Selectboard Minutes

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 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 >>

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 202017
 

Approved Minutes Braintree Selectboard Meeting January 17, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.   Present: Richard Bowen, Selectboard Member Brian Jones, Resident Timothy Caulfield, Selectboard Chair Stacy and Chris Blanchard, Residents Loren Bent, Selectboard Member Jackson Evans, Lister Megan O’Toole, Selectboard Member Jessica Brassard, Treasurer/DTC/Town Clerk Keegan Haupt, Selectboard Member Holly Jarvis, Admin. Assistant Jeff Masterson, Road … Read more >>

Jan 062017
 

Approved Minutes Braintree Selectboard Meeting January 3, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. Present: Richard Bowen, Selectboard Member                                                          Brian Jones, Resident Timothy Caulfield, Selectboard Chair                         Jessie Brassard, Treasurer and Town Clerk Megan O’Toole, Selectboard Member                                            Holly Jarvis, Admin. Assistant Loren Bent, Selectboard Member Keegan Haupt, Selectboard Member   Mr. Caulfield called the meeting to order at 6:00 … Read more >>

Dec 252016
 

Approved Minutes Braintree Selectboard Meeting December 20, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.   Present: Timothy Caulfield, Selectboard Chair                                              Michael Potzio, ATV road use Richard Bowen, Selectboard Member                                                        Niklaas Sargent, LNAC Keegan Haupt, Selectboard Member                                               Jessica Arms, ATV Ordinance Loren Bent, Selectboard Member                                               Richard Arms, Resident & LNAC Brian Jones, Resident Holly Jarvis, Admin. Assistant Jeff Masterson, … Read more >>

Dec 092016
 

Approved Minutes Braintree Selectboard Meeting December 6, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.   Present Richard Bowen, Acting Chair                                 John Rose, Resident Regarding ATV Ordinance Loren Bent, Selectboard Member               Chris Blanchard, Resident Regarding ATV Ordinance Megan O’Toole, Selectboard Member                                                          Brian Jones, Resident Keegan Haupt, Selectboard Member              Richard Arms, Resident Regarding ATV Ordinance Jessica Arms, Resident Regarding ATV … Read more >>