October 21, 2002
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Attending the meeting: Lynn Gardner, Andrea Morgante, Randy Volk, John Guttler, Jeanne Wilson, Rocky Martin, Russell Barone.
Meeting called to order at 7:00 p.m.
Russell Barone / Closure of Mechanicsville Road for Water Line and Wastewater Line Installation (Buried Utility Permit): Rocky stated that in all the discussions with Russell it has been understood that the line will be installed by digging up the road. He is now coming to the Selectboard to explain why and seek approval to do so.
Mr. Barone stated they would need to close the road from 9 a.m. till 3 p.m. By his digging up the road to install the lines he will be repairing the problem created when the water lines were last installed.
Randy moved that that Board vote to approve the Buried Utility Permit of Mechanicsville LLC to install water and wastewater lines in the Town right-of-way on Mechanicsville Road, as outlined in the Final Plat dated 9/3/02, subject to the terms and restrictions placed on this permit by the Public Works Director and all State and local permits governing the development of this parcel. Second by John and approved.
Randy moved the Board vote to permit Mechancsville LLC to close Mechancsville Rd for the purpose of installation of water and wastewater lines subject to terms and conditions placed on approval by the Public Works Director. Second by John and approved.
Approve Warrants: John moved that the Board vote to approve the warrants for bills payable as presented by the Town Treasurer. Second by Andrea and approved.
Approve Minutes of September 23, 2002 Meeting: John moved that the Board vote to approve the minutes of September 9, 2002 as corrected. Second by Andrea and approved.
Approve Minutes of October 7, 2002 Meeting: Andrea moved that the Board vote to approve the minutes of October 7, 2002. Second by Randy and approved with Randy and John abstaining.
Trial Balance for Water & Wastewater Fund and General Fund for Period Ending 9/30/02: Randy moved that the Board vote to acknowledge receipt of the Trial Balance for Water & Wastewater Fund and General Fund for the period ending 9/30/02. Second by John and approved.
VTrans 2002 Bridge Inspection Reports: Andrea moved that the Board vote to acknowledge receipt of the VTrans 2002 Bridge Inspection Reports for Bridge #6 on Charlotte Road, Bridge #10 on Silver Street by HCS, and Bridge #11 on Silver Street by theTown Line. Second by Randy and approved.
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Quit Claim Deeds for Boundary Line Adjustment / Clark and Martin Properties on Charlotte Road: Randy moved that the Board vote to authorize the Town Agent to sign the quit claim deeds for the property line adjustments between the Town Hall property and the Martin and Clark properties located on Charlotte Road. Second by Andrea and approved.
Police Block Grant Resolution: The HCP has been awarded, as direct recipient, a Local Law Enforcement Block Grant in the amount of $46,139. As such, they are required to have a motion passed by the Selectboard, granting the HCP the authority to apply for the grant and to establish the grant administrator. Randy moved that the Board vote to authorize the Hinesburg Community Police, on behalf of the Town of Hinesburg, to file an application for the Local Law Enforcement Block Grant, including all understandings and assurances contained therein, and direct and authorize Police Chief Chris Morrell as the official representative of the Hinesburg Community Police to act in connection with the application and to provide such additional information as may be required. Second by Andrea and approved.
Andrea requested information on what expenses this grant will be applied to.
Hinesburg Monument Fund Resolution: John moved that the Board vote to sign the resolution creating a Hinesburg Monument Fund within the Town of Hinesburg’s General Fund for the purpose of collecting private donations for the purchase and installation of a Veterans monument in the Village Green. Second by Andrea and approved.
Reclassification Procedure for Class 3 Roads: Randy moved that the Board vote to hold a public hearing on December 2 and site visit on November 30 for the purpose of collecting information on the Reclassification of Mill Road (TH 41), Place Road West Extension (TH 18), and Boutin Road South (TH 42) from Class III to Class IV. Second by Andrea and approved.
Andrea moved that the Board vote to authorize the Chairman to sign the public notice for the above noted hearing and site visit. Second by Randy and approved.
Pond Brook Road Petition / RE: Paving : Petition received from thirty-one residents, requesting that Pond Brook Road be paved and that guardrails be installed in two locations. The Board will take this petition under advisement at budgeting time.
The Board signed a letter to Bruce Parker advising they will look at this at budget time.
Update on Recreation Path: Proposals received from seven engineering firms. The committee is currently reviewing the proposals, and will meet on October 30th with Bill Preis of VTrans to select firms to be interviewed. It is anticipated that the Selectboard will award the project at the November 18 meeting.
Vermont Downtown Program / Village Center Designation: Jeanne Wilson will work with the Town Planner on this.
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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 changing the ownership and acreage for land located on the Lincoln Hill Road. The land is now owned by the Hinesburg Land Trust which sold 42 acres to Steve and Robyn Leffler. This change results in a decrease of $26,700 in the Grand List. I move that the Board vote to approve the change in the lodged Grand List as requested in the letter from the Hinesburg Board of Listers, dated October 18, 2002. This change will create a Municipal Grand List value of $248,332,743, and an Educational Grand List value of $238,882,878.
Randy moved the Board vote to approve the change in the grand list requested by the Listers, second by Andrea and approved.
Animal Control Housing Agreement with the Humane Society of Chittenden County: John moved that the Board vote to approve the Animal Control Housing Agreement with the Humane Society of Chittenden County for the period 9/1/02 to 9/1/03. Second by Andrea and approved.
Additions to the Agenda
Hinesburg Land Trust Lincoln Hill Project / Andrea Morgante – the Board signed a letter of acknowledgement and Town support for the project.
Next Meeting November 4
Andrea moved the Board vote to adjourn at 8:00 p.m., second by Randy and approved.
Valerie Spadaccini, secretary