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Meeting Minutes

Town of Leicester

Selectboard Meeting Minutes

Monday, February 7, 2011


**See subsequent minutes for any changes.

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

Others Present:  Julie Delphia, Arlan Pidgeon, 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 January 10, 17, 24, 2011: 


Motion by Tom to approve minutes of January 10, 17, 24, 2011 as written.  Second by Bob.  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 explained the bills.


$100 donation for Frances Monroe that the Board approved is in the bills; with a page for them to sign.


Town report is done and at the printer.


We appealed the CLA.


Road Foreman:


Arlan reported he would like to return $300 worth of parts he just purchased and purchase a tailgate sander for $3400 for the big truck.  He needs the sander for backup purposes.


Motion by Bob to approve Arlan’s request for tailgate sander for $3,400, less $300 paid out of equipment fund.  Second by Ron.  All in favor.  So approved.


Zoning Administrator:  No report.


Listers:  No report.


Cemetery Committee:  No report.


Weight Permit:


G. Stone Commercial weight permit.  Approved by Arlan.  Bob signed.




Highway Grants:


Tom Roberts sent the packet for Class II roadway program and town highway structures program.  Project applications are due April 4, 2011. 


Discussion of possible roads that need to be paved:

  • Swinington Hill – top of hill back to town line.
  • Maple Run Road
  • Lake Dunmore Road
  • Up the hill by Shacket’s


Roads Designations:


Certificate of Highway Mileage Access Permit.  28.005 miles Class I, II, III and .85 Class IV.


Julie stated that we need to change the name on Maple Run Road.   We need to add the extension to Stove Pipe and Isthmus Road.  Need a copy of Selectboard minutes where we actually took on the roads/extension and send with the paperwork.


Board signed the paperwork.


Action:  Diane will contact Jonathan Croft for clarification of questions. 


Action:  Arlan will use wheel on Isthmus to determine its length.


Diane shared Kate’s proposed Access Permit form. 


Action:  Selectboard would like included; the documentation requirements of the grade and width of culverts, etc. (see packet Tom gave her previously).  Documentation should be attached to application.  Form on hold for now.




Town Report copy provided to Board to review prior to February 28th meeting.


Motion by Tom to approve payment of $100 to Addison County Field days for donation in memory of Frances Monroe.  Second by Ken.  All in favor.  So approved.


Motion by Tom to approve the payment of all federal and state taxes and fees for calendar year 2011 as required.  Second by Bob.  All in favor.  So approved.


Bob was approached by someone asking about the grader. 


Ken reported that Lawes will sell their 1987 Ford for $9,000.  They will service the truck, put on a 8’ boom, attach a 2” electric valve, set it all up ready, for the sum of $2,500.  They will donate to the Town of Leicester a 3,200 gallon truck mounted tank.  The tank will be put on the truck.


Motion by Tom to accept proposal and donation from Lawes Ag for chloride truck and tank.  Second by Ron.  All in favor.  So approved.


Public Opinion:  None


Motion by Bob to adjourn at 7:48 p.m.  Second by Ken.  All in favor.  So approved.


Next meeting, Monday, February 21, 2011.







Sandra L. Trombley

Selectboard Secretary