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posted Jul 18, 2016, 6:55 AM by Bob Champagne-Willis
July 11, 2016
CTO: 7:04 P.M.
ATTENDANCE: Bradley McVetty, Douglas Lord, Bonnie Lovell, Kyle Bouthillier, Robert Lancraft, Carroll (Sam) Gorham, Nancy Desrochers, Geraldine Gormley and Suan Irwin.
APPROVE MINUTES: Douglas moved to accept the minutes with the following amendments:  Under “Zoning Administrator” in the 5th line delete the words “an additional” and change the fee amount to $20.00. Under “Fire Warden” on the second line after “upgrade the” add the words dry hydrant at the before “Cardin Pond” and do the same in the 3rd line. Under “Waste” Note that Douglas seconded the motion Kyle made and also that the motion carried. On page 2 under “Other Business” the second from the last line remove the “s” from the word “Officers.” Kyle seconded the motion and the motion carried. Nancy noted that Corrette and Associates was not on the agenda and asked if she could ask a question about them.  She was granted her request and she wanted to know when we would be getting the report from them on the 2015 audit.  Bonnie will call them.
GERALDINE GORMLEY: She presented the Board with Statement about the appraisal value of garages with and without garage apartments and that they were not assessed accurately. She asked the Board to look into it and requested a reappraisal on these properties.  The Board will look into what their authority is in regards to this.
TOWN PLAN AND ZONING BYLAW: The Clerk of the Selectboard will continue researching what steps need to be taken to rectify the typographical error detected after the Bylaw and Town Plan were printed.
HALL ROAD: The Road Commissioner expressed concern about a property owner who was approached about a culvert that he installed that doesn’t meet Town Road Standards.  When asked to replace it the land owner refused to do so.  Douglas moved to send him a letter with a copy of the Maidstone Town Road Standards and a time limit to comply with them.  Kyle seconded the motion and the motion carried.
BETTER BACKROAD GRANT: Haven’t received notification as to whether we have received that grant.
TOWN HIGHWAY STRUCTURES GRANT: We received an amended copy.
LOIS/PLANT: Lois Cardin asked permission to replace the Hosta plan that died.  The Board considered it regular grounds maintenance and that it did not need to be voted on.
SIGN SELECTMEN’S WARRANTS: These were reviewed and signed.
OTHER BUSINESS: The Board was notified of Act 130 having to do with Telecommunications and the Vermont Public Service Board. Kyle moved to allow the School Board to meet here one Thursday a month at 6 p.m. for 4 months to discuss Act 46. They were notified about the Park and Ride Grant. No action was taken.  The Lake Monitoring Report was reviewed. Another excellent report and a thank you to Lee and Mary Stewart.
Douglas moved to adjourn the meeting at 9:28 p.m. Kyle seconded the motion and the motion carried.
Minutes respectfully submitted by Susan Irwin Clerk of the Board