lynde saw that the Budg=
Committee turned down fixing the restroom facilities at PVMP and wanted to=
if it would be appealed.Mr.=
said the Budget Committee didn’t see that spending the money would b=
e prudent.They were concerned about doing a=
improvements until the Town got a handle on the security.Mr. Gaydos said it could be broug=
at reconsideration.There wa=
brief discussion regarding the article.&n=
Prime Wetland designation - Mr. Gaydos said a presentation had=
given to the Conservation Commission from Mark West regarding Prime Wetland
designation.He read the pro=
wording aloud which would designate the South Beaver Brook wetland area as=
prime wetland.Mr. Domenico
discussed the significance of the wetland and suggested that a copy of the=
presentation be posted on the web site.&n=
He said the Planning Board voted in favor of the article.
Mr. Bergeron announced Thursday, December 21, 2=
Police Department training room the working group for the Context Sensitive
Solution would meet.
were no other reports/announcements.
FOR NON-PUBLIC SESSION
(Lynde/Bergeron) Request for a non-public session p=
91-A:3,II, a (Personnel)
Mr. Danevich – Yes; Mr. Gleason-Yes; Mr. Lynd=
Mr. Danevich noted that when the Board returned, afte=
non-public session, the Board would not take any other action publicly, ex=
to possibly seal the minutes of the non-public session and to adjourn the
meeting.The Board entered i=
non-public session at approximately .
The Board returned to p=
session at approximately .
(Lynde/Bergeron) To seal the minutes of the non-pub=
(5-0-0) The motion carried..
(Lynde/Bergeron) To adjourn the meeting.
(5-0-0) The motion carr=
The meeting was adjourned at approximately 8:30 pm.