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Select Board Minutes

 November 16, 2005  

Thomas “Hank” Pelkey opened the meeting at 6:30 p.m.  Select Board members present were:  Thomas “Hank” Pelkey, Joseph Gagnon, Larry Pomainville, Allen Hitchcock, and Dave Markowski.  Also present were Michael Balch, Helen McKinlay, and John Eugair arrived at 7:10.



The Select Board corrected minutes of October 19, 2005 were reviewed, discussed and approved.  The Select Board minutes of November 2, 2005 were reviewed, discussed and approved.



The orders of November 16, 2005 were reviewed, discussed and approved.


§         The draft process under which the Town’s gravel roads will be evaluated and considered for paving has not yet been addressed.

§         A report of services has been requested from Rutland West.  To date the report has not been received.  M. Balch will follow up on this request.

§         A copy of the draft sewer ordinance with changes as proposed by Attorney Carroll was included in the Select Board packets for review.

§         The completed survey of the water springs has been received from Mr. Tinker.  A copy is in the Board’s reading file.

§         Fred Duplessie is scheduled to meet with the Select Board to review the 2005 audit and management letter at 6:00 p.m. on December 7, 2005.

§         Shawn Erickson and M. Balch met to find a better ending spot on the Markowski Road repaving project.  A better spot was determined to a straight and level area which will be included in the specification for bids.

§         M. Balch has written a response letter to Maclure Library explaining the reasons the Board can’t approve their request.  A copy of the letter is in the Board reading file.

§         M. Balch wrote a letter to the Planning Commission requesting they maintain a file of all concerns expressed with the current Zoning Regulations so they can be considered when the regulations are amended next.

§         Notices of the vacancy on the Planning Commission have been posted and the vacancy is listed on the Town website and in the Brandon/Pittsford Reporter.

§         The notices for the public hearing on the 2007 Draft Budget scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on December 7, 2005 have been posted and listed on the Town website and the Brandon/Pittsford Reporter.

§         A flower arrangement from the Select Board was sent for the Bill Taranovich services.


 There were no public comments this evening.

The Select Board recessed as the Select Board and convened as the Sewer Board at 6:40 p.m.  The Select Board reconvened at 6:58 p.m.


Consider OMYA Appraisal Proposal from the Listers

J. Eugair stated the Listers had a meeting today with OMYA to discuss the proposed appraisal and to look at what other options may be available.  J.  Eugair reviewed the bid process the Listers sent out for the OMYA Appraisal.  One bid has been received to date from Cross Country Appraisal.  The bid amount and details were not given to the Board during open meeting.  The bid information and other options will be discussed with the Board after all bids have received.  One additional bid is anticipated from MAI, a qualified industrial appraisal firm.

Reappraisal Update

The reappraisal is ahead of schedule with approximately 95% of the inspections being completed.  No quality control data has been received to date.  The Listers have not to date started pulling spot inspections on the reappraisal data.  Data entry is currently taking place and scheduled for completion by December 1st.  Criteria will be reviewed periodically for tax exemption validity.  The Listers will code property cards to reflect dates organizations receive tax exemption and review each year when preparing the Grand List.  J. Eugair stated it is a common practice to hire firms to conduct follow up appraisals and valuate land schedules that we may want to consider for the future.


There was no new business for discussion this evening.

With no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:38 p.m.


Respectfully submitted:

Thomas “Hank” Pelkey, Chair

Allen Hitchcock, Vice-Chair  

Dave Markowski, Selectman

W. Joseph Gagnon, Selectman

Larry Pomainville, Selectman                       


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