Curtis Coleman attended the May 8 selectmen’s meeting and spoke about remedies to help with the signage problems on Moat View Road and Passaconaway Road. Old and new signs will be posted by June. On other roads the road bans have been lifted with the exception of those on High Street.
A new water cooler has been ordered for town hall.
At the conservation commission meeting Chris Baily of the Forest Service reported on the groups working to maintain forest trails. Hiking has returned.
The chapel committee met and Ray Desmarais gave figures to repair and repaint the chapel. Peter Don Konics reported on his findings with regard to the Historical Society. He found that the IRS reporting has not been done. This will have to be followed up quickly. He has also undertaken to make an inventory of the historical items left in the Chapel.
At the May 15 meeting, the selectmen decided that they will meet the second and fourth Wednesday in the months of June, July and August. Should something come up in between these dates, the chair will call for an emergency meeting.
Steve Knox and Rick Hiland are waiting to hear from all the towns in Carroll County regarding their interest in broadband. Jack Cuddy of the Economic Council has expressed his interest and will participate in the meetings. Ken Robichaud will represent the County Commissioners at future broadband meetings and Jerry Knirk will sit in for the state representatives. Jack Cuddy has offered to host meetings at the Economic Council building, and the County Commissioners have offered their facility for meetings as well.
At the next selectmen’s meeting on May 22, Reps. Susan Ticehurst, Jerry Knirk, Ed Butler and Sen. Jeb Bradley have been invited to attend and speak to the group. As always the meeting is open to the public. They will be at the meeting at 7 p.m. The regular selectmen’s meeting will start at 5 p.m. and as always the public is invited.
The following are meeting dates for Albany boards: planning, June 10 at 7 p.m.; conservation commission, June 4 at 5 p.m.; school board, Aug. 8 at 6 p.m. All meetings are open to the public.
There is still an opening for an Albany representative to North Country Council. If you are interested, call Kathy Golding at (603) 447-6038.
The selectmen’s May 22 meeting was held in two parts. The first was the regular meeting at five p.m. and the second held at 7 p.m. was an open meeting with Albany’s state representatives.
At the 5 p.m. selectmen meeting, Selectman Cathy Ryan spoke about the progress report on the MWV Age Friendly Community. Several goals were discussed. Among them were Health, Outdoor Spaces, Transportation, Housing and Community Connections.
At the 7 p.m. meeting with Albany’s state representatives only Susan Ticehurst and Jerry Knirk were able to attend. Rep. Ed Butler had to deal with a problem at Notchland Inn. The chef was not available and he had to step up to the “plate.” Sen. Bradley did not attend, either.
Among the items discussed was SB 36 which the municipal association recommended to pass with an amendment. There was talk of bills: capital punishment, mental health and the need for a forensic hospital, school funding issues and broadband.
For in-depth details of these meetings, watch them on video by going to townhallstreams.com.
All offices will be closed on Memorial Day, May 27. The selectmen’s office will be closed May 29, 30 and 31.
The next regular selectmen’s meeting will be June 12.
Waldorf School: Class plays to be presented: on May 30 grade 3, on May 31 grade 4. On June 5 and 6 the middle school project presentations will be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Middle school graduation will be held at Tin Mountain on June 8 starting at 11 a.m. Spring Morning Garden Parent and Child Playgroup from 9-11 a.m. Call (603) 447-3168 to reserve a spot.
Gibson Center: May 25 and 26 brings the Artisan Craft Fair from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to the Gibson Lawn.
To sign up for the Arabian Night’s trip on Saturday, June 1, call (603) 356-3231. The bus leaves at 9 a.m. and returns at 5:30 p.m. Lunch on your own at Granite Steak and Grill.
Library: On Tuesday, May 28, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. it’s toddler story time. On Wednesday May 29 at 10:30 a.m., there’s infant story time and at 3:30 p.m. there’s Maker Madness. Thursday, May 30 at 11 a.m. there’s yoga for kids. Saturday, June 1, at 1 p.m. bring a sample of your home well water and test it for six parameters.
Joyce Desmarais of Albany with her friend Laura Thomson of Freedom have an art reception scheduled at the Snowvillage Inn in Eaton on Wednesday, June 5, from 4 to 6 p.m. All are welcome. It is also local's night at the inn, which is always a fun evening enjoying the company of all as well as great dinner selections.
Mountain Top: Summer session at Mountain Top kicks off on June 24 with new group classes, new schedules, private lessons and week-long camps. Sign up at visitor.r20.constantcontact.com.
Wildquack Duck Race and Music Festival comes to Jackson on May 26. Enjoy live music and prepare for a fun filled day in the park. Bring a blanket and chairs.
Hurray, spring has arrived. So it rains a lot. Still, it has stopped snowing, so have a great time outdoors.
Send your news to Mary Leavitt at (603) 367-9133 or Dorothy Solomon at (603) 447-1199.