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Meeting Minutes

Town of Leicester

Selectboard Meeting Minutes


Monday, June 6, 2011




** See subsequent minutes for any changes


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


Others Present:   Julie Delphia, Arlan Pidgeon, Donna Pidgeon, James Russo, Audrey Scarborough,  Sandra Trombley, Secretary


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


Review of Agenda:  Agenda reviewed. 


Approval of Minutes of May 16, 2011:


Motion by Tom to approve minutes of May 16, 2011 as written.  Second by Bob.  All in favor.  So approved.


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


Reports from Town Officials, Committees:


Town Clerk/Treasurer:


Julie reported that delinquent taxes are at $71,000; not including penalties and interest.


Brian Webb is working on the dog census.  In another week he will start handing out violations.  He has focused on non-lake properties first then lake properties.


Julie confirmed with the board that she could go out and purchase an air conditioner with a $200 limit


Road Foreman:


Arlan registered the chloride truck.  The truck needs a few tires and lights to pass inspection.  He plans to calibrate it tomorrow.


Ken asked about the ditching on the Delorm Road.


Ken mentioned that the bank needs building up and a shoulder made on Fern Lake Road just above the Town Shed where the fertilizer spreader went off.  He mentioned possible free fill from Proctor if we were interested.  Something to think about.


Bob asked that they go down the Lower Bullock Road to smooth out with the grader.


Lister Report:   


Jim Russo reported that last week Thursday, they had thirteen grievance hearings.  Twelve were adjusted and one denied.  Letters were sent.  Julie has the list.


Chris and Ed were there the whole day.  Everything was taken care of in the computer.


Working on getting reappraisals set up and going again, making changes and set up on the grand list to make sure everything is in order.


Zoning Administrator:


Kate reported that there have been a number of applications and inquires.  The Planning Commission is working on the Town Plan.


Cemetery Committee:   


Don Durkee cleaned some stones.  Tom cut some dead shrubs and bushes.  Tom put up a new American flag that was donated by Willem Jewett.


Tom replaced the rope and snaps on the flag pole out front of the Town Office




Tom asked about the web-site and who was responsible to keeping it up-to-date.  Nobody is really in charge.


Julie will ask Ashley if she would work on it and show Kate and Donna.


Motion by Tom to authorize Ashley to work to update web-site for a sum not to exceed $100.  Second by Ron.  All in favor.  So approved.


Weight Permits:


Arlan approved weight permits for Kennedy Excavating and Brown’s Welding.  Bob signed.


Paperwork was signed from Moore’s Auto & Manufactured Homes of Rutland, Vermont to transport on Leicester roads a manufactured home for Steve Morrison, 1750 Old Jerusalem Road, Salisbury, VT.




Boat Parade:  250 Event:


Letter from Salisbury 250 Committee Chair, Marion Sullivan.  Leicester doesn’t need to sign application.  She needs a letter of agreement from the Town.  Chair will write letter on behalf of Town indicating their approval.  Boat parade is July 31, 2011 at 2:45.   Course route is from the Vermont Fishing Access to Branbury Beach.




Traffic Studies:  Recommendations:


Discussion of traffic studies and recommendations from Sheriff Coons and Sargent Ellwood. 


Motion by Ron to change speed limit to 45 on Fern Lake Road.  Second by Ken.  Vote:  3 Yes (Ron, Ken, Tom) and 1 No (Bob).


Motion by Ron to change speed limit on Leicester/Whiting Road from Route 7 west for .02 miles to 30 mph to Bullock Road.  Change to 45 mph from Bullock Road to the bridge.  Change Leicester Junction to 30 mph to Stove Pipe.  Change speed limit from Stove Pipe to Whiting Town line to 50 mph.  Second by Ken.  All in favor.  So approved.


Diane will look up policies/process on warning the amended speed limits.


Julie will type the Ordinance.


Proposed Policies:  Preliminary Review:


Discussion on proposed policies for purchasing policy, fraud policy, and cash receipts, petty cash and returned check policy.



Limited Public Opinion:  None


Motion by Bob to adjourn at 8:08 p.m.  Second by Ken.  All in favor.  So approved.


Next meeting, Monday, June 6, 2011.



 Respectfully submitted,



Sandra L. Trombley

Selectboard Secretary