PERU — Selectmen told residents Monday night they will try to get an accounting of money the community raised for bathrooms at the ball field.

Chairman Jim Pulsifer said the money the town appropriates for the Recreation Committee is under the selectmen’s control, but the Recreation Committee has its own checkbook which the board has no control over.

The issue, he said, is whether there is a working committee. The only person on that committee the board knows about is Tim Holland.

“This board needs to find out if that money is properly accounted for,” Pulsifer said.

Selectman Larry Snowman said he went to Holland’s home and was turned away, so he didn’t find out about the money.

In other business, the board reviewed the information from Kyes Insurance, which insures all town buildings. Town Clerk Vera Parent said there may be about a 1 percent increase across the board.


The board reviewed the junkyard permit for Dick Powell at some length and scheduled a public hearing for July 8. If selectmen learn no hearing is required, they will cancel it.

Parent announced that the office will be open July 1 and 2, closed the rest of that week, and reopen July 8.

She also informed the board that the town is getting a voting tabulator.

“It will be much cheaper than hiring ballot clerks,” she said.

A building permit was approved for a bedroom for Nicole Blanchard on Dickvale Road.

The board held an executive session to discuss the hours and pay for new board secretary Angela Barkhouse. No action was taken after the session.

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