Selectboard Meeting

January  21, 2002    


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Attending the meeting; Lynn Gardner, Andrea Morgante, Jon Trefry, Jeanne Wilson.


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



Other Business


Approve Warrants:  Andrea moved that the Board vote to approve the warrants for bills payable

as presented by the Town Treasurer.  Second by Jon and approved.


Trial Balance for Sewer & Water Fund and General Fund for Period Ending 12/31/01:  Jon

moved that the Board vote to acknowledge receipt of the Trial Balance for the Sewer & Water

Fund and General Fund for the period ending 12/31/01.  Second by Andrea and approved.


Review of Year 2001 VTrans Bridge Inspection Report:  Jon moved that the Board vote to sign

the response form, acknowledging receipt and review of the Year 2001 Bridge Inspection Report

from Vtrans.  Second by Andrea and approved. 

Andrea suggested a letter be drafted to AOT asking to include more data in the report such as yr

bridge was constructed.  Also to inquire if they are working on new bridge designs to avoid wash

off into the waterways.

Jon stated he would like to be sure suggested maintenance is done which could extend the life of

the bridge.  Jeanne will send a memo to Rocky and Mike asking what they plan to do to the

bridges this year.


Water Service Agreement / Fern Road Residents:  Andrea moved that the Board vote to sign

the water service agreement with the residents of Fern Road (Richard Martin, Greg Coolidge and

Robert Dimke) for the extension of the municipal water system to service these homes.  Second

by Jon and approved.

The Board discussed the fact that a new agreement needs to be written.


Letter Recognizing Donation of Land and Easement by Victor & Ramona Giroux and Bernard & June Giroux:  In 1996 the Giroux=s donated an easement on their property at Commerce Park (Grand List Lot Number 20-50-2.1) for the construction of the sidewalk from the canal to the Post Office.  The Giroux=s (with Town funding) had the value of this easement appraised at $4,500.  In addition, the Giroux=s have recently donated the triangular parcel located between Mechanicsville Road and the canal (Grand List Lot Number 20-50-80) to the Town.  According to the Grand List, the assessed value of this parcel is $1,300.  Victor Giroux has requested a letter, signed by the Selectboard, acknowledging these donations and their values for tax purposes.


      Jon moved that the Board vote to sign the letters to Victor & Ramona Giroux and Bernard &      June Giroux acknowledging donation of land and an easement, and their associated values.

Second by Andrea and approved.

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Consumption of Alcohol at the Fire Station for a Wedding Reception on May 11, 2002: 

There will be a wedding reception for Randy Thompson=s nephew at the Fire Hall on May 11th from

11:30 AM to 5:00 PM.  Jackie Steady (mother of the groom) is requesting permission to serve

alcoholic beverages at this event.


Andrea moved that the Board vote to approve the request by Jackie Steady for permission to serve alcohol at a wedding reception at the Hinesburg Fire Hall on May 11, 2002 fro 11:30 AM to 5:00 PM, with the following conditions:


C               A responsible person over 21 years of age will be designated to be Ain charge@ of the event and to monitor alcohol use at the event to ensure that there is no underage drinking and that intoxicated persons do not drive; and


C               A ADon=t Drink and Drive@ poster shall be posted at the entrance to the event, naming the responsible person and offering the services of the responsible person to arrange safe trips home.

Second by Jon and approved.


Discussion of Warning for Town Meeting: The Board reviewed the warning with Jeanne and

she will make changes as suggested.  The deadline for receipt of petitions for articles to be

included on the warning is January 24th.  Jeanne will finalize the warning and the Board will come in individually to sign it.


Jon moved the Board vote to adjourn at 7:45 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,


Valerie Spadaccini, secretary