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Meeting Minutes

Town of Leicester

Selectboard Meeting Minutes


Tuesday, September 2, 2008




** See subsequent minutes for any changes


Members Present:  Diane Benware, Tom Barker, Ron Fiske, Bob Oliver, Ken Young


Others Present:  John Hughes, Mary Hughes, Arlan Pidgeon, Andrew Peterson, Sandra Trombley


Call to Order:  Meeting called to order at 6:30 by Chair, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.


Agenda Review:  Agenda reviewed.


Minutes of August 18, 2008:  Motion by Tom to approve minutes of August 18.  Seconded by Bob.  Motion passed unanimously.


Review and Sign Orders for Bill Payments:  Selectboard reviewed and signed orders.


Reports from Town Officials or Committees: 


·         Ken had a request for larger detour signs on Rt.53 indicating “bridge out” so larger vehicles could turn around sooner, making it easier and safer.  Tom will check into getting signs. 

·         Chair asked what board would like to do about the J. Anderson letter concerning reimbursement for auto damage.  Motion by Tom not to take action.  Seconded by Ron.  Motion passed unanimously.

·         Ron mentioned the need for money for training.  There may be some money in budget for this.


New Business:


Action:  Confirm ZBA Secretary:  Motion by Tom to accept Sandra Trombley as Secretary to ZBA.  Seconded by Ron.  Motion passed unanimously.  Motion by Tom to pay $12 per hour for work as ZBA Secretary and $17 per hour transcribing past minutes.  Seconded by Ken.  Motion passed unanimously.


Action:  Conversation with Andrew Peterson, Zoning Administrator.   Letter from Andrew about his work time as Zoning Administrator.  He could perform a lot of his duties by cell phone, but his current cell phone cannot handle the calls.  If he is out of area he cannot be reached.  He made a proposal to the board to upgrade his cell phone for a one-time upgrade fee of $150  and $60 per month for service for a total of $870.   The other option would be adding another day to his schedule.   $200 per month for a total of $2400 a year if he was to add another day to his schedule.  Motion by Bob to pay the $870.  Seconded by Ken.  Motion passed unanimously.


Discussion about scheduling ZBA meeting to hear Johnson appeal.  Need for better communication between members, applicants, and Zoning Administrator.  Andrew will train Sandy.  Andrew and Sandy will schedule some time to train.


Old Business:


Action:  Road Work Update:  Arlan reported driveways on Hooker Rd to be done, still working on sand/salt, culverts need to be checked.  Bob mentioned that we still need to visit the water problem on Ken’s property.   Bob mentioned the need to divert water on Maple St. at the Jim Sherwin residence.  Arlan will check into this.  Arlan will check with R. Charbonneau to see if he could do the work on reinforcing the shed for the price of $3,800 or less. 


Action:  Letter from Cargill/Barrett Truck:  Arlan signed letter of intent for salt to have on file.  $56.06 a ton for salt.


Limited Public Opinion:    No public opinion.


Executive Session:


Motion by Tom, seconded by Ken to go into Executive Session at 7:55 p.m. to discuss pending legal action.  Motion passed unanimously.


Motion by Tom, seconded by Ken to come out of Executive Session at 8:00 p.m. with no action taken.  Motion passed unanimously. 


Other Business:


Chair asked Sandy to attend informational meeting Monday, September 8, 2008 at the Meeting House.  Sandy will attend.


Motion by Ron and seconded by Ken to adjourn at 8:05 p.m.  Motion passed unanimously.  Meeting adjourned 8:05 p.m.


Next meeting Monday, September 15, 2008, 6:30 p.m.



Respectfully submitted,



Sandra L. Trombley

Selectboard Secretary