Wentworth, NH

Video Recordings of Public Meetings

Note that this is NOT an OFFICIAL Website of the Town of Wentworth.
For official minutes and other postings, please go to www.wentworth-nh.org.


I have received an offer for my house on December 20, 2014 with a closing date of January 6, 2015. As it is my intent to move to Biddeford, Saco, or Old Orchard Beach ME, I haven't set a moving date yet, but the Selectmen Meeting of December 23, 2014 (a full business meeting) was the last one that I am able to videotape.

Also, this website repeatedly offers to create a DVD playable upon most home DVD players of any video listed herein for library circulation purposes, upon the explicit request of the Town Librarian. Effective December 24, 2014, I will no longer be able to perform that service for the patrons of the Town Library as the desktop computer (and associated supplies) used to produce such DVDs will be packed up and moved to a storage room in southern Maine as part of that move!

Finally, if you are interested in assuming my VOLUNTEER responsibilities in videotaping these meetings, please contact me before January 5, 2015 at:

Kenyon F. Karl
17 Ephraim Page Rd.
Wentworth, NH 03282
603-764-7303
kenyonkarl@gmail.com

Otherwise, please contact for information, training, and technical support:

Juliet Harvey-Bolia
Pemi-Baker TV
1 Russell St,
Plymouth, NH 03264
(Plymouth Town Library)

603-536-8116

 


During the August 18, 2014 meeting, the Wentworth Selectmen made an important change in their weekly meeting schedule. Henceforth, they will hold their normal meetings on alternate Tuesday nights at 6 pm. They will still meet on the intervening Tuesday nights at 6 pm, but those off-week meetings will be reserved for sleep inducing topics like policy handbook reviews, budget workshops, and the like. Meetings are also more likely to be canceled on the off-week Tuesday nights. Last but not least, there will not be a 'Privilege of the Floor' period on the off-week Tuesday nights. 

Nevertheless, matters that simply can not wait for the bi-weekly normal meeting, will be handled during a short session on the off-week Tuesday nights, immediately followed by their normal sleep inducing session. When such quasi-emergency matters are discussed, I have asked for a 1 minute break before/after the normal agenda items so that I can turn my camera off and back on, so that I can package the quasi-emergency portion of the meeting as a separate video.

My intent is to NOT submit the sleep-inducing off-week meeting Selectmen videos to Pemi-Baker TV for showing on TWC Channel 3. Conversely, if an important topic is discussed during the off-week, I will ask that a relatively short video be shoehorned into the Channel 3 schedule. I will still videotape the sleep inducing off-week sessions, however those videos will be made available only to Broadband viewers as well as on DVD's to Town Library cardholders (by request to the Town Librarian).

At their meeting on October 29, 2014, the Selectmen nominated 9 citizens to a Steering Committee for the Town Common Bridge. Since these meetings are within the perview of the State's Right to Know law (RSA 91-A), I plan to videotape those meetings as well, likewise making them available to Broadband viewers (and Town Library cardholders as above) on a next day basis. Note also the changed priorities for the use of Wentworth's Weekly Time Slot on PBTV's TWC Channel 3:

  1. Wentworth School Board (Monthly)
  2. Wentworth Selectmen Regular Meetings (every two weeks)
  3. Wentworth Village Bridge Steering Committee (Irregular?)
  4. Wentworth Library Trustees (Monthly)
  5. Wentworth Planning Board Public Hearings (Some monthly meetings)

Since the new Selectmen meeting schedule began on August 18, 2014, with the next normal meeting two weeks hence, the following is a very tentative schedule for video submissions to PBTV for broadcast on TWC Ch. 3. Since public meeting schedules are subject to change on just 24 hours notice and agendas are rarely made available in advance, what follows is subject to change with little or even no advance notice!

 

 

Last of all regardless of what anybody might try to read into above, any Town Government meeting that I videotape will always be posted to Vimeo.com on an overnight basis for Broadband users and its location will be posted to the http://wentworth-nh.comli.com website!


October-December 2014

Wentworth Selectmen - All Public Meetings

Wentworth Planning Board - Public Hearings and other important meetings

Wentworth Library Trustees - Occasional & Important meetings only

 

Wentworth Trustees of Trust Funds - Important meetings only

 

Wentworth Emergency Operations Plan Meetings

 

Wentworth School Board - All Public Meetings

Wentworth Village Bridge Steering Committee

As appointed by the Wentworth Selectmen:

John Meade, Chairman

Peter Kozak

Donna King

Leslie Backstrom

Susan Corbett

Kay Thompson Bailey

Jen Meade

Palmer Koelb

Francis Muzzey

NH Department of Transportation - Public Meetings of interest to Wentworth

Warren School Board - Public Meetings of interest to Wentworth


The Annual Town Meeting in March of 2014 voted to pay
the PBTV dues of approximately $161/year from the TWC
franchise fee receipts of 50 cents per subscriber per month.
Note also that the PBTV Dues payable in March of 2015 are expected to
be $250/year likewise 
payable from the TWC franchise fee
receipts.
These dues pay for the preparation and broadcast on Cable TV
of finished videos from Wentworth and also the training and technical
support of the Wentworth Volunteer Video Producers.

Note that the Vimeo Plus Membership ($60/year) used to post videos to the Internet
(and also convey them to Plymouth) is an out-of-pocket expense of the volunteer! 


The Time Warner Cable TV station that broadcasts these videos
has changed its name from pbCAM to Pemi-Baker TV


New Tax Maps Page

Digital copies of the town maps are now available on the new Tax Maps page on the Town Web Site.

Note also that the Property Tax Information page of  the Town Web Site provides a handy cross index to property information:


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Updated December 25, 2014 at 1 pm