Calendar

 

Jun
4
Tue
Selectboard Meeting @ Braintree Town Office
Jun 4 @ 6:00 pm

Braintree Selectboard

Regular Meeting Agenda

June 4, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.

 

  • Call to order

 

  • Review of agenda

 

  • Approve minutes of May 21, 2019

 

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

 

  • Guests

 

  • Reports
    • Highway report
    • Update on Mores Road
    • Update on LaRocque Road
    • Update on Jackson Road

 

  • Old business
    • Old Truck(s)
    • Oil Tank at Town Hall
    • Tannenburg bridge contract

 

  • New business
    • ATV ordinance review & renewal
    • NRCS participate letter
    • Vehicle warranties
    • Information about possible contract with Orange County Sheriff Department
    • Sullivan, Powers scope of services

 

  • Payment orders

 

  • Adjournment
Jun
18
Tue
Selectboard Meeting @ Braintree Town Office
Jun 18 @ 6:00 pm

Braintree Selectboard

Regular Meeting Agenda

June 18, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.

 

  • Call to order

 

  • Review of agenda

 

  • Approve minutes of June 4, 2019

 

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

 

  • Guests
    • Laura J. Stone of VTrans regarding bridge on Route 12
    • ATV ordinance review & renewal
    • Jessie Brassard – Town Clerk and Treasurer
      • New Town Clerk Fees
      • Internal Controls Checklist

 

  • Reports
    • Highway report
      • Letters of Intent to Participate in:
        • Grant in Aid equipment grant – haybale shredder
        • Grain in Aid road grant
      • Old business
        • Old Truck(s)
        • Tannenburg bridge contract

 

  • New business
    • Microcell in Braintree
    • Planning Commission vacancy
    • Morse Road-written permission to gate
    • Vehicle warranties

 

  • Payment orders

 

  • Executive session for personnel reviews under exemption 1 V.S.A. § 313(a)(1)(E)

 

  • Adjournment
Jul
2
Tue
Selectboard Meeting @ Braintree Town Office
Jul 2 @ 6:00 pm

Braintree Selectboard

Regular Meeting Agenda

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

 

  • Call to order

 

  • Review of agenda

 

  • Approve minutes of June 18, 2019

 

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

 

  • Guests
    • The Orange County Sheriff, Bill Bohnyah, regarding a possible contract with Braintree
  • Reports
    • Highway report
      • New Road and Bridge Standards
    • Old business
      • Tannenburg bridge contract
      • Options for selling tractor and truck

 

  • New business
    • Morse Road-written permission to gate

 

  • Payment orders

 

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

Braintree Selectboard

Regular Meeting Agenda

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

 

  • Call to order

 

  • Review of agenda

 

  • Approve minutes of July 2, 2019

 

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

 

  • Guests
    • ATV ordinance
    • Kolby Haupt regarding the Tannenburg bridge contract
    • Tim Caulfield, Emergency Management’s semi-annual report
    • Joan Richmond-Hall, Planning Commission’s semi-annual report

 

  • Reports
    • Quarterly financial report
      • Setting the tax rate
      • Fuel assistance fund

 

  • Highway report
    • New Road and Bridge Standards
    • Utility road crossing permit for the Stephen’s on Brainstorm Road

 

  • Old business
    • Consider contract with Orange County Sheriff’s Department
    • Options for selling tractor and truck

 

  • New business
    • Gillespie’s price protection plan options for propane

 

  • Payment orders

 

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

Braintree Selectboard – Special Meeting

Braintree Town Office

Aug. 6, 2019 at 6:00pm

 

The Braintree Selectboard is considering contracting with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department for law enforcement in Braintree. This will be an informational meeting where the Board will explain the options and will also be asking for Braintree residents’ opinions. Please join the conversation!

 

 

Braintree Selectboard

Regular Meeting Agenda

August 6, 2019 following the special meeting

 

  • Call to order

 

  • Review of agenda

 

  • Approve minutes of July 16, 2019

 

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

 

  • Guests
    • Joan Richmond-Hall, regarding a possible agreement with the Woodward regarding Royal Lane as a part of their subdivision application.
    • Jackson Evans’ semi-annual report as the ECFiber Representative
    • Kolbey Haupt regarding the Tannenburg bridge contract

 

  • Reports
    • Highway report

 

  • Old business
    • Consider contract with Orange County Sheriff’s Department
    • Update on sale of tractor and truck

 

  • New business
    • Dog Ordinance

 

  • Payment orders

 

  • Adjournment
Aug
15
Thu
Special Selectboard Meeting @ Braintree Town Office
Aug 15 @ 5:30 pm

Notice:

Special Meeting of the Braintree Selectboard

Friday, Aug. 16, 2019 at 5:30 PM

At the Braintree Town Office

 

To: Review final auction bids for the 2006 Truck and the New Holland Tractor.

Aug
20
Tue
Selectboard Meeting @ Braintree Town Office
Aug 20 @ 6:00 pm

Braintree Selectboard

Regular Meeting Agenda

August 20, 2019 at 6:00 pm

 

  • Call to order

 

  • Review of agenda

 

  • Approve minutes of August 6, 2019

 

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

 

  • Guests

 

  • Reports
    • Highway report

 

  • Old business
    • Consider contract with Orange County Sheriff’s Department
    • Extended warranty for the loader
    • Truck and tractor auction

 

  • New business
    • Dog Ordinance
    • Consider adding employee health insurance coverage for domestic partnerships

 

  • Payment orders

 

  • Adjournment
Sep
3
Tue
Selectboard Meeting @ Braintree Town Office
Sep 3 @ 6:00 pm

Braintree Selectboard

Regular Meeting Agenda

September 3, 2019 at 6:00 pm

 

  • Call to order

 

  • Review of agenda

 

  • Approve minutes of August 20, 2019

 

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

 

  • Guests
    • Semi-Annual report of the Conservation Commission

 

  • Reports
    • Highway report
      • Bent Hill Road bids

 

  • Old business
    • Consider contract with Orange County Sheriff’s Department
    • Dog Ordinance
    • Extended warranty for the Mack
    • Update on the tractor auction

 

  • New business

 

  • Payment orders

 

  • Adjournment
Sep
17
Tue
Selectboard Meeting @ Braintree Town Office
Sep 17 @ 6:00 pm

Braintree Selectboard

Regular Meeting Agenda

September 17, 2019 at 6:00 pm

 

  • Call to order
  • Review of agenda

 

  • Approve minutes of August 20, 2019 & September 3, 2019

 

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

 

  • Guests
    • Paul Kendal – Stagecoach Representative’s Semi-Annual report 

 

  • Reports
    • Highway report

 

  • Old business
    • Consider contract with Orange County Sheriff’s Department 
    • Dog Ordinance
    • Extended warranty for the Mack
    • Update on the tractor auction
    • Consider adding employee health insurance coverage for domestic partners 

 

  • New business

 

  • Payment orders

 

  • Adjournment
Oct
1
Tue
Selectboard Meeting – Moved To March 4th @ Braintree Town Office
Oct 1 @ 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