2007 ARCHIVE OF SELECTBOARD MEETINGS MINUTES


 

inutes of Selectboard Meeting February 7, 2007

 

Call to Order:    The meeting was called to order at 7:00 PM.

 

Present at        Don Parrish, Selectman; Bert Potter, Selectman; Mark Skakel,

Meeting:          Selectman; Linda McGuire, Treasurer; Jonathan Gibson,                   Auditor; Bob Snarski, Fire Dept.; Irene Gordon, Emergency Management Director; Nancy Spafford and Laurie Szostak, Rutland Area Disaster Animal Response Team; & David Johnson.

 

Minutes:          The minutes of the 1/17/07 meeting were reviewed.  Mark moved to approve the minutes of January 17, 2007 with the addition that Irene Gordon’s official title is Emergency Management DirectorSeconded by Bert and approved.

 

R.A.D.A.R.T.:     Laurie Szostak and Nancy Spafford came to present the Fire              Department with an animal oxygen mask.  This is a goal of the Rutland Area Disaster Animal Response Team to provide equipment appropriate for emergency service personnel to use              on animals and pets.  Bob Snarski was present to receive the                equipment.  They are also developing plans for pets because                   people are hesitant to leave their pets behind and go to  shelters in emergency situations.  A letter of thanks will be sent and Irene Gordon would see that this presentation is reported in “The Times of Shrewsbury”.

 

Highways:         Don would finish the annual highway mileage statement and return it to the Town Office for Bert and Mark to sign.

 

                  Jim Eastman Trucking would need to provide an insurance certificate before his over weight permit can be signed.

 

Other Business:   Bert would take care of the U.S. Census forms.

 

                  The Board agreed that Adrienne Raymond should represent the                   Town in the Schiermeyer subdivision appeal before the Environmental Court in Barre on 4/05/07 at 10:00 AM.

 

                  The Board would seek Anne’s input before applying for a voting machine for General Elections.  A special Town Meeting vote would be required.

 

Auditors:         Jonathan Gibson said the Auditors would like to come to the                   Selectboard’s organizational meeting.  The Auditors would               like to see Irene Gordon’s appointment as Emergency Management director recorded in the Appointment Book, as this is a new title.  The form for the book was made out and                  the exact appointment date would be filled in later by the             Auditors.

 

                  For the upcoming Town Report, the Auditors would like to                include the Transfer Station Recycling Regulations.  The Board marked up a copy with updated procedures.

 

Transfer Station: Bob Perry would fill in for Dick Adams during his absence.

 

                  Tim Hubbard has quoted $6,000 to $7,000 for a new box.

 

Orders:           The Selectboard reviewed and signed Selectman’s Order #2 for                  $4,982.67 and Road Commissioner’s Order #2 for $2,955.77, both dated 2/07/07.  The motion to approve was made by Bert and seconded by Mark.

 

                  The meeting was duly adjourned at 8:08 PM.

 

 

                                    Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

                                    David H. Johnson, Clerk   

  

These minutes are unofficial until approved by the Selectboard at the next regularly scheduled meeting.

 

Minutes of Selectboard Meeting January 3, 2007

 

Call to Order:    The meeting was called to order at 7:00 PM.

 

Present at        Don Parrish, Selectman; Mark Skakel, Selectman; Linda Meeting:          McGuire, Treasurer; Dan Gram, contractor; & David Johnson.

 

Minutes:          The minutes of the 12/20/06 meeting were reviewed.  Mark                moved to approve the minutes of December 20, 2006, seconded                   by Don, and approved.

 

S.T.A.R.T.:       Game Warden George Scribbner would be scheduled for the                 1/17/07 meeting at 7:30 and Barry Griffith would be advised.

Meeting House/

Town Office:        Al Ridlon Jr. had submitted a bid on the grant work to be                   done.  The work has already been awarded to Dan Gram.

                    Dan Gram was present to finalize details for the grant                work to be done at the Meeting House and Town Office.  He                     had a formal written proposal prepared, which was reviewed.                   The total was $5,810.00 with a deposit of $3,000.  Dan was                sure the work could be completed by 2/15/07.  Dan would              bid on the bathroom and windows.  Anne has the details.

                    Mark moved to add $3,000.00 to the Orders as a deposit to                   Dan Gram to begin workThe projects would be paid by grant                  receiptsThe motion was seconded by Don and approved.                ck #8223 was issued and the proposal signed.

Planning

Commission:       The Board reviewed their letter to the Planning Commission              the Board felt it would be best to wait until after Town              Meeting when the Selectboard had it’s first opportunity to                   appoint Planning Commission members and would then revisit                  the issue of increasing the number of members.  The Planning              Commission is at capacity at the present time.  There would                   be a process to follow to increase the number of members.

 

Other Business:   The Board approved the application for work within the                  highway right of way from Howard & Debra Weaver with the                Road Commissioner’s comments and the condition that the land                 would be returned to its former condition after the logging                operation was completed.  The application was signed.

                    As Don will not be seeking re-election, he felt he would              have time to better administer the S.H.A.R.P. Program and               would be agreeable to continue.  The Selectboard would need                to vote to rescind their previous motion and it was agreed               to wait until the next meeting when all Selectboard members                 were present.

 

Orders:           The Selectboard reviewed and signed Selectmen’s Order #1 for                  $10,968.38 and Road Commissioner’s Order #1 for $10,681.93,                   both dated 1/03/07.  The motion to approve was made by Mark                  and seconded by Don.

           

                  The Listers had submitted an hourly wage request.  It would                   be discussed at the 1/10/07 Budget Meeting.

 

                  The meeting was duly adjourned at 7:49 PM.

                                               

                                    Respectfully submitted,

 

 

These minutes are unofficial until approved by the Selectboard at the next regularly scheduled meeting.