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Selectboard Special Meeting Agenda Tuesday, January 17, 2023 @6:00 pm

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  • CALL MEETING TO ORDER
  • CONFIRM PROPERLY WARNED
  • ADDITIONS/AMENDMENTS TO THE AGENDA
  • SCHEDULED MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC
    Alyssa Sabetto – FEMA/State buyout program.
  • APPROVAL OF MINUTES
    1. December 19, 2022, Selectboard Minutes
    2. December 21, 2022, Special Budget Minutes
    3. January 6, 2023, Special Meeting
  • ROAD FOREMAN’S & ROAD COMMISSIONER’S REPORT
  • ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT’S REPORT
  • TREASURER’S REPORT                                                                                                                           The financial result to taxpayers if South Newfane General Store was removed from the grand list.
  •   COMMITTEE REPORT  
    Traffic Calming Committee update (Johnson-Aplin).
  • SCHEDULED MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC              
  •  UNSCHEDULED MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC
  • OLD BUSINESS / FOLLOW-UP ITEMS (10 Minutes per topic)
    1. Vote on Budget.
    2. Town Beautification suggestions (Chevalier).
    3. Cannabis Updates: (Johnson-Aplin).
    4. Evaluate whether we should put oil purchases for heating out to bid to lock in a lower price. Tabled previously until Wilson can give highway fuel usage information.
    5. Discuss ideas for a 250-year celebration of Newfane’s founding. (Johnson-Aplin).
  • NEW BUSINESS
  • CORRESPONDENCE
    Alan Darling – Opinion for FEMA buyout of South Newfane General Store
  • PAY ORDERS
  • ADJOURN

Newfane Selectboard Special Agenda Tuesday, January 3, 2023, 6 PM

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  • CALL MEETING TO ORDER 
  • CONFIRM PROPERLY WARNED 
  • ADDITIONS/AMENDMENTS TO THE AGENDA
  • EXECUTIVE SESSION:
    Contract issue; discussion under Vermont article 1 V.S.A. § 313(a)
    Pending or probable civil litigation or a prosecution, to which the public body is or may be a party                                                                   
  • APPROVAL OF MINUTES
    December 19, 2022, Selectboard Minutes
    December 21, 2022, Budget Minutes
  • ROAD FOREMAN’S & ROAD COMMISSIONER’S REPORT
  • ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT’S REPORT                                                                                                                                                                 
  • COMMITTEE REPORT 
  • SCHEDULED MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC 
  •  UNSCHEDULED MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC 
  • OLD BUSINESS including items carried over from Budget Meetings
     (10 Minutes per)
  1. ARPA Updates: (Golob)
  2. Cannabis Updates: (Johnson-Aplin)
  3. Town Beautification suggestions (Chevalier)
  4. Discuss ideas for a 250-year celebration of Newfane’s founding. (Johnson-Aplin)
  • NEW BUSINESS 
  • CORRESPONDENCE 
  • PAY ORDERS 
  • ADJOURN

 

Special Budget Meeting Agenda Wednesday, December 21, 2022, @ 6:00 PM

Special Budget Meeting Agenda Wednesday, December 21, 2022, @ 6:00 PM

In-Person & Zoom

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CALL TO ORDER
ADDITIONS/AMENDMENTS
 TO THE AGENDA
MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC
NEW BUSINESS:
Expenditures

  • Open Items
  • Articles including Social Appropriation Donations
  • Law Enforcement
  • Warnings

OLD BUSINESS:
Personnel Reviews – Status

Social Appropriations (5-7 minutes per speaker)

  1. Anthony Knox – Visiting Nurse and Hospice for Vermont and New Hampshire
  2. Linda J. Meleady- Vermont Center for Independent Living
  3. Gloria Cristelli – West River Valley Mutual Aid
  4. TBD – American Red Cross
  5. TBD – Timson Hill Preschool

