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PUBLIC HEARING MINUTES PROPOSED BYLAW AMENDMENT

 TOWN OF NEWFANE SELECTBOARD PUBLIC HEARING MINUTES

PROPOSED BYLAW AMENDMENT MARCH 9, 2020

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:  Marion Dowling, Mike Fitzpatrick, Shelly Huber, Christopher Williams and Angela Sanborn

OTHERS PRESENT:   Hendrik van Loon, Michael Mayer, Carol Hesselbach, Beverly Tier, Terry Chapman, Jan Newell, Lysa Moser, Jane Douglas, Bert Picard and Wannetta Powling

The hearing was called to order at 6:00 p.m. by Marion Dowling, Selectboard Chair.

Hendrik van Loon was introduced to the public and is the felicitator of the meeting; Mr. van Loon gave an overview including reading of the warning.

Members of the public went over various reasons of the benefits to Natural Burial.

The hearing adjourned at 7:00 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted,

Wannetta Powling

Selectboard Minutes February 18, 2020

Tuesday February 18, 2020
BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: Hendrik van Loon, Christopher Williams, Shelly Huber, Michael Fitzpatrick and Angela Sanborn.
 OTHERS PRESENT: Jay Wilson, Marion Dowling, Merle Tessier, Erica Walch, Wannetta Powling and BCTV.
CALL TO ORDER: The meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m. by Chair Hendrik van Loon.
MINUTES:
A motion was made by Ms. Sanborn to accept the Minutes of February 3, 2020 regular meeting Mr. Williams seconded.   The motion carried.
ROAD FOREMAN’S AND ROAD COMMISSIONER’S REPORT:
I apologize that there is no written report tonight; my computer was going thru an update. And then I need to go out to attend the roads.
  • We are looking at Northeast percurdues safety with Dover to share the cost.
  • The new light at the garage are completely installed and may need to get just one more for the corner.
  • People need to understand the little bit of snow on the road when we are expecting freezing rain, is to lay down the sand and plow it all off works much better than just sheets of ice.
  • Plans for the Sand and Salt are in front of you tonight, I apologize for the extremely small print these are intended to be printed on much larger piece of paper.
The Windham Regional is in charge of the planning and VTrans will send the work out to bid and then give recommendations to the Board.
There is projected $400,000 for the build with $320,000 in grant money and the towns share would be $ 80,000.  We can see that most of the cost is in the concrete the footings are 9′-10′ so that when you go in with the bucket loader you don’t know the walls
Ms. Sanborn made a motion to accept the Road Foreman’s report. Ms. Huber seconded.
The motion carried.
ADMINISTRATIVE AS SISTANT’S REPORT:
  • The Town Report will be here in the next day or 2, and will go out ASAP with help from Carol, Melissa, Doris and Marion has volunteered to help with labeling. I have spoken with Jay to get help taking them to the PO.
  • I have gone to the last 3 Windham Regional Broadband meetings; in your package tonight is the survey they would like us to send out to Newfane, Williamsville, South Newfane and Brookside residents. They have set up an online site for people take the survey, but for those that don’t have internet service we can leave some with the town clerk, and have some available at the town meeting. We hope for a good return.
  • I needed to reschedule the Public Hearing until the 9th of March for the proposed (Natural Burial) Bylaw Changes. This allows for the 15 days needed for Warning the hearing.
  • There was an issue with the Rental of the Williamsville Hall this past weekend for a Birthday party, with the Boards permission I would like to refund the rental fee. The heat didn’t work in parts of the building, the shoveling did not get done, and there were dirty dishes in the sink in the kitchen and trash in the Bathrooms. As well as the floors were not clean.
Ms. Sanborn made a motion to accept the Administrative Assistants report, Mr. Williams seconded. The motion carried.
SCHEDULED MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC:
Erica Walch from the Moore Free Library would like to see additional posting of the Selectboard minutes and agenda’s.  She would be willing to post them at the Moore Free Library as well if they could be emailed to her. The Board agreed to do this.  An additional suggestion was to check with the Post Master to see if town notices could be displayed there as well.
The Moore Free Library has year offered to hold a Nuts & Bolts of Local Government.  It helps those to navigating the town report as well as understanding Robert Rules of Order.  There will be a meet the candidate for those that are running for election; I understand there is no opposition to the candidates running for re-election. It would be nice if the town were to hold a candidate’s forum next year.
Merle Tessier Zoning Administrator one of the biggest issues as Zoning Administrator is to deal with enforcing private road conditions. , as an emergency vehicle costing ½ million dollars going out on a call and is not be able to safely navigate the private roads, because of the lack of recommended upkeep.  It would consider a town plan rewrite for this area of concern, as well as the backing of Town officials when there is an issue to be considered.   The other concern is lack of building permits obtained before a build.  Right now the permit is generally $10.00 and the fine would be an additional $10.00.
           The first plan of action would be to go to the DRB and Selectboard than the Planning Commission for major updates of the bylaws.   The Lister’s get a copy of each permit that is issued and when they go out and about, they are able to compare the Listers cards with the improvements.  Is it a lack of Understanding regarding Zoning Permits? Should a Welcome to Newfane Package be made available listing the town required permits needed help?
NEW BUSINESS:
A motion by Ms. Sanborn to have the Chair draft a letter to Windham Regional Commission for Newfane’s Intent to Participate in Broadband Wireless was seconded by Mr. Fitzpatrick
The motion carried
A motion by Ms. Sanborn to appoint Ms. Forrest as point of contact person Ms. Huber seconded.

