6, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
At 7:01 pm
the meeting was called to order by chairperson, Peter Magnant. The Pledge of
Allegiance was recited by all present.
Peter Magnant, Yvon Dandurand, Andy Godin, Dave Bennion, BrookS Sturtevant and
Dick Benton, Peter Benevento, Sharon and Bill Sorensen, Diane Larose, Hilda Hendrickson,
Ruth Ann Krayesky, Perry Thomas (VT DEC), Kirk Artus, Jake Dandurand, Jeremy
Barnum, Harvey Bushey, Tim Pudvar, Kim Gates, Dan Favreau, Jim Jewett, Jay
4 add Letter to VTRANS; under Article 9 add weed harvester.
Comment Period - None
Thomas - Lake Carmi projects and funding application
Perry Thomas has been helping the Town Clerk,
Lisa, do an application for a $25,000 Grant to do a Pilot Study of groundwater
around Lake Carmi to test for phosphorous levels. Perry referred the SB to a
handout. The Town would be reimbursed for the money expended on the project.
The State and the Town would own the results of the study. The study involves
wells being drilled in certain locations. Kirk Artus asked if these wells would
be on private property. The answer is yes, on camp owners land with permission.
Peter M said the application is here on the table and he went over it aloud.
Yvon D/Brooks S made a motion to sign the application. No further discussion,
vote taken, motion carried. Peter M signed the application.
Mill Pond Dam - Perry Thomas passed out a copy
of a study that was done to determine what is best for this Dam going forward.
Dick Benton gave his thoughts, but said he is happy to see what the results of
the study are. Pete Benevento asked if dredging was an option. No one is sure
what will be recommended until the study is completed. The staff gauge has been
installed at the Dewing Rd bridge to monitor the lake level.
Perry Thomas said S.260 has been signed by the
Governor and funding is secure for the aeration project.
discussion/ review - Tim Pudvar from John Deere introduced himself and gave
out packets to the SB members. He also looked at Franklins loader today. He
went over the specs, pricing and servicing options. Jeremy and Jake from the
road crew are present to listen and ask any questions they may have. After the
presentation, they said they like the Case loader better. Peter M asked Yvon D,
Andy G, Jeremy B and Jake D to serve on a committee to meet and come up with a
recommendation to the full SB. They agreed to do this.
Roads Grants-in-aid NRPC - a letter of intent needs to be signed by the SB
to continue working with NRPC for FY19 funding of road erosion projects. Brooks
S/Dave B made a motion to sign the letter. Motion carried. And a letter of
intent for Equipment purchases from this grant funding needs to be signed. Yvon
D/Dave B made a motion to sign this letter. Motion carried.
Water Block Grant - this is the highway storm water project at the Town
garage ($38,400). We need to track and document all work the Town crew does on
this project. The Grant Agreement needs to be signed. Brooks S/Yvon D made a
motion to sign the agreement. Motion carried. Peter M signed the agreement.
bid/contract FY19 work - Jeremy has a bid from Pike for $73 per ton (ECIs
bid was $73.25 per ton) It is estimated we need 1227 ton x 73 equals $89,571.
This is below the allocated budgeted amount. Andy G/Yvon D made a motion to
accept the Pike bid. Vote taken, Motion carried. Paving will be done in the
fall. Peter M wants the SB to meet the new Pike representative and Jeremy needs
to get a copy of the Pike bid to Lisa.
VTRANS - at the intersection of Route 120 and Morses Line Road the SB
wants a four way stop and have drafted a letter to VTRANS. The SB agreed to
revisit this at a later time.
trail work/ TH#33
was present to explain the need for a bridge to be built for the VAST trail for
snowmobiles on TH#33 and permission to do so. It will cost them less than
$2500. Brooks S/Yvon D made a motion to allow VAST to build the bridge on TH
#33 and have Peter M sign a letter of approval. Motion carried. Peter M signed
the letter. Peter M asked the SB if TH#33 should be changed to a legal trail.
The SB will take this up at a later meeting.
minutes of May 16, 2018
B made a motion to approve the minutes of May 16, 2018 as presented. Motion
Hayland bid review - no bids were received. Andy
G will revisit this with the former tenant.
Deuso dog complaint - the dogs have not yet been
Efficiency VT energy audit we had an energy
audit done in 2011 and Efficiency VT is now doing free energy assessments for
businesses. The SB is OK with having the energy assessment done on the
Mailbox reimbursement - the SB and the road crew
are in agreement that the damage was not done by the Town snowplow. No
reimbursement will be paid.
Governor candidate event posting to town website
- Judy McLaughlin asked permission to post a political candidate event on the
town website. The SB will not honor this request, so not to support any
and sign bills
members reviewed and signed off on the bills and orders.
weed harvester - there is a letter from
Pam Greene on behalf of the Sandy Bay Association stating they agreed to allow
the harvester to empty the weeds on their beach area this summer. The weeds
need to be removed timely. Brooks S and Andy G will be making up the harvester
schedule starting around June 15, 2018.
impound fee per day Ordinance - the SB needs to set a per diem fee to hold the
dogs. The SB will talk to Dennis Demar and take this up at the next meeting in
unlicensed list Brooks S/Yvon D made a motion to sign the Dog Warrant. Motion
carried. Peter M signed the warrant.
Peter M went
through the folder.
concerns/ other business
There were no
member concerns at this time from Peter M, Andy G, Brooks S, and Yvon D. Dave B
asked about having flag holders on either side of the stage at the Town Hall.
The SB is OK with this as long as no undesirable flags are posted. Dave B asked
about the Honeysuckle bush next to the bandstand, should it be cut down? Yes,
was the response.
business Jay Denault and Jim Jewett were present and went over proposed School
District mergers. When this happens local school boards will be dismissed and a
new Board will be formed. (Small School Support Grants will no longer be
available). They explained a way the Franklin School District can stay
independent. Further discussion will be had with the Franklin School board
regarding holding a special town meeting to inform the residents of the school
meeting date is June 20, 2018 at 7:00 pm at the Town Clerks office.
At 10:13 pm
Brooks S/Dave B made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Motion carried.
June 8, 2018
These minutes are not official until
approved at the next Selectboard meeting.
were approved at the June 20, 2018 Selectboard meeting.