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Monday April 19th, 2021 Newfane Board of Liquor Control

  • CALL TO ORDER:

 Angela Sanborn called the meeting to order at 8:24 pm.

  • BUSINESS:
  • License New and Renewal Applications
  1. Newfane Store – New Application

Ann Golob made a motion to approve license renewal application for Newfane Store -New Application. Shelly Huber seconded the motion.  Motion passed.

  1. 4 Columns Inn

Shelly Huber made a motion to approve license renewal application for 4 Columns Inn.  Ann Golob seconded the motion.  Motion passed.

Ann Golob made a motion to adjourn. Meeting adjourned at 8:27 pm.

  

Respectfully Submitted

Administrative Assistant

Wannetta Powling

April 19th, 2021 Selectboard Minutes

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BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:  Angela Sanborn, Shelly Huber, and Ann Golob

Absent: Mike Fitzpatrick and Katy Johnson-Aplin

OTHERS PRESENT

Jay Wilson, Melissa Brown, Juliette Carr, Dan Dewalt, Doris Knetchel, Gloria Cristelli, Stephanie Leis, Austin RiceBCTV and Wannetta Powling

CALL TO ORDER:

The meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m. by Selectboard Chair Angela Sanborn.

ADDITIONS/AMENDMENTS TO AGENDA:

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

  1. April 19, 2021 Regular Meeting

Shelly Huber made a motion to accept the minutes of the April 5th, 2021 regular meeting as amended. Ann Golob seconded the motion. Motion passed.

 

  1. April 5th, 2021 Board of Liquor Control

Ann Golob made a motion to accept the minutes of the April 5th, 2021 Board of Liquor Control.

Shelly Huber seconded the motion. Motion passed.

 

 

ROAD FOREMAN’S & ROAD COMMISSIONER’S REPORT:

  1. The bridge work on Monroe Bridge is temporarily on hold while the whole company is in quarantine. We did a little extra digging in the concrete deck and found it generally to be in good shape. They will be patching 4 smaller spots that we opened up.
  2. The Depot Rd Culvert update: The 254 Depot Rd. property has officially changed ownership to the bank; we now have to change everything to reflect the new owners and try to get the easement signed.
  3. We have 3 access permits to approve tonight. 1. David Marquez at 86 Newfane Hill Rd. does not need a culvert. 2. Beckley Gaudette backside of Newfane Hill Rd. needs a 15” culvert. 3. John Julian on Parrish Hill Rd. Needs a 15” culvert and needs to go in for 20’ level before going up.  These were viewed by Christopher Williams and me and Okayed.

 Shelly Huber made a motion to approve access permit for David Marquez at 86 Newfane Hill Rd. Ann Golob seconded the motion. Motion Passed.

 Shelly Huber made a motion to approve access permit Beckley Gaudette backside of Newfane Hill Rd. Ann Golob seconded the motion. Motion Passed.

 Ann Golob made a motion to approve access permit John Julian on Parrish Hill Rd. Shelly Huber seconded the motion. Motion Passed.

4. The Sand/Salt shed update: Nothing new to report.

5. We had the first Hazard Mitigation Plan meeting last week and one more this week. Margo from WRC will begin work on our plan; we had 7 people that are involved in the planning.

6. Green Up has started and I was notified from Laura Bacon, Dr. Shafer & Deborah Luskin of a big concern going down over the steep bank off Grimes Hill Road to clean up trash. We should have a plan to deal with this and looking for ideas.

7. Sunday morning there was an Emergency Management meeting held at the fire house. There were two (2) changes that were made, to put Angela Sanborn as Selectboard chair and remove the Animal Control Officer.

 Ann Golob made a motion to approve Emergency Management PlanShelly Huber seconded the motion. Motion Passed.

 8. Conservation Committee member Greg Record may be able to help the Town create a plan to deal with the Emerald Ash Borer. I will let the Selectboard know what we can come up with.

 Ann Golob made a motion to accept the Road Foreman’s Report. Shelly Huber seconded the motion. 

Motion passed.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT’S REPORT:

  • I would like to revisit the memo that I sent the Selectboard February 18th, 2020 to see if the board would like to schedule with the other Town committees and organizations a reporting and tracking progress. This will allow the Board to be informed. To provide help and maintain open communications.

The Board agreed and asked for this to be set up Quarterly for review.

  • The Hazard Mitigation meeting on April 12th was attended by seven (7) of us and went very well. The next meeting scheduled for this Wednesday April 21st, the agenda information is posted under the Latest News on our website. If you would like to join us contact me, and I will send you the agenda with the zoom information.
  • I have included an email that I received this morning regarding a Conservation Project involving North East Wilderness Trust & 111 acres off Hunter Brook Road in South Newfane. They are asking for a letter of support from the Selectboard similar to the Deer Preservation Project that Deborah Luskin presented to the Board last year.

Motion to Table.  Ann Golob made request to provide Mike Fitzpatrick & Katie Johnson- Aplin material for review prior to the discussion at the May 3rd meeting.

  •  A Board of Abatement hearing was set up for April 29, 2021 at 6pm via zoom. The Board of Civil Authority (Justice of Peace, Town Clerk, and Selectboard Members) will be in attendance, the Listers and Treasurer will provide the information for the hearing. The Town Clerk will forward the Agenda.

Ann Golob made a motion to accept the Administrative Assistant’s report. Shelly Huber seconded the motion.  Motion passed.

 TREASURERS REPORT / DELINQUENT TAX COLLECTOR’S REPORT

Information was provided to the Board Members of the five (5) properties that should be considered for tax sale.

Discussion ensued.

 Angela Sanborn made a motion to table the three (3) remaining properties until review/adoption of a new Tax Policy. The Treasurer will create a Delinquent Tax Policy for the Selectboard to review.

 Ann Golob made a motion to precede with the two (2) properties of the deceased owners D.215.1 & D.2187.   Shelly Huber seconded the motion. Motion Passed.

 The Board considered this as an update not a report.  No need to approve.

 COMMITTEE REPORT:  None

 SCHEDULED MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC:

 Lister’s Office – Doris Knetchel – Employee review

  1. A letter was sent to the Selectboard recommending a pay increase for the Data Entry Person, Katy Bristol, who started November 11, 2020. The recommendation was for a pay increase to $16.00 per hour.

Shelly Huber made a motion to approve the pay increase starting May 1st, 2021 for Katy Bristol. Ann Golob seconded the motion. Motion Passed.

