Thetford Select Board Meeting


July 25, 2005


Present: Mike Brown, Doug Stone, Marilyn Cook (clerk), Mary Spata (7:14 pm), John Bacon (7:25 pm)


Meeting was called to order at 7:00pm by Doug Stone


Move to recess due to lack of quorum (Brown/Stone) Unanimous.


Mariah Capurso, Jeff Sirjane and Mary Spata joined at 7:14 pm.


Move to reconvene at 7:14 pm.(Brown/Stone) Unanimous


Fire Department- Mariah Capurso and Jeff Sirjane

A Town Emergency Plan is needed to be compliant with National Incident Management System (NIMS) requirements. Funding for grants is dependent on the town having a plan.


Walter Malmquist has not returned phone calls from selectboard. Mary Spata will write a letter to follow up on electric service to the Mill.


Parade and Barbeque in Post Mills is approaching.


John Bacon arrived at 7:25 pm. Ms. Capurso and Mr. Sirjane left the meeting at 7:26 pm. Joe Anthony arrived at 7:30 pm.


Police Department- Chief Joe Anthony

Reviewed monthly police activity report

Dirk Borst, Gateway Motors, joined meeting at 7:35 pm to discuss repair estimates of the Ford Explorer.


Move to complete repair work on Ford Explorer for approximately $4,526. (Brown/Spata) Unanimous


Mr. Borst left the meeting at 7:52 pm


There have been continued dog complaints in Post Mills. Thetford Police have not observed the behavior. Discussion about how to proceed.


Chief Anthony addressed recent concerns about unanswered calls in the police department by removing the answering machine. Unanswered phone calls are now transferred to dispatch.


Chief Anthony left at 8:20 pm.

Sharon Harkay, Animal Control Officer, joined meeting at 8:30 pm.


Motion to approve the minutes of July 18, 2005 as amended. (Spata/Brown) Unanimous


Reviewed dog incident in which dog was abandoned. Discussed costs that are accruing and responsibility for these costs. Selectboard instructed Ms. Harkay to require that owners pay for these costs


Update on Lichvar/Chapman dog incident- Mr. Lichvar is dealing directly with the police department now.


There are a number of dogs that are not licensed. The town needs a procedure to address this issue.


Tracy Borst, Town Clerk, joined the meeting at 8:45 pm. Ms. Harkay and Ms. Borst left the meeting at 9:00 pm.


Unfinished Business: Doug Stone will follow-up with Dave Dempsey


Planning Commission is waiting to hear from the selectboard. Mr. Brown and Mr. Bacon will attend the next meeting.


Motion to approve Check Warrant Reports:

#25.1 general $33,906.13

#23.2 highway $4,574.09 Brown/Bacon Unanimous


Motion to adjourn at 9:10 pm. (Spata/Bacon) Unanimous

Last Modified 8/2005 by Bill Weyrick