August 23, 2007
8:00 AM Chair Bock opened the meeting.
Members Present: Peter Bock, Bill Netishen, and Mary Bonser.
Others: David Noyes and Heidi Seaverns.
Mr. Netishen gave the Board an update on the fire station construction project. The fencing contractor has provided an estimate for the fence that will go around the perimeter of the lot on the school side. Mr. Sweeney is recommending the 11-gauge chain link fence. There are several options available for gates and the choice of which one has not been decided as yet. Mr. Netishen informed the Board that if the fence is not be installed by August 29th, Judy McGann at the SAU office needs to be notified. Once contact is made with the installer and an installation date set, Ms. McGann will be notified of the installation date.
Mr. Noyes arrived and stepped forward to update the Board on his work on the Square. He showed the Board a preliminary plan of the remainder of Nottingham Center Square, which was originally meant to be laid out 30 rods square. At this point, the only quadrant of the Square that does not have a survey is the quadrant adjacent to Dave & Barbara Fernald’s property. Mr. Noyes provided the Board with copies of the deed for this property, which mentions the Square but do not give any measurements. Much discussion followed about the plan and the associated surveys for the other quadrants. The subject of an agreement/easement with the Fernalds was discussed. The Board will most likely consult the Town attorney on the appropriate course of action before meeting with the Fernalds. Ms. Seaverns informed the Board that the
attorney is on vacation until after Labor Day. The Board wants time to review the information presented by Mr. Noyes before contacting the attorney anyway. The Board thanked Mr. Noyes for his work and Mr. Noyes left the meeting.
Ms. Seaverns informed the Board that the Fire department has requested use of the Town Pit for training on September 1. They will be burning a junk car that will have had all the fluids removed from it. Once training is complete, the vehicle will be removed. The Board had no problem with this request. Ms. Seaverns will contact the Chief and let him know. Ms. Seaverns informed the Board that she had been contacted by the existing fuel vendor wondering if they should continue with routine maintenance/cleaning until the end of the existing contract (9/30/07). The Board wishes the vendor to continue with service. The Town needs to purchase a compressor for the new waste oil heater at the Recycling Center. Ms. Seaverns will contact Don Cinfo at the Recycling Center to let him know the purchase has been approved. Ms. Seaverns
asked if the Board wanted her to respond to the Budget Committees questions from their last meeting. The questions dealt with estimated revenue, abatements and a breakdown of the miscellaneous refund line in the budget. The Board approved the use of an e-mail response to the Committee members prior to their next meeting. Next the Board discussed the representative to the CIP Committee. After some discussion, it was decided that Ms. Bonser would be the Selectmen’s representative to the CIP Committee for now. Ms. Seaverns informed the Board that Branden Kernan had contacted the office for permission to go onto the Lee property to obtain some water samples from the well. This has to do with Nottingham Lake and the well problems that some residents are having there. The Board approved Mr. Kernan’s request.
The Board then briefly reviewed information that Ms. Martin from Avitar had provided to them at their request. The information dealt with the proposed update to waterfront & water access properties on Pawtuckaway Lake. The Board was not prepared to make a decision at this meeting on whether to adopt new values for those properties. They will make a decision at their meeting on September 4, 2007. The Town has filed an extension for the MS-1, which is now due September 14, 2007.
Having no further business,
9:31 AM Motion: Bonser, second Netishen to adjourn.
Vote: 3-0 in favor.
Approved as written