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Minutes -12-02-19

Town of Leicester
Selectboard Meeting Minutes
Monday, December 02, 2019
** See subsequent minutes for any changes
Members Present: Diane Benware, Tom Barker, Ron Fiske
Members Absent:  John Rouse, Brad Lawes
Others Present:  Julie Delphia, Arlan Pidgeon, Ken Thomas, G. Stone Commercial, Sandra Trombley, Secretary
Call to Order:  Meeting called to order at 6:30 p.m. by Chair.  
Pledge of Allegiance:
Review of Agenda:  
Approval of November 18, 2019 minutes:
Motion by Tom, second by Ron, to approve minutes of November 18, 2019 as written. All in favor.  So, approved.
Review/Authorization to Pay Bills:
Julie explained the bill for the Old Jerusalem Road culvert.  Julie asked the State to send her the backup data for the bill.
Motion by Tom, second by Ron, authorizing Julie to pay the bills.  All in favor.  So, approved.
Reports from Town Officials, Committees:
Road Foreman:
Arlan had nothing to report.
Town Clerk/Treasurer:
Julie reported the 2019 delinquent taxes were just shy of $85,000.  Money has come in after the due date of around $20,000.  Total delinquents are $153,625.74 and go back to 2005.
Julie will be working on the budget for next meeting. 
Brent Newton stopped in and gave an update on traffic control.  He did pull over one of the farm trucks on Fern Lake Road that was doing significantly over the speed limit.
Health Officer:
Animal Control Officer:
Cemetery Committee:
Weight Permits None
Tom wanted to talk about the thank you letter that was received from Mr. Rickert.  Now Brandon is having traffic complaints about Town Farm Road.  Brandon is doing a traffic study thru Rutland Regional Planning Commission.  They were considering reducing the speed limit on the road.
Diane reported a notice from AT&T Wireless Communication at 1629 Shackett Road to add additional equipment and antenna on an American Tower Facility on the Hutchison land.
Ken Thomas of G. Stone Commercial came to talk about the Doosan dealership.  Ken explained that G. Stone Commercial has signed a contract to be a Doosan dealer for the State of Vermont.  They are getting parts and service people trained and have equipment on the ground or on the way.  Doosan is popular in other parts of the country, but not so much in the Northeast.  They have signed up three new dealers in the last couple months.  
G. Stone would like very much to have their first municipal loader deal to come to their neighbor.
Tom asked if they had some product on their lot.  Ken stated that they had five excavators on the lot and a wheel loader on a truck somewhere between Savannah, Georgia and here, but not quite sure where exactly due to the weather.  The loader should be available soon for Arlan to look at.  Ken will let Arlan know when the equipment is in.
Ken mentioned the Town of Fair Haven bought a Doosan.
Ken commented they appreciated the opportunity to get in the mix a little late.
Diane mentioned that no decisions will be made without the full board.
Updates on Senior Center Work:
Tom reported that he received a quote from Marcel Brunet of $27,000 for the windows and siding.  
Ron mentioned that someone needs to look at the sump pump.  Ron will check it out.
Tom thinks it might be unplugged.  If that’s not it, Julie will call Dave.
Julie will include the quote in the budgeting work for next meeting.
Arlan stated that he, Steve and Scott are happy with the John Deere loader that they are trying now.
Julie asked that Arlan get a formal quote for next meeting.
Town Shed:
Motion by Tom to adjourn at 7:00 p.m.
Next meeting:  Monday, December 16, 2019 
Respectfully submitted,
Sandra L. Trombley
Selectboard Secretary