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Selectboard Members present: Bill Ormerod, Jeff Blake, Charlie Swanson and Randy DeVine. Staff Members present: Erin McSweeney, Administrative Assistant to the Selectboard. Public Present: Colleen Steen
1.Call to Order
Bill Ormerod, Chairperson, called the meeting to order at 7:02PM.
Charlie motioned to approve the minutes from the meeting on November 26, 2007, as written. Randy seconded. All board members voted in favor.
3. Items on the Agenda
A. Don Pigeon did not attend tonight's meeting, as the Highway Department was tending to the roads. Bill informed the board that the turbo in DJ's truck had to be replaced. The truck is back up and running.
B. Randy DeVine - Performed maintenance on blowers and backwashed the filtering system.
C. Skip Taylor - Reviewed the Zoning Administrator's Report for October 30- December 3, 2007. The Planning Commission has been awarded a Municipal Planning Grant for the re-write of the Town Plan. The Northwest Regional Planning Commission will be assisting the Planning Commission.
4. Public Input
Colleen Steen attended tonight's meeting to discuss the Act 250 hearing for Larry and Barbara Young's proposed subdivision. She asked the board about the warning for the meeting on December 19, 2007, which has been scheduled to change the status of the project from contingent to final approval. Bill informed her that the hearing was set for this specific purpose on the advice of the Town's Attorney.
5. Other Business
A. The board reviewed and signed an Error Correction form from the Listers.
B. The board reviewed a request from Larry and Barbara Young regarding their current water and sewer charges. The Young's discovered a leak on their property. Charlie motioned to average the last 12 months of sewer usage, and remove the remaining amount. The amount owed for water usage would not be adjusted. Randy seconded. 3 board members voted in favor and one board member was opposed. The Young's will have to contact Amy regarding a payment schedule.
C. The board reviewed the proposed Sheriff's contract for next year. The board will review this again with all the other budget requests received.
D. The board reviewed a proposed payment plan for the water and sewer bill for HW003-D. By consensus, the board approved the payment plan; Bill noted that the charges included in the payment plan are in addition to the quarterly bill that will be due in February.
E. The board reviewed the Act 250 application for Larry and Barbara Young's proposed subdivision off Goodall Street. An Act 250 hearing for this application will take place on Wednesday, December 5th at 9:30AM at the Town Office. The board's areas of concern are: the access to Goodall Road, Goodall Road should be built to Town road standards, and municipal utilities for the project. The board has not seen drawings detailing the proposed sewer connections or the easements involved. These drawings should be submitted to the Selectboard for approval and review by the Town's Attorney.
F. The board reviewed a letter of interest from Julie Beers for the vacant position on the DRB; the board would like to interview Julie and Colleen Steen in January. Erin will contact Julie and Colleen to schedule the interviews.
G. Due to the holiday schedule, there will be a regularly scheduled Selectboard meeting on Thursday, December 20th, at 7:00PM. This meeting will be in addition to the regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, December 17th.
Judy motioned to adjourn the meeting at 9:05PM. Randy seconded. All board members voted in favor. The meeting was adjourned at 9:05PM.
Erin McSweeney, Administrative Assistant to the Selectboard