Selectboard Minutes

TOWN OF SHREWSBURY

SELECTBOARD MEETING

Minutes

 

June 2 2021

 

Present at the meeting: Selectboard members: Aaron Korzun, Francis Wyatt, Steven Nicholson; Planning Commission: Laura Black, Melissa Reichert; Lister: Sharon Winnicki; Town Administrative Assistant: Erin Lorentz; Road Commissioner: Jamie Carrara; Town Clerk: Megan LaChance.

 

Meeting called to order by A. Korzun at 7:01pm.

 

Review of Agenda

Motion made by A. Korzun to follow the agenda with an addition under New Business to address the treasurer authorization to apply a tax credit, as well as the addition from F. Wyatt under New Business for a discussion about the Town’s Glebe lots.

 

Utility/Road Ordinance Discussion-

Planning Commission (PC), Road Commissioner and Town Administrative Assistant met 6/1/21 to highlight specific details we want in a road ordinance. The Road Commissioner’s concern is mainly that we need to not have expenses on the Town due to utility lines not being installed and/or dug properly. PC presented an idea of an application and plan requests for when a utility comes in.  Previous projects would have been done better by more communication to town and community. S. Nicholson proposes that we define where in the road they can install lines.

 

L. Black brought up question on what guidelines the Selectboard are using to issue permits. Without an ordinance the rules won’t be followed and an Ordinance would provide authority to the SB to fine people for not following rules. Sheriffs can’t enforce a policy, but they can enforce an ordinance. There is possibility to also add a town specific policy to an ordinance. The purpose of this document is for the use of officials, contractors, etc. S. Nicholson read the rules on adopting an ordinance. Town Clerk will be an asset to the drafting of the document. Planning Commission will write the draft with input from the Road Commissioner, a selectboard member and the Town Administrative Assistant. Next steps will be for the SB to respond to current docs sent by PC and add the comments by Road Commissioner.

 

Town Building’s Maintenance-

S. Nicholson brought up question about Town’s mask policy moving forward, as the State may make changes in suggestions on July 1, 2021. S. Nicholson made a motion to rescind the requirement to wear a mask, but instead optional, at the Town garage and transfer station. The Town office will continue the previously upheld mask requirements and social distancing. A. Korzun updated on the work being done at the Town Office. Painting was completed and rotting was addressed.

 

New Business

A. Korzun made a motion to authorize the Treasurer to apply the tax credit with interest to the 2021 tax bill for the 2019/2020 property tax Hanco court settlement. F. Wyatt seconds motion. All in favor.


Town Clerk updated us on the communication and dispute between the Town’s Glebe lots tenant/lease and our Office. Clerk will follow-up on lease agreement and details and draft a response letter.

 

Administrative Asst. Report

American Rescue Plan Act Grant funding online preparation is occurring so that we can be ready for future funding through the State.  We have received no news from the Sheriff Dept on new hire. A. Korzun will call Devon Neary regarding the traffic study so that we potentially move to a 35 mph speed limit to address current speeding concerns. E. Lorentz spoke with legal staff from VLCT and was provided with suggestions and next steps for the Selectboard to address any legal or liability questions.

 

Review 5/19/21 Minutes

A. Korzun made a motion to accept the minutes from the 5/19/21 meeting. F. Wyatt seconds. All in favor. Motion approved.

 

Review Orders: Motion made by S. Nicholson to accept Selectboard Order #6 for $19,294.76, of that $10,691.50 was for County Tax bill, and Roads Order #6 for $9,120.42. F. Wyatt seconded. All in favor. Motion approved.

 

Meeting Adjourned at 9:31 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Erin Lorentz

 

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

 

2021

2021-01-06
2021-01-11 (Reconvene)
2021-01-20
2021-02-03
2021-02-17
2021-03-03 Organizational

2021-03-17
2021-04-07
2021-04-21
2021-05-05
2021-05-19
2021-06-02

2020

2020-01-08
2020-01-15
2020-01-29
2020-02-05
2020-02-19
2020-03-04 Organizational
2020-03-18-Covid19
2020-04-01
2020-04-29 Special Meeting.docx
2020-05-20
2020-06-01 Cancelled
2020-06-17
2020-07-01
2020-07-15
2020-08-05
2020-08-19
2020-09-02
2020-09-16
2020-10-07
2020-10-21
2020-11-04
2020-11-18
2020-12-02
2020-12-10 Special Meeting

2019

2019-01-03
2019-01-16
Comments to the 2018 VT Telecommunications Plan
2019-01-23
2019-02-06
2019-02-20 Town Plan Public Hearing
2019-02-20
2019-03-06 – Organizational
2019-03-20
2019-04-03
2019-04-17
2019-05-01
2019-05-15
2019-06-05
2019-06-19
2019-07-03
2019-07-17
2019-08-07
2019-08-21
2019-09-04
2019-09-18
2019-10-02
2019-10-16
2019-11-06
2019-11-20
2019-12-04
2019-12-18

 

2018

2018-01-03
2018-01-17
2018-01-19 Special Meeting
2018-01-24 Reconvene (1-19-2018)

2018-01-26 Special Meeting
2018-02-07
2018-02-21

2018-03-07 Organizational
2018-03-21
2018-04-04
2018-04-18
2018-05-02
2018-05-16
2018-06-06
2018-06-20
2018-07-10
2018-07-18
2018-08-01
2018-08-15
2018-09-05
2018-09-19+24
2018-10-03
2018-10-17
2018-11-07
2018-11-21
2018-12-05
2018-12-19

2017

2017-01-04
2017-01-18
2017-02-01
2017-02-15
2017-03-08 Organizational
2017-03-22
2017-04-05
2017-04-19
2017-05-03
2017-05-17+Public Hearing

2017-06-07

2017-06-21
2017-07-05
2017-07-19
2017-08-02

2017-08-16

2017-09-06

2017-09-20

2017-10-04

2017-10-18

2017-11-01

2017-11-15

2017-12-06

2017-12-20

2016

2016-01-06
2016-01-20 Reconvene
2016-02-03
2016-02-17 & Reconvene
2016-03-02 Organizational
2016-03-16
2016-04-06
2016-04-20
2016-05-04
2016-05-18
2016-06-01
2016-06-15
2016-06-24 Special
2016-07-07
2016-07-20
2016-08-03
2016-08-17
2016-09-07
2016-09-21
2016-10-05
2016-10-19
2016-11-02
2016-11-16
2016-12-07
2016-12-21

2015

2015-01-07
2015-01-15
2015-01-21
2015-02-04
2015-02-18
2015-03-04 Organizational
2015-03-18
2015-04-01
2015-04-15
2015-05-06
2015-05-13
2015-05-20 Variable Rate Pricing Meeting
2015-05-21
2015-06-03
2015-06-11 Special Selectboard Meeting
2015-06-14 Emergency Meeting
2015-06-17
2015-07-01
2015-07-15
2015-08-01 Special Meeting
2015-08-05 & 12
2015-08-19
2015-09-02
2015-09-16
2015-10-07
2015-10-21
2015-11-04
2015-11-18
2015-12-02