Janice Russell

Apr 302021
 

Minutes

Special Meeting Braintree Selectboard

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 5:30pm

 

“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:

Megan O’Toole, Selectboard Chairperson                             Daniel Burson, Selectboard Member Keegan Haupt, Selectboard Member                           Charlie McMeekin, Selectboard Member

Dylan Pratt, Road Foreman

 

Mr. Burson called the meeting to order at 5:30pm.  A roll call was done to confirm what members were in attendance via teleconferencing.

 

  • Update on scope of work funded by Better Back Roads grant for Peth Rd project
  • Pratt and Mr. Burson reported that, due to an administrative oversight, the tree cutting work required to be conducted as part of the Peth Rd project will not be reimbursable under the grant. The board discussed whether and how to proceed with funding this work, given that it is not eligible for grant reimbursement.

 

On motion of Ms. O’Toole, seconded by Mr. Burson, the Board unanimously voted to continue with the planned tree work, at the cost of $5,000, which will be funded with available funds from the highway operations budget. 

 

Adjournment

On motion of Ms. O’Toole, seconded by Mr. Burson, the Board unanimously adjourned the meeting at 5:58 p.m. 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Megan O’Toole

Selectboard Chairperson

Apr 262021
 

Minutes

Braintree Selectboard Meeting

April 20, 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 Calling:

Megan O’Toole, Selectboard Chairperson                Keegan Haupt, Selectboard Member            Tim Caulfield, Emergency Management Dir.       Paul Shriver, Chairperson Conservation Comm.

Victoria Littlefield, TRORC Representative                               Ronald Cadrette, Braintree Citizen

 

Present at the Town Office:

Daniel Burson, Selectboard Vice-Chair                               Loren Bent, Selectboard Member

Charlie McMeekin, Selectboard Member                         Janice Russell, Administrative Assistant

Jessicia Brassard, Town Clerk/Treasurer

 

The Meeting was chaired by Mr. Burson who called it to order at 6:04pm.  A roll call was done to confirm what members and citizens were in attendance via teleconferencing.  

 

The Board reviewed the agenda with Mr. Burson moving the New Business item “Updating the Town Plan” to the beginning of the meeting to accommodate Ms. Littlefield’s schedule.  

 

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

 

Citizen’s comments limited to 3 minutes per person with a 15 minute maximum – Ronald Cadrette, Lemery Road property owner, inquired about the bridge project slated for that road.  Mr. Burson stated that the Contract has been awarded to Hilltop Construction, LLC but that due to Vermont Waterway restrictions the project cannot begin until July 1st

 

Reports

  • Highway Report – Mr. Burson provided the report and stated that the Highway Crew is trying to complete the grading of all roads.  On April 15th a Class 2 Road Improvement Grant was submitted for funding to make improvements on a mile of Thresher Road from Wilson Road to the sharp corner at the top of the ridge line.  The improvements consist of a new surface, ditch work and trimming back trees.  Mr. Bent requested the Highway Crew clean out the culverts on all Town roads because several are full or plugged.

 

Old business

  • RAMAN update from Tim Caulfield – There has been a surge of COVID cases statewide.  Vermont is still the second lowest state in positivity rates and Orange County is the 2nd lowest county in positivity rates in Vermont.  RAMAN has placed the “Mask and Social Distance” reminder signs in Braintree, Brookfield and Randolph.
  • 2021 Green Up Day Preparation Follow-up – Jackson Evans has agreed to become the Green Up Day Coordinator and has been provided all materials.  Instead of renting a dumpster a Town Highway Truck will be used for trash collection.  The tire recycling company would not budge on price so the Town will pay the $5.00 per tire charge.

 

New business

  • Parcel of forest land for sale in Braintree – A 2000 acre parcel owned by the Conservation Fund is on the market. The board discussed the idea of purchasing the property as a potential Braintree Town Forest.  Potential funding for the purchase is available through USFS, USDA and other Federal Entities and the State has funding based on land and water use.  The board discussed the philosophy on the use of the land.  Ms. O’Toole will reach out to the Conservation Fund to open a conversation about the status of the parcel and the portion for sale in Braintree.  As this is all fact finding at this time, no formal motion or resolution needs to be made.
  • Updating the Town Plan – Ms. Littlefield outlined what assistant TRORC would provide the Town in completing and adoption of the Town Plan.  Ms. Littlefield stated she has previously worked with the Town’s Planning Commission.  TRORC’s cost will be no more than $2,000 and will provide matching funds of up to $2,000 with Project Total being $4,000.

