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Oct 212016

Unapproved Minutes

Braintree Selectboard Meeting

October 18, 2016



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 Jarvis, Admin. Assistant

Jeff Masterson, Road Commissioner

Jessie Brassard, Treasurer, Clerk,Delinquent Tax Collector

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


The board reviewed the agenda, an update regarding the access on Mud Pond Road and an update about Stagecoach Road were added under old business.



  • Lost Nation ATV club
    • The board discussed the draft ordinance. There are a few changes which were proposed. It will be reviewed again at the next Selectboard Meeting on Nov. 1st.  The two week delay will allow any citizens that couldn’t make it to the information meeting time to bring any concerns to the Selectboard. There were a number of questions about how elements of the proposal would work. One main concern was regarding Thresher Road. Currently it is being proposed to be open the road to ATV as an access point to the trail system only for use by the landowners in Braintree, who are current members of the club, who own property near that road.


On motion of Mr. Caulfield, seconded by Mr. Bowen, the board unanimously approved the minutes of October 4, 2016, as written.


Citizens’ Comments

  • Mr. Farnsworth advised that 20 years ago, when the Highway Department installed the turn around on Grantsworth Road, a USGS Benchmarker was covered up. The property has recently been surveyed. Mr. Farnsworth believes they have found the location of the marker, although it is currently covered with about 6 feet of dirt. The board agreed to review the survey, and see what can be done about the marker.
  • Mr. Kinney disagreed with the Selectboard decision, at the last meeting, to sole source the temporary bridge contract to Hook Construction. The reasons for the decision and the background were explained.



  • Treasurer Report
    • Financials- reviewed.
    • Ms. Brassard, as the Delinquent Tax Collector, advised that next week the attorney handling the tax sales will be starting the necessary research regarding the three properties that will be going up for sale.
  • Highway Report
    • The Dry Hydrant at Hall’s pond has been fixed. The fire department will test it is soon.
    • Thayer Brook Road and Braintree Hill Road projects (from Rose Road to Rolling Rock) have been completed for this year. There is more to be done next year on both projects.
    • Irene Update, no new information
    • 2017-18 Budgeting is started. Mr. Caulfield and Mr. Bowen met last week to make the first entries in the budget. They hope to have a first draft for review at the November 1st meeting..


Old Business

  • Access on Mud Pond Road was briefly discussed.  It will be discussed again after the property transfers occur and Mr. John Bent submits an access permit for the new access that was installed.
  • The court hearing for the Stagecoach Road has been moved up to this Friday, Oct. 21.

New Business

    • The Phone System bids were opened and reviewed. They were tabled so that a more comprehensive comparison of the bids could be done.
    • The IT bids were opened and reviewed. They were tabled so that a more comprehensive comparison of the bids could be done.


  • On motion of Mr. Caulfield, seconded by Mr. Bowen, the board approved and signed the Errors and Omissions Certificate from the Board of Listers.  It was regarding a house that had burned last year.



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


On motion of Mr. Bent, seconded by Mr. Caulfield, the board adjourned the meeting at 7:06 pm.


Respectfully Submitted,


Holly Jarvis

Oct 212016

Unapproved Minutes Braintree Selectboard Road Hearing for Meadow Lane October 18, 2016 Present: Richard Bowen, Selectboard Member Meghan Sperry, Resident Timothy Caulfield, Selectboard Chair Pam Stafford, Attorney for Meghan Sperry Megan O’Toole, Selectboard Member Richard Ethier, Resident Keegan Haupt, Selectboard Member Brian Jones, Resident Loren Bent Selectboard Member Sam Paddock, Resident Kris Haupt, Resident   … Read more >>

Oct 172016

  Informational meeting on the proposed ATV use of Town roads.   Monday, October 17th at 6:30pm at the Town Hall.   This is an informational meeting and no actions will be taken. It is to exchange information and hear input from Town citizens.

Oct 142016

Braintree PC Meeting of 13 October 2016   Attending: Jenn Phipps, Malcolm Fitzpatrick, Linda Doane, Bob Moyer, Joan Richmond-Hall   Called to order at 7:10 pm.   The select board signed the application for the Municipal Planning grant.   Town plan: Flooding issues Village designation for Braintree Energy siting and compliance with Act 174 Reviewing … Read more >>

Oct 112016

Braintree Cemetery Commission  – October 5, 2016 DRAFT Minutes of Meeting (unapproved)   Attendees: Ed Smith, Kris Haupt, Linda Morse, Jason Kuhn, Keegan Haupt   Jason Kuhn called the meeting to order at 7:02pm   Minutes of the September meeting. It was moved and seconded that the minutes be approved. By vote of those present … Read more >>

Oct 112016

Approved minutes Braintree Selectboard meeting October 4, 2016 Present: Richard Bowen, Selectboard Member                                                          Brian Jones, Resident Timothy Caulfield, Selectboard Chair                            John Lamphere, access off Mud Pond Rd Keegan Haupt, Selectboard Member                                          Robert Barrett, Litter complaint Megan O’Toole, Selectboard Member                      Leslie Hutchinson, access off Mud Pond Rd John and Joan Bent, access off Mud Pond Rd … Read more >>

Oct 052016

Braintree Conservation Commission 28 Sept. 2016   Attending:          Tom Cooch, Sandy Stephen, Linda Morse, Paul Shriver, Joan Richmond-Hall   Meeting commenced at 7:05 pm.   Minutes of the August meeting were approved.   Knotweed mapping: The map has been expanded a bit by Tom.   Tom has proposed a resolution to authorize the CC and … Read more >>

Sep 302016

Unapproved Minutes Site Visit to Meadow Lane Braintree Selectboard Meeting September 22, 2016 Present: Richard Bowen, Selectboard Member   Holly Jarvis, Admin. Assistant Timothy Caulfield, Selectboard Chair Sam Paddock, Land owner Keegan Haupt, Selectboard Member Meghan Sperry, Land owner Richard Ethier, Land owner Jeff Masterson, Road Commissioner Mr. Caulfield called the site visit for Meadow Lane … Read more >>

Sep 262016

Unapproved Minutes Braintree Selectboard Meeting September 20, 2016 Present: Richard Bowen, Selectboard Member                                               Linda Morse, re: tree cutting Timothy Caulfield, Selectboard Chair                                      Shantida Oakheart, re: tree cutting Loren Bent, Selectboard Member                                                    Laddie Lushin, re: tree cutting Megan O’Toole, Selectboard Member                                                Peter Reed, re: tree cutting Keegan Haupt, Selectboard Member                                       Karen Lowry Reed, re: tree cutting … Read more >>

Sep 132016

Braintree Conservation Commission meeting of 24 August 2016   Attending: Sandy Stephens, Linda Morse, Joan Richmond-Hall   Public: Tom Cooch   Convened at 7:04 pm   July minutes?   Knotweed mapping progress Tom has been in touch with Pete Fellows @ TRORC who suggested Google fusion tables: when you enter latitude & longitude map the app will … Read more >>