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Town of Pittsford
Select Board Minutes


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 approved. 



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. 



Web Site

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.


Water Leaks

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. 


Lister Secretary

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.


L. Meade

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.


Arch Street

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. 


Engineering Attorneys

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 together.

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.


Contact Card

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.



Goal Setting

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.


Respectfully submitted:

Thomas “Hank” Pelkey, Chair

Larry Pomainville, Vice-Chair

Dave Markowski, Selectman

W. Joseph Gagnon, Selectman

Paula Bizon, Recording Secretary    


Allan Hitchcock, Selectman



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