Thetford Select Board Meeting


November 29, 2004


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

GUESTS: Doug Stone, Road Foreman


The meeting was called to order at 6:35 pm by Paul Raymond.


Doug Stone informed the selectboard of road maintenance and repairs.


Thetford and Strafford road crews have been working cooperatively.


The selectboard signed driveway permits for Troy and Kristie Gray at 186 Highridge Lane, E. Thetford; Paul and Diane McGovern at 159 Cadwell Rd, Thetford; and Herbert and Roberta Gray at 215 Highridge Lane, E. Thetford.


Mr. Stone and Mike Brown will meet Tuesday on Burnham Rd to review roadwork.


Mr. Stone left the meeting at 6:55 pm and Jill Graff, Treasurer joined.

Ken McDaniels, Budget Committee, joined the meeting at 7:05 pm.


Motion to revise the holiday section of the personnel policy, eliminating town meeting day as a holiday and adding the day after Thanksgiving as a paid holiday for eligible employees. (Spata/Barrows) Unanimous.


Lynne Miller, Budget Committee, joined the meeting at 7:20 pm and Paul Raymond left. Mark McMahon joined the meeting at 7:30 pm.


The proposed '05 budget for the office of the Treasurer was reviewed.

Ms. Graff left the meeting at 7:55 pm.


Richard Balagur joined the meeting at 8:10 pm to readdress his disagreement with the tax penalty he received, following his purchase of a tax sale property on Godfrey Rd. Due to the evening's full agenda, Mr. Balagur will return on December 20 at 6:30 to discuss further.


Tracy Borst, Town Clerk, and Ms. Graff joined the meeting at 8:20 pm. Mr. Balagur left at 8:25 pm.


The current and proposed budgets for Town Office Operations were reviewed. Ms. Graff left at 8:45pm, and the Town Clerk's budget was reviewed.


Mr. McDaniels, Ms. Miller, and Ms. Borst left at 9:20 pm.


Motion to approve Check Warrant Reports:

#43.2 (highway) $140,654.19

#44.1 (general) $4,041.49

#43.4 (payroll) $7,429.54 (Brown/Spata) Unanimous


Motion to accept the minutes of November 22, 2004, as amended. (Brown/Barrows) 3 in-favor. Mary Spata abstained, as she was absent from that meeting.


Move to adopt Two Rivers Ottauquechee Regional Commission's Pre-disaster Mitigation Plan. (Barrows/Brown) Unanimous.

Selectboard signed the plan.


Mr. Brown contacted Jon Martin at Central Vermont Public Service, who will arrange for specified streetlights to be turned off by December 10, 2004.

Motion to adjourn at 9:50 pm. (Brown/Barrows) Unanimous.

Last Modified 12/2004 by Bill Weyrick