Town of Pittsford
Select Board Minutes 8/18/04
Thomas “Hank” Pelkey opened the meeting at 7:00 P.M.
The Board members present were: Thomas “Hank” Pelkey, Dave Markowski,
Allen Hitchcock (7:20), Larry Pomainville and Joseph Gagnon.
Also present were Michael Balch, Al Westin, Roy Newton, Mike Solari, Don
Nickless and Paula Bizon Recording Secretary.
The Board minutes of 8/4/04 were reviewed, discussed and
The orders of 8/18/04 were reviewed, discussed and
approved. The Board asked how
long the Town is responsible for rental on the temporary bridge that has since
been removed. M. Balch will
research the VTrans agreement and report back to the Board.
The order was removed.
TOWN MANAGER’S REPORT
Balch has had a meeting with two residents from Arch St. about their
concerns on the current rate of speed along the road.
The night patrols have been recently reduced; however, the day
patrols seem to be adequate. The
alternatives to the current situation were discussed. The residents are
still not satisfied with the speed along the road. The Board discussed
possible actions that would have a positive impact on the traffic volume and
speed along Arch St. The
Board’s consensus was to leave the situation as is and continue with
Board that the Listers have completed their work plan and that plan will be
presented at the next meeting. B.
Babcock’s work plan will also be available for the Board’s review at the
transfer station compactor specifications have been determined and possible
vendors are being researched.
Town Newsletter has been mailed.
fuel bids are still being worked on.
revised Emergency Management Plan will be discussed tonight.
Union contract information and the Board’s concerns have been compiled.
The Board will be discussing that information later tonight.
Balch has contracted with the paving contractors of the paving award.
Cleary has been met with and material is being furnished as to his requests.
recent sewer allocations with conditions would be sent out this week.
Fusco has been thanked for his sign contribution through the Town
Babcock will research the sump-pump concern at the resident’s home that is
up for sale.
R. Newton asked the Board about the road damage that
occurred over the past weekend and if additional funding will be requested.
M. Balch stated that those numbers are still being put together.
The Board noted that the gate down at the transfer station
has been put in place by the snowmobile club as per their agreement.
The Board recessed and went onto Sewer Board at 6:36 P.M.
and reconvened at 6:45 P.M.
A.Westin was present to answer any of the Board’s
questions in reference to the revised Emergency Management Plan.
A. Westin presented an example of response time from this past weekend.
Sand bags were requested and received within twenty minutes of the
request from the State Police as per the plan.
A. Westin explained the chain of command once the plan is executed.
The Board asked for an explanation of Emergency Management Coordinator
responsibilities. A. Westin explained the responsibilities of the Coordinator
as a point of contact and notification procedures.
The Board recommended that anytime an acronym is used in the plan an
explanation should also be present. D. Markowski moved and L. Pomainville
seconded a motion to accept the revised Emergency Management Plan as presented.
R. Newton and A. Westin departed at 7:30 P.M.
Wildlife Management Area
A. Hitchcock updated the Board on the current status of
the Wildlife Management Area agreement. All
parties except Ducks Unlimited have accepted the agreement.
It was the agreement of all parties to move ahead on the agreement even
if Ducks Unlimited is not in support.
M. Solari was present to update the Board on the current
status of the Town’s Zoning regulations.
The Zoning regulations were completed two to three months ago.
However, since then the State has changed some of the requirements.
M. Solari stated that the regulations would be revised once the State
changes have been implemented. M.
Solari informed the Board that the Planning Commission has lost three members,
which makes it a two member Board. The
Board needs to advertise for new members or restructure the Planning Commission
and Zoning Board of Adjustment at this time.
The Board discussed courses of action for the Boards. M. Balch will research the ordinance and report back to the
Board. M. Balch will also contact
Jim Carroll to do a presentation on combining the
Boards. The Planning Commission and
Zoning Boards will be invited to the meeting with J. Carroll and the Selectboard
ASAP. M. Solari departed at 7:48
R. Adams addressed the Board on a requested schedule
change due to family matters. The
Board reviewed the request. D.
Markowski moved and J. Gagnon seconded a motion to approve the schedule change
as per R. Adams request. R. Adams
will report to work on Mondays and Wednesdays at 9:00 a.m. for the months of
September, October and November. Unanimously
approved. R. Adams requested some
of the Board’s time in October to review his work plan. The Board stated that he would need to be added to the
meetings agenda when he is ready.
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 to discuss contracts at 7:55 P.M. Don
Nickless and Michael Balch were invited to stay.
All others were excused. The
Board came out of executive session at 9:57 P.M.
Without any further business, the Board adjourned at 9:59
“Hank” Pelkey, Chair
Joseph Gagnon, Selectman
Allan Hitchcock, Selectman
Bizon, Recording Secretary