Minutes of Selectboard Meeting
October 2nd, 2019
Present at Meeting:
Bert Potter, Selectman; Aaron Korzun, Selectman; Mark Goodwin, Clerk
Sharon Winnicki, Chair Board of Listers
Mark Youngstrom – Otter Creek Engineering
Call to Order:
The meeting was called to order at 7:00 PM by Selectman Potter
Approval of Agenda:
Bert moved and Aaron seconded to approve the agenda. No modifications: Approved
Lister’s Report – Errors & Omissions:
Sharon reported a change in Current Use parcel, which resulted in additional acreage being placed in Current Use. The result being that there is a $14,600 reduction in the Grand List.
Sharon reported that she contacted three referrals, soliciting interest in representing the Town in its current Appeal litigation. Sharon outlined the details of the candidate that she chose to the Selectboard. The Selectboard agreed that she should proceed in contacting the attorney in order to execute a Representation Agreement. Once that is executed the Attorney’s credentials will be forwarded to Superior Court.
Lottery Road Culvert Status:
Mark Youngstrom briefed the Selectboard on the following: The project overall is about a week behind schedule and did not make the October 1st ANR deadline of working in streams. The contractor is now obligated to apprise DEC of their schedule as the proceed. It is anticipated that they will be backfilling this week and be substantially completed by the end of the week.
Bert moved and Aaron seconded to approve Change Order #1 for the Lottery Rd culvert. The Change order refers to the the upsize of the culvert from 18 inch to 24 inch and provide 3 inch replacement gravel in place of native materials. Approved
Bert moved and Aaron seconded to approve partial payment of $74,461.50 for work already completed. Approved
Excess Weight Permit:
Aaron moved and Bert seconded to approve the Excess Weight Permit for Lathrop Forest Products. All requisite materials have been submitted. Approved
Opioids Negotiation Class determination:
All U.S. Counties, Cities, and Local Governments have been notified by the US District Court for the Northern District of Ohio in regard to litigation in an ongoing RICO case concerning the distribution of controlled substances. The notification specifically concerns the ability of impacted entities to be excluded from any settlement claims so that those entities might litigate with the defendants directly.
Bert moved and Aaron seconded to maintain the class designation in the litigation as it would be in the best interest of Shrewsbury to do so. Approved
Open to the Public:
Jonathan Gibson reported that he had attended the 3rd Workshop on 9/19/2019 with the PUC concerning E-911 phone system reliability when electric power is unavailable. Jonathan reported that there will be a 4th Workshop to determine and document Best Practices in order to prepare and transmit to the Legislature for their consideration. Jonathan indicated that he plans on participating, however he will be unable to submit responses on behalf of Shrewsbury because the Selectboard will not be meeting to review any documentation prior to the deadline for submissions. Jonathan indicated that the Ad hoc Telcom group will draft a response for review by the Selectboard.
Bert reported that he had contacted VTel to determine the cost of installing a phone for E-911 purposes at the Transfer Station. $50 Installation fee with $20 monthly charge.
Bert moved and Aaron seconded to approve installing a phone at the Transfer Station. Approved
Bert moved and Aaron seconded to approve the minutes of 9/18/2019. Approved
Bert moved and Aaron seconded to approve:
Selectboard Orders #10 of 10/2/2019 of 24,076.96 (Includes Garage Bond Payment – $22,000) and Road Commissioner Orders #10 of 10/2/2019 for $ 94,512.25 (Includes partial payment for Lottery Rd Culvert Project). Approved
Meeting was adjourned at 8:15 PM
Mark Goodwin, Town Clerk
These minutes are unofficial until approved by the Selectboard at the next regularly scheduled meeting.
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