 

On motion of Mr. Haupt, seconded by Mr. Burson, the Board unanimously approved the contracted offer of $2,000 from TRORC to complete the Town Plan.

 

  • Changes to Short Term Disability Plan Provider – Ms. Russell was notified by VLCT that the provider for the Town’s Short Term Disability Plan will be changed effective July 1st.  The new plan saves the Town 10% with a 4-year Rate Guarantee.
  • Discussion of Contracting/Non-Employee Document Requirements-VLCT PACIF Workman’s Comp Audit – Ms. Russell has completed the 2020 audit for VLCT PACIF.  She reminded the Selectboard and Highway Foreman and Commissioner that signed contracts or non-employee work agreements are required for any person(s) who are hired to do work for the Town.
  • VT Rural Fire Protection Task Force Grant – Mr. Bent is scouting and researching possible sites for one or two dry hydrants for a grant submittal by June 15th.
  • Summit on the Future of Vermont – The Selectboard members agreed that the summit sounds very interesting but the timing does not work for any member’s schedule. 
  • New Computer For Administrative Assistant – Ms. Russell has experienced major issues with her current computer’s hard drive and experts have recommended the purchase of a new computer.  Ms. Brassard confirmed the availability of budget funding for the purchase.

 

On motion of Mr. Bent, seconded by Mr. McMeekin, the Board unanimously approved the expenditure of $799.00 to purchase a new computer from VT Computing with Mr. Burson amending the motion to include the VT Computing four year warranty with free maintenance every six months during the term of the warranty. 

 

Executive Session to discuss a personnel matter pursuant to 1 V.S.A. Section 313 (a)(3) and a legal matter pursuant to 1 V.S.A. Section 317(a).

On motion of Mr. Burson, seconded by Ms. O’Toole, the Board unanimously voted to enter into an Executive Session at 6:47 P.M. for a discussion on a personnel matter pursuant to 1 V.S.A. Section 313 (a)(3) and legal matter pursuant to 1 V.S.A. Section 317(a). 

 

At 7:15 pm the board came out of the Executive Session with no action or decision being made. 

 

Payment orders – Messrs. Bent and McMeekin reviewed the Payment Orders.

 

On motion of Mr. Bent, seconded by Mr. Burson, the Board unanimously approved the payment orders.

 

Adjournment

On motion of Mr. McMeekin, seconded by Mr. Bent, the Board unanimously adjourned the meeting at 7:17 p.m.  

 

Respectfully submitted,

Janice R. Russell

Administrative Assistant

 

Apr 092021
 

Minutes

Braintree Selectboard Meeting

April 6, 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 Calling:

Daniel Burson, Selectboard Vice-Chair                                   Keegan Haupt, Selectboard Member            Tim Caulfield, Emergency Management Director

Linda Lubold, White River Valley Ambulance Representative

 

Present at the Town Office:

Megan O’Toole, Selectboard Chairperson                                    Loren Bent, Selectboard Member

Charlie McMeekin, Selectboard Member                         Janice Russell, Administrative Assistant

Michael Czok, Braintree Citizen

 

Ms. O’Toole called the meeting to order at 6:01pm.  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 moving the discussion of the Bent Hill Brewery Restaurant License & ACT 250 item to before reports.

 

On motion of Mr. McMeekin, seconded by Mr. Bent, the Board approved the minutes from the Regular Selectboard Meeting on March 16, 2021 and the Special Selectboard Meeting on March 25, 2021.

 

Citizen’s comments limited to 3 minutes per person with a 15 minute maximum – No citizen’s comments.

 

Reports

  • Highway Report – There was a brief discussion of a possible location on Thresher Road that needs work completed that would fit the requirements for the Class 2 Road Grant. Haupt pointed out the need to fix a portion of the Riford Brook Road Bandrail that is hanging out.
  • White River Valley Ambulance Representative – Linda Lubold described the last six months of busy activity at the White River Valley Ambulance. WRVA has received Grants to cover COVID and other needs, received the new ambulance, is using the new billing service and has paid off the building mortgage.
  • Treasurer’s Report – The Selectboard reviewed the submitted report and requested clarification, which Ms. Brassard provided, on items from the Highway Budget, the Advertising and Warning Budget and the COVID related expenses and the Grant funds received to cover said expenses.

