By Muriel Bristol | October 5, 2019
The Milton Board of Selectmen (BOS) have posted their rather lean agenda for a BOS meeting to be held Monday, October 7.
The BOS meeting is scheduled to begin with a Non-Public session beginning at 5:45 PM. That agenda has one Non-Public item classed as 91-A3 II (e).
91-A:3 II (e) Consideration or negotiation of pending claims or litigation which has been threatened in writing or filed by or against the public body or any subdivision thereof, or by or against any member thereof because of his or her membership in such public body, until the claim or litigation has been fully adjudicated or otherwise settled. Any application filed for tax abatement, pursuant to law, with any body or board shall not constitute a threatened or filed litigation against any public body for the purposes of this subparagraph.
It would seem that the Town faces still – or faces again – litigation by someone who does not agree unanimously.
[Added from the court filings database, October 23, 2019: “New Hampshire Supreme Court, Report on Status of Cases, As of September 30, 2019. Case 2019-0278. Three Ponds Resort, LLC v. Town of Milton. 05/15/2019 – Case Filing. 06/04/2019 – Accepted.”]
The BOS intend to adjourn their Non-Public BOS session at approximately (*) 6:00 PM, when they intend to return to Public session.
The Public portion of the agenda has New Business, Old Business, Other Business, and some housekeeping items.
Under New Business are scheduled two agenda items: 1) Silver Street Reconstruction Discussion (David Cormier Jr.), and 2) Approval of In-Town Trick-or-Treat Crossing Guard (Jeffery Zajicek).
Silver Street Reconstruction Discussion (David Cormier Jr.). Mr. Cormier would like to discuss reconstruction of the Silver Street intersection.
Approval of In-Town Trick-or-Treat Crossing Guard (Jeffery Zajicek). While it is difficult to imagine this not getting approved, it might be a bit of a spoiler to put “approval” right in the title.
Under Old Business is scheduled nothing at all.
“That government is best which governs least.” – Henry D. Thoreau
Other Business That May Come Before the Board has no scheduled items.
“The best rulers are scarcely known by their subjects.” – Lao Tze
Finally, there will be the approval of prior minutes (from the BOS meeting of September 23, 2019), the expenditure report, Public Comments “Pertaining to Topics Discussed,” Town Administrator comments, and BOS comments.
Mr. S.D. Plissken contributed to this article.
State of New Hampshire. (2016, June 21). RSA Chapter 91-A. Access to Governmental Records and Meetings. Retrieved from www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rsa/html/VI/91-A/91-A-3.htm
Town of Milton. (2019, October 4). BOS Meeting Agenda, October 7, 2019. Retrieved from www.miltonnh-us.com/sites/miltonnh/files/agendas/10.7.19_bos_agenda.pdf
Youtube. (1965). Cone of Silence. Retrieved from www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1eUIK9CihA&feature=youtu.be&t=19