Thetford Select Board Meeting


April 4, 2005


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

GUESTS: Penny Sirjane, Joe Anthony- Police Chief, Jill Graff- Treasurer


The meeting was called to order at 7:03 pm. by Mike Brown.


Motion to approve annual line of credit (Spata/Brown) Unanimous.


Jill Graff distributed delinquent tax list.


Ms. Graff left the meeting at 7:10 pm.


Chief Joe Anthony discussed his plans to distribute a Community Police Bulletin every two months to residents. The bulletin would include upcoming events, information and tips, and town statistics.


Chief Anthony plans to hold regular Police Forums in different Thetford villages.


Currently, he is meeting with Thetford Academy to develop a plan in the event of an emergency lock-down.


Mark McMahon joined the meeting at 7:15 pm.


The selectboard and Chief Anthony discussed posting the Thetford Police Blotter in the newspaper. Chief Anthony agreed to post.


Andy Boyce joined the meeting at 7:35 pm.


The selectboard and Chief Anthony discussed the Chief's request for an outdoor police phone for non-emergency situations that require Thetford Police assistance. The selectboard will discuss further.


Homeland Security Grant money is expected to be approved.


The police department is in need of additional space at town hall that would allow for private discussions/interviews. The selectboard will work on this.


Motion to hire Diane Osgood as clerk for the police department, not to exceed 16 hours per week. (Brown/Stone) Unanimous.


Chief Anthony and Penny Sirjane left the meeting at 7:50 pm.


Motion to grant written approval for Andy Boyce to use town roads to relocate an existing house in Thetford. (Brown/Stone) Unanimous.

Mary Spata will write a letter of support to the state.


Mr. Boyce left the meeting at 8:10 pm.


Selectboard reviewed correspondence from Cy Severance.


Motion to eliminate pay for Board of Civil Authority and election duties. (Spata/Brown) Unanimous.

Ms. Spata will notify Mr. Severance and invite him to the next meeting.


Town was notified by the Environmental Court of an appeal from a resident regarding a subdivision decision by the Zoning Board of Adjustment. A date for the hearing has not yet been set.



April 4, 2005


Motion to authorize the cooperative agreement between Vtrans and town of Thetford for the Municipal Enhancement Project on Thetford Hill for village pedestrian improvements (Spata/McMahon) Unanimous.


Motion to approve the minutes of March 28, as amended. (Spata/Brown) Unanimous.


Upper Valley Land Trust will make an annual site visit of the Post Mills Natural Area on May 7 at 9:00 am.


Yellow Wood Associates, Consulting Firm, will meet at the town garage on April 11 at 2:00 pm to begin consultation of the town's infrastructure.


Selectboard will get cost estimates for insulating the town garage.


Doug Stone will meet with Ann Kreis (Vtrans) on Wed April 6 at 3:30 to review highway grant money and paving projects.


The Pomponusuc Bridge in Norwich is closing on April 18 for repairs.


Motion to approve Check Warrant reports:

#10.2 $1903.94 (highway)

#11.1 $23,786.84 (general)

#5.3 $2498.20 (Special Revenues)

#6.4 $9195.05 (payroll) (Stone/Spata) Unanimous.


Selectboard will request the Police Chief submit a formal plan/design for the proposed police phone to be located outside town hall.


Ms. Spata will respond to a resident's written suggestion for Thetford Citizen of the Year, which the selectboard will consider for Town Meeting 2006.


Mike Brown left the meeting at 8:55 pm.


Motion to adjourn at 9:00 pm. (Spata/Stone) Unanimous.


Last Modified 8/2005 by Bill Weyrick