Feb 132014
 

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Mar 262017
 

Unapproved Minutes

Braintree Selectboard Meeting

March 21, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.

Present:

Richard Bowen, Selectboard Chair                                                          Robert Cruckshank, LNAC

Keegan Haupt, Selectboard Member                                                             Brian Jones, Resident

Loren Bent, Selectboard Member                                              Doug Gottshall, Bent Hill Brewery

Megan O’Toole, Selectboard Member                                        Michael Czok, Bent Hill Brewery

Daniel Burson, Selectboard Member                                                           Niklaas Sargent, LNAC

Holly Jarvis, Admin. Assistant

Jessie Brassard, Treasurer

Jeff Masterson, Road Commissioner

Mr. Bowen called the meeting to order at 6pm.

The Board reviewed the Agenda: adding citizens’ comments, and an update about financials under reports.

Citizens’ comments: none

Approve Minutes

  • On motion of Ms. O’Toole, seconded by Mr. Haupt, the Board unanimously approved the minutes of March 6, 2017.
  • On motion of Ms. O’Toole, seconded by Mr. Haupt, the Board unanimously approved the minutes of March 8, 2017 as corrected.

Ms. O’Toole followed up on Mr. Gottshall’s questions about liquor licenses with the Department of Liquor. She explained what she had learned, and Mr. Czok, the owner of Bent Hill Brewery, explained that the rules for special event licenses for breweries has recently changed and at this point someone calling the Department of Liquor is likely to get different answers depending on who they talk to. Since the last meeting Mr. Gottshall and Mr. Czok have talked and they agree that there should not be any issue.

Reports

  • Conservation Committee – tabled until the next meeting.
  • Masterson reported that five Better Road Grants applications were submitted last week. There are three more grant applications being prepared. The State Structure grant for Tannenburg Bridge is ready to submit. The safety equipment grant from VLCT is being worked on, and Mr. Masterson is planning on submitting a Class Two Road Grant application. As for the status of the roads, it has turned colder again, so the roads aren’t as muddy right now.
  • ATV Club- signs were discussed, and agreed on.
  • Town Hall Heating/Plumbing: The Board reviewed the summary of what Gillespie’s said should be looked at regarding the heating system at the Town Hall, and Ms. Brassard passed Mr. Skarrow’s assessment along as well. The Board agreed that nothing needs to be done at this point in time.
  • Brassard advised that since she accepts postmarks there could be a few more tax payments arriving by mail which count as being on time. Currently it looks like just over $150,000 will be going delinquent this year, which is in the normal range. The total amount still currently owed for all previous year’s is around $60,000.

Old Business

  • The Telephone Upgrade Grant application has been turned in.
  • On motion of Mr. Bowen, seconded by Ms. O’Toole, the Board unanimously appointed Jennifer Phipps to the open seat on the Development Review Board for the remainder of the term ending 2018.

New Business

  • The Board discussed trying a different date or time for Town Meeting Day. The Board agreed to discuss it again the first meeting in September to decide whether or not to put the question on the Warning for Town Meeting Day.
  • The following building projects, for FY18, were discussed. Haupt will start drafting RFP’s.
  1. Town Office Window Replacement
  2. Update Town Office Insulation
  3. Remove Town Office Fuel Tank/Replace Furnace/Zone Heating
  4. Garage Door, Mr. Masterson will do the RFP on the garage door.
  • Assistant Job Description has been reviewed and redrafted.

On motion of Mr. Bowen, seconded by Mr. Haupt, the Board unanimously approved going into executive session to discuss a legal issue and an employee issue, under the authority of 1 VSA 313(a)(1), and 1 VSA 313(a)(3).

On motion of Ms. O’Toole, seconded by Mr. Haupt, the Board came out of Executive Session.

No action was taken regarding the legal issue.

On motion of Ms. O’Toole, seconded by Mr. Haupt, the Board unanimously approved terminating Mark White as the Emergency Management Director.

On motion of Mr. Bent, seconded by Mr. Bowen, the Board unanimously approved the payment orders.

On motion of Mr. Bent, seconded by Mr. Bowen, the Board unanimously adjourned the meeting at 7:53 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

 

Holly Jarvis

Mar 132017
 

Approved Minutes Braintree Selectboard Meeting March 8, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.   Present: Richard Bowen, Selectboard Chair                                                                                      Brian Jones, Resident Loren Bent, Selectboard Member                                                            Doug Gottshall, Resident Keegan Haupt, Selectboard Member                                                Holly Jarvis, Admin. Assistant Megan O’Toole, Selectboard Member                                  Jeff Masterson, Road Commissioner Daniel Burson, Selectboard Member   Mr. Bowen called the meeting to … Read more >>

Mar 112017
 

Approved Minutes Braintree Selectboard Pre-Town Meeting March 6, 2017   Present: Timothy Caulfield, Selectboard Chair                                                                                    Jackson Evans, Resident Richard Bowen, Selectboard Member                                                                        Holly Jarvis, Admin. Assistant Keegan Haupt, Selectboard Member                                                               Doug & Michelle Keyes, Residents Loren Bent, Selectboard Member                                                                                      Jennifer Phipps, Resident Megan O’Toole, Selectboard Member                                                              Carl & Janice Thresher, Residents   Mr. Caulfield called … Read more >>

Feb 272017
 

Braintree Conservation Commission – Minutes of Meeting of Feb. 22, 2017   Present: Linda Morse, Tom Cooch, Paul Shriver, Sandy Stephen Absent: Joan Richmond-Hall   Minutes Clarifying BCC minutes – Use agenda as outline for minutes; include sufficient detail to understand nature of discussion and actions by Commission; post to Town website as soon as … Read more >>

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 … Read more >>

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 >>