TOWN OF STARK, NH

Select Board Meeting Minutes

Wednesday September 27, 2023

6 PM

Stark Town Office

 

Call to Order

Select Board Chair, Glenn Wiggin, called the meeting to order at 6 pm.

Persons Present for All or Part of the Entire Meeting

Select Board Members: Glenn Wiggin, Lisa Demers, Jim Walsh; Office Manager, Patty Peel

Stephan Gilman, Dennis Lunn, Jim Hickey, Leo Chaloux, Elaine Monahan, Rodney Monahan, Ray Perkins, Bill Joyce, Bob Gale, Sean Donahue

Read and approve minutes from previous meeting—September 20, 2023

Select Board Chair, Glenn Wiggin, made a motion to waive reading of minutes, 2nd Lisa Demers

Motion Passed Unanimously

Sign Checks & Manifest 39 Totaling $16850.26

Signed Checks & Manifest 39.

Sign Septic Plan

Select Board signed septic plan.

 

Old Business

  • Select Board Member, Jim Walsh, shared information from Croteau Lawn Service, planning on mowing once in October. Fall clean-up was not discussed. Jim also mentioned that he spoke with Moe Hibbard, who is willing to fill in as road agent.

 

  • Town Hall Paving Contract
    • Select Board Chairman, Glenn Wiggin, made a motion to accept the contract for paving of Town Hall at $8570.00 with Central Asphalt Paving, Co., 2nd by Jim Walsh Motion Passed Unanimously.  
    • Stephan Gilman is going to work on the wall between the Town Hall and the Library. Ray Perkins has volunteered to help.
  • QuickBooks Update
    • Patty updated Select Board on status of updating QuickBooks. While working through update, it was discovered that the Town has two debit cards with previous select board member’s names attached to them. Town Treasurer, Rodney Monahan, is taking care of this situation.

Other Business

  • Glenn Wiggin spoke with Cloutier Construction about fall reconstruction of roads this fall. Hope to get done before end of year.
  • Sean Donahue asked Select Board about roadside mowing. No money left this year; Select Board hope to have enough money in budget to get entire Town completed next year.
  • Discussion about stop sign at Northside and Emerson roads following the report of a complaint. The sign will stay at the intersection. In the future, Select Board would like anyone choosing to make a complaint, for any reason, to do so at a Select Board meeting.
  • Jim Walsh shared that the Planning Board meetings have been changed to the 2nd Wednesday of each month at the Town Hall, 6 pm.
  • Select Board Member, Lisa Demers, reported on Cold Spring Road. Not much trash by the spring at this time. Lisa also checked out Town Garage Road; Lisa reported that the beginning of the road by Route 110 is in rough condition but the remainder of the road is not bad.

 

 

Motion to enter Nonpublic Session made by Glenn Wiggin, 2nd by Jim Walsh. Unanimous vote to enter Nonpublic at 6:50 pm.

Motion to leave nonpublic session and return to public session by Lisa Demer, 2nd by Glenn Wiggin. Motion passed unanimously. Public session reconvened at 7:27 pm.

Glenn Wiggin mentioned that we should have a contract with Cloutier Construction so we can encumber monies if the reconstruction of Northside Road does not happen this year. Patty Peel will call and ask for a contract. 

Adjournment

Motion to adjourn by Glenn Wiggin, 2nd by Jim Walsh. Motion passed unanimously. Meeting adjourned at 7:28 pm.   

 

Respectfully submitted,

Patricia S. Peel, Office Manager

 

 

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Glenn Wiggin, Select Board Chairman                                     Date Approved

 

 

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Lisa Demers, Select Board Member                                         Jim Walsh, Select Board Member

 

 

*Select Board Meeting October 4, 2023 6 pm Stark Town Hall

*Planning Board Meeting October 11, 2023 6 pm Stark Town Hall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOWN OF STARK, NH

Select Board Meeting Minutes/Nonpublic

Wednesday September 27, 2023

Stark Town Office

 

Members Present:       Glenn Wiggin               X             

                                         Lisa Demers                 X             

                                         Jim Walsh                     X

 

Motion to enter Nonpublic Session made by Glenn Wiggin, 2nd by Jim Walsh. Motion Passed Unanimously.

Specific Statutory Reason cited as foundation for the nonpublic employee.

RSA 91-A:3, II (a) The dismissal, promotion, or compensation of any public employee or the

       disciplining of such employee, or the investigation of any charges against him or her, unless the

       employee affected (1) has a right to a public meeting, and (2) requests that the meeting be open,

       in which case the request shall be granted.

RSA 91-A:3, II (b) The hiring of any person as a public employee.

 

Entered nonpublic session at 6:50 pm.

Other people present during the nonpublic session: Patty Peel, Office Manager.

Description of matters discussed and final decisions made:

  • Discussed application from John Ryan for a job at the transfer station. The Town has no openings at this time but will keep the application in a file of “active applications”. Will revisit in December when working on budget for next year.
  • Reviewed complaint received in Town Office via phone regarding Transfer Station. Reminder from Select Board that all those calling with complaints should be asked to attend a Select Board meeting and make the complaint in person. No action taken regarding this complaint.

 

Note: Under RSA 91-A:3, III. Minutes of proceedings in nonpublic sessions shall be kept and the record of all actions shall be promptly made available for public inspection, except as provided in this section.

Minutes and decisions reached in nonpublic session shall be publicly disclosed within 72 hours of the

Meeting.

 

Motion to leave nonpublic session and return to public session by Lisa Demers, 2nd by Glen Wiggin. Motion Passed Unanimously. The public session reconvened at 7:28 pm.

Minutes Recorded by Patty Peel, Office Manager.

 

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Glenn Wiggin, Select Board Chairman                                     Date Approved

 

 

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Lisa Demers, Select Board Member                                         Jim Walsh, Select Board Member