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Selectboard members Jeff Blake, Judy Cleary, Doug Webb, Bill Ormerod and Charlie Swanson were present at the meeting. Also present were Erin McSweeney, Don Pigeon, Randy DeVine, Carol Lizotte, Greg Beers, Earl Eustis, and Colleen Steen. 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 grader has been vandalized; the replacement windshield has been received today and the replacement window should be available tomorrow. Don also informed the board that the paperwork for the surfacing grant from AOT has been completed. The grant awarded was for $64,000; $52,000 was spent.
Doug informed Don that BlueCross BlueShield has informed VLCT that the cost of health insurance for municipal employees will increase approximately 36% as of January 1, 2007. Don will inform the road crew of this increase.
Greg Beers of Comcast (formerly Adelphia) and Earl Eustis of Eustis Enterprises attended tonight's meeting because they would like to bore along some private roads in Town to install cable. Greg will furnish copies of maps where the borings will be done to Don.
Randy informed the board he would like to attend 2 training workshops in the next 2 weeks. The first workshop, taking place on November 2nd in Burlington, is being offered by the Green Mountain Water Environmental Association at a cost of $20.00.
Bill motioned to allow Randy to attend the workshop on November 2nd in Burlington. Charlie seconded.
The second training session Randy would like to attend is being offered by the Vermont Rural Water Association on November 7th in Morrisville; the cost to attend is $30.00.
Charlie motioned to allow Randy to attend on November 7th in Morrisville. Bill seconded. All members voted in favor.
Randy informed the board that he served notice at the LeClair apartments informing the current tenants of one of the apartments that the water will be shut off on November 2nd if full payment is not received for the balance owed. This will serve as direct notice to the tenants.
Randy informed the board that he observed that even after he had fixed a leak on Buck Hollow Road, the daily demand was still higher than normal. Randy found another leak and fixed it. The daily demand is back down to the normal amount.
Randy received a letter from Green Mountain Engineering regarding the Workman Project. The letter is a follow up stating that the water line meets the specifications of the project. The line has not yet been accepted by the board at this time. Randy also informed the board that he has nothing further scheduled with Dubois & King.
Earl Eustis informed the board that there are 4 locations he would like to bore at for Comcast. Earl will meet with Randy before he begins boring so he will know where the water and sewer lines are. Earl requested the board waive the 60 day waiting period to begin boring.
Bill motioned to waive the 60 day waiting period for boring so that cable lines can be buried. Charlie seconded. All board members voted in favor.
Carol Lizotte, Recreation Director, addressed the board to discuss the Recreation Department's budget and upcoming events. She distributed an agenda outlining the topics to be discussed. The agenda contained the following topics: Park Status, Impact Fee Approval, Budget Review and plan for next year, Restroom and land swap possibility, Recreation Steering Committee Reorganization, Park Grand Opening Celebration, and Parks & Recreation Department Programming possibilities.
Bill motioned to accept the minutes from the October 23rd meeting. Judy seconded. Judy offered an amendment. Line #37 should read "the board". All board members voted in favor of accepting the minutes as amended.
The board reviewed the contract from Dubois & King for the WWTF Expansion Feasibility Study. Bill motioned to sign the contract from Dubois and King for the WWTF Expansion Feasibility Study. Judy seconded. All board members voted in favor.
Bill motioned to appoint Susie Jones to a full-time position on the Development Review Board, with a term that will expire on October 30, 2010. Charlie seconded. All board members voted in favor.
Bill motioned to appoint Elizabeth Griffin to the position of Library Trustee until the next general election. Charlie seconded. All board members voted in favor.
OTHER BUSINESS: The board received a letter of resignation from Ed Nuttall. Ed wishes to resign from his position as one of the Representatives to the Northwest Regional Planning Commission. His term was due to expire in March 2007. The position will remain vacant until the next general election.
A public notice will be posted around town informing residents that the dumpster at the Town Garage will be removed as of December 1, 2006.
A public notice will be posted to inform residents that a skunk has tested positive for rabies in the Shepardson Hollow area.
Bill spoke to Sheriff Norris regarding traffic control on Election Day; he also asked Sheriff Norris for a dollar amount for next year's budget for the same 40 hours a week coverage that the Town currently has. Bill also informed the board that a resident was concerned that the Clean Green contract has been renewed for 2 more years. Bill will follow up with the resident.
PUBLIC INPUT: Colleen Steen informed the board she attended a meeting with NWRPC at which ancient roads were discussed. She also informed the board that this month's Transportation Advisory Council meeting has been cancelled.
Colleen also has put out an e-mail to get information about speed limits. She will gather the information and write a letter to the Selectboard.
Judy motioned to enter Executive Session to discuss a pending legal matter at 9:30PM. Doug seconded. The board came out of Executive Session at 9:45PM.
The Selectboard meeting was adjourned at 9:45PM.
____________________________________ Erin McSweeney, Selectboard Administrator