*These are unofficial Minutes subject to the approval at the next regular meeting.
August 20, 2012
Bill Brooks, Nelson Tift, Tom Phillips, Frank Bruce, and Ann Tiplady
Julie Sharon, Bill Hinckley, Geoff Pagnotta, and Sandi Switzer
Chair B. Brooks called the
Selectboard meeting to order at 6:30 p.m.
Minutes. The August 6th
meeting minutes were approved with a correction from cents to a dollar sign, on
a motion made by N. Tift and seconded by F. Bruce.
Motion carried (5-0).
Charlebois’ payment was reduced $44.22 to bring the
pay order total to $13,582.03, which was approved on a motion made by T.
Phillips and seconded by F. Bruce. Motion
State Rep Dave Potter.
Mr. Potter introduced himself as having served Clarendon for the past
VTel Fiber Optic Project.
VTel rep Bill Hinckley explained the fiber optic project that was
made possible with stimulus funding. VTel
will be replacing both aerial and buried copper with fiber optic lines.
The Selectboard viewed a map of Wallingford
that showed the areas of existing aerial and buried lines and confirmed that
where the lines are today is how they will be tomorrow.
VTel will obtain easements when necessary from property owners.
Jeff Finley, the resident engineer, will oversee the project.
The work is supposed to be completed by December 2013; however, they
expect an extension will be granted due to funding delays.
They assured the Selectboard that they will restore the area as good or
better as they are today and that the Road Commissioner should contact them if
any roads needs fixing once they settle. F.
Bruce made a motion to sign the right of way agreement; motion was seconded by
T. Phillips. Motion carried (5-0).
Project Amendment. Since the last meeting, Julie realized that if
the Town only spent $41,040 on paving a portion of both Route 140W and
Creek Road, the state would only pay us up to 70% of the cost or $28,728.
However, if we spent $44,640 worth on each road, the state will pay us
the maximum grant amount of $31,250 for each road. B. Brooks also thought
the town should shim in front of Chris Garrow’s property on
The Vermont State Infrastructure
Bank requires a borrowing resolution for the $100,000 loan for the
Sand & Hauling Bids.
Pike did not submit a price for sand.
On a motion made by T. Phillips, and seconded by F. Bruce, Abbott
Construction was chosen to haul 1,000 tons of sand from Pike at $2.30/ton and
2,000 tons of winter mix from SLC at $2.18/ton.
Phil Baker & Sons bid $2.90 and $2.40 per ton respectively.
Motion carried (5-0). The
State’s locked-in pricing for road salt for VTrans District 3 is $62.54/ton
from Cargill and $62.17/ton from American Rock Salt.
On behalf of Charlie Woods, Julie reported that he prefers Cargill’s
quality of salt. T. Phillips made a
motion to purchase winter salt from Cargill at $62.54/ton; motion seconded by N.
Tift. Motion carried (5-0).
Group Contract. Dufresne Group
was hired at the last meeting to oversee the construction of the repairs to the
Since the next meeting falls on Labor Day, F. Bruce
made a motion to move the meeting to Tuesday, September 4th; motion
seconded by A. Tiplady. Motion
The Selectboard read Frank Chapman’s letter dated
August 20th in response to the Selectboard’s letter dated August 8th.
Mr. Chapman is refusing to submit the requirements requested by the
Selectboard as recommended by VLCT and asked for a retraction.
F. Bruce said this issue should be tabled.
Although this request may involve a lot of paperwork, the Town has to
cover itself from liability. B.
Brooks would like to respond that if Mr. Chapman wants to repair the Homer Stone
Trail, he must meet the Town’s requirements.
In the end, F. Bruce made a motion not to respond to Mr. Chapman, which
was seconded by T. Phillips. Motion carried (5-0).
Resignation. The Selectboard
accepted Peter Hathaway’s resignation who has accepted a job in Morrisville.
Mr. Brooks stated that the Selectboard has discussed having the Lister,
who’s already here two days a week, to perform the zoning duties.
The statutes state that the Z.A. is appointed by the Planning Commission
with the approval of the Selectboard. Therefore,
this matter was referred to Ann Tiplady, the chair of the Planning Commission,
who will discuss it further with the Planning Commission members.
A. Tiplady would like the Lister to meet with the Planning Commission
members if possible depending on everyone’s schedules.
The meeting adjourned at 7:40 p.m.
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