The motion carried

 CORRESPONDENCE:
1.       Gloria Cristelli Email – Green up Coordinator
2.       Deborah Luskin Email – Child Care for Town meeting
3.       Prevent Child Abuse – Pin Wheel Sale
 PAY ORDERS:
  • Payroll Warrant 11438 in the amount of $5,497.39
  • Payroll Warrant 11439 in the amount of $5,429.72
  • Accounts Payable 20017 in the amount of $ 40,761.53
A motion was made by Mr. Williams and seconded by Ms. Sanborn to approve the pay orders.
The motion carried
ADJOURN:
A motion was made by Mr. Williams to adjourn the meeting. Meeting Adjourned at 7:30 pm.
Respectfully Submitted, Wannetta Powling

Newfane Selectboard Agenda January 21, 2020

Newfane Selectboard Agenda

TUESDAY –   JANUARY 21, 2020

 ·         CALL TO ORDER

  • APPROVAL OF MINUTES

January 6, 2020 Regular Meeting

January 13, 2020 Special Meeting

·         ROAD BUSINESS

Road Foreman’s & Road Commissioner’s Report

·         ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT’S REPORT

·         SCHEDULED MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC

Melissa Brown – Capital Articles

·         UNSCHEDULED MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC

  • OLD BUSINESS

Williamsville Hall Policy

·         NEW BUSINESS

Highway Mileage Report

Meet with Zoning Administrator

Approve Budget

CORRESPONDENCE

  1. Frank Suponski
  2. Email – Ann Landenburger

·         PAY ORDERS

  1. Payroll Warrant #11434 Amount  $ 4,595.40
  2. Payroll Warrant #11435 Amount    (Not Available at time of posting)
  3. Account Payable No.#20014 Amount    (Not Available at time of posting)
  • ADJOURN

 

 

 

NEWFANE SELECTBOARD BUDGET MINUTES 12.23.19

TOWN OF NEWFANE SELECTBOARD MEETING
BUDGET MEETING MINUTES
December 23, 2019
BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: Hendrik van Loon, Angela Sanborn, Christopher Williams, Shelly Huber, and Michael Fitzpatrick
OTHERS PRESENT: Melissa Brown, Wannetta Powling

The meeting was called to order at 6:03 p.m. by Mr. van Loon, Chair.
CAPITAL BUDGET-REVENUE
The Board reviewed the proposed capital budget. No changes were made
SOCIAL SERVICES APPROPRIATIONS
The Board reviewed and approved three of the four recently received appropriations requests.
Ms. Sanborn suggested that changes to the criteria for accepting appropriation requests, needed to be reviewed at a future meeting.
EXECUTIVE SESSION
Ms. Sanborn made a motion to enter into Executive session to discuss compensation for town officers and employees, inviting the town treasure and administrative assistant.
The motion seconded by Mr. Williams.
The Motion passed Entered executive session at 6:40pm
Ms. Sanborn made a motion to come out of Executive session at 7:45pm seconded by Mr. Fitzpatrick.
Ms. Sanborn made a motion to amend 2020 budget to include the proposed compensation rates.
Seconded by Ms. Huber Motion Passed
ADJOURN
The Meeting adjourned at 8:10 p.m.
Respectfully Submitted,
Wannetta Powling

Newfane SelectBoard Minutes 12.16.19

TOWN OF NEWFANE SELECTBOARD MEETING MINUTES

December 16, 2019
BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: Hendrik van Loon, Shelly Huber and Michael Fitzpatrick,
Absent: Christopher Williams, Angela Sanborn,
OTHERS PRESENT: Jay Wilson, Ken Estey, Timothy Shortell, Doris Knechtel, Wannetta Powling and BCTV
CALL TO ORDER: The meeting was called to order at 6:05 p.m. by Chair Hendrik van Loon.
ADDITIONS/ AMENDMENTS TO AGENDA:
Executive Session:
None
MINUTES:
A motion was made by Mr. Fitzpatrick to accept the Minutes of December 2, 2019 regular meeting
Ms. Huber seconded, The Motion Carried.
A motion was made by Mr. Fitzpatrick to accept the Minutes of December 9, 2019 budget meeting
Ms. Huber seconded, The Motion Carried.
*Minutes of November 25, 2019 budget meeting Tabled until future meeting
ROAD BUSINESS:
Road Foreman’s & Road Commissioner’s Report:
See attached report.
Mr. Fitzpatrick made a motion to accept the Road Foreman’s report Ms. Huber seconded
The Motion Carried
ADMINISTRATIVE AS SISTANT’S REPO RT:
See attached report.
Mr. Fitzpatrick made a motion to accept the Administrative Assistant report Ms. Huber seconded
The Motion Carried
UNSCHEDULED MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC:
None
SCHEDULED MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC:
Newfane Lister -Doris Knechtel updated the errors and omission for the three properties including,
Timothy Rinfret – New House at #762 VT RT 30
Scott Martin -#17 Sawmill Road
Charles Bergman -#367 Dover Road
A motion to sign the Errors & Omission document to change the Grand List, was made by Mr. Fitzpatrick and seconded by Ms. Huber. Motion Carried
Ken Estey of the Newfane Planning commission gave an updated report of Planning Commission, including the
• Implementation of Town Plan
• By Law Change to the Resource district to allow Natural Burial Ground
• Enhanced Energy Planning
• Green Mountain Conservancy
• Level Funding Budget Request
• Short term Rentals definitions
Tim Shortell was introduce to the Board as a candidate interested in joining the Planning Commission, with a request for the Board to approved the Planning Commission’s recommendation before the next scheduled P.C. Meeting the 23rd of January 2020, t
OLD BUSINESS:
VLCT – Resolution supporting municipal authority regarding Commercial Cannabis had been previously discussed a review of the document recommendations from VLCT to endorse the changed amendments to the state of Vermont Legislation 2nd page was read into the record, 24VSA 229. Licensing information, Permits, fees and how the proposed Tax revenue would be distributed.
A motion was made by Mr. Fitzpatrick to authorize the Chair to sign VLCT recommendations,
Ms. Huber seconded. Motion Carried
A Drafted letter endorsing the Deer Run Conservancy was presented to the Selectboard by Mr. van Loon, discussion of Cultivation instead (extraction) of gravel & timber was made.
Ms. Huber made a motion to send the endorsement letter with accepted change to The Deer Run Conservancy.
Mr. Fitzpatrick seconded the motion. Motion carried
NEW BUSINESS:
None
CORRESPONDENCE:
• Laettia Ashmore – Frank Mercede & Son – Radway Hill Property
• Scott MacFarland – GovDeals.com
• Windham Solid Waste Management District –
PAY ORDERS:
• Payroll Warrant No. 11427 in the amount of $6,484.64
• Payroll Warrant No. 11428 Computer Error
• Payroll Warrant No. 11429 in the amount of $6,621.44
• Payroll Warrant No. 11430 in the amount of $6,251.80
• Accounts Payable No. 20012 in the amount of $ 46,936.23
A motion was made by Mr. Fitzpatrick and seconded by Ms. Huber to approve the pay orders.
The motion carried
ADJOURN:
A motion was made by Mr. Fitzpatrick and seconded Ms. Huber to adjourn the meeting.
Meeting Adjourned at 8:35 pm,
Respectfully Submitted, Wannetta Powling

