Moore Free Library: Healthy school vacation activities in Newfane

RiseVT Windham County awarded an amplify grant to the Moore Free Library in Newfane to provide Story Time Yoga during the week of school vacation, February 17 to February 21. Families and caregivers are invited to bring children of any age (and children over 10 can come on their own) from 10:30am-11:30am. The class will be taught by Courtney Perkins of Newfane Village Yoga and will feature a different story each day, which will incorporate gentle yoga moves that people of all ages can try. After the story time, there will be a community lunch provided at the Newfane Congregational Church. The yoga story time and the lunch are free and open to all families in the community. Moore Free Library is located at 23 West Street in Newfane and the Congregational Church is on the Newfane Common. Contact the library at (802) 365-7948 for more information.

About RiseVT: RiseVT helps make the healthy choice the easy choice for Vermonters, improving health and reducing healthcare costs. RiseVT utilizes an evidence-based model that engages public-private partnerships, behavior change interventions, and a comprehensive evaluation approach to achieve measurable and sustainable improvement in community health. RiseVT is the lead primary prevention program for OneCare Vermont and is expanding to every county in Vermont by the end of 2020. Learn more at risevt.org.

Erica Walch, Director
Moore Free Library
P.O. Box 208, 23 West Street
Newfane, VT 05345
(802) 365-7948
www.moorefreelibrary.org

Library & Crowell Art Gallery Hours: Tuesday 1-5, Wednesday 1-5, Thursday 2-7, Friday 1-5, Saturday 10-1
Closed Sunday & Monday

Moore Free Library: Valentine Card Making Workshop

The Moore Free Library in Newfane will offer an all-ages card making workshop on Friday, February 7 from 5-6 PM.  Stamping enthusiast Cindy Crawford will bring along paper and rubber stamps to assist participants in making two Valentine’s Day cards. This activity is part of the library’s Family Fun Fridays and will be followed by a free showing of the movie “Abominable”. Like all programs at the Moore Free Library, this program is free and open to the public. This workshop is supported by grant funds from the VT Community Foundation, United Way of Windham County, and Crosby-Gannet Fund. The Moore Free Library is located at 23 West Street in Newfane. For more information: (802) 365-7948 or moorefreelibrary.org

Erica Walch, Director
Moore Free Library
P.O. Box 208, 23 West Street
Newfane, VT 05345
(802) 365-7948
www.moorefreelibrary.org

Library & Crowell Art Gallery Hours: Tuesday 1-5, Wednesday 1-5, Thursday 2-7, Friday 1-5, Saturday 10-1
Closed Sunday & Monday

Moore Free Library: Sewing Classes for Kids

The Moore Free Library in Newfane will be offering free Saturday sewing classes for children aged five and up starting in February. The first session on Saturday, February 1 from 1:00 – 2:00 PM, will be an introduction to sewing where children will learn some basic needle skills and practice sewing on felt. No pre-registration is required for the first session. After that, teacher Cheryl Liston will offer a four-part class the first Saturday of the month, March 7, April 4, May 2, June 6, from 1:00 – 2:00 PM. The class will cover hand sewing and an introduction to using a sewing machine and children will have materials for practice to take home each week. Children who complete all four classes will get a sewing kit to keep. Due to the use of scissors and needles, this class is appropriate for children aged 5 and up. Registration for the four-part series is required and limited to the first five kids who sign up. Call or email the library to join the class or come on Saturday, February 1 to the introductory session. Like all programs at the library, this is offered for free and is open to the public. Moore Free Library, 23 West Street, Newfane, VT (802) 365-7948, moorefreelibrary.commoorefreelibrary@gmail.com

Selectboard Special Meeting Minutes January 13, 2020

January 13, 2020

Special Meeting

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

OTHERS PRESENT: Jay Wilson, Melissa Brown, Frank Suponski and Wannetta Powling.

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

 MINUTES:

Minutes of the January 6th regular meeting to be reviewed at the January 18th meeting

UNSCHEDULED MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC:

Mr. Suponski was in attendance to discuss the Animal Control Officer and the Assistant Health Officer Budget request. Mr. Suponski has concerns for the rate paid for the Animal Control Officer, to respond to calls. Also the issue’s of transporting dogs to the Windham County Humane Society on weekends and after hours.

  • Perhaps the Town would consider charging a fee for the animal control officer to answer a nuisance call, and if there is sufficient reason to issue a ticket.

A motion to go into Executive session was made by Ms. Huber and seconded by Ms. Sanborn.

The motion carried.

Board went into Executive session at 6:10 pm.

