Holly Jarvis

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 order at 6:00 pm.

 

The Board reviewed the agenda, adding an update regarding the ATV ordinance, and Vital Records report.

 

Approve Minutes

  • On motion of Ms. O’Toole, seconded by Mr. Haupt, the Board unanimously approved the minutes of February 21, 2017.

Citizen’s Comments: Mr. Gottshall is concerned with some of the wording he read in the Bent Hill Brewery Act 250 application. He clearly indicated that he supports the Brewery being where it is, and has no problem with how it is being operated currently. His concern stems from the wording in the Act 250 applications, in regards to how much alcohol they wish to be able serve in their tasting room. He has called the Department of Liquor and has learned that with the license the brewery has they can serve up to 8oz samples, but with a five day notice to the Department of Liquor that limit would be removed for a day. Mr. Gottshall also learned that the Selectboard has the authority to put additional restrictions on this type of license. Ms. O’Toole said she would look into the Town’s options.

 

Organizing the Selectboard

  • On motion of Ms. O’Toole, seconded by Mr. Haupt, the Board unanimously approved appointing Mr. Bowen as the Chair of the Board.
  • On motion of Mr. Bent, seconded by Mr. Haupt, the Board unanimously approved appointing Ms. O’Toole as the Vice-Chair.
  • On motion of Mr. Bowen, seconded by Ms. O’Toole, the Board unanimously approved appointing Mr. Haupt as the designated signer for the Board.
  • The Board agreed to keep the meeting time on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at 6:00 PM at the Town Office.
  • The three posting locations for meeting notices are going to remain: the bulletin boards outside the Town Office, the Town Hall, and Snowsville General Store. Notices will also be posted on the Town’s website (www.braintreevt.com), and the newspaper of record is The Herald of Randolph.
  • On motion of Mr. Haupt, seconded by Ms. O’Toole the Board unanimously approved the following areas of responsibility.
    • Highway – Mr. Bowen, with Mr. Haupt as the backup
    • Grant Evaluation – Mr. Burson, with Ms. O’Toole as the backup
    • Capital Plan & Budget – Mr. Bowen, with Ms. O’Toole as the backup
    • Town Office & Hall Improvements – Mr. Haupt, with Mr. Bent as the backup
    • Personnel Evaluation and Oversight – Ms. O’Toole and Mr. Bowen
  • Appoint Town Officers
    • On motion of Mr. Bowen, seconded by Mr. Haupt, the Board unanimously appointed Linda Doane and Joan Richmond-Hall to the Development Review Board until 2020.
    • The board agreed to table the third appointment to the Development Review Board until the next meeting.
    • On motion of Mr. Bowen, seconded by Mr. Haupt, the Board unanimously appointed Tom Cooch to the Conservation Committee until 2020.
    • On motion of Mr. Bowen, seconded by Mr. Haupt, the Board assigned the Connectivity Committee members with terms ending as follows:

                                    Linda Doane                                 March 2018

                                   Jackson Evans                                March 2019

                                Timothy Caulfield                             March 2020

Future terms will be for three years each. Ms. O’Toole abstained, because she didn’t know if committee members should have terms. The other four member of the Board voted in favor of the motion: the motion carried.

