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Draft Selectboard Minutes 11/6/17

posted Nov 20, 2017, 11:42 AM by Bonnie Lovell   [ updated Dec 5, 2017, 5:59 AM ]

MAIDSTONE SELECTBOARD MEETING

November 6, 2017

MAIDSTONE SELECTBOARD MEETING

November 6, 2017

CTO: 7:00 PM

ATTENDANCE: Brad McVetty, Doug Lord, Bob Snowman, Bob Lancraft, Susan Irwin, Linwood Mixer and Nancy Desrochers.

APPROVE MINUTES: Bob moved to accept the minutes for the October 2, 2017 meeting.  Doug seconded and the motion carried.

STEVENS-MCDADE CEMETERY: Brad contacted Jim McDade. Jim is willing to work with the Selectboard and wanted to know how many acres and who would pay the attorney fees. The Town would like 1 acre. Jim wanted to know if we wanted to go to the raspberry patch. The Town will contact Shauna at the State of Vermont about driveway.

LAND VALUE ON TAX BILL: Bonnie spoke to Chris Miele at NEMRC. There is no way to include land on tax bills. If anyone questions it, we can just provide a copy of their tax card.

LEOP: Doug Lord will meet Bruce Melendy on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at 11 AM.

HALL ROAD – BUYAK: The Selectboard is still planning to rewrite letter for Attorney.

AUDIT 2016: Bob spoke to Crane & Bell. They will not do 2016. Crane & Bell will look over 2017 and make recommendations for a fee between $300 to $500.

SELECTMEN’S WARRANTS: Reviewed and signed.

MONTHLY BUDGET: The monthly budget report was provided and reviewed.

OTHER BUSINESS: The Town received a letter from the Maidstone Lake Association asking when Brad McVetty will be grading the road. Brad will grade at the end of the week and he will fix pot holes and rough spots.

ADJOURN: Bob moved to adjourn at 7:55pm. Doug seconded and the motion carried.

Respectfully Submitted by Susan Irwin/Bonnie Lovell

Draft Zoning Minutes 11/14/2017

posted Nov 20, 2017, 11:17 AM by Bonnie Lovell   [ updated Nov 20, 2017, 11:20 AM ]

Draft Planning & Zoning Board Minutes

November 14, 2017

CTO: 7:00 PM

ATTENDANCE: Bruce Hobaugh, Bonnie Lovell, Bob Lancraft, Lloyd Tippitt, Brad McVetty and Neil Devlin.

MINUTES: Bob Lancraft motioned to accept the 09/12/2017 minutes. Bruce Hobaugh seconded the motion and the motion carried.

HOOKER PROPERTY: There is a new trailer at this property but isn’t a zoning issue. The Zoning Board informed Brad McVetty, Road Commissioner of the issue. Brad stated he has no problem with it as the Road Commissioner.

BUYAK PROPERTY: Lloyd gave a letter to the Selectboard of the zoning issues of the 5 or 6 violations. The Zoning Board discussed the garbage containers in the road’s right of way with Brad McVetty as Road Commissioner. Brad stated that he believed that Louis & Nancy Lamoureux owned this part of the property and the Zoning Board should discuss the issue with him. The Selectboard plans to combine the Zoning Board Letter (see attached) with the Selectboard letter. Bonnie will work on the letter and get it approved by the Selectboard at December’s meeting. The State of Vermont is dealing with the septic issue. The Zoning Board requested that the Zoning Administrator follow up with a violation for #306 regarding his old foundation.

ELECT NEW CHAIRMAN: Bob motioned to nominate Sean McCarthy for the 2018 Chairman. Bruce seconded the motion and the motion carried.

REVIEW NEW PERMITS: All permits were reviewed.

OTHER BUSINESS: The Zoning Board requested again that the Zoning Administrator will visit the property that we receive a building permit before, during and after completion.

Bruce motioned that all applications for building at the lake that are less than 25 ft from the lake needs to be approved by the Board and the Zoning Administrator. Bob seconded the motion and the motion carried.