  1. Doris Knechtel sent a memo to the Selectboard regarding the Veggie Van Go Program seeking permission to use the Town Roads once per month for distribution of food to the community. Rachel Worthington from the Vermont Food Bank is asking for the Route to be Route 30 to Cross Street to West Street, and then to Church Street where distribution will occur in front of the Church.

Discussion ensued – There was a concern about congested traffic on the roads and then traffic turning from Route 30 as it could potentially be dangerous. A suggestion was to move it to the NewBrook Fire Department.  The Road Foreman will review and make recommendations.

Stephanie Leis – Animal Control Update

Ms. Leis requested an Executive Session with the Board.

Angela Sanborn made a motion to go into Executive Session under the following Title 1 V.S.A. §313(a)(9) & or (10) at 6:55 pm. The Administrative Assistant was invited into the meeting.

Exited Executive Session 7:30 pm

Action to be taken:  Bi-weekly progress reports will be given to the Selectboard by Stephanie Leis on the status of the building of a fence.

 UNSCHEDULED MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC:

Juliette Carr asked for time frame on the construction of the fence for the neighbor’s dog.

This construction of the wooden fence will begin this weekend; work is to be performed by the dog owners. Status updates of construction progress will be provided via email or written notice prior to the May 3rd Selectboard meeting.

 OLD BUSINESS:

Animal Control Update:

Update was completed during the scheduled members of the public.

Re-Adopt- or -Amend

Personnel Policy, Selectboard Rules of Procedure, Financial Policy and Conflict of Interest Policy was tabled until the May 3, 2021 meeting when there will be a full board.

 NEW BUSINESS:

Discuss Ideas in the Town Plan –Ann Golob

Ann would like the town to create a master list of projects needed for the town’s future growth. The list of possible projects is initially coming from reading the Newfane Town Plan and other similar planning documents completed in the recent past. Ann is working with the Planning Commission to create an initial list and will then bring it to the Selectboard to discuss and amend. We are not exactly sure what the various tasks will be to get the list finalized but clearly reach out to the public to get ideas and input will be critical.  Along with the Town Plan, a project list would assist in defining our short term/long term developmental goals. At the next Selectboard meeting Ann will update everyone on the status of the project with the Planning Commission and when we should be ready to share it with the Selectboard.

 

Share the Bounty- Gloria Cristelli

West River Valley Mutual Aid would like to construct a share the Bounty food stand with a roof. They are asking for permission to place the stand under the tree at the Williamsville Hall.

The Board agreed to give permission for placement of “Share the Bounty” food stand.

 Green Up-Day:

May 1st, 2021 is official Green Up-Day. Supplies for Green-Up day are on the steps of the Town Office and at the Williamsville Hall. People having any questions can reach out to Gloria Cristelli.

 

CORRESPONDENCE:

1.      Whitney Packer – Food Vending in Newfane

Whitney Packer and partner is developing an organic fruit & vegetable juice company and would like to come to Newfane to sell their products here from their juice van.

The Board is unclear with the information provided – where and when do they want to come to Newfane – and is inviting them to a meeting to discuss further.

 

2.  Roy Mercon – Flying a drone around 3-5 spots to take photographs

Roy Mercon is a veteran photographer and licensed drone pilot, and a Vermont resident for 25 years. He would like to fly a drone around 3-5 spots in Newfane.

Board discussed restrictions to fly over public places only and gave suggestions of some areas to consider. If this occurs, The Board would like access to the photographs to put on the Town website. We need to look at whether there are any laws governing the operation of drones. Wannetta to reach out to Roy with questions.

 

3.      Windham Solid Waste Management – Backyard Compost Demonstration Flyer

They are requesting the Board to distribute their document on the Town website and social media platforms.

The Administrative Assistant will ask Bahman to set up link for this flyer for public information on the website.

 

PAY ORDERS:

  1. Payroll Warrant No. #11509                   Amount $  3,897.98
  2. Payroll Warrant No. #11510                   Amount $  4,085.22
  3. Account Payable No. # 21021 Amount $ 44,031.89
  4. Account Payable No. # 21021- A Amount $   5,860.00

 

Shelly Huber made a motion to approve pay orders. Ann Golob seconded the motion.

Motion Passed.

ADJOURN:

Shelly Huber made a motion to adjourn. Meeting adjourned at 8:23 pm.

 

Respectfully Submitted

Administrative Assistant

Wannetta Powling

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Selectboard Agenda April 5th, 2021

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CALL TO ORDER

ADDITIONS/AMENDMENTS TO AGENDA

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

  1. January 18, 2021 Regular Meeting
  2. February 28th, 2021 Public Hearing
  3. February 28th, 2021 Board of Liquor Control
  4. March 1st, 2021 Informational Meeting

ROAD FOREMAN’S & ROAD COMMISSIONER’S REPORT

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT’S REPORT

TREASURERS REPORT / DELINQUENT TAX COLLECTOR’S REPORT

1.        Tax Sale

2.        Dental Insurance for Town Employees

COMMITTEE REPORT

Planning Commission

1.        Appointment Broadband Alternate

SCHEDULED MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC

  1. Walter Hagedorn –Offer to Purchase 2 pieces of Town Owned Property

UNSCHEDULED MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC

OLD BUSINESS

1.        Re-Adopt- or -Amend

  •  Personnel Policy
  • Conflict of Interest Policy
  • Selectboard Rules of Procedure
  • Financial Policy

2. Discussion of the Dog Complaint – Mike Fitzpatrick (Photos Included)

NEW BUSINESS

  1. Discuss Ideas in the Town Plan –Ann Golob

CORRESPONDENCE

Carr Family expressing concerns for following up with dog complaint

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Title 1 V.S.A 313 (a) (3), The evaluation of an employee.

PAY ORDERS

  1. Payroll Warrant #11156            Amount $ N/A
  2. Payroll Warrant #11157            Amount $ N/A
  3. Payroll Warrant #11158            Amount $ N/A
  4. Account Payable # 21020 Amount $ N/A

 

ADJOURN

TOWN OF NEWFANE BOARD OF LIQUOR CONTROL

CALL TO ORDER:

BUSINESS:

License Renewal Applications

  1. GB5, LLC (Tree House Village Inn)
  2. Joed, Incorporation (Rick’s Tavern)

Warning of Development Review Board Zoom based Public Hearing April 28

The Newfane Development Review Board (DRB) will Hold a Zoom-based public hearing Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 6:30 pm

The hearing is to consider appeal of the Zoning Administrator’s denial of Zoning Permit Application 21-003. The applicant, Higher Ground Conservation Association, is seeking approval to establish a natural burial ground at 300 Sunset Lake Road. Before the hearing there will be a site visit at 530 pm. Facemasks must be worn and social distancing will be required.

