Town of Pittsford
Select Board Minutes 4/28/04
Thomas “Hank” Pelkey opened the meeting at 6:30 P.M.
The Board members present were: Thomas “Hank” Pelkey, Larry
Pomainville, Dave Markowski and Joseph Gagnon.
Allen Hitchcock was absent. Also
present were Michael Balch, Roy Newton and Paula Bizon Recording Secretary.
The corrected Board minutes from 3/31/04 were reviewed,
discussed and approved. The Board minutes of 4/14/04 were reviewed, discussed and
The orders of 4/28/04 were reviewed, discussed and
approved. M. Balch will research
the expenses associated with the medical premiums.
He will report back to the Board. The Board requested additional
information on the legal fees that were paid out.
M. Balch will research the breakdown and report back to the Board. The
Board discussed the need to research different health programs prior to union
negotiations this fall. M. Balch
will research additional information.
TOWN MANAGER’S REPORT
M. Balch stated that the web site is coming along.
It is not quite done and will be up by the first of the month.
Additional information from different departments has been requested and
will be continuously updated.
M. Balch informed the Board that within the last few days
there have been four leaks reported. B.
Babcock has been working diligently fixing the leaks.
M. Balch informed the Board the fees associated with a
Kelly employee. M. Balch stated
that the current employee has been here for nine weeks out of the twelve-week
contract. The Board discussed the
level of proficiency of employee that is needed for the position.
M. Balch informed the Board that he drafted a letter to L.
Meade stating the Board’s position on the formation of the citizen’s panel.
M. Balch informed the Board that he has drafted and sent a
letter to the residents of Arch St.stating what has happened with the ordinance.
The Board will be available to discuss any additional solutions, with the
residents, at the next scheduled Board meeting.
M. Balch informed the Board that he has start to research
engineering attorneys and will report back to the Board when he has a list
Arch St. Signs
M. Balch informed the Board that the signs have been
removed along the road.
Sewer Plant Evaluation
M. Balch informed the Board that he had drafted a contract
for the Sewer plant evaluation and it will be signed within the next few days.
Lister Computer Station
M. Balch informed the Board that the system has been
installed over the last few days and everything is going well so far.
The Board directed M. Balch to update the wallet contact
cards for the Board.
No comments were made tonight.
The Board recessed from the Selectboard meeting and went
into Sewer Board at 7:02 P.M. The
Board reconvened as Selectboard at 7:12 P.M.
M. Balch presented a letter to the Board from Fred
Duplessis in reference to GASB 34. The
Board will review the letter during their goal setting meeting later tonight.
R. Newton departed at 7:15 P.M.
M. Balch presented a draft list of Town goals to the Board
for their review. Each Board member presented their goals for the Town.
M. Balch stated that there are basically two needs brought out by each
member. One was the infrastructure
of the maintenance procedures for all areas in Town.
The other was the condition of the treatment plant.
The items will be prioritized and broken down into years.
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 Contracts issues at 8:05 P.M. Michael
Balch was invited to stay. All
others were excused. The Board came
out of executive session at 8:47 P.M.
Without any further
business, the Board adjourned at 8:50 P.M.
“Hank” Pelkey, Chair
Joseph Gagnon, Selectman
Bizon, Recording Secretary
Allan Hitchcock, Selectman