Board came out of Executive session at 6:20 pm

Mr. Williams made a motion to leave the Animal control budget as it is, until Town meeting day.

The motion was seconded by Ms. Sanborn.

The motion carried.

ROAD BUSINESS:

Road Foreman’s & Road Commissioner’s Report:

Depot Road Box Culvert plans was discussed with the Selectboard. Mr. Wilson said the next steps could take 4-5 months, before construction begins. The towns would like to see this move along in order to be ready for the Arch Bridge construction set for the late spring of 2021.

There was no public impute.

A motion to move forward with the Depot Road Box Culvert was made by Ms. Sanborn and seconded by Mr. Williams.

The motion carried.

BUDGET:

Other budget line items were discussed, including the need to increase the Cemetery maintenance fund to cover the cost of removing necessary trees before damage to the headstones.

The Selectboard discussed the Williamsville Hall, and the need to paint the building, and the idea was raised to have the building inspected to make a list of future work that could be prioritized.

The Selectboard asked the Administrative Assistant to outline a Policy for the Williamsville Hall for a future meeting.

A motion was made by Mr. Fitzpatrick to leave the Williamsville Hall Budget as is. Ms. Sanborn seconded the motion.

The motion carried.

 

ADJOURN:

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

Meeting Adjourned at 8:15 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

 

 

 

Family-Focused Grants Received, Expanded Hours and Offerings at Moore Free Library

The Moore Free Library in Newfane has recently received grants from the United Way of Windham County, the Cosby-Gannett Fund, the Vermont Community Foundation, RISE VT, and the Children’s Literacy Foundation. These grants are all targeted towards increasing family programming and youth engagement at the library.

With the funding, the Moore Free Library will be expanding its hours and family offerings. Starting February 1st, the library will host Family Fun Fridays every Friday evening. Coloring and board games will be available from 5-6 PM and at 6 PM, a family movie will be shown in the Crowell Gallery. Popcorn and snacks will be provided. On Saturdays, there will be a weekly activity geared towards kids/families from 1:00 – 2:00 PM.

This grant funding is also supporting a week of Story Time Yoga during school vacation week (February 17 – 22). From 10:30 — 11:30 AM each day that week, families and caregivers of children of all ages are invited to hear a story and learn some gentle yoga moves related to the story, led by Newfane Village Yoga and Kidding Around Yoga certified teacher, Courtney Perkins. After Story Time Yoga, families are invited to gather at the Newfane Congregational Church for a community luncheon.

The Moore Free Library also offers a weekly story time on Thursdays, 10:30 – 11:00 AM, which is an opportunity for young children and their caregivers to get to know each other and listen to stories read aloud. All of these events are free and open to all families and caregivers of children.

Effective February 1, 2020, the Moore Free Library’s hours will be as follows: Tuesday 1-5 PM, Wednesday 2-6 PM, Thursday 1-5 PM (with story time 10:30 – 11 AM), Friday 2-8 PM, Saturday 10 AM – 2 PM. The library will continue to be closed on Sundays and Mondays.

This grant funding will allow the library to offer expanded hours and activities for seven months, as a pilot program. If family engagement and youth attendance increases during this pilot period, the library hopes to secure ongoing funding to make these changes permanent.

The Moore Free Library is located at 23 West Street, Newfane, VT 05345. Moorefreelibrary.org, (802) 365-7948, moorefreelibrary@gmail.com

Erica Walch, Director
Moore Free Library
P.O. Box 208, 23 West Street
Newfane, VT 05345
(802) 365-7948 www.moorefreelibrary.org

Library & Crowell Art Gallery Hours: Tuesday 1-5, Wednesday 1-5, Thursday 2-7, Friday 1-5, Saturday 10-1
Closed Sunday & Monday

