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Meeting Minutes

Town of Leicester

Selectboard Meeting Minutes


Monday, June 20, 2011




** See subsequent minutes for any changes


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


Absent:  Ron Fiske


Others Present:   Julie Delphia, Arlan Pidgeon, Deb Miner, James Russo, Sandra Trombley, Secretary


Call to Order:  Meeting called to order at 6:45 p.m. by Chair, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. 


Review of Agenda:  Agenda reviewed. 


Approval of Minutes of June 6, 2011:


Motion by Tom to approve minutes of June 6, 2011 with correction of Marion Sullivan’s name to Mary Anne Sullivan under Boat Parade: 250 Event.  Second by Ken.  All in favor.  So approved.


Review/Authorize Payment of Bills:  Bills making their rounds for signatures.  See motion to approve under “Other”.


Reports from Town Officials, Committees:


Town Clerk/Treasurer:


Julie reported that Donna made a suggestion that in the minutes that there be a comment regarding the bills so that it says that they were approved. 


BCA meeting next Monday at 6:30 p.m.  There are two people that have appealed.


Road Foreman:


Arlan needs to order new signs to replace the stolen signs.  Two for Catamount, one for Swinington Hill and one for Stove Pipe Avenue.


Motion by Bob to authorize Arlan to go to get replacement signs from Giddings at the required size and lettering.  Second by Tom.  All in favor.  So approved.


Arlan reported the Steve Morrison expressed an interest in doing a little work for the Town if we had any.  Brady Cook expressed an interest, but he is under age.


Tom reported that trimming needs to be done around Town for visibility of signs.


Ken reported the dead tree south of Bob LaPorte’s needs to be taken care of.




Deb Miner reported that she was here to see what policies will be adopted.


Auditors have all six policies.


The cash receipts, petty cash and returned check policy was reviewed and Deb gave wording recommendations from auditors.


The fraud prevention policy was reviewed and Deb gave wording recommendations from auditors.


Julie will contact VLCT and a bigger town on how they handle public comments.


Lister Report:   


Jim Russo reported on working on getting the grand list lodged this week before June 27th and more work for the reappraisals.


Zoning Administrator:  None


Cemetery Committee:  None 


Weight Permits:  None





Reappointment of ACRPC Delegate: 


Motion by Ken to reappoint James Maroney to ACRPC with understanding to convey  a reminder that he periodically report to Selectboard any information or decisions made.   Second by Tom.  All in favor.  So approved.


VLCT Update:  Building Values:

Julie reported on the letter and commercial building valuation report received from VLCT which projects an annual contribution increase of approximately $4,847 for the next coverage year.


Julie will invite Pam Fecteau from VLCT to come to talk with the Selectboard.


Motion by Tom to authorize Julie to talk with VLCT and to have appraisers reappraise the four buildings.  Second by Ken.  All in favor.  So approved.


250 Committee Request:


Diane reported for the 250 Committee.  The 250 Committee is in the process of ordering hats and visors for the 250 celebration and needs a $750 down payment to pay Angela Willette.   They are selling the hats and visors for a profit.  Donations will be made by several people.


Julie suggested that the donations for the 250 celebration come into the Town in a separate account line in the General Fund; as well as any in kind donations.  She recommends a form or voucher be used.


Motion by Ken to authorize 250 Committee to spend funds as required, not to exceed the $1,000 town budget, plus any 250 fund raising revenues.  Second by Tom.  Diane recused herself.  3 in favor 1 abstention.  So approved.




Purchasing Policy Review:


Julie offered the policy up for review removing the bid portion. 


Julie asked the auditors to review.


Motion by Tom to approve Purchasing Policy as written.  Second by Ken.  All in favor.  So approved.  Selectboard signed single pages.


Next meeting, Cash Receipts Policy and Fraud Prevention Policy will be reviewed.


Traffic Ordinance Amendment Review/Adoption:


Reviewed the Town of Leicester Regulation of Motor Vehicles, Revised Ordinances of Leicester, Amended June 2011. 


Motion by Tom to adopt the Traffic Ordinance as amended.  Second by Ken.  3 yes and 1 No (Bob).  Adopted and signed by Selectboard.


The ordinance shall become effective 60 days after the date of adoption unless appealed.

Action:  Diane will put a public warning published in the Addison Independent.  The warning will be posted for viewing at the General Store, the bulletin board inside and outside the Town Office, the Recycling Center/Town Garage, and the Feed Store.




Motion by Bob to adjourn.  There was no second.  Bob left meeting and then:


Motion by Ken to approve bills and authorize Julie to pay.  Second by Tom.  All in favor.  So approved.


Limited Public Opinion:  None


Motion by Tom to go into Executive Session to discuss personnel issue at 8:20 p.m.  Second by Ken.  All in favor.  So approved.


Motion by Tom to come out of Executive Session at 8:37 p.m.  Second by Ken.  All in favor.  So approved.  No action taken.


Motion by Tom to adjourn at 8:37 p.m.  Second by Ken.  All in favor.  So approved.


Meeting adjourned at 8:37 p.m.


Next meeting, Tuesday, July 5, 2011.



 Respectfully submitted,



Sandra L. Trombley

Selectboard Secretary