  • On motion of Mr. Bowen, seconded by Mr. Haupt, the Board appointed Malcolm FitzPatrick, and Jen Phipps, to the Planning Commission with terms ending in 2020.
  • On motion of Mr. Bowen, seconded by Mr. Haupt the Board unanimously appointed Holly Jarvis as the E911 Coordinator with the term ending in 2018.
  • On motion of Mr. Bowen, seconded by Mr. Haupt, the Board unanimously appointed Jackson Evans as Braintree’s Representative to ECFiber’s Board with the term ending in 2018.
  • On motion of Mr. Bowen, seconded by Ms. O’Toole, the Board unanimously approved appointing Tut Doane to the Fire Advisory Committee with the term ending in 2018.
  • On motion of Mr. Bowen, seconded by Ms. O’Toole, the Board unanimously approved appointing Paul Kendall as the Stagecoach Transportation Services, Inc. Representative with the term ending in 2018.
  • On motion of Mr. Bowen, seconded by Ms. O’Toole, the Board unanimously appointed Mr. Masterson as the Road Commissioner for a term ending in 2018.
  • On motion of Ms. O’Toole, seconded by Mr. Haupt, the Board unanimously appointed Jen Phipps as the Town Service Officer with the term ending in 2018.
  • On motion of Mr. Haupt, seconded by Ms. O’Toole, the Board unanimously appointed Mr. Bent as the Tree Warden with the term ending in 2018.
  • On motion of Mr. Bowen, seconded by Mr. Haupt, the Board unanimously appointed Mr. FitzPatrick as Braintree’s Representative on TRORC Planning & Development Committee with the term ending in 2018.
  • On motion of Ms. O’Toole, seconded by Mr. Bowen, the Board unanimously appointed Robert Moyer as Braintree’s Representative to TRORC Transportation Advisory Committee with the term ending in 2018.
  • On motion of Ms. O’Toole, seconded by Mr. Bowen, the Board unanimously appointed Linda Lubold as Braintree’s Representative to the White River Valley Ambulance Board with a term ending in 2018.
  • On motion of Mr. Bowen, seconded by Ms. O’Toole, the Board unanimously appointed Timothy Caulfield as Braintree Representative to the Mountain Alliance.

Reports

  • Highway Report: it is now spring and there is a lot of mud out there. If people have concerns about mud they should call the Town Garage at 728-9380, not the office.
    • Masterson advised the Board of the seven grants he plans to apply for this year.
  1. A category A. Better Back Roads grant to inventory the roads in preparation for Act 64. The project is planned to cost $11,463.00. The grant will pay for $8,000 and the local share will be $3,463.
  2. A category B. Better Back Roads grant to fix an erosion problem at the intersection of Walker Road. That grant will be for $20,000.
  3. A category C. Better Back Roads Grant to fix a problem stream bank/road issue on Farnsworth Brook Road. That grant is for $40,000.
  4. A category D. Better Back Roads Grant which can be used in conjunction with the State Structure grant, on Tannenburg Bridge.
  5. A State Structures Grant to be used in conjunction with the category D. Better Back Roads Grant for Tannenburg Bridge. The local share for the two grants will come to around $25,000. The total project will be around $228,000.
  6. A Class Two Road Grant for Braintree Hill Road to fix muddy sections. That grant is for a max of $175,000 with a 20% match that can be made up of in-kind work.
  7. VLCT’s safety equipment grant for Dump Loks and an ergonomic chair. The total for that is about $1,440. It is a 50/50 grant so the town’s share will be $720.
    • Act 64 Clean water update. The plan is to implement it in 2018. The focus on roadways is limited to sections that are within 100 feet of a perennial stream. Towns will have 20 years to fix problem areas. There will be grants available. The four Better Back Road grants Braintree is applying for will be the main ones. There will also be an annual permit fee for towns to pay. Currently all towns are going to pay the same annual fee. Mr. Masterson is on an advisory board and is encouraging the fee to be based on population of the towns, instead of a flat rate.
    • The signs for ATV use was discussed. Mr. Bowen and Mr. Masterson will meet with an expert from AoT about what the signs should be and where they should be posted.
    • Stagecoach Road Hearing was discussed.
  • Old Business
    • Livable Wage was tabled until the first meeting in June.
  • Bowen advised that Mr. Caulfield is working on the grant for the Telephone upgrade.

New Business

  • The concept of making a Pre-Approved list of Contractors for Emergency Work was discussed. Mr. Burson agreed to be the Selectboard Member who works with the Town staff on this project. It will be an ongoing agenda item.
  • On motion of Mr. Bent, seconded by Ms. O’Toole, the Board unanimously approved the support letter to Randolph for a DEMHS grant to move Randolph’s EOC to the new fire station.
  • The board discussed the vital static page in the Town Report, and the fact that if a resident from Braintree passes away in another state the Town Clerk will not get a death certificate. Thus the deceased will not be included in the vital static report. It was suggested that a disclaimer on that page in the Town Report might help.

