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Minutes of Selectboard Meeting 12-1-14

posted Dec 4, 2014, 8:35 AM by Bruce Richardson
December 1, 2014
CTO: 7:00 P.M.
ATTENDANCE: Bradley McVetty, Shawn Conant, Douglas Lord, Nancy Desrochers, Carroll (Sam) Gorham, William (Bill) and Linda Sanborn and Susan Irwin.
APPROVE MINUTES: Shawn moved to accept the November minutes as amended. The change under “Town Plan/Zoning Bylaw” includes the State statute requirement as of July 1, 2014, that the “Flood Resilience Plan” be included in all Zoning Bylaws.
TOWN AUDITORS REPORT: Nancy Desrochers presented the status of their audit of the town financials to this date that include a balanced budget up to January 2012.  (See attached.) Nancy, Douglas and Linda will meet on December 5th to work on years 2012 and 2013.
FIRE WARDEN: Shawn moved to allow Fire Warden, Bill Sanborn to use the Town Debit card to purchase a small high-pressure pump for fire control purposes.  Douglas seconded the motion and the motion carried.
NEKWMD: The 4 plans presented by NEKWMD that will assist the Town in deciding how they will meet the requirements of Act 148, beginning July 1, 2015 will be studied by the Board members before any decisions are made.  The Clerk will ask Hodgdon’s if they would be able and willing to pick up the recyclables year round at the lake.
LISTERS: The listers received a letter from Ed Coldfelter of NEMRC suggesting that the Town wait until January to see what the new CLA is before deciding whether the town needs a statistical re-appraisal.
GOLF CART ORDINANCE: Douglas reported that the operation of these vehicles on Town Roads would fall under 23 V.S.A. ss 1043. Operation of neighborhood electric vehicles, and the Town has no authority over these vehicles. They do have to meet the standards in 49 CFR Ch.V (10-1-11 Edition Section ss571.500 of the (State Statutes?)
CAI GRANT: We received an email from Leslie Pelch, GISP Outreach Coordinator of the VT Center for Geographic Information, informing us that our application has been placed in the “maybe” category.  They have some higher priority applications but should be able to give us a final answer in early January so we can make budget decisions.
TOWN PLAN/ZONING BYLAW: The Board will review these final documents and set up their Public Hearings for both.
SELECTMEN’S WARRANTS: These were reviewed and signed.
OTHER BUSINESS: 1. Invitation to join Northeast Kingdom Chamber of Commerce.  After reviewing the benefits, it was decided that the benefits did not justify the cost for our smaller town.
VLCT DUES: The projected dues for 2015 are $1,048.
ADJOURN: 8:14 P.M.
MINUTES Respectfully Submitted by Susan L. Irwin, Clerk to the Selectboard