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Feb 242017
 

Unapproved Minutes

Braintree Selectboard Meeting

February 21, 2017

 

Present:

Richard Bowen, Selectboard Member Brian Jones, Resident

Loren Bent, Selectboard Member Holly Jarvis, Admin. Assistant

Timothy Caulfield, Selectboard Chair Jeff Masterson, Road Commissioner

Megan O’Toole, Selectboard Member

Keegan Haupt, Selectboard Member

 

Mr. Caulfield called the meeting to order at 6:01 pm.

 

The Board reviewed the agenda, no changes were made.  

 

Approve Minutes

 

  • On motion of Mr. Caulfield, seconded by Mr. Bowen, the Board unanimously approved the minutes of February 7, 2017.

 

 

Citizens’ Comments

 

Reports

    • Two Rivers Ottauquechee Regional Commission Rep’s semiannual report – no report.
    • Highway Report: Mr. Caulfield asked about the mud on Braintree Hill Road, and Flint Road. Mr. Masterson advised that some grading was done today, and now they are going to wait and see, how the muddy road responds.   
    • The Board reviewed the financials; they look good at this point.
    • Stagecoach Road
    • It was noted that Justin Poulin and Robert and Tay Simpson have appealed the road decision to the court. The Board agreed to discuss this more at the end of the meeting in executive session.

 

Old Business

  • Phones System Estimates. There was a conference call with Key Communications last week. During that conversation it became evident that Voice over Internet Protocols (VoIP) systems are not reliable enough for an Emergency Operating Center. If the town office was not one, we might be inclined to go with a that sort of system because we could get the added features we are looking for without as high upfront costs, but for an Emergency Operation Center redundancy in communication methods is important.  The estimate we received is $4,100 for a system which uses both copper phone lines and VoIP.  The system will be able to utilize both connection types seamlessly, and should be able shift calls from one type to the other if one of the connection types stops working. This information came in at the same time as information about a grant that the State is offering for Emergency Operation Center’s communications system. This project would fit the parameters of the grant. Mr. Caulfield said he would complete the grant request if the Board would like him to. If Braintree is awarded this grant it would cover all of the equipment involved with the grant, but not the labor to install it. With this project the Town would end up paying around $1,300. The Board accepted Mr. Caulfield’s offer to apply for the grant.
  • The Town Report delivery schedule and status was discussed. One more route needs a volunteer. Mr. Caulfield mentioned a few people he could call. Mr. Haupt said he would make time to do it if no one else can.

 

New Business

 

  • On motion of Mr. Caulfield, seconded by Mr. Bowen, the Board unanimously approved the Certificate of No Appeals or Suits Pending.

 

    • Mr. Masterson, Mr. Bowen and Mr. Caulfield met last week to view the access to Abel Mountain Campground. Mr. Manning had asked  if the snow in the entrance to the campground could be cleaned out.  After reviewing the site they believed that it was being treated the same as any other driveway in town and thus it was the landowner’s responsibility to clear the snow from it.  Mr. Caulfield had left him a message saying so and inviting him to the Selectboard meeting if he wished to discuss it more.  

 

  • On motion of Mr. Caulfield, seconded by Mr. Haupt, the Board unanimously approved authorizing Randolph to installing Braintree’s radio frequencies in Randolph’s radios.

 

 

On motion of Mr. Caulfield, seconded by Ms. O’Toole, the Board unanimously approved the Payment Orders.

 

On motion of Mr. Caulfield, seconded by Mr. Bowen, the Board went into executive session to discuss a personnel issue and to discuss legal strategies with regards to the Stagecoach Trail appeal.

 

On motion of Mr. Caulfield, seconded by Mr. Bowen, the Board came out of executive session. Upon coming out of executive session no,  decisions were made.

