May 08, 2014TUFTONBORO — A list of possible members for a library building committee has been developed and feelers are going out to those on the list, Selectman Dan Duffy said at the Board of Selectmen's May 5 meeting.
Resident Skip Hurt said that he would like to be nominated for the committee, but had not heard anything about it lately. The board discussed it at the previous board meeting, as reported. Duffy said that Hurt's name came up, but the board was under the impression that he was not interested.
Hurt, who has developed a plan to use the Dearborn property in conjunction with the present library, said that though he is "primarily interested" in his plan he feels that "it is good for every one on the committee to have ideas." At this point, said Hurt, it will take money to confirm his idea.
Duffy said the list is quite extensive and no decisions have been made yet. Hurt's name will be among those under consideration.
Road Agent Jim Bean reported on spring progress filling road edges and sweeping the roadways and parking lots clean. His crew has been filling potholes in the dirt roads and removing stones that have worked up to the surface with the thaw. Grading will follow.
He's begun work on the Sodom Road project, cutting the pavement where it is raised and removing stones. The bridge will be repaired in the weeks ahead.
Bean agreed to remove the fiberglass boat and debris, including shingles, on the Dearborn property and bring it to the transfer station.
Under selectmen's updates, Duffy reported that a land owner reported milfoil in his farm pond. Upon further investigation, Amy Smygula of N.H. Department of Environmental Services, determined that it is milfoil, but not the variable milfoil that is clogging the area's waterways.
Selectman Carolyn Sundquist said that she had been contacted by John R. White, who is working with Dorothy Solomon on the Starting Home project, a transitional home for veterans to be located in two of the remaining wings of the old Carroll County Nursing Home. The group is sharing its ideas and progress with others and he offered to present material on the project to the board. The board agreed to invite White to give a presentation next Monday, May 12, during the evening meeting.
Selectman Chairman Lloyd Wood noted receipt of $14,363 from a highway block grant, which will go towards the road maintenance budget.
Last week, the sons of Tony Lyon, a member of various town boards over the years, up to his death, reported that they were unsuccessful in discontinuing cable service despite numerous attempts. The bill was continuing to go up. Joe Kowalski said that he wrote a letter to Time Warner to assist in the process.
The board will meet next on Monday, May 12, at 7 p.m. in the town offices building.