Follow-up items

  • Sanborn will talk to Judge Barnett about the possibility of moving the monument located on Jail Street further back to protect it from snowplows. Added 11/14/22
  • Johnson-Aplin brought up several suggestions for celebrations of Newfane’s 250th It was agreed that she would compile a list of potential expenses so we could evaluate how to include them in the budget or if a separate fundraising effort should be launched. Added 11/14/22

 ADJOURN

Budget Meeting Agenda Monday, December 12, 2022, @ 6:00 PM

Budget Meeting Agenda Monday, December 12, 2022, @ 6:00 PM

In-Person & Zoom
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CALL TO ORDER

ADDITIONS/AMENDMENTS TO THE AGENDA

CONFIRM MEETING PROPERLY WARNED

MEMBERS OF
 THE PUBLIC

NEW BUSINESS:
Capital Budget
Expenditures

  • Open Items
  • Articles including Social Appropriation Donations
    “Appropriation Comparison,”
  • Salaries
  • Law Enforcement
  • Warnings

OLD BUSINESS:

Dedication

Personnel Reviews – Status

Follow-up items

  • Sanborn will talk to Judge Barnett about the possibility of moving the monument located on Jail Street further back to protect it from snowplows. Added 11/14/22
  • Johnson-Aplin brought up several suggestions for celebrations of Newfane’s 250th It was agreed that she would compile a list of potential expenses so we could evaluate how to include them in the budget or if a separate fundraising effort should be launched. Added 11/14/22

 ADJOURN

 Planning Commission Regular Meeting Thursday, December 8, 2022: 6:00 pm

Planning Commission Regular
Thursday, December 8, 2022: 6:00 pm

 On January 18, 2022, Governor Scott signed Act 78 into law. The purpose of the Act is to allow public bodies to “organize and hold open meetings in a manner that will protect the health and welfare of the public while providing access to the operations of government.” The Act does this by allowing temporary Open Meeting Law procedures that will remain in effect until January 15, 2023. Among the temporary allowances is that municipal public bodies can hold completely remote meetings through electronic participation only without designating a physical meeting location and electronic posting for agendas and special meeting notices.

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 AGENDA

  1. Call to order                                                                                                                    6:00 p.m.
  2. Introductions (Commission members, guests, and members of the public)      6:01 – 6:10
    Additions to the Agenda                                                                                                6:11 – 6:15

(“Additions” might include a suggestion for an action step with a specific timeline

and a person assigned to the action step or a suggestion for a future agenda item.)

  1. Review & Approve Minutes for November 10 meeting                                           6:16 – 6:30
  2. Unscheduled members of the public                                                                         6:31 – 6:35
  3. Old Business                                                                                                                   6:36 – 8:30
  4. Floodplain & River Corridor Zoning bylaw revision proposal update – Ken         6:36 – 7:05
  5. Bylaw Modernization Grant update – Ken                                                                 7:06 – 7:12
  6. Housing Panel – Kate                                                                                                     7:13 –7:26
  7. Report-back from Town Meetings and/or Selectboard meetings – all                   7:27 –7:36
  8. Broadband update, Deerfield Valley Communications Union District – Jane       7:38 – 7:45
  9. Development Review Board (DRB) update – Walt                                                     7:46 – 7:56
  10. Short-term rentals – next steps                                                                                    7:57 – 8:15

VII. New Business                                                                                                                   8:16 – 8:52

  1. Planning Commission membership/thinking ahead to March 2023                     8:16 – 8:30
  2. December 22 quorum confirmation / January 12 & 26 meeting confirmation    8:31 – 8:41
  3. Agenda Building for next meeting                                                                               8:42 – 8:52

VIII. Correspondence                                                                                                           8:53 –8:57

  1. Adjournment                                                                                                                  8:58

Posting locations: Newfane Town Office, Moore Free Library, Williamsville Post Office, WW Building Supply Town of Newfane web site:     https://newfanevt.com/meetings/meeting-schedules/   https://newfanevt.com/meetings/planning-commission-minutes/

