FEBRUARY 5, 2018
Members Present: Keith Squires, Daniel Harvey, Cynthia Browning, Timothy Williams
Members Absent: Reggie Jennings Jr.
Also Present: Jack McDonough-GNAT-TV,
Susan Jennings, Maureen Harvey-Dog Park Committee
The meeting was called to order at 7:12pm by Chairman Keith Squires.
Minutes Meeting January 22, 2018 & Special Meetings of January 24, & January 29, 2018: Mr. Harvey made a motion to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of January 22, 2018, and the minutes of the Special Meetings of January 24, and January 29, 2018 as presented. Seconded by Mr. Williams. Motion carried.
Highways: Mr. Squires reported that the road crew has been dealing with the most recent storms. There was one small break down on one of the trucks – this was repaired – everything is back in working order. Ed Pike is still helping out when needed. There is still one highway crewman out on medical leave at present.
Water Department: Warrants & Orders: Operating Account: Mr. Harvey made a motion to authorize payment of $5,677.23 from the Water Department Operating Account for Warrant # WD Warrant #2 dated February 5, 2018. Seconded by Ms. Browning. Motion carried. The next Water Commissioners meeting will be Monday February 12, 2018.
Old Business: Dog Park Maureen Harvey reported that she had found some grants that would be applicable to the dog park. Maureen noted that a letter of support from the Board was needed for at least one of the grants. Ms. Browning made a motion to authorize Mr. Squires to write a letter of support for grant applications for the Dog Park as needed.
New Business: Liquor License: Mr. Harvey made a motion to approve the renewal of a second class liquor license for Dollar General Store #14270. Seconded by Ms. Browning. Motion carried.
Warrants & Orders: Camping on the Battenkill: Mr. Harvey made a motion to authorize payment of $3500.00 to Cutler Electric LLC for invoice #000107 for electrical work done at Camping on the Battenkill. Seconded by Ms. Browning. Motion carried. Mr. Squires noted that this is from the FEMA Hazard Mitigation special account.
Payroll: Mr. Harvey made a motion to authorize payment of $960.00 to Keith Squires for duties as Interim Administrator for the period of January 8, 2018 through February 3, 2018 as noted on
Payroll Order #6B dated February 5, 2018. Seconded by Ms. Browning. Motion carried with Mr. Harvey, Mr. Williams, and Ms. Browning voting in favor of the motion. Mr. Squires abstained from the vote. General Warrant: Mr. Harvey made a motion to authorize payment of Warrant Order # 2 dated February 6, 2018 for the amount of $14,339.24. Seconded by Mr. Williams. Motion carried.
Executive Session: Mr. Harvey made a motion that premature discussion of a personnel issue would cause the municipality to suffer substantial disadvantage. Seconded by Ms. Browning Motion carried. Mr. Harvey made a motion to enter into Executive Session for discussion of a personnel issue and to allow Maureen Harvey and Susan Jennings to remain for the session. Seconded by Ms. Browning. Motion carried. The Board entered into Executive Session at 7:45pm. The Board came out of Executive Session at 8:15pm. There were no actions or motions taken as a result of the Executive Session.
All Other Business: The Board was back in regular session at 8:16pm. Open Job Positions: Mr. Squires presented the Board with copies of job descriptions for the Land Use Administrator, and for the Administrative Assistant to the Selectboard. Board members reviewed Mr. Squire’s suggestions. The Board wanted to keep the position of Health Officer as a separate issue. There was discussion on how and when to interview – with the possibility of having Saturday interviews. The Board was in favor of having interviews on Saturday the 17th and Saturday the 24th of February. Letters will be mailed to the applicants with the job descriptions asking them to indicate what date and time will work best for them.
Loss Control Visit: Mr. Squires noted that VLCT’s Wade Masure made a visit to the Highway garage to check for possible OSHA issues. Wade sent a followup report noting several areas that need change or improvement. Mr. Squires noted that these are not serious issues but need to be corrected. Wade will be making a return visit in the near future.
Mr. Harvey made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Seconded by Mr. Williams. Motion carried. The meeting was adjourned at 9:55pm.
Mary M. Henning, Recording Secretary
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