Calendar

 

Jan
24
Thu
Selectboard Meeting
Jan 24 @ 8:30 am

The Braintree Selectboard will hold a meeting on January 24th, 2019 following the BCA meeting at 8:30 am.

Agenda:

  • Call to order (will follow the BCA meeting)
  • Review & approval of the Town Meeting Warning
  • Adjournment
Feb
5
Tue
Selectboard Meeting @ Braintree Town Office
Feb 5 @ 6:00 pm

Braintree Selectboard

Regular Meeting Agenda

February 5, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.

  • Call to order

 

  • Review of agenda

 

  • Approve minutes from January 15, 2019

 

  • Citizen’s comments limited to 3 minutes per person with a 15 minute maximum

 

  • Reports
    • Highway Report

 

  • Old business
    • Phone system
    • Town office projects update
    • Update on West Street

 

  • New business
    • LaRocque Road
    • Editing the Winter Maintenance Policy
    • FY’21 Transportation Capital Projects Prioritization from TRORC
    • Changes in the insurance coverage documents for 2019
    • Fire Warden appointment
    • Reschedule the March 5th meeting

 

  • Payment orders

 

  • Adjournment
Feb
19
Tue
Selectboard Meeting @ Braintree Town Office
Feb 19 @ 6:00 pm

Braintree Selectboard

Regular Meeting Agenda

February 19, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.

  • Call to order

 

  • Review of agenda

 

  • Approve minutes from February 5, 2019
  • Approve minutes from January 24, 2019

 

  • Citizen’s comments limited to 3 minutes per person with a 15 minute maximum

 

  • Reports
    • Highway report
    • Fire service bill update

 

  • Old business
    • Town office projects update
    • Editing the Winter Maintenance Policy

 

  • New business
    • Emergency phone setup
    • Pre-Disaster Mitigating Grant Agreement
    • Heat pump rebate form approval

 

  • Payment orders

 

  • Adjournment
Mar
5
Tue
Selectboard Meeting – Moved To March 4th @ Braintree Town Office
Mar 5 @ 6:00 pm

Braintree Selectboard

Regular Meeting Minutes – Unapproved

February 4, 2020 at 6:00 pm

 

Present:

Megan O’Toole, Chair                                                                          Jessie Brassard, Town Clerk

Daniel Burson, Selectboard Member                                  Jackson Evans, ECFiber Representative

Charlie McMeekin, Selectboard Member                                      Janice Russell, Admin. Assistant

Loren Bent, Selectboard Member

Keegan Haupt, Selectboard Member

 

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

 

The Board reviewed the agenda, with Ms. O’Toole adding a discussion about the Certificate of No Appeals and Executive Session after Payment Orders for Personnel Matters under Statute 313 A.1.B and Ms. Brassard requested adding a discussion of Town Report delivery.

 

On motion made by Ms. O’Toole, seconded by Mr. Haupt, the Board unanimously approved the minutes of January 21, 2020 (Ms. O’Toole, Mr. Burson, Mr. McMeekin, Mr. Bent and Mr. Haupt approved the motion).

 

Citizen’s comments – There were no Citizen’s Comments.

 

Jeff Masterson, Road Commissioner, was unable to attend the meeting tonight but did provide a copy of the Highway Report which was distributed to the Selectboard Members.  Mr. Masterson had noted that two Highway Personnel attended a Weight Permit and Posting Training that was hosted by Vermont Local Roads. Ms. O’Toole asked if there were any questions, concerns or discussion regarding the report.  There were no questions, concerns or discussion regarding the Highway Report.

