Selectboard Meeting

October 7, 2002

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Attending the meeting; Lynn Gardner, Andrea Morgante, Jon Trefry, Jeanne Wilson, Penrose Jackson, Mike Anthony, Rocky Martin, Brad Wainer, Peg Cioffi, Steve Button, Stewart Pierson

 

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

 

Lynn opened the Public Hearing on the Proposed Amendment to the Zoning Bylaw to receive any public comments on the proposed amendment to the Zoning Bylaw, pursuant to Title 24 V.S.A. Chapter 117.

At 7:30 after receiving no comments, Jon moved to close the public hearing, second by Andrea and approved.

 

Andrea moved that the Board vote to adopt the amendment to the Zoning Bylaw, as presented by the Planning Commission on September 5, 2002. Second by Jon and approved.

 

CCRPC Representative Penrose Jackson / CCRPC Personnel Issue

Jon moved the Board go into executive session for discussion of personnel issue in the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission and for Penrose Jackson to be included in the meeting, second by Andrea and approved.

Jon moved the Board come out of executive session, second by Andrea and approved.

 

J. Bradley Wainer  and Peg Cioffi - Discussion of Fund-Raising for Memorial in Village Green.  Currently there is a monument honoring WWI and WWII veterans.  They are looking to erect a monument to honor Korean, Vietnam and Desert Storm veterans.  This would include all veterans with a Hinesburg home of record.  Jeanne has checked into how the donations collected will go through the Town to be used for the memorial and will set this up.

 

 

Water & Wastewater Plant Operator Steve Button / Personnel Issue –Jon moved the Board go into executive session including Steve Button and Rocky Martin for personnel discussion. Second by Andrea and approved.

Jon moved the Board come out of executive session, second by Andrea and approved.

Andrea moved the Board vote to hire Steve Button as Water & Wastewater Superintendent effective 10/7/02 with an annual salary of $45,365.00 and employee benefits as outlined in the Town Employee Benefit Package.  Second by Jon and approved.

 

Highway Foreman Michael Anthony / Discussion of Hiring Procedure – 5th Highway Department Member – Mike will make a recommendation to the Board of his choice for the additional employee.

 

Other Business

 

Approve Warrants:  Jon moved that the Board vote to approve the warrants for bills payable as presented by the Town Treasurer.  Second by Andrea and approved.

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Trial Balance for Water & Wastewater Fund and General Fund for Period Ending 8/31/02:  Jon moved that the Board vote to acknowledge receipt of the Trial Balance for Water & Wastewater Fund and General Fund for the period ending 8/31/02. Second by Andrea and approved.

 

Update on Road Standards & Policy: On Thursday, October 3rd, Public Works Director Rocky Martin, Town Administrator Jeanne Wilson, Highway Foreman Michael Anthony, Town Planner Alex Weinhagen and Zoning Administrator Peter Erb met with Michael Weisel, the engineer hired by the Town to assist with the revisions to the Road Standards and Policy.

Mike Weisel has prepared a draft policy for review.  Major changes are the width and clearing in the right-of-way.  The Town would require an 18ft wide road with 2ft shoulders on either side.

This will be discussed further after review.

 

Town Hall Access Plan / Rocky Martin – The Board signed a letter supporting the new Town Hall access for Rocky to take before the DRB.

 

Reclassification Procedure for Class 3 Roads – there are three class 3 roads Rocky wants reclassified to class 4.  A public hearing will be scheduled for this.   

                                   

Update on Recreation Path:  Responses to the RFP are due this Friday, October 11th.  Rocky and Jeanne will review them, along with two representatives from the Selectboard.  The two representatives will be Jon and Andrea. 

 

Town Hall Lease Agreement / Flora Jestice, RN for Mother-to-Mother Breastfeeding Group: This group plans to meet the 4th Tuesday of each month from 10 AM to noon. 

Andrea moved the Board vote to approve the lease for Flora Jestice for a Mother –to- Mother Breastfeeding Group the 4th Tues of each month from 10 a.m. to noon, second by Jon and approved.

 

Buried Utility Permit / WCVT on Gilman Road:  Jon moved that the Board vote to approve the Buried Utility Permit from WCVT to install cable in the Town ROW on Gilman Road, as outlined in the permit and attached map, dated 9/21/02, subject to the terms and restrictions placed on this permit by the Highway Foreman and all State and Local permits governing this installation.

Second by Andrea and approved.

 

Buried Utility Permit / WCVT on Silver Street:  Andrea moved that the Board vote to approve the Buried Utility Permit from WCVT to install cable in the Town ROW on Silver Street, as outlined in the permit and attached map, dated 9/21/02, subject to the terms and restrictions placed on this permit by the Highway Foreman and all State and Local permits governing this installation.

Second by Jon and approved.

 

Road Cut Permit Application / Case on Richmond Road:  This Road Cut Permit was originally

on the agenda for the May 20, 2002 meeting, but approval was delayed due to a wetlands issue. 

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At this time, the wetland has been delineated, and the State Wetlands Ecologist has advised that she does not have any concerns with the project as proposed.  This subdivision has been given Final Plat approval by the DRB.  Jon moved that the Board vote to approve the Road Cut Permit application of Irena Case for a road cut on Richmond Road (a subdivision of Grand List Lot Number 5-1-11.4) as outlined in the permit dated 5/17/02, subject to the terms and conditions placed on the permit by the Highway Foreman and all State and local permits governing the development of this parcel.  Second by Andrea and approved.

 

Manning / Extension of Wastewater Capacity Allocation:  On October 15, 2001 the Board approved a one-year conditional wastewater allocation of 1,350 gpd to Murial Manning for 3 3-bedroom units on her property on the Richmond Road.  This approval was conditional upon the subdivision approval being secured by 10/15/02.  The applicant has just begun the subdivision process, and is requesting that the allocation be extended.  Jon moved that the Board vote to approve a wastewater capacity allocation of 1,350 gpd to Murial Manning for three 3-bedroom units on her property (Grand List Lot Number 17-22-45.2), subject to all the terms and conditions outlined in the Hinesburg Wastewater Capacity Allocation Ordinance, adopted 6/15/90 and amended 3/9/93.  This approval supersedes the approval of 10/ 15/01.   Second by Andrea and approved.

 

Additions to the Agenda

 

Sidewalk Expense / Route 116 Sidewalk Between Fire Station and Police Office:  Rocky Martin (the approved expense for sidewalk construction in the FY 02 – 03 budget is $5,000.)

Rocky recommended Whitcomb Construction for the project.  Discussed was the issue of planning approval needed for the curved sidewalk portion by the Fire House.  The Board members were not in agreement on the question – the curved portion will not be included in this phase of construction.

 

Adjustment to Grand List:  The Board has received a request from the Board of Listers to approve the following change to the lodged Grand List, which is a result of not updating a change in acres when a new survey was recorded.  This change results in an increase on $4,700 in the Grand List.  Jon moved that he Board vote to approve the change in the lodged Grand List as requested in the letter from the Hinesburg Board of Listers, dated October 7, 2002.  This change will create a Municipal Grand List value of $248,359,443, and an Educational Grand List value of $238,909,578.   Second by Andrea and approved.

 

Next Meeting October 21

 

Jon moved the Board vote to adjourn at 8:40 p.m., second by Andrea and approved.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Valerie Spadaccini, secretary