On motion of Ms. O’Toole, seconded by Mr. Bowen, the Board unanimously approved the Payment Orders.

On motion of Ms. O’Toole, seconded by Mr. Bowen, the Board unanimously adjourned the meeting at 7:45 pm.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Holly Jarvis

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 the meeting to order at 7:00 pm.

 

The purpose of the meeting was to talk with residents about anything town related they wanted to talk about.

 

The proposed purchase of the new loader was discussed.

 

The life of the gravel pit (for use of sand), along with the board’s decision to purchase gravel, and the lack of the available sites for a new bank run gravel pits in town was discussed.  

 

ECFiber will be completing a complete build out of a member town this coming year. The town which will be selected will be determined by the most number of residents in a town who show interest in the service. ECFiber will then completely connect that town. There will be a mailing about it early this spring, and an opportunity for residents to indicate their interest in the service.

 

Hearing no other questions, on motion of Mr. Caulfield, seconded by Mr. Haupt, the board unanimously adjourned the meeting at 7:20 PM.

 

Respectfully submitted,
Holly Jarvis

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

  1. 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 possible and send to Commission members via email.
  2. Buckthorn along Braintree roads – Resolution on roadside buckthorn was accepted by the Selectboard at the Feb. meeting and signed by Tree Warden, Loren Bent. The Commission felt that the Town could purchase a weed puller for loan to residents.
  3. Tracking workshop –Paul reported on the animal tracking workshop led by tracking expert, Angela Gibbons, of Earthwalk. Although not well attended, Paul reported that there were many signs of wildlife tracks spotted. The Commission agreed that we would consider doing another one with better advertising and publicity of the workshop.
  4. Local Energy Planning – Linda reported on a meeting held by Two Rivers Ottaquechee Commission at the Randolph town offices on the State mandated energy planning process. The Plan will be prepared by TROC with input by the member towns. There is no funding available to towns. There was agreement that the town needs more information on the work that will be required. The Braintree Planning Commission will be the lead; the Conservation Commission needs to understand how we can contribute.
  5. Town Meeting – the BCC will have a display on invasive plant species supplied by the State. Tom will speak to the new buckthorn agreement at the meeting.
  6. Date was set for BCC’s mandatory organizational meeting after the Town meeting.

 

Adjourned: 8:00pm

 

Next BCC Meeting – BCC Organizational Meeting will be on Wed. March 22, 7:00pm, at Braintree Town Clerks Office

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 reviewed the agenda, no changes were made.  

 

Approve Minutes

 

  • On motion of Mr. Caulfield, seconded by Mr. Bowen, the Board unanimously approved the minutes of February 7, 2017.

 

 

Citizens’ Comments

 

Reports

    • Two Rivers Ottauquechee Regional Commission Rep’s semiannual report – no report.
    • Highway Report: Mr. Caulfield asked about the mud on Braintree Hill Road, and Flint Road. Mr. Masterson advised that some grading was done today, and now they are going to wait and see, how the muddy road responds.   
    • The Board reviewed the financials; they look good at this point.
    • Stagecoach Road
    • It was noted that Justin Poulin and Robert and Tay Simpson have appealed the road decision to the court. The Board agreed to discuss this more at the end of the meeting in executive session.

 

Old Business

  • Phones System Estimates. There was a conference call with Key Communications last week. During that conversation it became evident that Voice over Internet Protocols (VoIP) systems are not reliable enough for an Emergency Operating Center. If the town office was not one, we might be inclined to go with a that sort of system because we could get the added features we are looking for without as high upfront costs, but for an Emergency Operation Center redundancy in communication methods is important.  The estimate we received is $4,100 for a system which uses both copper phone lines and VoIP.  The system will be able to utilize both connection types seamlessly, and should be able shift calls from one type to the other if one of the connection types stops working. This information came in at the same time as information about a grant that the State is offering for Emergency Operation Center’s communications system. This project would fit the parameters of the grant. Mr. Caulfield said he would complete the grant request if the Board would like him to. If Braintree is awarded this grant it would cover all of the equipment involved with the grant, but not the labor to install it. With this project the Town would end up paying around $1,300. The Board accepted Mr. Caulfield’s offer to apply for the grant.
  • The Town Report delivery schedule and status was discussed. One more route needs a volunteer. Mr. Caulfield mentioned a few people he could call. Mr. Haupt said he would make time to do it if no one else can.

