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 Special Select Board Meeting Minutes 1/23/04


Hank Pelkey opened the meeting at 6:03 P.M.  The Board members present were: Thomas “Hank” Pelkey, Larry Pomainville, Dave Markowski, Allen Hitchcock and Joseph Gagnon.  Also present were Don Nickless and Helen McKinlay.



Proposed Sewer Budget

A final budget for FY 2005 was presented to the Board for approval. The revised balanced Sewer budget figures were reviewed and discussed.  FY04 Sewer budget expenses versus actual year to date figures were reviewed.  The Sewer budget did not balance last year and ended in a deficit.  Details were requested in regard to a sewer bond anticipation note secured prior to construction of the new plant. Information on this note will be researched and presented to the Board.  D. Nickless informed the Board he has been in contact with Naomi Hatch; USDA and forms will be supplied to apply for reimbursement for remaining applicable construction costs. Contingency money time frame to finalize documentation was discussed.  H. Pelkey to contact G. Kupferer to discuss pending issues. 


General Fund Budget

The Board increased the General Fund budget by adding $25,000 for future bridge repair.


D. Markowski moved and A. Hitchcock seconded a motion to accept the 2005 budget as presented with appropriate adjustment to the warning and budget lines to reflect the General Fund Budget increase of $25,000 to bridges. Unanimously passed.


OMYA  Meeting

The meeting between the Town Listers and OMYA previously scheduled for Wednesday, January 25th @ 10:30 has been rescheduled to January 24th @ 10:30.  S. Brodeur, VT Dept. of Taxes, Property Valuation and Review will be present to assist with the property assessments. H. Pelkey and D. Markowski plan to attend the meeting. 


Equipment Rental

The Equipment Reserve Fund was discussed.  Currently the $30.00 equipment rental charge is split out between replacement and maintenance expenses. The funds are in the same account and will no longer be separated. 


Selectmen’s Report

The Board discussed and approved their report for the annual Town Report.


Rutland Regional Transportation Council

Hank Pelkey has been appointed by the Board to fill the vacant position of Rutland Regional Planning Commission alternate.


ZBA – Letter of Interest

A letter of interest has been received for the vacancy on the Zoning Board of Adjustment.  This letter will be forwarded to the ZBA for review and possible recommendation.




In accordance with 1VSA 312(b) where premature general public knowledge would clearly place the Municipality or person involved at a substantial disadvantage, the Board unanimously agreed to go into executive session for Personnel at 6:55 P.M.  The Board came out of executive session at 7:00 P.M.   


Without any further business, the Board adjourned at 7.00 P.M.


Respectfully submitted:


Thomas “Hank” Pelkey, Chair

Larry Pomainville, Vice-Chair

Dave Markowski, Selectman

W. Joseph Gagnon, Selectman

Allan Hitchcock, Selectman

Paula Bizon, Recording Secretary     

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