May 29, 2014TUFTONBORO — The Board of Selectmen finalized the formation of the Library Building Advisory Committee on May 19 with the appointment of seven community members, and representatives from the select board and the Tuftonboro Library Trustees.
The intent is to prepare a plan for the 2015 town warrant.
Appointed members are: Jim Allen, Steve Brinser, Dave Ford, Helen Hartshorn, Skip Hurt, John Lapolla and Carla Lootens. Lloyd Wood, Chairman of the Board of Selectmen, will represent the board. A Library Trustee has not yet been named.
The board announced that Diane Falcey, of Conway, has been hired to serve as Administrative Assistant. She comes with experience working for the towns of Jackson and Albany.
Police Chief Andy Shagoury, the keynote speaker for the 266th Police Training Council Part-time Academy Commencement, received a commendation from the N.H. Police Standards and Training Council.
Also announced at the meeting was the notice of the court response to the Meehan suit filed against the town's Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA) seeking enforcement of a zoning ordinance against the docking of a commercial barge at the Bean residence. The court denied the petition, saying that the ZBA has no authority to regulate the use of docking a commercial barge: therefore, the court had no need to determine "whether the decision of the ZBA was illegal or unreasonable."
Bill Marcussen brought information on energy efficiency to the board following his attendance at the New Hampshire Electric Cooperative May 8 meeting in Meredith. The topics included LED lighting, high efficiency heat pumps, heat pump hot water heaters, and available energy efficiency incentives.
Joseph Lajewski would like to set a date to audit town facilities for possibilities for energy efficiency systems.
The board approved plans for a butterfly garden designed by Master Gardener Christin Kaiser sited on town property behind Tuftonboro Central School. The project will involve the second grade students of teacher Barbara Pelton.
It also signed timber cutting permits for three parcels of land along Lang Pond Rd., encompassing 115 acres.
The next scheduled meeting of the board is Monday, June 2, at 9 a.m.
[Editor's Note: in our May 15 report on the formation of a library building committee, we incorrectly identified Christin Kaiser, who is involved with the Tuftonboro Central School, as being a candidate for the committee. The Granite State News regrets this error.]