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Minutes - 03-08-2023

Town of Leicester
Selectboard Meeting Minutes
Wednesday, March 8, 2023
*Unapproved*
** See subsequent minutes for any changes
 
Members Present: Diane Benware, Brad Lawes, Diane Randall, Tom Barker, John Rouse
 
Others Present:  Julie Delphia, Sandra Trombley, Secretary
 
Call to Order:  Meeting called to order at 6:30 p.m. by Town Clerk/Treasurer; followed by Pledge of Allegiance.
 
Pledge of Allegiance:
 
NEW BUSINESS:
 
Julie entertained a motion to nominate a Chair of the Board.
 
Motion by Tom and second John to nominate Diane Benware as Chair of the Board.  4 yes and 1 abstention by Diane.  So, approved.
 
Julie turned meeting over to Chair of the Board.
 
Board Reorganization & Appointments:
 
Motion by John and second by Brad to nominate Tom Barker as Vice-Chair of the Board.  4 yes and 1 abstention by Tom.  So, approved.
 
Motion by Tom and second by John to nominate Brad Lawes as Road Commissioner.  4 yes and 1 abstention by Brad.  So, approved.
 
Motion by Tom and second by Brad to nominate John Rouse as Supervisor of Buildings and Grounds. 4 yes and 1 abstention by John.  So, approved.
 
Board reaffirms Sandra Trombley as Clerk.  All in favor.  So, approved.
 
Board reaffirms the Addison Independent as media of record.  All in favor.  So, approved.
 
Board reaffirms that the Chair may place ads on behalf of Selectboard.  All in favor.  So, approved.
 
Board reaffirms that the Chair may second a motion.  All in favor.  So, approved.
 
Board reaffirms that the Board will follow the Civil Rules of Conduct and follow the Robert’s Rules of Order for small boards.  All in favor.  So, approved.
 
Board reaffirms that any one of the Selectboard can sign on behalf of the Board for orders that need attention prior to a meeting.  All in favor.  So, approved.
 
Board reaffirms that regular meetings are the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month at 6:30 p.m.  All in favor.  So, approved.
 
 
 
Board Re-appointments:
 
  •               Arlan Pidgeon as Tree Warden.  All in favor.  So, approved.
  •               Motion by Tom and second by John to re-appoint Jeff McDonough as First Constable and Mike Rakowitz as Second Constable; with no law enforcement authority.  All in favor.  So, approved.
 
Review/Authorization to Pay Bills:
 
Motion by John and second by Tom authorizing Julie to pay the bills.  All in favor.  So, approved.
 
Julie confirmed that they are paying the bill for the sanders purchased.  The invoice was not itemized as requested, and stated the amount the town owed for the two sanders.
 
Board felt that going forward they need to pay closer attention to details.
 
 
EXECUTIVE SESSION:
 
Motion by Tom and second by John to go into Executive Session at 6:54 p.m. to discuss possible legal action.  All in favor.  So, approved.
 
Motion by Tom and second Brad to come out of Executive Session at 7:39 p.m. with no action taken.  All in favor.  So, approved.
 
Motion by Tom to adjourn at 7:39 p.m.
 
Next meeting:  Monday, March 20, 2023 
 
Respectfully submitted,
 
 
Sandra L. Trombley, Secretary