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, subject to corrections and/or additions at the next
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Selectboard members Jeff Blake, Charlie Swanson, Judy Cleary, Bill Ormerod, and Doug Webb were present at the meeting. Also present were Erin McSweeney, Don Pigeon, Randy DeVine, Gene Forbes, Dick Perez and Judi Hunziker. These minutes are unofficial until approved by the Board at the next regularly scheduled Selectboard meeting.
The meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm. Gene Forbes and Dick Perez from Hoyle, Tanner and Associates gave an overview of their company including the services it provides.
Randy interpreted the monthly reports for water and sewer. He also informed the board that he has 2 appointments for site visits from engineering firms for the WWTF expansion feasibility study.
Don informed the board that he would like to stop using plastic culverts and use only steel ones. He informed the board that steel culverts are less expensive than plastic ones if the culvert is bigger than 18".
The board reviewed road name applications for two roads. Charlie made a motion to accept Sugar Heights Road and Audrey Road as the names for the new roads. Judy seconded. All board members voted in favor.
Charlie informed the board that Hoyle, Tanner & Associates is working on a structural evaluation of the foundation for the River Road project. The board will discuss the River Road project at next week's meeting.
This meeting recessed at 7:53 so that members of the Selectboard could attend a joint meeting with the Schoolboard.
Donna Meunier attended the joint meeting to discuss new requirements for the upcoming primary and election. The state sent the town a phone which is compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The phone needs an analog line which goes to the Secretary of State's office. Voters will be able to key in who they are voting for. Also, Donna informed both boards that a separate line for the internet is needed for the statewide voter checklist.
Peg Stewart requested a joint meeting to discuss some concerns the School board has. The first concern was an invoice for $3980 from the town to the school for items picked up by APT Environmental. Jeff informed the School board that the itemized invoice was generated by APT according to what was picked up and that the town did not know how much the school's portion would be on Household Hazardous Waste Day.
Peg was also concerned that some of the school's requests for maintenance work were not granted. Jeff informed her that she can call any of the Selectboard members at any time if she has requests or concerns.
Peg informed the Selectboard that the school is looking into alternative uses for the building that currently houses the town offices due to lack of room at the school. A joint meeting of the School board and Selectboard has been scheduled for September 25 to discuss this further.
The Selectboard resumed their meeting at the town office. Judy motioned to accept the minutes as written. Charlie seconded. All board members voted in favor.
OTHER BUSINESS: The board will discuss orphan stormwater systems next week. Erin is waiting for more information from Jim Pease from the Agency of Natural Resources Water Quality Division. Amy Sears gave the board some information regarding pre-paying for fuel for the upcoming season. The board decided in a consensus not to pre-pay for fuel this season. Erin will let Amy know the board's decision. Judy read a letter from Ruggiano Engineering in response to the notice of termination of services sent by the Selectboard for the River Road project. Charlie informed the board that he and Bill did a presentation to the NWRPC on the proposed project if the town is awarded a Transportation Enhancement grant. Erin received a letter of support from the NWRPC to be included in the application. Requests for proposals were mailed out last week for the WWTF expansion feasibility study.
PUBLIC INPUT: There was no public input during this meeting.
Doug made the motion to adjourn. Judy seconded. The Selectboard meeting was adjourned at 9:24PM.
____________________________________ Erin McSweeney, Selectboard Administrator