 

New Business

 

  • On motion of Mr. Caulfield, seconded by Mr. Bowen, the Board unanimously approved the Certificate of No Appeals or Suits Pending.

 

    • Mr. Masterson, Mr. Bowen and Mr. Caulfield met last week to view the access to Abel Mountain Campground. Mr. Manning had asked  if the snow in the entrance to the campground could be cleaned out.  After reviewing the site they believed that it was being treated the same as any other driveway in town and thus it was the landowner’s responsibility to clear the snow from it.  Mr. Caulfield had left him a message saying so and inviting him to the Selectboard meeting if he wished to discuss it more.  

 

  • On motion of Mr. Caulfield, seconded by Mr. Haupt, the Board unanimously approved authorizing Randolph to installing Braintree’s radio frequencies in Randolph’s radios.

 

 

On motion of Mr. Caulfield, seconded by Ms. O’Toole, the Board unanimously approved the Payment Orders.

 

On motion of Mr. Caulfield, seconded by Mr. Bowen, the Board went into executive session to discuss a personnel issue and to discuss legal strategies with regards to the Stagecoach Trail appeal.

 

On motion of Mr. Caulfield, seconded by Mr. Bowen, the Board came out of executive session. Upon coming out of executive session no,  decisions were made.

 

On motion of Mr. Caulfield, seconded by Mr. Haupt, the Board unanimously adjourned the meeting at 7:50 PM.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Holly Jarvis

Admin. Assistant

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 called the meeting to order at 6:00 pm.

 

Review of Agenda – no changes were made to the agenda.

 

Approve Minutes

  • On motion of Mr. Bowen, seconded by Mr. Caulfield, the Board unanimously approved the minutes of January 17, 2017.
  • On motion of Mr. Bowen, seconded by Mr. Caulfield, the Board unanimously approved the minutes of January 26, 2017.

 

Citizens’ Comments

  • Ms. Morse came to the Selectboard meeting so that the Board would be aware of the proposed resolution. The Conservation Commission is asking Loren Bent, the Tree Warden, if he would approve the following resolution.

 

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.

 

The Common Buckthorn is an invasive species which is quite common is Braintree. A number of residents are trying to remove it from their properties. This blanket resolution will make it clear that they can cut it in the right of way of the road on their property. Mr. Bent agreed to the resolution and has signed it. A copy will be made available on the Town website.

 

Guest:

  • Stagecoach Representative- Paul Kendall came to advise the Board that Stagecoach and Addison County Transit Resources (ACTR) are going to merge. They have been operating as one entity for the last 18 months and it is working well. Currently both entities are looking at the details of how the merger will work and will answer remaining questions by May, so the merger can take effect at the beginning of their fiscal year on July 1st. Both entities’ respective identities will be retained by having two operating committees. A corporate committee will be formed having equal members from both service areas. They expect to have a public forum so that residents can ask questions regarding the bylaws sometime in May.

 

Reports

  • Highway Report: it is currently snowing, rain is coming. It has been an icy winter. The new pickup truck is working well.
  • Connectivity Committee report: ECFiber has connected all the “pre-subscribed” residences along the newly created route. FairPoint expanded its DSL internet up Bent Hill Road, and VTel is available in some areas in town. With the success that the committee is having with attaching high-speed internet they have decided to stop wasting time trying to improve cell service, as those companies seem to have no interest in Braintree. Residents who have high-speed internet can use “microcell” boosters to provide cell service at their homes.

ECFiber intends to expand service throughout all of its 24 member towns. The Town with the most interest in services will be the next one to have its network expanded. There will be a campaign to get “pre-subscribers” early this year. The connectivity committee will get the word out to encourage Braintree residents to “pre-subscribe”.  On motion of Mr. Bowen, seconded by Mr. Bent, the Board unanimously approved appointing Mr. Caulfield to the Connectivity Committee.

