REGULAR MEETING OF THE
SELECTBOARD &
WATER COMMISSION
TOWN WATER PLANT
August 15, 2011

6:30 P.M.

Unapproved

Selectboard Members Present: Ken Cota-Chair, Scott Perry-Vice Chair, Carol McGregor, Sue Regan and Wendy Howard-Clerk

Visitors Present: Renee Patterson, Ave Leslie, Billy Baker, Bethany Remers and Jeannine Porrier

Ken called the meeting to order at 6:33 p.m.

1.Scott made a motion to approve the minutes of August 1, 2011 as written. Carol seconded and the motion carried 5-0

2. Renee presented the Budget/Financial Review to the Board

3. Billy updated the Board on road crew vacation time and health leaves

Bethany Remers reported on the results of the traffic counters placed before and after the Longley Bridge and Carol’s presentation for the Transportation Enhancement Grant.

4. Longley Bridge Update

a.       Ken reported that we had the go ahead to order the ACROW Temporary Bridge. Structures Grant will remain on the Agenda

b.      Scott made a motion to authorize Ken to complete and sign all documents pertaining to the $175,000.00 Structures Grant (total project of $220,000.00) including the purchase of the ACROW Temporary Bridge, and sign a Property Easement with Stanley Longley. Wendy seconded and the motion carried 5-0

c.       The TAC meeting went well and Planning for the Longley Bridge Rehab Project was ranked as the number one priority for an Enhancement Grant.

d.      Scott made a motion to authorize Carol to complete, sign and send the Transportation Enhancement Grant for $150,000.00 (& up to $300,000.00) away from the table. Wendy seconded and the motion carried 5-0. Transportation Enhancement Grant will remain on the Agenda

e.       Ken will meet with Chris Brunelle and others on Wednesday August 24 to discuss how VTRANS will help the town remove gravel from West Hill Brook. Rt 118 West Hill Brook Gravel Cleaning Initiative will remain on the Agenda

5. Scott made a motion for the Water Commission to approve the disconnection for accounts listed and that are two weeks past due. Sue seconded and the motion carried 5-0

The Lague situation has been resolved

Scott reported on a visit and respnse by Heather Cambell State Water Systems Coordinator. Scott will follow up on suggested improvements to the Water Source Protection Area including signs, fence on 242 and an Emergency Response Plan

Water Commission Issues will remain on the Agenda

6. Old Business

  1. NFIP CAV (Soule & St. Onge) updates will remain under Old Business
  2. Carol will contact Kingdom Construction about the divisions in the snow guards. PWB Project Wrap Up will remain under Old Business
  3. Property lines of land bought under FEMA programs will remain under Old Business
  4. It has been determined that the Zartarian Property was mitigated in 1997 and therefore not eligible for a Hazard Mitigation Grant, and West Hill gravel removal will wait until next year. Hazard Mitigation Grant will be removed from Old Business
  5. Town Office Renovations will remain under Old Business

7. New Business

a.       Renee will contact Blouins concerning the boiler at the PSB

b.      Scott made a motion to approve and have the Town Clerk sign the Belfry’s Application for Request to Cater Malt and Vinous Beverages and Spirituous Ligours at the Rec Center on August 27 4p.m. to 2 a.m.. Sue seconded and the motion carried 5-0

c.       The Board decided to maintain the school driveway and parking area as in the past for another year, giving the School Board time to budget and arrange for paving and plowing

9. The Board Opened the Mail and signed the Orders

10. Scott made a motion to adjourn. Ken seconded and the motion carried 5-0

The meeting adjourned at 10.00 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted
Wendy Howard