REGULAR MEETING OF THE
SELECTBOARD &
WATER COMMISSION
TOWN OFFICE
December 5, 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, Greg Lucas, Billy Baker Sr., Billy Baker Jr., Katherine Venable and Barry Kade

Ken called the meeting to order at 6:36 p.m.

1. Scott made a motion to approve the minutes of November 21, 2011 as written. Carol seconded and the motion carried 5-0

2. Billy Jr. (Road Commissioner) had no pressing issues, but stayed to discuss Roads & Bridges and Fire Department Truck

Roads & Bridges Issues

    1. Structures Grant Reimbursement Requests were received and submitted for payment. Structures Grant Update will remain on the Agenda
    2. Transportation Enhancement Update will remain on the Agenda 
    3. FEMA reimbursements were reported as paid and should be received shortly. FEMA Application Update will remain on the Agenda

3. Scott made a motion to approve and sign the 1st/2nd Class Liquor License and Tobacco Application and the Outside Consumption Permit submitted by Greg Lucas of Sweat Equity Inc. (Black Lantern Inn). Sue seconded and the motion carried 5-0

4. Billy Sr. (Fire Chief) discussed his ideas for purchasing a new “Pumper” to replace the 40 year old one the department is currently using. Billy will return to the Board with details on cost and truck specifications. Fire Department Request to Purchase New Pumper Truck will remain on the Agenda

5. Scott nominated Renee Patterson as the 5th person to sit on the Budget Committee. The nomination was approved 5-0

6. Barry Kade voiced his opinion concerning a possible Ordinance to Ban Overnight Parking, Camping and Use on All Municipal Property. Ordinance to Ban Overnight Parking, Camping and Use on All Municipal Property will remain on the Agenda

7. Scott reported to the Water Commission that the broken Hydrant near Grampa Grunts was replaced and the water hook-ups to the Soule trailer are complete

Vermont Rural Water is finishing up a few pages of the Source Protection Plan and the Permit to operate should be in the mail

Water Commission Issues will remain on the Agenda

8.  Old Business

  1. Hazard Mitigation Grants will remain under Old Business
  2. Town Office Renovations will remain under Old Business
  3. Katherine Venable and the Board discussed the possibility of her as Animal Control Officer. Carol will continue to investigate all possibilities for the most reasonable animal management plan. Dog ordinance, Dog Officer and Related Issues will remain under Old Business

9. New Business

  1. Scott made a motion to authorize the Town Treasurer to temporarily move funds from the Water Department to the General Fund to cover cash flow requirements in anticipation of taxes. Wendy seconded and the motion carried 5-0  

10. The Board Opened the Mail and signed the Orders

11. Scott made a motion to adjourn. Carol seconded and the motion carried 5-0

The meeting adjourned at 9:21 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted
Wendy Howard