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Meeting Minutes

Town of Leicester
Selectboard Meeting Minutes
Monday, December 5, 2016
*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, Sandra Trombley, Secretary
 
Call to OrderMeeting called to order at 6:30 p.m. by Chair.
 
Pledge of Allegiance:
 
Board welcomed John Rouse.
 
Review of Agenda
 
Approval of November 21, 2016 minutes:
 
Motion by Tom and second by Ron to approve minutes of November 21, 2016 as written.
3 in favor.  1 abstention.  So approved.
 
Review/Authorization to Pay Bills:
 
Motion by Tom and second by Ron to approve bills.  All in favor.  So approved.
 
Reports from Town Officials, Committees:
 
Town Clerk/Treasurer:
 
Julie reported that the auditor, Tom Telling, is coming tomorrow.  The goal is to have it done by the end of year.
 
The public meeting for the Planning Commission will be the last Tuesday of December for the zoning regulations.  Then the regulations will be sent to the Selectboard for their public meeting and Board will need to do the DRB.  The Selectboard will have an open meeting the 16th of January.  Another meeting will be held in January to formally approve it.  J
 
When Julie gets this all done, she will send the copy to Selectboard and Planning Commission.
 
Diane provided a little background to John about the zoning regulation revision process. 
 
Road Foreman:
 
Arlan reported they did some grading and hauled gravel last week. 
 
Arlan has signs and posts.
 
Arlan report their salt is full.
 
Cemetery Committee:
 
Health Officer:
 
Weight Permits:
 
CORRESPONDENCE:
 
Town Energy Plan Training:
 
Addison County Regional Planning is inviting folks to a Municipal Energy Planning and Implementation of Act 74 on Wednesday, December 7th at Regional Planning Office at 6:00 p.m.  A second meeting will be held in February.
 
NEW BUSINESS:
 
Further 2017 Budget Thoughts:
 
Tom reported that Dave Crane’s quote for the Town Shed heating system will be coming next week.
 
Dave reported to Tom that the costs for the heating system at the White Building ended up being more than he had quoted.
 
Arlan thinks they should check over the roof on the Town Shed.  They need to put money in the budget for a new roof.
 
Tom asked about paving.  Arlan mentioned two areas; Pioneer Auto to the Salisbury line or by Miner’s on Rt.53 down to Stone Brook Road. 
 
Diane mentioned that there is culvert/bridge work to be done.
 
Arlan reminded the Board that the l989 loader is getting older.  It’s working fine right now, but it’s getting older.
 
Julie will have a preliminary budget to work from for the next meeting on December 19th.
 
Julie mentioned to think about the warning.  There are two items to consider; putting the tax date back from October 15th to November 15th and the constable being appointed, not elected.
 
Diane asked about Town Office expenses.
 
Julie mentioned talking/thinking about heat pumps, the vault with humidity and temperature controls.
 
There was discussion about the highway fund and acquisition fund.
 
Senior Center Maintenance:
 
The Board recessed to go and look at the White Building’s new heating system.
 
The Board returned to the meeting and reconvened.
 
Ron offered to take care of a few minor things that need to be repaired.
 
OLD BUSINESS:
 
Contract with BFD: update
 
Board reviewed the contract and meeting with the Chief of the Brandon Fire Department with John.
 
Motion by Tom and second by Ron to accept the BFD’s $44,000 annual fee for the next four years for fire coverage.  All in favor.  So approved.
 
BUILDING NEEDS:
 
The brick building’s ramp and hatchway door is still on Brad’s list. 
 
HIGHWAY CONCERNS/NEEDS:
 
Town Shed: 
 
LIMITED PUBLIC OPINION: 
 
EXECUTIVE SESSION:
 
Motion by John and second by Diane to adjourn at 7:58 p.m. 
 
Next Meeting:  Monday, December 19, 2016
 
Respectfully submitted,
 
Sandra L. Trombley
Selectboard Secretary