Feb 132014
 

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Town of Braintree, Vermont established November 28,2005

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Nov 072014
 

Approved Minutes

Braintree Selectboard Meeting

November 4, 2014

Present:

Timothy Caulfield, Selectboard Chair                                               Mark Bannon, Rep to TRORC

David Atkinson, Selectboard Member                                        Jeff Masterson, Highway Foreman

Linda Doane, Selectboard Member                                                   Holly Jarvis, Admin. Assistant

Loren Bent, Selectboard Member

Paul Kendall, Selectboard Member

 

Mr. Caulfield called the meeting to order at 6:00pm.

 

Review of Agenda: The board added a discussion about the Town’s Commissions/Committees concern about their ability to prepare minutes for the website within the time required by law, a discussion about Special Appropriation Organizations being required to submit a petition, review of bids to paint the Town Office, and the Tri-Town Agreement.

 

On motion of Mr. Atkinson, seconded by Mr. Caulfield, the board unanimously approved the minutes of October 21, 2014.

 

Citizens’ Comments-none

 

Reports

  • Semi-Annual Report: the Town’s Representative to Two Rivers Ottauquechee Regional Commission (TRORC) – Mark Bannon. TRORC is helping with the Town Zoning Ordinance review. It has come to Mr. Bannon’s attention that ANR has passed new flood plain rules which will trump the Town flood plain rules. The Planning Commission is working on understanding the rules. Mr. Masterson will also look into what the rules will mean for the Highway Department. The rules will become effective in March 2015.
  • Highway Report: the crew is brush cutting. The culvert on Mobile Acres Road ended up having to be replaced last week. It will need to be paved before winter. Masterson is trying to coordinate with the state because they are also doing culvert work.
    • Alternate Project Update- no new information.
  • Financials: tabled until next meeting.
  • Radio Repeater Update: White River Valley Ambulance (WRVA) has signed the grant agreement. The board will review bids at the next meeting and select a bidder, so that the project can start when the agreement is signed by FEMA.
  • Budgeting: Mr. Caulfield, Mr. Kendall, and Ms. Jarvis will meet on Monday the 10th to put together the first draft of the budget.

 

Old Business

  • Atkinson has received three bids for painting the office. The board briefly reviewed them and ask Mr. Atkinson to get some clarification on one of them. The bids will be discussed at the next meeting.
  • The board reviewed the Tri-Town Agreement, the board thinks it looks good so far.

 

New Business

  • It has come to Mr. Caulfield’s attention that one of the Town Committees/Commissions is having difficulties preparing minutes for posting on the website within the required time. The board discussed whether or not to continue having a website or not.  It will be discussed more at the next meeting. The board is considering asking the voters at Town Meeting Day what they would like done.
  • The board discussed and agreed to continue their policy requiring organizations requesting special appropriations to submit a petition to have funding included in the town budget.
  • An error was found in the Traffic Ordinance, right after it was adopted at the last meeting. That error has been corrected. On the motion of Mr. Caulfield, seconded by Mr. Bent, the board unanimously approved adopting the revised Traffic Ordinance.

 

On motion of Mr. Caulfield, seconded by Mr. Kendall, the board unanimously approved the payment orders.

 

On motion of Mr. Caulfield, seconded by Mr. Bent, the board unanimously adjourned the meeting at 6:35 pm.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

Holly Jarvis, Admin. Assistant

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Oct 242014
 

Approved Minutes Braintree Selectboard Meeting October 21, 2014 Present: Loren Bent, Selectboard Member                                                                 Brian Jones, Resident Timothy Caulfield, Selectboard Chair                                     Jeff Masterson, Highway Foreman Linda Doane, Selectboard Member                      Mark White, Emergency Management Director Paul Kendall, Selectboard Member                                                Holly Jarvis, Admin. Assistant   Mr. Caulfield called the meeting to order at 6:00 pm. Review of Agenda: … Read more >>

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Oct 222014
 

Braintree Conservation Committee Meeting of 22 Oct 2014 Attending:          Linda Morse, Joan Richmond-Hall, Beth Telford No public attending Convened at 7:26 pm. September minutes were approved. Braintree Mountain trail clearing: Seven folks attended on the rain-date Sunday in gorgeous weather and worked for about 4 hours. Beth notes that marking trails would make them … Read more >>

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Oct 142014
 

Town of Braintree Auditors Meeting Minutes October 6, 2014 (unapproved)   Attendees:  Tom Cooch, Lin Brown, Holly Jarvis Mr. Cooch called the meeting to order at 9:10 a.m. There were no changes to the meeting agenda. The minutes of August 25, 2014 were reviewed and approved. A discussion ensued regarding the status of the implementation … Read more >>

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Oct 142014
 

Unapproved Minutes Braintree Selectboard Meeting October 7, 2014 Present Loren Bent, Selectboard Member                                        Jessie Brassard, Town Clerk/Treasurer Linda Doane, Selectboard Member                                                        Steve Brassard, Constable Tim Caulfield, Selectboard Chair                                                                   Brian Jones, Resident David Atkinson, Selectboard Member                                                   Maggie Gilmore, Resident Paul Kendall, Selectboard Member                Vicki Weiss, Orange County Court Assistant Judge Mark White, Emergency Management Director Jeff … Read more >>

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Oct 102014
 

Braintree PC Meeting of 9 Oct 2014   Attending: Bob Moyer                                         Linda Doane Malcolm Fitzpatrick                       Mark Bannon Jenn Phipps                                       Joan Richmond-Hall   Guest: Chris Sargent of TRORC Chris: Zoning is good forever, though Town Plans must be renewed / revised every five years. Towns are being urged to develop river protection plans … Read more >>

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Oct 062014
 
Solarize Randolph-Brookfield-Braintree

Braintree, Randolph, and Brookfield are teaming up with local nonprofit Vital Communities and installers Catamount Solar and Integrity Energy to help residents and small businesses go solar this fall! As more people sign up to go solar, the cost comes down for everyone. To learn more, visit VitalCommunities.org/Solarize and attend the Solarize Randolph-Brookfield-Braintree launch event Tuesday, October 14, 7 … Read more >>

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Oct 032014
 
Forest Trail Clearing and Maintenance Outing

The Braintree Conservation Commission invites ready and willing volunteers to participate in the 1st Annual Saturday, October 4th 10:00am – 1:00pm Rescheduled to the rain date: Sunday, October 5th Meet at the Kendall/Rives home at 487 Kendall Road in Braintree (Take Rt 12A north, turn left onto Riford Brook Rd., turn right onto Morse Rd., and then … Read more >>

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