NEWFANE SELECTBOARD MINUTES 1.6.2020

TOWN OF NEWFANE SELECTBOARD MEETING MINUTES
Monday January 6, 2019
BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: Hendrik van Loon, Shelly Huber, Michael Fitzpatrick, Christopher Williams, and Angela Sanborn.
OTHERS PRESENT: Jay Wilson, Marion Dowling, Deborah Luskin, Steve Levine, Janine Rose, 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:
MINUTES:
• A motion was made by Ms. Sanborn to accept the Minutes of November 25, 2019 budget meeting
Mr. Williams seconded, Ms. Huber and Mr. Fitzpatrick abstained,
The Motion Carried.
• A motion was made by Mr. Fitzpatrick to accept the Minutes of December 16, 2019 regular meeting Ms. Huber seconded, Mr. Williams and Ms. Sanborn abstained.
The Motion Carried.
• A motion was made by Ms. Sanborn to accept the Minutes of December 23, 2019 budget meeting
Mr. Fitzpatrick seconded.
The Motion Carried.
• A motion was made by Mr. Williams, to accept the Minutes of January 2, 2020 budget meeting
Ms. Huber seconded, Ms. Sanborn abstained.
The Motion Carried.
ROAD BUSINESS:
Road Foreman’s & Road Commissioner’s Report:
1. The tree removal in Williamsville happened last Thursday and everything went well. The part of the tree that was over the fire station had substantial rot Bill Guenther’s assessment was quite accurate.
2. We have to review the Depot Rd. box culvert plans the next time the Selectmen meet. It’s required to be on the agenda as part of the grant requirements. The project stops until we complete this step.
3. We will have to do the same thing for the Sand/Salt shed project. Unfortunately, those plans are not quite ready to be reviewed at the same time.
4. Efficiency VT reviewed the garage lighting because our florescent tubes are all the same age and are starting to burn out. To replace with LED tubes it would be $736, they are suggesting that we replace the fixtures and that would give us about 30% more light and about 20% less cost to run. The town share after rebate would be $1237.
5. A couple of weekends’ ago the heat was off in the Williamsville Hall, it ending up being the emergency switch at the top of the stairs had been shut off. We were thinking that something could be put over the switch to make it more difficult to shut off so it doesn’t get done accidentally.
6. We have been updating to current standards the road name and road signs between So. Newfane and Williamsville and will be continuing down Depot Rd. I was going to skip the area around the Arch Bridge since all of those signs will be updated with the bridge project.
Mr. Fitzpatrick made a motion to accept the Road Foreman’s request to replace the lighting at the town garage,
Ms. Sanborn seconded. The Motion Carried
Mr. Fitzpatrick made a motion to accept the Road Foreman’s report Ms. Sanborn seconded. The Motion Carried
ADMINISTRATIVE AS SISTANT’S REPORT:
Monday Holidays
The next Board meeting January 20th is on a (MLK) holiday and the February 17th (President’s Day) is a federal holiday. What would the Board like to decide on those meeting dates?
A motion was made by Ms. Sanborn to move the Monday January 20th meeting to Tuesday 21st & Monday February17th meeting to Tuesday 18th Mr. Williams seconded The Motion Carried.
A motion was made by Ms. Sanborn to accept the Administrative Assistants report
Mr. Williams seconded, The Motion Carried.
SCHEDULED MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC:
Williamsville Hall Committee Update – Steve Levine
Fire Alarm installation is complete; we are awaiting inspection of the system by the fire marshal. The phone (land- line in the utility room) system and Wi-Fi has also been installed. With the current funds in the Capital Budget for WHC it has been discussed to use these funds to paint the building. Two estimates have been received; waiting on two others.
Chair van Loon asked if painting was considered capital or maintenance. This would need to be reviewed by the Selectboard for consideration.
• $1800 was used to purchase 10- 60″ round banquet table paid by the donation fund.
• Working on ordering Blinds for the hall, double side for downstairs and blackout blinds for upstairs.
Ms Huber asked for copies of budget expense. Town treasurer Ms. Brown does all of the transaction accounts. Ms. Dowling asked why the Selectboard needed to know about accounts of “BBQ – fund raisers” the chair addressed this question, that it is still considered town owned property and if anything good or bad goes on the Board needs to be aware and have a record.
WHC minutes will be forwarded to the Selectboard monthly.
Ms. Luskin made a comment that the WHC policy was found at the WHC website, They hosted the Nonprofit Green Mountain Conservancy in December and the hall was able to hold seventy people downstairs.
Ms. Luskin stated that the more it is being used for community events, the more people will see that it is a really nice hall for private events and would be more likely that it could be rented and used.
Mr. Levine asked the board to review the updated changes to the hall usage policy and fee changes and if that could be approved and added to the website.
Selectboard recommendations
• Would suggest that the Board handles future purchases for the hall, in excess of a thousand dollars that biding issues be put out by the board to secure the offers, and follow biding policy.
• Outside lighting issues need to be addressed as soon as possible.
• With the assistance of the Road foreman, to minimize the drop off on the side of parking near the hall This will be a spring project.
UNSCHEDULED MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC:
Town Moderator -Deborah Luskin
Requesting the Board send Town Moderator to training in Montpelier February 5th regarding
“Town Meeting Tune Up”
A motion to send Moderator to training was made by Ms. Sanborn and seconded by Mr. Williams.
The motion carried
Permission to do a Front Porch forum or other inquiries to address concerns
• Parliamentarian for future plans if Moderator is not available, or has questions during the meeting.
• Lunch – organization needs to be addressed / provided by Ladies Aid, or school PTO, or other Non profit.
• Child care for Town Meeting morning –
• Draft for articles for review by the moderator.
We need to look for volunteers willing to organize these needs to increase the attendance at Town Meeting.
OLD BUSINESS:
Confirmation of Planning Commission member (Withdrawn)
NEW BUSINESS:
None
CORRESPONDENCE:
• US Department of Veterans Affairs with Disabilities
• Ian Silverman – Local representative for Consolidated Communications
PAY ORDERS:
• Payroll Warrant No. 11431 in the amount of $5,081.58
• Payroll Warrant No. 11432 in the amount of $5,214.62
• Accounts Payable No. 20013 in the amount of $ 26,799.71
• Payroll Warrant No. 11433 in the amount of $6,906.23
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

