Select Board Meeting Minutes

Tuesday January 30, 2024


Stark Town Office



Call to Order

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

Persons Present for All or Part of the Entire Meeting

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

Bob Gale, Ray Perkins

Read and approve minutes from previous meetings— January 17, 2024.

Select Board Chair, Glenn Wiggin, made a motion to waive the reading of minutes, second by Jim Walsh.

Motion passed unanimously.

Sign Checks & Manifest 3 Totaling $5,462.42

Select Board signed checks & manifest 5 totaling $5,462.42.

Sign Welfare Lien

Select Board Signed Welfare Lien to be filed at Coos County Registry of Deeds.

Sign Gravel Warrants for 408-90 and 408-103

Select Board signed Gravel Warrants for lots 408-90 and 408-103.


Old Business

  • Finalize 2024 Proposed Budget & Warrant Articles
    • Select Board reviewed all budget items and warrant articles for Town Meeting. Warrant articles were finalized. Budget Hearing is set for February 7, 2024 at 6 pm at the Town Hall


Other Business

  • Glenn Wiggin provided an update from the Highway Department. The red dump truck had to have u bolts replaced; there is a possibility that the leaf springs might need to be replaced, costing around $2500.
  • Glenn Wiggin will talk with Ron Boivin about the pothole by Bell Hill bridge, at the bottom of the road.
  • Jim Walsh shared information regarding a Safety Policy; board discussed.
  • Lisa Demers shared communications received from Bruce Knox regarding Leighton Meadow Bridge for the Select Board to review.


Motion to enter Nonpublic Session made by Glenn Wiggin, seconded by Jim Walsh. Motion passed unanimously.

Specific Statutory Reason cited as foundation for the nonpublic session:

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.


Select Board entered nonpublic at 1:43 pm.


Motion to leave nonpublic session and return to public session by Lisa Demers, seconded

by Glenn Wiggin. Motion passed unanimously.


Motion made to seal nonpublic minutes by Lisa Demers, seconded by Jim Walsh, because it is determined that divulgence of this information would likely adversely affect the reputation of any person other than a member of the Select Board.  Motion passed unanimously.

Jim Walsh made a motion to change highway department designation to Highway/Public Works, 2nd Lisa Demers. Motion Passed Unanimously.  


Motion to adjourn, Lisa Demers; 2nd by Jim Walsh. Motion Passed Unanimously.

Select Board Meeting adjourned at 2:43 pm.



Respectfully submitted,

Patricia S. Peel, Office Manager


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        Glenn Wiggin, Select Board Chair                                             Date Approved   


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


*Select Board Meeting/Budget Hearing: Wednesday, February 7, 2024 6 pm Stark Town Hall

*Select Board Meeting/NONPUBLIC: Thursday, February 8, 2024 5 pm Stark Town Hall

*Planning Board Meeting: Tuesday, February 14, 2024 at 6 pm Stark Town Hall