The Oct. 9 selectmen’s meeting began at 5:30 p.m. There were two men at the meeting from the New Hampshire Bureau of Trails. They were inquiring about the process of opening trails for snowmobile clubs. The selectmen advised that they organize a meeting with Curtis Coleman and the people who live in the Johnson Development and other affected areas to work out just how to allot these trails. Once a plan is made, then they would then bring it to the selectmen for authorization.
Kathy Golding reported that the auction of the previously determined Albany property would be held Saturday, Dec. 7, at 10 a.m. in town hall. Golding will notify abutters to this property.
The selectmen voted to affirm the new policy regarding warrant articles at town meeting. Hereafter, if a group is asking for funds, there must be a representative at the meeting to address any questions from the audience.
The meeting was adjourned until the next Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.
At the selectmen’s Oct. 16 meeting all members were present. Golding, however, was not. She was attending a town clerk conference. Also in the audience were Sean Wadsworth and his wife, Rachell. Wadsworth sits on both the planning board and the conservation commission in Albany. He came to the meeting to discuss the town wide ground water plan being studied by both committees on which he sits.
These committees are looking at the value and importance of our groundwater (most residents of the town are on private wells). These committees are applying for grants to study the need for protecting this vital necessity. They plan to bring this matter before the town at our March Town Meeting.
According to Selectman Joe Ferris the state will test the water at no cost to the town. The study will look into requiring business and ground water protection for the town. The selectmen agreed that Albany should go ahead with the water plans and bring it before the town in March.
After this discussion, Selectman Rick Hiland reminded the other selectmen that the broadband committee will be meeting in Tamworth the following day, Thursday. There they would announce a grant feasibility study.
Selectman Ferris noted that the Albany School Board will be meeting on Nov. 12 at 5:30 p.m. and the SAU 9 meeting would be held on Nov. 14.
The selectmen also discussed revision of the rules and policies as they refer to vending carts. New ordinances are needed. Parking and safety are of prime concern.
The meeting was adjourned to Wednesday, Oct. 23, at 5:30 p.m.
Important reminder: The supervisors of the checklist will meet on Friday, Oct. 25, from 7 to 7:30 p.m. to make corrections and/or additions to Albany’s voter list. This will be the last day a voter can change his/her party affiliation before the upcoming Presidential Primary.
Waldorf School: Only two weeks left to order your fruit and support the White Mountain Waldorf School as well. You can order online by going to-shop.floridaindianrivergroves.com.
Gibson Center: After lunch on Oct. 24, there will be a pumpkin people ride with a stop at White Mountain Cider Co. for doughnuts. Chef Mark will create a special menu for Halloween, Oct. 31. There will be a costume parade between the meal and dessert with prizes for some costumes. After that, there’s a bus trip to watch a children’s parade. Ask at the Center about tickets for the LeAnn Rimes live show on Sunday, Oct. 27. The cost is $85.
Conway Public Library: The Human Library group meets Saturday, Oct. 26, at 1 p.m. Learn about creating graphic novels on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at 3 p.m. and again on Oct. 30 at 3 p.m. Let’s Go Make Something meets Thursday, Oct. 24, at 3:30 p.m. Discuss the second edition of Haunted Hikes of New Hampshire on Monday, Oct. 28, at 6 p.m. All groups will meet in the Ham Community Room.
Have you visited Nancy Cassidy’s Gallery that opened at the Majestic property? Do stop by and check out some lovely pieces of art and chat with the artist.
Leaf peeper season is over. The colors were certainly beautiful this year. Here’s to a mild winter ahead.
Send your news to Mary Leavitt at (603) 367-9133 or Dorothy Solomon at (603) 447-1199.