Thetford Select Board Meeting


December 29, 2003

Present: Rick Barrows. Mark McMahon, Paul Raymond, Mary Spata

Guest: Attorney Phil Woodward

Motion to enter executive session at 6:45 pm to discuss ongoing litigation (McMahon/Spata) unanimous.

Motion to end executive session at 7:05 p.m. (Spata/Barrows) unanimous.

Motion to consent to settlement that has been proposed in Sullivan matter (Spata/McMahon) unanimous.

Motion to consent to proposed settlement in Clay matter provided that lien issues are satisfactorily resolved (Barrows/McMahon) unanimous. Mr. Woodward left meeting.

Lynne Miller has requested items for town newsletter due to be published in January 5.

Selectboard will request to meet with Town Moderator Joe Tofel on January 12, to review articles for warning for town meeting.

Deadline to submit articles for town meeting is January 22, 2004 with 5% voter checklist petition.

Deadline to submit nominating petitions for office is January 26, 2004 with 1% checklist petition.

Budget hearings conducted with Town Treasurer Martha Howard and Assistant Laurie Ingalls who are requesting more hours to perform Treasurer's functions.

Met with Police Chief Phil Call who is requesting additional hours for policing and traffic enforcement. He was asked to rotate staff to provide additional daytime traffic enforcement as well as evening coverage.

Motion to amend Thetford Personnel Policy to clarify that the Town Clerk and Treasurer are considered full-time employees for the purposes of health and dental benefits and paid holidays but not to calculate earned leave time which is based on hours budgeted per week for employee (Barrows/Spata) unanimous.

Selectboard will interview applicants for vacant selectboard position next Monday 1/4/04. Rick Barrows will contact the Recycling Committee Co-Chair, Jean LaRiviere to review progress and recommendations for Town Meeting.

Motion to approve minutes of December 15, 2003 as amended (Barrows/Raymond), three in favor with one abstention from Mr. McMahon as he was not at 12/15 meeting.

Mary Spata will contact Thetford Academy about arrangements for town meeting on Saturday, February 28, 2004.

Motion to adjourn at 10:45 p.m. (Spata/Barrows) unanimous.

Last Modified 1/2004 by Bill Weyrick