Selectboard Minutes

Nov 092017
 

Unapproved Minutes

Braintree Selectboard Meeting

November 7, 2017

 

Present:

Richard Bowen, Selectboard Chair                                                                                            Brian Jones, Resident

Keegan Haupt, Selectboard Member                                                                          Bob Moyer, PC & DRB Chair

Loren Bent, Selectboard Member                                                                                    Jessie Brassard, Treasurer

Daniel Burson, Selectboard Member                                                                        Holly Jarvis, Admin. Assistant

 

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

On motion of Mr. Haupt, seconded by Mr. Burson, the Board unanimously approved the minutes of Oct. 3, 2017.

On motion of Mr. Haupt, seconded by Mr. Burson, the Board unanimously approved the minutes of Oct. 17, 2017.

There were no citizen’s comments.

Mr. Moyer reported that the Planning Commission has held their hearing for the Town Plan revision. It was noted that the Selectboard hearing will be Dec. 5th  at the beginning of the normal Selectboard Meeting. This revision of the Town Plan has two new sections; the new flood resiliency standards, and the updated State energy program. They did not have time to do both an in-depth look at the current language and add the two new sections, as the Plan has expired. The Town has applied for another Planning Grant to do an in-depth look at the plan this coming year.

Mr. Bowen read the highway report. The Thayer Brook Road grant and the Bent Hill Road grant are done. The Class 2 Road Grant project is done for the season. There will be more work to do on Braintree Hill Road next year.  The new loader has had some issues. Those were discussed some by the Board. In the report, Mr. Masterson asked the Board about applying for two Better Road Grants for Bowen Hill Road. One is for $60,000 to upgrade a 4’ culvert, and the other is $20,000 for stone lined ditches. Both sections have been highlighted in the Act 64 road inventory. The Board agreed that these grants should be applied for.  Mr. Bent had some questions/comments about the recent road projects. He will talk with Mr. Masterson about them.

The Board briefly talked about the vacancy on the Highway Department. There are currently six applications.

The Board talked about the town office projects. The heating project is partly done.

Mr. Haupt has asked three contractors for quotes to install the conduit in the attic at the office. Two contractors have declined. Harmony Electric provided a quote. On motion of Mr. Bowen, seconded by Mr. Haupt, the Board unanimously accepted the Harmony Electric quote to install the conduit in the attic of the town office.

Ms. Brassard asked about the doors at the office. The front door has quite a lot of air space at the top, and problems with the locks, and the side door has problems with its threshold, locks, and rust. Both have been getting quite a lot worse. There is money in the budget to replace them. The heating system had taken priority, but the Board agreed that the doors really should be replaced soon. Mr. Haupt will call a number of contractors and try to get the doors replaced soon.

Ms. Brassard reported that she and Mr. Cooch spoke about the Conservation Commission’s tools. He has brought them home for now, and they will talk about the tools again in the spring.

There are some old culverts that the Town will not be able to reuse. A resident would like to use some in a woods road. On motion of Mr. Haupt, seconded by Mr. Burson, the Board unanimously agreed that if the Town cannot reuse culverts that the Highway Foreman can give them away to residents who can reuse them.

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

On motion of Mr. Bowen, seconded by Mr. Burson, the Board voted unanimously to go into executive session for personnel issues.

At 7:34 pm the Board come out of executive session. No decisions were made.

On motion of Mr. Bowen, seconded by Mr. Burson, the Board voted unanimously to adjourn the meeting at 7:34 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

 

Holly Jarvis

Oct 202017
 

Unapproved Meetings Selectboard Meeting October 17, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. Present: Richard Bowen, Selectboard Chair Brian Jones, Resident Megan O’Toole, Selectboard Member Linda Lubold, WRVA Rep. Keegan Haupt, Selectboard Member Jessie Brassard, Treasurer Daniel Burson, Selectboard Member Holly Jarvis, Admin. Assistant Loren Bent, Selectboard Member Jeff Masterson, Road Commissioner   Mr. Bowen called the meeting … Read more >>

