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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, Colleen Steen, Bruce Pendleton, Jen Shapiro/Burgess, and Stephen Williams. 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 seeding and mulching for the River Road project has been completed. The final phase of the project, paving, will be completed next spring. Don, Judy and Sam Hudson will meet on December 5th to plan their forest walk.
Randy informed the board that CVPS will be shutting down power to the town between midnight and 3:00AM on Thursday night. Erin distributed a status report from Dubois and King which she received on Monday. Randy and the board will review it and discuss it at next week's meeting.
Charlie motioned to accept the minutes from last week's meeting as written. Judy seconded. All members voted in favor.
Amy Sears of the Utility Department submitted a statement from Cap Mark for the loan on the original WWTF. Charlie motioned to pay off the loan. Judy seconded. All voted in favor. Jeff will get a financial statement from Amy after the loan has been paid off.
OTHER BUSINESS: Judy informed the board that Dean Potter will be inspecting the newly constructed elderly housing units. Judy will follow up with Dean after the inspection. The Planning Commission would like to have another joint meeting on December 5th with the Selectboard to review the revised By-Laws. The board would like to meet on December 19th, since revised By-Laws were only distributed at tonight's meeting. Erin will follow up with Cathy Raymond. Budgeting for 2007 will take place on January 10th and 11th (if necessary) beginning at 7:00AM at the Town Office. There will be no Selectboard meeting on December 25th and January 1st. There will be a meeting on Tuesday, January 2nd. Bill informed the board that the same coverage we currently have in place with the Sheriff's Department will cost $70,000 for the upcoming year. The same coverage by the State Police would be $99,320.00. The board would like to compare the two contracts. The board will discuss the grant application for the WWTF Expansion Feasibility Study at next week's meeting.
PUBLIC INPUT: Bruce Pendleton, Stephen Williams, and Jennifer Shapiro / Burgess attended tonight's meeting to discuss the orphan stormwater system on Hawley Road. In order to be in compliance with the original stormwater permit issued for Hawley Road, a retention pond needs to be put in. The permit, which was issued by the state Agency of Natural Resources, has expired and can not be renewed until the conditions of the original permit have been met. The residents of Hawley Road would like to Town to apply for grants to fund this project. A letter has been issued by the Agency of Natural Resources to homeowners affected by an orphan stormwater system. The board will review the letter and notes pertaining to Hawley Road submitted by Bruce Pendleton and resume discussion next week.
Carolyn Branagan and Gary Gilbert attended tonight's meeting. Carolyn informed the board that a bill has come through the Legislature late in the session. The bill is confusing, and she advised the Town not to become involved in the grant process as there are still many variables to be determined.
The Selectboard meeting was adjourned at 8:40PM.
____________________________________ Erin McSweeney, Selectboard Administrator