 

Old business

    • RAMAN update from Tim Caulfield – Orange County is the lowest COVID Count per capita in the state and VT is the lowest on the continental U.S. RAMAN is discussing the options of getting out the Reminder To Be Vigilant signs in the three Town area. Governor Scott stated in his press conference that Vermont may be back to normal around the 4th of July and travel ad quarantine requirements have been changed for vaccinated and unvaccinated people.

 

New business

  • Bent Hill Brewery Restaurant License & ACT 250 – Mike Czok presented a brief overview of why the new Restaurant License is required by the State of Vermont and what Bent Hill Brewery is planning for the size of their restaurant, what will be served at the restaurant and what hours the restaurant would be open. Mr. Czok also made it clear that no alcohol but beer would be served at the restaurant.

 

On motion of Ms. O’Toole, seconded by Mr. Haupt, the Board unanimously approved the application of Bent Hill Brewery’s First Class Liquor License.

 

  • New Truck Loan – The $75,000.00 loan is for three years taken out monthly as this is cheaper on interest.

 

On motion of Ms. O’Toole, seconded by Mr. Bent, the Board unanimously approved the Execution of the Mascoma Bank Loan Paperwork for $75,000.00 for the 2021 MACK Truck for the term of three years.

 

  • FY ’22 Draft VTRANS Priority Project Selection List – After reviewing list the Selectboard had no comments on this subject.
  • Town of Braintree Energy Progress Report Card from TRORC – The Selectboard discussed the Report Card and decided as a small rural town there are limited options on how to improve energy use.
  • 2021 LEMP Renewal – The minor changes to the 2021 LEMP Renewal were the inclusion of the evacuation plan which was approved three months ago and the change from Mr. Caulfield as EMD to Derek O’Toole as Acting EMD.

 

On motion of Ms. O’Toole, seconded by Mr. McMeekin, the Board unanimously approved the updated 2021 LEMP.

 

  • Delegation of Authority – Derek O-Toole, Acting EMD

 

On motion of Mr. McMeekin, seconded by Mr. Bent, the Board unanimously approved Delegation of Authority of Acting Emergency Management Director to Derek O’Toole.  Ms. O’Toole abstained.

 

  • 2021 Green Up Day Preparation – A discussion ensued on possible people to take up the Green Up Day Coordinator Position and what could be done to mitigate the cost of the dumpsters and recycling of tires.

 

Payment orders – Ms. O’Toole and Mr. McMeekin reviewed the Payment Orders.

 

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

 

Adjournment

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

 

Respectfully submitted,

Janice R. Russell

Administrative Assistant

 

Mar 262021
 

Minutes

Special Meeting Braintree Selectboard

Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 6 p.m.

 

“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:

Megan O’Toole, Selectboard Chairperson

Daniel Burson, Selctboard Vice Chair

Charlie McMeekin, Selectboard Member

Janice Russell, Administrative Assistant

 

Ms. O’Toole called the meeting to order at 6:03 p.m.

New Business

  • Dog License Late Fee

 

On motion of Ms. O’Toole, seconded by Mr. Burson, the Board unanimously approved the waving of Dog License Late Penalty Fees until the Governor’s COVID Executive Order has ended.

 

Adjournment

On motion of Ms. O’Toole, seconded by Mr. Burson, the Board unanimously adjourned the meeting at 6:07 p.m.  

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Janice Russell

Administrative Assistant

Mar 192021
 

Minutes

Braintree Selectboard Meeting

March 16, 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 Calling:

Daniel Burson, Selectboard Vice-Chair                                   Keegan Haupt, Selectboard Member Janice Russell, Administrative Assistant            Tim Caulfield, Emergency Management Director

Paul Shriver, Conservation Commission Chairperson                 Paulette Staats, Braintree Citizen

Paul Kendall, Tri-Valley Transit Representative    Adam Lane, President, Lost Nation ATV Club

 

Present at the Town Office:

Megan O’Toole, Selectboard Chairperson                                    Loren Bent, Selectboard Member

Charlie McMeekin, Selectboard Member

 

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 the following changes being made: add Under Old Business – Fill the Planning Commission Member Slot and add under New Business – License for Bent Hill Brewery related to their restaurant and add Delegation of Authority for Deputy Emergency Management Director.

 

On motion of Mr. McMeekin, seconded by Ms. O’Toole, the Board approved the minutes from the Special Selectboard Meeting on February 27, 2021 and the minutes from the Regular Selectboard Meeting on March 3, 2021.

 

Citizen’s comments limited to 3 minutes per person with a 15 minute maximum – Paulette Staats expressed concern that the Selectboard was planning to open more roads to ATV travel.  Ms. Staats is alarmed by terrain damage she has witnessed in upper New Hampshire caused by excessive ATV use and is worried that the same thing could happen in Braintree. Mr. Kendall concurred with Ms. Staats assessment of the damage in upper New Hampshire and is also nervous about the possibility of it occurring in Braintree.

 

Reports

  • Highway Report – Ms. O’Toole reviewed the submitted report and highlighted the point that the Town has received the new 2021 Mack Truck. A brief discussion ensued about an additional culvert issue on Peth Road that Mr. Pratt may add to the Peth Road work scheduled to begin later this Spring.  Burson informed the Selectboard that Mr. Pratt is concentrating on locating potential work sites for a Class II Road Grant.
  • Tri-Valley Transit (Stagecoach) Representative – Mr. Kendall spoke about how Tri-Valley responded to the COVID-19 crisis by initiating and maintaining safety protocols that kept both the drivers and riders safe. Tri-Valley also changed their services to accommodate the needs of their riders by adding more buses to some routes and eliminating trips on other routes.  They are encouraging all their employees to get vaccinated and offering up to two days to recover from any side effects without the need for the employee to use their own Sick Leave or Personal Leave.   McMeekin stated he is impressed by the adaptation and sensitivity to passengers and drivers needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Conservation Commission Report – The Chairperson, Mr. Shriver, reported that the Commission has been meeting remotely via Zoom since March 2020 and still has all five members. The committee’s goals for 2021 are to hold discussions and events with other Vermont Towns conservation commissions.  Possible Topics to discuss include Green Burial, Bird Conservation and the protection of amphibians.   The commission is still working on the reclamation of Thayer Brook by trying to eliminate the Wild Chervil and Japanese Knotweed down the bank to the brook and to protect the trees that the White River Valley Partnership planted after Irene.

 

 

 

  • Old business
    • RAMAN update from Tim Caulfield – The number of new COVID cases, as well as COVID related deaths, has continued to drop in Orange County. Braintree had no new cases reported last week. RAMAN plans a Yard Sign Campaign as a way of reminding people to continue to mask, social distance and stay safe.
    • RASTA BMF Trailhead Parking and Signage Followup – The trailhead has been re-opened and additional signs have been placed as planned.
    • New Braintree Website update – Topic was tabled until the April 6, 2021 meeting.
    • Planning Commission Appointment – after a brief discussion

 

On motion of Ms. O’Toole, seconded by Mr. McMeekin, the Board unanimously approved the appointing of Nathan Cleveland to the last position on the Planning Commission.

 

  • New business
  • Re-Adoption of Braintree ATV Ordinance – Ms. O’Toole reiterated that the Selectboard and Lost Nation ATV Club had no plans to add additional roads to the ordinance. Lane reassured the callers that the clubs goals are not to open up more roads or to allow the wild rides as seen in other states.  The club has placed signs on all trails to be respectful of the trails roads and other ATV riders.  The Lost Nation Club is very active and self-polices its members and takes care of any issues.  The club also maintains the trails with their own equipment to prevent erosion and other terrain damage.  Several years ago, when Mr. Lane was President of the Vermont ATV Organization, he convinced that Board to not allow any Tourism ATV rental organizations/businesses in the State of Vermont to help prevent erosion and damage to the Vermont ATV Trail System.  Messrs. Haupt and McMeekin thanked Mr. Lane for being so proactive in the care of the ATV Trails, alleviating the concerns of Braintree citizens and getting the ATV Ordinance passed.

 

On Motion of Mr. Haupt, seconded by Mr. McMeekin, the Board unanimously approved the 2021 ATV Ordinance as currently drafted.

