Draft SELECTMEN’S MEETING
June 6, 2016
CTO: 7:03 P.M.
ATTENDANCE: Bradley McVetty, Douglas Lord, Bonnie Lovell, Robert Lancraft, Carroll (Sam) Gorham, William Sanborn, Michael Otis, James Mazzonna, Kyle Bouthillier and Susan Irwin.
APPROVE MINUTES: Doug moved to accept the May 2, 2016 Special Town Meeting Minutes as written. Kyle Bouthillier seconded the motion and the motion carried. Kyle moved to accept the May 2, 2016 Selectboard minutes as corrected. Doug seconded the motion and the motion carried.
MOWING: The Board may consider putting out a bid for this next year.
ZONING ADMINISTRATOR: Zoning Administrator, Mike Otis requested a fee increase as all the new permitting requirements enacted by the State, as well as the Certificate of Occupancy now required by our newly adopted Zoning Bylaws, require him to spend much more time on each permit. Mike suggested raising it to $80.00 per permit. That would increase his fee per permit to $60.00 per permit and an additional $10.00 would go to the Town to cover the recording fee for the Certificate of Occupancy. Doug moved to increase the Zoning application fee from $50.00 to $80.00. Kyle seconded the motion and the motion carried.
TOWN PLAN AND ZONING BYLAW: Treasurer, Bonnie Lovell figured that it cost the Town $2.00 per book to produce our new Zoning Bylaw and Town Plan. It was determined that each tax payer would receive 1 copy of the Zoning Bylaw free and any additional copies would cost $2.00. People interested in Town Plans may pick them up at the Town Office for $2.00 each. They will in the future be available on line as well. Doug moved to set the cost to obtain a copy of either the Town Plan or the Zoning Bylaw at $2.00 each after the initial mailing to the tax payers.
FIRE WARDEN: Bill Sanborn made a request for permission from the Board to rehab and upgrade the Cardin pond and supplied the attached supporting documents. Doug moved to allow Bill to rehab and upgrade the Cardin pond. Kyle seconded the motion and the motion passed.
WASTE: Kyle moved to allow Hodgdon’s Trucking to pick up the recyclables every week starting June 13th through September 7th. The Board is looking into doing an additional Bulky Waste and Metal pickup day in mid-June and again at the 3rd weekend in August for 2017.
RANDALL NORTHROP/CORRETTE ASSOCIATES: He has all the papers he needs and is starting the audit for 2015.
BETTER BACKROAD GRANT: Submitted the application but have not received notification if we have received it yet.
TOWN HIGHWAY STRUCTURES GRANT: We will be receiving this as long as it passes the environmental inspection. The Board also signed the Annual Highway Financial Plan. The Board was informed that the Bridge Inspection Report will no longer be mailed to the Town but may be viewed online. The “Street Compliance” form will be filled out and identified with the project it belongs to.
HIRE APPRAISER FOR BCA HEARING: We have not received a cost from the appraiser. Doug moved not to hire the appraiser for the upcoming BCA hearing. Kyle seconded the motion and the motion carried.
SIGN SELECTMEN’S WARRANTS: These were reviewed and signed.
OTHER BUSINESS: 1. Thank you notes from the American Red Cross (a second one) and Vermont Center for Independent Living were received for the donation we voted in at the Annual Town Meeting. 2. Bruce Hobaugh resigned as Town Service Officer. The State has now taken over that position and it is no longer required on the town level. He also resigned as Town Agent so he could fulfill his responsibilities as a member of the Board of Civil Authority. He also resigned his position as Town Grand Juror. The positions of Town Agent and Town Grand Juror will be appointed at next month’s meeting. 3. The Board was notified that the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps would do a project to help the town clean up illegal dump sites. They would provide the labor and the town would pay for the disposal of the trash. The additional cost for disposal was not budgeted for so the board took no action. 4. The Board is considering raising the 50% Disabled Veterans $10,000 Property Tax Exemption to $40,000. 5. The Board reviewed the Pilot Payment report from the State. No action was taken. 6. There is an upcoming Planning and Zoning Forum that will be held on June 15 in Fairlee. 7. The Vermont State Police Department of Safety would like the members of the town talk with our Health Officers and implement a future plan to deal with discarded syringes/needles. These should not be handled by the public.
ADJOURNMENT: Kyle moved to adjourn at 8:50 p.m.
Respectfully submitted by Susan Irwin