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Meeting Minutes

Town of Leicester
Selectboard Meeting Minutes
Monday May 2, 2016
** See subsequent minutes for any changes
Members Present:  Diane Benware, Tom Barker, Ron Fiske
Absent Members: Brad Lawes
Others Present:  Julie Delphia, Arlan Pidgeon, 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 18, 2016 minutes:
Motion by Tom and second by Ron to approve minutes of April 18, 2016 as written. All in favor.  So approved.
Reports from Town Officials, Committees:
Road Foreman:
Arlan reported they need a pump for the chloride truck.  Scott worked on it today.  It had a leak.  Arlan or Scott will talk with Brad for advice.
Arlan reported and provided a quote for the steel for the shed project at $7,400. 
Board authorized Arlan to proceed and order the steel.
Town Clerk/Treasurer:
Delinquent taxes are at $97,300. 
Diane will contact Beth.
Cemetery Committee:
Tom reported that the Committee talked about the price of burial lots to be $350 for Leicester residents; present or past.
Tom reported the Committee is in the process of getting the new section lettered and processed.
They talked about getting Don Durkee back to do another cleaning of stones.
Motion by Ron and second by Diane to approve starting cost of burial rights of $350 per lot starting June 1st.  All in favor.  So approved.
Motion by Ron and second by Diane to authorize up to $2,000 from the Cemetery Fund for cleaning stones.  All in favor.  So approved.  Tom will contact Don.
Next Cemetery Meeting is May 12, 2016.
Diane mentioned that the more the Cemetery Committee has formalized in writing related to burial rights, the better.
Mike Magoon has laid it all out and there was discussion of corner markers. 
Tom is going to update the maps. 
Tom stated that the Committee’s intent is also to get the north side fenced in.  The Committee will look into current pricing.
Health Officer:
Diane will look into the house next to the store.
Animal Control Officer:
Weight Permits:
Weight permit from Engineer’s Construction Inc. was signed by Tom.
Paving Grant:
Brian Sanderson contacted Julie that they only have $125,000 left.  Julie told him that the Town was still interested.  He said he would put the Town in for the $125,000.  Julie hasn’t heard anything.
Milfoil Grant:
Grant is $50,000.  Chair signed on behalf of the Town.
Green Up Day:
PACIF Followup:
Julie reviewed items that needed action.
Julie will send list back with dates.
Motion by Tom and second by Ron to approve the bills.  All in favor.  So approved.
Green Up Day:
Green Up is Saturday, May 7th.  Free lunch for workers from 11:30 – 1:30.
Julie will put a notice on Front Porch Forum.
Seeking Replacement:
Motion by Tom and second by Ron to accept Ken Young’s letter of resignation with regrets.  All in favor.  So approved.
Board needs to be looking for residents to submit letters of interest.  Diane will place a notice in Leicester News.
Ron reported that McCray can start work on the foundation of the meeting house in a couple months.
The roof and ramp to the meeting house needs attention.
Julie reminded the Board about the vault space.
Ron & Tom will check the Town Office roof.
Town Shed: 
Motion by Diane to adjourn at 7:40 p.m.
Next Meeting:  May 16, 2016
Respectfully submitted,
Sandra L. Trombley
Selectboard Secretary