ADJOURNMENT: Bob motioned to adjourn the meeting at 7:51 p.m. Bruce seconded the motion and the motion carried.

Northeast Kingdom Waste Management Meeting

posted Nov 13, 2017, 2:48 PM by Bonnie Lovell

Attached is information for the meeting and budget.

Zoning Board Agenda 11-13-17

posted Nov 13, 2017, 9:41 AM by Bonnie Lovell   [ updated Nov 13, 2017, 12:35 PM ]

Draft ZONING BOARD MEETING AGENDA 

November 14, 2017 @ 7:00 PM

ATTENDANCE:

APPROVE MINUTES

HOOKER PROPERTY

BUYAK PROPERTY

ELECT NEW CHARIMAN FOR 2018

REVIEW NEW PERMITS

OTHER BUSINESS

ADJOURN

Draft Selectboard Agenda 11/6/17

posted Oct 31, 2017, 6:50 AM by Bonnie Lovell

November 6, 2017 at 7:00 PM

CTO:

ATTENDANCE:

APPROVE MINUTES:

STEVENS-MCDADE CEMETERY:

TAX BILLS (LAND):

LEOP TRAINING:

HALL ROAD: BUYAK:

AUDIT 2016:

SIGN SELECTMEN’S WARRANTS

MONTHLY BUDGET:

OTHER BUSINESS:

ADJOURN:

Draft Selectboard Minutes 10/02/2017

posted Oct 17, 2017, 9:59 AM by Bonnie Lovell

 Draft MAIDSTONE SELECTBOARD MEETING

October 2, 2017

CTO: 7:00 PM

ATTENDANCE: Brad McVetty, Doug Lord, Bob Snowman, Carroll Gorham, Bob Lancraft and Nancy Desrochers.

APPROVE MINUTES: Bob moved to accept the minutes for the September 11th, 2017 meeting.  Doug seconded and the motion carried.

STEVENS-MCDADE CEMETERY: Brad will continue to try and contact Jim McDade.

LAND VALUE ON TAX BILL: Bonnie is waiting for a reply from Chris at NEMRC.

LEOP: Doug will continue the Local Emergency Operations Program required training and hoping to finish by November.

HALL ROAD – BUYAK: The Selectboard will rewrite letter for Attorney.

AUDIT 2016: Bob will speak to a few people that was contacted by Bonnie.

SELECTMEN’S WARRANTS: Reviewed and signed.

MONTHLY BUDGET: The monthly budget report was provided and reviewed.

ADJOURN: Doug moved to adjourn at 7:55pm. Bob seconded and the motion carried.

Respectfully Submitted by Bonnie Lovell/Doug Lord

Selectboard Meeting Draft Agenda 10/2/2017

posted Sep 26, 2017, 11:44 AM by Bonnie Lovell

Draft SELECTBOARD MEETING AGENDA 

October 2, 2017 at 7:00 PM

CTO:

ATTENDANCE:

APPROVE MINUTES:

STEVENS-MCDADE CEMETERY:

TAX BILLS (LAND):

LEOP TRAINING:

HALL ROAD: BUYAK:

AUDIT 2016:

SIGN SELECTMEN’S WARRANTS

MONTHLY BUDGET:

OTHER BUSINESS:

ADJOURN:

 

Draft Selectboard Minutes 09/11/17

posted Sep 12, 2017, 3:43 PM by Bonnie Lovell

Draft MAIDSTONE SELECTBOARD MEETING

September 11, 2017

CTO: 7:00 PM

ATTENDANCE: Brad McVetty, Doug Lord, Bonnie Lovell, Bob Snowman, Bob Lancraft, Nancy Desrochers, Carroll Gorham, Linwood Mixer, Chris Von Alt and Mary Von Alt.

APPROVE MINUTES: Bob moved to accept the minutes for the August 7th’meeting.  Doug seconded and the motion carried. Bob moved to accept the minutes for the Special August 21st meeting.  Doug seconded and the motion carried

MASTERS RD – BRUCE HOBAUGH – Bruce requested that the town maintain Master’s Road. Brad stated that Master’s Rd is a Class 4 road and is only responsible for the culverts & bridges. The road needs to be brought to Class 3 standards to be adopted at a special town meeting.

