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Selectboard members Jeff Blake, Judy Cleary, Bill Ormerod, and Doug Webb were present at the meeting. Also present were Erin McSweeney, Don Pigeon, Randy DeVine, Colleen Steen and Gabe Handy. 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. Don informed the board that the piles for the River Road project from Blow & Cote and that digging would begin next week. Don will be closing River Road beginning on Tuesday. He has purchased signs to post on both ends of River Road. Don also informed the board he has done some grading to make roads ready for school bus travel. Bill gave Don some follow up information on Elaine Kirkpatrick's concerns about flooding on her property.
Randy informed the board that a furnace cleaning needs to be scheduled for the Water Control Building and Wastewater Treatment Plant. Also, Randy informed the board that in about 6 weeks he will start preparing the lagoons for cleaning. He stated that he will need some additional help during the 10-15 day process.
Jeff offered that members of the Highway Department may be able to assist him. Randy also informed the board there is a community member who needs to perform 10 hours of community service; Randy has work that can be done. Randy distributed an updated punch list of items that still need to be completed for the Workman project.
Gabe Handy addressed the board regarding the Workman project. Gabe requested 94 meters, or 2 per unit.(one for hot water and one for cold water) Jeff informed Gabe that any change to the approved plan for connections must be approved by the Selectboard. Bill informed Gabe that there is 5 years of documentation for what was approved at the beginning of the project, which was 47 meters, or 1 meter per unit. Also, Bill informed Gabe there are no allocations in place for common areas in the building, and there are no allocations to give.
Doug motioned to accept the minutes. Judy seconded. All board members voted in favor of accepting the minutes as stated.
OTHER BUSINESS: The board reviewed a letter from Julie and David Filiberti regarding Clean Green. The board will draft a letter to Julie and David in response to their concerns about litter on town roads. The Flood Plan will be discussed at a future Selectboard meeting. The board reviewed a proposal from APT Environmental to administer Household Hazardous Waste Day. Jeff will discuss the proposal with Amy Page of APT. Erin informed the board that the grant application for the orphan stormwater systems program is not available yet. She will keep checking on this. Erin will attend a municipal planning grant workshop on August 31st in Montpelier.
Bill would like to send a letter to the McNall's whose farm has been named the VT Farm of the Year. According to the St. Albans Messenger, this is the first farm in Franklin County to be named as such.
PUBLIC INPUT: Colleen Steen distributed a packet of information on the Safe Routes to School Program.
Bill motioned to go into Executive Session at 9:03PM to discuss a legal issue. Judy seconded. All board members voted in favor. The board came out of Executive Session at 9:07PM.
The Selectboard meeting was adjourned at 9:07PM.
____________________________________ Erin McSweeney, Selectboard Administrator