JANUARY 6, 2020 AGENDA NEWFANE SELECTBOARD

NEWFANE SELECTBOARD AGENDA
NEWFANE TOWN OFFICE
6:00 P.M. MONDAY JANUARY 6, 2020

CALL TO ORDER

ADDITIONS/AMENDMENTS TO AGENDA

APPROVAL OF MINUTES
*November 25, 2019 Budget Meeting
December 16, 2019 Regular Meeting
December 23, 2019 Budget Meeting
January 2, 2020 Budget Meeting

ROAD BUSINESS
Road Foreman’s & Road Commissioner’s Report

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT’S REPORT

SCHEDULED MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC
Williamsville Hall – Update

UNSCHEDULED MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC

• OLD BUSINESS
Appointment of new member to Planning Commission-Tim Shortell

NEW BUSINESS

CORRESPONDENCE
1. US Department of Veteran Affairs
2. Ian Silberman Government & Education representative -Consolidated Communications

PAY ORDERS
1. Payroll Warrant No. #11431 Amount $5,081.58
2. Payroll Warrant No. #11432 Amount $ 5,214.62
3. Account Payable No.#20013 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 BUDGET MEETING 12.23.19

TOWN OF NEWFANE SELECTBOARD BUDGET MEETING

Monday December 23, 2019 @ 6:00 PM

Newfane Town Office 555 VT Route 30 Newfane VT

The 4th in a Series of meetings to Consider the Budget for

The Up Coming 2020 Fiscal Year

AGENDA

  • Capital Budget
  • Revenue Budget
  • Social Appropriations Donations
  • Executive Session

1 VSA ~313 (a) (1) (B) labor relations with employees

 

 

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

Newfane Selectboard Agenda 12.16.19

MONDAY DECEMBER 16, 2019

 ·         CALL TO ORDER

 ADDITIONS/AMENDMENTS TO AGENDA

 EXECUTIVE SESSION Nothing Planned

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

*November 25, 2019 Budget Meeting

December 2, 2019 Regular Meeting

December 9, 2019 Budget 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

Newfane Listers Office – Errors & Omissions Certificate for the 2019 Grand List

Williamsville Hall – Update

Planning Commission – Update,

– New Member Tim Shortell

UNSCHEDULED MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC

 OLD BUSINESS      

VLCT – Resolution Supporting Municipal Authority Regarding Commercial Cannabis

NEW BUSINESS

CORRESPONDENCE

  1. Email – Frank Mercede & Sons / Radway Hill Property
  2. Scott MacFarland – Online Government Surplus Auctions

 PAY ORDERS

  1. Payroll Warrant #11427 Amount  $ 6,484.64
  2. Payroll Warrant #11428 (Computer Error)
  3. Payroll Warrant #114289                   Amount  $ 6,621.44
  4. Payroll Warrant #114230    Amount    (Not Available at time of posting)
  5. Account Payable No.#20012 Amount    (Not Available at time of posting)
  • ADJOURN

 

 

 

Selectboard Budget Meeting Minutes 12.9.2019

BUDGET MEETING MINUTES December 9, 2019

  BOARD MEMBERS PRESENTHendrik van Loon, Angela Sanborn, Christopher Williams, Shelly Huber, and 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 REPORT DESIGN

Discussion ensued regarding the proposed cover photo, along with dedication of the Town Report. Review of Historical photos will be selected, for the Selectboard approval at the next meeting.

CAPITAL BUDGET

The Board reviewed the proposed replacement schedule for the Arch Bridge.  Discussion ensued regarding the need to increase the Capital budget for the bridge replacement, along with the salt shed construction that is due to begin in 2020-2021.

