Brookfield Selectboard Meeting of October 26, 2015
Town Clerk’s Office on Ralph Road
Selectboard: John Benson (Chair), Cory Haggett, Jeff Kimmel
Public Attendees: Teresa Godfrey (Recorder), Ray Peck (Highway Foreman), Linda Park, Tim Hill, Dennis Hill.
- Call to Order:
Mr. Benson called the meeting to order at 7:00 p. m.
2. Adjustments to Agenda:
The Board adjusted the agenda to discuss the Old Stage Road issue.
3. Old Business:
The Board requested that Pam Stafford, Town Attorney, review the paperwork concerning the property owner’s right of way for access on Old Stage Road. All property owners involved were given copies of the findings and a copy is in the vault with the minutes. As a result of the Ancient Roads process, the town only owns the .27 miles of Old Stage Road from the Ridge Road. Mr. Tim Hill asked for confirmation on the ownership of the balance of the road. Mr. Benson confirmed that from the marked tree, it is owned by the four land owners.
The Selectboard still needs to discuss the 300 ft. of the road to the marked tree as being maintained as a class 3 road or downgraded to a class 4. The land owners will be notified when this process begins.
On motion by Mr. Haggett, seconded by Mr. Kimmel, the Board approved the October 12, 2015 minutes as written. Vote 3-0-0
4. New Business:
The Selectboard received a letter from Stagecoach requesting a substantial increase from the Town for the 2016-2017 tax year.
5. Highway Report:
Mr. Peck reported Old Cross Road is almost complete and should be reopened Thursday depending on the rain.
The new truck went in to be painted and should be delivered Monday or Tuesday.
On motion by Mr. Kimmel, seconded by Mr. Benson, the Board voted to appoint Mr. Peck to sign the paperwork for the new truck. Vote 3-0-0
Arnold Chase is regrading sections of the roads. They will start cleaning the ditches out soon.
The Board received a letter from DuBois and King concerning resurfacing Route 65 in the Town of Brookfield, for a total of 5.225 miles.
Mr. Peck reported the hand-held radios need to be reprogramed to utilize the new FCC license.
6. Accounts Payable:
On motion by Mr. Haggett seconded by Mr. Benson, the Board voted to pay the warrants in the amount of $213,381.86. This amount included a payment to Freightliner NH in the amount of $84,883.00, Tenco in the amount of $69,983.00, and to Lake Sunapee Bank in the amount of $36,620.60 towards the 2008 fire truck. Vote 3-0-0
7. Other Business:
Mr. Kimmel reported the paperwork is almost complete for transferring the Wheatley gravel pit to the new owners, Sprague Ranch. He will be confirming who will need to sign the documents.
On motion by Mr. Kimmel, seconded by Mr. Haggett, the Board voted to adjourn at 8:22 p.m. until the next meeting on November 9, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. Vote 3-0-0
Teresa Godfrey, Recorder