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Meeting Minutes - 2.05.18

Town of Leicester
Selectboard Meeting Minutes
Monday, February 5, 2018
*Unapproved*
** See subsequent minutes for any changes
 
Members Present:  Diane Benware, Tom Barker, Ron Fiske, Brad Lawes, John Rouse
 
Others Present:  Arlan Pidgeon, Julie Delphia, Sandra Trombley, Secretary
 
Call to OrderMeeting called to order at 6:30 p.m. by Chair.
 
Pledge of Allegiance:
 
Review of Agenda:   Added Weight Permits and Independent Contractor Contracts. 
 
Approval of January 15, 2018 Minutes:
 
Motion by Brad and second by John to approve minutes of January 15, 2018 as written.  1 abstention (Tom) and 3 in favor.   So, approved.
 
Review/Authorization to Pay Bills:
 
Motion by John and second by Tom authorizing Julie to pay bills.  All in favor.  So, approved.
 
Reports from Town Officials, Committees:
 
Town Clerk/Treasurer:
 
Julie reported about the notice for the mandatory 2018 Occupational Injuries and Illnesses Survey, specific to highway, street, bridge employees.  Julie must document if anyone gets hurt on the job.
 
Julie contacted Ed about a re-appraisal.  He said there were two options he thought were viable.  The first would be to convince the State to allow a data quality study.  It could be done in one year for a cost of around $39,000.   They could possibly complete it for 2020.  A full re-appraisal would take two years and couldn’t start until 2019 for completion in 2021 and cost around $75,000.   
 
The Board agreed to have Julie investigate the data quality study.  
 
Julie reported that they are reaching the time for the May contract date for the copier.
 
New copier people came and are willing to buy out the contract and it would still be cheaper than what the Town is currently paying.  They are the company that just put the copiers in RNESU.
 
Julie got an email from the current copier salesman and he would like to come and talk about their account.
 
Board agrees Julie to go with the new company if the price is the same or less than what they are currently paying.
 
Julie reported that the new Milfoil Grant application is being sent in at the end of this week.  She received a $500 check from LDFLA this week.
BCA meeting five or ten minutes prior to the next Selectboard Meeting on February 19th.  
 
Julie will mail out notices.
 
Town Meeting March 5th at 7:00 p.m.
 
Julie reported that propane is being delivered every week.
 
Brad will try to contact the guy that will be doing the shed roof and foam insulation and try to get on his calendar for spring.
 
Road Foreman:
 
Arlan had no new information to report.
 
Cemetery Committee:
 
Health Officer:
 
Weight Permits: 
 
Weight permits were signed.
 
CORRESPONDENCE:
 
Discussion of the correspondence about 2018 paving grant.
 
Department of Public Safety and First Net which is in regard to the new Emergency Broadband Network Meeting for First Responders.  Contact Julie if interested.
 
Web-site request from Senior Guidance organization dedicated to VT Assisted Living.  Board’s practice has been to declined.
 
Municipal Delegation for Waste Water System and Potable Water.  A municipality can issue the permits if they want to.  Board does not want to take over the permitting process.
 
Town needs to get the Municipal Road General Permit by July 31, 2018.  After Town Meeting, they will work on the LEOP and the Municipal Road General Permit.
 
 
NEW BUSINESS:
 
Independent Contractor Contracts:
 
There were requested changes from Cal and Lem.  Julie wanted to verify that the Board approved. 
 
Cal requested $10 per town lawn mowing. 
 
Lem requested to go from $55 to $60 hour for roadside mowing. 
 
Gus was willing to maintain the same price.
 
Contracts were signed by the Board for Cal, Lem, Gus and Don Durkee.
 
OLD BUSINESS:
 
Old Jerusalem Road Culvert update:
 
Discussion of the Finance and Maintenance Agreement from VTrans in regard to Old Jerusalem Road Railroad Crossing that was received a month or so ago.  Diane sent a message to Adam and Josh to see if they knew anything about why the Town is being held responsible for some of the maintenance.
 
The Town never asked for a change.
 
The timeline for the Old Jerusalem Road culvert is estimated at 3 – 5 years.
 
Temporary bridge, raising the road or moving the road discussion.
 
Diane will tell Gary Sweeney that town is not moving the road and will proceed with the culvert project and intend to close the road for two months.
 
Ron was asking questions about the other culvert on the other side of Route 7.  Diane will check into it.
 
BUILDING NEEDS:
 
 
HIGHWAY CONCERNS/NEEDS:
 
Town Shed:
 
LIMITED PUBLIC OPINION:
 
EXECUTIVE SESSION:
 
Motion by John and second by Ron to adjourn meeting at 7:20 p.m.
 
Next Meeting:  February 19, 2018
 
 
Respectfully submitted,
 
 
Sandra L. Trombley
Selectboard Secretary