HARTFORD — Albert Borzelli and Harley Swanson from the Road Committee let selectmen know Thursday night that they want to meet with at least one selectman with the Road Commissioner Jeremy Johnson present.

Borzelli and Swanson attended the selectmen meeting to let the board know that a Road Committee will be useless if it meets in isolation. The Road Committee would have to inform the selectmen what they were recommending, and the selectmen would in turn inform the road commissioner.

“That process will take weeks for anything to happen and snow will be on the ground by then,” Borzelli said. “We want to meet together as a team to get the road projects going.” Borzelli was not happy that Johnson did not attend their last meeting.

Selectman Jack Plumley said he would be at the next Road Committee meeting.

Plumley also reported to representatives from the Cemetery Committee that he had communicated with James Jacobson of the state  Department of Health, Engineering and Human Services on the subject of offering empty grave sites for use.

Beverly Murphy, chairman of the Cemetery Committee, said there are two plots in the Fuller cemetery that will be available.

Plumley discussed the removal of two trees that are in danger of falling on some stones. Murphy said she had tried to save the town money and didn’t ask for as much in her budget this year. However, the tree removal will cost more than the committee has in its budget.

In other matters, the board signed letters to be sent to Time Warner Cable and Oxford Networks about cable service to the town. Selectman Chairman Lee Holman said she had spoken with a representative from Time Warner and they had no plans to extend any more lines, though they might be able to provide service to homes that were just over their boundaries.

Plumley also reported that he had just discovered that a beaver dam had been removed from a stream, and a bridge built on an ATV trail, which had drained 25 acres of wetland. Plumley and Code Enforcement Officer Bill Kennedy were looking over the property for a tree cutting approval when they discovered the violation. Plumley said the trees had already been cut without approval and that the Department of Environmental Protection was investigating.

John Dudley was appointed to the Appeals Board, and Armand Rowe was appointed as an alternate on the Road Committee.


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