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Present: Angela Litchfield, Jeffrey Chevalier, and Katy Johnson-Aplin.
Absent: Ann Golob and Mike Fitzpatrick.
Jay Wilson (Road Foreman), Melissa Brown (Treasurer), and Wannetta Powling (Administrative Assistant).
CALL TO ORDER and MEETING WARNING:
The meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m. by Chair Angela Litchfield.
Litchfield asked if the meeting was properly warned.
ADDITIONS/ AMENDMENTS TO AGENDA:
Highway Department –Wilson shared information regarding an event last week involving a 53’ tractor trailer going up Adams Hill Road in South Newfane. The truck caused significant damage to the bridge, and Wilson is waiting to hear about insurance from the trucking company. Wilson has contacted Mike from Renaud Brothers in Vernon to assess the damage and recommend an alternative solution to allow for springtime repair.
Town Report Design– A discussion took place with Litchfield asking if Johnson-Aplin and Chevalier would like to collaborate with Powling on the cover.
Dedication –Discussion ensued. Litchfield mentioned that she would work with Powling to draft something for the Town Report.
Capital Budget: Progress was made.
Expenditures: Employee (BCBS) medical coverage was discussed. The increase in premium will be covered with the 80% / 20% split, the same as previous years.
Budget Review: Progress was made.
- Employee reviews will be discussed at the next Selectboard Meeting on November 20th. Reviews will need to be completed before the end of the budget season so the wage increases are figured into the final budget figures.
- Law Enforcement
Regional Policing presentation and discussion in Brattleboro on November 15th. Mixed feelings were expressed over the patrols currently provided by the Windham County Sheriff’s Department (WCSD).
- Several items were put on hold until Powling received funding requests from the Planning Commission, Treasurer, and other commissions. Powling was asked to provide the Selectboard with a wage comparison from other towns.
Items tabled for future budget meetings.
- Capital Budget
- Open Items
- Articles including Social Appropriation Donations
Chevalier made a motion to adjourn. The meeting was adjourned at 7:04 P.M.