Feb 132014
 

This is the Official Municipal and Community Website for the
Town of Braintree, Vermont, established November 28, 2005

To reach the Town Clerk’s Office
call 802.728.9787 or fax 802.728.9742

932 VT Route 12A  Braintree, VT  05060

The Town Clerk and Treasurer’s hours have resumed a normal schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday from 9am-4pm, or by appointment. When visiting the town office you must wear a mask and practice physical distancing. If you need to use the vault, please make an appointment, as the space is too small to allow for appropriate physical distancing. Thank you for your patience please call 728-9787 if you have any questions.     
“IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE RECENT AMENDMENTS TO VERMONT’S OPEN MEETING LAW, AND IN LIGHT OF THE ONGOING PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS, MEETINGS WILL BE HELD VIA CONFERENCE CALL.  YOU CAN ACCESS THE MEETINGS AT THE SCHEDULED TIME BY CALLING 802-210-4472 or signing on to uberconference.com/braintreesbmotoole.

Notice to Braintree Voters

  • This year, Braintree’s budget and elected officials will be chosen by Australian ballot, as there will not be a traditional town meeting due to Covid-19 concerns.

  • If you wish to run for office, you must sign a “Consent of Candidate” form (no petition needed) and submit it to Jessica Brassard at the town office by Monday, January 25th so your name can appear on the ballot.

  • The Selectboard will hold a virtual question and answer session to discuss this year’s budget on Saturday, February 27th at 10:00 a.m. To attend this meeting, sign on to uberconference.com/braintreesbmotoole.  The optional dial-in number is 802-210-4472.

  • Voting will occur between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 2nd at the Braintree Town Hall.

  • Absentee ballots may be requested by calling town clerk, Jessica Brassard, at 802-728-9787×3 or stopping by the town office.

  • All absentee ballots must be returned to the town office by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, March 1st, or in person at the polling place by 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 2nd.

  • See below the complete list of positions, for which elections will be held.

Moderator – 1 Year Term; Town Clerk – 3 Year Term; Town Treasurer – 3 Year Term; Selectboard member – 2 Terms @ 2 Years, 1 Term @ 3 Years; Lister – 3 Year Term; Lister – 1 Year remainder of a 3 Year Term; Auditor – 3 Year Term; DTC – 1 Year Term; Constable – 1 Year Term; Town Agent – 1 Year Term; Trustee of Public Funds – 1 Year Term; Cemetery Commissioner – 5 Year Term

Covid-19 Resources – Go to Braintree Emergency Response page

Jan 082021
 

Minutes

Braintree Selectboard Meeting

January 5, 2021 at 6:00pm

 

“In accordance with the recent amendments to Vermont’s open meeting law, and in light of the ongoing public health crisis, this meeting will be held via conference call. You can access the meeting at the scheduled time by calling 802-210-4472.”

 

Present via Remote Conference Calling:

Charlie McMeekin, Selectboard Member

Daniel Burson, Selectboard Vice Chair

Dylan Pratt, Road Foreman

Tim Caulfield, Emergency Management Director

Ronald Cadrette, Braintree Citizen

 

Present at the Town Office:

Megan O’Toole, Selectboard Chairperson

Loren Bent, Selectboard Member

Keegan Haupt, Selectboard Member

Jessica Brassard, Town Clerk and Treasurer

Janice Russell, Administrative Assistant

 

Ms. O’Toole called the meeting to order at 6:00pm.  A roll call was done to confirm what members and citizens were in attendance via teleconferencing.

 

The Board reviewed the agenda with no comments or additions being made.

 

On motion of Mr. Haupt, seconded by Mr. Bent, the Board unanimously approved the minutes from the Regular Selectboard Meeting on December 15, 2020.

 

Citizens comments – 3 minutes.

  • Ronald Cadrette requested an update on the Lemery Bridge RFP and was informed that three or four contractors have shown interest in the project with two scheduling appointments for viewing of the site.  A final decision on a contractor will be made by the end of February with a completion date of September 2021.   Mr. Pratt will reach out to the White River Valley Snowgoers regarding the plan to dismantle the current bridge.

 

Reports

  • Highway Report: Mr. Pratt had previously submitted a highway report that was reviewed by the board. There were no questions or comments about the report.
  • Emergency Management Director – Tim Caulfield – Gave a brief update on what the State has put out for information on COVID.  RAMAN had a winter clothing supply for people who needed them.
  • Fire Advisory Representative – Mr. Bent advised that the Fire Department will be getting their vaccines starting on January 15th with follow-up on February 12th.  There are problems with communications and bandwidth, looking for another provider.  The Fire Advisory members reviewed an application for a subdivision on Beanville Road.

