Thetford Select Board Meeting


October 13, 2003

Present: Paul Raymond, Rick Barrows, Sara Ferguson, Mary Spata, Mark McMahon (7:10 pm), Marilyn Cook (clerk)

Guests: Wendy Cole, Board of Civil Authority; Jim Fowle

Meeting called to order at 6:45 pm.

Jim Fowle joined the meeting at 6:47 pm to discuss the Library Rd and Academy Rd intersection. Mr. Fowle suggested possible need for stop sign, as drivers are not stopping before entering Academy Rd. He would also like to see a solution to the cones that are temporarily placed near the intersection. Mr. Fowle expressed positive feedback to the initial phase of the calming measures taken, which has slowed traffic on that road and decreased use by big trucks. The selectboard thanked Mr. Fowle for his feedback.

Mr. Fowle left the meeting at 6:52 pm.

Selectboard members have received positive comments on the new town hall. Mid-Nov. is the expected date of completion. Potential move date for personnel/offices returning to the old building is Nov. 22.

Mark McMahon arrived at 7:10 pm.

Owner of property on West Fairlee Rd. has been in contact with Mark McMahon regarding the junk on the property.

There was further discussion of Thetford Hill traffic calming measures. Mary Spata will meet with Thetford Hill Improvement Society to make a decision about a permanent solution.

Motion to enter Executive Session to discuss personnel at 7:20 pm (Spata/McMahon) Unanimous.

Motion to end Executive Session at 7:30 pm (McMahon/Spata) Unanimous.

Wendy Cole, Chair- Board of Civil Authority (BCA), joined the meeting at 7:30 pm. Discussion of the status of property owners whose assessed values decreased and the way in which they are informed. The Selectboard will invite the Board of Listers and the BCA to the 10/27 meeting for further discussion and resolution.

Jim Masland joined the meeting at 8:15 pm and left at 8:25.

Tracy Borst, Town Clerk joined the meeting at 8:15 pm.

Ms. Cole left the meeting at 8:35 pm.

The alarm code panel was replaced and will be used in the new building. The town will pay this bill.

Ms. Borst left the meeting at 8:55 pm.

Motion to hire two new employees for full-time positions on Road Crew (Barrows/Spata) Motion passed with Barrows, Spata, Ferguson and McMahon in favor. Paul Raymond abstained.

Discussion of Paul Raymond's apology to town residents for his personal use of town equipment. Mr. Raymond is prepared to submit a letter.

Discussion of Treasure Island repairs. The Selectboard is interested in having monthly updates from the Treasure Island Manager.

The minutes of 10/6/03 were approved as amended with abstention from Mr. Raymond who was not present at that meeting (Spata/Barrows)

Motion to amend the current personnel policy to state that the retirement plan benefits are available to full-time employees only (Spata/McMahon) Unanimous.

Mr. McMahon left the meeting at 9:50 pm.

Motion to approve check warrant 40.2 (highway dept) in the amount of $19,382.27. (Barrows/Spata) Unanimous.

Motion to approve check warrant 40.1 (town) in the amount of $13,944.69 (Barrows/Ferguson) Unanimous.

Motion to adjourn at 10 pm. (Spata/Raymond)

Last Modified 11/2003 by Bill Weyrick