May 20, 2002
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Attending the meeting: Lynn Gardner, Andrea Morgante, Jon Trefry, John Guttler, Jeanne Wilson, Tom Moreau, Jim Tilehurst, Brian Austin, Jeffrey Tucker, Robert Gauthier, Chris Morrell, Rocky Martin, Stewart Pierson.
Meeting called to order at 7:00 p.m.
Tom Moreau and Jim Tilehurst of Chittenden Solid Waste District / FY 2003 Proposed Budget – Tom reported in the budget as proposed the capital budget exceeds the operating budget as they continue to work toward changing to a single stream system .
John moved the Board vote to approve the CSWD fy2003 proposed budget, second by Jon and approved.
Jeffrey Tucker of Dubois & King / Silver Street Bridge Project: Jon moved that the Board vote to sign the agreement for consultant engineering services with Dubois & King, Inc. for the Silver Street (Town Highway 4) bridge #10 project (TH2-0111) dated May 20, 2002. Second by John and approved.
On June 5th a local concerns meeting will be held at Town Hall. Rocky has been in touch with the elementary school regarding a temporary bridge as well as storage in the school parking lot.
Robert Gauthier / Interview for Appointment to Development Review Board
Robert has been a resident of Hinesburg for 4 years and wants to be a part of the Town’s future. He has attended Zoning Board meetings but no DRB meetings.
Steve Conlon / Interview for Appointment to Development Review Board
Steve has been a resident of Hinesburg for 2 years and wants to be involved in the development of Hinesburg.
Chris Morrell spoke with the Board regarding the possibility of giving the Blazer used by the police to the Vt Police Academy in exchange for $2,500 worth of future tuition fees. The Board was in favor of this idea. Discussed were issues of the speed check unit now used in the Blazer and how many vehicles the dept will have with the new purchase if the Jeeps now in service are kept.
Approve Warrants: Andrea moved that the Board vote to approve the warrants (including payroll warrants) for bills payable as presented by the Town Treasurer.
Second by John and approved.
Trial Balance for Sewer & Water and General Fund Accounts for Period Ending 4/30/02: Jon moved that the Board vote to acknowledge receipt of the Trial Balance for Sewer & Water and General Fund Accounts for the period ending 4/30/02. Second by Andrea and approved.
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Driveway Permit / Irena Case for Richmond Road: As a letter was received by the Town from the State Wetlands Ecologist stating there appears to be a wetlands on this parcel the Board agreed to delay approval of the driveway permit pending wetland delineation and further planning
Driveway Permit / William Leggett for Ballard’s Corner Store on Shelburne Falls Road: According to the Hinesburg Zoning Bylaw (Section 5.6.2) Road Cuts: Any parcel of land in commercial and industrial districts in single ownership on November 7, 1972, shall be served by no more than one (1) road-cut …Additional curb cuts may be allowed by the Planning Commission (now by the DRB) for a lot in single ownership that obtains site plan approval for the entire parcel of land. Since this parcel was in single ownership in 1972, this project will need DRB site plan approval in order to obtain a second road cut.
The Board agreed in the future to have driveway permits reviewed by the Zoning Administrator before being submitted to the Selectboard for approval to check on any zoning issues that may affect approval.
Act 250 Municipal Impact Questionnaire / Case Subdivision on Richmond Road: Jon moved that the Board vote to authorize the Chairperson to sign the Act 250 Municipal Impact Questionnaire for applicant Irena and James Case for a subdivision on Richmond Road. Second by John and approved.
Approval of Private Road Name / Thorn Bush Road (Giroux Property on Mechanicsville Road): With the approval of the one lot subdivision on the Ernest and Theresa Giroux parcel on Mechanicsville Road (for a single family home for Patty and William Drew), the driveway that services Waitsfield Champlain Valley Telecom and the Robert Giroux residence now needs to be named as a private road. The residents are proposing the name Thorn Bush Road. It has been confirmed by the E911 Coordinator that this road name is not in conflict with other town road names, or with adjacent town road names.
John moved that the Board vote to approve the name “Thorn Bush Road” for the private road, which serves Waitsfield Champlain Valley Telecom, the Robert Giroux residence and the future Drew residence. Second by Andrea and approved.
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Appointment of CCMPO Representative and Alternate Representative: The Town received notification from CCMPO that terms of appointment for Andrea Morgante as representative and Rob Bast as alternate representative are due to expire as of June 30, 2002. Both Andrea and Rob have expressed interest in a reappointment.
John moved that the Board vote to appoint Andrea Morgante as Hinesburg’s Representative to the Chittenden County Metropolitan Planning Organization for a two year term, which will expire on June 30, 2004. Also to appoint Rob Bast as Hinesburg’s Alternate Representative to the Chittenden County Metropolitan Planning Organization for a two year term, which will expire on June 30, 2004.
Second by Jon and approved.
Community Police / Donation of Recovered Items to Auction: the Community Police Department has again donated recovered items (bicycles and insulation panels) to the Crime Stoppers annual auction.
Additions to the Agenda
Hinesburg Food Shelf: In a letter from Colin McNaull, it was reported that the clean up effort from the oil leak at the United Church had been completed. It was assumed that the Hinesburg Food Shelf would be able to move back in the near future. It was recently discovered that a cistern located in the basement is also contaminated, and further clean up is needed. The Food Shelf has been notified that they will need to begin paying rent at the Rocky Ridge Farm Store site where they are temporarily located, in the amount of $800 per month. The Food Shelf is looking for suggestions on other temporary sites or financial assistance with the rent at the current site.
The Board suggested the possibility of using the area the Hinesburg Nursery School uses at the Masons Building for the summer or the Vestry Building.
Hinesburg Nursery School: The Board clarified that the Masons are responsible for maintenance issues connected with the building.
Andrea moved to adjourn at 9:05 p.m., second by John and approved.
Valerie Spadaccini, secretary