Feb 132014
 

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Jan 202017
 

Unapproved 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 Commissioner

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

 

The board reviewed the Agenda, Telephones system added  under old business.

 

Approve Minutes

 

  • On motion of Mr. Bowen, seconded by Mr. Caulfield, the board unanimously approved the minutes of January 3, 2017 as corrected.

 

 

Citizens’ Comments-none

 

Guests: Mr. Evans shared with the board that a reappraisal will need to occur. The Town will get the official notice from the State this summer and will have 18 months from then to complete the reappraisal. The last complete reappraisal the Town did was in 2005.  A partial reappraisal was done in 2010. There is currently $61,000 in the reappraisal fund. That should be enough to hire a reappraisal firm to complete the work.  The Listers’ budget was adjusted at the last meeting to account for the additional work they will need to do to support the appraisal.  Mr. Evans and the board also discussed the reasons for doing the reappraisal, and what doing so will mean to the Town, but the overriding reason we will do the reappraisal is that receipt of State school funding is tied to completing it.

 

Reports

    • Treasurer’s Report and Financials
      • The financials were reviewed. Overall Town spending is currently below budget.
      • The Vehicle Capital Plan was reviewed. The new pickup truck was paid for out of the fund without a loan. After FY2019 the fund should be able to be sustained without more loans, and all of the loans should be paid off by FY2024.
      • The Capital Plan was reviewed. The goal is to cause this plan to become sustainable without loans also.
      • There is a tax sale scheduled for this Friday. Two properties were originally going to be sold. It looks like one will pay the back taxes before the sale occurs. Mr. Caulfield will attend the sale and, on the Town’s behalf, purchase any properties that are not purchased by a private party.
    • 2017-18 Draft Budget was reviewed.

 

  • On motion of Mr. Bowen, seconded by Mr. Caulfield, the board unanimously approved moving all of the Admin. Assistant’s pay to the Executive Section of the budget, instead of having half in Highway and half in Executive.

 

    • Highway Report: doing winter maintenance. There was nothing else to report at this time.

Old Business

  • The second draft of the warning was reviewed.
    • The board was reminded of the meeting next Thursday, January, 26 at 9 AM for the approval of the budget, and the warning along with proofreading the Town Report.
    • There is no new information on the telephone system replacement.

 

    • New Business

 

  • On motion of Mr. Caulfield, seconded by Mr. Bowen, the board unanimously approved the Liquor License renewal for Snowsville Store.

 

      • Certificate of Highway Mileage was tabled because we still need the milage for Meadow Lane from ACE.
      • The Quarterly Fuel Log was reviewed.
      • The Admin. Hours Report was reviewed.

 

  • On motion of Mr. Bowen, seconded by Mr. Caulfield, the board unanimously approved moving the Selectboard meeting following Town meeting to Wednesday March 8th at 6:00 PM.

 

 

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

 

On motion of Mr. Caulfield, seconded by Mr. Bowen, the board unanimously adjourned the meeting at 6:50 pm.

 

Respectfully submitted,
Holly Jarvis

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 >>

Dec 142016
 

Hearing Reconvening – Notice On Laying Out a Trail Selectboard, Braintree, Vermont   The Selectboard of the Town of Braintree hereby give notice to the persons named below as owners or persons interested in lands and rights that may be affected by a decision of said Selectboard to lay out a trail, along the former … Read more >>

Dec 092016
 

Approved Minutes Braintree Selectboard Meeting December 6, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.   Present Richard Bowen, Acting Chair                                 John Rose, Resident Regarding ATV Ordinance Loren Bent, Selectboard Member               Chris Blanchard, Resident Regarding ATV Ordinance Megan O’Toole, Selectboard Member                                                          Brian Jones, Resident Keegan Haupt, Selectboard Member              Richard Arms, Resident Regarding ATV Ordinance Jessica Arms, Resident Regarding ATV … Read more >>

Nov 182016
 

Unapproved Minutes Braintree Selectboard Meeting November 15, 2016   Present: Richard Bowen, Selectboard Member                                                           Brian Jones, Resident Megan O’Toole, Selectboard Member                                                  Jessie Brassard, Treasurer Timothy Caulfield, Selectboard Member                                          Holly Jarvis, Admin. Assistant Keegan Haupt, Selectboard Member                                     Jeff Masterson, Road Commissioner Christian Hahn, Regarding Peth Road Jason Kuhn, Cemetery Commission Chair Kris Haupt, Cemetery Commission Member … Read more >>

Nov 052016
 

Approved Minutes Braintree Selectboard Meeting November 1, 2016   Present: Richard Bowen, Selectboard Member                                              Niklaas Sargent, LNAC/VASA Loren Bent, Selectboard Member                                                                Brian Jones, Resident Timothy Caulfield, Selectboard Chair                                                    Janice Thresher, Resident Megan O’Toole, Selectboard Member                                                 Robert Cruickshank, LNAC Keegan Haupt, Selectboard Member                               Angie and Justin Poulin, re: Stage Road Jessica Arms, LNAC and Resident Bob … Read more >>

Nov 022016
 

 Voting in Braintree is at the Town Hall (5379 Route 12A) Tuesday, November 8th From 7 am – 7 pm Absentee voters have until Monday, November 7th at 4pm Last day to register to vote is Wednessday, November 2nd.

Oct 212016
 

Approved Minutes Braintree Selectboard Meeting October 18, 2016   Present: Richard Bowen, Selectboard Member                                                        Stuart Kinney, Resident Timothy Caulfield, Selectboard Chair                                                   Philip Farnsworth, Resident Megan O’Toole, Selectboard Member                                                        Jessica Arms, Resident Keegan Haupt, Selectboard Member                                                         Richard Arms, Resident Loren Bent, Selectboard Member                                                            Michael Porzio, Resident Janice Thresher, Resident Robert Cruickshank, LNAC Niklass Sargent, LNAC Holly … Read more >>