Town of Pittsford
Select Board Minutes 6/23/04
Thomas “Hank” Pelkey opened the meeting at 6:30 P.M.
The Board members present were: Thomas “Hank” Pelkey, Larry
Pomainville, Allen Hitchcock and Joseph Gagnon.
David Markowski was absent. Also
present were Roy Newton and Helen McKinlay.
The Board minutes from 6/9//04 were reviewed and discussed
The orders of 6/23/04
were reviewed, discussed and approved. L.
Pomainville informed the Board Keiths’s Fuels had recently been sold.
The status of our account with Keith’s Fuels will be researched.
TOWN MANAGER’S REPORT
Lister’s have reported the Grand List is up by 2.2% a gain of $5 million.
Grievance hearings were conducted this week at the Town Office.
Most of the grievances pertained to questions related to the changes
in homestead and commercial assessments.
Residents were required to file homestead information by April 15,
bid will not be prepared for Town vehicle gasoline.
Fleet cards available to the Town offer discounts from market price
and allow tracking for budget purposes.
has been contacted and it is not possible to combine our billing accounts at
Cloud, VLCT is researching options associated with the Lister’s hours.
disposal expenditures year to date are just under $9,000 against a budget of
Facey has been contacted regarding the Fish & Wildlife permit.
Vermont State Police have been contacted regarding patrolling of Route 7.
Creek Engineering has provided an inventory of blueprints.
A copy of the listing is in the Select Board reading file for review.
Balch attended the May Water Board meeting.
A joint work plan for B. Babcock to cover both Water and Sewer
requirements was discussed. A
draft plan will be submitted to both boards for review.
Water Board has raised the issue of possibly hiring a Town engineer to do
all of the Town’s engineering. M.
Balch provided copies of a RFP to provide ideas of what an RFP might look
like for town wide engineering services.
McKinlay is working with Naomi Hatch, USDA to finalize documentation and
payments related to the Wastewater Treatment Plant.
Sewer Plant evaluation being conducted by Otter Creek Engineering was
discussed. A report with
findings is due to the Town on June 30th.
filing cabinet for Select Board documentation has been purchased and is
located in the Conference Room.
There was no public comment this evening.
The Board recessed from the Select Board and went into
Sewer Board at 6:50 P.M. and reconvened at 6:63 P.M.
The Select Board asked for a status report on the Bowman property.
M. Balch will have one of the police officers check and report back at
the next meeting.
Verizon Right of Way
A right of way request has been received from Verizon to
install a pole at the intersection of VT Route 3 and Corn Hill Road.
The map is unclear. M. Balch
to research and request further information with clearer details. The matter will be tabled until Karen Farnum provides
CVPS Right of Way
CVPS has requested a right of way to allow a new pole be
set 4 feet into the Town right of way and well out of the way of any problems.
A. Hitchcock made a motion the Board accept the application for extension
of the line. J. Gagnon seconded the
motion. Unanimously passed.
Keith’s Salvage/ R. Brown & Sons Junkyard Permit
A permit application for a junkyard permit for R. Brown
& Sons was discussed. The
permit fee for a Junkyard Permit is $25.00.
H. Pelkey moved to accept the permit application with condition the
crusher engine has an exhaust system installed to allow quieter operation.
A. Hitchcock seconded the motion. Unanimously
Consider Year End Encumbrance of Highway Funds for
Plains Road Project
M. Balch provided the Board with a report detailing
Highway Fund projects. The FY
Highway budget was $911,738. The
total year to date expenditures as of June 21, 2004 is $664,140.
Based on the significant under expenditure of the current budget and the
ambitious work plan for FY 2005 M. Balch recommended the Board encumber $30,000
of the unused FY 2004 Highway Class 2 paving funds for the shim and overlay of
Plains Road. A. Hitchcock made a
motion to encumber $30,000 of the Class 2 paving money to be used on the Plains
Road shim and overlay. H. Pelkey
seconded the motion. Unanimously
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 Personnel/Contract issues at 7:16 P.M.
Michael Balch and Helen McKinlay were invited to stay.
All others were excused. The
Board came out of executive session at 7:30 P.M.
No action was taken at this time.
Without any further business, the Board adjourned at 7:32
“Hank” Pelkey, Chair
Markowski, Selectman ABSENT
Joseph Gagnon, Selectman
Allan Hitchcock, Selectman
Bizon, Recording Secretary