Mar 092021
 

Minutes

Braintree Selectboard Meeting

March 3, 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.”

 

Present via Remote Conference Calling:

Daniel Burson, Selectboard Vice Chair

Tim Caulfield, Emergency Management Director

Janice Russell, Administrative Assistant

 

Present at the Town Office:

Megan O’Toole, Selectboard Chairperson                                    Loren Bent, Selectboard Member

Charlie McMeekin, Selectboard Member                               Keegan Haupt, Selectboard Member

 

Ms. O’Toole called the meeting to order at 6:03pm.  A roll call was done to confirm what members and citizens were in attendance via teleconferencing.

 

The Board reviewed the agenda with no changes being made.

 

Selectboard organization

 

  • On motion of Mr. McMeekin, seconded by Mr. Haupt, the Board appointed Ms. O’Toole as the Selectboard Chair (Ms. O’Toole abstained, the other four members voted in favor of the motion).
  • On motion of Ms. O’Toole, seconded Mr. McMeekin, the Board appointed Mr. Burson as vice chair (Mr. Burson abstained, the other four members voted in favor of the motion).
  • On motion of Ms. O’Toole, seconded by Mr. Haupt, the Board unanimously approved the normal meeting schedule as the first and third Tuesday of each month with the meetings starting at 6pm at the Town Office.
  • On motion of Ms. O’Toole, seconded by Mr. McMeekin, the Board unanimously approved continuing to post notices at the Town Office, Town Hall, the old Snowsville Store, and on the Town’s website along with having the newspaper of record be The Herald.
  • Selectboard Responsibilities – after a brief discussion it was decided that the responsibilities to help distribute the workload and to clarify who will take lead on different types of projects would remain the same as 2020 except moving Mr. Burson as lead on Highway and Mr. Haupt as the backup, no motion or vote required:

Highway – Mr. Burson, with Mr. Haupt as the backup

Grant Evaluation – Mr. Burson, with Ms. O’Toole as the backup

Capital Plan & Budget – Ms. O’Toole, with Mr. Haupt as the backup

Town Office & Hall Improvements – Mr. McMeekin, with Mr. Haupt as the backup

Personnel Evaluation and Oversight – Ms. O’Toole, with Mr. Bent as the backup

 

On motion of Mr. Haupt, seconded by Mr. McMeekin, the Board approved the minutes from the Regular Selectboard Meeting on February 16, 2021.

 

Citizen’s comments limited to 3 minutes per person with a 15 minute maximum – No citizen comments.

 

Reports

  • Highway Report – – The Selectboard reviewed the submitted report from Mr. Pratt and had no questions.  Mr. Burson added that the Town plowed Morse Road so Green Mountain Power could run power to a new house being built on the road.  The Town will be required to continue maintaining the road.

 

Old Business

  • RAMAN update from Tim Caulfield – Mr. Caulfield had submitted a report that the Selectboard reviewed.  Mr. Caulfield added that since the report was written cases have come down this past week in Vermont and Orange County.  On March 8th people age 55 and over with exiting conditions, school personnel and day care center personnel can sign up and the next Monday, the 15th, it will be age 16 and over with existing conditions can sign up.  The Emergency Management Team requested permission to spend $800 on a radio for the Town Hall.

 

New Business

  • Appointments –

 

On motion of Ms. O’Toole, seconded by Mr. Haupt, the Board unanimously approved the following appointments:

 

Agent To Deed Land………………………………………………………….. Kris Haupt

Development Review Board

New Term Expires 2024…………………………………….. (Chair) Robert Moyer

New Term Expires 2024……………………………………………… Jennifer Phipps

Planning Commission

New Term Expires 2024…………………………………………………………………….

New Term Expires 2024………………………………………………. Jackson Evans

Conservation Commission

New Term Expires 2024………………………………………. Joan Richmond-Hall

New Term Expires 2024……………………………………….. (Chair) Paul Shriver

ECFiber Representative………………………………………………….. Jackson Evans

Emergency Management Director………………………………. Timothy Caulfield

Fire Advisory Committee Representative………………………………. Loren Bent

Mountain Alliance Representative…………………………………….. Sandy Cooch

Road Commissioner……………………………………………………….. Daniel Burson

Tri-Valley Transit Services, Inc. Representative ………………….. Paul Kendall

Town Service Officer……………………………………………………. Jennifer Phipps

Tree Warden……………………………………………………………………. Larry Benoir

Transportation Advisory Committee…………………………………….. Bob Moyer

White River Valley Ambulance Representative…………………. Linda Lubold

 

  • Liquor License for Bent Hill Brewery – After a brief discussion regarding the submitted Liquor License

 

On motion of Mr. Haupt, seconded by Mr. Burson, the Board unanimously approved the Bent Hill Brewery Liquor License.

 

Payment orders –   The Selectboard reviewed the Payment Orders.

 

On motion of Mr. McMeekin, seconded by Ms. O’Toole, 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 6:33 p.m.  

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Janice R. Russell

Administrative Assistant