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Meeting Minutes

Town of Leicester

Selectboard Meeting Minutes

Monday, February 21, 2011


**See subsequent minutes for any changes.

Members Present:  Diane Benware, Ken Young, Ron Fiske, Bob Oliver

Members Absent:  Tom Barker

Others Present:  Julie Delphia, Arlan Pidgeon, Kate Briggs, Sandy Trombley, Secretary

Call to Order:  Meeting called to order at 6:30 p.m. followed by Pledge of Allegiance.


Review of Agenda:   Agenda reviewed.


Approval of Minutes of February 7, 2011: 


Motion by Ron to approve minutes of February 7, 2011 as written.  Second by Ken.  All in favor.  So approved.


Review/Authorize Payment of Bills:  Bills made their rounds for signatures.


Reports from Town Officials, Committees:


Town Clerk/Treasurer:


Julie gave a brief explanation of the bills.


Delinquent taxes are at $83,530.  $99,600 with penalties & interest.  A few more checks came in.  Beth was in looking up information for a tax sale.  Timing may be an issue.


We are accepting dog licensing for April 1st.


Rabies Clinic is the March 17th, from 5:00 – 6:00 Town Office, $12.


We are waiting on CLA response about appealing time frame.


Motion by Ken to hire Ron Fiske to set up sound system at the cost of $100 for Town Meeting.  Second by Bob.  All in favor.  So approved.


 Voting is on Tuesday, March 1st.


The Moderator or the Chair of the governing body has to sign the form if Julie gets re-elected.


Road Foreman:


Arlan purchased the new sander.  Sand is in good shape.


Weight Permit:


Arlan reviewed and o.k.’s three weight permits.  Road Commissioner signed.


  • Lawrence Miner, Basin Harbor Road, Vergennes
  • New England Woodcraft
  • J.P. Carrara


Zoning Administrator:


Kate talked about the board’s request for zoning application.  She doesn’t have the packet and needs to get the language from Tom.  Challenges for Change now has language that is required on all zoning application.


Action:  Diane will contact Tom.


Diane needs to request Municipal Planning Grant.


Kate has been contacted by the Town of Whiting.  They asked if Kate would be willing to do Zoning Administrator for them.  Very minimal work.  Kate will go and talk with them.


Discussion about Fairpoint and permit requirements for telecommunications.  No permit requirement for equipment.


Listers:  No report.


Cemetery Committee:  No report.





Town Report Review.  Preparation for Town Meeting:


Discussion about topics that might come up at Town Meeting.


Reappraisal has started and on-going.


Diane explained they had a meeting at Senior Center to talk about how they might celebrate their 250th Anniversary. There was a poster made for Town Meeting.  March 9th there will be another meeting.  July 23rd – October 23rd.  Some things discussed were pot luck, corn maze, pay it forward idea: 250 good deeds, research for old photos of buildings.


Michael Dowd, 355 Shackett Road was reporting fence damage by the snow plow.  No action taken.




Tom Telling sent Board the engagement letter.  He will be conducting the audit on the 2010 books.  He will begin in September and plan to issue the audit by the end of November.  He will contact Julie to gather what he will need.


Action:  Diane signed engagement letter on behalf of the Board.


Public Opinion:  None


Motion by Bob to adjourn at 7:17 p.m.  Second by Ken.  All in favor.  So approved.


Next meeting, Monday, March 7, 2011.







Sandra L. Trombley

Selectboard Secretary