Oct 062017
 

Approved Minutes Braintree Selectboard Meeting October 3, 2017   Present: Richard Bowen, Selectboard Chair Brian Jones, Resident Keegan Haupt, Selectboard Member Paul Kendall, Stagecoach Representative Megan O’Toole, Selectboard Member Holly Jarvis, Admin. Assistant Daniel Burson, Selectboard Member Jeff Masterson, Road Commissioner   Mr. Bowen called the meeting to order at 6pm.     The Board … Read more >>

Sep 222017
 

Unapproved Minutes Braintree Selectboard Meeting September 19, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.   Present: Brian Jones, Resident Richard Bowen, Selectboard Chair Tom Cooch, Conservation Committee Loren Bent, Selectboard Member Holly Jarvis, Admin. Assistant Keegan Haupt, Selectboard Member Jeff Masterson, Road Commissioner Daniel Burson, Selectboard Member Megan O’Toole, Selectboard Member   Mr. Bowen called the meeting to … Read more >>

Sep 082017
 

Approved Minutes Braintree Selectboard Meeting September 5, 2017   Present: Richard Bowen, Selectboard Chair                                                                 Brian Jones, Resident Daniel Burson, Selectboard Member                                                             Julia Haupt, Resident Keegan Haupt, Selectboard Member                                          David Atkinson, Former Resident Loren Bent, Selectboard Member                                                           Janice Thresher, Resident Megan O’Toole, Selectboard Member                            Bob Moyer, Planning Commission Chair Holly Jarvis, Admin. Assistant Jeff Masterson, Road … Read more >>

Aug 182017
 

Unapproved Minutes Braintree Selectboard Meeting August 15, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.   Present: Richard Bowen, Selectboard Chair                                                               Brian Jones, Resident Daniel Burson, Selectboard Member                                                    Janice Thresher, Resident Loren Bent, Selectboard Member                                                             Linda Grimes, Resident Keegan Haupt, Selectboard Member                                       Larry McEnany, from Nortrax Inc. Megan O’Toole, Selectboard Member                                                     Jim Barlow, an attorney Holly Jarvis, Admin. Assistant … Read more >>

Aug 032017
 

Unapproved Minutes Braintree Selectboard Meeting August 1, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. Present: Richard Bowen, Selectboard Chair Brian Jones, Resident Loren Bent, Selectboard Member Janice Thresher, Resident Keegan Haupt, Selectboard Member Linda Grimes, Resident Megan O’Toole, Selectboard Member Jessie Brassard, Resident Tim Caulfield, Connectivity Committee Chair Larry McEnany, from Nortrax Inc. Mr. Bowen called the meeting … Read more >>

Jul 212017
 

Approved Minutes Braintree Selectboard Meeting July 18, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.   Present: Richard Bowen, Selectboard Chair Brian Jones, Resident Loren Bent, Selectboard Member Linda Grimes, Resident Daniel Burson, Selectboard Member Janice Thresher, Resident Keegan Haupt, Selectboard Member Nora Skolnick, Resident Megan O’Toole, Selectboard Member Stuart Kinney, Resident Tom Cooch, Conservation Commission Tut Doane, Fire … Read more >>

Jul 072017
 

Approved Minutes Braintree Selectboard Meeting July 5, 2017 at 6:00 pm   Present: Richard Bowen, Selectboard Chair                                                                 Brian Jones, Resident Keegan Haupt, Selectboard Member                                                Holly Jarvis, Admin. Assistant Loren Bent, Selectboard Member                                          Jeff Masterson, Road Commissioner Megan O’Toole, Selectboard Member Daniel Burson, Selectboard Member   Mr. Bowen called the meeting to order at 6:00 pm. … Read more >>

Jun 262017
 

Approved Minutes Braintree Selectboard Meeting June 20, 2017 Present: Richard Bowen, Selectboard Chair Linda Grimes, Resident Keegan Haupt, Selectboard Member Holly Benoir, Resident Megan O’Toole, Selectboard Member Jody Benoir, Resident Daniel Burson, Selectboard Member Stuart Kinney, Resident Loren Bent, Selectboard Member Tom Cooch, Conservation Commission update Brian Jones, Resident Jessica Brassard, Treasurer/Town Clerk Tim Caulfield, … Read more >>