 

Old Business

  • COVID-19 follow up
  • The door for the Town Clerk’s office space is being worked on.
  • RAMAN update was presented in the Emergency Management Director’s presentation.
  • Town’s options for a potential location of sand needed to replenish the 2022-2023 stockpile – no updates at this time.
  • FY ’22 Budget Planning Follow-up – The Budget Committee met for the first time today and Ms. O’Toole explained what minor preliminary changes have been made to the budget.
  • Town Meeting Day Webinar and Other Planning – A discussion ensued regarding the options available to get the Town Meeting Day, Notification for Filing as a Candidate and Australian Ballot Information, along with the Warning out to the Braintree Citizens.  The notifications need to be clear that Town Meeting Day ballots are not being automatically mailed to all Braintree Citizens that a request for a mailed Ballot needs to be submitted to the Town Clerk.

 

New Business

  • Town Hall Lighting – The lighting in the Hall section of the building needs to be updated and Ms. Brassard stated that there are funds still available from the Election Grant the Town received to cover a majority of the cost and there are funds in the Town Hall budget to cover the remaining cost.
  • Approval of Town Meeting 2020 Minutes – The Selectboard reviewed the minutes.

 

On motion of Ms. O’Toole, seconded by Mr. McMeekin, the Board voted unanimously to approve the Town Meeting 2020 Minutes.

 

  • Retroactively Approve the Cat B FY 22 Better Roads Grant For Ditching on Hockman Hill Rd –

 

  • On motion of Ms. O’Toole, seconded by Mr. Haupt, the Board voted unanimously to retroactively approve the Braintree Cat B FY22 Better Roads Grant for Ditching on Hockman Hill Road. 

 

  • Issues with HRA Setup with Further – Ms. Russell, with input from Ms. Brassard, explained the difficulties the Town of Braintree was experiencing in setting up an administration of the Town’s HRA Benefit with BC/BS of Vermont’s Further program.  Both Ms. Russell and Ms. Brassard stated that it would be most practical for the Town to continue using HealthEquity for the administration of the Town’s HRA Benefit.

 

On motion of Ms. O’Toole, seconded by Mr. Bent, the Board voted unanimously to continue using HealthEquity to administer the Town’s HRA Benefit program. 

Executive Session to discuss a personnel matter pursuant to 1 V.S.A. Section 313(a)(3).

On motion of Ms. O’Toole, seconded by Mr. Bent, the Board unanimously voted to enter into an Executive Session at 6:46 P.M. for a discussion on a personnel matter pursuant to 1 V.S.A. Section 313 (a)(3). 

 

At 7:10 pm the board came out of executive session. A decision was made to amend the Road Foreman’s salary at the successful completion of his Probation Period.

 

Payment orders –

 

On motion of Mr. Bent, seconded by Ms. O’Toole, the Board unanimously approved the payment orders.

 

Adjournment

On motion of Ms. O’Toole, seconded by Mr. Bent, the Board unanimously adjourned the meeting at 7:11 p.m.  

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Janice R. Russell

Administrative Assistant

Dec 202020
 

Minutes Braintree Selectboard Meeting December 15, 2020 at 6:00pm   “In accordance with the recent amendments to Vermont’s open meeting law, and in light of the ongoing public health crisis, this meeting will be held via conference call. You can access the meeting at the scheduled time by calling 802-210-4472.”   Present via Remote Conference Calling: … Read more >>

Dec 112020
 

Minutes Special Braintree Selectboard Meeting December 4, 2020 at 6:00pm   “In accordance with the recent amendments to Vermont’s open meeting law, and in light of the ongoing public health crisis, this meeting will be held via conference call. You can access the meeting at the scheduled time by calling 802-210-4472.”   Present via Remote Conference … Read more >>

Dec 042020
 

Minutes Braintree Selectboard Meeting December 1, 2020 at 6:00 pm   “In accordance with the recent amendments to Vermont’s open meeting law, and in light of the ongoing public health crisis, this meeting will be held via conference call. You can access the meeting at the scheduled time by calling 802-210-4472.”   Present via Remote Conference … Read more >>

Dec 022020
 

There are still free masks available at the Braintree Town Office! If you have elderly neighbors, relatives or know people who can not make it to the Town Office during the posted hours, please feel free to come in and pick up a mask for them. The masks can be found at the left side … Read more >>

Dec 012020
 

Good Morning Braintree, This evening (Tuesday, December 1), during our regularly scheduled selectboard meeting, the board will be discussing how we will conduct the business of town meeting in 2021. In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Vermont communities, many towns are moving to Australian ballot in lieu of a floor meeting. We … Read more >>

Nov 302020
 

Braintree Conservation Commission minutes of 25 Nov 2020 Attending: Paul Shriver, Sanders Stephen, Linda Morse, Gina Logan, Joan Richmond-Hall Meeting convened on Zoom at 7:05 pm. Minutes of the September meeting approved. We discussed potential ideas for a winter meeting that could be shared with neighboring conservation commissions and the public.  Winter birding  … Read more >>

Nov 202020
 

Minutes Regular Meeting Braintree Selectboard Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at 6:00 pm   “In accordance with the recent amendments to Vermont’s open meeting law, and in light of the ongoing public health crisis, this meeting will be held via conference call. You can access the meeting at the scheduled time by calling 802-210-4472.”   Present via … Read more >>