Thetford Select Board Meeting


August 9, 2004


Present: Paul Raymond, Mary Spata, Mike Brown, Mark McMahon, Rick Barrows


Guests: Ltn. Goodell, State Police; Allison Rogers, Reporter for Connecticut Valley Spectator


Meeting called to order at 6:33 p.m. by Mary Spata


Motion to enter Executive Session to discuss police personnel and contract negotiations with State Police (Spata/Raymond) 4 in favor, Mr. Brown not in favor.


Motion to end Executive Session at 7:15 p.m. (Spata/Brown) unanimous.


Motion to contract with State Police for special patrol coverage in Thetford (McMahon/Brown) unanimous.


Scott Chapman joined meeting at 7:15 p.m. to discuss two citations he received for their dog. It was agreed that Mr. McMahon would discuss with Police Officer Laura Holt and Animal Control Officer Sharon Harkay. Mr. Chapman left meeting at 8:00 p.m.


Police Search Committee Members Hugh O'Donnell, Sara Ferguson, Todd Protzman, Mariah Capurso, Denise Adams joined meeting to request more time to deliberate about the candidates for Police Chief. Committee will meet again on August 19, 2004 at 7:00 for further discussions and will report to Selectboard after that meeting. Members left meeting at 8:15 p.m.


Mr. McMahon left meeting at 8:15 and will return.


Tracy Borst joined meeting. Excess Weight Permits have been approved for Valley Crane Services, Edward Bruno, D&D Excavating, Edward Flynn, Stanley Hill and Noel Eastman, Jr.


BCA meeting scheduled for 8/12/04 at 7:00 p.m. at Town Hall. Ms. Borst left meeting.


Recycling Committee will be meeting at center at noon on Saturday 8/14 to discuss configuration for streamlining recycling sorting and future development of site.


Motion to approve hiring Sue Ricker at $10 per hour as Assistant to Zoning Administrator (Barrows/Brown) unanimous.


Motion to accept Town Warrants 27.1 General Fund $2,151.33

27.3 Special Fund $605.00

27.4 Payroll $9,749.23

(Brown/Barrows) unanimous.


Motion to approve minutes of 8/2/04 as amended (Brown/Raymond) unanimous.


Ms. Spata reported on her conversations with Hale Funeral Home and Village Pizza regarding their illuminated signs. Hale Funeral Home does not have a permit and has shut off the lighting for the sign, which it plans to replace next year, and will apply for a permit at that time. Village Pizza does not have a permit and plans to apply for one. Ms. Spata agreed to write each letters confirming those conversations and request that Village Pizza file for a permit by 8/31/04.


An Acting Health Officer needs to be appointed in Alford Stone's one-month absence. Mr. Raymond will inquire as to who can make the appointment.


Lighting at town basketball courts are being repaired by Tilden Electric per arrangements made by Mr. McMahon.

Mr. Raymond has asked Vermont League of Cities and Towns to research regulations or town ordinances pertaining to wide-load vehicles on town roads.


Mr. McMahon returned to meeting at 9:00 p.m.


Minutes of July 26 were approved as written (Spata/Raymond) 3 in favor, Mr. Barrows and Mr. McMahon abstained as they were not present at that meeting.

Motion to adjourn at 9:55 p.m. (Barrows/Raymond) unanimous.

Last Modified 12/2004 by Bill Weyrick