ROAD FOREMAN’S AND ROAD COMMISSIONER’S REPORT December 16, 2019 1. The date for the tree removal inWilliamsville at the fire station is January 2″d, tomorrow was cancelled due.to predicted snow. 2. I submitted the Better Back Roads Grant last week for Parish Hill Rd. I think it will be a few months before we hear·anything. 3. The site plan for the Sand/Salt shed was completed. It will now be many months of reviews and permitting. 4. The ice storm this past weekend took a lot of sand and salt; I hope the rain is not a trend for this winter. Thank You, JayWilson Road Foreman ChristopherWilliams Road Commissioner
TOWN OF NEWFANE SELECTBOARD MEETING MINUTES

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT’S REPORT
December 16, 2019
• Tonight you have the Auditor’s Report that will appear in the Town Report this year. Along with recommendations to the Board.
• US Postal Rates (Marketing Mail – Permit # 3) Fee Renewal Notice will be going up – just before we send out our Town Reports, if we pay the fee by January 26, 2020 we can avoid this (small) increase.
• I spoke with Mr. van Loon today about scheduling additional budget meetings – 23rd and 30th are both free and they might finish up what is needed. I plan on 1st Draft going to the printers by the 17th of January.
• We received a letter today from Andrea Livermore Director of Development & Community Outreach, for Brattleboro Area Hospice, the hand written note, asked me to extend their deep appreciation to the town!
• For our Support, It touched me that she took the time to write a personal message, after seeing form letters and requests from agency and organizations asking for donations.
• Affecting us in the future could be the filing by S.V. Cable Company to sell to Comcast. We should need to our eye on our options, including the Broadband meeting @ N.F.D January 16th 2020 @ 6pm.
Respectfully,
Wannetta Powling

SELECTBOARD BUDGET MINUTES NOVEMBER 25, 2019 

BUDGET MEETING MINUTES NOVEMBER 25, 2019 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENTHendrik van Loon, , Angela Sanborn, Christopher Williams

BOARD MEMBERS ABSENT: Shelly Huber, Michael Fitzpatrick

OTHERS PRESENT:   Jay Wilson, Melissa Brown, Wannetta Powling

 The meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m. by Mr. van Loon, Chair.

TOWN HIGHWAY EXPENDITURES

 The Board reviewed expenditures to date and made comparisons with past year expenses.  Discussion ensued regarding the need to increase the budget for bridge maintenance, winter sand and salt.

SPECIAL SERVICES APPROPRIATIONS

The Board reviewed appropriations comparisons of neighboring towns, to bring the special appropriations in to a more uniformed alignment cuts were made.

ADJOURN

The Meeting adjourned at 8:05 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted,

Wannetta Powling

NEWFANE SELECTBOARD AGENDA 11.18.19

NEWFANE SELECTBOARD AGENDA

MONDAY NOVEMBER 18, 2019

 ·         CALL TO ORDER

  •  ADDITIONS/AMENDMENTS TO AGENDA
  •  EXECUTIVE SESSION

None

  • APPROVAL OF MINUTES

November 4, 2019 Regular Meeting

·   ROAD BUSINESS

        Road Foreman’s & Road Commissioner’s Report

        See attached Report:

·         ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT’S REPORT

        See attached Report:

 ·         SCHEDULED MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC

Deborah Leskin & Sam Farwell – Green Mountain Conservancy

  • ·         UNSCHEDULED MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC  
  •           OLD BUSINESS

Review Traffic Ordinance Policy

·         NEW BUSINESS

None.

·         CORRESPONDENCE

Vermont Emergency Management – November 1, Storm

·         PAY ORDERS

  1.   Payroll Warrant #11424
  • ADJOURN

 

 

 

 

TOWN of NEWFANE SELECTBOARD MEETING October 21, 2019

TOWN of NEWFANE SELECTBOARD MEETING MINUTES
October 21, 2019

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: Hendrik van Loon, Angela Sanborn, Shelly Huber and Michael Fitzpatrick, Absent: Christopher Williams
OTHERS PRESENT: Jay Wilson, Marion Dowling Wannetta Powling, and BCTV,

CALL TO ORDER: The meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m. by Chair Hendrik van Loon.
ADDITIONS/ AMENDMENTS TO AGENDA:
A motion was made by Mr. van Loon to make an addition to the Agenda
• Old Business: Traffic Calming,
• New Business: Policy on use of Town Office
Executives Session:
None
MINUTES:
A motion was made by Mr. Fitzpatrick to accept the Minutes of October 7, 2019 Ms. Huber seconded the motion
The motion carried 3-1 Abstained Angela Sanborn

ROAD BUSINESS:
Road Foreman’s & Road Commissioner’s Report:
See attached report.
Ms. Huber made a motion to accept the recommendation of the Lowest Bid for the Wardsboro Road Repair along with the Road Foreman Report. Ms. Sanborn seconded.
The motion carried 4-0
We have a large pile of unscreened Top soil at the Town Garage that needs to be moved for the fire pond to be built. Would the Town be willing to consider offering to sell this?
Ms. Huber made a motion to have the Road Foreman advertise the sale of the unscreened Top soil for the best interest of the Town. Ms. Sanborn seconded.
The motion carried 4-0
Discussion ensued regarding the bidding for the work for care around the property, snow removal and lawn care.
Awarding of the Bids for winter sand –
• Zaluzney- $ 14.40 per C. Y within 10Days.
• Cersosimo Industries – $ 15.25 per C. Y ¾” sand By November 15th
• Northeast Paving – $ 20.72 C.Y
• Fitzpatrick Excavating and Trucking- $ 11.25 per yard
Ms. Huber made a motion to accept the lowest bid from Fitzpatrick Excavating and Trucking- $ 11.25 per yard. .Ms. Sanborn seconded.
The motion carried 3-0

