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Bethlehem Board of Selectmen
Meeting Minutes
Bethlehem Selectmen Office
September 28, 2015

Present: Selectman Glavac, Selectman Staples, Selectman Blanchard.

At 6:30 acting Chairman Glavac opened the meeting.

Tom Ricci came before the Board to discuss the extension the Board gave him on redeeming his property. He said there was a sewerage line break on Lewis Hill Road that spilled onto his property. He explained DES said the contaminated soil has to be removed from the property by a certified hauler. Mr. Ricci said the insurance company for the Village District emailed him with a claim # so he is waiting to see what happens with that. Selectman Glavac moved to give an extension until December 1st. Selectman Blanchard seconded. Selectman Blanchard asked him to keep the Board posted on the developments on this. Carried 3-0.

The Board opened the fuel bids. The bids were as follows:

KMJ Precision Fuels, Inc. #2 fuel -1700 gal – 1.999 gal
Kerosene 525 gal- 2.499 gal
On road DSL 9000 -2.149 gal
Reg N/L Gasoline – rack price plus freight & profit
Irving: Fixed #2 – $2.049
Fixed Propane $1.469
Variable clear dsl $2.038
Prices do not include fees
Amerigas: Propane – $1.24 gal
Jesse E. Lyman: Fixed price:
#2 heating oil $1.999 gal
K1 $2.499
Diesel (summer) $1.945 (Oct. to Nov. and Apr to Sept. 2016)
Diesel (winter) $2.195 (Dec to Mar 2016)
Regular No-Lead $1.935
LP $1.299
Rack Price:
#2 Heating oil $1.859 gal
K1 $2.359
Diesel $1.735
Regular No-Lead $1.635
LP $1.199

Selectman Glavac said he likes the idea of going with 1 vendor to supply it all. It was stated that KMJ has competitive rates and are in Bethlehem. Selectman Glavac moved to award bid to Jesse Lyman. Selectman Blanchard seconded. Carried 3-0.

The Board discussed an email that was sent out from the Elementary School to all families saying students unsupervised will be sent to the recreation program and charged. The Board wants to ask the school to follow up with another email saying the children have to register for rec before going to the program.

The Board discussed the property that someone wants to donate to the Town. The Board received legal advice that they can accept the property and can sell it if they decide to. Selectman Glavac moved to accept the offer from Mr. Levine for Map 413 Lot 049. Selectman Staples seconded. Carried 3-0.

Selectman Glavac read a letter from Library Trustee Doug Harman saying Chris Brooks has resigned and Joyce Tucker was appointed to finish out the term.

The Board reviewed the minutes from August 24th. Selectman Blanchard moved to approve the minutes as written. Selectman Staples seconded. Carried 3-0.

The minutes from August 31st were tabled.

Selectman Glavac said the Board should be thinking about budget goals so they can be passed on to the Department Head’s. Selectman Staples said we should look at end of year spending and consider whether it needs addressing. Selectman Blanchard agrees.

Selectman Staples said Fire Chief Anderson will be coming to talk with the Board at a future meeting about the paramedic situation.

It was announced that Lahout’s was the winning bidder for 2323 Main Street for $4,800.00. At 7:10 Selectman Glavac moved to go into non-public session per RSA 91-A for matters of personnel, reputation, and real estate. Selectman Blanchard seconded. Selectman Glavac did roll call with all members agreeing to go into non-public session.

Selectman Glavac moved to adopt the lien form per Attorney Keith. Selectman Blanchard seconded. Carried 3-0.

Selectman Laleme arrived at 7:25. Selectman Glavac moved to write-off ambulance amount of $689.25. Selectman Blanchard seconded. Carried 4-0.

The Board discussed personnel.

At 7:55 Selectman Glavac moved to come out of non-public session. Selectman Blanchard seconded. Selectman Glavac did roll call with all members agreeing to come out of non-public session.

At 7:55 Selectman Glavac moved to adjourn. Selectman Blanchard seconded. Carried 4-0.

Respectfully submitted,
April Hibberd
Administrative Assistant