Thetford Select Board Meeting


October 24, 2005


PRESENT: Mary Spata, John Bacon, Mike Brown, Doug Stone, Mark McMahon (8:15 PM), Marilyn Cook (clerk)

GUESTS: Don Fifield- Fire Department, Jim Lanctot- Police Officer, Diane Osgood- Police Department, Luke Eastman- Reporter for Connecticut Valley Spectator


Mary Spata called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM


Fire Department-

New fire tanker arrived last week.

Fire Department needs copy of the current Emergency Management Plan. An emergency evacuation center is needed; the Elementary School and Town Hall are possible sites.


Mariah Capurso and Tim Ouellette- fire department; arrived at 7:05 PM


Fire Department is required to utilize safety measures, such as signs and traffic control, at emergency sites. Police Department has good working relationship with the Fire Department and often provides traffic control as well as performs as first responder.


Halloween Party on October 31. Fire Department will disperse smoke detectors to children and people over 65.


Ms. Capurso, Mr. Ouellette, and Mr. Fifield left the meeting at 7:20 PM.


Police Department-

Move to enter Executive Session to discuss personnel at 7:20 PM (Brown/Bacon) Unanimous

Marilyn Cook, Luke Eastman and Diane Osgood left the meeting at 7:20 PM.

Mark McMahon joined Executive Session at 8:15 PM.

Executive Session ended at 8:30 PM.

No Action Taken.


Tracy Borst- Town Clerk, Wayne Parks, Mr. Eastman and Ms. Cook joined the meeting at 8:30 PM.

Northeast Waste will increase the cost of trash tickets effective November 1. New fee amounts need to be confirmed. Mary Spata will follow up with Karin Bonnett.


Addendum to Animal Control Ordinances has been adopted and a copy needs to be kept on record. Some information in the changes contradict state regulations. Mark McMahon will review and make sure amendments are compliant with state statute.


Ms. Borst left the meeting at 8:50 PM.


Reviewed Chapters 6, 7, 8 and 9 of the Town Plan. Statistics and factual information will be updated.


There is a Zoning Board of Adjustment meeting on 10/25 at 7:00 PM. The property of the proposed cell tower is on the agenda. There is a subdivision question concerning the property where the proposed cell tower is to be located.


Floyd Cadwell joined the meeting at 9:05 PM and Wayne Parks left.


Mr. Cadwell is concerned that his neighbors have moved a boundary post/survey marker. Mr. McMahon suggested that he contact his attorney. The Selectboard advised Mr. Cadwell to contact the Zoning Administrator to see if there is a building permit for the building that is being put up.


Mr. Cadwell left the meeting at 9:13 PM.


Motion to approve the minutes of October 10, 2005 as amended (Spata/Brown) Unanimous


Mark McMahon has researched the records and found that the town has never exercised its right to take over the adjacent 16 foot right-of-way running to the south of Bragg Road.


Motion to approve the minutes of October 17, 2005 as amended (Spata/Stone) Unanimous


Motion to approve Check Warrant Reports:

#33.2 $4,470.97

#39.1 $28,661.51 (Brown/Stone) Unanimous


Doug Stone reports that he has a new applicant for the highway crew position.


The contract for State Police coverage of the town was reviewed. Mr. McMahon will talk with Lt. Lewis about a schedule.

Motion to adjourn at 9:55 PM (Spata/Bacon) Unanimous

Last Modified 11/2005 by Bill Weyrick