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT’S REPORT :
See attached report.
A motion to accept the Administrative Assistant’s report was made by Ms. Sanborn and seconded by
Mr. Fitzpatrick
The motion carried 4-0
A motion to recommend to the attorney to send the letter was made by Ms Sanborn and seconded by Mr. Fitzpatrick
The motion carried 4-0
UNSCHEDULED MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC:
None
SCHEDULED MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC:
None
OLD BUSINESS:
Opiate Litigation – Class action – Class Action – OPIOD litigation – Questionable for the attorney, or state representative – Action needed to be taken by November 22, 2019.
Discussion ensued and will be tabled for next meeting.
Meeting Room Remodeling-
• Better work space environment
• Requiring the need for privacy,
• $70,000 towards a new building.
• Budgeting considerations to be brought to the voters at town meeting
• Addition and cost or replacement of new building.
Further discussion ensued regarding
• Heating
• Meeting space
• Historical retention
Recommendation to appoint a building committee and tabled the remolding discussion until budget season.
Mr. Fitzpatrick made a motion and Ms Huber seconded
The motion carried 4-0
Ms Huber made a recommendation to appoint Mr. Fitzpatrick as point person to report back to Selectboard.
#542 VT Route 30-
A letter was drafted to the current owners of record for the property at 542 VT Route 30.
Ms. Sanborn made the motion to send the letter and attach photos Ms. Huber seconded the motion.
The motion carried 4-0

Traffic Calming
Discussion ensued –
Mr. Fitzpatrick made a Motion to invite Liaison Group to the next Selectboard meeting November 4th
Ms. Huber seconded the motion
The motion carried 4-0
NEW BUSINESS:
Meeting Space – Public use of the buildings
Discussion ensued –
Requested was made by the Selectboard of the Administrative Assistant to research the building policy with VLCT – along with neighboring town, Insurance, Public Records.
CORRESPONDENCE:
• Newfane Planning Commission – Letter of Recommendation for Tim Shortell, who was recommended by Ken Estey
• Final Decision of Newfane Tree Warden – Recommendation was read into the minutes sighting
V.S.A. & chapter
• W.R.C. Broadband seeking support by 10/22/19 for broad band internet feasibility study
A motion made by Mr. Fitzpatrick to authorize the Chair to sign a letter of support. Ms. Sanborn seconded
The motion carried 4-0
• Tree Warden Vacancy possibilities of shared use from surrounding towns.
• Hazard Mitigations – Chair to follow up with plan that is due to expire Jan. 3rd 2020
PAY ORDERS:
• Payroll Warrant No. 11420 in the amount of $4,778.00
• Payroll Warrant No. 11421 in the amount of $4,152.71
• Accounts Payable No. 20008 in the amount of $ 24,678.68
• Accounts Payable No. 20007 A in the amount of $ 17.28
A motion was made by Mr. Fitzpatrick and seconded by Ms. Huber to approve the pay orders.
The motion carried 4-0
ADJOURN:
A motion was made by Mr. Fitzpatrick and seconded Ms. Huber to adjourn the meeting.
The motion carried 4-0
Meeting Adjourned at 7:47 pm
Respectfully Submitted, Wannetta Powling

ROAD FOREMAN’S AND ROAD COMMISSIONER’S REPORT
October 21, 2019
1. We had a large tree uproot on the edge of So. Wardsboro Rd. in the storm last Thursday. It has taken a small section of the road with it; I am in the process of getting prices for the repair. It needs to be done very quickly because it’s a narrow section of road and it’s used by the school bus. We have barrels and signs to keep people away from the edge.
2. There is a large pile of top soil at the garage, we have estimated it to be over 300 yards, and it would be great if we could find someone to buy it.
3. We put in a parking spot in front of Williamsville Hall.
4. We should be awarding the Winter Sand bid.
5. Windham Regional is almost done with Road
Thank You,
Jay Wilson Road Foreman
Christopher Williams Road Commissioner

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT’S REPORT
October 21, 2019
This past week we received total of $161,115.60
• $120,115.60 FEMA for the Dover Road.
• $20,000.00 Better Back Roads Grant Money for the Sunset Lake #2.
• $21,000.00 Better Back Roads Grant Money for the Sunset Lake #3.
• On Friday the annual fire alarm, smoke detector inspection was done by Kevin Moray. We passed with only needing to replace the battery in the front of the building EXIT sign.
• I have started to receive the special appropriations request for the upcoming budget meeting; I have been organizing the folders and putting together information for our upcoming budget planning.
Respectfully Submitted,
Wannetta Powling

Selectboard Agenda Ocotober 7, 2019

TOWN OF NEWFANE SELECTBOARD REGULAR MEETING AGENDA MONDAY OCTOBER 7, 2019  – 6:00 P.M.   NEWFANE TOWN OFFICE

 ·         CALL TO ORDER

           ADDITIONS/AMENDMENTS TO AGENDA

          EXECUTIVE SESSION

            Department of Health

            APPROVAL OF MINUTES

September 16, 2019

Board of Liquor Control September 16, 2019

·         ROAD BUSINESS

            Road Foreman’s & Road Commissioner’s Report

             See attached Report:

Jones Road Permit (Tabled Sept. 16)

·         ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT’S REPORT

              See attached Report:

 ·         SCHEDULED MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC

Windham County Sheriff- Mark Anderson

Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation- Sarah Lang

·         UNSCHEDULED MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC

             OLD BUSINESS

Traffic Study Report – Traffic Calming Committee

·         NEW BUSINESS

.·         CORRESPONDENCE

# 542 VT Route 30

Lake Champlain Committee

National Prescription Opiate Litigation

·         PAY ORDERS

                 Payroll # 11417  / Payroll #11418

         ADJOURN

 

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Selectboard Agenda 9.16.19

TOWN OF NEWFANE SELECTBOARD

REGULAR MEETING AGENDA TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 16, 2019

6:00 P.M.  NEWFANE TOWN OFFICE

• CALL TO ORDER

• ADDITIONS/AMENDMENTS TO AGENDA

• EXECUTIVE SESSION

• APPROVAL OF MINUTES
September 3, 2019

• ROAD BUSINESS
Road Foreman’s & Road Commissioner’s Report
See attached Report:

• ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT’S REPORT
See attached Report:

• SCHEDULED MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC
Williamsville Hall

• UNSCHEDULED MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC

• OLD BUSINESS

• NEW BUSINESS
Budget Planning FY 2021
Traffic Study Report
.
• CORRESPONDENCE

• PAY ORDERS

• ADJOURN
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Selectboard Meeting 8.19.19 Amended

TOWN OF NEWFANE SELECTBOARD MEETING MINUTES

August 19, 2019    (Amended)

 BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: Hendrik van Loon, Christopher Williams, Shelly Huber, and Angela Sanborn. Michael Fitzpatrick

  OTHERS PRESENT:  Jay Wilson, Doris Knechtel, Pamela Corbett, Frank Suponski,

Marion Dowling, and Wannetta Powling.

