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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, Dave Markowski, Allen Hitchcock, Larry Pomainville and Joseph Gagnon.  Also present were Michael Balch, and Paula Bizon Recording Secretary.



The Board minutes of 7/28/04 were reviewed, discussed and approved.  A spelling error was corrected and the minutes were signed.



The orders of 8/4/04 were reviewed, discussed and approved.   The Board directed M. Balch to research the Fire Departments monthly phone charges and make sure this months charges are in line.



-         M. Balch has met with D. Nickless and has gone over various documents to prepare for the union contract negotiations.  D. Nickless will be at the August 18th meeting and will be ready for the negotiations.

-         M. Balch has been working with B. Babcock on his work plan.  The details will be presented to the Board once the plan has been finalized. 

-         The bids have not gone out yet for the fuel bids.  However, they will be sent out soon. 


No public comments were made tonight.


The Board recessed and went into Sewer Board at 6:36 P.M. and reconvened at 6:45 P.M.



Fund Balances

The Board asked if theTown has received an ending balance on the Town funds.  M. Balch stated that the auditors would be in next week.  However, there are some balances that need to be reviewed before the numbers are published. 



Sand Pile

The Board asked when the winter road sand bids would be sent out.  M. Balch stated that it is not too early to consider the sand pile.  The Board discussed the pros and cons of adding salt to the Town’s sand pile.  If salt is added to the sand then a shed is necessary to protect the water table quality.  M. Balch will report back to the Board with various options.



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 and Personnel at 6:59 P.M.  Michael Balch was invited to stay.  All others were excused.  The Board came out of executive session at 7:55 P.M. 



Without any further business, the Board adjourned at 8:00 P.M.


Respectfully submitted:


Thomas “Hank” Pelkey, Chair

Larry Pomainville, Vice-Chair 

Dave Markowski, Selectman 

W. Joseph Gagnon, Selectman

Allan Hitchcock, Selectman

Paula Bizon, Recording Secretary 



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