August 20, 2007
Present: Steve Moscicki, Jim Trudell (arrived at 6:45 pm), Elaine Sherry, Donna Clark, Celine Presby, Tom Smith
6:00 pm Chairman Moscicki called the meeting to order.
Manifests & Invoices:
The manifest was authorized and new invoices for future payment were reviewed and initialed.
The Treasurer's Report was read showing a balance of $71,392.90 in the checking account, $48,915.24 in the NHDIP fund, $24,089.40 in the Laconia Bank savings account and $100,000 in the TAN.
Committee Reports & Needs:
Permits and Applications:
- The Town Clerk is taking five Thursdays off in late Aug and Sept as 2006 vacation days that were not used last year.
- Animal Control Officer Michael Slavtcheff reported that all ten dog owners who received civil forfeitures for not registering their dogs in a timely manner have paid in full and registered their animals.
- Road Agent Tom Smith advised the Board that a representative from Blaktop will be in Lyman Wednesday to review and quote on paving a portion of Skinny Ridge Road.
- The Board agreed to UNH Technology Transfer Center's request to hold a Road Reconstruction class at the Lyman Town Hall on Sept 11th for about 25 people. There is no cost to the Town for hosting this event.
- The Board authorized Smith to sign the road crew up for any classes that he feels would be beneficial.
- A check will be cut next week for the balance of the winter sand screened at Aldrich's pit.
- The road crew will be told again to wear all safety equipment required when cutting and chipping trees and brush.
- Smith reported to Verizon that he hit a pole on Bobbin Mill Rd while doing roadside mowing.
- Gravel crushing is still scheduled to start Sept 15th.
- Smith and Clark will prepare a list of anticipated highway reconstruction costs for next week.
The following were approved:
- Building Permit for Roger & Sue Grugnale for deck on Map 170 Lot 162
- Building Permit for James & Juliet Green for studio on Map 53 Lot 58
- Building Permit for Bruce and Ann Beane for removal and replacement of kitchen wing of house on Map 172 Lot 139. This does not require a variance as it will remain within the footprint of the original structure.
- Bruce Beane mentioned that the Highway Dept can obtain missing equipment manuals through Helms.
- Beane and Trudell requested that Clark provide the Planning Board with quarterly budget reports so they can keep better track of their expenses and revenues.
Minutes for Aug 13th were reviewed. Sherry motioned to approve the minutes as written, 2nd by Moscicki, so voted all.
The LGC 32nd Annual Law Lecture Series brochure was distributed to the Board.
- A Hurd Hill Rd property owner has removed the inoperable and unregistered vehicles from her land so is now in compliance with Lyman's zoning regulations. The Board requested that thank you letters be sent to this person and another who also recently came into compliance.
- Clark reminded Moscicki and Trudell that they are scheduled to take part in the first Grafton County Municipal Association meeting in Lincoln on Aug 29th at 4:00pm.
- Sherry and Clark will attend the North Country Council quarterly meeting on Aug 30th at 5:30pm at the Rocks Estate.
- The Emergency Management surveys discussed earlier this summer are ready for mailing. EM Director Sherry is hoping for a good response.
- In answer to an e-mail from the NH Office of Energy and Planning, the Board suggested a Monday evening in late October for the National Flood Insurance Program information meeting.
- The NH Dept of Environmental Services issued a Boil Order on the public water system at Ogontz Camp last week. Clark confirmed with DES that the owners are cooperating and have already chlorinated the system and posted the required notices at all water sources in the camp.
- Clark reminded the Board they would review property valuations and complete the MS-1 report, and review revenues to date and complete the MS-4 report at next week's meeting. Both are due Sept 1st.
- The Board agreed not to meet the week of Sept 3rd as the office will be closed to observe the Labor Day holiday.
Trudell motioned to adjourn the meeting at 7:25 pm, 2nd by Moscicki, so voted all.
The next regular meeting is scheduled for Monday, August 27th, at 6:00 pm.