Board of Selectmen Meeting Minutes & Agendas

Apr 8, 2019

Board of Selectmen Minutes - April 8, 2019


5:00 PM


Present:  Vice Chairman Carrie Gendreau, Selectman Chad Stearns, Town Manager Andrew Dorsett, Executive Secretary Ceil Stubbings, Chairman Franco Rossi excused.


Other Present; Chad Fillion (Channel 2), Alex Belensz (NCC), Bruce Hadlock, Rudy Gelsi, Art Tighe, Kathy Doriski, Chris Wilkins.

Pledge of Allegiance

Chris Wilkins Parks & Recreation – Accept Donation and Equipment
Weird Silent Statues     $845.00 Donation.
The Weird Silent Statues provided a presentation on their efforts to raise money for a Littleton Dog Park.

Through their hard work and in cooperation with the Dog Park Committee they were able to raise a total of $845.00 for the proposed dog. Park.  At the end of their presentation, Chris Wilkins asked the board to accept and authorization to expend. The $845.00 donation.  Carrie Gendreau made the motion to accept and expend the donation of $845.00.  Stearns seconded the motion.  Motion passed 2-0.

Town Manager’s Report:
Wastewater Treatment Plant & Pump Station CWSRF Loan Agreement
Dorsett advised the board needs to authorize the Town Manager to sign the loan agreement.  Stearns made the motion to authorize the Town Manager to sign the CWSRF loan agreement.  Gendreau seconded the motion.  Motion passed 2-0.

Ten Year Transportation Plan
Dorsett introduced Alex Belenz to introduce the project.  Alex provided a short presentation on the ten-year plan.  The plan is basically a ten year budget for the state.  The plan includes a roughly $860,000 local match.  This assumes construction in 2029.  Alex then presented three options. A. is that we continue with the plan as presented.  B. is that we take a longer-term approach and the Town can work with NCC.  C. the third option is to approach the project with long term budgeting.  Gendreau asked what Option A would cost the taxpayers.  Art Tighe said he was looking at phase two.  This is about a hundred and eighty degrees different than what was sold to the voters.  It was supposed to connect Meadow Street with its walkability.  This looks like it is addressing Saranac Street which was not even a main player when they were trying to reroute it. To make this go through, your best bet is to go back and get all of your ducks in a row.  Dorsett said this then year plan is to get us into the queue with the state.  Hadlock said they were asking the board to vote on something that has not been done, they are jumping the gun.  Gelsi said he is worried about the taxpayers, it is almost a million dollars.  Gendreau said they voted to have this work done back in December 2018.  Stearns made the motion to go with option A.  Gendreau seconded the motion.  Motion passed 2-0.

Old Business:
Continuance of Eaton Property Discussion
Dorsett said has some people reaching out to him with records and history that would be helpful when we delve into this topic further. 

New Business:
Tax Sale of Town Owned Property Bid Opening.  This was postponed to the April 22nd Meeting.

Dorsett provided a brief update on things that have been going on over the past few weeks.

Bishop Street parcel that we were putting up for sale, he met with Rob Marvin and he came up with some really good suggestions for the use of the parcel.  There used to be an issue there with some snow removal.  Because of that, we may be asking the board to pass over any bids on that piece of property. 

We have been working with NCIC on USDA grant planning.  Dorsett listed further meetings and events that have happened over the last few weeks.

Board of Assessors:  None

Bruce Hadlock had some questions on this topic.  A business in Town was reassessed forty million dollars.  They are only paying 97,000 dollars in property taxes.  Littleton Hospital was reassessed one hundred forty million dollars and they are only paying one hundred nineteen something dollars.  They have made some changes and should be reassessed.  Littleton Hospital is not paying their fair share.  He is worried about the Town making a deal with the dam during the day when no one can attend.  Whoever did it before we were ripped off.  This is very important. 

Public Comments: Bruce Hadlock thought the town should wash the streets with the fire hydrants.

Board Action:  There being no more public comment.  Stearns made the motion to adjourn.  Carrie seconded the motion.  The motion passed 2-0.  Meeting adjourned at 6:10 PM.