Thetford Select Board Meeting


July 18, 2005


Present: Mark McMahon, Mary Spata, Mike Brown, Doug Stone, John Bacon (7:47 pm)

Meeting called to order at 7:05 pm by Mary Spata. Doug Stone took minutes.


Dave Dempsey joined the meeting at 7:06 pm regarding permission to log on land-locked land. Selectboard will investigate road site and talk with land owners.


Mr. Dempsey left the meeting at 7:24 pm.


Ms. Spata was contacted by Peter Gregory of Two Rivers Ottaquechee Regional Commission regarding the 1999 town plan. Discussed planning commission and process of town plan.


At 7:34 pm, Roberta Howard, Laurie Howard and Melissa Malloy joined the meeting.


Motion to appoint Mike Brown and John Bacon as ex officio members to the planning commission. (Spata/McMahon) Unanimous


Roberta Howard asked about public participation.


John Bacon joined the meeting at 7:47 pm.


Thetford Food shelf was discussed. New shelves will be installed. Ms. Howard spoke about how people are assisted by the service officer to obtain fuel assistance and assistance with electric bills and rent. More people are eligible for food and there is an increase in people not residing in Thetford using the food shelf. The selectboard thanked Ms. Howard for her service.


Roberta Howard, Laurie Howard and Melissa Malloy left the meeting at 7:58 pm.


Discussed the planning commission's feelings about the selectboard re-adopting the 1999 plan.


Discussed parts of the planning process. John Bacon will contact Mr. Gregory.


Discussed the Zoning Administrator's rate of pay and weekly hours. The current rate of pay is $12.75 for 16 hours per week. An assistant works 6 hours per week. Office hours were discussed.


Motion to approve the minutes of June 15, 2005 as amended. (Stone/McMahon) Unanimous.


Motion to allow Michael Maddelana and Rebecca Seagull to use a town road for driveway access (McMahon/Brown) Unanimous.


Discussed John Halpin's request to use the Post Mills Natural Area (PMNA) for dog field trials. Discussed management plans for PMNA and reasons that the land is not appropriate for use. Mike Brown will write a letter to Mr. Halpin.


Discussed committee minutes for all town committees. Times of committee meetings must be publicly warned.


Discussed dividing the planning and zoning board and making a development review board and a planning board.


Motion to appoint Li Shen to the conservation commission (Brown/Spata) Unanimous


Discussed the width of the W. Fairlee Road.


Discussed the intersection of Barker Road and Route 113, where it has been closed off.


Ms. Spata has called Walter Malmquist regarding electric service to Malmquist Mill.


Discussed upcoming meeting with the police chief.


Discussed new walking path on Thetford Hill


Motion to sign agreement for repairs of Bridge #23 Town Highway 8 Gove Hill Rd. (McMahon/Bacon) unanimous.


Discussed land on Godfrey Rd for donation to the town.


Motion to approve the Post Mills Natural Area Management Plan (Spata/Brown) Unanimous.


Motion to approve Check Warrant Reports:

#14.3 for $11,427.00 (Special Funds)

#22.2 for $2,857.32 (Highway)

#24.1 for $3632.33 (General) (Spata/Bacon) Unanimous.


Motion to adjourn at 9:40 pm (Brown/Bacon) Unanimous.

Last Modified 8/2005 by Bill Weyrick