Thetford Select Board Meeting


MAY 12, 2003


Present: Rick Barrows, Sara Ferguson, Paul Raymond, Mary Spata, Moses Delphia, Paul McGovern

Meeting called to order at 6:40 pm. Agenda: Roads, Thetford Youth Sports, Herb Gray, Recycling, Town Hall Renovation, Personnel.


Moses Delphia was in to discuss letter of disciplinary action and vehicle maintenance concerns. He was asked to put his response in writing so it would be on file. Mr. Delphia left meeting.


Paul McGovern asked for clarification as to whom he should be addressing regarding road concerns for his proposed housing development project. He was directed to Planning and Zoning Board who will consult with the Selectboard regarding roadways as needed. State road engineer will meet at 7:30 am on 5/14 to evaluate road requirements for project. Mr. McGovern left meeting.


Mark McMahon and Ellis Paige joined meeting at 7 p.m. Mr. Paige will clean up remaining damage to Thetford Center Common from winter parking for Four Chaplains event. Mr. Paige left meeting.


Loretta Gray and Amos Kornfeld reviewed budget Thetford Youth Sports (TYS) presented for current fiscal year which is for $2500 of $3500 total recreation department budget. TYS will present detailed budget to Recreation Committee for next year as part of town recreation program.


Herb Gray reviewed Selectboard roadway requirements to consider having the town take over Church Lane and new roadway. Selectboard will not consider taking over any roads until a careful review and town hearing on topic is in place. Mr. Gray and Mrs. Gray left the meeting.


Motion to go into Executive Session at 9:15 pm to discuss personnel (Barrows/Spata) unanimous.

Motion to end executive session at 9:45 (Spata/Raymond) unanimous. Board unanimously agreed to notify two employees of unacceptable conduct.


Personnel policy changes will be effective July 1, 2003 and distributed by June 1 for review and comment. Copies will be emailed to town clerk and town treasurer.


Sara Ferguson reported that the Recycling Committee is reviewing potential alternative sites in town.


Mary Spata reported Town Hall Renovation Committee has agreed to an acceptable Guaranteed Maximum Price of $555,000 to complete town hall project. With the addition of professional fees, the project will be within budget of $600,000 bond.


Motion to appoint Bill Thrane as 911 Coordinator (Barrows/McMahon) unanimous.


Town Treasurer will provide selectboard with current budget and expenses at next meeting. She has begun the switch to in-house payroll for town personnel.


Motion to approve the minutes of April 21, 2003 as amended (Spata/McMahon) 3 in favor, Barrows abstained.


Motion to approve the minutes of May 5, 2003 as amended (Ferguson/Barrows) 3 in favor, Spata abstained.


Moses Delphia resigned as Animal Control Officer effective 5/1/03. Mark McMahon will run an ad to hire an Animal Control Officer to be on-call as needed at wage of $15 per hour.


Motion to adjourn at 10:30 p.m. (Ferguson/Raymond) unanimous.

Minutes submitted by Mary Spata

Last Modified 6/2003 by Bill Weyrick