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Friday, May 6, 2016

Selectmen Meeting Highlights

  • A discussion about the Recreation Advisory Board was postponed pending a full board. There were some comments by audience and committee members, but the BoS did not yet discuss this as a board. There was a brief discussion of the Mission and Purpose of the RAB and both can be found on their web page on the Town website.
  • Road crack sealing contract as awarded to Connecticut Sealing for an amount not to exceed $15,000. Some of the roads mentioned in the response letter from the contractor were actually gravel roads and the motion to approve was made on the assumption that the correct roads woul be identified.
  • A letter will be sent to NH DOT at the request of Josh Bartlett thanking them for the very quick and efficient recently completed repairs to the Red Hill River bridge. 
  • I reported the the Master Plan Steering Committee will request that the Planning Board approve contracting for a Master Plan consultant to complete the already drafted Vision and Land Use chapters and draft a Transportation chapter. It is hoped that the 2016 chapters will be completed and approved by the Planning Board this summer. As per the statutes: 

RSA 674:2 Master Plan: Purpose and Description.
I. The purpose of the master plan is to set down as clearly and practically as possible the best and most appropriate future development of the area under the jurisdiction of the planning board, to aid the board in designing ordinances that result in preserving and enhancing the unique quality of life and culture of New Hampshire, and to guide the board in the performance of its other duties in a manner that achieves the principles of smart growth, sound planning, and wise resource protection.
II. The master plan shall be a set of statements and land use and development principles for the municipality with such accompanying maps, diagrams, charts, and descriptions as to give legal standing to the implementation ordinances and other measures of the planning board. Each section of the master plan shall be consistent with the others in its implementation of the vision section. The master plan shall be a public record subject to the provisions of RSA 91-A.

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