Feb 132014

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Town of Braintree, Vermont, established November 28, 2005

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call 802.728.9787 or fax 802.728.9742

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May 242019

Unapproved Minutes

Braintree Selectboard Meeting

May 21, 2019


Megan O’Toole, Selectboard Chair Kris Haupt, Cemetery Commission Chair

Charlie McMeekin, Selectboard Member Julia Haupt, Resident

Keegan Haupt, Selectboard Member Aaron LaRocque, Re: LaRocque Road

Daniel Burson, Selectboard Member Kevin LaRocque, Re: LaRocque Road

Loren Bent, Selectboard Member Jeff Masterson, Road Commissioner

Holly Jarvis, Admin. Assistant

Jessie Brassard, Treasurer

Ms. O’Toole called the meeting to order at 6:00 pm.

The Board reviewed the agenda,, adding an executive session at the end of the meeting.

On motion of Mr. Haupt, seconded by Mr. McMeekin, the Board unanimously approved the regular meeting minutes of May 5, 2019, and the hearing minutes of May 5, 2019.

Citizen’s comments:

  • The status of LaRocque Road was discussed. The Board is looking into the facts surrounding the legal trail and discussing them with the Town’s attorney. Ms. O’Toole plans to sit down and talk with the parties involved individually to get a better understanding of their concerns. The next step may be to hire a surveyor.
  • A concerned citizen asked about the Town contracting with the Orange County Sheriff to stop speeders and occasionally check on a few of the party spots in town.  The Board will look into it.


  • Mr. Kris Haupt provided the Board the Semi-annual report of the Cemetery Commission. The Commissioners did their own spring cleanup and reset a number of stones. They plan to start discussing next year’s budget shortly.


  • The Highway report was reviewed. Mr. Masterson talked with the Board about starting the permanent work on the roads that were damaged by the April flooding [other than Braintree Hill Road, as that has already been worked on.] The Board agreed with Mr. Masterson that the Highway Department should not wait for FEMA’s review to complete the work. The work on Craig Hill road was also briefly discussed.

Old business

  • Old Truck(s): Mr. Burson will set up a meeting with Mr. Masterson to explain what he and Mr. Keegan Haupt have talked about.

New business

  • The heating fuel tank at the Town Hall was discussed. It will be looked into more.
  • Ms. Brassard talked to the Board about how a fuel assistance fund might work. The way she pictures it, is that we would work with a few of the local organizations that are qualified to determine financial need, and have the donated funds be a last resort option for residents who have exhausted all other options. Ms. Brassard will check to see if other towns have a model for such a fund.
  • On motion of Ms. O’Toole, seconded by Mr. Haupt, the Board unanimously accepted Randolph’s counter offer for fire service.  
  • Tannenburg bridge contract was reviewed and there are a few minor changes to make.
  • The Board considered participating in the NRCS grant. The letter indicating that the Town will participate in the program will be prepared for the next meeting.
  • The warranties on the newer town vehicles were discussed. We have some extended warranties on the loader, but not a comprehensive one. It is too late to get one. The extended warranty for the pickup truck was previously approved but not purchased yet. This will get done. The warranty for the Mack will be looked into further.
  • On motion of Ms. O’Toole, seconded by Mr. Haupt, the Board went into executive session under 1 V.S.A. § 313(a)(1)(E). On coming out of executive session, no decisions were made.
  • On motion of Ms. O’Toole, seconded by Mr. Bent, the Board unanimously approved the payment orders.

On motion of Ms. O’Toole, seconded by Mr. Haupt, the Board unanimously adjourned the meeting.

Respectfully submitted,

Holly Jarvis

May 212019

WARNING OF SPECIAL MEETING OF THE BRAINTREE BOARD OF LISTERS TO LODGE THE GRAND LIST Braintree Town Office – May15, 2019 6:30PM MINUTES Call to Order – 6:30pm. Derek O’Toole and Jackson Evans present. Heather Fernandes, absent. Public Comments – There were no public comments. Lodging of Grand List – Listers signed certificates effectively lodging … Read more >>

May 172019

Pursuant to the provisions of Title 32, Section 4111 Vermont Statutes Annotated, notice is hereby given that the undersigned listers within and for the TOWN OF BRAINTREE have this day, Wednesday May 15 2019, completed the abstract of individual lists of persons, co-partnerships, associations, and corporations owning taxable property in said Town on the first … Read more >>

May 172019

Braintree Hill Road will be open this weekend, and next week (May 18th – May 27th). The road work is not done, so use caution. The road will be closed again starting Tuesday, May 28th. 

May 132019

Update – the owner has claimed it! A cell phone was found on Hockman Hill Road. If it is your call the Town office, 802-728-9787 ext. 6.

May 102019

Unapproved Minutes Braintree Selectboard Meeting May 5, 2019 Present:                                                                                                                        Kris Haupt, Resident Megan O’Toole, Selectboard Chair                                                Aaron LaRocque, Re: LaRocque Road Charlie McMeekin, Selectboard Member                                        Kevin LaRocque, Re: LaRocque Road Daniel Burson, Selectboard Member                                                                       Bob Moyer, DRB chair Keegan Haupt, Selectboard Member                                                           Holly Jarvis, Admin. Assistant Loren Bent, Selectboard Member                                                       Jeff Masterson, Road Commissioner Ms. … Read more >>

May 102019

Unapproved Minutes Braintree Selectboard Site Visit and Road Hearing – May 7, 2019 Present: Megan O’Toole, Selectboard Chair                                                                                               Ed Smith, Resident Daniel Burson, Selectboard Member                                                                                 Claudia Smith, Resident Charlie McMeekin, Selectboard Member                                                                               Kris Haupt, Resident Keegan Haupt, Selectboard Member                                                                      Holly Jarvis, Admin. Assistant                                                                                                                                   Jeff Masterson, Road Commissioner The site visit to Tannenburg Road occurred … Read more >>

May 062019

Braintree Cemetery Commission  – May 1, 2019  Minutes of Meeting  – Draft Attendees: Kris Haupt, Linda Morse, Ed Smith, Chris Blanchard Absent: Mike Gaidys The meeting was called to order at 7:00pm 2019 Elections: Chair.: Kris Haupt –   Secretary: Linda Morse Minutes from October 3, 2018 and November 7, 2018. Approval of the minutes for … Read more >>

May 032019

Approved Minutes Special Meeting of the Braintree Selectboard Wednesday, May 1, 2019 Present: Megan O’Toole, Selectboard Chair                                                                              Todd Bent, Resident Charlie McMeekin, Selectboard Member                                                             Marcos Miller, Resident Loren Bent, Selectboard Member                                                                                  Greg Fox, Resident  Dan Burson, Selectboard Member                                                                     Jessie Brassard, Treasurer Keegan Haupt, Selectboard Member                                                 Jeff Masterson, Road Commissioner                                                                                                                         Holly Jarvis, Admin. Assistant  Ms. … Read more >>