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Jan 222021
 

Unapproved Minutes

Braintree Selectboard Meeting

January 19, 2021 at 6:00pm

 

“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

Charlie McMeekin, Selectboard Member

Keegan Haupt, Selectboard Member

Tim Caulfield, Emergency Management Director

 

Present at the Town Office:

Megan O’Toole, Selectboard Chairperson

Loren Bent, Selectboard Member

Jessica Brassard, Town Clerk and Treasurer

Janice Russell, Administrative Assistant

 

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 no comments or additions being made.  Ms. O’Toole added miscellaneous information regarding the Town Report and Mr. Bent added a vote for Road Commissioner to the agenda.

 

On motion of Mr. Haupt, seconded by Mr. Bent, the Board unanimously approved the minutes from the Regular Selectboard Meeting on January 5, 2021.

 

Citizen’s comments limited to 3 minutes per person with a 15 minute maximum – A citizen comment was moved to the Town Meeting Day discussion.

 

Reports

  • Highway Report – The report was reviewed with no concerns from the Selectboard.
  • Planning Commission – No report was submitted.
  • Fire Advisory Representative – Mr. Bent stated that Braintree had 16 total fire calls and 196 hours of service in 2020.

 

Old Business

  • COVID-19 Follow-up
  • Restructuring Office For Safety – The office door is here but it needs to be sandblasted and sanded.
  • RAMAN update from Tim Caulfield – The Communications Committee of RAMAN is still working on getting the message out to remember to wash your hands, social distance and stay safe. Orange County data has dropped off since the highs in November are now down to 5 cases per day on average.  There are still cases in the Randolph Area so everyone still needs to be very vigilant of the safety protocols recommended by the CDC.
  • Town’s options for a potential location of sand needed to replenish the 2022-2023 Stockpile Follow-up – No updates at this time.
  • FY ’22 Budget Planning Follow-up – Mss. Brassard, O’Toole, and Russell have been working on and will continue adding budget amounts into the budget spreadsheet.
  • Town Meeting Day Preparation, Notices and Warning – A Braintree Citizen has inquired about still having an in-person Town Meeting with limited space. The Selectboard reiterated that there will be no in-person Town Meeting and is encouraging people to join the February 27th Meeting remotely.  All town voting will be conducted through Australian Ballot on Tuesday, March 2nd.   A Town Meeting Day Warning will be completed and approved during a Special Selectboard Meeting during the week of January 24th – January 31st.  An informational postcard regarding Town Meeting, Elections and Candidate Forms were sent to all Braintree Households with a local zip code.

 

New Business –

  • Town Report information – The Town Report is currently being compiled and needs to be to the printer on January 29th and will be completed and returned on February 12th. The printer confirmed that the cost for the 2020 Report would be at the same or near the same as the 2019 Report printing cost.
  • A very brief discussion occurred regarding the need to officially appoint a Road Commissioner.

 

On motion of Mr. O’Toole, seconded by Mr. Bent, the Board unanimously appointed Daniel Burson as the Braintree Road Commissioner

 

Payment orders –

 

On motion of Mr. O’Toole, seconded by Mr. McMeekin, 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 6:55 p.m.  

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Janice R. Russell

Administrative Assistant

 

 

 

Jan 222021
 

Braintree Selectboard Special Meeting Agenda Tuesday, January 26 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.”   Call to … Read more >>

Jan 222021
 

Braintree Selectboard Special Meeting Agenda Tuesday, January 26 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.”   Call to … Read more >>

Jan 082021
 

Minutes Braintree Selectboard Meeting January 5, 2021 at 6:00pm   “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: … Read more >>

Dec 112020
 

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Dec 042020
 

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Dec 022020
 

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Dec 012020
 

Good Morning Braintree, This evening (Tuesday, December 1), during our regularly scheduled selectboard meeting, the board will be discussing how we will conduct the business of town meeting in 2021. In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Vermont communities, many towns are moving to Australian ballot in lieu of a floor meeting. We … Read more >>