Yes we did have a BoS meeting after the Community Center informational meeting. ( I will reiterate from a previous post that there is considerable misinformation out there as evidenced by one gentleman that said a number of times that we have 5 gyms in town. We don't. We have two gyms: the Academy high school size gym, a smaller gym at the Central School and a multipurpose room that has severe limitations. If you are truly interested in accurate information, contact our Town Administrator or any Selectman.)
- Jonathan Van Etten, President of Stewart's Ambulance of which we contract for service along with Center Harbor, Meredith and Sandwich, came to answer questions about the contract which renews July 1st, 2016. A highlight of his comments was that the success rate for survival of cardiac emergencies in the Lakes Region is about 27%. The national average is 6%. The protocol is for transport in certain cardiac emergencies directly to Concord Hospital for immediate intervention, rather than going to Huggins or Lakes which delays vital treatment. Mr. Van Etten was very open to the suggestions for changes in contract language Selectman Bartlett brought up. Our cost last year (2015) which includes our cost for 24/7 paramedic availability, was about $185K,
- We did finally settle on a cover for the 2015 Town report
- Small amendments were offered to the noise ordinance which will be taken to Town meeting for approval.
- An indemnification policy that had been misplaced in recent years, was discovered last July, and will need to be renumbered and also taken to Town meeting for ratification.
- The NHEC has a plan to remove and relocate the utility poles at the intersection of Old 109 and Rt 25 so that the tee intersection can be built.
- We had no objection to the NH Liquor Commission for a liquor license for the " New" Woodshed restaurant scheduled to open this spring.
- A Town Planner search committee will be formed. Selectman Wakefield will represent the BoS.