 

  • Bent Hill Brewery Restaurant License – The State requires an additional license for the planned restaurant at the Bent Hill Brewery. Further discussion and approval of this license was tabled until the April 6th Selectboard Meeting.
  • Delegation of Authority to the Deputy Emergency Management Director –

 

On Motion of Mr. Bent, seconded by Mr. McMeekin, the Board unanimously approved the Delegation of Authority to the Deputy Emergency Management Director with Ms. O’Toole abstaining.

 

Payment orders – Ms. O’Toole and Mr. McMeekin reviewed the Payment Orders.

 

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

 

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

On motion of Mr. Bent, seconded by Ms. O’Toole, the Board unanimously voted to enter into an Executive Session at 6:47 P.M. for a discussion on a personnel matter pursuant to 1 V.S.A. Section 313 (a)(3). 

 

At 6:54 pm the board came out of the Executive Session with the decision that with the first pay period after Daniel Small’s successful completion of the CDL License test and his probation he will receive an increase in pay of $1.00.

 

Adjournment

On motion of Mr. Bent, seconded by Mr. McMeekin, the Board unanimously adjourned the meeting at 6:55 p.m.  

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Janice R. Russell

Administrative Assistant

Mar 122021
 

Braintree Residents – Property taxes are due Monday, March 15th.  The office will be open from 7:30 am to 6:00 pm.  We have a drop box, drop slot, we accept postmarks and credit cards.  There is a charge to you for using a credit card but it is less than going delinquent.  Call or email with any questions. – 802-728-9787 x3 or braintreetreasurer@gmail.com

Mar 112021
 

Braintree Residents Comments needed on ATV Ordinance

The Selectboard is requesting comments from citizens on the current ATV Ordinance that is up for discussion at the 6p.m. Selectboard Meeting on Tuesday, March 16, 2021. To participate in this discussion please attend the meeting via conference call at 802-210-4472 (No access code required) or send a written statement via e-mail to braintreeadm@gmail.com or mail to Selectboard, 932 VT RT 12A, Braintree, VT 05060. A copy of said ordinance can be located in the Town Clerk’s Office or by requesting a copy by emailing braintreeadm@gmail.com or calling 802-728-9787, Ext. 6.

Mar 092021
 

Minutes

Braintree Selectboard Meeting

March 3, 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 Calling:

Daniel Burson, Selectboard Vice Chair

Tim Caulfield, Emergency Management Director

Janice Russell, Administrative Assistant

 

Present at the Town Office:

Megan O’Toole, Selectboard Chairperson                                    Loren Bent, Selectboard Member

Charlie McMeekin, Selectboard Member                               Keegan Haupt, Selectboard Member

 

Ms. O’Toole called the meeting to order at 6:03pm.  A roll call was done to confirm what members and citizens were in attendance via teleconferencing.

 

The Board reviewed the agenda with no changes being made.

 

Selectboard organization

 

  • On motion of Mr. McMeekin, seconded by Mr. Haupt, the Board appointed Ms. O’Toole as the Selectboard Chair (Ms. O’Toole abstained, the other four members voted in favor of the motion).
  • On motion of Ms. O’Toole, seconded Mr. McMeekin, the Board appointed Mr. Burson as vice chair (Mr. Burson abstained, the other four members voted in favor of the motion).
  • On motion of Ms. O’Toole, seconded by Mr. Haupt, the Board unanimously approved the normal meeting schedule as the first and third Tuesday of each month with the meetings starting at 6pm at the Town Office.
  • On motion of Ms. O’Toole, seconded by Mr. McMeekin, the Board unanimously approved continuing to post notices at the Town Office, Town Hall, the old Snowsville Store, and on the Town’s website along with having the newspaper of record be The Herald.
  • Selectboard Responsibilities – after a brief discussion it was decided that the responsibilities to help distribute the workload and to clarify who will take lead on different types of projects would remain the same as 2020 except moving Mr. Burson as lead on Highway and Mr. Haupt as the backup, no motion or vote required:

Highway – Mr. Burson, with Mr. Haupt as the backup

Grant Evaluation – Mr. Burson, with Ms. O’Toole as the backup

Capital Plan & Budget – Ms. O’Toole, with Mr. Haupt as the backup

Town Office & Hall Improvements – Mr. McMeekin, with Mr. Haupt as the backup

Personnel Evaluation and Oversight – Ms. O’Toole, with Mr. Bent as the backup

 

On motion of Mr. Haupt, seconded by Mr. McMeekin, the Board approved the minutes from the Regular Selectboard Meeting on February 16, 2021.