Next Meeting: December 22

Newfane Selectboard Regular Meeting Agenda Monday, December 5, 2022, 6:00 pm

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  • CALL MEETING TO ORDER
  • CONFIRM PROPERLY WARNED
  • ADDITIONS/AMENDMENTS TO THE AGENDA
  • APPROVAL OF MINUTES                                                                                                                                November 21, 2022, Selectboard Minutes
    November 28, 2022, Budget Minutes
  • ROAD FOREMAN’S & ROAD COMMISSIONER’S REPORT
  • ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT’S REPORT
  • COMMITTEE REPORT
  • SCHEDULED MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC (5-7minutes per speaker)                                                  Social Appropriation Requests
    1. Karen Peterson, Outgoing Executive Director – Aids Project of Southern Vermont
    2. Joan Weir – Williamsville School Preservation Society
    3. Amber Thibodeau -Southern Vermont Therapeutic Riding Center
    4. Bobbe Ragouzeos- Moore Free Library
    5. Dan Dewalt- Restorative Community Practice of Southern Vermont
    6. Christine Howe- The Moover
    7. Steven Meyer – Leland & Gray Education Foundation
    8. Kevin Brennan – Southeastern Vermont Community Action
  •  UNSCHEDULED MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC
  • OLD BUSINESS (10 Minutes per topic)
    1. Town Office renovations: a review of proposals (Powling)
    2. Moving the monument located on Jail Street further back to protect it from snowplows (Sanborn).
    3. ARPA Updates: a review of documentation for town website – see https://newfanevt.com/arpa-information-and-funding-status/; review of two funding requests: DV Fiber and Emergency Generators (Golob)
    4. Cannabis Updates: (Johnson-Aplin)
    5. Flood Hazard By-law Update
    6. Traffic Calming, including finalizing membership of the new committee (Sanborn)
    7. Town Beautification suggestions (Chevalier)
    8. Items raised at Budget Meetings to be reviewed
      • Review with the Williamsville Hall Committee rental fees for residents and non-residents; are the rental fees sufficient to cover the costs of cleaning the hall?
      • Does the Selectboard want to consider how to spend the $500 in the budget for board compensation?
      • Evaluate whether we should put oil purchases for heating out to bid to lock in a lower price.
    9. Discuss ideas for a 250-year celebration of Newfane’s founding.
    10. Route 30 construction planned for summer 2023 and impact on parking for swimming holes. (Sanborn; Wilson)
  • NEW BUSINESS
           Potential Tax Sales
    Review of procedures to calculate and approve annual tax rate (Golob)
  • CORRESPONDENCE
  • PAY ORDERS
  • ADJOURN

 

Budget Meeting Agenda Monday, November 28, 2022, @ 6:00 PM

In-Person & Zoom
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  • CALL TO ORDER
  • ADDITIONS/AMENDMENTS TO THE AGENDA
  • CONFIRM MEETING PROPERLY WARNED
  • MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC
  • NEW BUSINESS:
    • Capital Budget
    • Expenditures
    • Open Items
    • Articles including Social Appropriation Donations
    • Salaries
    • Law Enforcement
    • Warnings

OLD BUSINESS:

    • Dedication
    • Personnel Reviews – Status


Follow-up items

    • Brown will confirm with VLCT (Vermont League of Cities and Towns) that 10-15% is still considered the correct percentage amount to maintain for a town surplus of our size. Open from 11/1/22
    • Powling will contact WCHS (Windham County Humane Society) to confirm whether Newfane still receives any of the fees from Newfane dogs that are impounded. Open from 11/1/22
    • Powling will ask Jay Wilson to follow up on the estimate for the Town Office renovations from Levitt and Litchfield. These renovations, including the installation of mini-splits for heating and air conditioning, will allow for the long-term conservation of energy and significant potential savings. Open from 11/1/22
    • Powling will contact Bahman Mandavi and get budget information for the redesign of the town website to make it more user-friendly. Open from 11/1/22

