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Shapleigh Board of Selectmen

Minutes of Meeting – Time 6:00 pm

September 29, 2020

Call to Order

Selectmen Scott E. Cudworth called the meeting to order at 6:00 pm with William J. Mageary and Karla Bergeron in attendance. Chairman Jennifer J. Roux and Cheryl Drisko, Office Assistant were absent. 

In Attendance: Lindsey Lacourse

Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Approval of minutes from previous meeting: 

A motion was made by William J. Mageary to approve the minutes of September 22, 2020 as written; seconded by Scott E. Cudworth.  All in favor.  Motion carried.

Public Comment

Lindsey Lacourse approached the Board of Selectmen to ask them to approve holiday overtime pay for Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. There is money available from Per Diem account to cover the expenditure. Discussion ensued.

A motion was made by William J. Mageary to approve holiday overtime pay at a rate of 1.5 for Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day; seconded by Scott E. Cudworth.  All in favor.  So moved.

PUBLIC HEARING: General Assistance Amended Ordinance

Selectman Scott E. Cudworth opened the General Assistance Public Hearing at 6:03 pm. The Town Administrator recapped the General Assistance Ordinance and State mandated changes; there were 3 areas which were increased. Generally, the Town receives 1 or 2 requests per year and the State generally reimburses 50%. The program is State (Department of Health Human Services) audited for compliance. Discussion ensued. A motion was made by William J. Mageary to close the Public Hearing at 6:07 pm. All in favor. So moved.

A motion was made by William J. Mageary to accept the amended ordinance as stated; seconded by Scott E. Cudworth. All in favor. So moved.

Unfinished Business:

1. Draft 2021 Ground Maintenance bid specs for Recreational Sports Fields and Draft 2021 Ground Maintenance for Commons, Town Hall and Library bids.

A motion was made by William J. Mageary to approve the 2021 Ground Maintenance bid specs for the Recreational Sports Field and Ground Maintenance for Commons, Town Hall and Library as written; seconded by Scott E. Cudworth.  All in favor.  So moved.

2. Personnel Policy - Tabled

3. COVID/Pandemic Draft Policy - Tabled

New Business:

A. Local Road Assistance Program (LRAP) - Certification Form for Fiscal 2021
The Town Administrator explained the LRAP program and verification of information was completed by the Treasurer; the Board is required to sign.

A motion was made by William J. Mageary to sign the Local Road Assistance Certification Form; seconded by Scott E. Cudworth.  All in favor.  So moved.

B. Tax Abatements and Supplemental Assessments

Tax Abatements for the following accounts were reviewed:

1359

Allen

Land value was adjusted land from 42.19 to 24.79 acres

$ 115.87

abatement

2151

Rawnsley

Land value was adjusted land from 4.56 to 2.08 acres

$ 139.81

abatement

2169

Remick

Homestead was missed in original commitment

$ 256.25

abatement

2248

Ciocco

Travel trailer removed prior to 4/1/2020

$ 96.81

abatement

2789

Wilson

Homestead was missed in original commitment

$ 256.25

abatement

2843

Howard

Home was adjusted to reflect 72% completion

$ 444.29

abatement


Tax Supplemental s for the following accounts were reviewed:

0168

Folsom

Original bill was sent to wrong owner

$2,875.11

supplemental

0168

Piper

Original bill was sent to wrong owner

$2.557.36

abatement

0169

Folsom

Original bill was sent to wrong owner

$341.27

supplemental

0169

Piper

Original bill was sent to wrong owner

$341.27

abatement

0276

Durant

Original bill was sent to wrong owner

$496.68

supplemental

0276

Brine

Original bill was sent to wrong owner

$496.68

abatement

0348

Buettner

Original bill was sent to wrong owner

$3,615.69

supplemental

0348

Sevigny

Original bill was sent to wrong owner

$3,615.69

abatement

0813

Mills

Original bill was sent to wrong owner

$1,709.06

supplemental

0813

Fecteau

Original bill was sent to wrong owner

$1,452.81

abatement

0867

Caudill

Original bill was sent to wrong owner

$1,741.13

supplemental

0867

Fonesca

Original bill was sent to wrong owner

$1,741.13

abatement

0903

Babkirk

Original bill was sent to wrong owner

$1,015.25

supplemental

0903

Freehan

Original bill was sent to wrong owner

$1,015.25

abatement

1184

Carter

Original bill was sent to wrong owner

$1,174.22

supplemental

1184

Hart

Original bill was sent to wrong owner

$1,174.22

abatement

1187

Morrison

Original bill was sent to wrong owner

$3,250.48

supplemental

1187

Hewitt

Original bill was sent to wrong owner

$2,994.23

abatement

1196

Gauveau

Original bill was sent to wrong owner

$ 417.56

supplemental

1196

Meiklejohn

Original bill was sent to wrong owner

$ 417.56

abatement

1398

Hart

Original bill was sent to wrong owner

$2,058.10

supplemental

1398

Kozak

Original bill was sent to wrong owner

$2,058.10

abatement

1466

Daigle

Original bill was sent to wrong owner

$2,220.29

supplemental

1466

Williams

Original bill was sent to wrong owner

$1,964.04

abatement

1600

Bradley

Original bill was sent to wrong owner

$1,546.16

supplemental

1600

Mackenzie

Original bill was sent to wrong owner

$1,546.16

abatement

1619

Broughton

Original bill was sent to wrong owner

$1,469.73

supplemental

1619

Mahoney

Original bill was sent to wrong owner

$1,469.73

abatement

1723

Bradley

Original bill was sent to wrong owner

$ 315.50

supplemental

1723

Mackenzie

Original bill was sent to wrong owner

$ 315.50

abatement

1743

Heffler

Original bill was sent to wrong owner

$2,635.32

supplemental

1743

Mcmillan

Original bill was sent to wrong owner

$2,635.32

abatement

1759

Blouin

Original bill was sent to wrong owner

$1,146.43

supplemental

1759

Melanson

Original bill was sent to wrong owner

$1,146.43

abatement

1809

Cram

Original bill was sent to wrong owner

$ 150.98

supplemental

1809

Thurlow Trust

Original bill was sent to wrong owner

$ 150.98

abatement

2153

Hegarty

Original bill was sent to wrong owner

$2,728.10

supplemental

2153

Reddington

Original bill was sent to wrong owner

$2,728.10

abatement

2272

Haberman

Original bill was sent to wrong owner

$2,240.56

supplemental

2272

Rousseau

Original bill was sent to wrong owner

$1,984.31

abatement

2377

Buettner

Original bill was sent to wrong owner

$645.45

supplemental

2377

Sevigny

Original bill was sent to wrong owner

$645.45

abatement

2672

Breton

Original bill was sent to wrong owner

$2,296.12

supplemental

2672

Varney Trust

Original bill was sent to wrong owner

$2,296.12

abatement

2673

Breton

Original bill was sent to wrong owner

$245.02

supplemental

2673

Varney Trust

Original bill was sent to wrong owner

$245.02

abatement

2926

Newton

Original bill was sent to wrong owner

$4,248.74

supplemental

2926

Batson

Original bill was sent to wrong owner

$4,248.74

abatement

2934

Vermette

Original bill was sent to wrong owner

$3,034.48

supplemental

2934

Fernald

Original bill was sent to wrong owner

$3,034.48

abatement


Motion made by William J. Mageary to approve the September 29th tax abatements and supplemental assessments as presented; details to be listed individually in the minutes; seconded by Scott E. Cudworth. No further discussion. Motion carried.

C. Vacation Request for Land Use Secretary


A motion was made by William J. Mageary to approve the Land Use Secretary's requested vacation time as recommended by the Town Administrator; seconded by Scott E. Cudworth. All in favor. So moved.

D. Mousam Watershed Dam Coalition (MWDC) Zoom Meeting Recap

Selectman Mageary recapped the Mousam Watershed Dam Coalition (MWDC) Zoom meeting and presented the budget figures to the Board to review. Decision tabled until next week.

Selectman Mageary updated the MWDC about the Emery Bridge project; this was good as they are willing to work in tandem to reduce costs when water needs shut off.

Selectman Mageary also asked that minutes of the MWDC be given out; MWDC was receptive to the idea.

Information:

i. Planning Board Minutes and Letters

ii. Notice of Intent/Saco River Corridor Commission


Signatures:

i. Warrants

ii. LRAP Certification

iii. Abatements & Supplementals

iv. General Assistance Amended Ordinance

Any other business to bring before the meeting - None.

Adjourn :

A motion was made by Scott E. Cudworth to adjourn at 6:24 pm; seconded by William J. Mageary.  Motion passed unanimously. 

These minutes are not verbatim.  Cheryl L. Drisko, Office Assistant.