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 order at 6:00pm.

 

The Board reviewed the agenda.

 

On motion of Mr. Bowen, seconded by Ms. O’Toole, the Board unanimously approved the minutes from January 2, 2019.

 

Citizen’s comments – none

 

Reports

    • Ms. Richmond-Hall provided the semi-annual report of the Planning Commission. The Commission is working on the rewrite of the Town Plan. The state and regional commission is concerned with avoiding fragmentation of forest blocks and wildlife corridors. Two Rivers Ottauquechee Regional Commission provided the Town Planning Commission a map indicating where the high priority connectivity blocks are in Braintree. The Planning Commission is currently considering expanding the conservation district along West Braintree’s ridge to expand out to Riford Brook Road and Thayer Brook Road. It will be discussed more at their next meeting. Residents are encouraged to come to the meeting, learn more, and provided feedback.
    • Mr. Masterson provided the Highway Report. He has been working on reports and budgeting lately.

 

Old business

      • The phone system is still being worked on.
      • Town Office projects update: the electrical for heat pumps is ready, along with the outlet for the hot water heater.
      • The Board reviewed the budget. It was discussed.
      • The Board discussed Jackson Road. The Town of Randolph took no action on the proposal to reclassify or discontinue Jackson Rd at a hearing held by the Randolph selectboard on January 3rd.
      • The draft warning was discussed.

 

  • Town Meeting planning was discussed. On motion of Ms. O’Toole, seconded by Mr. Bent, the Board voted to hold Town Meeting at the Braintree Elementary School, paying a school employee to be on hand at the rate prescribed by the school district, and also to pay for child care. Mr. Bowen voted against the motion. The other four Board members voted in favor of the motion. The motion carried.

 

 

New business

 

  • On motion of Ms. O’Toole, seconded by Mr. Burson, the Board unanimously approved borrowing $145,000 toward the purchase of the new truck.
  • On motion of Mr. Bowen, seconded by Ms. O’Toole, the Board unanimously approved the Certificate of Highway Mileage with no changes.

 

 

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

 

On motion of Ms. O’Toole, seconded by Mr. Bowen, the Board unanimously when into Executive Session to discuss a legal matter in accordance with 1 V.S.A 313(a)(1)(F).

 

The Board came out of executive session at 7:15 pm.  No decisions were made.

 

On motion of Ms. O’Toole, seconded by Mr. Haupt, the Board unanimously adjourned the meeting at 7:16 pm.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Holly Jarvis, Admin. Assistant