Selectboard Minutes

Apr 212019
 

Unapproved 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 the meeting to order at 6:00 pm.

 

Review of agenda added Emergency Watershed Protection program, under new business.

 

Approve minutes

  • On motion of Mr. McMeekin, seconded by Mr. Haupt, the Board unanimously approved the minutes of April 2, 2019.
  • On motion of Ms. O’Toole, seconded Mr. Haupt, the Board unanimously approved the Town Meeting Minutes.

 

Citizens’ comments

  • Kendall encouraged that better ditches be installed along Riford Brook Road, with the understanding that trees would need to be cut to do so, and encouraged replacing some driveway culverts that are too small. The Board will continue to support cutting trees where needed to create adequate ditches in accordance with the current standards.
  • Kinney reported that the old Tannenburg Bridge stay in place, inferring that it doesn’t need replacing.
  • Kris Haupt made some recommendations as where to put culverts to fix the drainage problems on Riford Brook Road.

Reports

  • The Board reviewed the financials. Ms. Brassard reported that the delinquent taxes are the lowest they have been in years. Currently there are only $108,000 of delinquent taxes in total. One year $189,000 went delinquent.
    • Brassard asked if the Board had any questions about the audit report she emailed quite a while ago. No one did. The audit had gone well.
    • Green up Day planning: It was agreed to proceed with the same Green up Day plans as last year. Ms. Garvin will work with the school to encourage kids to participate. There will be a dumpster for the green bags, a place for scrap metal, and a place for tires, between the Braintree Town Garage and Office. Residents can pay the cost of disposal and drop off their used tires. The disposal prices have gone up.
  • Highway report:
    • On motion of Ms. O’Toole, seconded Mr. Haupt, the Board unanimously approved the anti-idling policy for Braintree equipment and trucks.
  • O’Toole reported that the Town of Randolph will be sending a counter proposal for fire service billing. She has not received it yet.

 

Old business

  • A proposal for a policy regarding when to sell, or repurpose the old trucks is not yet ready. There was a lengthy discussion about the old trucks. It was tabled. Mr. Burson and Mr. Haupt will work with Mr. Masterson to create the proposal.

 

New business

  • On motion of Mr. Bent, seconded by Ms. O’Toole, the Board selected Hilltop Construction’s bid of $170,000 for Tannenberg Bridge. Mr. Haupt abstained from the vote [Hilltop Construction is his brother’s company], the other three Board member present voted in favor of the motion.
  • On motion of Mr. Bent, seconded by Mr. Haupt, the Board unanimously approved purchasing two computers from Vermont Commuting.
  • The Natural Resource Conservation Service Emergency Watershed Protection Program was introduced. If the flooding from April 15th is declared as a federal disaster Braintree might be asked to sponsor a project or two to protect residents’ property. They will consider how comfortable they are doing so at their next meeting.

 

On motion of Ms. O’Toole, seconded by Mr. Haupt, unanimously approved the payment orders.

 

On motion of Ms. O’Toole, seconded by Mr. Haupt, the Board unanimously adjourned the meeting at 7:15 PM.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Holly Jarvis

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 >>

Mar 222019
 

Unapproved Minutes Braintree Selectboard Meeting March 19, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.   Present: Daniel Burson, Vic. Chair                                                   Linda Lubold, Braintree’s WRVA Rep. Charlie McMeekin, Selectboard Member                                                         Matt Parrish, WRVA Loren Bent, Selectboard Member                                                           Aaron LaRocque, Resident Megan O’Toole, Selectboard Member (via phone)                           Paul Kendall, Stagecoach Rep. Keegan Haupt, Selectboard Member             Tim Caulfield, Emergency Management Coordinator … Read more >>

Mar 192019
 

Unapproved Minutes Braintree Selectboard Meeting March 14, 2019   Present: Megan O’Toole, Selectboard Chair                                                                                        Stuart Kinney, Resident Daniel Burson, Selectboard Member                                                                 Tim Caulfield, Fire Advisory Rep. Charlie McMeekin, Selectboard Member                                                               Holly Jarvis, Admin. Assistant Keegan Haupt, Selectboard Member                                              Sandy Vondrasek, Reporter for the Herald Loren Bent, Selectboard Member                                           Patrick French, Randolph Selectboard Member Adolfo Bailon, … Read more >>

Mar 112019
 

Approved Minutes Braintree Selectboard Meeting Wednesday, March 6, 2019   Present: Megan O’Toole, Selectboard Chair                                                          Stuart Kinney, Resident Charles McMeekin, Selectboard Member                           Aaron LaRocque, re: LaRocque Road Daniel Burson, Selectboard Member                                         Zak Freeman, re: LaRocque Road Keegan Haupt, Selectboard Member                                       Kelly Braman, re: LaRocque Road Loren Bent, Selectboard Member                                        Mark LaRocque, re: LaRocque Road Holly … Read more >>

Feb 222019
 

Approved Minutes Braintree Selectboard Meeting February 19, 2019   Present: Megan O’Toole, Selectboard Chair Holly Jarvis, Admin. Assistant Richard Bowen, Selectboard Member Tim Caulfield, EMD Loren Bent, Selectboard Member Jeff Masterson, Road Commissioner Keegan Haupt, Selectboard Member Daniel Burson, Selectboard Member   Ms. O’Toole called the meeting to order at 6:00pm.   The Board reviewed … Read more >>

Feb 082019
 

Approved Minutes Braintree Selectboard Meeting February 5, 2019 Present: Megan O’Toole, Selectboard Chair                                                                Tim Caulfield, EMD Richard Bowen, Selectboard Member                                     Paul Kendall, Re: LaRocque Road Loren Bent, Selectboard Member                                      Kevin LaRocque, Re: LaRocque Road Keegan Haupt, Selectboard Member                                Aaron LaRocque, Re: LaRocque Road Daniel Burson, Selectboard Member                                       Zak Freeman, Re: LaRocque Road   Ms. O’Toole … Read more >>

Jan 282019
 

Approved Minutes Braintree Selectboard Meeting January 24, 2019   Present: Megan O’Toole, Selectboard Chair Jessie Brassard, Town Clerk/Treasurer Daniel Burson, Selectboard Member Holly Jarvis, Administrator Richard Bowen, Selectboard Member – conference call   Ms. O’Toole called the meeting to order at 9:24 am.   The fire department budget was discussed. Ms. O’Toole will communicate with … Read more >>

Jan 172019
 

Unapproved Minutes Braintree Selectboard Meeting January 15, 2019 Present: Richard Bowen, Selectboard Member Faun Koplovsky, Resident Megan O’Toole, Selectboard Chair Joan Richmond-Hall, Planning Commission Chair Loren Bent, Selectboard Member Jessie Brassard, Treasurer Daniel Burson, Selectboard Member Holly Jarvis, Admin. Assistant Keegan Haupt, Selectboard Member Jeff Masterson, Road Commissioner   Ms. O’Toole called the meeting to … Read more >>

Jan 042019
 

Unapproved Minutes Braintree Selectboard Meeting Jan. 2, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. Present: Richard Bowen, Selectboard Member Jessie Brassard, Treasurer Megan O’Toole, Selectboard Chair Tim Caulfield, Emergency Manager Keegan Haupt, Selectboard Member Holly Jarvis, Admin. Assistant Loren Bent, Selectboard Member   Ms. O’Toole called the meeting to order at 6:00pm.   The Board reviewed the agenda. … Read more >>