Selectboard Minutes

Aug 232019
 

Unapproved Minutes

Braintree Selectboard Meeting

August 20, 2019 at 6:00 pm

Present:

Keegan Haupt, Selectboard Member                                              

Holly Jarvis, Admin. Assistant

Charlie McMeekin, Selectboard Member                              

Jeff Masterson, Road Commissioner

Loren Bent, Selectboard Member

Megan O’Toole, Selectboard Chair

Daniel Burson, Selectboard Member

Ms. O’Toole called the meeting to order.

The Board reviewed the agenda adding the minutes from August 16, to the agenda.

On motion of Ms. O’Toole, seconded by Mr. Haupt, the Board unanimously approved both sets of minutes of August 6, 2019, and the set of minutes from August 16, 2019.

Citizen’s comments – none.

Reports

  • Highway report:
    • Mr. Masterson asked the Board if they would approve sole sourcing excavator work for the Bent Hill Road Grant-in-aid project to J.L. Smith. On motion of Ms. O’Toole, seconded by Mr. Burson, the Board voted on whether or not to sole source the excavator work for the Bent Hill Road Grant-in-aid work to J.L. Smith (Ms. O’Toole, Mr. Haupt, and Mr. McMeekin voted against the motion, Mr. Burson, and Mr. Bent voted in favor of the motion;the motion was NOT approved). After more discussion, and in light of the time constraints in which the project can be completed, the board asked Mr. Masterson to contact a number of contractors directly to bid on the project.These bids will be reviewed at the next meeting.
    • The status of Sault road work was discussed. The resident of Sault Rd. that had asked for permission to do maintenance to the road per the Town’s Class 4 Road and Trail Policy appears to have completed the work without permission of the town. Mr. Masterson will take a look at the condition of the road and the work that was done and report back to the board. The gravel pit was discussed. No decisions were made for either topic.
    • The trees which are in the right of way of Meadow Lane werediscussed. As they get bigger they are encroaching on the traveled portion of the road. A letter will be sent to the property owners letting them know that the highway department will be trimming them per the town’s authority to conduct this type of work in the ROW.
  • The status of the extended warranty for the loader was discussed.
  • The truck and tractor auction results were summarized. At the special meeting on Aug. 16th the Board agreed to accept the bid for the truck which was $10,700. The tractor will be put back on the auction site, and added to another one as well.

Old business

  • The Board discussed a possible contract with Orange County Sheriff’s Department. Ms. O’Toole will look into the Board’s questions about ticket revenue and data reporting.
  • New business 
    • The Board reviewed a draft Dog Ordinance. Mr. McMeekin will review the current ordinance and make a recommendation on how to proceed.
    • The Board asked Ms. Jarvis to look into adding employee health insurance coverage for domestic partnerships, and what it entails.
  • On motion of Ms. O’Toole, seconded by Mr. McMeekin, the Board unanimously approved the payment orders.
  • On motion of Ms. O’Toole, seconded by Mr. Burson, the Board unanimously adjourned the meeting at 7:15 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Holly Jarvis

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Present: Megan O’Toole, Selectboard Chair Annette Young, resident Keegan Haupt, Selectboard Member Brian Jones, resident Charles McMeekin, Selectboard Member David Dube, resident Loren Bent, Selectboard Member Marlys Eddy, resident Daniel Burson, Selectboard Member Paul Kendall, resident Jackson Evans, ECFiber representative Janice Thresher, resident Jeff Masterson, Road Commissioner Arthur Hamlin, resident Todd Bent, resident Darcy Hamlin, … Read more >>

Aug 112019
 

Present: Megan O’Toole, Selectboard Chair Paul Kendall, regarding ECFiber Keegan Haupt, Selectboard Member Jackson Evans, ECFiber Charles McMeekin, Selectboard Member David Dube, Resident Loren Bent, Selectboard Member Kolby Haupt, Re: Tannenburg Bridge Daniel Burson, Selectboard Member Steve Wolf, from Contech Engineered Solutions Janice Thresher, Resident Jeff Masterson, Road Commissioner Ms. O’Toole called the meeting to … Read more >>

Jul 192019
 

Present: Megan O’Toole, Selectboard Chair                                                          Tessa Partlow, ATV club Charlie McMeekin, Selectboard Member                                                 Jacob Partlow, ATV club Daniel Burson, Selectboard Member                                                Joan Richmond-Hall, PC chair Keegan Haupt, Selectboard Member                                                             Rich Arms, ATV club Loren Bent, Selectboard Member                                     Tim Caulfield, Emergency Management                                                                                                                       Lou Helmith, Resident                                                                                                            Holly Jarvis, Admin. Assistant                                                                                               Jessie Brassard, Town Clerk/Treasurer … Read more >>

Jul 052019
 

Unapproved 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 Jacob … Read more >>

Jun 232019
 

Unapproved Minutes Braintree Selectboard Meeting June 18, 2019 Present: Megan O’Toole, Selectboard Chair                                                         Rob Young, from VTrans Loren Bent, Selectboard Member                                                           Laura Stone, from VTrans Daniel Burson, Selectboard Member                                    Lou Helmuth, for the ATV ordinance Keegan Haupt, Selectboard Member                               Jessie Brassard, Town Clerk & Treasurer                                                                                                 Jeff Masterson, Road Commissioner                                                                                                           Holly Jarvis, Admin. Assistant … Read more >>

Jun 072019
 

Unapproved Minutes Braintree Selectboard Meeting June 4, 2019 Present: Megan O’Toole, Selectboard Chair Paul Kendall, Re: LaRocque Road Charlie McMeekin, Selectboard Member Jessie Brassard, Treasurer Daniel Burson, Selectboard Member Holly Jarvis, Admin. Assistant Loren Bent, Selectboard Member Jeff Masterson, Road Commissioner Keegan Haupt, Selectboard Member Ms. O’Toole called the meeting to order at 6:00 pm. … Read more >>

May 032019
 

Approved Minutes Special Meeting of the Braintree Selectboard Wednesday, May 1, 2019 Present: Megan O’Toole, Selectboard Chair                                                                              Todd Bent, Resident Charlie McMeekin, Selectboard Member                                                             Marcos Miller, Resident Loren Bent, Selectboard Member                                                                                  Greg Fox, Resident  Dan Burson, Selectboard Member                                                                     Jessie Brassard, Treasurer Keegan Haupt, Selectboard Member                                                 Jeff Masterson, Road Commissioner                                                                                                                         Holly Jarvis, Admin. Assistant  Ms. … Read more >>

Apr 212019
 

Approved Minutes Braintree Selectboard Meeting April 16, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. Present: Charlie McMeekin, Selectboard Member                                                     Paul Kendall, Resident Megan O’Toole, Selectboard Chair            Mandy Garvin, Braintree’s Green up Day Coordinator Keegan Haupt, Selectboard Member                                                       Jessie Brassard, Treasurer Loren Bent, Selectboard Member                                                              Stuart Kinney, Resident Holly Jarvis, Admin. Assistant Jeff Masterson, Road Commissioner Ms. O’Toole called … Read more >>

Apr 052019
 

Unapproved Minutes Braintree Selectboard Meeting April 2, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.   Present: Megan O’Toole, Selectboard Chair                               Thomas Cooch, Conservation Commission Mr. Burson, Selectboard Member                                             Aaron LaRocque, LaRocque Road Mr. McMeekin, Selectboard Member                                              Paul Kendall, LaRocque Road Mr. Bent, Selectboard Member                                                                     Kristin Haupt, Citizen Stuart Kinney, Citizen Kolbey Haupt, Hilltop Construction Holly Jarvis, Admin. Assistant … Read more >>