To join the hearing via the Zoom website, Zoom.com, use Meeting ID 939 9961 9815 and Passcode 013108

Alternate method to join the hearing
1. Access the Newfane web site at newfanevt.com
2. On the righthand side of the home page click on “Access the link to DRB hearing for Natural Burial Ground on April 28
3. Use the ‘join Zoom meeting” link to join the hearing

To obtain copies of the application to be considered at the hearing
1. Access the Newfane website at newfanevt.com
2. On the righthand side of the website, download the hearing application by clicking “DRB Natural Burial Ground Application 21-003
3. Application can be printed

For further information, contact the Newfane Administrative Assistant at: (802) 365-7772 extension 4 or via e-mail at: tnewfane@newfanevt.com during business hours Monday thru Thursday.

Participation in the public hearing portion of these proceedings is a prerequisite to the right to take any subsequent appeal.

Persons wishing to appear and be heard at the Zoom-based public hearing may do so in person, by a representative or attorney or through written comment.

Newfane Development Review Board
Walter Dadik, secretary

Amended Draft Minutes March 15st, 2021 Selectboard

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BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: Angela Sanborn, Shelly Huber, Ann Golob and Katy Johnson-Aplin
Absent: Mike Fitzpatrick

OTHERS PRESENT:
Jay Wilson, Dan Dewalt, Jane Douglas, Lynn Forrest, Juliette Carr, Austin Rice -BCTV and Wannetta Powling
CALL TO ORDER: The meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m. by Selectboard Chair Angela Sanborn.
ELECT VICE-CHAIR:
Angela Sanborn nominated Ann Golob for Selectboard Vice Chair. Katy Johnson-Aplin seconded.
Motion Carried 4/0

ADDITIONS/AMENDMENTS TO AGENDA:
None

APPROVAL OE MINUTES;
1. January 18, 2021 Regular Meeting
2. February 28, 2021 Public Hearing
3. February 28, 2021 Board of Liquor Control
4. March 1, 2021 Informational Meeting
5. March 4, 2021 Organizational Meeting
Ann Golob made a motion to accept the minutes of the March 4′ 2021 Organizational Meeting. Shelly Huber seconded the motion. Motion passed 3/0. Katy Johnson-Aplin abstained.
Additional Minutes were tabled until April 5 while the Selectboard determined the correct method for approving minutes from the previous board, Wannetta to follow up with VLCI

ROAD FOREMAN’S & ROAD COMMISSIONER’S REPORT:
1. The bridge work on Monroe Bridge is starting again this week. It will have traffic signals and be one lane of traffic for the duration of the repairs. I think we should consider some additional work to remove the pavement and put a rubber membrane down and repave the bridge, this will allow a good look at the .rest of the cement deck so see if additional repairs are needed. It will also give us a better finished surface and extend the life of the bridge.
Shelly Huber made a motion to approve the additional cost of $50,000 for a rubber membrane & labor for repairs to Monroe Bridge. Ann Golob seconded the motion. Motion passed 4/0
2. The Depot Rd Culvert update: The bank that purchased the property @254 Depot Road is considering our easement but wants to be compensated. I have sent the valuation form to the state for review. The additional cost of Compensation for the Town would be $66.00; the only other alternative would be to claim it with Eminent Domain.
3. Mud season has-taken a short break but will be returning later in the week. We have been out at night working the mud when the temperature is right.
Selectboard Chair Angela Sanborn mentioned the condition of Wiswall Hill Road. Jay mentioned that crushed Stone has been added to firm up the road.
4. The Sand/Salt Shed update: Nothing new to report. The plans have now gone to the State for their approval, this may take a few weeks to hear back.
· 5. • I need the State of VT road posting notice posted in two (2) places in town. This enables us to post roads during mud season. The Vehicle Weight Posting locations were approved for the Town Office and Williamsville Post Office.
Ann Golob made a motion to accept the Road Foreman’s Report. Katy Johnson-Aplin seconded the motion. Motion passed 4/0

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT’S REPORT:
• The security camera here in the Board Room was replaced last week. Due to a wiring issue (MICE.)
• I sent out the 2021 appointment letters for the Committees & Organizations here in Newfane, today I received back ten (10) accepting/ two (2) declining. There are three {3} vacancies which are: Town Energy Coordinator, Animal Control and an additional representative to the Windham Regional Commission. Anyone interested in being appointed, should contact the office for further information. ·
Ann Golob requested an appointment as Newfane’s representative to the Windham Regional Commission.
Angela Sanborn made a motion to appoint Ann Golob as Newfane’s representative to the Windham Regional Commission. Katy Johnson-Aplin seconded. Motion passed 4/0
• I have spoken with the remaining three (3) contractors that have provided services for the Town of Newfane, asking them to return the completed forms for our Payroll Audit.
• The changes in the posting locations have been working so far. I have received 2 Thank you emails today. regarding our posting on Front Porch Forum.
• I would hope to see an increase in viewers joining the Selectboard meetings.
• Tuesday morning, I will join a scheduled Zoom meeting with Sheriff Anderson and the four or five area towns regarding the Regional Animal Control. I will report back to the Board on any progress. The Board requested an update memo regarding the information from the zoom meeting ..
• Reminder the Selectboard Institute webinar is scheduled here from 9-12:15 on Wednesday March 24th
• There will be a Zoom Informational Meeting on Tuesday 23rd @ 7pm for the School Budget Vote. Newfane voting will be at NewBrook Fire Department on Wednesday March 24th from 9am-7pm. “Please, remember to VOTE!!
Ann Golob made a motion to accept the Administrative Assistant’s report. Shelly Huber seconded the motion.
Motion passed 4/0

COMMITTEE REPORT:
Jane Douglas was present to ask for~ one (1)-year reappointment as the Town of Newfane’~
representative to the DVFiber CUD and to elect Luke Stafford as the Town of Newfane’s alternate. Ms. Douglas said that there are currently70 ·volunteers working very hard to provide accessible internet service to the underserved areas. A feasibility and energy study of six (6) towns shows that there are more disadvantaged towns/areas than Newfane. Newfane currently has 72% of the population with some form of internet access.
Shelly Huber made a motion to reappoint lane Douglas for a one {1)-year term, as the Town of Newfane’s representative to the DVFiber with Luke Stafford as the alternate. Ann Golob seconded the motion. Motion passed4/0

SCHEDULED MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC:
None

UNSCHEDULED MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC;
Lynn Forrest of the Planning Commission gave a brief update on the development of a code to oversee short term rental. Currently, there is a bill in the Vermont legislature being considered on the regulations for short term rental. If anyone wants additional information, they could contact Lynn by email at lynn.forrest@gmail.com.

