Thetford Select Board Meeting


November 8, 2004


PRESENT: Mary Spata, Mike Brown, Rick Barrows, Mark McMahon, Marilyn Cook (clerk)

GUESTS: Doug Stone- Road Foreman


The meeting was called to order at 6:35 pm by Rick Barrows.


Doug Stone reviewed status of vehicle maintenance. Trucks have sanders in place. He reviewed applicants and hiring pay for the open road crew position, and is prepared to make an offer. This brought up a discussion of pay of current road crew employees. The selectboard will review.


The Energy Committee meets on November 10 and will be arranging an energy audit of the town garage.


Doug Stone left the meeting at 7:15 pm.


A public hearing to review the draft Town Plan will take place on November 11.


Mark McMahon, Selectboard Chair, signed an amended contract with Secretary of State's Office to extend the date to complete the outside lighting of the Town Hall, as provided through the Handicap Voter Accessibility Grant.


Mr. McMahon will complete a municipal impact questionnaire for District 3 Environmental Commission for the purpose of Verizon Wireless' interest in installing a telecommunications facility in Thetford.


Ehrhard Frost joined the meeting at 7:55 pm.


Motion to approve the minutes of November 1, 2004, as amended. (Spata/Brown) 3 in-favor. Mark McMahon abstained, as he was absent from that meeting.


Mr. Frost has had difficulty getting a copy of the draft Town Plan. The Selectboard will ask the Town Clerk's office to make copies available to the public.

Mr. Frost left the meeting at 8:05 pm.


Motion to hire Robert Simmons for the Highway Department. (McMahon/Brown) Unanimous.


The selectboard thanks and commends all of the people who worked on town election. There was a 79% voter turnout and the day went well.


The selectboard notes that Don Fifield, Thetford resident, has passed away and sends condolences to his family.


Motion to submit letter to Central Vermont Public Service Corporation regarding continued discussion of municipalization of streetlights. ( Barrows/Spata) Unanimous.


Motion to approve Check Warrant Reports:

#40.2 (highway) $192.80

#40.3 (reappraisal fund) $760.00

#41.1 (general) $119,660.64

(Brown/Spata) Unanimous.


Motion to enter Executive Session at 8:37 pm to discuss personnel matters. (Spata/Barrows) Unanimous.


Marilyn Cook left the meeting at 8:40 pm.


Executive session ended at 9:23 p.m.

Motion to increase Highway Department salaries for Lynn King, merit raise, effective next pay period and for Paul Betters, effective at end of his 6-month probationary period. (Barrows/Brown) unanimous.


Mr. Barrows will speak with Officer Holt about her work schedule. Officer Lanctot will return on November 29. Police Chief Joe Anthony will be sworn in on December 6.


Special meeting of Selectboard scheduled for 11/15/04 at 8 a.m. on Burnham Road and then to Hauger Road for review of road maintenance (McMahon/Barrows) unanimous.

Motion to adjourn at 9:38 p.m. (Spata/Brown) unanimous.

Last Modified 12/2004 by Bill Weyrick