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March 7, 2016 Selectboard Minutes

posted May 5, 2016, 7:14 AM by Bonnie Lovell   [ updated May 5, 2016, 7:30 AM ]

SELECTBOARD MEETING

March 7, 2016

CTO: 7:00 P.M.

ATTENDANCE:  Bradley McVetty, Kyle Bouthillier, Douglas Lord, Bonnie Lovell, Shawn Conant, Elaine and David Hodge, Gary Young, and Susan Irwin.

APPROVE MINUTES: Douglas moved to accept the February 1st minutes as printed.  Kyle seconded the motion and the motion carried.  Douglas moved to accept the February 18 minutes as printed.  Kyle seconded the motion and the motion carried. 

ELECT A CHAIR OF THE SELECTBOARD: Douglas moved to appoint a Chairman and a vice Chairman to the Selectboard.  Kyle seconded the motion and the motion carried. Douglas moved to appoint Bradley as Chairman of the Selectboard, Kyle seconded the motion and the motion carried.  Kyle moved to appoint Douglas as Vice-chair of the Selectboard. Bradley seconded the motion and the motion carried.

APPOINT SECRETARY TO THE SELECTBOARD: Douglas moved to appoint Susan Irwin.  Bradley seconded the motion and the motion carried.

GARY YOUNG: Gary expressed a concern in regards to the cost of $3.00 a garbage bag when the first 52 free garbage bags are used up. The Board discussed purchasing barrels with wheels.

APPOINT OTHER OFFICERS: ROAD COMMISSIONER – Douglas moved to appoint Bradley McVetty. Kyle seconded the motion and the motion carried. FIRE WARDEN – William Sanborn’s term ends in 2020. TREE WARDEN: Kyle moved to appoint John Perreault.  Douglas seconded the motion and the motion carried.  POUND KEEPERS – The Selectboard remain the Pound Keepers as no one else is interested in the position. TOWN HEALTH OFFICER – Bruce Hobaugh’s term ends in 2017.  TOWN SERVICES OFFICER: Douglas moved to appoint Bruce Hobaugh.  Kyle seconded the motion and the motion carried. ZONING ADMINISTRATOR: Michael Otis’s term ends in 2018. NEKWMD REPRESENTATIVE: Douglas moved to appoint Paulette Routhier.  Kyle seconded the motion and the motion carried. PLANNING COMMISSION/ZONING BOARD MEMBERS: Douglas moved to appoint Bruce Hobaugh to a 2-year term to end in 2018, Kyle seconded the motion and the motion carried.  Kyle moved to appoint Sean McCarthy to a 3-year term to end in 2019. Douglas seconded the motion and the motion carried. Douglas moved to appoint Bonnie Lovell to a 1-year term to end in 2017. Kyle seconded the motion and the motion carried.

DISCUSS PRIOR DELINQUENT TAX PAYMENTS: A letter will be written by the Selectboard to clear up the matter.

TOWN PLAN AND ZONING BYLAW PRINTING QUOTES: Douglas moved to accept the quote from REPRO for 200 copies for $200 for the printing of the Town Plan.  Douglas moved to accept REPRO’s quote for 500 copies of the Zoning Bylaw for $460.  Kyle seconded the motion and the motion carried. 

$50,000 TO PAY OFF THE USDA LOAN: Kyle moved to conduct a Special Town Meeting on May 2, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. at the Maidstone Town Hall on an article to read “Shall the Town take (the amount named in the actual warning will be the balance owed on the USDA Loan)   from the General Fund and use it to pay off the balance owed on the USDA Loan?’ Bradley seconded the motion and the motion carried. It was noted that he amount was warned as $61,000 and part of that amount will not come out of the General Fund but $5,000 of the principle and $2,800 for interest was budgeted. This will be addressed at the Special Town Meeting on May 2, 2016.

WASTE CONTRACT PURPLE BAG OVERAGE OFFER: The Board members signed the 3-year waste contract they renewed with “Vaughn Hodgdon Trucking”. The Board also agreed to accept the 5 case overage of bags that Waste Zero produced and agreed to sell us at a 10% discount with no shipping charges.

SIGN GROVETON EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES CONTRACT: Reviewed and signed.

SIGN GROVETON FIRE DEPARTMENT CONTRACT: Reviewed and signed.

BETTER BACKROAD GRANT: After reviewing the grant options the Board decided to apply for “Category D for Structure/culvert upgrades” as the #1 priority, and “Category B for Correction of a Road Related Erosion Problem and/or Stormwater Mitigation/Retrofit for both gravel and paved roads“ as the #2 priority.

FY2017 TOWN HIGHWAY GRANT PROGRAMS: Bradley will make an appointment with Shauna from DOT District 7 to meet with him and Kyle.

SIGN SELECTMEN’S WARRANTS: Reviewed and signed.

OTHER BUSINESS: 1. VLCT Newsletter is in. 2. Spring Selectboard Institute announcement.     3. Delinquent Tax Collector’s Workshop announcement. 4. Bulletproof Leadership workshop announcement. 5. Unified Town’s and Gores Public Hearing. 6. Bradley moved to keep the Caledonian Record and the Democrat as our newspapers for publication.

ADJOURN: Douglas moved to adjourn the meeting at 9:37 p.m. Kyle seconded the motion and the motion carried.

Respectfully submitted by Susan Irwin, Secretary to the Selectboard

 

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