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 Braintree Town Clerk will be closed August 2nd – August 13th, but will have limited access both weeks.  The Clerk’s office will be open the morning of August 4th with limited services.  The week of Aug 9-13th will be by appt only.  Please leave a voice mail or email message if you need to set up an appointment.  Land records research continues to be by appointment only.  802-728-9787 x3 or braintreetownclerk@gmail.com  Thank you for your understanding.

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 , if fully vaccinated, mask wearing is now an option but the practice of physical distancing is still required. 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 cancelation of the State of Emergency Order by Governor Scott the meeting will be held both in-person and via conference call to follow Vermont’s Open Meeting Law.  The meeting can be accessed at the scheduled time by calling 802-210-4472.”

Covid-19 Resources – Go to Braintree Emergency Response page

Jul 262021
 

Unapproved Minutes

Braintree Selectboard Meeting

July 20, 2021 at 6:00 pm

 

“In accordance with the recent cancellation of the State of Emergency Order by Governor Scott the meeting was held both in-person and via conference call to follow Vermont’s open meeting law.  The meeting can be accessed at the scheduled time by calling 802-210-4472.”

 

 

Present at the Town Office:

Megan O’Toole, Selectboard Chairperson               Daniel Burson, Selectboard Vice Chairperson Keegan Haupt, Selectboard Member                               Charlie McMeekin, Selectboard Member Loren Bent, Selectboard Member                                      Jessica Brassard, Town Clerk/Treasurer Dylan Pratt, Road Foreman

 

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 Ms. O’Toole adding under Highway Report the review of Excavator Rentals.

 

On motion of Mr. Haupt, seconded by Mr. Bent, the Board unanimously approved the minutes from the Regular Selectboard Meeting on July 6, 2021.  

 

Citizen’s comments are limited to 3 minutes per person with a 15-minute maximum –

 

Reports

  • Highway Report – The Selectboard reviewed the submitted Highway Report.  A brief discussion ensued regarding the best process to fill in a gap on the first bridge on Lemery Road.  The Thayer Brook Road Guardrail hole discussion begun at the July 6, 2021 meeting resumed with Mr. Pratt stating that a decision had been made on the best procedure to complete the work.

 

Excavator Bids – The Selectboard reviewed the four bids received from Anderson Equipment, Milton Cat, Nortrax and Pete’s Equipment.

 

On motion of Ms. O’Toole, seconded by Mr. Haupt, the Board unanimously voted to go with the bid from Milton Cat for $5,700 a month with $300 each way for trucking and if they are not available at the time needed to go with Pete’s Equipment bid of $5,820 a month with $130 per hour trucking. 

 

Old business

  • Covid 19 Update – No real updates to discuss.

 

New business

  • Financials and approval of Tax Rate – Ms. Brassard explained the increase in the tax rate and the financial reports from Mascoma Savings Bank and Sullivan, Powers & Co.

 

 

On motion of Ms. O’Toole, seconded by Mr. McMeekin, the Board unanimously voted to approve the Residential Tax Rate at $2.4591 and the Non-Residential Tax Rate at $2.4904. 

  • Review of Personnel Policy – Ms. O’Toole stated that the Personnel Policy has not been updated since 2014 and does include information that the Selectboard Members should have knowledge of in dealing with employees.
  • ARPA Funding Public Meeting Planning – A decision to hold a presentation during the September 7, 2021 Selectboard Meeting.

Executive Session to discuss personnel matters pursuant to 1 V.S.A. Section 313 (2)(3.

On motion of Ms. O’Toole, seconded by Mr. Burson, the Board unanimously voted to enter an Executive Session at 6:32 P.M. for a discussion of personnel matters pursuant to 1 V.S.A. Section 313 (a)(3). 

 

At 6:56 p.m. the board came out of the Executive Session.

On motion of Ms. O’Toole, seconded by Mr. Burson, the Board unanimously voted to terminate the appointment of Tree Warden effective after final receipt of pay for work done to date.

 

Payment orders – There were no Payment Orders.

 

Adjournment

On motion of Ms. O’Toole, seconded by Mr. Bent, the Board unanimously adjourned the meeting at 6:57 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Janice R. Russell

Administrative Assistant

Jul 212021
 

The Town of Braintree is seeking an individual to work in the Highway Department. The job includes road maintenance, equipment operation and repair, and vehicle maintenance and repair. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license, a clean driving record, and must have or be able to obtain a valid Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Class B … Read more >>

Jul 092021
 

Minutes Braintree Selectboard Meeting July 6, 2021 at 6:00 pm   “In accordance with the recent cancellation of the State of Emergency Order by Governor Scott the meeting was held both in-person and via conference call to follow Vermont’s open meeting law.  The meeting can be accessed at the scheduled time by calling 802-210-4472.”   … Read more >>

Jun 212021
 

Braintree Planning Commission DRAFT Minutes of Regular Meeting June 10, 2021 7:00pm “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 signing in on https://www.uberconference.com/braintreesbmotoole or … Read more >>

Jun 192021
 

Minutes Braintree Selectboard Meeting June 15, 2021 at 6:00 pm   “In accordance with the recent cancelation of the State of Emergency Order by Governor Scott the meeting was held both in-person and via conference call to follow Vermont’s open meeting law.  The meeting can be accessed at the scheduled time by calling 802-210-4472.”   Present … Read more >>

Jun 062021
 

Minutes Braintree Selectboard Meeting June 1, 2021 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 >>

Jun 032021
 

Braintree Conservation Commission meeting of 26 May 2021   Attending: Paul Shriver, Linda Morse, Gina Logan, Sanders Stephens, Joan Richmond-Hall   Minutes of the April meeting were approved unanimously.   EAB public outreach and education: Paul and Sandy affixed EAB awareness posters from UVM extension to ash trees in Braintree. Gina wrote a short article … Read more >>

May 252021
 

Braintree Board of Listers 2021 Grievance Hearings Braintree Town Clerk’s Office Wednesday, May 19th 9am – noon Thursday, May 20th 6pm-8pm Saturday, May 22nd 9am – noon   Minutes from Grievance Hearings Wednesday, May 19th 9am – noon   Call to Order at 9:03am. Luke Fisher and Jackson Evans in attendance.  Having no hearings scheduled, … Read more >>

May 212021
 

Minutes Braintree Selectboard Meeting May 18, 2021 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 >>