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Meeting Minutes 04-17-17

Town of Leicester
Selectboard Meeting Minutes
Monday, April 17, 2017
*Unapproved*
** See subsequent minutes for any changes
 
Members Present:  Diane Benware, Tom Barker, Ron Fiske, John Rouse
 
Members Absent:  Brad Lawes
 
Others Present:  Julie Delphia, Arlan Pidgeon, Mary Anne Sullivan, Sandra Trombley, Secretary
 
Call to OrderMeeting called to order at 6:30 p.m. by Chair.
 
Pledge of Allegiance:
 
Review of Agenda:  
 
Approval of April 3, 2017 minutes:
 
Motion by Tom and second by John to approve minutes of April 3, 2017 as written.  All 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 that delinquent taxes were at $112,700.
 
Julie gave the Board some ideas about what the school had in mind for a celebration.  They want to do it during the school day.  No major expenditure involved.  The Board would be happy to be involved.
 
Julie provided the final contract which is Don Durkee’s for cleaning the head stones.
 
Motion by John and second by Diane to approve contract for Don Durkee for head stone cleaning.  All in favor.  So approved.
 
Road Foreman:
 
Arlan reported that he purchased some cutting edges today for the grader and charged them to the Town.  Arlan reimbursed the Town with a check.
 
Arlan talked about grading when weather permitted.
 
Arlan looked at a truck for use as a chloride truck. 
 
Tom mentioned a truck in New Hampshire that he saw on Craig’s List.
 
Motion by John and second by Ron to authorize Tom to make decisions on behalf of the Board to purchase a chloride truck for a sum not to exceed $5,000 from the Equipment Fund.  All in favor.  So approved.
 
Arlan tried to talk with the guy about the roof on the shed. 
 
Brad will need to give the Board a name of an engineer.
 
Cemetery Committee:
 
Health Officer:
 
Diane reported that in the last week she had to investigate a horse bite.  Diane stated that John Chandler was very helpful.  He called the owner of the horse and explained the situation.  Diane will call John to follow up on the paperwork about the horse’s shots.
 
Diane has also investigated a garbage complaint.  She will continue to follow up with them.
 
Diane reported that on Friday, the school had a very nice celebration.  Laura Coro’s third and fourth grade class worked all year; to interview people, gather information and resources, and took photos, to publish a little history book called, The Making of a Town.  This was their publication party.   Diane acknowledged they did an outstanding job, very nicely done.
 
Little Pressroom thought they did such a nice job, that it was worthy of a wire bound binding and gave them more pages to put in it for the same price.
 
CORRESPONDENCE:
 
Paving Grant:
 
The paving grant was sent for $79,112 to do a 4,700’ stretch on Lake Dunmore Road.
 
Arlan mentioned that Gary would like to get started on the town’s portion of the paving.
 
Motion by Tom and second by Ron to approve the paving of Lake Dunmore Road with the funds approved at Town Meeting in the amount of $70,000 to come out of the highway fund.  All in favor.  So approved.
 
NEW BUSINESS:
 
Conversation with Zoning Administrator:
 
Mary Anne reported that she attended an April 6th Workshop on Flood Plain Resilience.
 
Mary Anne presented a letter to the Board and explained issues of zoning violations.  The number of complaints grows.
 
The ZBA, now the DRB, sent Mary Anne back to the Selectboard for their approval on how to proceed.
 
Mary Anne gave some background and explained how she would like to proceed.  She would like to coordinate anything coming from the Town.
 
Motion by Tom and second by Ron to authorize Zoning Administrator to talk with Town’s attorney.  All in favor.  So approved.
 
Mary Anne is concerned about the change in the new regulation on the percentage of lot coverage around the lake. She fears there will be some problems because they can only develop 20%.
 
Mary Anne plans on sending letters to the lake front properties about the new regulations in the next few weeks.
 
The Board commented that they appreciate her pro-active approach.
 
Green Up Day:
 
Green Up Day is Saturday, May 6th.  The Town is offering free lunch from Noon – 1:30 p.m.  Lem is planning on picking up bags for the same price as last year.  Green Up bags are here.  There will be an ad in the paper.
 
OLD BUSINESS:
 
BUILDING NEEDS:
 
HIGHWAY CONCERNS/NEEDS:
 
Town Shed:
 
LIMITED PUBLIC OPINION: 
 
EXECUTIVE SESSION:
 
Motion by Tom and second by John to adjourn at 7:30 p.m. 
 
Next Meeting:  Monday, May 1, 2017
 
Respectfully submitted,
 
 
Sandra L. Trombley
Selectboard Secretary