Franklin Selectboard Meeting
March 6, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Town Clerk’s Office
Call to order
At 7:02 p.m. Peter M called the
meeting to order. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Peter Magnant, Yvon Dandurand, Andy Godin, Dave Bennion, Brooks Sturtevant,
Lisa Larivee, Town Clerk
comment period: None
Minutes: Brooks/Dave made a motion to approve the minutes of February 6, 2019 as
written. Pete stated we need to add to
the guest list that Tim Magnant was present over the phone. All in favor of minutes as corrected, motion
nominated Peter Magnant as chair, all members in favor
Chair-Andy/Brooks nominated Yvon Dandurand as vice chair, all members in favor.
Commissioner-Brooks/Yvon nominated Andy Godin as road commissioner, all members
of all other municipal offices as listed.
Administrator-Yvon/Brooks appoint Robert Irish for one year. Mr. Irish has asked about also appointing an
Assistance Zoning Administrator to be trained to cover while he is away in the
summers. The board will consider
Commission-Yvon appoints Brooks Sturtevant for 3 years. Mike Lawyer was appointed to replace Jes
Alexant’s unexpired term in December.
Commission-Yvon appoints Rolland Rainville, Dave Bennion, and Cyrus Grennon for
3 year terms.
Adjustment-Brooks appoints Wesley Kempton and James Pivorotto for 3 year
terms. Dave Vanselette did not want to
Control- Brooks appoints Dennis Demar at the same rates
listed-Yvon appoints the following
Fire Warden-Burton Maynard
Officer-Chris Ferland is appointed by the State until 3/31/21
Street Lights-Donald Gates
Town Clock-Dave Bennion
Mgmt Coordinator-Mark Toof
Regional Planning Commission-Brooks appoints Yvon Dandurand and Yvon appoints
Member-Brooks appoints Peter Magnant
Advisory Committee-Brooks appoints Yvon Dandurand
remain the same as 2018, as listed.
Federal mileage rate updated to $.58.
appointments were voted on and approved by the Board.
Operations policy-reviewed the current policy, need to update the equipment
list and the rest will remain as written.
The board will approve at the next meeting. Discussion had regarding the Kabota tractor
with snow blower and it’s sharing with the school. The board feels there are still several years
of use left for the tractor and blower.
Will need to review the shared use agreement with the merged school
compliant-discussed and reviewed the pictures and the stated time of event. The board did not believe the mailbox was
directly hit by the plow and will not replace according to the policy. Town Clerk will notify the property owner.
report-budget is set and approved for FY20, we will continue to monitor closely
the FY19 budget for the remainder of the year.
management questionnaire-State Treasurer suggests this be done annually by
treasurers and reviewed by the Selectboard.
Board reviewed and Peter signed as noted.
Insurance policy resolution and agreement.
Town Clerk reviewed with the board the plan document overview and asked
for authorization for Lisa Larivee to be the agent/administrator of the plan. Board approved.
List-2018 – reviewed the final grand list for no suits pending. Brooks/Yvon made a motion to approve the 2018
grand list as final. All members voted
in favor, motion passed.
Review and sign
bills: Members reviewed and signed bills.
Old Business: none
policy review/updates-Holidays discussed, remove Town meeting as a holiday and
include in the policy as a requirement for highway crew to attend town meeting
unless weather prohibits. Brooks will
check with other towns on how they calculate overtime, ie holiday, vacation,
sick? Should also add that a half hour lunch break is required within an 8 hr
work day. Discussed the provisional period; suggested by VLCT to make it 180
days rather than 90 days. Also recommended
by VLCT to remove the family leave act section 16E, as this would not apply to
fireworks letter- reviewed the letter giving permission to close Rte 120 on
July 3rd from 5-10 pm for fireworks and other activities. Dave spoke of the true closure with no thru
traffic at these times. Last year
vehicles were still going thru which creates a large safety hazard for many
reasons. Town Clerk will speak with VTrans and VSP about closing so no traffic
gets by unless it is emergency vehicles.
Brooks/Yvon made a motion to approve the letter to close Rte 120 on July
3rd. All members voted in
favor, motion passed.
violation of the O&M manual for the water department. It has been resolved with the State and is no
longer a concern.
received from Highgate Selectboard thanking Franklin highway department for
recent mutual aid.
the highway garage moisture issue, recently mentioned by John Mercy Heating
when doing repairs to the furnace. Andy
will check with Montgomery as they have a same set up with heated floors as we
Yvon would like
to say “thank you” to all members of the community, Lisa, Sara, Auditors,
Selectboard for all their work throughout the year. Wants to make Andy aware that the board is in
support of his efforts with the highway crew.
the need to split some of the budget lines in the future, salt and sand should
be two lines, Pete also would like to see overtime broken out from regular
Pete read aloud
the resolution written by Wesley Kempton for the Town of Franklin and voted on
at town meeting regarding Act 46/49 forced mergers. The vote results and approval by the board
were added and the board signed the resolution.
Town Clerk will send to the Board of Education, Governor Scott,
Legislative committee chairs of Education, Secretary of Education and our local
the lake aeration project and the final steps with the contractor
agreements. The State and contractor are
looking for an easement and ROW from the end of Hammond Shore Rd to the north
end of the State Park land to install the system. Pete will speak with the land owner.
ROW of the school land to be sold to the town and the approved survey map. Discussed the ROW of the Dick Wright property
to the town land.
Next meeting date
is March 20th @ 6:00 pm at the Town clerk’s office.
At 9:38 pm Brooks S/Yvon D made a
motion to adjourn the meeting. Vote taken; all in favor; motion carried.
Lisa Larivee, Town Clerk
March 11, 2019
These minutes are not official until approved at the next regular