CALL TO ORDER:

The meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m. by Chair Hendrik van Loon.

ADDITIONS/ AMENDMENTS TO AGENDA:

None

MINUTES:

A motion was made by Ms. Sanborn and seconded by Mr. Williams to accept the minutes for the Boards August 5, 2019 Regular Meeting the motion carried 3-2 Mr. Fitzpatrick and Ms Huber Abstained.

A motion was made by Mr. Fitzpatrick and seconded by Ms. Sanborn to accept the minutes for the Board’s August 12, 2019 Special Meeting The motion carried 5-0

ROAD BUSINESS:

Road Foreman’s & Road Commissioner’s Report:

See attached report.

A motion was made by Ms. Sanborn to accept the Road Foreman’s Report and seconded by Mr. Fitzpatrick, The motion passed 5-0

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT’S REPORT :

See attached report.

A motion to accept the Administrative Assistant’s report was made by Mr. Fitzpatrick and seconded by Ms. Sanborn, The motion carried 5-0

UNSCHEDULED MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC:

None

SCHEDULED MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC:

Pam Corbett VT Department of Health: Regarding Closed Point of Distribution in the event of public Emergency. A licensed medial provider would oversee distribution of medications to town employees and family members of Newfane first responders. Forms would be available online and thru the Department of Health.

Ms. Huber made a motion to further investigation information. Ms. Sanborn seconded the motion. Vote Passed 5-0

Doris Knechtel Homestead Penalties / Late fees:

Thirteen household’s currently late filed for homestead rebates. Penalties for these households would total $4,200.  The Selectboard may wave these penalties.

Mr. Fitzpatrick made a motion to wave the penalties for late filing Homestead rebates.

Mr. Williams Seconded the motion.  Vote passed 5-0

OLD BUSINESS:

South Newfane General Store: Discussion ensued

Ms. Huber made a motion to authorize the chair to speak with Town attorney on regarding Liability of the town on abandoned property. Mr. Fitzpatrick seconded the motion. Vote passed 4-1 Mr. van Loon Abstained

Conflict of Interest Policy:

Recommendation was made by Mr. van Loon to review policy independently and to revisit at next meeting.

Ms. Sanborn made a motion to Tabled until September 3, 2019. Mr. Fitzpatrick seconded the motion.

Vote passed 4-1 Mr. van Loon Abstained

NEW BUSINESS:

August 10th animal Control Issue

Mr. Suponski spoke about recent incident August 10th when two dogs were found tied to a tree on Depot Road. Recommendation return two dogs currently held at Humane Society to owners after dogs have been properly licensed with Town Clerk and proof of all fees paid before released by Animal Control Officer and Humane Society.

Mr. Fitzpatrick made a motion to follow recommendations of Animal Control Officer. Ms. Sanborn seconded motion Vote passed 5-0

Ms. Dowling suggested that when dogs are registered / licensed each year that a copy of town ordinances be  handed out, with list of fines for violations.

 

CORRESPONDENCE:

Robert Litchfield – Letter to the Editor

Karen Cawrse – Email

*Jake Urato- Email

Act 250 Hearing Recess/ Kindle Farm Verizon – Business Manager

Emily Long – Broad-band meeting 9/11 @6 pm

Moore Free Library – Local Government Educational, Town meeting November 9th

Ms. Sanborn made a motion to authorize the chair to write a letter to the dog owners involved. Ms Huber seconded. The motion Passed 5-0

Mr. van Loon mad a motion to send a letter to invite the Verizon representative to an upcoming Board meeting.

Ms. Sanborn second. The motion Passed 5-0

PAY ORDERS:

  • Payroll Warrant 11410 in the amount of $4,475.83
  • Payroll Warrant 11411 in the amount of $4,305.50
  • Accounts Payable 20004 in the amount of $ 44,931.03

A motion was made by Ms. Sanborn and seconded Mr. Fitzpatrick to approve the pay orders.  The motion Passed 4-1 Mr. van Loon Abstained

ADJOURN:

A motion was made by Ms. Sanborn and seconded Mr. Fitzpatrick to adjourn the meeting. The motion Passed 5-0       Meeting Adjourned at 7:47 pm

Respectfully Submitted,

Wannetta Powling

 

ROAD FOREMAN’S AND ROAD COMMISSIONER’S REPORT

August 19, 2019

 

 

1.      After looking at many roads with Emily from WRC, Timson Hill is the next road that will have ditch and culvert work with the Grants-in-Aid money. We have until June 30, 2020 to complete this road.

  1. I have a proposal from Renaud Brothers to extend a short cement culvert on the South Wardsboro It would be a three-sided cement box extending the culvert 6’ for $4500.

 

  1. I looked at the stone wall on Cemetery Hill , it should have an experienced stone mason to re-lay a section of the wall.

 

  1. I have received the scope of work for Lynch Bridge I am awaiting comments on it from the River Engineer before it goes out to bid.

 

  1. The radio repeater on Newfane Hill is now covered by

 

  1. I have the summary of the speed data from I will review it and send it along.

 

 

Thank You,

Jay Wilson Road Foreman

Christopher Williams Road Commissioner

 

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT’S REPORT 

August 19, 2019

 

August 8th we had a meeting with Cotton Design, re: changing floor plans to create walls between 3 office spaces. Allowing these walls to go to the ceiling will help control privacy issues as well as controlling the noise & echo thru out the rest of our building. Today I phoned Mr. Cotton to discuss their recommendations. Mr. Cotton understood our needs and suggested using the same floor plans they had created 4-5 years ago. Going with this concept, he could estimate our project at $25,000 including extending the heating ducks. He recommends getting some contractors to submit bids.

