June 3, 2002
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Attending the meeting: Lynn Gardner, Andrea Morgante, Jon Trefry, Randy Volk, John Guttler, Jeanne Wilson, Howard Russell, Clint Emmons, Stewart Pierson.
Meeting called to order at 7:00 p.m.
Howard Russell / Interview for Appointment to Development Review Board
Howard is a lifetime resident of Hinesburg, he has done volunteer work on a state wide basis and finds he now has the time and would like to get locally involved.
Clinton Emmons / Wastewater Line on CVU Road – The Board reviewed with Clint his plans for the proposed wastewater line.
Randy moved that the Board Vote to approve the buried utility permit for Clinton Emmons to install wastewater lines in the Town right of way on CVU Road as outlined in a permit dated 6/3/02, subject to the terms and conditions placed on the permit by the Road Foreman and all State and local permits governing this project. Second by John and approved.
Approve Warrants: John moved that the Board vote to approve the warrants (including payroll warrants) for bills payable as presented by the Town Treasurer, second by Randy and approved.
Approve Minutes of May 20, 2002: Jon moved that the Board vote to approve the minutes of May 20, 2002, second by John and approved with Randy abstaining.
Receive List of Unlicensed Dogs from Town Clerk: Jon moved that the Board acknowledge receipt of the annual list of dogs and wolf-hybrids not licensed or inoculated as required by law. Second by Andrea and approved.
Over Weight Truck Permit Policy: RE: Article in VLCT News regarding who is authorized to issue over weight permits. The Board discussed the current policy of Hinesburg and agreed it works well. They will have the Town Administrator submit a list periodically to the Board so they can acknowledge permits issued.
Buried Utility Permit / Waitsfield Champlain Valley Telecom: Michael had an issue on a previous buried utility job completed by Waitsfield Champlain Valley Telecom on Gilman Road and Hines Road. Lines were not installed properly, were corrected by our highway crew, and WCVT was billed for the repairs in the amount of $677.02. Michael considered requesting that all future installations be completed with engineering oversight, but has not requested it on this permit. He feels that his discussion of the situation with them may be all that is necessary.
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John moved that the Board vote to approve the buried utility permit of Waitsfield
Champlain Valley Telecom to install cable in the Town right of way on Silver Street as
outlined in a permit dated 6/3/02, subject to the terms and conditions placed on the
permit by the Road Foreman and all State and local permits governing this project.
Second by Jon and approved.
Proposed Revisions of Road Standards and Policy: Discussion of hiring a consultant to assist with this project.
Andrea suggested Jeanne contact Hank Lambert of Better Back Roads and asks for a resource to help write the standards with issues of stormwater, multi use, and safety vs aesthetics being included.
The Board was in agreement that they want to keep the document simple and to the point and does not want to loose all the work that has been done so far.
Additions to the Agenda
Appointment to Development Review Board: Jon move that the Board vote to appoint Howard Russell to the Development Review Board to fill a vacancy, with a term expiring 01/01/05. Second by Andrea and approved.
Goodrich Property on North Road: Town’s option to buy 4 acre parcel on North Road. A parcel of land was deeded to the Town in 1991, to serve as a road to the landfill (now known as Observatory Road). At the same time, an agreement was signed allowing the Town to cross the Goodrich property for the purpose of removing gravel from the gravel pit. This agreement could be terminated at any time by either the Town or the Goodrich family.
The Board discussed the value this would have to the Town taking into consideration the Road Foremans opinion on loss of the drive through the parcel not being a problem.
Randy moved the Board vote to send a letter to the Goodrichs that the Town is not interested in purchase of this parcel. Second by John and approved.
The Board discussed the issue of the number of vehicles the Police Dept will be using with the purchase of the new Durango. It was agreed not to address this further at this time and the Board would look at this again when budgets for the next fiscal year are submitted for review.
Randy moved the Board vote to adjourn at 8:30 p.m., second by Jon and approved.
Valerie Spadaccini, secretary