Board of Selectmen Meeting Minutes & Agendas

Mar 2, 2020

BOS Nonpublic Minutes - March 2, 2020

2018 Nonpublic Session Minutes
Date: March 2, 2020

Members Present:     Town Manager Andrew Dorsett           _X__

                                    Chairman Franco D. Rossie                  _X_

                                    V. Chairman Carrie L. Gendreau          _X__

                                    Selectperson Chad Stearns                   _X__

Motion to enter Nonpublic Session made by Chad Stearns seconded by Carrie Gendreau

Specific Statutory Reason cited as foundation for the 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.

____ RSA 91-A:3, II(b)  The hiring of any person as a public employee.

___   RSA 91-A:3, II(c)  Matters which, if discussed in public, would likely affect adversely the reputation of any person, other than a member of this board, unless such person requests an open meeting.  This exemption shall extend to include any application for assistance or tax abatement or waiver of a fee, fine or other levy, if based on inability to pay or poverty of the applicant.

__X__RSA 91-A:3, II(d)  Consideration of the acquisition, sale or lease of real or personal property which, if discussed in public, would likely benefit a party or parties whose interests are adverse to those of the general community.

____  RSA 91-A:3, II(e)  Consideration or negotiation of pending claims or litigation which has been threatened in writing or filed against this board or any subdivision thereof, or against any member thereof  because of his or her membership therein, until the claim or litigation has been fully adjudicated or otherwise settled

____  RSA91-A:3, II(i)  Consideration of matters relating to the preparation for and the carrying out of emergency functions, including training to carry out such functions, developed by local or state safety officials that are directly intended to thwart a deliberate act that is intended to result in widespread or severe damage to property or widespread injury or loss of life.


Roll Call vote to enter nonpublic session: Chairman Franco D. Rossi            Y         N

                                                                        V. Chairman Carrie L. Gendreau    Y         N

                                                                        Selectperson Chad Stearns          Y         N                   

Remove public meeting tape (if applicable).

Entered nonpublic session at 4:30 p.m.

Other persons present during nonpublic session: Executive Secretary Ceil Stubbings, Tom Considine (Water & Light Superintendent), Schuyler Sweet (W&L Commissioner), Ralph Ross (W&L Commissioner), Peter Cooper (W&L Commissioner)

Description of matters discussed and final decisions made:   
The Commissioner’s and Superintendent provided an update on potential future projects under consideration.  The meeting was for informational purposes only and did not require a vote from the Board of Selectmen.

Note:  Under RSA 91-A:3, III. Minutes of proceedings in nonpublic sessions shall be kept and the record of all actions shall be promptly made available for public inspection, except as provided in this section.  Minutes and decisions reached in nonpublic session shall be publicly disclosed within 72 hours of the meeting, unless, by recorded vote of 2/3 of the members present, it is determined that divulgence of the information likely would affect adversely the reputation of any person other than a member of this board, or render the proposed action of the board ineffective, or pertain to terrorism.  In the event of such circumstances, information may be withheld until, in the opinion of a majority of members, the aforesaid circumstances no longer apply.

Motion to leave nonpublic session and return to public session by Chad Stearns, seconded by                                Carrie Gendreau.  Motion Passed   3-0.   Public Session Reconvened at 5:06 PM.       

Motion made to seal these minutes?  If so, motion made by Chad Stearns, seconded by Carrie Gendreau, because it is determined that divulgence of this information likely would…

____  Affect adversely the reputation of any person other than a member of this board

_X_   Render a proposed action ineffective

____  Pertains to preparation or carrying out of actions regarding terrorism

Roll Call Vote to seal minutes:    Chairman Franco D. Rossi                  Y         N

                                                            V. Chairman Carrie L. Gendreau        Y         N

                                                            Selectperson Chad Stearns                 Y         N       

Motion:  PASSED  3-0.  DID NOT PASS  (circle one)

Nonpublic meeting tape removed, public meeting tape replaced (if applicable).

Public session reconvened at 5:07 PM.

These minutes recorded by: Ceil Stubbings