OLD BUSINESS:
• Status of Animal Control Complaint – Mr. Fitzpatrick Reporting
Mike Fitzpatrick was not in attendance to give the Board any additional information.
A letter has been drafted to provide information on the progress the Selectboard has made addressing the complaint originally received 10.1.2020 from the Carr family. This will be sent to the dog owners and the complainants by email and US Postal Service Tuesday morning. Minutes were read by the Selectboard Chair from the January 18th, 2021 meeting minutes that Mike Fitzpatrick would contact. the dog owners and provide the Board with photographic proof of compliance.

• Emerald Ash Borer – Jay Wilson Reporting
March 2020 the Town received information regarding the Emerald Ash Borer infestation in the State of Vermont, which was first identified in 2018. The invasive disease ~as most recently found i~ Londonderry, VT. Wilson noted there is a current estimation of between 1,400- 1,500 Ash Trees in the Town’s Right of Way. The board has received a document provided by the State of VT to help to determine the trees that are infected and need to ·be removed or saved via a chemical treatment plan of action. Huber, Selectboard member asked about forming workshops for home/ landowners to be included in the plan so they could consider how they could help to reduce the tree infestation. The Board asked Jay to follow up with Bill Guenther, and if they could plan to meet with the Board.
Ann Golob requested that the Emerald Ash Borer information be placed on the Town of Newfane’s website.

NEW BUSINESS:
Personnel Policy
Conflict of Interest Policy
Selectboard Rules of Procedure
Financial Policy
This will be on the next agenda, April 5th for the Board for approval.

CORRESPONDENCE:
1. Thank you card from the Schreyer Family-Expressing their appreciation that the “The Village
of Newfane” painting by local artist and resident Ted Schreyer was selected as the cover on
the 2020 Newfane Town Report.
2. The Gathering Place – Update on the services provided during COVID. They have beeh
delivering care packages and activity packets to their clients. They are also hosting “Porch
Visits” to our area Seniors to keep the fellowship with the participants they serve in our
community.
3. Prevent Child Abuse – The agency sent a letter noting the month of April is “Prevent Child
Abuse Month” and are requesting local support of “Plant a Pinwheel Garden” during the
month of April. Selectboard Huber made a recommendation to the other Board members
that they donate from their Selectboard stipend, $20.00 each, to fund a “Pinwheel Garden” in
front of the Town Office. Those in attendance agreed.
Wannetta was asked to submit the form on the board members behalf
4. SeVEDS & Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation – Email from Alex Beck requesting the
results of Town Meeting votes on appropriations Wannetta emailed Alex Beck the results of this year’s Town Meeting by Australian ballot.
5. Rock River Preservation presentation to Selectboard – The Newfane Selectboard received an
anonymous letter. Chair Sanborn stated the letter will not be read publicly but is available for
review to the public by making an appointment with the Administrative Assistant to the
Selectboard.

PAY ORDERS:
1. Payroll Warrant No. #11103           Amount$ 5,315.78
2. Payroll Warrant No. #11104          Amount$ 5,030.37
3. Payroll Warrant No. #11105          Amount$ 4,418.88
4. Account Payable No. # 21019       Amount $ 81,595.82
. ADJOURN:

Angela Sanborn made a motion to adjourn. Meeting adjourned at 7:40 pm.
Respectfully Submitted
Administrative Assistant
Wannetta Powling

Minutes Sunday February 28, 2021 NEWFANE BOARD OF LIQUOR CONTROL

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BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:

Marion Dowling, Mike Fitzpatrick, Christopher Williams and Angela Sanborn

Absent: Shelly Huber.

OTHERS PRESENT:

AustinBCTV and Wannetta Powling

CALL TO ORDER:

The meeting was called to order at 2:10 p.m. by Chair Marion Dowling.

BUSINESS:

License Renewal Applications

1.       N.C Creamery, LLC / (Fat Crow)

Mr. Williams made a motion to approve the renewal liquor license for N.C Creamery, LLC / (Fat Crow.) Ms. Sanborn seconded.  Motion passed.

  1. Paul C. Dutton (Dutton Farm Stand)

Ms. Sanborn made a motion to approve the renewal liquor license Paul C. Dutton (Dutton Farm Stand.) Mr. Williams seconded.  Motion passed.

  1. Green Mountain Wine Shop

Mr. Fitzpatrick made a motion to approve the renewal license for Green Mountain Wine Shop Ms. Sanborn seconded.  Motion passed.

ADJOURN:

Mr. Fitzpatrick made a motion to adjourn. Meeting adjourned at 2:15 pm

Respectfully Submitted,

Administrative Assistant

Wannetta Powling

Tuesday February 16th, 2021 Selectboard Agenda

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  • CALL TO ORDER
  • ADDITIONS/AMENDMENTS TO AGENDA
  • APPROVAL OF MINUTES
    1. February 8, 2021 Regular Meeting
  • Road Foreman’s & Road Commissioner’s Report
    1. Hazard Mitigations Service Bids
  • ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT’S REPORT
  • COMMITTEE REPORT
    1. Windham Regional Commissioner’s Report – Shelly Huber, Commissioner
    2. VT State regulations on the development of applications for private helipads & airfields
    3. Nation Trust Community Investment Tax Credits – see below in email                                              Revitalization Financing Webinar When: February 24, 2021 @ 4:00 PM Where: On Zoom.
    4. Community Development 
    5.  Economic Development – Town of Newfane Committee Formation
  • SCHEDULED MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC
  • UNSCHEDULED MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC
  • OLD BUSINESS
  • NEW BUSINESS
    1.  Informational Meeting Update
    2. Prepared responds and assignment of Articles
  • CORRESPONDENCE
  • PAY ORDERS
    1. Payroll Warrant #11150       Amount $
    2. Payroll Warrant #11151       Amount $
    3. Account Payable # 21015 Amount
  • ADJOURN
  • BOARD OF LIQUOR CONTROL 
    1. Dutton Berry Farm – Renewal of Application of License

 

