Thetford Select Board Meeting


March 28, 2005


PRESENT: Mike Brown, Mary Spata, Mark McMahon, Doug Stone, Marilyn Cook (clerk)

GUESTS: Jon Kaplan- Vt. Agency of Transportation (Vtrans), Chuck Wise and Peter Gregory- Two Rivers Ottauquechee Regional Commission (TRORC)


Meeting was called to order at 7:05 pm by Mary Spata.


Jon Kaplan reviewed the cooperative agreement for the Thetford Hill Enhancement Project and provided a copy for the board's review/approval. Once the board approves the draft, the agreement will be finalized for signatures approximately four weeks later.

Chuck Wise and Peter Gregory reviewed the scope of work and expected timeline.


Move to assign Chuck Wise as Project Manager (Brown/McMahon) Unanimous.


Mark McMahon noted drainage work needed on Academy Road and interest in coordinating the drainage project with the walking path project to Thetford Academy.


Mr. Kaplan left the meeting at 7:40 pm.


Chuck Wise offered his support at future public hearings of the town draft. Mary Spata noted a need to publicize and a way to include shareholders in the process. The first hearing must be held in 30-120 days and be warned for 30 days.


Jessica Londa, President of Thetford Hill Village Improvement Society, joined the meeting at 7:45 pm.


Mr. Wise has not heard the outcome of the recreational trails grant application.


Gary Ulman will view the Thetford Center Town Common site with the committee on April 13 at 7pm..


Selectboard is moving forward with TRORCs assistance with test wells for the brownfields around the town garage.


Mr. Wise and Mr. Gregory left the meeting at 8:00 pm.


Motion to enter Executive Session at 8:05 pm to discuss a personnel issue. (McMahon) Unanimous.


Marilyn Cook left the meeting.

Doug Stone arrived at 8:15 pm and joined Executive Session.

Executive Session ended at 8:25 pm. No action taken.


Marilyn Cook rejoined the meeting and Jessica Londa left at 8:25 pm. Tracy Borst joined the meeting at 8:27 pm.


Selectboard reviewed the draft town newsletter.


Ms. Borst will talk with Bill Thrane, Zoning Administrator, with a resident's question about an E-911 address.


Ms. Borst will post the selectboard agenda on Thetford List Serve.

Ms. Borst left the meeting at 9:00 pm.


Ms. Spata will attend a police communications session that Thetford police officers will attend on March 31, 2005 in Derby VT.





March 28, 2005


Motion to accept the minutes of March 21, 2005, as amended. (Brown/Stone) 3 in-favor. Mary Spata abstained, as she was not present at that meeting.


Mark McMahon will attend a Town of Tunbridge planning meeting.


Motion to agree to the settlement of the Smith case. (Spata/McMahon) Unanimous.


Motion to approve Check Warrant reports:

#9.2 (general) $10,588.32

#10.1 (general) $2,460.18 (McMahon) Unanimous.

Selectboard reviewed payroll.


Motion to adjourn at 9:35 pm. (McMahon/Stone) Unanimous.

Last Modified 8/2005 by Bill Weyrick