 

Guests –

 

Jackson Evans, ECFiber Representative presented the Semi-Annual ECFiber Report.  The Town of Braintree is a town transitioning from “being built” to a town now “being built out.”  The Service Cost and what is being provided for Speed are now more of the focus and there are now 41 miles of fiber on poles all around the town.  ECFiber counted 748 premises in Braintree, places that have 911 addresses, not including camps that are too remote, and of those premises 127 are active subscribers.  ECFiber’s goal is to get 50% of the town premises as subscribers.  Currently some subscribers are not being hooked up because of the need for underground connections that cannot be done during the winter. The Town of Braintree’s number of subscribers is typical for the towns built out in the ECFiber area.  ECFiber is now lowering the cost of Basic Service and has increased the speed, although the cost of the phone service is going up.  The benefit to ECFiber for keeping the phone services is being able as a 911 provider to receive federal and state grants.  ECFiber’s bond rating is presently very sound and keeps going up.  ECFiber is looking at surrounding towns, outside the original 23 towns, to see if said towns would like to join because the original 23 towns will all be built out by the end of the year.  Governor Scott is touting ECFiber as a great model for Community Based Internet Service (CBIS) and the State is putting more money into these small CBIS’ to get VT connected to the Internet.

 

Old business

 

  • VLCT Cannabis Resolution Relating to S.54 – Ms. O’Toole gave an update that the bill is on the House of Representatives Notice Calendar for Wednesday, February 5th. There have been many changes to the bill since VLCT sent out the information notification.  In the revised version of the bill municipalities are now required to have a Town Wide Vote before a commercial cannabis facility can open within a municipality.  This would require a Special Town Meeting to be held in order for approval for a commercial cannabis facility to open within the town.  But at the same time towns are not allowed to write any Ordinances specifically prohibiting a commercial cannabis facility setting up shop.  The bill gives towns more control much like the sale of alcohol.

New business

  • Certificate of No Appeals – after a brief description by Jackson Evans, in his role as a Town Lister, about what the Certificate of No Appeals is and how every year a Certificate needs to be signed by the Selectboard Members and the Listers. The Certificate indicates that there were no appeals from last year’s Grand List; that the Town is not waiting for anything else and last year’s Grand List can now be put to bed.
  • On Motion of Ms. O’Toole to sign the Certificate of No Appeals, seconded by Mr. Burson, the Board unanimously agreed to sign the Certificate of No Appeals.

 

  • Draft Braintree Local Hazard Mitigation Plan – Ms. O’Toole confirmed that all Selectboard Members have skimmed the draft created by Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission and Tim Caulfield. There were no comments from the Selectoboard regarding the draft.  O’Toole will inform Two Rivers_Ottauquchee Regional Commission that the Town has no questions or concerns.

 

  • Town Report Delivery – Ms. Brassard announced that the Town Report has to be delivered by February 19th and volunteers to do the house to house delivery were needed. A brief discussion ensued between Ms. Brassard, the Selectboard Members and Ms. Russell about how many routes and people were required to get the reports delivered. Ms. O’Toole will send out an e-mail to the Commission Members asking for volunteers.

 

Payment orders – On Motion of Ms. O’Toole, seconded by Mr. Burson, the payment orders were unanimously approved.

Executive Session for Personnel Matter Under Statute 313 A.1.B- Ms. O’Toole made a motion at 6:30 p.m. to enter into Executive Session, seconded by Mr. Haupt.  No decision was made in the Executive Session.

 

Adjournment – On Motion of Ms. O’Toole, seconded by Mr. Burson, the Board unanimously adjourned the meeting at 6:37 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Janice R. Russell, Administrative Assistant

Mar
6
Wed
Selectboard Meeting @ Braintree Town Office
Mar 6 @ 6:00 pm

Braintree Selectboard

Regular Meeting Agenda

Wednesday, March 6 at 6:00 p.m.

  • Call to order

 

  • Review of agenda

 

  • Selectboard organization
    • Elect a Chair
    • Normal meeting schedule
    • Posting locations for notices and newspaper of record

 

  • Approve minutes from February 19, 2019

 

  • Citizen’s comments limited to 3 minutes per person with a 15 minute maximum

 

  • Guests:
    • Caulfield:
      • Memorandum of Understanding between Randolph and Braintree to share backup sites for Emergency Operation Centers.
      • TRORC Agreement for services writing the Local Hazard Mitigation Plan.
    • Reports
      • Highway report
      • Fire service bill update

 

  • Old business
    • Town office projects update
    • LaRocque Rd

 

  • New business
    • Appointments

 

  • Payment orders

 

  • Adjournment
Mar
14
Thu
Special meeting of the Braintree Selectboard about fire service costs
Mar 14 @ 8:30 am

Notice:

Special Meeting of the Braintree Selectboard

Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 8:30 AM

At the Braintree Town Office

 

The purpose of the meeting is for the Braintree Selectboard to discuss the fire service costs with Randolph’s Town Manager, Fire Chief, and Financial Director.