Selectboard Agenda February 8th, 2021

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  • CALL TO ORDER
  • ADDITIONS/AMENDMENTS TO AGENDA
  • APPROVAL OF MINUTES
  1. March 18, 2021 Regular Meeting
  •  Road Foreman’s & Road Commissioner’s Report
  1. Hazard Mitigations Service Bids
  •   ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT’S REPORT
  •   COMMITTEE REPORT
    1. Zoning Administrator
    2. March 9th, 2020 Public Hearing
  • SCHEDULED MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC
  • UNSCHEDULED MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC
  •  OLD BUSINESS
    1.  Status of Animal Control Complaint – Mr. Fitzpatrick Reporting
  • NEW BUSINESS
  • CORRESPONDENCE
  • PAY ORDERS
  1. Payroll Warrant #11496     Amount $ 4,789.89
  2. Payroll Warrant #11498     Amount $  5,005.45
  3. Account Payable # 21013 Amount $ N/A
  • EXCUTIVE SESSION
  1. Title I – V.S.A 313 (a) (2) The Securing of Real Estate Options.
  • ADJOURN

Selectboard Meeting Agenda February 1st, 2021

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  • CALL TO ORDER
  • ADDITIONS/AMENDMENTS TO AGENDA
  • APPROVAL OF MINUTES
  1. March 18, 2021 Regular Meeting
  •  Road Foreman’s & Road Commissioner’s Report
  1. Hazard Mitigations Service Bids
  •   ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT’S REPORT
  •   COMMITTEE REPORT
    1. Zoning Administrator
    2. March 9th, 2020 Public Hearing
  • SCHEDULED MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC
  • UNSCHEDULED MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC
  •  OLD BUSINESS
    1.  Status of Animal Control Complaint – Mr. Fitzpatrick Reporting
  • NEW BUSINESS
  • CORRESPONDENCE
  • PAY ORDERS
  1. Payroll Warrant #11496     Amount $ 4,789.89
  2. Payroll Warrant #11498     Amount $  5,005.45
  3. Account Payable # 21013 Amount $ N/A
  • EXCUTIVE SESSION
  1. Title I – V.S.A 313 (a) (2) The Securing of Real Estate Options.
  • ADJOURN

Monday January 18th, 2020 Selectboard Minutes

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

OTHERS PRESENT:  Jay Wilson, Ken Estey, Dan Dewalt, Deborah Luskin, Jane Douglas, Lynn Forrest, Carol Hesselbach, Priscilla Cotton, Sandra Dadik, Brenda Siegel, Gloria Cristelli, Jerly Julian-Cisse  Margaret Wimberger, Thomas Ely, Galen -BCTV and Wannetta Powling

CALL TO ORDER: The meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m. by Chair Marion Dowling.

ADDITIONS/ AMENDMENTS TO AGENDA:

Investment Property- Ms. Huber updating

Motion was made to table until a future meeting.

MINUTES:

  • January 4th, 2021 Regular Meeting
  • Ms. Sanborn made a motion to accept the minutes. Mr. Fitzpatrick seconded.
  • Motion passed.
  • January 11th, 2021 Budget meeting
  • Ms. Sanborn made a motion to accept the minutes. Ms. Huber seconded.
  • Motion passed. 4/1 Mr. Williams abstained.

ROAD FOREMAN’S AND ROAD COMMISSIONER’S REPORT

  1. The letter that the Selectboard signed asking for VTRANS assistance with the damage from the Christmas day storm has been submitted. We have completed as much of the emergency repairs, that we can do until warm weather returns.
  2. The Depot Rd Culvert update: The foreclosure auction for 254 Depot Road is scheduled for tomorrow and I will plan on attending to make contact with the new buyers about the easement that is still needed.
  3. The Newfane village speed committee had a zoom meeting to discuss the Road Safety Audit. The recommendations they wanted to follow up on are VTRANS painting dynamic striping at the village entrances, new signage at the entrance to the village, radar feedback signs and applying for a Pedestrian Scoping Study grant to look at potential crosswalk locations and sidewalk work.
  4. The Sand/Salt shed update: Bell Engineering is now working on the next phase of the plans and he has staked out the building. We had a zoom meeting to get updates last week. We may have to postpone the work for a year as it seems that costs are up significantly           and our VTRANS municipal project manager felt we may get better pricing bid mid-winter next year.
  5. The storm this past Saturday knocked down many trees and power lines. The last of the roads to get reopened were last night with Stratton Hill Rd. and River Rd.
  6. I have attached the RFP for the Local Hazard Mitigation Plan Proposal. We need to have this in place to apply for future FEMA grants. This plan takes approximately a year to complete. The grant we have is for $10,000 with a 25% town match so we would need to come up with our share of $2,500 it can be a combination of money and in-kind labor.

Ms. Huber made a motion to move ahead with the Grant process.  Ms. Sanborn seconded. Motion passed. 5/0

Ms. Sanborn made a motion to approve the Road Foreman’s Report.  Mr. Fitzpatrick seconded. Motion passed. 5/0

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT’S REPORT:

  1. There will only be one Informational Meeting, Monday March 1st. This will allow enough time for the Town Reports to be mailed & received.
  2. The team has been working with Cor & Austin at BCTV to work on the extra details needed to provide for the informational meeting.
  3. I am working very hard to finishing up the Town Report; it will go to the printers the end of the week.
  4. Now that the Commons newspaper box has been moved, Mark Gray is aware of attention needed for the steps at Williamsville Hall.
  5. It is my recommendation with the amount of correspondence the Selectboard has received since the budget meeting of January 11th. That the Selectboard approve the 19th Article as written and let the voters decide the appropriations for Restorative Community Justice of S. V.T.
  6. Articles 6 &7 have the correct dollar amount, Article #5 figures in the General fund I expect to have tomorrow.

Ms. Sanborn made a motion to approve the Administrative Assistance Report.  Mr. Williams seconded. Motion passed 5/0.

CORRESPONDENCE:

  • The Selectboard received letters regarding the proposed Article #19: Restorative Community Justice of Southern VT (RCJ).
  • Members of the Selectboard began by reading letters of support from Margaret Wimberger and Thomas Ely. Additional letters from Ann Golob, Apple Gifford and Ken Estey were heard.
  • Discussion ensued.
  • Selectboard Chair called on many individuals that wanted to express comments, as well as provide additional information.
  • Ms. Sanborn made a motion to place Restorative Community Justice of Southern VT appropriation request on the ballot. Ms. Dowling seconded. Motion passed: 4/1 Ms. Huber opposed.