Hunter Brook Project – went out for rebid with minor changes that were recommended. With mandatory site visit on this Thursday morning, and Labor Day on Monday September 2nd – we will be accepting bids until 3 pm Tuesday September 3rd.

We are experiencing intermittent issues, sending & receiving Email. 2 Technicians from SV Cable worked for over an hour on Friday & then 2 Wired Guys did an update with Microsoft. Unfortunately we are still having issues this morning.  2 Wired Guys was contacted again today, unsure when this problem will be fixed.

On September 18th I will be attending the municipal budget workshop in Montpelier. Is there any one on the Board that would also like attend?

Enclosed in my report is a draft of a letter to Sheriff Anderson inviting him to attend a Selectboard meeting at his convenience, for the Boards approval?

Respectfully,

Wannetta Powling

Selectboard Meeting August 19, 2019

TOWN OF NEWFANE  SELECTBOARD MEETING

MINUTES August 19, 2019

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: Hendrik van Loon, Christopher Williams, Shelly Huber, and Angela Sanborn.

OTHERS PRESENT: Jay Wilson, Doris Knechtel, Pamela Corbett, Frank Suponski and Wannetta Powling.

CALL TO ORDER:

The meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m. by Chair Hendrik van Loon.

ADDITIONS/ AMENDMENTS TO AGENDA:

None

MINUTES:

A motion was made by Ms. Sanborn and seconded by Mr. Williams to accept the minutes for the Boards

August 5, 2019 Regular Meeting the motion carried 3-2 Mr. Fitzpatrick and Ms Huber Abstained (Absent)

A motion was made by Mr. Fitzpatrick and seconded by Ms. Sanborn to accept the minutes for the Board’s

August 12, 2019 Special Meeting The motion carried 5-0

ROAD BUSINESS:

Road Foreman’s & Road Commissioner’s Report:

See attached report.

Ms. Sanborn made a motion to accept the Road Foreman’s Report including approval of the proposed culvert extension from Renaud Brothers. Mr. Fitzpatrick seconded

The motion passed 5-0.

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT’S REPORT:

See attached report.

A motion to accept the Administrative Assistant’s report was made by Mr. Fitzpatrick, Ms. Sanborn seconded.

The motion carried 5-0.

UNSCHEDULED MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC:

None

SCHEDULED MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC:

Pam Corbett VT Department of Health: Regarding Closed Point of Distribution in the event of a public Emergency. A licensed medical provider would oversee distribution of medications to town employees and family members of Newfane first responders. Forms would be available online and thru the Department of Health.

Ms. Huber made a motion to further investigate information. Ms. Sanborn seconded the motion.

Vote Passed 5-0.

Doris Knechtel Homestead Penalties / Late fees:

Thirteen households were late filing for homestead rebates. Penalties for these households would total $4,200. The Selectboard may wave these penalties.

Mr. Fitzpatrick made a motion to waive the penalties for late Homestead rebates.

Mr. Williams Seconded the motion. Vote passed 5-0

 

OLD BUSINESS:

South Newfane General Store:

Discussion ensued

Ms. Huber made a motion to authorize the chair to speak with Town attorney on regarding Liability of the town on abandoned property. Mr. Fitzpatrick seconded the motion. Vote passed 4-1 Mr. van Loon Abstained

Conflict of Interest Policy:

Recommendation was made by Mr. van Loon to review policy independently and to revisit at next meeting.

Ms. Sanborn made a motion to Tabled until September 3, 2019. Mr. Fitzpatrick seconded.

Vote passed 4-1 Mr. van Loon Abstained

NEW BUSINESS:

August 10th animal Control Issue

Mr. Suponski spoke about an incident on August 10th when two dogs were found tied to a tree on Depot Road. Recommendation return two dogs currently held at Humane Society to owners after dogs have been properly licensed with Town Clerk and proof of all fees paid before released by Animal Control Officer and Humane Society.

Mr. Fitzpatrick made a motion to follow recommendations of Animal Control Officer. Ms. Sanborn seconded motion Vote passed 5-0.

CORRESPONDENCE:

Robert Litchfield – Letter to the Editor

Karen Cawrse – Email

Jake Urato- *Email

Act 250 Hearing Recess/ Kindle Farm

Verizon – Business Manager

Emily Long – Broad-band meeting 9/11 @6 pm

Moore Free Library – Local Government Educational, Town meeting November 9th

*Ms. Sanborn made a motion to authorize the chair to write a letter to the dog owners involved. Ms. Huber seconded. The motion Passed 5-0

Mr. van Loon made a motion to send a letter to invite the Verizon representative to a upcoming Board meeting. Ms. Sanborn seconded.  The motion passed

 

PAY ORDERS:

Payroll Warrant No. 11410 in the amount of $4,475.83

Payroll Warrant No. 11411 in the amount of $4,305.50

Accounts Payable No. 20004 in the amount of $ 44,931.03

A motion was made by Ms. Sanborn and seconded Mr. Fitzpatrick to approve the pay orders. The motion Passed 5-0

ADJOURN:

A motion was made by Ms. Sanborn and seconded Mr. Fitzpatrick to adjourn the meeting.

The motion Passed 5-0

Meeting Adjourned at 7:47 pm

Respectfully Submitted,

Wannetta Powling

ROAD FOREMAN’S AND ROAD COMMISSIONER’S REPORT

August 19, 2019

 

  1. After looking at many roads with Emily from WRC, Timson Hill is the next road that will have ditch and culvert work with the Grants-in-Aid money. We have until June 30, 2020 to complete this road.

 

  1. I have a proposal from Renaud Brothers to extend a short cement culvert on the South Wardsboro Rd. It would be a three-sided cement box extending the culvert 6’ for $4500.

 

  1. I looked at the stone wall on Cemetery Hill Rd.; it should have an experienced stone mason to re-lay a section of the wall.

 

  1. I have received the scope of work for Lynch Bridge project. I am awaiting comments on it from the River Engineer before it goes out to bid.

