Selectboard Special Meeting Tuesday, August 29th, 2023

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Meeting ID: 876 6012 0127          Passcode: 794272


BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:   Angela Sanborn, Jeffrey Chevalier (Zoom), and Ann Golob (Zoom). Absent: Mike Fitzpatrick, Katy Johnson-Aplin,

OTHERS PRESENT: Nancy Rysz and Wannetta Powling (Administrative Assistant)
Zoom:  Jay Wilson (Road Foreman), Katy Urffer (Connecticut River Conservancy C.R.S), Susan Dedell, Paul Dedell, Chris Triebert

CALL TO ORDER:  The meeting was called to order at 5:20 p.m. by Selectboard Chair Angela Sanborn.

CONFIRM PROPERLY WARNED:   Powling confirmed the meeting had been properly warned.


Members from the Selectboard met to discuss the deadline for submitting a letter to the Agency of Natural Resources Conservation Services requesting assistance for flood control.  Some questions need clarifying; Ann Golob will compile the list of questions and call the Natural Resources of Conservation about the Emergency Water Protection program.

Residents from the Rock River area and Baker Brook Road wanted to express concern about the immediate need to do as much work as possible to avoid further flooding and erosion.

Katy Urffer from the C.R.S. shared her knowledge of the process and training she attended on the types of work that would be considered for NRCS assistance.

Golob made a motion to submit the letter asking for assistance from the Natural Resources of Conservation and then proceed with getting the work assessed to determine what the Agency would consider covering. As part of the motion, it was agreed that the Town will review what steps are needed to cover the 25% Town portion and, when appropriate, require individual homeowners to cover the work for their properties.

Chevalier seconded.
Discussion ensued.
The vote was called. Motion passed 3/0

Chevalier made a motion to adjourn. The meeting was adjourned at 6:00 P.M.

Respectfully Submitted,
Wannetta Powling, Administrative Assistant