Selectmen's Update: June 7, 2021
Selectmen’s Update: June 7, 2021
It seems these updates often start with a note about the weather, so will not disappoint. It is hot out there! Stay safe and keep cool. This is a great time to hit our Town beaches: Squam Lake, Bearcamp Pond, and the Pothole. All require beach/dump facility stickers or guest passes. Stop by the Selectmen’s Office to get your 2021-2022 yellow sticker if you have not yet purchased one.
Speaking of Squam Beach, we were approached by a local ice cream vendor to see if she could sell ice cream from her van at the beach for an afternoon or two. After weighing the pros and cons, working with the Parks and Recreation Director, and consulting with our insurance provider, it was decided to give it a try – at least once, to see how it goes. More information on this later, once there is a date certain.
The Town’s Compliance Officer, Michael Capsalis, gave notice of his retirement for the end of July. This part-time job is now available with applications due on Monday, June 28th. Please check the website for the full job description. Applications are available in the Selectmen’s Office or on the Town website.This position is now added to our list of other employment opportunities: Deputy Town Clerk/Tax Collector and two Highway Department crew members.
After serious consideration of the recent findings of the Sandwich-Moultonborough perambulation, the Selectmen voted not to accept them based on the historical evidence of the change in the boundary marker on Black Snout Mountain. The next step in the process is to request that Superior Court make the determination of the correct boundary marker based on evidence provided.
The Central Fire Station solar array continues to produce enough energy to provide us with credits to our monthly invoices with NHEC. In this week’s check run we made our final payment to NH Community Development Finance Authority (NH CDFA) for our loan which paid for the Station’s solar array. We are grateful for the support of this organization and their investment in our community.
The Selectmen appreciated the feedback on the Swap Shop on the SandwichBoard and the broad range of views on the issue. There will be ongoing conversations on this issue, and we will certainly keep you informed once a decision is made. In the meantime, we have researched alternatives as a courtesy: Lakes Region Thrift Shop, Moultonborough; Heart and Hands Thrift Shop, Meredith; UUsed Thrift Shop, Tamworth; Goodwill, Belmont; St. Vincent de Paul, Laconia; Salvation Army, Laconia; ReStore: Habitat for Humanity, Plymouth; Flip’n Furniture, Plymouth. And, of course, the SandwichBoard is another option for the sale of certain items.
Big news flash: The Selectmen decided to meet bi-weekly this summer on a trial basis, starting immediately. Their next regular meeting is now scheduled for Monday, June 21st at 5:00 P.M. Since there will still be weekly manifests and documents to sign, there will still be work sessions during the late afternoons each Monday. All meetings will be publicly posted as usual.
Summer is here and we are thrilled our July 3rd fireworks display is a go! The fireworks will start at dusk at the Fairgrounds as they have in past years. On July 4th Chris Boldt will read the Declaration of Independence at the Honor Roll at 9:30 A.M. Readers welcome.
Reminder: Town Hall is open to the public! Selectmen’s Office: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday; Town Clerk/Tax Collector: Tuesday and Thursday.