Thetford Select Board Meeting


August 30, 2004


Present: Mary Spata, Mark McMahon, Mike Brown

The meeting was called to order at 6:37 pm.


The landfill property in Post Mills needs to be mowed by Town of Thetford once a year.


Motion to hire Ellis Paige to mow the 17-acre parcel that is adjacent to the 100-acre property. (McMahon/Brown) Unanimous.


Correspondence from Karen and Frank Bonnett: The recycling center will be closed on December 25, 2004.


Rick Barrows arrived at 6:45 pm.


Move to accept the minutes of August 23, 2004, as amended. (Brown/Barrows) Unanimous.


Olivia and Scott Chapman arrived at 7:00 pm.


Mary Spata will speak with Brown's Nursery regarding plantings at the recycling center.


Sharon Harkay, Animal Control Officer, joined the meeting at 7:20 pm.


The Chapmans, Animal Control Officer and Selectboard discussed the process and circumstances in which dog citations/warnings have been issued.

The Chapmans left at 8:00 pm.


Chuck Wise (Two Rivers Ottauquechee Regional Commission), Betsy Edmunds and Sue Gault joined the meeting at 7:45 pm.

A steering committee for the Thetford Center Town Common project has been established. There will be a public meeting on September 28 and 29 at 7:00 pm at the Thetford Center Community hold a town common design charrette.


Move to authorize the community assistance grant application for the proposed Thetford Center Town Common project. (Barrows/Brown) Unanimous.


Ms. Gault, Ms. Edmunds and Mr. Wise left at 8:25pm.


Motion to approve Check Warrant #30.1 (general) in the amount of $49,640.57 and #30.2 (general) in the amount of $1,539.76. (Spata/Barrows) Unanimous.


Tracy Borst, Town Clerk, joined the meeting at 8:25 pm.

Ms. Borst updated the board on incorporating the highway department phone line into the town office phone system, allowing the town to reduce by one the number of lines that the town pays for.


A Board of Civil Authority meeting will be held on September 2 at 7:00 pm.

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


Agenda items for next meeting: Roads Policy, Update from Road Foreman


Motion to adjourn at 9:00 pm. (Barrows/Brown) Unanimous.

Last Modified 12/2004 by Bill Weyrick