Selectboard Minutes

Jan 052018
 

Unapproved Minutes

Braintree Selectboard Meeting

January 2, 2018

Present:

Richard Bowen, Selectboard Chair Jeff Masterson, Road Commissioner

Daniel Burson, Selectboard Member Jessie Brassard, Treasurer/Town Clerk

Megan O’Toole, Selectboard Member Holly Jarvis, Admin. Assistant

Keegan Haupt, Selectboard Member

Loren Bent, Selectboard Member

 

Mr. Bowen called the meeting to order at 6pm. Mr. Bent will be late to the meeting, as there is a fire in Roxbury and Fire Department needs some sanding done.  

 

The Board reviewed the agenda. There will be an executive session at the end of the meeting regarding salaries as part of the budget discussion, and another personnel issue.

 

On motion of Ms. O’Toole, seconded by Mr. Haupt, the Board unanimously approved the minutes of Dec. 19, 2017.

 

Residents Comments – none

 

Reports:

  • Highway report: it is now cold, there will be snow this week, and then rain next week.

 

Mr. Masterson asked if he could look into ordering the truck for the FY19 budget year. It takes quite some time to order a truck and then have Tenco add the equipment to it. A number of the dealers are willing to have the Town indicate the options they want on a truck, with the dealers ordering it, but wait for the Town to actually purchase the truck after July 1st. In doing this hopefully the Highway Department can use the truck for a month or two before plowing with it, instead of getting the truck in January. Mr. Masterson indicated that if, on town meeting day, the town did not vote to purchase the truck, the town would have no obligation to purchase the ordered truck. The Board agreed with this plan and asked Mr. masterson to begin looking into the different options/trucks available to order.

 

The diesel fuel in the storage tank is jelled up from the cold and they haven’t been able to fill the trucks in a week. Mr. Masterson and the Board talked about options.

 

Old Business:

  • The street light in front of the town office will cost $20 to install and $0.78 a day to operate.
  • Phone system update:Ms. Jarvis and Key Communications are playing phone tag.
  • Doors update: Mr. Haupt and the contractor are playing phone tag.
  • The Board reviewed the budget. On motion of Mr. Bowen, seconded by Mr. Burson, the Board unanimously approved moving the $62,000 which has been contributed to the gravel pit reserve fund to the capital fund in this upcoming fiscal year. The gravel pit fund will have about $136,000 in it at the end of the FY18. There are a number of capital improvement project which need to be done, and this $62,000 will help jumpstart the capital fund.
  • The Board reviewed the Determination of Energy Compliance Resolution that has been provided by TRORPC in light of the recent update to the Town Plan. On motion of Mr. Haupt, seconded by Mr. Burson, the Board unanimously approved the Determination of Energy Compliance Resolution.
  • Bob Moyer has offered his resignation from the Planning Commission but not the Development Review Board.  On motion of Mr. Bowen, seconded by Mr. Haupt, the Board unanimously accepted the resignation, with appreciation of all the time Mr. Moyer has spent on the Commission.  

 

On motion of Mr. Bowen, seconded by Mr. Burson, the Board unanimously appointed Jackson Evans to the Planning Commission.

 

Mr. Bent arrived at the meeting.

 

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

 

On motion of Mr. Bowen, seconded by Ms. O’Toole, the Board unanimously voted to go into Executive session as per 1 V.S.A. 313(a)(3) to Discuss Personnel Issues.

 

Upon coming out of executive session, on motion of Ms. O’Toole, seconded by Mr. Haupt, the Board unanimously agreed to ask Mr. Masterson and Ms. Jarvis to determine if it is legal to pay Bernard Lefebvre time and a half plus holiday pay for the holiday he worked as is standard for the regular full-time employer, and if so to do so. [He was temporarily full time on the holiday he worked.]  

 

On motion of Mr. Bowen, seconded by Mr. Haupt, the Board unanimously adjourned the meeting at 7:30 pm.

 

Respectfully  submitted,

 

Holly Jarvis

Dec 222017
 

Unapproved Minutes Braintree Selectboard Meeting December 19, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.   Present: Richard Bowen, Selectboard Chair                                                                 Brian Jones, Resident Keegan Haupt, Selectboard Member                             Jason Kuhn, Cemetery Commission Chair Daniel Burson, Selectboard Member                                                Holly Jarvis, Admin. Assistant Loren Bent, Selectboard Member                                                          Jessie Brassard, Treasurer Megan O’Toole, Selectboard Member   Mr. Bowen called the meeting to … Read more >>

Dec 082017
 

Unapproved Minutes Braintree Selectboard December 5, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.   Present: Richard Bowen, Selectboard Chair                                                                  Brian Jones, Resident Loren Bent, Selectboard Member                                                       Bob Moyer, DRB & PC Chair Daniel Burson, Selectboard Member                            Jessie Brassard, Treasurer and Town Clerk Megan O’Toole, Selectboard Member                                    Jeff Masterson, Road Commissioner Keegan Haupt, Selectboard Member   Mr. Bowen called … Read more >>

Nov 262017
 

Unapproved Minutes Braintree Selectboard Meeting November 21, 2017 Present: Richard Bowen, Selectboard Chair Brian Jones, Resident Keegan Haupt, Selectboard Member Jeff Masterson, Road Commissioner Loren Bent, Selectboard Member Holly Jarvis, Admin. Assistant Daniel Burson, Selectboard Member Megan O’Toole, Selectboard Member   Mr. Bowen called the meeting to order at 5:55 pm. The Board reviewed the … Read more >>

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 … Read more >>

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
 

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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 >>