 

  1. The radio repeater on Newfane Hill is now covered by insurance.

 

  1. I have the summary of the speed data from WRC. I will review it and send it along.

 

Thank You,

Jay Wilson Road Foreman

Christopher Williams Road Commissioner

 

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT’S REPORT

August 19, 2019

August 8th we had a meeting with Cotton Design, re: changing floor plans to create walls between 3 office spaces. Allowing these walls to go to the ceiling will help control privacy issues as well as controlling the noise & echo thru out the rest of our building. Today I phoned Mr. Cotton to discuss their recommendations. Mr. Cotton understood our needs and suggested using the same floor plans they had created 4-5 years ago. Going with this concept, he could estimate our project at $25,000, including extending the heating ducks. He recommends getting some contractors to submit bids.

Hunter Brook Project – went out for rebid with minor changes that were recommended. With mandatory site visit on this Thursday morning, and Labor Day on Monday September 2nd – we will be accepting bids until 3 pm Tuesday September 3rd.

We are experiencing intermittent issues, sending & receiving Email. 2 Technicians from SV Cable worked for over an hour on Friday & then 2 Wired Guys did an update with Microsoft. Unfortunately we are still having issues this morning. 2 Wired Guys was contacted again today, unsure when this problem will be fixed.

On September 18th I will be attending the municipal budget workshop in Montpelier. Is there any one on the Board that would also like attend?

Enclosed in my report is a draft of a letter to Sheriff Anderson inviting him to attend a Selectboard meeting at his convenience, for the Boards approval?

 

Respectfully,

Wannetta Powling

Selectboard Meeting 8.12.19

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TOWN OF NEWFANE
SELECTBOARD SPECIAL MEETING
MINUTES
August 12, 2019
BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: Hendrik van Loon, Christopher Williams, Angela Sanborn,
Michael Fitzpatrick and Shelly Huber
OTHERS PRESENT: Doris Knechtel, Marion Dowling, Melissa Brown, Thomas Abbotts and Wannetta Powling.
CALL TO ORDER:
The meeting was called to order at 5:00 p.m. by Chair Hendrik van Loon.
BUSINESS:
Review of action taken by The Newfane Selectboard at the August 5, 2019 regular Selectboard meeting relative to highway work at Hunter Brook Road.
Mr. van Loon explained that this meeting was called to give Board members a chance to discuss thoughts and concerns about the awarding of the bid to A S Clark and Sons at the August 5th meeting for work on Hunter Brook Road.
Mr. Fitzpatrick questioned the action as two board members were not at that meeting and the awarding had not been on an agenda since the bids were opened on June 3rd. Mr. van Loon suggested that once action on an item had been deferred to a future meeting it would be on the agenda for following meetings. Mr. Fitzpatrick also questioned awarding a bid when the cost would be above the project budget.
Mr. Williams said he was concerned that Mr. Fitzpatrick had not completed work on a section of Dover Road, for which he had been paid and for which the Town had not received the State share. It was explained that confusion about approval by the right state official was holding that payment up and that would be taken care of when the work was done.
The question of possible conflicts of interest was raised to both Mr. Williams and Mr. Fitzpatrick. Mr. Williams said he had not worked for Clark for over a year and Mr. Fitzpatrick noted that he never took part in discussion on the awarding of bids when he bid’s on work. No decision was requested or reached in either case. Ms. Huber moved that the conflict of interest policy be placed on the next agenda. The motion carried, 4-1, with Mr. van Loon abstaining.
Open to public:
M. Dowling a former Selectboard member, agreed that when the board signed off on the pay orders for the Dover Road work that the Selectboard was not aware that the work had not been approved.
Mr. Williams made a motion to rebid Hunter Brook project. Ms. Sanborn seconded the motion. Vote 4-1 passed; Mr. van Loon abstained.
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Ms. Huber made a motion to have the Chair contact AS Clark to inform them of the need to re- bid the job. Ms. Sanborn seconded the motion. Vote 4-1 passed; Mr. van Loon abstained.
Ms. Huber made a motion to have the invitation to bid include “Not exceeding budgeted amount.”
Ms. Sanborn seconded the motion. Vote 4-1 passed; Mr. van Loon abstained.
Mr. Abbott: Asked if there is work session after the bids are opened to review and discuss input and thoughts? How does the public get a copy of the bids? It’s important that the public have access to know why and how bids are awarded. The board needs to show transparency as to how it makes a decision.
Ms Huber made a motion to add reviewing the conflict of interest policy to the next agenda. Ms. Sanborn seconded the motion. Vote 4-1 passed; Mr. van Loon abstained.
Meeting Adjourned at 6:00 pm

Respectfully Submitted,
Wannetta Powling

Selectboard Agenda 8.19.19

TOWN OF NEWFANE SELECTBOARD REGULAR MEETING AGENDA MONDAY AUGUST 19, 2019
6:00 P.M.
NEWFANE TOWN OFFICE
• CALL TO ORDER
• ADDITIONS/AMENDMENTS TO AGENDA
• APPROVAL OF MINUTES
August 5, 2019
August 12, 2019 Special Meeting
• ROAD BUSINESS
Road Foreman’s & Road Commissioner’s Report
See attached Report:
• ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT’S REPORT
See attached Report:
• SCHEDULED MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC
Pam Corbett – Department of Health
Doris Knechtel- Homestead Penalties/ Late Fees
• UNSCHEDULED MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC
• OLD BUSINESS
South Newfane General Store
Conflict of Interest Policy
• NEW BUSINESS
August 10th Animal Control Issue
.
• CORRESPONDENCE
Robert Litchfield -Letter to the Editor
Karen Cawrse- Email
Jake Urato – Email
Act 250 Hearing Recess / Kindle Farm
Verizon – Business Manager
• PAY ORDERS
• ADJOURN
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INVITATION TO BID HUNTER BROOK ROAD REPAIR

TOWN OF NEWFANE
INVITATION TO BID
HUNTER BROOK ROAD REPAIR
(RE-BID)

The Newfane Selectboard is accepting bids for the repair of a sloping section of Hunter Brook Road. GPS 42.94517 -72.66608

MANDATORY: Pre-Bid meeting at the site will take place on August 22, 2019 at 9:00 A.M Work to be completed by October 1, 2019. Project budget is $15,000.

