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Meeting Minutes

Town of Leicester
Selectboard Meeting Minutes
Monday, July 21, 2014
** See subsequent minutes for any changes
Members Present:  Diane Benware, Ron Fiske, Tom Barker, Ken Young, Brad Lawes
Others Present:  Julie Delphia, Arlan Pidgeon, Sandra Trombley, Secretary
Call to OrderMeeting called to order at 6:30 p.m. by Chair.
Review of Agenda: 
Approval of Minutes of July 7, 2014:
Motion by Ron and second by Ken to approve minutes as amended with new Zoning Administrator’s name, David Atherton and clarifying by initials which Donna we are referring to in future minutes.  All in favor.  So approved.
Review/Authorization to Pay Bills: 
Motion by Ron and second by Ken to approve the bills.  All in favor.  So approved.
Reports from Town Officials, Committees:
Town Clerk/Treasurer:
Brandon Lumber is quoting a price for metal/wood framed bulletin boards to post public notices and warnings at the Town Office and Town Shed.
Motion by Ken and second by Brad authorizing Treasurer to purchase if cost is $500 or under.  All in favor.  So approved.
Julie talked about cemetery deeds. 
Motion by Ron and second by Ken to authorize Julie to contact Jim Carroll for legal review of the Cemetery Resolution and Cemetery Deeds.  All in favor.  So approved.
Julie received an email from James Ashby from Barstow School who does the water testing at the elementary school.   The Town Office gets their water from the school.  He will now need to test the Town Office water and have access to the Town Office.
Julie will get more clarification why the Town needs to be tested when it comes directly from the school; which is already tested.
Board suggested Julie let Mr. Ashby know the Town Office hours and inform him he can come during business hours.
Road Forman:
Arlan reported that they are hauling sand and have done some asphalt patching.
Board approved Arlan to bring in gravel to build up Lower Bullock Road.
Board approved Arlan getting another Leicester/Whiting Road sign.
Cemetery Committee:
There was discussion on proposed donation fees, stone cleaning and grounds work.
Donation fees will be discussed once Jim Carroll has completed the legal review and clarified other questions the Board had.
Arlan and Brad will talk about clearing brush and wire at the cemetery.
Town Health Officer:
Diane informed the Board that next Tuesday, she, as Town Health Officer is going to a mosquito and tick born diseases meeting at Café Provence. 
Weight Permits:  None
Resolution for time/date of meetings:
The Selectboard resolved that the Leicester Selectboard will meet on the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month beginning at 6:30 p.m.  All in favor.
Thank you note from the Pidgeon family for the $100 donation to Addison County Humane Society in memory of their mother and mother-in-law.
Need for ACRPC Delegate:
Randy Bisbee resigned as delegate for personal reasons.  Diane is still going, but Leicester is eligible for a 2nd delegate.  Diane will put something in the newspaper seeking another delegate. 
Setting Tax Rate:
Residential Rate: 1.6490
Non-Residential Rate:  1.7145
Selectboard signed the 2014 tax rate.
Julie requested the Board waive the late filer penalty fee.
Motion by Ken and second by Ron to waive the late filer penalty.  All in favor.  So approved.
Tom would like an update on the delinquent taxes.  Diane will call Beth.
Mosquito Concerns:
Diane and Brad brought the Board up-to-date on conversations with BLSG members and citizens about mosquito concerns.
Leslie Wright has contacted the Community Law Foundation and they are sending a couple people to the meet with the BLSG Board.
BLSG Board will be meeting with Leslie.
Ron reported that the sidewalk at the Meeting House needs some sealer. 
Motion by Tom and second by Ken to authorize Ron to purchase sealer.  All in favor.  So approved.
Ron will apply the sealer before winter.
Tom asked about the handicap entrance.  Diane will research transition standards.
Tom will cut back the lilac bushes brushing against the windows.
Limited Public Opinion:  None
Next Meeting:  August 4, 2014
Motion by Ron and second by Tom to adjourn at 8:00 p.m.
Respectfully submitted,
Sandra L. Trombley
Selectboard Secretary