REGULAR MEETING OF THE
SELECTBOARD &
WATER COMMISSION
TOWN OFFICE
October 17, 2011

6:30 P.M.

Unapproved

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

Visitors Present: Renee Patterson, Kevin Schefler and Steve Robert

Scott called the meeting to order at 6:37 p.m.

Corrections to the October 3 minutes were: #1 & #9 should read …and the motion carried 4-0… # 3 should read…Roy Schiff

1. Carol made a motion to approve the minutes of October 3, 2011 as amended. Sue seconded and the motion carried 4-0

2. Roads & Bridges Issues

    1. Wendy made a motion to authorize Scott to sign Structures Grant reimbursement requests away from the table. Sue seconded and the motion carried 4-0. Structures Grant Update will remain on the Agenda
    2. Installation of the temporary bridge at the Longley Bridge site is in progress. Temporary Bridge will remain on the Agenda            
    3. Carol reported that recipient of the Transportation Enhancement Grant should be announced at the end of December/beginning of January 2011. Transportation Enhancement Update will remain on the Agenda 
    4. West Hill Brook Clearing is complete with about a 5’ clearance under the 118 Bridge. West Hill Brook Clearing will be removed from the Agenda
    5. FEMA worksheets for Irene repair funds are 95% complete.  FEMA Application Update will remain on the Agenda
    6. Machinery Billing Procedures will remain on the Agenda

3. Scott, Carol and Charlie Handcock (Conservation Commission Chair), among others, participated in a site visit of the Black Falls Brook between the Fuller Bridge and the Zartarian trailer with Hydrological Engineer Roy Schiff. He will prepare a Site Study Proposal for the area including the West Hill Brook/118 area and submit it to the Conservation Commission who will investigate funding for the project. Black Falls Brook Study Site Visit will remain on the Agenda

4. Steve Robert and the Board discussed the placement situation with the Soule trailer that was moved during Irene

Scott made a motion to appoint Kevin Schefler as the Authorized Representative for the Vermont Department of Public Safety Standard Grant Agreement # 02140-71115-276 for the purchase of new digital radios. Wendy seconded and the motion carried 4-0

Kevin will follow up on the Frequency License and the Grant for the new Base Station and Repeaters has been submitted

5. Both of the School Drive Pump Station Starters have been repaired. The Commission discussed Bond payments and will include Bond Payment Review at the next Meeting. Water Commission Issues will remain on the Agenda.

6. Scott made a motion to waive the Town Hall closing date from November 1, 2011 to November 21, 2011 for the Recreation Department sponsored Variety Show with the understanding that they will pay the Seasonal Difference for fuel of $100.00 and accommodate the November 1 closing date in the future. Sue seconded and the motion carried 4-0

7. Wendy made a motion authorizing Scott to sign the Municipal Planning Grant Agreement for $7, 475.00. Sue seconded and the motion carried 4-0

8.  Old Business

  1. Scott made a motion authorizing Carol to respond to a letter from Bernadette Early. Sue seconded and the motion carried 4-0.  Scott made a motion authorizing an extension from October 15, 2001 to October 29, 2011 for Donald Laberge to fix the non-functioning electronic fence he recently installed to waive a $50.00 fine he was issued at the 9/12/11 Dog Hearing. Sue seconded and the motion carried 4-0. Dog Ordinance Issues will remain under Old Business
  2. Zoning Issues will remain under Old Business
  3. Hazard Mitigation Grants will remain under Old Business
  4. Town Office Renovations will remain under Old Business

9. New Business

  1. Wendy made a motion to have Scott sign the Municipal Excess Weight Permit for Victor E. Manosh. Sue seconded and the motion carried 4-0

10. The Board Opened the Mail and signed the Orders

11. Wendy made a motion to adjourn. Sue seconded and the motion carried 5-0

The meeting adjourned at 8:57 p.m.

<>Respectfully Submitted
Wendy Howard