SPECIAL SERVICES APPROPRIATIONS

The Board reviewed additional appropriations requests received since the November 25, Budget meeting. Comparisons of neighboring towns were made, some reductions and cuts were made.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

1 VSA ~313 (a) (1) (B) labor relations with employees

Tabled until the next Budget Meeting

ADJOURN

The Meeting adjourned at 8:15 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted,

Wannetta Powling

 

 

 

SELECTBOARD MEETING MINUTES 12.2.2019

SELECTBOARD MEETING MINUTES

December 2, 2019

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

OTHERS PRESENT:  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:

·         Due to weather conditions SCHEDULED MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC: Thomas Simmons – U.S. Census Bureau was moved to the top of the agenda.

Executive Session: None

MINUTES:

A motion was made by Mr. Fitzpatrick to accept the Minutes of November 18, 2019 regular meeting, Ms. Sanborn seconded, The Motion Carried.

A motion was made by Ms. Sanborn to table the Minutes of November 25, 2019 budget meeting, The Motion Carried.

ROAD BUSINESS:

Road Foreman’s & Road Commissioner’s Report:

None (Snow Storm)

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT’S REPORT:

See attached report.

Ms. Sanborn made a motion to accept the Administrative Assistant report Mr. Fitzpatrick seconded, The Motion Carried

UNSCHEDULED MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC: None

SCHEDULED MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC:

  Thomas Simmons – U.S. Census Bureau

Informational outline for the U.S. Census 10 year decennia survey.

The U.S. Census has effect on representation in local government. These figures gathered have a compelling effect on how 675 billion dollars are allocated to the states, and these numbers and are locked in for 10 years. These programs all help to bring dollars to the local economy. Programs you may immediately recognize include

  • School Lunch Programs
  • Meals on wheels
  • WIC (Woman Infant Children)
  • Special Education
  • Medicaid Part B
  • First Responders
  • Economic Development
  • Fuel Assistance

When answering questions for the survey, significant changes were made to make things easier. You can now take and answer the survey on line. Starting in March you will get a mailing notice addressed to OCCUPANT in your PO Box / Street address. Asking for basic information

  • Name
  • Address
  • Age
  • Date Of Birth
  • Race
  • Gender
  • How many people live at the address
  • Several attempts will be made to get people to complete the survey; if they don’t respond by completing the survey, the forth and finale attempt they will be contacted by trained employee from the Census Bureau.

OLD BUSINESS:

Traffic Ordinance Policy- Review  

A copy was given for board members to review before the next regular meeting.  A road map was suggested as a point of reference. The signs will be reviewed by the highway dept. for any changes needed. TABLED discussion to future meeting

NEW BUSINESS:

Health Insurance

Employee Health insurance with Blue Cross Blue Shield with the current increase monthly cost was discussed. The board agreed to continue to cover the insurance at the same rate as the previous years,  going with 80% cover by the Town 20% paid by the Employee
Family Plan Cost Monthly  $2,529.37           Employee Pays $ 357.33             Town Pays  $2,172.04
 Individual Plan Cost Monthly $ 900.13       Employee Pays $105.95             Town Pays $ 794.18
 Adult /Child Plan Cost Monthly $ 1,737.25    Employee Pays $ 173.72         Town Pays $1,563.53
 Mr. Fitzpatrick made a motion to approve the proposed outline for insurance coverage Ms. Sanborn seconded the motion. The motion Passed.
 CORRESPONDENCE:
·         Planning Commission Amendment to the Zoning Bylaw
 PAY ORDERS:
  • Payroll Warrant 11426 in the amount of $4,002.68
  • Accounts Payable 20011 in the amount of $ 33,929.01

A motion was made by Mr. Fitzpatrick and seconded by Ms. Sanborn to approve the pay orders.  The motion carried

ADJOURN:

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

Meeting Adjourned at 7:35 pm,

Respectfully Submitted,

Wannetta Powling

 

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT’S REPORT

December 2, 2019

  •  With budget meetings underway now, that has been where most of the focus has been.
  • A few more request for social service appropriations have been received – I will include copies to you in my email on Friday.
  • I am working on updating our renewal for the SAM (System for Award Management) it allows us to seek federal funding for disaster recovery.

Respectfully,

Wannetta Powling

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT’S REPORT

December 2, 2019

 

  • With budget meetings underway now, that has been where most of the focus has been.
  • A few more request for social service appropriations have been received – I will include copies to you in my email on Friday.
  • I am working on updating our renewal for the SAM (System for Award Management) it allows us to seek federal funding for disaster recovery.

 

 

 

 

Respectfully,

Wannetta Powling