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Minutes - 11-01-2022

  Town of Leicester
Selectboard Meeting Minutes
Tuesday, November 1, 2022
** See subsequent minutes for any changes
Members Present: Diane Benware, Diane Randall, John Rouse, Tom Barker
Members Absent:  Brad Lawes
Others Present:  Julie Delphia, Arlan Pidgeon, Sandra Trombley
Call to Order:  Meeting called to order at 6:30 p.m. by Chair.
Pledge of Allegiance:
Review of Agenda 
Approval of October 17, 2022 Minutes:
Motion by Tom and second by Diane R. to approve minutes of October 17, 2022 as written.  3 in favor.  1 abstention (John) So, approved. 
Review/Authorization to Pay Bills:
Motion by John and second by Diane R. authorizing Julie to pay the bills.  All in favor.  So, approved.
Reports from Town Officials, Committees:
Town Clerk/Treasurer:
Julie requested approval to pay Arlan’s fuel surcharge, refund overpayment of taxes, assessments and appropriations, and state and school education tax.
Motion by Diane R. and second by Diane B. to approve the payment of Arlan’s fuel surcharge, refund overpayment of taxes, assessments and appropriations, and state and school education tax.  All in favor.  So, approved.
Julie reported that Front Porch Forum would like the town to make a contribution.  The Board was in agreement to make a $100 contribution.
Julie reported the bridge will be open by November 4th.  
VTrans will have the final inspection Monday at 1:00 p.m. at the bridge.  This does not hold up the opening of the bridge. Julie asked if anyone would like to be there to represent the town to let her know.
Julie shared that someone made an error on the payment of their taxes and Julie sent them a little note.  They were very grateful and they sent Julie a check payable to the Town of Leicester for them to have coffee and doughnuts or the like. Julie and Diane thought maybe they could get cookies and candy for the election; something that all the people that come into the office would be able to enjoy.  Everyone thought that was a good idea.
John asked where they were at with the lawn mowing budget; wondering if they were under or over budget.
Julie looked up the lawns, roadside, and cemetery budgets.  They are currently under budget.
Road Foreman:
Arlan reported they did some grading and changed the culvert on Mindy Currier’s driveway.  He spread a little gravel.
He looked at the culvert down on the lower Bullock Road.  The problem is that they built the ditch up so much four or five years ago that the water can’t get out and it stays right there beside the road.  There’s no sense in changing the culvert because the water isn’t going anywhere.  Arlan is going to talk with Andy Hogan.  For now, Arlan is going to dump some stone.
Arlan reported they got two loads of salt today.
Arlan has not gotten the sanders yet.  The tailgate sander is there; but not the other.
Tom mentioned that Arlan should pull the post up where the electronic speed sign was.
John reported that someone tried to push over the electronic speed sign.  He took it down Saturday.  It did not hurt the sign.
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John reported on the generator information.  The cost from Taylor Rental would be $8,000 for a 19.5 kilowatt Generac that will run all three buildings with three switches.  You would need to get an electrician for installation and wiring.
Motion by Tom and second by John to go into Executive Session to discuss possible legal matter at 6:56 p.m.  All in favor.  So, approved.
Motion by Tom and second by Diane R. to come out of Executive Session at 7:13 p.m. with no action taken.  All in favor.  So, approved.
Motion by Tom to adjourn at 7:13 p.m.
Next meeting:  Monday, November 21, 2022
Respectfully submitted,
Sandra L. Trombley, Secretary