December 30, 2002
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Attending the meeting: Lynn Gardner, Andrea Morgante, Jon Trefry, John Guttler, Rocky Martin, Mike Anthony, Brad Wainer, Earla Sue McNaull, Rich Hildebrand, Denise Guttler, Sam Crawford.
Meeting called to order at 6:58 p.m.
Budget Planning Sessions
Highway – Capital Expense Reconstruction Projects –The Board discussed the options Mike proposed for the four roads scheduled for paving. It was suggested that Mike and Rocky meet with Hank Lambert of Local Roads for advice on ways to address storm water run off associated with these projects. The Board approved $100,000 be budgeted towards the projects.
Library -The Town will pick up full cost of health insurance.
Cemeteries –Will be level funded as the Town is still under the multi year contract. Brad stated VOCA(Vt Old Cemetery Assoc) contacted him regarding head stones needing repair. They will repair the stones at an estimated cost to VOCA of $2,000 and the Towns share to be $1,000.
Lake Iroquois Recreation District – Level fund at $600.
July 4th Committee – Level funded. Denise and Sam are both working on getting new volunteers. The possibility of the Recreation Dept taking on part of the festivities was again discussed.
County Tax (discuss Town of Colchester letter) – Jeanne will prepare a letter addressing the large increase for the Board to sign and cc other towns in the county.
Recycling, Landfill Closure – Rocky reported that the testing outlined by the engineers may not be necessary as Hinesburg may be grandfathered on their closing. We will continue current testing being done and install gas vent line.
Mason Building / Sewer Line Break –Rich Hildebrand stated the nursery school had a problem with the toilets backing up, they called Whites Sewer and Drain – they snaked the pipes and found what is believed to be a broken line. The Mason budget has been used up on all the repairs needed this year and Rich was requesting the Town repair the broken sewer line. Jon moved to authorize repair of the broken sewer line at the Mason Building for a cost not to exceed $1,000., second by John and approved.
Rocky stated he would apply the cost of this to emergency municipal building account.
Approve Warrants: Jon moved that the Board vote to approve the warrants for bills payable as presented by the Town Treasurer. Second by John and approved.
Approve Minutes of December 16, 2002 Meeting: Andrea moved that the Board vote to approve the minutes of December 16, 2002 as corrected, second by Jon and approved.
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Trial Balance for Water & Wastewater and General Fund Accounts for Period Ending 11/30/02: John moved that the Board vote to acknowledge receipt of the Trial Balance for the Water & Wastewater and General Fund Accounts for the period ending 11/30/02. Second by Jon and approved.
Approval of Overweight Vehicle Permits: Jon moved that the Board vote to approve the overweight vehicle permits issued as detailed on the Overweight Permit List, dated 12/30/02.
Second by John and approved.
CUSI Request for Funding: Standard response letter prepared, stating that Town has a policy to not fund outside law enforcement agencies until the time our own department is operating on a full time basis.
Appointments to Development Review Board: The terms of appointment to the DRB for Greg Waples and Clinton Emmons are expiring. The vacancies have been published and posted. Both Clinton Emmons and Greg Waples have expressed interest in a reappointment. Andrea moved that the Board vote to appoint Greg Waples and Clint Emmons to the Development Review Board for three-year terms which will expire on January 1, 2006. Second by Jon and approved.
There is a vacancy on the Development Review Board, created by the resignation of Peter Ross. The DRB is anxious to have this vacancy filled. The vacancy has been published and posted. Steve Conlon and Robert Gauthier submitted letters of interest in an appointment at the time of the last resignation. Jeanne has contacted both, and both are still interested in an appointment. No other letters of interest have been received. Jon moved that the Board vote to appoint Robert Gauthier to the Development Review Board to fill a vacancy with a term which will expire on January 1, 2004. Second by Andrea and approved with John abstaining.
Appointment to Recreation Commission: The term of appointment to the Recreation Commission for Thomas Whitney is expiring. The vacancy has been published and posted. Tom Whitney has expressed interest in a reappointment. Andrea moved that the Board vote to appoint Tom Whitney to the Recreation Commission for a three-year term which will expire on January 1, 2006. Second by John and approved.
Act 250 Municipal Impact Questionnaire / Evanson Goodrich Subdivision on Buck Hill Road West: Jon moved that the Board vote to authorize the Chairperson to sign the Act 250 Municipal Impact Questionnaire for applicant Sam Evanson for the Goodrich Subdivision on Lavigne Hill Road and Buck Hill Road West. Second by Andrea. The Board discussed the cumulative impact development has and with this approval the need for the developer to do road improvements as requested by the road foreman. Motion voted and approved.
Letter to Lyman Meadows Board of Directors / RE: response to December 9, 2002 correspondence
John moved the Board adjourn at 9:30 p.m., second by Jon and approved.
Respectfully submitted, Valerie Spadaccini, secretary