SCHEDULED MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC:

Deborah Luskin provided insight for the “Zoom Procedures” to be used for the informational meeting, prior to this year’s Australian vote / Town Meeting.   BCTV, Newfane staff and volunteers will be working on the extra details needed for the informational meeting, which will be held on March 1st.

Recommendations were made to have notice of “Zoom Procedures” (for the Informational Meeting) posted at all the regular sites, as well as front page forum and the Town website.

The Selectboard extended its gratitude to Ms. Luskin for her efforts of support and assistance.

COMMITTEE REPORT

Planning Commission Chair Ken Estey mentioned that the commission is working on Economic Development. Jane Douglas gave Broadband report since joining the Deerfield Valley Communication Union District (DVCUD) Ms. Forrest asked for comments and questions regarding Short Term Rental to be sent for the commission to review.

UNSCHEDULED MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC:

None.

OLD BUSINESS:   

Mr. Fitzpatrick reported that he had spoken with the dog owner in S. Newfane, to follow up on what measures they were using to control the three dogs running at large thru the yards of their neighbors. They have been tying the dogs out one at a time, they provide long walks for the dogs while on leash. Mr. Fitzpatrick will provide photographic proof of compliance “Sometime next week” for the Board.

Ms. Sanborn read an email from the director at the Windham County Human Society, stating their observations, of dog behavior following a recent visit the owners made for their dogs.

NEW BUSINESS:

None.

CORRESPONDENCE:   (Filed in folder)

  1.  Barry Aleshnick –Expressed his appreciation for allowing the Commons Newspaper box to relocate to the Williamsville Hall.
  2. Ann Golob –Letter was read supporting Restorative Community Justice of Southern VT.
  3. Eileen Fahey- supporting Restorative Community Justice of Southern.
  4. Margaret Wimberger- Letter was read supporting Restorative Community Justice of Southern VT.
  5. Thomas C. Ely- Letter was read supporting Restorative Community Justice of Southern VT

Ms. Huber made a motion to suspend the Regular Selectboard meeting.

Ms. Sanborn seconded. Motion passed 5/0 Meeting suspended@7:51pm

Ms. Dowling resumed Regular Selectboard Meeting @ 7:56

PAY ORDERS:

  1. Payroll Warrant #11494        Amount $ 4,829.92
  2. Account Payable # 21014 Amount $ 42,491.29

Mr. Fitzpatrick made a motion to approve pay orders.  Mr. Williams seconded.

Motion passed.

ADJOURN: 

Mr. Williams made a motion to adjourn. Meeting adjourned at 8:04pm.

Respectfully Submitted,

Administrative Assistant

Wannetta Powling

Monday January 4th, 2020 Selectboard Minutes

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:

Marion Dowling, Mike Fitzpatrick, Shelly Huber, Christopher Williams and Angela Sanborn

OTHERS PRESENT:  

Jay Wilson, Melissa Brown, Ken Estey, Dan Dewalt, Kate Gering, Margaret Sterns, Deborah Luskin, Jane Douglas, Galen -BCTV and Wannetta Powling

CALL TO ORDER:  The meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m. by Chair Marion Dowling.

ADDITIONS/ AMENDMENTS TO AGENDA: None.

MINUTES: December 21st, 2020 Regular meeting, Ms. Sanborn made a motion to accept the minutes. Ms. Huber seconded. Motion passed. 4/1 Mr. Williams abstained.

ROAD FOREMAN’S AND ROAD COMMISSIONER’S REPORT

  1. The town experienced huge amounts of rain and melting snow in the Christmas Day storm and we had damage on many roads. We reviewed the damage with VTRANS and have qualified for an emergency grant; they will cover 90% of the repairs. We are doing as many of the emergency repairs as we can now and the rest will be fixed in the spring.
  2. The Depot Rd Culvert update: We are still waiting on the foreclosure sale to happen on the 19th of January
  3. The Newfane village speed committee had to reschedule the Zoom meeting for the Traffic Safety Audit that has been completed for Newfane Village. The garage had no internet that day.
  4. The Sand/Salt shed update: Bell Engineering is now working on the next phase of the plans and he has staked out the building.
  5. The Arch Bridge did not go out to bid as planned and has been delayed until June ’21 to be put out to bid with work happening summer of 2022.

Mr. Williams wanted the Board to be aware that he had given Mr. Wilson permission to take time off, after being informed that Jay’s mother had passed.  On behalf of the entire Selectboard, the chair extends sincere condolences for the Wilson Family for their loss. Other members also express their sympathy.

The Selectboard acknowledges him for his dedication while enduring person tragedy.

Mr. Fitzpatrick Recused himself from the following order of business

  1. Sealed Bids for Adams Hill Repair – 2 Bids were received and opened by the chair.
    1.   A. S. Clark & Sons submitted a bid of $16,980.00 with proof of Insurance.
    2.   Fitzpatrick Excavating submitted a bid of $10,500.00 (insurance of file.)

Further clarification was provided by Mr. Wilson that all the work needing to be completed by Friday January 8th, 2021.  This would allow access for fuel trucks and emergency equipment.

Ms. Sanborn made a motion to award the bid to A. S. Clark & Son.

(There was no Second)  Motion Failed.

Ms. Huber made a motion to award the bid to Fitzpatrick Excavating for the being the lowest bidder.  Ms. Dowling Second.

There was further discussion regarding the incomplete work on the Dover Rd.  Mr. Fitzpatrick confirmed that there were still guardrails that needed to be reinstalled along a small section of the road.

Vote was called for 4/1 (Mr. Fitzpatrick Recused himself.)

Motion Passed.

ADMINISTRATIVE AS SISTANT’S REPORT:

  1. A reminder for those committee members’ that have not sent me your reports, please do so ASAP.
  2. Scheduled from tonight thru September the login for Selectboard meetings will be the same. This is found at the top of each agenda that is / will be posted.
  3. I should receive the 2021 Diesel Tax Exempt from State of VT / VTrans. They are creating a different approach for municipalities to login for these certifications renewals.
  4. I ‘am using word to create a ballot for voting on the Articles for Town Meeting. You have a DRAFT as to what they could look like.  Carol has informed me that she will be using the tabulator for the elections of officers.
  5. I would like to select the dates for our Informational Meeting. This will allow me to coordinate with Cor at BCTV for any extra preparation needed. Is there anyone else that would like to be part of a team to work on the details for Town Meeting?
  • Monday February 15th (President’s Day)
  • Tuesday February 16th  
  • Monday February 22nd 
  • Monday March 1st  

Ms. Sanborn made a motion to approve the Administrative Assistance Report.  Mr. Williams seconded.

