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Minutes - 06-19-2023

Town of Leicester
Selectboard Meeting Minutes
Monday, June 19, 2023
** See subsequent minutes for any changes
Members Present: Diane Benware, Diane RandallBrad Lawes, John Rouse, Tom Barker
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 Added Cemetery
Approval of June 5, 2023 Minutes:
Motion by Tom and second by Diane R. to approve minutes of June 5, 2023 as written.  3 yes and 2 abstentions (Diane B. & Brad).  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.
Reports from Town Officials, Committees:
Road Foreman:
Arlan reported that Scott did some grading and hauled some gravel and put in the posts for the speed signs. 
Diane mentioned the hole on the Lower Bullock Road where someone sat and spun a deep hole.  
Tom mentioned the graffiti on the new bridge.
Town Clerk/Treasurer:
Julie reported that VLCT stated that Robbie could waive the compensation for ACO, but we should have it writing.  Julie provided a Waiver of Compensation Form that Robbie needs to sign.  He has to revoke the waiver in writing.
Julie hasn’t been able to get in touch with Marcel Brunet for an estimate for the White Building.  The people that backed into the building will pay for it once we have an estimate.
Tom mentioned that he would like to get someone down this year for work on the White Building and Meeting House.  Painting needs to be done and the window sills in the Meeting House need to be replaced.
Julie received the Financial Management Questionnaire from the State auditors.  It was presented to the Selectboard and Diane signed on behalf of the Selectboard.
There was discussion about OCW mosquito spraying and buffer zones.  There was discussion of a meeting coming up of the Lake Dunmore/Fern Lake Association where they are being asked to pay for the landowners of Salisbury, who live on the lake, to be sprayed.
Sheriff’s Department Contract:
Diane went over the specifics of Sheriff’s Department Contract. 
Julie has been getting complaints about the Junction. 
Motion by John and second by Brad to sign a contract for 20 hours a month with half of the hours covering rolling patrols and the other half covering the Junk Ordinance and contract to be reviewed in December. Junk Ordinance being top priority.   4 yes, 1 no (Tom).  So, approved.
Diane signed the contract on behalf of the Board. 
Weight Permit:  None
Tom wanted to discuss the cemetery rules and regulations and paperwork.  
There was discussion for the need of a Cemetery Sexton.  The Cemetery Sexton, Cemetery Committee or other town official should be notified before any digging or before anyone is buried.  Memorials should remain within corner markers and not encroach on another marked cemetery lot.  Someone needs to be in charge of the paperwork.
Diane will contact Donna Pidgeon to see if she would be interested in being appointed as Cemetery Sexton.
Executive Session:  None
Motion by Tom and second by John to adjourn at 7:50 p.m.  All in favor.  So, approved.
Next meeting Monday, July 10, 2023 due to July 3rd holiday.
Respectfully submitted,
Sandra L. Trombley, Secretary