 

Citizen’s comments limited to 3 minutes per person with a 15 minute maximum – No citizen comments.

 

Reports

  • Highway Report – – The Selectboard reviewed the submitted report from Mr. Pratt and had no questions.  Mr. Burson added that the Town plowed Morse Road so Green Mountain Power could run power to a new house being built on the road.  The Town will be required to continue maintaining the road.

 

Old Business

  • RAMAN update from Tim Caulfield – Mr. Caulfield had submitted a report that the Selectboard reviewed.  Mr. Caulfield added that since the report was written cases have come down this past week in Vermont and Orange County.  On March 8th people age 55 and over with exiting conditions, school personnel and day care center personnel can sign up and the next Monday, the 15th, it will be age 16 and over with existing conditions can sign up.  The Emergency Management Team requested permission to spend $800 on a radio for the Town Hall.

 

New Business

  • Appointments –

 

On motion of Ms. O’Toole, seconded by Mr. Haupt, the Board unanimously approved the following appointments:

 

Agent To Deed Land………………………………………………………….. Kris Haupt

Development Review Board

New Term Expires 2024…………………………………….. (Chair) Robert Moyer

New Term Expires 2024……………………………………………… Jennifer Phipps

Planning Commission

New Term Expires 2024…………………………………………………………………….

New Term Expires 2024………………………………………………. Jackson Evans

Conservation Commission

New Term Expires 2024………………………………………. Joan Richmond-Hall

New Term Expires 2024……………………………………….. (Chair) Paul Shriver

ECFiber Representative………………………………………………….. Jackson Evans

Emergency Management Director………………………………. Timothy Caulfield

Fire Advisory Committee Representative………………………………. Loren Bent

Mountain Alliance Representative…………………………………….. Sandy Cooch

Road Commissioner……………………………………………………….. Daniel Burson

Tri-Valley Transit Services, Inc. Representative ………………….. Paul Kendall

Town Service Officer……………………………………………………. Jennifer Phipps

Tree Warden……………………………………………………………………. Larry Benoir

Transportation Advisory Committee…………………………………….. Bob Moyer

White River Valley Ambulance Representative…………………. Linda Lubold

 

  • Liquor License for Bent Hill Brewery – After a brief discussion regarding the submitted Liquor License

 

On motion of Mr. Haupt, seconded by Mr. Burson, the Board unanimously approved the Bent Hill Brewery Liquor License.

 

Payment orders –   The Selectboard reviewed the Payment Orders.

 

On motion of Mr. McMeekin, 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 6:33 p.m.  

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Janice R. Russell

Administrative Assistant

Mar 092021
 

Minutes

Special Meeting Braintree Selectboard

Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.

 

“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 at the Braintree Town Office:

Megan O’Toole, Selectboard chairperson

Loren Bent, Selectboard member

Charlie McMeekin, Selectboard member

 

Present via Remote Conference Calling:

Daniel Burson, Selctboard vice chair

Keegan Haupt, Selectboard member

Jessica Brassard, Town clerk and treasurer

Jackson Evans, Lister

          

Ms. O’Toole called the meeting to order at 10:00.  Ms. O’Toole welcomed members of the public participating via telephone and webinar and explained the purpose of the meeting, which is to review the Town Meeting warning and have any general discussions about town business.

Ms. O’Toole proceeded to review the Articles on the Town Meeting warning, pausing for any questions from the public after each Article. 

After review of the warning, Ms. O’Toole invited members of the public to ask any questions or make any announcements.  A question about the town-wide reappraisal and the tax rate was asked by Sandy Cooch, with Jackson Evans, Lister, answering the question.

General announcements were made regarding praise for town employees and members of the selectboard.

 

Adjournment

On motion of Ms. O’Toole, seconded by Mr. Bent, the Board unanimously adjourned the meeting at 10:33 a.m.  

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Megan O’Toole

Selectboard Chairperson