Town of Pittsford
Pittsford Select Board Meeting
The meeting was called to order at 6:30PM by John Haverstock, Town Manager.
Select Board members present: Joseph Gagnon, Thomas "Hank" Pelkey, Allen Hitchcock, David Markowski, and Thomas Hooker.
Also present: Bruce Paynter, Tom Carrara, David Rowe, Mike Warfle, John Haverstock and Kelly Giard, Recording Secretary
J. Haverstock asked for nominations for the position of Chairman. D. Markowski nominated T. Pelkey as Chairman. Seconded by T. Hooker. Passed unanimously.
T. Pelkey asked for nominations for the position of Vice Chairman. D. Markowski nominated A. Hitchcock as Vice Chairman. Seconded by T. Hooker. Passed unanimously.
T. Pelkey asked for nominations for the position of Recording Clerk. D. Markowski nominated Linda Drummond as Recording Clerk. Seconded by T. Hooker. Passed unanimously.
T. Pelkey asked for nominations for the Official Newspaper. Motion by A. Hitchcock and to nominate the Brandon/Pittsford Reporter as the official newspaper. Seconded by T. Hooker. Passed unanimously.
Motion by D. Markowski and seconded by T. Hooker to accept the proposed meeting schedule for the coming year. Passed unanimously.
Motion by A. Hitchcock and seconded by T. Hooker to appoint the following individuals to the following positions:
The Select Board minutes from the February 18, 2009 meeting were reviewed and minor changes recorded. The minutes from the March 2, 2009 meeting were signed with no changes.
The orders of March 4, 2009 in the amount of $76,357.99 and $8,687.35 and $46.17 were approved and signed following discussion as stated below:
A. Hitchcock inquired about the purchase at Kamuda's Market in the amount of $53.71 for Office Maintenance and Meeting. J. Haverstock will research and advise.
A. Hitchcock inquired the purchases for "Fire House". T. Hooker explained that this was for the projects that have been on-going at the station.
J. Gagnon inquired the expense for the fire horn lease. T. Hooker explained that the horn is a leased item and is not available for purchase.
TOWN MANAGER'S REPORT
J. Haverstock reported on the following:
David Rowe inquired the possibility of a sand shed to be constructed. J. Gagnon indicated that this project may be pursued in the event of available funding. There was discussion regarding the possible location and there were concerns that the location of the current sand pile was formerly the town landfill and there may be some "garbage" in the event that there was digging done in the area.
Tom Carrara stated that he would like to see the Oath of Office be delivered to the new or re-elected Selectboard members, as an ethical policy. J. Haverstock, A. Hitchcock, and T. Hooker indicated that the oath was administered this afternoon by Helen McKinlay, Town Clerk. T. Carrara expressed that this should be done during the Public Comment section of the meeting. Bruce Paynter indicated that there is a certificate of oath on file in the Town Clerk's Office. T. Carrara inquired about an expense in the Town Report of $25 for Green Mountain Pass. T. Pelkey advised Mr. Carrara that he is welcome to inquire at the Town Office for an explanation of this and other items. T. Carrara expressed concern about the River Road to Chittenden as being in poor shape and inquired if it could be evaluated, as was the West Creek Road southernmost end.
None presented at this time.
New Appointments: Margaret "Peg" Flory did not receive enough votes for Grand Juror. Motion by D. Markowski and seconded by T. Hooker to appoint Ms. Flory to the position of Grand Juror. Passed unanimously.
All appointments were signed by the members of the Select Board.
The Board of Selectmen recessed to the Liquor Board at 6:55 PM.
The Board of Selectmen reconvened at 7:03 PM.
A. Hitchcock inquired the timing of the listing of Water & Sewer delinquencies that were received by the Select Board. J. Haverstock explained the dates and timing. J. Haverstock indicated that he would review the aging listing. There was discussion involving that there is a possibility of the listing being only 1 payment cycle delinquent. J. Haverstock will refer this matter to the Water and Sewer Commission. T. Pelkey indicated that the billing cycle was July 1, 2008 through December 31, 2008.
A. Hitchcock reviewed the Bridge Inspection listing that was received. J. Haverstock will review the list with Shawn Erickson and Shawn will be present to discuss the survey at the next meeting.
T. Pelkey made a motion to go into Executive Session for Legal, Contractual, and Personnel at 7:49PM. T. Hooker seconded the motion. The motion was unanimously passed.
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 enter into Executive Session for the purpose of Legal, Contractual, and Personnel at 7:24 PM.
The Select Board came out of executive session at 7:50 PM.
No action was taken.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:50 PM.
The next meeting will be held on March 18, 2009.
Kelly Giard, Recording Secretary
Thomas "Hank" Pelkey, Chair
Allen Hitchcock, Vice-Chair
W. Joseph Gagnon, Selectman
David Markowski, Selectman
Thomas Hooker, Selectman