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