Selectboard Organizational Meeting – March 8, 2017

NEWFANE SELECTBOARD

MARCH 8, 2017

ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING MINUTES

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: Gary Delius, Marion Dowling, Mike Fitzpatrick, Carol Hatcher, Christopher Williams

OTHERS PRESENT: Piet van Loon, Shannon Meckle

CALL TO ORDER

The meeting was called to order at 6:02 p.m. by Shannon Meckle, Administrative Assistant.

ELECT CHAIR, VICE CHAIR & CLERK

Elect Chair: Gary Delius was nominated for Chair by Mike Fitzpatrick. The nomination was seconded by Christopher Williams. Gary turned down the nomination, and nominated Carol Hatcher. The nomination was seconded by Mike Fitzpatrick.  Carol Hatcher was elected as Chair unanimously.

Elect Vice Chair: Gary Delius was nominated by Mike Fitzpatrick. The nomination was seconded by Christopher Williams. Discussion ensued regarding meeting availability and Skype capabilities. Gary Delius was elected as Vice-Chair unanimously.

Elect Clerk: Shannon Meckle was nominated by Carol Hatcher. The nomination was seconded by Marion Dowling. Shannon Meckle was elected as Clerk unanimously.

MEETING SCHEDULE

A motion was made by Marion Dowling to set the meetings for the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. at the Newfane Town Office. The motion was seconded by Mike Fitzpatrick. The motion carried unanimously.

LOCATION FOR POSTING OF NOTICES & MINUTES

The Town’s Official posting places will be the Town Clerk’s Office, Newfane Market, WW Building Supply, and the Williamsville/South Newfane Post Office.

OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER FOR POSTING OF NOTICES & ADVERTISEMENTS

The Board discussed schedules for warning meetings and hearings. A motion was made by Mike Fitzpatrick to name the Brattleboro Reformer as the official newspaper.  The motion was seconded by Marion Dowling. The motion carried unanimously.

APPOINTMENTS

Road Commissioner:  A motion was made by Mike Fitzpatrick to appoint Christopher Williams as Road Commissioner. The motion was seconded by Gary Delius. The motion carried with four in favor and Christopher Williams abstaining.

Emergency Management Committee: A motion was made by Gary Delius to appoint Steve Jones, Jay Wilson, Todd Lawley, Josh Brookes, and Greg Record to the Emergency Management Committee.  The motion was seconded by Marion Dowling. The motion carried unanimously.

Emergency Management Coordinator:  A motion was made by Gary Delius and seconded by Mike Fitzpatrick to re-appoint Jay Wilson as Emergency Management Coordinator. The motion carried unanimously.

Delegates to Windham Regional Commission:  A motion was made by Gary Delius and seconded by Mike Fitzpatrick to appoint Jodi French and Piet van Loon as Delegates to Windham Regional Commission. The motion carried unanimously.  

Animal Control Officer: A motion was made by Gary Delius and seconded by Marion Dowling to appoint Mike Young as Animal Control Officer. The motion carried unanimously.

Pound Keeper: A motion was made by Gary Delius and seconded by Marion Dowling to table the decision. The motion carried unanimously.

Fence Viewers: A motion was made by Gary Delius and seconded by Marion Dowling to appoint Ted Schreyer, Greg Record, and Larry Robinson as Fence Viewers. The motion carried unanimously.

Representative to Rescue, Inc.: A  motion was made by Gary Delius and seconded by Christopher Williams to appoint Win Clark as Representative to Rescue, Inc.  The motion carried unanimously.

Town Energy Coordinator: As this position is vacant, it will be listed on the website.

Town Service Officer: As this position is vacant, it will be listed on the website.

Tree Warden: A motion was made by Marion Dowling and seconded by Mike Fitzpatrick to appoint Bill Guenther as Tree Warden. The motion carried unanimously.

Senior Solutions Representative: A motion was made by Gary Delius and seconded by Marion Dowling to appoint Doris Knechtel as Senior Solutions Representative.. The motion carried unanimously.

Windham Solid Waste Management District Board of Supervisors: A motion was made by Gary Delius and seconded by Mike Fitzpatrick to appoint Johanna Gardner as Representative and Shannon Meckle as alternate. The motion carried unanimously.

Vermont Green Up: A motion was made by Marion Dowling and seconded by Mike Fitzpatrick to appoint Laura Bacon and Nissa Perak as Vermont Green Up Coordinators. The motion carried unanimously.

Planning Commission: A motion was made by Gary Delius and seconded by Marion Dowling to appoint Angela Sanborn to the Planning Commission for a three-year term.  The motion carried unanimously.

Development Review Board: A motion was made by Gary Delius and seconded by Marion Dowling to appoint Ted Colligan, John Mariano, Walter Dadik, and David Hull to the Development Review Board..  The motion carried unanimously.

Williamsville Hall Committee:  A motion was made by Gary Delius and seconded by Marion Dowling to appoint Myra Fassler, Mike Gilbert, Jonathan Julian, Annie Landenberger, Steve Levine, Nancy Rysz, Breeze Verdant, and Mike Young to the Williamsville Hall Committee. After discussion, the motion carried with four in favor and one opposed.

Town Office Committee: A motion was made by Mike Fitzpatrick and seconded by Marion Dowling to appoint Doris Knechtel, Frank Suponski, Karen Astley, Gary Delius, and Carol Hatcher to the Town Office Building Committee, all as equal members. The motion carried unanimously.

Town Agent: A motion was made by Marion Dowling and seconded by Gary Delius to appoint Archer Mayor as the Town Agent. The motion carried unanimously.

Constable: A motion was made by Marion Dowling and seconded by Gary Delius to appoint Archer Mayor as Constable. The motion carried unanimously.

NEXT MEETING

The following items will be added to the March 20, 2017 agenda:

  • Recycling Committee
  • Open/Accepting Town Committee
  • Town Meeting Follow Up

ADJOURN

A motion was made by Gary Delius and seconded by Mike Fitzpatrick to adjourn at 6:50  p.m. The motion carried unanimously.

Respectfully submitted,

Shannon Meckle