Board of Selectmen Meeting Minutes & Agendas

Apr 3, 2020

BOS Nonpublic Minutes - April 3, 2020


Nonpublic Session Minutes: Page 1 of 2
2020 Nonpublic Session Minutes
TOWN OF LITTLETON
Date: 04/03/2020
Members Present: Town Manager Andrew Dorsett _X__
Chairman Carrie Gendreau _X
V. Chairman Chad Stearns Excused
Selectperson Roger Emerson _X
Motion to enter Nonpublic Session made by Emerson seconded by 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.
__X_ 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.
____ 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
____ RSA 91-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 Carrie Gendreau Y
V. Chairman Chad Stearns Absent
Selectperson Roger Emerson Y
Remove public meeting tape (if applicable).
Entered nonpublic session at 2:03 PM
Nonpublic Session Minutes: Page 2 of 2
Other persons present during nonpublic session: Executive Secretary Ceil Stubbings _____Karen Noyes (Finance Director)
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Description of matters discussed and final decisions made:
A thorough review of the budget to identify possible reductions to possibly limit taxpayers financial impact No decisions or votes were taken.
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 Emerson, seconded by Gendreau. Motion Passed 20. Public Session Reconvened at 3:13 PM.
Motion made to seal these minutes? If so, motion made by Emerson seconded by Gendreau, because it is determined that divulgence of this information likely would…
_X__ Affect adversely the reputation of any person other than a member of this board
____ Render a proposed action ineffective
____ Pertains to preparation or carrying out of actions regarding terrorism
Roll Call Vote to seal minutes: Chairman Carrie Gendreau Y
V. Chairman Chad Stearns Absent
Selectperson Roger Emerson Y
Motion: PASSED
Nonpublic meeting tape removed, public meeting tape replaced (if applicable).
These minutes recorded by: Ceil Stubbings