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Meeting Minutes

Town of Leicester

Selectboard Meeting Minutes


Tuesday, March 08, 2011

(Meeting rescheduled due to snowstorm on Monday)




** See subsequent minutes for any changes


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


Others Present:   Julie Delphia, Arlan Pidgeon, Sandra Trombley, Secretary


Call to Order:  Meeting called to order at 6:35 p.m. by Chair, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. 


Review of Agenda:  Agenda reviewed. 


Approval of Minutes of February 21, 2011:


Motion by Tom to approve minutes of February 21, 2011 as written.  Second by Ron.  All in favor.  So approved.


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




Reorganize of the Board:


Motion by Bob to reorganize the same as last year.  Second by Ron.  All in favor.  So approved.


Diane Benware as Chair

Tom Barker as Co-Chair

Sandra Trombley as Clerk

Arlan Pidgeon as Tree Warden

Donna Pidgeon as Cemetery Sexton

Richard Reed as Addison County Solid Waste Representative

Ray Laluimere as Emergency & Energy Coordinator

Arlan Pidgeon, Road Foreman

Ken Young and Bob Oliver, Road Commissioners

Bob Oliver, first contact for Buildings & Grounds.  If Bob is unavailable, Julie will make decisions.

Addison Independent as the Town’s media


Motion by Tom to authorize the Chair to place ads in the Addison Independent on behalf of the Board.  Second by Ron.  All in favor.  So approved.


Motion by Tom to authorize the Chair to sign documents on behalf of the Board.  Second by Ken.  All in favor.  So approved.


Confirming that meetings are 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month at 6:30 p.m.


Meetings will use Roberts Rules of Order and follow Rules of Conduct.  Chair can make a motion or second a motion, if necessary.


Quorum of the Board can sign orders.


Reports from Town Officials, Committees:


Town Clerk/Treasurer:


Julie reported that elections went well. 


Julie reported the ramp to the White Building got damaged because it was plowed into and slats damaged.  Not sure who did it. 


Motion by Ken to authorize Julie to contact Paul Francoeur to fix the ramp.  Second by Tom.  All in favor.  So approved.


Action:  Diane will contact Hannah about the Selectboard’s agreement with the School Board about Mr. Steady plowing, sanding and salting. 


Discussion about the need for town buildings being accessible by being plowed, shoveled and sanded.


Road Foreman:


Arlan reported that they have plenty of salt and sand.


Arlan approved five weight permits from Newport Sand & Gravel from Newport, NH, Pouliot Corriveau, Weston Pulp Wood, Rice Septic, Barrett Trucking.  Bob signed weight permits.


Motion by Ron that residents will file paperwork but exempts residents from paying fee for weight permits.  Second by Tom.  All in favor.  So approved.


Zoning Administrator:  None


Lister Report:   Two new Listers, James Russo (3 year) and Jeff Lee (1 year) came in to take their oath and Julie provided them materials and encouraged them to get training. 


There was a certificate for the Board to sign to close out the Grand List. 


Cemetery Committee:    None


Diane went over flyers and seminar information. 


Tom Roberts and Nelson Blanchard want to meet with representatives of the Selectboard after Town Meeting.  Julie will call to set up an appointment.




250th Anniversary Committee:


The 250th Anniversary Committee meets tomorrow night, March 9th.  Some things done were:


·         Poster at Town Meeting

·         Flyer given to every household that voted

·         Time capsule was another idea


Limited Public Opinion:  None


Motion by Bob to adjourn at 7:30 p.m.  Second by Ron.  All in favor.  So approved.


Next meeting, Monday, March 21, 2011.



 Respectfully submitted,



Sandra L. Trombley

Selectboard Secretary