 

Old Business

  • The Selectboard will be holding a Pre-Town Meeting at 7:00 PM at the Town Hall the Monday before Town Meeting: Monday, March 6th.
  • The Board’s normal meeting has been rescheduled from Tuesday, March 7th, to Wednesday March 8th at 6:00 pm. This meeting will be the annual organizational meeting.
  • A meeting has been set up to review one possible option for the phone system.

 

New Business

  • Ms. Richmond-Hall spoke with the Board regarding the possibility of amending the unified bylaws (the zoning bylaws). Wording in one of the exemptions has proven to be problematic, and not enforceable. The Board accepted the Planning Commission’s plan to do an interim amendment to the Unified Bylaws. The Planning Commission will do the initial re-write, passing it along to the Selectboard for approval when they are happy with it.
  • The Certificate of Highway Mileage was reviewed, on motion of Mr. Caulfield, seconded by Mr. Bowen, the Board unanimously approved it.
  • The Board reviewed the changes to the Town’s Insurance Coverage and agreed that a further review of the coverage was not needed.
  • The Board reviewed TRORC annual VTrans project ranking. They wondered why the paving project on Route 12 in Braintree has been removed from the list. Mr. Caulfield will inquire.

 

On motion of Mr. Caulfield, seconded by Mr. Haupt, the Board unanimously approved the payment orders.

 

On motion of Mr. Caulfield, seconded by Mr. Bowen, the Board unanimously approved going into executive session for an employee issue.

 

On motion of Mr. Caulfield, seconded of Mr. Bowen, the Board unanimously approved coming out of executive session. No decisions were made.

 

On motion of Mr. Caulfield, seconded by Mr. Bowen, the Board unanimously approved adjourning the meeting at 7:32 pm.

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

Holly Jarvis

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 Bent, Town of Braintree Tree Warden

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 by the group present. When they were finished editing the Town Meeting Warning, on motion of Mr. Caulfield, seconded by Ms. O’Toole, the Selectboard unanimously approved the Town Meeting Warning.

 

The group continued to edit the Town Report. Following a review of the budget, on motion of Mr. Caulfield, seconded by Ms. O’Toole, the Selectboard unanimously approved the budget as presented in the Town Report.

 

On motion of Mr. Caulfield, seconded by Ms. O’Toole, the Selectboard adjourned the meeting.

 

Respectfully submitted,
Holly Jarvis

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: 

Article 1. To elect a moderator for the year ensuing.

Article 2. To hear the reports of the town officers for the past year.

Article 3. To elect the following town officers:

  • A Selectperson for a three year term;
  • Two Selectpersons, each for a two year term;
  • A Selectperson for one year of a three year term;
  • A Lister for a three year term;
  • An Auditor for a three year term;
  • A Delinquent Tax Collector for a one year term;
  • A First Constable for a one year term;
  • A Cemetery Commissioner for one year of a five year term;
  • A Cemetery Commissioner for a five year term;
  • Two Grand Jurors, each for a one year term;
  • A Town Agent for a one year term;
  • A Trustee of Public Funds for a one year term.

Article 4. Shall the voters authorize the purchase of a new loader for $165,000 with not more than $140,000 to be financed over a period not to exceed five years?

Article 5. Shall the voters authorize financing for capital plan expenses which would include town highway improvements in an amount not to exceed $70,000 to be financed over a period not to exceed five years?

Article 6. Shall the voters approve total fund expenditures of $1,186,248.00, of which $927,734 shall be raised by taxes and $258,514 by non-tax revenues?

Article 7. Shall the town collect its real property taxes in two installments, with the due dates being October 16, 2017 and March 15, 2018?

Article 8. Shall the voters authorize the relocation of the WWII monument from the junction of VT Route 12A and North Road to the town property at the Braintree Town Hall?

Article 9. To transact any other business not of a binding nature.

Dated at Braintree, County of Orange, and the State of Vermont this 26th day of January 2017.

Selectboard:

/s/Timothy Caulfield  /s/Keegan Haupt /s/Megan O’Toole /s/Richard Bowen /s/Loren Bent

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 Jen at 802-431-5549