Feb 132014
 

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Town of Braintree, Vermont established November 28,2005

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Oct 242014
 

Unapproved 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: added gravel pit report and Ms. Gilmore’s letter.

 

Approve Minutes

  • On motion of Mr. Kendall, seconded by Mr. Bent, the board unanimously approved the minutes of October 7, 2014.

 

Citizens’ Comments-none

 

Reports

  • Semi-Annual Report: Emergency Management – Mark White. He has found out what parts are needed to complete the radio installation for the Zone Coordinators, and is checking on pricing. White has been adding a lot of information to the Emergency Operating Plan (EOP). One added element is a plan with the Vermont Food Bank outlining in detail what they will provide to the Town, for free, if a shelter needs opening, including a meal plan with foods that they readily have available. The Town is close to having everyone who needs ICS training certified. There are a number of more who should have ICS-100, the training can be brought in house if we can get six people to take it. There are four highway crew member and two Selectboard Members who should take it. Mr. White will find a date that will work for the training.
  • Highway Report
    • Alternate Project Update- no new information.
    • Underground Cable for Internet – Results of Meeting about underground cable near the Eddy residence on Braintree Hill Road. Ms. Doane met with the Representatives from the installer and VTell. The original plan will be followed at the location in question. The wire will be about four feet deep when it crosses the road. There is less chance they will run into ledge if they stay on the outside of the curve. They were concerned about the weight of the soil and frost movement if they were to put the wire under the culvert, so it will go above the culvert.
    • Masterson advised that there is a good deal on tire chains currently, he wants to buy more than originally planned in this budget year. After he and the board discussed it, he agreed that he would find a way to keep his overall budget inline.
    • Masterson advised that he will be requesting paving money in this upcoming budget year (FY2016) to repave Mobile Acres Road. The culvert by the tracks needs replacing. He is hoping that he can replace it when the railroad is working on the crossing, after which he wants to pave the road.
  • Treasurer/Town Clerk Report
    • Financials: the board reviewed the first set of financials created out of the new accounting software, NEMRC. There are a few lines which need looking into.

 

  • 2044 Thayer Brook Road Update: the structures have been removed.
    • On motion of Mr. Kendall, seconded by Mr. Caulfield, the board accepted the grant for the 2044 Thayer Brook Rd tree planting.

 

  • Radio Repeater Update: no new information.

 

  • Budgeting
    • Health Insurance: On motion of Mr. Caulfield, seconded by Mr. Kendal, the board unanimously approved keeping the plan set up the same as last year. [The total premiums went up 9.5%, the ratio between the employee and town share will stay the same. Both will go up 9.5% from last year].
    • The board has received a couple responses to their request for FY2016 budget numbers, which are due to the board by the end of the month.
    • Doane brought crush rock samples from a number of possible gravel pits here in Braintree. The board agreed that they should be tested by the State.

 

Old Business

  • On motion of Mr. Kendall, seconded by Mr. Caulfield, the board unanimously approved the Highway Ordinance as modified at today’s meeting.
  • The board reviewed Maggie Gilmore letter.

 

New Business

  • The board reviewed the email regarding the State paving aprons, to the side roads along Route12A, as they complete the paving project.
  • The board reviewed the Tri-Town Alliance – Intermunicipal Agreement. A few recommended changes will be forwarded to Randolph.

 

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

                              

On motion of Ms. Doane, seconded by Mr. Caulfield, the board unanimously approved adjourning the meeting 7:31 pm.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Holly Jarvis, Admin. Assistant

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Oct 232014
 

Braintree Conservation Committee Meeting of 17 Sep 2014 Attending:          Linda Morse, Megan O’Toole, Joan Richmond-Hall, Beth Telford No public attending Convened at 7:15 pm. August minutes were approved. Perry property on Thayer Brook The Select board voted to approve the plans for the former Perry property on Thayer Brook. One of the neighbors may … Read more >>

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Oct 232014
 

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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Sep 232014
 

Approved Minutes Braintree Selectboard Meeting September 16, 2014 Present: David Atkinson, Selectboard Member                                                      Patricia Haupt, Resident Linda Doane, Selectboard Member                                                                Julie Haupt, Resident Tim Caulfield, Selectboard Chair                                                             Janice Thresher, Resident Paul Kendall, Selectboard Member                                                                Brian Jones, Resident Linda Morse, Conservation Commission Megan O’Tool, Conservation Commission Steve Brassard, Constable Jessie Brassard, Town Clerk/Treasurer Holly Jarvis, Admin … Read more >>

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Sep 172014
 

We are looking for volunteers to help operate shelters during an emergency.  All volunteers will be trained by the Red Cross, sometime in November, and will have to agree to have a criminal background check.  If interested please contact Mark White (Braintree’s Emergency Manager) at 728-9587.

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