DATE: November 21, 2017
PRESENT: Peter Borden, Charles Piso, Matt Corron, Patty Haskins, Dave Colton, