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Town of Pittsford Select Board Meeting

January 10, 2007 


Thomas “Hank” Pelkey, Chairman opened the meeting at 6:30 p.m.  Select Board members present were:  Thomas “Hank” Pelkey, Allen Hitchcock, Joseph Gagnon, David Markowski, and Tom Carrara.  Thomas Hooker arrived at 6:45PM. 


There was no public comment.


Consider request for Board support of the acquisition of Robert Forrest property to the State of Vermont Wetlands Protection and Restoration Program

T. Carrara commented on the above request and expressed his concerns about flooding that could occur on other farmer’s fields and mosquito control problems that could arise if the Forrest property went from prime agricultural land to wetlands. 

Discussion was held about the proposal of the Vermont Wetlands Protection and Restoration Program purchasing the Robert Forrest property and changing the property from prime agricultural to wetlands.  The Board will request further information and clarification regarding the Forrest acreage going into that program.

Consider the process for Town Manager position replacement

No Vemont League of Cities and Towns representative attended this meeting as scheduled.  The Board will ask M. Balch to reschedule the meeting as soon as possible.

T. Carrara asked about the progress of the Town’s ancient roads.  The January 2007 Town Newsletter has an article addressing ancient roads which requests input from the residents.  The newsletter will be mailed to residents by the end of January.

H. Pelkey made a motion to go into Deliberative Session.  A. Hitchcock seconded the motion.  The motion was unanimously approved.


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 Deliberative Session at 7:20PM.  The Board came out of Deliberative Session at 7:45PM.

No action taken.

Without any further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:45PM.

Respectfully submitted:     

Linda Drummond, Recording Clerk

Thomas “Hank” Pelkey, Chair

Allen Hitchcock, Vice-Chair

W. Joseph Gagnon, Selectman

David Markowski, Selectman

Thomas Hooker, Selectman


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