 

On motion of Mr. Caulfield, seconded by Mr. Haupt, the Board unanimously adjourned the meeting at 7:50 PM.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Holly Jarvis

Admin. Assistant

Feb 102017
 

Approved Minutes Braintree Selectboard Meeting February 7, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.   Present: Richard Bowen, Selectboard Member                    Linda Morse, Conservation Commission Chair Timothy Caulfield, Selectboard Chair        Joan Richmond-Hall, Planning Commission Vice Chair Keegan Haupt, Selectboard Member                             Paul Kendall, Stagecoach Representative Loren Bent, Selectboard Member                                                     Holly Jarvis, Admin. Assistant Jeff Masterson, Road Commissioner   Mr. Caulfield … Read more >>

Feb 082017
 

Resolution of the Braintree Tree Warden I give my permission for property owners in the Town of Braintree to cut down any trees of the species referred to as Common Buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica) on their property that are within the Town’s right of way. They are not required to seek my permission individually.  /s/ Loren … Read more >>

Jan 312017
 

Approved Minutes Braintree Selectboard Meeting January 26, 2017   Present: Megan O’Toole, Selectboard Member Tom Cooch, Auditor Timothy Caulfield, Selectboard Chair Lin Brown, Auditor Richard Bowen, Selectboard Member Jessie Brassard, Treasurer Holly Jarvis, Admin. Assistant Janice Thresher, Resident Mr. Caulfield called the meeting to order at 9:00 am.   The draft Town Report was reviewed … Read more >>

Jan 272017
 

TOWN OF BRAINTREE WARNING: ANNUAL TOWN MEETING TUESDAY, MARCH 7, 2017 The legal voters of the Town of Braintree, in the County of Orange, are hereby notified and warned to meet in the Braintree Town Hall in said Town on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. to transact the following business from the floor:  … Read more >>

Jan 252017
 

Virtual Kick-off Webinar on  Thursday January 26 at 7:00 pm.  Go to ClearSlide.com/Weatherize and call:  319-527-2818, code:  761-527 February 4th 1-3 PM, Open house at the home of Mark Kelley 140 Palmer Road, Randolph Center.  728-5525 Feb 6, Monday, presentation at Bethany Church at 6:30 with contractors. For more information go to Vtitalcommunities.org or Call … Read more >>

Jan 202017
 

Approved Minutes Braintree Selectboard Meeting January 17, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.   Present: Richard Bowen, Selectboard Member Brian Jones, Resident Timothy Caulfield, Selectboard Chair Stacy and Chris Blanchard, Residents Loren Bent, Selectboard Member Jackson Evans, Lister Megan O’Toole, Selectboard Member Jessica Brassard, Treasurer/DTC/Town Clerk Keegan Haupt, Selectboard Member Holly Jarvis, Admin. Assistant Jeff Masterson, Road … Read more >>

Jan 192017
 

Braintree Planning Commission Meeting of 12 Jan 2017   Attending:          Bob Moyer, Linda Doane, Malcolm Fitzpatrick, Joan Richmond-Hall   Guest: Chris Sargent, TRORC   Convened at 7:05 pm.   We discussed incorporating energy targets into our revised town plan.   TRORC is doing Braintree, Bethel and Randolph first and hope to meet with all three … Read more >>

Jan 062017
 

Approved Minutes Braintree Selectboard Meeting January 3, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. Present: Richard Bowen, Selectboard Member                                                          Brian Jones, Resident Timothy Caulfield, Selectboard Chair                         Jessie Brassard, Treasurer and Town Clerk Megan O’Toole, Selectboard Member                                            Holly Jarvis, Admin. Assistant Loren Bent, Selectboard Member Keegan Haupt, Selectboard Member   Mr. Caulfield called the meeting to order at 6:00 … Read more >>

Dec 252016
 

Approved Minutes Braintree Selectboard Meeting December 20, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.   Present: Timothy Caulfield, Selectboard Chair                                              Michael Potzio, ATV road use Richard Bowen, Selectboard Member                                                        Niklaas Sargent, LNAC Keegan Haupt, Selectboard Member                                               Jessica Arms, ATV Ordinance Loren Bent, Selectboard Member                                               Richard Arms, Resident & LNAC Brian Jones, Resident Holly Jarvis, Admin. Assistant Jeff Masterson, … Read more >>