There was no selectmen’s meeting on Nov. 13. However, the tax bill should have arrived by now. Please remit your check by the due date.
On Wednesday, Nov. 20, the selectmen met as usual. Town Administrator Kathy Golding was unable to attend. She was excused due to a family emergency (her mother had fallen and been hospitalized).
The selectmen went about their business approving the health care and heating costs for 2019-2020. Selectman Rick Hiland purchased tape to temporarily fix the siding of town hall until the warmer weather arrives and it can be repaired properly.
While at the Broadband meeting in Moultonborough, Hiland spoke to Sen. Jeb Bradley regarding Spectrum’s reluctance to give information the broadband board requested. The senator promised to look into this problem.
Upcoming meetings: The tax deed auction will be held Dec. 7.
The planning board will meet Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. to discuss street standards, driveways, sign ordinances, and zoning changes. The public is invited to attend.
The school board met and put forward a SAU budget.
There will be a conservation committee meeting on Dec. 3 at 6 p.m.
Hiland reported on both the N.H. Municipal Association meeting he attended last week and the broadband meeting in Moultonborough. There was discussion regarding the proposal to bring broadband into all areas of New Hampshire. GWI (a broadband company) executives attended the Moultonborugh meeting where 18 towns and Hale’s Location met.
There will be another meeting Dec. 12 at 10 a.m. and the president of Consolidated Broadband is expected to attend that meeting. Both companies are promising good service. The N.H. Senate is working on a bill to create district wide broadband with minimal cost to the public.
When the day’s agenda had been completed the selectmen voted not to have a meeting on Nov. 27 since it is the day before Thanksgiving. However, if something should arise, they will come together to deal with the problem. The next scheduled meeting is Dec. 4 at 5:30 p.m.
Waldorf School: Celebrate the Festival of Trees Nov. 29 to Dec. 1.
Gibson Center: The center will be closed Friday, Nov. 29, in celebration of Thanksgiving. On Dec. 3, there’s a trip to see the holiday lights and have dinner at Stonehurst. Get picked up at your home and the cost is $36; drive yourself and the cost is $31.
Holiday time is time to spend with family. Carol Munroe had a visit from her niece, Nichole Barriteau who enjoyed her time with her favorite aunt. She is always welcomed.
Condolences to the family of Phyllis Pettingell who died Nov. 16. Gravesite services will be held in the summer at Passaconaway Cemetery in Albany.
Condolences to the family of David Eastman. Though David was not an Albany resident he was a big supporter and did ecology work at World Fellowship. He will be missed.
Sandy Stowell has seen a flock of coyotes in the area around Chase Hill Road and the Kancamagus Highway. They’re hungry and can do harm to pets they come into contact with. Please take care.
Happy holidays to all. Keep well and warm.
Send your news to Mary Leavitt at (603) 367-9133 or Dorothy Solomon at (603) 447-1199.