May 27th, 2022, Special Selectboard Meeting Minutes

Friday May 27, 2022, 12:00 PM via Zoom

 BOARD MEMBERS: Angela Sanborn (Zoom), Ann Golob (Zoom), Katy Johnson-Aplin (Zoom), and Mike Fitzpatrick (phone).

Absent: Jeffrey Chevalier

OTHERS PRESENT: Jay Wilson and Wannetta Powling (Zoom).


The meeting was called to order at 12:01 pm by Selectboard Chair Angela Sanborn.


The board met to review the sign and sidewalk scoping study contract and decide whether to sign the contract or not. The present board members acknowledged they had reviewed the contract.

Michael Fitzpatrick made a motion to have Chair Angela Sanborn sign the contract. Ann Golob seconded. Motion passed 4/0.


Road Foreman Jay Wilson discussed having a memorandum of understanding between Dover and Newfane regarding the hydroseeder purchase and will have the document ready for the Board to sign at our next meeting.

The Sand/Salt Shed project is on hold due to the Buy America project. Everything that is used for this project needs to be certified that it is made in America. Jay hopes that it can go out to bid by late summer.

There is a slight delay in the setting of the arches for the Arch Bridge due to a missing signature from VTrans. He is hoping that the delay will not be too significant.

Jay Wilson mentioned that a road crew person, Chris, from Dover assisted the Town of Newfane as needed especially when we had all of the road damage last summer from the rainstorms. In order to be sure that Chris has the proper insurance while working for the Town, Jay would like to enter him on the payroll and allow him to bill his time whenever he works for the Town.

Ann Golob made a motion that Jay uses his discretion to use Chris on an as-needed basis as a part-time employee. Katy Johnson-Aplin seconded the motion. Motion passed 4-0.

Motion made by Ann Golob and seconded by Katie Johnson-Aplin to go into Executive Session at 12:14 pm to discuss Employee contracts; labor relations agreements with employees; and or grievances under Title 1 VSA 313a1ABC. Motion passed 4-0.

Motion to leave Executive Session at 12:45 pm made by Michael Fitzpatrick and seconded by Kati Johnson-Aplin. Motion passed 4-0.

Decision made in Executive Session to give Town Employees bonuses using ARPA Funds.

Angela Sanborn made a motion to give Jay Wilson an $8,000.00 bonus to be paid out in monthly increments beginning July 1, 2022, through June 1, 2023. Mike Fitzpatrick seconded the motion. Motion passed 4-0.

Adjourn – Motion to adjourn by Ann Golob at 1:00 pm.


Respectfully Submitted,

Angela L. Sanborn, Chair