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Minutes of Selectboard Meeting
June 5th, 2019
Present at Meeting:
Bert Potter, Selectman; Steven Nicholson, Selectman; Aaron Korzun, Selectman; Mark Goodwin, Clerk
Martha Sirjane – Ad Hoc Telecom Group
Call to Order:
The meeting was called to order at 7:02 PM by Selectman Potter
Approval of Agenda:
Steven moved and Aaron seconded to approve the agenda. Modifications: Notice of Shrewsbury Day, Catering license for event at Crisanver House, Financial Management Questionnaire, GMP Reliability, Brown Bridge – Warner Swimming Hole clean up, Increase in Clerk Fees. Approved with modifications
Cold River Road Relocation & Lottery Rd Culvert Status:
Steven moved and Aaron seconded to approve Change Order #1. Change order reflects a request from ANR to upgrade the culvert specified for the project from a 3’ to 4’ culvert. Approved
The Selectboard will be placing ads in the Times of Shrewsbury for the following positions: First Constable, Cemetery Commission and Rutland Regional Transportation Council.
Aaron Korzun volunteered to be appointed to the Rutland Regional Planning Commission, term will commence July 1, 2019.
Project Completion & Certification Report – Tropical Storm Irene:
Steven moved and Aaron seconded to approve the PC&CR. The report is in regards to the close-outs of the accumulated individual projects that were associated with Tropical Storm Irene in 2011. This certification allows for the additional three cent (3¢) state reimbursement share for the dollars expensed by the Town over the course of the recovery efforts. The accumulated amount will total approximately $165,000. Approved
Steven reported that he reminded via e-mail to the Road Commissioner, Treasurer and Town Clerk that the retention requirements for all documents, particularly the financial documents, associated with FEMA and the TSI recovery effort are to be maintained until June of 2022.
Vermont Microcell Interest Survey from the Public Service Department:
This survey is intended to gauge the interest of Vermont Cities and Towns in a proposal to deploy cellular mobile wireless service in unserved or underserved areas through a partnership between State of Vermont and individual Vermont towns. If towns express sufficient interest the State will pursue the proposal.
Martha Sirjane presented information from other towns, particularly Chelsea, in regards to the DPS program to utilize some of the 400 microcell devices that the state acquired in 2013. The technical specifications that accompany these devices which have a range of about ¼ mile and support voice and text but not mobile networks. require internet access, electricity, E-911 geolocation services. The operating costs are estimated to be $1,800 per device per year. In addition, the Town would need support in identifying sites and any additional infrastructure support that would allow for utilization of the devices.
The Selectboard completed the survey in real time. The overall determination is that the Town is interested, however based on the number of devices, installation process and final associated cost the determination by the Selectboard can be modified after some of the questions are answered or the proposal has more definitive parameters to determine if the proposal is sustainable.
ACT 152 – Retention of Leased Land:
Steven moved and Bert seconded to retain ownership of the two Glebe lots in the Coolidge State Forest (Lot 189 & 190 Parcel ID# 000-0-0202). Many of the original charters for Vermont towns contained reservations of parcels of land for the Church of England (pre-Revolutionary) and for the use of schools, colleges, or the support the ministry. Approved
Open to the Public:
No members of the Public present
Selectboard received a letter from Ann Vanneman representing the Shrewsbury Day organizers. The Selectboard commits to supporting Shrewsbury Day with traffic control and insurance coverage for activities on Town owned land. The Selectboard is awaiting further details in order to respond with more specificity.
Financial Management Questionnaire from the Vermont Auditor’s Office:
Bert moved and Aaron seconded to acknowledge that the Financial Management Questionnaire from the Vermont Auditor’s Office has been completed by the Treasurer. Approved
New Clerk Fees:
The Town Clerk received the newly passed recording fee schedule from the legislature. Beginning July 1st, 2019 the cost of recording documents in the Land Records will be increased from $10 per page to $15 per page and survey recordings from $15 to $25. This increase is meant to allow for Towns to acquire over time the resources necessary to obtain digitizing technology.
The Clerk approved a catering permit for Crisanver House.
GMP Reliability Work:
A request from Green Mountain Power to meet with the Selectboard regarding the reiteration of GMP’s reliability plans impacting Shrewsbury. Aaron Korzun will be contacting Kristin Kelly, Communications Director for GMP to clarify and confirm the status of GMP’s request.
Bert moved and Aaron seconded to approve the minutes of 5/15/2019. Approved
Bert moved and Steven seconded to approve:
Selectboard Orders #6 of 6/5/2019 of $4,216.20 and Road Commissioner Orders #6 of 6/5/2019 for $ 15,291.46 Approved
Bert received documentation pertaining to the rubbish left by campers / squatters at the Warner Swimming Hole / Brown Bridge area. Bert is negotiating the cost for the hours needed to clean and remove the rubbish.
Meeting was duly adjourned at 8:45 PM
Mark Goodwin, Town Clerk
These minutes are unofficial until approved by the Selectboard at the next regularly scheduled meeting.