For bid specifications, contact the Road Foreman Jay Wilson at (802) 348-7949 or the Administrative Assistant, Wannetta Powling at (802) 365-7772, Ext. 4. Sealed bids, plainly marked as “HUNTER BROOK ROAD REPAIR”, will be accepted until 4:00 P.M. on September 3, 2019. Bids shall be opened at the Selectboard meeting on September 3, 2019 at The Newfane Town Office 555 Vermont Route 30 Newfane, VT.

The Board reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids as is in the best interest of the Town of Newfane.

Mailing Address:
Newfane Selectboard
Attn: Wannetta Powling
P.O. Box 36
Newfane, Vermont 05345

Selectboard Meeting July 1, 2019

Selectboard Meeting Minutes – July 1, 2019 Page 1 of 4
TOWN OF NEWFANE
SELECTBOARD MEETING
MINUTES
July 1, 2019
BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: Hendrik van Loon, Christopher Williams, Shelly Huber, Angela Sanborn and Mike Fitzpatrick
OTHERS PRESENT: Jay Wilson, Melissa Brown, Marion Dowling and Wannetta Powling.
CALL TO ORDER:
The meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m. by Hendrik van Loon, Chair
ADDITIONS/AMENDMENTS TO THE AGENDA:
MINUTES:
A motion was made by Mike Fitzpatrick and seconded by Christopher Williams to accept the minutes for
June 17, 2019
The motion carried 4-1.
EXECUTIVE SESSION:
ROAD BUSINESS:
Road Foreman’s & Road Commissioner’s Report:
See attached report.
Discussion ensued regarding ledge on Sunset Lake Road, Mr. Williams made a motion to have Renaud to do the work for the three sided culvert box, while they were there. Ms. Huber made a motion to authorize the chair to review the written estimate and to approve providing the work not to exceed $4,500 dollars.
A motion to accept the Road Foreman’s report was made by Ms. Huber and seconded by
Ms. Sanborn
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT’S REPORT:
See attached report.
Ms. Huber did not think that it was approved to have the road crew assist with hanging the flags on the front of the building. It was pointed out that they help us installs the air conditioners and carries the town reports to the post office when they are mailed out prior to town meeting.
A motion to accept the administrative assistants report was made by Ms. Sanborn and seconded
By Mr. Williams
The motion carried 4-1.
UNSCHEDULED MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC:
Marion Dowling wanted to thank everyone for their concern, during her recent health issues. She also expressed her gratitude to those that she has worked with during her time on the board.
Selectboard Meeting Minutes – July 1, 2019 Page 2 of 4

SCHEDULED MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC:
Melissa Brown gave an explanation of the Historical grant from 2003 years ago that Paid 3800 had been miss coded to misc. bank charges abatement’s – the funds are at a Zero Balance and just have the interest into the capital fund and close out the Historical Grant.
Ms. Huber made a motion to have the Treasure close out the grant and note the chart of accounts
The Motion Passed 5-0 in favor
OLD BUSINESS:
NEW BUSINESS:
Wage increase was approved at the budget meeting last fall and approved at the Town Meeting. The board signed the document to show the wage increase by person and department.
CORRESPONDENCE:
Audit Services from Sullivan, Powers & Co. PC – Scope of Services
FEMA -Bridge & Road – Standards
A motion was made by Ms. Huber to accept receipt of this Scope of Services from Sullivan, Powers& Co. PC
Seconded by Ms Sanborn
The motion carried 5-0
A motion was made by Ms. Huber to adopt FEMA -Town Road & Bridge – Standards seconded by Mr. Williams
The motion carried 5-0
PAY ORDERS:
• Payroll Warrant No. 11404 in the amount of $5,568.71
• Payroll Warrant No. 11403 in the amount of $4,116.72
• Accounts Payable No. 20001 in the amount of $ 81,532.81
A motion was made by Mr. van Loon and seconded Mr. Williams to approve the pay orders.
The motion carried 5-0
ADJOURN:
A motion was made by Angela Sanborn and seconded Michael Fitzpatrick to adjourn the meeting.
The motion carried 5-0
Meeting Adjourned at 7:04 pm
Respectfully Submitted,
Wannetta Powling
Selectboard Meeting Minutes – July 1, 2019 Page 3 of 4

ROAD FOREMAN’S AND ROAD COMMISSIONER’S REPORT
July 1, 2019
1. I have submitted the first bills for reimbursement for the Depot Rd. Box Culvert and the Sand/Salt shed projects. This is the first round of bills so I don’t know how long it will take for the reimbursements.
2. We continue to work on Sunset Lake Rd.; we are waiting for the hammer to be repaired to finish some ledge removal. I met with Mike Renaud from Renaud Brothers in reference to the very narrow modified box culvert in the middle of the hill on Sunset Lake. He quoted us $4500 to do all the concrete work to fix this problem. We already have the permit from Scott Jensen with ANR.
3. We had one person grading roads all of last week while the rest of us were on Sunset Lake Rd.
4. The speed survey counters spent a week in Williamsville. They are currently in South Newfane and then on to Brookside area for the last section next week.
5. I have the radar signs out in Williamsville and Brookside currently.
Thank You,
Jay Wilson Road Foreman
Christopher Williams Road Commissioner
Selectboard Meeting Minutes – July 1, 2019 Page 4 of 4

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT’S REPORT
July 1, 2019
• Among the many phone calls, emails and mail that I have attended to the past two weeks, I was also able to spend 3 hours on Saturday washing the windows and the front of the building, saving the town just for the window washing over $150.00.
• I would like the Board to consider allowing me to contact the high school in the spring to see if we could get a student needing to complete a community service project before graduation to help with washing the windows.
• Jay and the Road crew hung the banners on the front of the building for me Friday. I would like to thank all of them from saving me the frightening task of climbing the ladder.
• I posted the warnings for the Special Meetings we had on Wednesday the 26th. I still am working on the minutes from the Wednesday’s meeting and will have them posted tomorrow.
• The budget was causing some concern so I did some research on the Budget process by reviewing some of the past town reports and minutes from budget meetings. I was able to squeeze in another online class with NEMRC also preparing myself for the Budget process. Melissa was able to explain some more of the process; she is very knowledgeable and offered to show me more when she has free time.
• I have given you the updated contact sheet, you can see it has more detail than the previous one; it was done in alphabetical order and laminated for your benefit.
Respectfully Submitted,
Wannetta Powling
7.1.19