Pillsbury Memorial Town Hall
93 Main Street Sutton Mills, NH
Sutton Mills, NH 03221
Select Board

December 5, 2022 @ 5:00 p.m.


At 5:00 p.m., Selectman Headley, Chair, opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance.  Present at the meeting were: Dane Headley, Chair;  Michael McManus, Selectman; Commander Charles Trowbridge, American Post 39; and Elly Phillips, Town Administrator.


Mr. Charles E. Trowbridge, Commander, American Legion Post 39 discussed readoption of the Optional Veteran’s and All Veteran’s Tax Credits on the March 2023 Annual Meeting Warrant.  The Board assured Commander Trowbridge that they intend to place articles on the Warrant to readopt the optional Veteran’s Tax Credit and All Veteran’s Tax Credit in the amount of $500.00.  Commander Trowbridge indicated that new legislation includes a credit for qualifying active duty service members.   Commander Trowbridge is going to donate wreaths and place them at the Soldier’s Monument and at the North Sutton Improvements Society.


At 6:01 p.m., Selectman Headley made a motion to enter into Non-public session under RSA 91-A:3II(a) personnel to conduct a performance evaluation for the town administrator.  Selectman McManus seconded the motion.  The Board was polled with Selectman Headley and McManus voting in the affirmative.  Public session resumed at 6:08 p.m.


Selectman McManus made a motion to approve the November 28, 2022 public minutes, and the   November 30, 2022 non-public minutes as written.  The motion passed by a vote of 2-0.



The Board reviewed and approved the following manifests:

Vendor Manifest:  $22,083.85

Payroll Manifest:   $20,229.97



The Board approved a building permit for Jason Aldrich, Whiskey Pine Road, 07-833-266 for a standby generator.


The Board received correspondence from Daniel Muller, Esquire representing Gary Fitzgerald regarding Zoning Violations on the Peacock Hill Road subdivision.   The matter has been referred to Town Counsel for response.


The Board received updated copies of the 2023 proposed operating budget.  Robert DeFelice, Budget Committee Chair, has also been provided with a copy of the updated budget.

The Board discussed the acquisition of a new cruiser to replace the 2017 Cruiser which was recently totaled by a tractor trailer jackknifing on I-89.



The Board issued the Fox Chase Betterment Assessment in the amount of $1,742.29.



Selectman Headley reported that he had spoke with Bill Curless (former Selectman) who is very optimistic about his health issues.  Selectman Curless graciously offered to assist the Board if they have any questions or concerns regarding board activities/projects.


Selectman McManus agreed to check on the status of the flagpole at the Soldier’s Monument.  It appears that the pulley is broken.


There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 6:19 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,



Elly Phillips

Town Administrator