Selectmen's Update: May 24, 2021
Selectmen’s Update: May 24, 2021
Let us hope there is rain soon as our water table is low. This is not the time to burn your brush piles. Please wait until we have some real super soaker rain events (fingers crossed!) and remember to get a burn permit.
We are hiring to fill important positions within our Team Sandwich: Deputy Town Clerk/Tax Collector and two Highway Department members. Tom Norcross of our Highway Department gave his notice yesterday after nine years of service with the Town. Tom was our welder and mechanic, as well as an experienced equipment operator. He will be missed, and we wish him all the best.
In this economy it is difficult to find employees. Please spread the word! The Town has a great wage and benefit package, opportunity for overtime pay, a great fleet of vehicles and equipment, and opportunities for training and certification.
The Town’s Emergency Management Team completed their 2020-2021 Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) update as required by the State of New Hampshire. Special thanks to the following members who spent countless hours on Zoom calls with the team at Mapping Solutions: Louis Brunelle, Emergency Management Director; Jason Hall, Deputy Emergency Management Director; Fire Chief Ted Call, Police Chief Shawn Varney, Sergeant Karl Koch, Ole Anderson, Ty Bryant, Courtney Delaney and Joanne Haight. Having a current EOP for the Town ensures us of FEMA and other funding when required.
The Town of Moultonborough provided the Selectmen with their perambulation findings a few months ago. A hired surveyor and her team (and Selectman Todd Horn!) walked the boundaries of the two towns and refreshed the legal boundary markers as they hiked. The hired surveyor provided the two towns with a thorough and historical report of each marker with photos and historical reference material. Several dedicated residents have done extensive historical research and learned the original perambulation marker (in 1764) for the Southeast corner of Sandwich is located at the very top of Black Snout. At some point in the perambulation history, a different marker was established approximately 900 feet down the mountain. Last night the Selectmen listened to concerned residents regarding the marker dispute. The Selectmen postponed acting on the report last night to revisit this issue in two weeks after they consult with Town Counsel and do additional research.
Memorial Day Holiday is just around the corner! Town Offices will be closed on Monday, May 31st. We encourage you to honor those who sacrificed their lives for our country by attending the service at the Honor Roll (next to the Post Office) at 10:00 A.M. Kelly Cox, Chief Shawn Varney and Lee Quimby have planned a wonderful ceremony of commemoration.
Reminder that the Town Hall will reopen to the public on Tuesday, June 1st. New protocols:
- Masks will still be required in the building.
- The building will be open to the public on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.
- Please enter the building from the front door, and when you have completed your business, exit out the back door (one way traffic).
- Only one person/family is allowed at each counter at a time. Please wait in the hallway with the proper spacing (there will be cones) until it is your turn.
- For those who do not feel comfortable being inside the building, or for those who cannot or choose not to wear a mask, we are still happy to do business outdoors or through the drop box.
Enjoy the long holiday weekend and stay safe!