Selectboard Meeting

January 7,2002

 

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Attending the meeting: Lynn Gardner, Andrea Morgante, Jon Trefry, Randy Volk, John Guttler,

Jeanne Wilson, Mike Anthony, Faith Ingulsrud, Rocky Martin, Al Barber, John Buckingham, Nancy

Norris, Peter Ross, Clinton Emmons, Stewart  Pierson.

 

Meeting called to order at 7:00 p.m.

 

Ted distributed to the Board the 2002 Vt Fish and Wildlife calendars and noted the article on land ethics.

 

Interviews for Appointments to Planning Commission and Development Review Board

John Buckingham - Stated his main interest is in planning. He is interested in the economic

development of Town; transportation issues; zoning as to how it is planned and developed; land

development within the cluster concept.

 

Nancy Norris - Stated interested in the DRB.  A 9 yr resident of Hinesburg she does not want

large growth but believes there is room for commercial development.

 

Peter Ross - He has done planning in the school systems and served on various boards.

 

Clinton Emmons - Interest in DRB.  Has served on the Selectboard in Town; sees a place for

commercial development in town and feels it is needed for the tax base.

 

The Board discussed the issue of the high cost of dispatch service and problems with the system

with Al Barber.  At this time there is limited choice though a new system is being worked on for

fire/rescue.  Jeanne will write a letter to Shelburne Selectboard regarding the increase and

Hinesburg=s fair share.

The Board agreed to budget $4,000 each for Fire and Rescue dispatch and $12,000 for Police

Dept.  

 

Budget Discussions:

Lister=s Budget has been reduced by $15,000 for reappraisal

Parks (Recreation Path) Budget has been reduced by $15,000 -will spread over a 3 yr period.

Agencies (St. Michael=s Rescue) Budget has been reduced by $1,500 - amt was in error.

Highway Budget has been reduced by $1,500 - taken from road signs. 

Library Budget has been reduce by $24,000 - this was the amount for automation which may be covered by grants.

Follow-up on Municipal Buildings & Highway Budgets / RE: Generator - The Board agreed to install the transfer switch at Town Hall but to hold off on purchase of generator.

Follow-up on Community Resource Center Budget - will keep at the $6,000 requested.

Review of Capital Budget - Highway - removed $40,000 for the garage (the Town will bond for it when needed); reduce road reconstruction by $25,000.

Remove $8,000 for flooring at Town Hall.

Rescue - remove funding for defribulators.

 

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Review of Expenditure Summary - needs to be re-figured

Review of Revenue Summary - needs to be re-figured

Review of Special Articles (Including instant run-off article)

Growth in Grand List

Municipal Tax Rate Projection

 

Other Business

Approve Warrants: Randy moved that the Board approve the warrants (including payroll

warrants) for bills payable as presented by the Town Treasurer.  Second by Jon and approved.

 

Approve Minutes of November 19, 2001:  Jon moved that the Board vote to approve the minutes

of November 19, 2001, as corrected.  Second by John and approved.

 

Approve Minutes of December 17, 2001:  Jon moved that the Board vote to approve the minutes

of December 17, 2001as corrected.  Second b Andrea and approved.

 

VTrans Town Highway Bridge Demonstration Grant Agreement:  Jon moved that the Board

vote to approve the signing of the Grant Agreement with the State of Vermont Department of

Transportation under the Town Highway Bridge Demonstration Program (Hinesburg TH2-0111) for

a grant amount of $100,000 for the design of a new superstructure, along with related roadway

and channel work for the Silver Street bridge over the LaPlatte.  Second by John and approved.

 

Fire Protection Contract with St. George:  Andrea moved that the Board vote to sign the letter of

request to St. George for the amount of $11,394 for the purpose of providing fire and first response

coverage for FY =02-03.  This amount is derived from the previously agreed upon formula of 15% of the

actual fire and first response budgets for the past fiscal year (15% of $63,727 (Fire Department Actual

Expenditure) = $9,559 and 15% of $12,236(First Response Actual Expenditure) = $1,835). Second by

Jon and approved.

 

Wastewater Allocation Application / George Palmer on Friendship Lane:  Mr. Palmer plans to

create an accessory apartment in his residence at 98 Friendship Lane.  This apartment would have

one bedroom.  He is requesting a wastewater allocation on 150 gpd.

 

Andrea  moved that the Board vote to approve a one-year conditional wastewater capacity allocation

of 150 gpd for a one-bedroom accessory apartment on property owned by George Palmer located at

98 Friendship Lane (Grand List Lot Number 9-1-62.1)           pending all necessary Town and State

permitting.  This conditional approval will be revoked if permitting approval is not secured by 1/7/03. 

Second by Jon and approved.

 

VTrans Certificate of Highway Mileage:  Jon moved that the Board vote to sign the 2002 Certificate

of Highway Mileage as prepared by the State of Vermont Agency of Transportation.

 Second by John and approved.

 

 

 

 

 

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Municipal Employee Indemnity Resolution - Jeanne spoke with the Town Agent who recommended

not to sign the resolution.  It is not necessary as the Town insurance should be ample to cover any

situation.  Andrea wanted to be sure to relate to the employees that the Town insurance will cover

them.

 

Appointments to Planning Commission:  There are three positions left open on the Planning

Commission, all with term lengths of two years.  Potential candidates for these positions include Joe

Iadanza, John Buckingham, Peter Ross and Nancy Norris (all are interested in an appointment to

either board).

 

 

Jon moved that the Board vote to appoint , Joe Iadanza, John Buckingham, and Nancy Norris to serve

on the Planning Commission for two-year terms, which will expire on January 1, 2004.  Second by

Randy and approved.

 

Appointment to the Development Review Board:  There are two positions left open   on the

Development Review Board, one two-year and one one-year.  Potential candidates for these positions

include Clinton Emmons, Joe Iadanza, John Buckingham, Peter Ross and Nancy Norris.

 

 

Jon moved that the Board vote to appoint Peter Ross to the Development Review Board for a two-year

term, which will expire on January 1, 2004.  Second by Randy and approved.

 

 

Jon moved that the Board vote to appoint Clinton Emmons to the Development Review Board for a

one-year term, which will expire on January 1, 2003.  Second by Randy and approved.

 

 

There are two vacancies for alternates on the Development Review Board, both for two-year terms. 

Potential candidates for these positions include George Munson and Carolyn Fenn.

 

 

John moved that the Board vote to appoint George Munson, and Carolyn Fenn as alternates to the

Development Review Board for two-year terms, which will expire on January 1, 2004.  Second by

Randy and approved.

 

Additions to the Agenda

Cemetery Land Acquisition:  Muriel Manning is scheduled for the Planning Commission meeting on

Wednesday, January 9, to discuss the transfer of property to the Cemetery Commission.  Faith has

asked for an approval from the Selectboard for this land acquisition.  If you so approve, then:  Andrea

moved that the Board vote to authorize the Hinesburg Cemetery Commission to accept about 6 acres

of property being donated to the commission by Muriel Manning, with property lines to be clarified at

the time of transfer.   Second by Jon and approved.

 

 

 

 

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Town Hall Lease Agreement:  John moved that the Board vote to approve the Town Hall Lease

Agreement of Eileen Carpenter, Eric Larson and Laura Wisniewski to hold a Health and Wellness Day

at the Town Hall on Saturday, February 9th from 10 AM to 3 PM, subject to the terms of the lease

agreement.  Second by Randy and approved.