Dec 232019

Approved Minutes

Braintree Selectboard

December 17, 2019 at 6:00 pm



Daniel Burson, Acting Chair                                                                   Jessie Brassard, Treasurer

Charlie McMeekin, Selectboard Member                              Jeff Masterson, Road Commissioner

Loren Bent, Selectboard Member                                                   Holly Jarvis, Admin. Assistant

Keegan Haupt, Selectboard Member


Mr. Burson called the meeting to order at 6:00 pm.


The Board reviewed the agenda, adding a discussion about hiring Compucount to do payroll.


On motion of Mr. McMeekin, seconded by Mr. Bent, the Board unanimously approved the minutes of December 3, 2019 (Mr. Burson, Mr. McMeekin, and Mr. Bent approved the motion).


Citizen’s comments – none.



  • Jeff Masterson for the Highway Report – nothing to report. The Highway Department has been working with the winter weather.


Old business

  • Budgeting – still in progress.
  • VLCT Cannabis Resolution Relating to S.54 –tabled.


New business

  • On motion of Mr. Haupt, seconded by Mr. McMeekin, the Board unanimously approved signing the Working Communities Challenge resolution.
  • The first draft of Town Meeting Warning was reviewed.
  • The Board discussed contracting with Compucount for payroll with Ms. Brassard. January first would be a good time to start, as it is the beginning of the payroll year and the new Admin. Assistant will be able to learn the new process, and not the old one. It will not change that position’s time requirements substantially, but will be a lot easier for the Treasurer. It will cost about $65 a payroll. They are waiving the set up fee. On motion of Mr. McMeekin, seconded by Mr. Burson, the Board voted to hire Compucount for a calendar year (McMeekin, Mr. Burson, Mr. Haupt, voted in favor of the motion. Bent voted against the motion.)


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


On motion of Mr. Burson, seconded by Mr. Haupt, the Board voted unanimously to go into  Executive Session for personnel matters under 1 V.S.A. § 313(a)(1)(B).


On motion of Mr. McMeekin, seconded by Mr. Haupt, unanimously approved hiring Janice Russell as the Admin. Assistant.


On motion of Mr. Burson, seconded by McMeekin, the Board unanimously adjourned the meeting at 7:30 pm.


Respectfully submitted,


Holly Jarvis


Nov 282019

The Town of Braintree is seeking an administrative assistant and zoning administrator. The administrative assistant position is a full-time position, housed in the Town Office. The administrative assistant is responsible for accounting and payroll duties, recording and publishing selectboard minutes, assisting with grant and project administration, along with providing administrative support to the selectboard and … Read more >>

Sep 092019

Approved Minutes Braintree Selectboard Meeting September 3, 2019 Present: Megan O’Toole, Selectboard Chair                     Thomas Cooch, Conservation Commission Chair Daniel Burson, Selectboard Member                                                               Brian Jones, resident Loren Bent, Selectboard Member                                                              Janice Thresher, resident                                                                                                                           Julia Haupt, resident                                                                                                           Holly Jarvis, Admin. Assistant                                                                                                 Jeff Masterson, Road Commissioner                                                                                                               Jessie Brassard, Town Clerk Ms. O’Toole called the … Read more >>

Jul 252019

TOWN OF BRAINTREE ORDINANCE REGULATING ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLE SPORTSMAN USE ON TOWN HIGHWAYS SECTION I. AUTHORITY. Under authority granted in 24 V.S.A. Chapter 59, 24 V.S.A. § 2291(4), and 23 V.S.A. § 3510, the Selectboard of the Town of Braintree hereby adopts the following civil ordinance regulating the time, manner, and location of operation of all-terrain … Read more >>

Jul 152019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Town of Braintree Board of Listers 932 Vermont Route 12A Braintree, Vermont 05060 Braintree Town-Wide Reappraisal Begins July 25 BRAINTREE, VERMONT, JULY 15, 2019 — After several years of planning, the Town of Braintree will begin a town wide reappraisal of all property beginning on July 25th. With the assessment of … Read more >>

Jul 152019

Attending:      Tom Cooch, Sandy Stephens, Linda Morse, Paul Shriver, Joan Richmond-Hall Convened at 7:05 pm Minutes of the March meeting approved. Setting work dates: Controlling poison parsnip along Route 12 Sunday 23 June, 9 am at the end of Peth Road; bring lunch! Invasives control at Thayer Brook Rd. Friday 31 May, 9 am … Read more >>

Jul 052019

Approved Minutes Braintree Selectboard Meeting July 2, 2019 Present: Megan O’Toole, Selectboard Chair                                                   Jody Benoir – Re: Sault Road Charlie McMeekin, Selectboard Member                                        Holly Benoir – Re. Sault Road Loren Bent, Selectboard Member                                         Bill Bohayak, Orange County Sheriff Daniel Burson, Selectboard Member                                                        Richard Arms, ATV club Keegan Haupt, Selectboard Member                                                        Tessa Partlow, ATV club                                                                                                                   … Read more >>

Jul 052019

Paving is scheduled for Thresher Road and Riford Brook Road, July 10, and July 11th. Riford Brook Road will be closed at the railroad crossing from 6:00 am – 5:00 pm both days. Please avoid Thresher Road between those times from Route 12A to 255 Thresher Road. 

Jun 182019

Wednessday, June 19, Bent Hill Road will be closed between 1032 Bent Hill Road and 1060 Bent Hill Road for ditch work from 7:00 am – 3:30 pm. There will be no thru traffic between those addresses. For address including and below 1032 Bent Hill Road, assess Bent Hill Road from 12A. For address including … Read more >>