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Sunday, November 8, 2015

Selectmen Highlights November 5th 2015

  • Moultonboro will continue to partner with the Lakes Region Partnership for Public Health ( LRPPH.)  There are 13 Regional Public Health Networks statewide, each serving a defined Public Health Region. The 13 RPHNs include all of New Hampshire’s cities and towns. When the state realigned the districts in 2013, Moultonboro was placed into Carroll County Regional Public Health Network, instead of the LRPPH. Since that time, we have contracted for additional cost to remain in our preferred region. It costs the town $5,300 annually. More on this can be found in the BoS meeting minutes of 9/4/14
  • The Moultonboro Neck Fire Station roof replacement will cost a bit more due to water damage found on some of the sheathing and framing. An additional $5,675 was requested and approved. Flashing was improperly installed  on the storage bay roof which caused water infiltration. The project funding was approved at 2014 Town Meeting and a contract was awarded on October 2, 2014 for $24,950.
  • The BoS approved the Tax Collector investigating moving the billing/deeding and reporting method  for the Bay District Sewer to the Avitar tax collecting software. One reason for the request for change was the possibility that if a property is tax liened by the Town and the Bay Sewer District, the Town may not have priority on the lien. Village Districts are covered under  RSA 52
  • If available and approved by the School District, the November 2016 voting will be held at the Academy gym. The primary and March balloting will remain at the Life Safety Building. 
  • The Trustees of the Trust Fund are investigating contracting with a financial manager and if they decide to proceed in this direction, they will need approval of the BoS for the fees to be included in their operating budget. 
  • Still awaiting NH DRA tax rate setting. A missing signed form from the school held it up. 
  • PB Chair Scott Bartlett and Town Planner Bruce Woodruff will make a brief presentation to the BOS addressing housing in the Master Plan update, following the presentation from the Laconia Area Community Land Trust presentation.
  • Town Engineer project updates:
    • Sidewalks- ready for a design review meeting with Town staff
    • Softball field- surveyor is scheduled to complete field work by November 15th. Design will commence after receipt of the base plan.
    • Transfer Station upgrades for single stream- request for proposals made to 2 survey companies for an existing conditions plan. After that, a conceptual plan will be prepared and presented to the Town for review.

1 comment:

Joseph Cormier said...

“… the Town may not have priority on the lien. Village Districts are covered under RSA 52. “

Maybe with property for sale, all the talk (some wind-passing) of marketing the town, low-income housing, need for sewers, and other crap-sandwiches, it's time to find out and document the west part of MoBo (Center Harbor line) sewer legal standing.

Maybe someone should factor in state-owned property and “pecking order” of lien holdings; state claim trumping town/district. Lien for what/which delinquency?

RSA 485-A:45
485-A:45 Authority to Acquire, Construct, and Operate. –
I. The department is authorized and directed to acquire, plan, construct, and operate, to serve certain municipalities within the Winnipesaukee river basin (including, but not necessarily limited to Meredith, Laconia, Gilford, Belmont, Sanbornton, Tilton, Northfield, and Franklin) any and all sewage and waste disposal facilities (meaning only those facilities eligible for state aid) in accordance with basin and regional treatment needs consistent with federal and state requirements.


“The Winnipesaukee River Basin Program (WRBP) is the state-owned sewer system serving portions of the New Hampshire Lakes Region communities of Center Harbor, Moultonborough, Gilford, Meredith, Laconia, Belmont, Sanbornton, Northfield, Tilton, and Franklin. more …”


NH DRA … Village district

MoBo … Bay Sewer 2014 tax report
NH Department of Revenue Administration Municipal and Property Division 2014 VILLAGE DISTRICT / PRECINCT TAX RATE REPORT


“The sewer system that services Moultonborough is part of a larger system that services 10 towns including the towns of Belmont, Center Harbor, Franklin, Gilford, Laconia, Meredith, Northfield, Sanbornton, Tilton and Moultonborough that are all part of the Winnipesaukee River Basin Program (WRBP) and run by the State Department of Environmental Services.”


Info, as well: