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are unapproved , subject to corrections
and/or additions at the next Selectboard meeting. Those corrections and/or
additions will be written to the original minutes. If you, the viewer,
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Any time the Selectboard "amends" the previous weeks' minutes, there will be a
statement to that effect in the minutes of the meeting at which the "amending"
Selectboard Members present:
Judy Cleary (Chair), Bill Ormerod, Randy DeVine and Bob Horr. Staff Members
present: Don Pigeon – Highway Department, Randy DeVine – Water
& Sewer and Skip Taylor - Zoning Administrator. Public Present: Melissa
Beerworth, Carl Jones, Carolyn Branagan, Gary Gilbert and Mark Rainville.
1. Call to order Judy Cleary, Chairperson, called the meeting to order at 7:00
2. Items on the Agenda Don Pigeon, Town Highway Department – Don talked
to several excavators regarding the slide on Goose Pond Road. He will have
estimates for repair of the slide at the next SB meeting.
Don issued a road cut to John Collins on Woodward Road. A 15” culvert
needs to be installed and brush cleared for good visibility.
Don also talked to George Barrett regarding road salt who said they were in
good shape. Fuel is holding up.
Randy DeVine – Randy reviewed the Vermont Monthly Water Systems
Operations Report and the Water Usage Summary for December 2008.
The Vermont Residuals Management Quarterly Report for the 4th quarter of 2008
A manhole cover on Buck Hollow Road has temporarily been repaired after being
hit by a snowplow.
There was a water leak at BFA on Wednesday. Randy was called. The water was
shut off at all valves into the school. The school called Joey Pigeon in to dig
around the valve box. A crack was found in the bottom of the ductal iron pipe
probably due to recurrent stress from traffic over a long period of time. The
iron was repaired using a three foot section of 4” pipe.
Snow removal performed at the plant as needed.
A composite sampling was performed on Monday.
Randy received a call from Endyne stating that the E. Coli failed due to a new
technique required by the State. They asked for three more samples.
Randy is looking into bids for cleaning the storage tanks.
Skip Taylor – Skip distributed an Activity Report for November 17, 2008
to January 12, 2009. A discussion took place regarding #9 on the Activity
Report: The drawings from the Workman sewer easement will be obtained from
A discussion took place in regards to Mark Rainville and his plans for a
satellite operation for an auto body business on Fletcher Road. The current
business is located on Main Street. The site is located in the Ag/Forest
Resource District and is a conditional use of that district. The Board asked
Skip to come back in with Mark after an executive session, which Skip agreed
1st Executive Session Bob Horr made the motion to go into executive session at
8:05 PM to discuss a personnel issue. Bill Ormerod seconded. All in favor. Back
from executive session at 9:00 PM.
Skip Taylor – Continued:
Mark Rainville is here to discuss his plans for a satellite auto body business
to be located on Fletcher Road. He has questions for the board concerning
zoning of the property, what he will need for permits as well as the fees for
the hearing (s). Skip has agreed to provide Mark with the guidance he will need
to get him through the town portion of the process. Mark will follow-up with
the State to see what they will require.
3. Other Business A.Joanne Littler - concern with the classification of
B.Transportation Enhancement Grant.
C.Steve Bessette - carbon monoxide, fire detectors and fire extinguisher.
D.The deadline for resumes for the Selectboard Administrative Assistant is
E.Stacy will attend the Wellness Program meeting on February 19th at the
F.Bob Horr will talk with Sheriff Bob Norris regarding protocol.
G.Table SWIP for next week.
H.Approval of salary increases for town employees and appointed officials.
4.Correspondence Peter Moss – Petition regarding Vermont Yankee E.mail to
the Selectboard regarding Boissoneault vs. Fairfax.
E.mail from Faith – Planning Coordinator for the delay of the State
Budget Municipal Planning grant.
5. Minutes A. Bob motioned to accept the minutes from the meeting on January 5,
2009, as written. Randy seconded. 4 board members voted in favor of accepting
the minutes as written. 1 board member absent
6. Public Input A. Carolyn Branagan and Gary Gilbert, District Representatives,
were in attendance. Carolyn stated that she and Gary wanted the town to know
that the session is rolling along and that they are there for the town.
B. Carl Jones came in to discuss the vet exemption.
2ND Executive Session: Bob Horr made the motion to enter executive session at
9:50 PM to discuss a personnel issue. Bill Ormerod seconded. All in favor
Executive session ended at PM The meeting adjourned at PM.
Judy Cleary, Chairperson
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