June 17, 2002
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Attending the meeting: Lynn Gardner, Andrea Morgante, Jon Trefry, John Guttler, Randy Volk (Randy had to leave at 9:20); Jeanne Wilson, Rocky Martin.
Meeting called to order at 7:00 p.m.
The Board discussed the current wastewater allocation policy; conditional allocation; allocation being accurate to proposed project; is proposed project a reality; increased fee to hold allocation. Rocky informed the Board that the State is changing the required residential gpd for a home to 210 per unit regardless of number of bedrooms.
The Board requested Jeanne and Rocky to work on a proposed change in fee structure and allocation.
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 Jon and approved.
Approve Minutes of May 6, 2002: John moved that the Board vote to approve the minutes of May 6, 2002, second by Andrea and approved.
Approve Minutes of June 3, 2002: John moved that the Board vote to approve the minutes of June 3, 2002, second by Andrea and approved.
Trial Balance for Sewer & Water Fund and General Fund for Period Ending 5/31/02: 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 5/31/02. Second by Andrea and approved.
Approval of Over Weight Vehicle Permits: Jon moved that the Board vote to approve the over weight vehicle permits issued as detailed on the Over Weight Permit List, dated 6/12/02. Second by John and approved.
Request for Use of Town Hall / Highland Dancing Lessons: Jon moved that the Board vote to approve the Town Hall Lease Agreement of Danielle Pezzimenti for Highland Dance Lessons on Wednesdays (June 19th – August 21st) from 6:00 – 9:30 PM, subject to the terms of the lease agreement. Second by John and approved.
Request for Use of Town Hall / July 4th Book Sale: Andrea moved that the Board vote to approve the request by the Carpenter Carse Library for use of the Town Hall for the July 4th Book sale. Books will be dropped off beginning Friday, June 28th with the sale being on July 4th. Second by Jon and approved.
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Road Cut Permit / Barone (for Ernest & Theresa Giroux) on Mechanicsville Road: Jon moved that the Board vote to approve the driveway permit application of Barone Construction and Ernest & Theresa Giroux for two road cuts on Mechanicsville Road (Grand List Lot #9-1-01.1) as outlined in the permits dated 6/17/02, subject to the terms and conditions placed on the permit by the Public Works Director and all State and local permits governing the development of this parcel. Second by Andrea.
The Board asked Rocky to advise the DRB that the Selectboard expect sidewalks to be built with this project. They also suggested something be put into the deed language of homeowners for a potential Town right-of-way, the Town would consider taking over the road.
Wastewater Allocation / Fortin on CVU Road: As discussed at the last meeting, Allen & Anne Fortin plan to connect to the proposed Clinton Emmons wastewater pump station on CVU Road. In preparation for this, the Fortin’s have requested an allocation of 450 gpd. Randy moved that the Board vote to approve a one year conditional wastewater capacity allocation of 450 gpd to Allen & Anne Fortin for property located at 300 CVU Road (Grand List Lot #16-20-52) pending all necessary Town and State permitting. This conditional approval will be revoked if permitting approval is not secured by 6/17/03. Second by Jon and approved with Jon and Andrea opposed.
Discussion of Wastewater Reserve Allocation / RE: David Lyman Property
Milot developing want to know how much allocation the Town has to give for a project to build affordable housing units. Also requested accolcation to come from institutional if housing is through Housing Vt. The Board stated allocation could not come from institutional.
Approval of Use of Compensatory Time: According to the Town of Hinesburg Personnel Policy, the Selectboard must review and approve an employee’s request to utilize more than eight consecutive hours of compensatory time. Holly will be taking a vacation later this month, and has requested use of 60 hours of compensatory time for the vacation. Having just completed the abstract of the Grand List, Holly does have adequate compensatory time for this usage. John moved that the Board vote to approve the request by Holly Russell for the use of 60 hours of compensatory time.
Second by Randy and approved.
Additions to the Agenda
Update on Town Planner Search – Jeanne reported the committee recommends waiting as there are no available candidates with experience at this time. The Board agreed to wait but want to be sure the committee continues the search for a candidate. Jeanne also stated there are funds available to hire support in the area of planning for Town Boards.
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Refurbishment of Monument in Town Common –Shrubs will be cut and the monument polished.
20th Employment Anniversary for Highway Foreman on July 14th
Conservation Commission / Geprag’s Park Pond Funds – The pond project is cancelled. The Commission would like to use the funds for land trust acquisition on Lincoln Hill. The Board agreed funds voted for the pond could not be moved to another project.
Place Road Relocation: See letter from Roger Kohn. After 2 ½ years, this may finally be near completion!
The Selectboard recommended the road crew takes ditching material and seed and mulch the shoulders on Richmond Rd.
John moved the Board go into executive session for personnel issues, second by Andrea and approved.
John moved the Board come out of executive session and adjourn, second by Andrea and approved.
Valerie Spadaccini, secretary