Motion passed 5/0.

TREASURERS REPORT

  1. W-2 & 1099’S – I have been working on getting all my information needed for my W-2’s and 1099’s so I can mail them out to all the employees and contractors by the end of the week. I will then send copies to the appropriate parties at the State of Vermont and the IRS.
  2. Monthly & Quarterly Reports – I have finished my monthly report to the State of Vermont for taxes and to Vermont Municipal Employee Retirement System (VMER’s); I can now finish my quarterly reports for the State of Vermont, VMER’s, Dept. of Labor and the IRS. These will be completed by tomorrow.
  3. Minimum Wage and Mileage – Effective January 1, 2021 the new minimum wage is $11.75/hr. We do have one person who is making minimum wage that this will affect. I have adjusted their minimum wage from the 2020 rate of $10.96/hr. to $11.75/hr. The new mileage rate is now $0.56/mile, down from $0.575. This also went into effect on January 1, 2021.
  4. Budget – I have entered all the information that I currently have into NEMRC for next year’s budget. I have done the same for all the revenue, expense and capital reports. Once we finish the budget I can complete all of these.
  5. Miscellaneous – Everything else is going as scheduled with accounts payable, payroll and collecting taxes daily. Taxes are already coming in for the January 15th

Sierra Pratt is doing a great job with the reconciliations and they are getting done on-time          monthly.

SCHEDULED MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC:

Deborah Luskin provided insight to the approaching town meeting.  With the challenging times surrounding COVID 19, a reluctant decision was made by the Selectboard to hold 2021 Town meeting by Australian ballot.  But still affording the voting towns people the right to make crucial discussions, which would normally take place in a debate at the meeting.   BCTV, Newfane staff and volunteers will be working on the extra details needed for the informational meeting, which will be held prior to March 2nd.

Ms. Luskin asked if the Common’s newspaper box currently located at the “Eatery” could be relocated to the porch of the Williamsville Hall.

Discussion ensued.

COMMITTEE REPORT

Mr. Estey requested that the Selectboard consider the nomination of Luke Stafford as an Alternate Representative to the Planning Commission.

Mr. Fitzpatrick made a motion to Appoint Luke Stafford as an Alternate to the Planning Commission.  Mr. Williams seconded.

Motion passed 5/0

Planning Commission Chair Ken Estey mentioned that the commission is working on short term rental report; Ms. Forrest will be sending the finale report to the Board for review.   There are revision issues of the Town Plan that will be taken up at the future commission meetings.

UNSCHEDULED MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC:

None.

OLD BUSINESS:

Animal Control continues to be an issue that the Selectboard has been dealing with.  Mr. Fitzpatrick offered to contact a dog owner in S. Newfane regarding Animal Control Ordnance.  Mr. Fitzpatrick will make an appointment to visit the owners to discuss and document the efforts and proof of compliance.

Mr. Fitzpatrick will report back to the Selectboard at the next meeting.

NEW BUSINESS:

None.

CORRESPONDENCE:

None.

PAY ORDERS:

  1. Payroll Warrant #11490        Amount $ 6,721.20
  2. Payroll Warrant #11492        Amount $  7,801.45
  3. Account Payable # 21013 Amount $ 14,208.50

Mr. Fitzpatrick made a motion to approve pay orders.  Mr. Williams seconded.

Motion passed.

ADJOURN:

Mr. Williams made a motion to adjourn. Meeting adjourned at 8:39pm.

 

Respectfully Submitted,

Administrative Assistant

Wannetta Powling

January 4, 2021 Selectboard Agenda

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  • CALL TO ORDER
  • ADDITIONS/AMENDMENTS TO AGENDA
  • APPROVAL OF MINUTES
    1. December 21, 2020 Budget meeting
  •  ROAD BUSINESS 
    1. Road Foreman’s & Road Commissioner’s Report
    2. Open Sealed Bids
  • ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT’S REPORT
  • COMMITTEE REPORT
  1.          Planning Commission
  • SCHEDULED MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC

1.       Deborah Luskin – Town Meeting Warning / The Commons Box

  •  UNSCHEDULED MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC
  •  OLD BUSINESS
  1. Town Meeting March 2nd 2021 – Australian ballot
  2. Animal Control
  • NEW BUSINESS
  • CORRESPONDENCE
  • PAY ORDERS
  1. Payroll Warrant #11490     Amount $ N/A
  2. Payroll Warrant #11491     Amount $  N/A
  3. Account Payable # 21013 Amount $ N/A
  • ADJOURN

December 21st, 2020 Selectboard Agenda

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  • ADDITIONS/AMENDMENTS TO AGENDA
  • APPROVAL OF MINUTES 
    1. December 7th, 2020 Regular meeting
    2. December 14th, 2020 Budget meeting     
  • ROAD BUSINESS
    1. Road Foreman’s & Road Commissioner’s
    2. Report Newfane Village Traffic Study
  • ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT’S REPORT
  • COMMITTEE REPORT
    • Planning Commission
      1. Short term Rental / Air BNB
      2.  Broadband
  • SCHEDULED MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC
    • Appropriation Requests
      1.  Becka Shaffer – Valley Cares
      2. Hillary Farquhar – Brattleboro Hospice
      3. Steven Meyer – LG Foundation
      4. Lyndia – VT Independent Living
      5. Maggie Lewis- The gathering Place
    • Gloria Cristelli – Newfane Neighbors
  •  UNSCHEDULED MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC
  • OLD BUSINESS
    1. Town Meeting March 2nd 2021 – Australian ballot
    2. Animal Control
  • NEW BUSINESS
  • CORRESPONDENCE
    1. Gloria Cristelli – Fostering Dogs
  • EXECUTIVE SESSION
    • Title I – V.S.A 313 (a) (2)The Securing of Real Estate Options
  • PAY ORDERS
    1. Payroll Warrant #11488     Amount $ 4,573.74
    2. Payroll Warrant #11489     Amount $  N/A
    3. Account Payable # 21012 Amount $ N/A
  •  ADJOURN

Selectboard December 7th, 2020 Minutes

Virtual Monday December 7th, 2020

Draft

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: Marion Dowling, Christopher Williams, (Zoom) Shelly Huber and Angela Sanborn.

OTHERS PRESENT:  BCTV, Wannetta Powling (Zoom) Jay Wilson, Jane Douglas and Deb Luskin.

CALL TO ORDER: The meeting was called to order at 6:06 p.m. by Chair Marion Dowling.