    • Powling will present the recommendations and budget information from Walter Hagedorn for the Town office gardens. Open from 11/1/22
    • Further information is needed from Road Foreman Jay Wilson on anticipated revenue from the sale of equipment, including the 550 one-ton truck. Powling will request this information. Closed 11/14/22

    • Several items were put on hold until Powling was available to provide further information. These included: funding requests from the Planning Commission; updated information on unemployment insurance rates and worker’s compensation rates; annual report expense; professional audit expense. Added 11/14/22
    • Sanborn will talk to Judge Barnett about the possibility of moving the monument located on Jail Street further back to protect it from snow plows. Added 11/14/22
    • Johnson-Aplin brought up several suggestions for celebrations of Newfane’s 250th. It was agreed that she would compile a list of potential expenses so we could evaluate how to include them in the budget or if a separate fundraising effort should be launched. Added 11/14/22
    • Treasurer Brown discussed the US Bond Bank, where the town has a remaining $36,000. There was a discussion about how we could use these funds to repay the principal on the South Newfane bridge loan. Brown will discuss this further with the Bond Bank and get back to Selectboard to confirm that this can be done.
  •   ADJOURN

Budget Agenda November14, 2022 @ 6:00 PM

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CALL TO ORDER

ADDITIONS/AMENDMENTS
TO THE AGENDA

CONFIRM MEETING PROPERLY WARNED

MEMBERS OF
THE PUBLIC

OLD BUSINESS:
Town Report Design
Dedication
Revenue

NEW BUSINESS:
Capital Budget
Expenditures
Articles
Warnings
Social Appropriations Donations

OLD BUSINESS:

 ADJOURN

 

 

Newfane Board of Liquor Control Monday November 7th, 2022

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  •  Agenda
  • Call Meeting to Order
  • Review Catering Permit –

The Black Perl LLC / Annual Rescue Board Meeting Dinner 11.14.22

  • Adjourn

 

Newfane Selectboard Regular Meeting Agenda Monday, November 7th, 2022, @ 6 pm

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  • CALL MEETING TO ORDER / CONFIRM PROPERLY WARNED
  • ADDITIONS/AMENDMENTS TO THE AGENDA                                                                                           Richard Marek,- Windham County Historical Society
  • APPROVAL OF MINUTES
    October 17, 2022, Regular Meeting
    November 1, 2022, Budget Minutes
  • ROAD FOREMAN’S & ROAD COMMISSIONER’S REPORT
  • ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT’S REPORT
  • COMMITTEE REPORT                                                                                                                                   Deborah Luskin -Town Meeting Moderator
  • UNSCHEDULED MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC
  • SCHEDULED MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC    (5-7minutes per speaker)
    Meg Staloff –Brattleboro Development Credit Corp.
    Libby Bennett – Ground-Works
    Alex Beck – BDCC/ Southern Vermont Economy Development Service
    Maggie Lewis- The Gathering Place
    Hal Moore- Health Care and Rehabilitation Services
  • OLD BUSINESS (10 Minutes per topic)
    1. ARPA Updates
    2. Cannabis Updates
    3. Flood Hazard By-law Update
    4. Traffic Calming
  • NEW BUSINESS
  • CORRESPONDENCE
  • PAY ORDERS
  • ADJOURN

Selectboard Budget Special Agenda Tuesday November1, 2022 @ 6:00 PM

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CALL TO ORDER
ADDITIONS/AMENDMENTS TO THE AGENDA
CONFIRM MEETING PROPERLY WARNED
MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC
 NEW BUSINESS:

Town Report Design
Dedication
Revenue
Capital Budget
Expenditures
Articles
Warnings
Social Appropriations Donations

OLD BUSINESS:

 ADJOURN

 

The first in a series of meetings to consider the 2024 fiscal budget