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Minutes of MAIDSTONE ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING- draft April 6, 2015

posted Apr 9, 2015, 2:34 PM by Bruce Richardson

CTO: 7:15 P.M.

ATTENDANCE: Bradley McVetty, Douglas Lord, Shawn Conant and Susan Irwin.

ELECT A CHAIR: Shawn nominated Bradley McVetty.  Douglas seconded the motion and the motion carried.

APPOINT OFFICERS:  Douglas nominated Susan Irwin for the office of Secretary to the Selectboard. Bradley seconded the motion and the motion carried. Shawn nominated Bradley McVetty for the office of Road Commissioner.  Douglas seconded the motion and the motion carried.  Douglas nominated John Perreault for the office of Tree Warden.  Shawn seconded the motion and the motion carried. The Selectboard retain the office of Pound Keepers.  Douglas nominated Bruce for the office of Town Services Officer.  Shawn seconded the motion and the motion carried.  Shawn moved to preapprove the nomination of Michael Otis to the office of Zoning Administrator pending a written recommendation from the Planning/Zoning Board. Douglas seconded the motion and the motion carried. Shawn nominated Paulette Routhier to the office of NEKWMD Representative.  Douglas seconded the motion and the motion carried.

CHOOSE 2 NEWSPAPER PUBLICATIONS IN WHICH TO ADVERTISE: Douglas moved to continue to use the Caledonian Record and the Coos County Democrat.  Bradley seconded the motion and the motion carried.

APPROVE MINUTES: Shawn moved to accept the minutes with the following correction: under NEKWMD change the wording to “The Board is working to implement a plan to meet the requirements of Act 148 that goes into effect on July 1st.  Douglas seconded the motion and the motion carried.

ARTICLE 8: Douglas reported that the 2014 revenue corrections are done.  He is presently working on expenses.

OPEN BIDS: No bids were submitted.  Douglas presented a sample Accounting, Auditing and financial Policy.  No action was taken at this time.

NEKWMD: The discussion included the advantages and disadvantages of using bags or stickers. To determine the cost of bags. Take the waste budget, minus the recycling divided by the number of households. Paul Tomasi, District Supervisor will be notified as to where we are in the process of implementing the new law.

SIGN CONTRACTS: The contracts with Town of Stratford 2015-2016 Fire Service Agreement and Groveton Fire were signed.  Groveton Ambulance will be asked to redo their contract as it says it will provide services within Bloomfield’s geographic boundaries instead of Maidstone’s.

EFFICIENCY VERMONT GRANT: No action taken.

CEMETERY STONE MAINTENANCE: Tabled.

UNLICENSED DOG OWNERS: The Board received an update on who has unlicensed dogs and who has made arrangements to comply with the state statute by getting their current rabies shots for their pet and licensing their dog.

CAI GRANT: No new information.

TOWN PLAN/ZONING BYLAW: Bruce Hobaugh who is on the Board is working on obtaining the map that accompanies the Plan so we can advertise for bids for printing.

SELECTMEN’S WARRANTS TO BE SIGNED: These were reviewed and signed.

OTHER BUSINESS: 1. VLCT Newsletter is available for review.  2. Vermont Rural Fire Protection Grant Program. 3. Noted the thank you from the Area Agency on Aging donation received from the town.  4. Better Backroads Grant – Road Commissioner, Bradley McVetty will take this home to review.

ADJOURN: 9:08 P.M.

Respectfully submitted by Susan L. Irwin

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