20, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
At 7:02 pm the meeting was called to order by Pete M and the Pledge of
allegiance was recited by all.
Present: Peter Magnant, Yvon Dandurand, Brooks Sturtevant, Andy Godin and
Guests: Bretton Gardner (Pike Industries rep), Jeremy Barnum, Jake Dandurand,
Polly Gadbois, Kevin and Rusty Russin, Stephanie and Bridget from the rec
6, Town Clerk concerns: add
Comment Period - none
Pike paving - Bretton Gardner from Pike
Industries was present. He had met with Jeremy and went over the roads and
distances to be paved. It’s estimated to take 492 tons at $73 per ton. Peter M
asked if this would be Virgin mix. Answer: no, it has a mix to it. Discussion
followed on doing the best job possible. The SB does not want the paving to be
done when it’s cold or raining. Yvon D suggested any holes get filled in before
paving. Peter M asked about scheduling. Bretton said the contract needs to be
signed before Pike will schedule. Peter M requested a pre-meeting just before
the work is done. Jeremy suggested September 2018 as a timeline. Pike has a one
year guarantee. Bretton G will submit new estimates. Peter M signed the
contract with Pike.
Loader discussion/review - Yvon D did some
footwork calling and visiting other town road crews to see what they used for a
loader and what the service was like. The report on Beauregard’s was not
favorable. Three towns have Case now and are buying John Deere. Case is a 4
cylinder and JD is a 6 cylinder. JD has better trade-in value. Peter M
suggested the SB make a decision by the next SB meeting. Yvon D said the radial
tires are a must (the radial tires are an additional $3200 and the LED lights
are $1235 extra).
Better roads grant agreements (2) need to be
signed. Andy G/Brooks S made a motion to sign the grant agreements for Barnum
Road and Middle Road. Jeremy explained what work would be done. Vote taken.
Motion carried. Peter M signed the grant agreements.
VTRANS letter - this is a letter from the
Franklin SB to the state concerning the intersection of Lake Rd, Middle Rd, and
Main Street. Peter M read the letter aloud. Brooks S/Yvon D made a motion to
sign the letter and send it out to Jim Cota from VTRANS. Motion carried.
Municipal Roads General Permit - notice of
intent letter needs to be signed. Brooks S/Yvon D made a motion to sign the
letter. Brief discussion. Motion carried.
Chloride trailer - Polly Gadbois wants chloride
on her camp private road. Jeremy said the chloride costs .92 per gallon. Peter
M suggested the town could sell the chloride to the campers and they can hire
someone to apply it. The SB agreed to this.
As a side note Polly G made the SB aware of a mistake on the signage for
Harrison Rd. The 911 name is Harrison Drive and the sign says Harrison Road.
Ordinance follow up/ Russin
Peter M said
he heard they have received a Zoning Permit to erect a shed. The Russin’s
reported they have mowed the grass and put down stone. They will continue to
work on the clean-up. The SB thanked them for their efforts and communication.
Minutes - May 21 and June 6, 2018
S made a motion to accept the minutes of May 21, 2018 as presented. Motion
carried. Brooks S/Yvon D made a motion to accept the minutes of June 6, 2018 as
presented. Motion carried.
Sheriff contract - Lisa has not received a new
one yet. Next year’s budget is $5800.
Bicycle/Pedestrian Program - this concerns
sidewalks. Peter M will talk to Lisa and then send the letter out.
fee per Ordinance - Dennis Demar Animal Control Officer. The SB decided to
postpone this discussion until next meeting.
Rec Dept. -
pine tree. The Rec. Dept. committee asked the SB if a certain pine tree can be
cut down and a new one planted in it’s place. Peter M suggested the SB warn
this in their next meeting. The Rec. Director position job description needs to
be revised. Lisa was unclear if it needs to be rebid. The Rec Committee has
several summer programs. Monday nights there is a walk/run down behind the
school; a book box will be set up in conjunction with the library; Wednesday’s
they are trying a pick-up softball game. There is a Grandby Zoo day trip
planned in August and a Community Meal event.
TH #33 -
legal trail reclassification. In order to reclassify a road the SB needs to
have a Public Hearing. Peter M suggested to warn it for August 1, 2018 at 6:00
pm. All agreed.
options discussion - the State Dept of Education is having a meeting in Newark,
VT on July 18, 2018. Franklin School Board wants to have a meeting on July 10,
2018 for Franklin residents.
and sign bills
members reviewed and signed off on the bills.
folder - Peter M went thru the folder.
Peter M - the
SB Meeting in July will be on the 11th. The Planning Commission is having a
Public Hearing to present an update to the Town Plan on June 26, 2018.
Yvon D - I
will move forward on the loader numbers.
Brooks S - we
need to decide on the loader soon. The weed harvester is ready to go.
Andy G - no concerns.
meeting date is July 11, 2018 at 6:00 pm at the Town clerk’s office
At 9:18 pm
Brooks S/Yvon D made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Motion carried.
Murphy - minute taker
minutes are not official until approved at the next regular selectboard