ZONING BOARD MEMBER RESIGNATION – Lloyd Tippitt resigned from the Zoning Board to accept the Zoning Administrator’s position. Doug moved to accept Lloyd’s resignation. Bob seconded and the motion carried.

STEVENS-MCDADE CEMETERY: Brad will continue to try and contact Jim McDade.

LAND VALUE ON TAX BILL: Bonnie will contact Ed Clodfelter regarding Doug’s request for Land amounts to show up on the tax bills.

LEOP: Doug will continue the Local Emergency Operations Program required training.

HALL ROAD – BUYAK: Brad and Doug visited the Buyak Property to see what issues are needed to address. There are several State and Town violations. After the Zoning Board Meeting September 12, 2017, Bonnie will combine all violations and submit to the Attorney. She will also contact the State to see what they can do to assist the Town with these issues.  

AUDIT 2016: Chris Von Alt will e-mail the other 2 Auditors to start the 2016 audit and to come up with a 2017 schedule.

LISTERS: Doug moved to appoint Mary Von Alt as a Lister until March of 2018. Bob seconded and the motion carried.

SELECTMEN’S WARRANTS: Reviewed and signed.

MONTHLY BUDGET: The monthly budget report was provided and reviewed.

OTHER BUSINESS: There are busses for Lancaster and Groveton Students, contact your school for times, the stop is in Guildhall.

ADJOURN: Doug moved to adjourn at 8:07. Bob seconded and the motion carried.

Respectfully Submitted by Bonnie Lovell

Draft SELECTBOARD MEETING AGENDA September 11, 2017 at 7:00 PM

posted Sep 11, 2017, 2:38 PM by Bonnie Lovell

Draft SELECTBOARD MEETING AGENDA 

September 11, 2017 at 7:00 PM

 

CTO:

 

ATTENDANCE:

 

APPROVE MINUTES:

 

MASTERS RD – BRUCE HOBAUGH:

 

ZONING BOARD MEMBER RESIGNATION:

 

STEVENS-MCDADE CEMETERY:

 

TAX BILLS (LAND):

 

LEOP TRAINING:

 

HALL ROAD: BUYAK:

 

AUDIT 2016:

 

LISTERS:

 

SIGN SELECTMEN’S WARRANTS

 

MONTHLY BUDGET:

 

OTHER BUSINESS:

 

ADJOURN:

 

8/21/17 Special Selectboard Meeting minutes

posted Aug 22, 2017, 8:25 AM by Bonnie Lovell   [ updated Sep 12, 2017, 3:40 PM ]

Draft MAIDSTONE SPECIAL SELECTBOARD MEETING

August 21, 2017

CTO: 7:00 PM

ATTENDANCE: Brad McVetty, Doug Lord, Bonnie Lovell, Bob Snowman, Bob Lancraft, Bill Sanborn and Carroll Gorham.

SET TAX RATE: Bob moved to accept 0.1971 as the new municipal tax rate. Doug seconded and the motion carried. The new 2017 tax rates will be as follows:

Homestead Tax Rate:              1.0855

Non-Homestead Tax Rate:     1.5608

 

BILL SANBORN – STREET NAMES: Bob moved to accept 3 new 911 road names (Allen Rd, Kymak Rd and Huntington Rd). Doug seconded and the motion carried. Brad will order new road signs.

REAPPRAISAL: Bob moved to accept the reappraisal contract with changes. Doug seconded and the motion carried.

ACCEPT ZONING ADMINISTRATOR’S RESIGNATION: Doug moved to accept Zoning Administrator Michael Otis’s resignation. Bob seconded and the motion carried.

LETTER TO APPOINT ZONING ADMINISTRTATOR: Bob moved to appoint Lloyd Tippitt for the interim Zoning Administrator until March 2018. Doug seconded and the motion carried.

ADJOURN: Doug moved to adjourn at 7:42PM. Bob seconded and the motion carried.

Respectfully Submitted by Bonnie Lovell

 

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