ADDITIONS/ AMENDMENTS TO AGENDA:

None

MINUTES: 

  • November 16, 2020 Regular meeting, Ms. Sanborn made a motion to accept the minutes. Mr. Williams seconded.  4/0 Motion passed.
  • November 23rd, 2020 Budget meeting, Mr. Williams made a motion to accept the minutes. Ms. Sanborn seconded.

3/1 Motion passed with Ms. Sanborn abstaining.

ROAD FOREMAN’S AND ROAD COMMISSIONER’S REPORT:

  1. Sawmill Road entrance has been paved and side dressed.
  2. The Depot Rd Culvert update: We have a new contact for the easement on the Fickett property, Bob Fisher is working on this with the new attorneys for the bank that owns it.
  3. The Traffic Safety Audit has been completed for Newfane Village. We should put that on the agenda for the next meeting to discuss the next steps to take.
  4. The Sand/Salt shed update: The ROW certificate has been completed by Bob Fisher and VTRANS has accepted and approved it.
  5. The Arch Bridge was not put out to bid in November as scheduled, it was put on hold but last week they were finally given the go ahead to advertise it at the end of December.
  6. We are having Daniels Construction delay the work on Monroe Bridge until spring. They would have had the bridge down to one lane for 4-6 weeks and that would have been difficult for plowing and a hazard when slippery.

Ms. Sanborn made a motion to accept the Road Foreman’s report, Ms. Huber seconded.

Motion passed 4/0.

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT’S REPORT:

  • There is progress with the Social Appropriations appointments. In an effort I have made additional attempts to contact the 5 remaining groups that have failed to make contact. We have extended the deadline to December 21st to allow for these few organizations to make their appointments.  (My efforts have included the initial letter with the applications, email reminders and no less than 3 phone calls have been made.)
  • On Wednesday morning I met via Zoom with Sheriff Anderson, other representatives from the Windham County Sheriff’s Department, Putney, Dummerston and Westminster. It was an informational meeting concerning the need for animal control officer, with the WCSD devising a Regional Animal Control officer to service the towns. One of the models that were discussed would be of interest for Newfane. If the four towns start the model program there is hope that other towns will see this service being beneficial and agree to join. This would lower the cost shared by all or allow for increased coverage.
  • Johnson Control completed our annual Fire Extensor inspections at Town Office, Garage and Williamsville Hall.
  • I would like to take December 23 and 24 of December off as vacation days. When I come back to work on 28th I will be getting the Town Report in order to go to the printers by the end of January.  My intentions are to have the reports back from the printers, to be mailed no later than February 11th    I would ask that all information and reports for the Town Report be sent to me no later than December 28th.

Ms. Sanborn made a motion to accept the Administrative Assistant’s report, Mr. Williams seconded.

Motion passed 4/0.

SCHEDULED MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC:

Social Services funds request qualifications for town appropriation considerations.

  1. Karen Peterson – Aids Project
  2. Richard Marek- Historical Society
  3. David Parker- Moore Free Library
  4. Ann Goulp – South Newfane Community Association
  5. Rebecca McCuller – Timson Hill Preschool
  6. Rachel Zellem – American Red Cross
  7. Libby Bennett – Groundwork
  8.  Russell Bradbury-Carlin – Youth Services
  9. Sandy Stark – Early Education Services

 UNSCHEDULED MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC:

None

OLD BUSINESS:   

#4 Court Street –90 Day Respond to Offer

Motion to Table until December 14th Budget meeting was made by Ms. Dowling and seconded by Ms. Sanborn.  Motion passed 4 /0

NEW BUSINESS:

Australian ballot for Town Meeting (due to COVID 19)

Discussion ensued with input from Deborah Luskin.  A motion was made to table the discussion until December 21, 2020 Selectboard meeting.

Motion passed 4/0

CORRESPONDENCE:

Kate Gehring’s email to the Selectboard was read into the minutes, requesting that the Selectboard consider adding future postings of the agenda for Selectboard meetings to the Front Porch Forum.

PAY ORDERS:

  1. Payroll Warrant #11484     Amount $ 4,418.72
  2. Payroll Warrant #11485     Amount $ 5,403.96
  3. Payroll Warrant #11486     Amount $  4,936.72
  4. Account Payable # 21011 Amount $ 46,801.62

Ms. Sanborn made a motion to approve pay orders December 8, 2020.  Ms. Huber seconded.

Motion passed.

ADJOURN:   Motion to adjourn was made by Mr. Williams @ 8:29 pm.

Respectfully Submitted,

Administrative Assistant

Wannetta Powling

Monday December 14th, 2020 Selectboard Budget Agenda

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  • CALL TO ORDER
  • EXECUTIVE SESSION
    • Title I – V.S.A 313 (a) (2) The Securing of Real Estate Options
  •  ADDITIONS/AMENDMENTS TO AGENDA
  • OLD BUSINESS:
    • Expenditures
    • Social Appropriations Donations
  • NEW BUSINESS:
    •   Articles
    • Warnings

The 5th in a series of meetings to consider the budget for the upcoming 2022 fiscal year

COVID 19 Procedures will be Followed

December 7th Selectboard Agenda

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  • ADDITIONS/AMENDMENTS TO AGENDA
  • APPROVAL OF MINUTES

November 16, 2020 Regular meeting

November 23, 2020 Budget meeting

  • ROAD BUSINESS

Road Foreman’s & Road Commissioner’s Report

  • TREASURERS REPORT
  • ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT’S REPORT
  • COMMITTEE REPORT

Planning Commission

  •    SCHEDULED MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC

Appropriation Requests

1.       Karen Peterson – Aids Project

2.       Richard Marek- Historical Society

3.       David Parker- Moore Free Library

4.       Ann Goulp – South Newfane Community Association

5.       Rebecca McCuller – Timson Hill Preschool

6.       Rachel Zellem – American Red Cross

7.       Libby Bennett – Groundwork

8.       Russell Bradbury-Carlin – Youth Services

9.          Sandy Stark – Early Education Services

  • UNSCHEDULED MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC
  •  OLD BUSINESS

#4 Court Street –90 Day Respond to Offer

  •  NEW BUSINESS

Australian ballot for Town Meeting (due to COVID 19)

  • CORRESPONDENCE

Kate Gehring Email –

  • PAY ORDERS
  1. Payroll Warrant #11484     Amount $ 4,418.72
  2. Payroll Warrant #11485     Amount $ 5,403.96
  3. Payroll Warrant #11486     Amount $  N/A
  4. Account Payable # 21011 Amount $ N/A
  • ADJOURN