There will be a time for citizens comments (limited to 3 minutes per person with a 15 minute maximum), at the start of the meeting and the Board may go into executive session under 1 V.S.A § 313 (a)(1)(A) for contract negotiations.

Mar
19
Tue
Selectboard Meeting @ Braintree Town Office
Mar 19 @ 6:00 pm

Braintree Selectboard

Regular Meeting Agenda

March 19, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.

  • Call to order

 

  • Review of agenda

 

  • Approve minutes
    • March 6, 2019
    • March 14, 2019

 

  • Citizen’s comments limited to 3 minutes per person with a 15 minute maximum

 

  • Guests
    • Tim Caulfield
      • Memorandum of Understanding between Randolph and Braintree to share backup sites for Emergency Operation Centers.
      • Local Emergency Management Plan (LEMP) Update
    • WRVA Representatives regarding Randolph proposal to change to Northfield’s ambulance service.
    • Jackson Evans – Semi-annual report for ECFiber.
    • Paul Kendall – Semi-annual report for the Stagecoach

 

  • Reports
    • Highway report
      • Signage/restrictions for LaRocque Rd
      • Old trucks
      • Idling of equipment and trucks

 

  • Old business
    • Town office projects update
    • Draft contract with Randolph for fire service

 

  • New business
    • Stockwell’s salvage yard permit renewal
    • Green Mountain Water Environmental Association brochure

 

 

  • Payment orders

 

  • Adjournment
Mar
25
Mon
Auditors Meeting
Mar 25 @ 8:30 am

Braintree Auditors Meeting

March 25, 2019

8:30 a.m.

 

AGENDA

  • Approve minutes from 10/8/18 meeting
  • Elect Officers
  • Review Tasks Needing Completion for FY19
  • Assign Jobs for FY20
  • Review Sullivan & Powers Report
  • Procedure Manuals
  • Other Business
  • Adjourn

 

Apr
2
Tue
Selectboard Meeting @ Braintree Town Office
Apr 2 @ 6:00 pm

Braintree Selectboard

Regular Meeting Agenda

April 2, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.

  • Call to order

 

  • Review of agenda

 

  • Approve minutes
    • March 19, 2019

 

  • Citizen’s comments limited to 3 minutes per person with a 15 minute maximum

 

  • Guests
    • Tim Caulfield
      • Memorandum of Understanding between Randolph and Braintree to share backup sites for Emergency Operation Centers.
      • Local Emergency Management Plan (LEMP) Update
    • Conservation Commission Semi-annual report

 

  • Reports
    • Highway report
      • Signage/restrictions for LaRocque Rd
      • Idling of equipment and trucks
    • Update on fire service proposal

 

  • Old business

 

  • New business
    • Bid opening
      • Design and Build Bids for Tannenberg Bridge
      • Braintree Paving Projects
      • Thresher Road Paving Project
    • Annual Financial Plan for VTrans
    • Tannenburg Road hearing schedule/planning

 

  • Payment orders

 

  • Adjournment
Apr
16
Tue
Selectboard Meeting @ Braintree Town Office
Apr 16 @ 6:00 pm

Braintree Selectboard

Regular Meeting Agenda

April 16, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.

  • Call to order

 

  • Review of agenda

 

  • Approve minutes
  • April 2, 2019
  • Town Meeting Minutes

 

  • Citizen’s comments limited to 3 minutes per person with a 15 minute maximum

 

  • Guests

 

  • Reports
    • Financials
      • Audit
    • Green Up Day planning
    • Highway report
      • Idling of equipment and trucks
    • Fire service bill

 

  • Old business
    • Old Truck(s)

 

  • New business
    • Consider the bids for Tannenberg Bridge
    • Computer proposal

 

  • Payment orders

 

  • Adjournment