APRIL 23, 2018
Members Present: Keith Squires, Daniel Harvey, Reggie Jennings Jr.,
Members Absent: Cynthia Browning
Also Present: Jack McDonough-GNAT-TV
The regular Selectboard meeting was called to order at 8:15pm by Chairman Keith Squires – following a presentation by a rep from the Conservation Fund.
Minutes Meeting of April 9, 2018: Mr. Jennings made a motion to approve the minutes of the meeting of April 9, 2018 as presented. Seconded by Mr. Williams. Motion carried.
Highways: Mr. Squires reported that the road crew has been grading, as well as dealing with the recent bad weather, and doing general ‘cleanup’ around Town.
Mr. Squires also reported that the recent wind storm caused there to be several downed wires in town, but all have been repaired. He also stated that he is still getting numbers for the new Town truck. He also stated that he has had some complaints from townspeople about gravel and dirt being pushed onto lawns from snow plows this winter, but we are not going to be cleaning up individual lawns.
Water Department: Mr. Squires reported that the Chittenden Drive Project is due to be completed on Thursday – weather providing.
Warrants & Orders: Operating Account: Mr. Harvey made a motion to authorize payment of WD Warrant #8 for the amount of $6,990.15 from the Water Department Operating Account. Seconded by Mr. Jennings. Motion carried. Bond Bank Account: Mr. Harvey made a motion to authorize payment of a total amount of $870.00 from the Bond Bank Account with $870.00 to Aldrich & Elliott for engineering services per their invoice #77565. Seconded by Mr. Williams. Motion carried.
Camping on the Battenkill: Mr. Squires reported that invoices pertaining to the Camping on the Battenkill work – will be paid— pending receipt of payment from the State. Mr. Squires also stated that two major portions of the project are going to be completed soon.
7A Sidewalk Contract-Engineering: Mr. Harvey made a motion to authorize signature of the contract with for engineering with Dufresne Engineering from Manchester for engineering services for the 7A sidewalk to the Park. The Dufresne proposal was for $52,000, and the budgeted amount for the project was $58,000. The company will start basic work in two months, with a three year completion anticipated. Seconded by Mr. Williams. Motion carried.
New Business: Vendors Permits: Mr. Harvey made a motion to approve the Vendors permit for St. James Episcopal Church for Normans’ Attic to be held August 4, 2018 from 9am to 4pm and to have Church Street closed off for the duration of the event. Seconded by Mr. Jennings. In discussion, Janet noted that there will be a Sheriff present for traffic control from 8am to 2pm. Janet noted that the fee for this permit has been paid and proof of insurance submitted. Motion carried. Mr. Harvey made a motion to approve the Vendors permit for St. James Episcopal Church Annual Harvest Fest to be held September 29, 2018 and to have Church Street closed off for the duration of the event. Seconded by Mr. Jennings. In discussion, Janet noted that there will be a Sheriff present for traffic control. Janet also noted that the permit fee has been paid and proof of insurance submitted. Motion carried.
Mr. Williams reported that there was chimney work needed at the Community House, and the cost will be approximately $3000. He asked if the appropriation monies could be made available for the work before the tax money is collected. No decision was made.
Warrants & Orders: General Warrant: Mr. Harvey made a motion to authorize payment of $22,757.96 from Warrant # 8 dated April 24, 2018. Seconded by Mr. Jennings. Motion carried.
All Other Business: Events: Janet reminded the Board that Greenup is Saturday May 5th – at the Fisher School this year. There will be a Household Hazardous Waste Day on Saturday May 12, 2018 from 8am – 1pm at the Bennington Transfer Station.
Mr. Harvey moved to adjourn the meeting. Seconded by Mr. Jennings. Motion carried. The meeting was adjourned at 8:40pm.
Janet Barry, Recording Secretary
meeting video taped
cc: files, T. Clerk