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Selectmen considering offering reward

Board looking to see if reward can be offered in case of radar trailer

by Tim Croes
Staff Writer - The Baysider
September 19, 2012
ALTON — The Alton Board of Selectmen discussed providing a reward for information on the damage to the police radar trailer during its meeting on Monday, Sept. 10.

There was some question if the town could legally provide a reward. Member Cydney Johnson requested to review the state RSA before making a decision on the matter.

The board as a whole agreed that it would be good move.

"I think it's a very good idea," Chairman Dave Hussey said.

Vice-chair Loring Carr was fired up about the situation and said he wanted no break given to whomever committed the vandalism.

"We need prosecution of this now. This is an insult," Carr said. "If people get away with this and then [the town police department] ends up making a deal, that's not right."

Town administrator Russ Bailey reported that Pat Rockwood recently celebrated 20 years working for the town of Alton.

Bailey also reported that Senior Citizen Week is being held until the end of the week.

Member Peter Bolster reported that students from the Regional 9 Vocational Technical Education Center will be volunteering to do work on the Pearson Road Senior and Community Center.

Bailey reported that a $100 donation had been received from the Alton Fireman's Association.

Bailey said the town is working on some erosion issues in Robert's Cove. Hussey raised a question about dogs abusing the land and signs being put up in the area, and Bailey said he would look into it.

Bailey reported that the United Way Day of Caring is on Friday, Sept. 21. Members of the Alton Centennial Rotary Club will be insulating and sheet-rocking the senior center and will be installing flower beds at Alton Central School.

The board discussed a very old piano that is currently located at the Alton Bay Community Center.

Johnson suggested relocating it to the Gilman Museum.

Bailey reported that the construction on Rand Hill Road is nearing completion and that work on the sidewalks on Main Street was scheduled to begin shortly.

Carr asked Bailey when a decision to start the Trask Side Road would be made, and Bailey said it would depend how quickly the Alton Highway Department finishes its part of the sidewalk project.

Bailey said tree cutting would be the first part of the Trask Side Road project.

The board discussed improvements to the Alton Town Hall, including installing new windows and doing some trim work and work on the roof.

The board discussed an easement request to bury cable and will look into the issue and will make a final decision on it during an upcoming meeting.

The board accepted a bid for 50-yard heavy duty containers with a total cost of $24,580.

The board approved established guidelines for determining extension of tax deeding. For more information on the topic, visit the town hall or e-mail Russ Bailey at Russ@alton.nh.gov.

The board agreed to have attorney Jim Sessler review the guidelines before enacting them as a town policy.

The board approved a raffle permit by American Legion Post 72 for Oct. 6 through Oct. 28.

The board also approved the minutes from workshop sessions on Aug. 9 and 16 and from its normal scheduled meeting on Aug. 20.

The board reviewed proposed legislative issues that were reviewed by the Local Government Council, with Johnson representing the town of Alton.

The next scheduled meeting of the Alton Board of Selectmen is on Monday, Sept. 24, at 7 p.m. at the Alton Town Hall.

Tim Croes can be reached at tcroes@salmonpress.com or 569-3126

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