Select Board Meeting Minutes

Wednesday February 21, 2024

6 PM

Stark Town Office



Call to Order

Select Board Member, Lisa Demers, called the meeting to order at 6 pm.

Persons Present for All or Part of the Entire Meeting

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

Elaine Monahan, Rodney Monahan, Ray Perkins, James Hickey, Crystal Pelletier, Carlo Calle, Bill Joyce, Tyrone Mickelboro, Joya Beaton, Randy Beaton

Read and approve minutes from previous meetings— February 7 & 8, 2024.

Select Board Member, Lisa Demers, made a motion to waive the reading of minutes, second by Jim Walsh.

Motion passed unanimously.

Sign Checks & Manifest 8 Totaling $6962.00

Select Board signed checks & manifest 8 totaling $6962.00.

Sign Pistol/Revolver Licenses

Select Board signed Pistol/Revolver License for Mary Walsh and James Walsh.

Department Reports

  • Fire Department
    • Pump House Update
      • Lisa Demers shared that the waste stored in the pump house was not hazardous and is being stored out of Town. The State is organizing a day, statewide, to pick up the material.
      • The oil drums behind the fire department have been removed.
    • Sealed Bid Proposal
      • Patty Peel updated the SB on the sale of the 1969 Mack CF600 Fire Engine. Patty will put together a packet of information for the SB to review. Not opposed to posting locally but would like information packet; ask fire chief for photos; Patty make packet for SB.
      • Discussion between the public present and the Select Board regarding the recent purchase of a fire truck. The Select Board stated the purchase was made due to the age of the truck it was replacing; in addition, the newer truck is better equipped to go out on calls, and easier to drive.
    • Transfer Station
      • Annual Facility Report
        • The Annual Facility Report has been submitted to the State; the SB had no questions regarding the report.

Old Business

  • Work Safety Policy
    • Jim Walsh reviewed the Work Safety Policy he was proposing for adoption. The Select Board discussed the policy and made revisions.
    • Jim Walsh made a motion to adopt the Work Safety Policy he proposed, with revisions, changing “should” and “recommended” to “must” and “required” with an effective date of March 31, 2024. Lisa Demers seconded the motion. Motion Passed Unanimously
      • The policy will have a signature page attached; once finalized all employees will receive a copy and sign off on the signature page.
    • Bridge Engineering
      • Lisa Demers reached out to the engineer who responded to her questions; information was shared with the Board members. Lisa Demers made a motion to table discussion until next meeting, second by Jim Walsh. Motion Passed Unanimously
    • Copier
      • The new copier at the Town Office will be installed next week; the old copier will go to the Fire Department.


New Business

  • Primex
    • Select Board reviewed, for Primex’s annual update, all insured vehicles, buildings, bridges.
      • Lisa Demers made a motion to insure all Town bridges through Primex, at a rate of $132 each, pending they are not red flagged by the State, 2nd by Jim Walsh. Motion Passed Unanimously
      • The 1952 Portable Pump/Trailer—-Lisa Demers made a motion to cancel insurance on the 1952 Portable Pump/Trailer at the fire station, 2nd by Jim Walsh. Motion Passed Unanimously
    • Facility/Premises License Agreement
      • Select Board signed facility premises agreement for Rolfe.


Other Business

  • Carlo Calle requested permission on behalf of the Sons of the American Legion Post 17 to host the annual fishing derby on Father’s Day at the pond at the Transfer Station. He also requested that the Town donate the time paid to the TS Operator to be on duty, estimated to be four hours.
    • Lisa Demers made a motion to allow the fishing derby at the pond on June 16, 2024, with the Town donating the 4 hours the TS Operator has to be available; motion 2nd by Jim Walsh. Motion Passed Unanimously
    • Carlo asked for a solution to the fence being opened for the delivery of fish; Carlo will call a SB member to get the combination to the lock once he knows when the fish will be delivered.



  • Motion to enter Nonpublic Session made by Lisa Demers, 2nd by Jim Walsh. Motion Passed Unanimously
    • Statutory reason cited as foundation for 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.
    • Entered Nonpublic session at 6:47 pm
  • Motion to leave nonpublic session and return to public session by Lisa Demers, 2nd by Jim Walsh. Motion Passed Unanimously
  • Public session reconvened at 7:16 pm
  • Motion made to seal the minutes by Lisa Demers, 2nd 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 this Board.



  • Lisa Demers made a motion to adjourn, 2nd by Jim Walsh. Motion Passed
  • Meeting adjourned at 7:16 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 March 6, 2024  6 pm Stark Town Hall

*Town Meeting March 12, 2024  2 pm  Stark Fire Station

*Planning Board Meeting March 13, 2024 6 pm Stark Town Hall