12/05/2016 – SB Minutes
Bethlehem Board of Selectmen
Bethlehem Selectmen Office
December 5, 2016
Present: Chairman Glavac, Selectman Blanchard, Selectman Laleme, Selectman Ubaldo.
Chairman Glavac opened the meeting at 6:01.
Olivia Beleau came before the Board to ask the Board to sign a form they need as part of a grant application for the Friendship House. She explained the current building has code violations so they are proposing to build a new building. Mrs. Beleau said the Board signing the form in support of the project does not suggest the town will provide any financial support. She said the new building will be next to the current one so nobody will be displaced. Chairman Glavac asked her if the funds will go through the town and was told no. Selectman Laleme moved to sign the Evidence of Community Support form for CAP for the Friendship House project. Selectman Blanchard seconded. Frank Claffey asked if this would cause the town to have to do a single audit and was told no because they are going through the county. Selectman Ubaldo asked how many beds they have and was told currently they have 30 and the new building will have 32. Carried 4-0.
The Board discussed with Brett Jackson the possibility of starting a longevity bonus for employees that have worked for the town for 10+ years. There was discussion about how the vacation and sick time benefits were changed to PTO (paid time off) and the employees that have been here for more than 10 years only get one more week off then new employees. Selectman Blanchard moved to approve a $500.00 longevity bonus for employees that have worked for the town 10+ years to be paid on the last Friday before Christmas every year and if the employee leaves before the end of the year they will not receive the bonus. Chairman Glavac seconded. Carried 4-0.
Selectman Blanchard said he heard from several people the appreciation of the highway crew during the ice storm and that they went above and beyond and helped out on long hill. The entire Board agreed they went above and beyond.
The Board discussed driveway permits and how it has come to our attention that there should be a $25.00 fee for them. This fee has not been collected but the Board said as of now to start collecting the fee.
The Board discussed the possibility of purchasing a new copier but had questions so was tabled. The Board discussed purchasing the current leased copier. Chairman Glavac moved to purchase the current copier for up to $629.94. Selectman Blanchard seconded. Carried 3-1 (Selectman Laleme opposed). Selectman Laleme said they need to replace things on a schedule.
The Board discussed purchasing a table top color copier/printer for the selectmen’s office. Selectman Blanchard moved to approve the purchase of a color copier/printer for the selectmen’s office of up to $350.00. Selectman Laleme seconded. Carried 4-0.
The Board reviewed the minutes from 11/07/16. Chairman Glavac moved to approve the minutes. Selectman Blanchard seconded. Carried 4-0.
The Board reviewed the minutes from 11/28/16. Chairman Glavac moved to approve the minutes. Selectman Blanchard seconded. Carried 4-0.
Selectman Laleme stated that the POS tee time paperwork for the country club states $300.00 and Larry Fellows said it was $600.00.
At 6:40 Chairman Glavac moved to go into non public session per RSA 91-A:3 II (d), (j), and (l). Selectman Blanchard seconded. Chairman Glavac did roll call with all members agreeing to go into non-public session.
Selectman Laleme moved to seal the non-public minutes because it is determined that divulgence of this information likely would render a proposed action ineffective. Chairman Glavac seconded. Chairman Glavac did roll call with all members agreeing to seal the minutes.
At 9:30 Selectman Blanchard moved to adjourn. Chairman Glavac seconded. Carried 4-0.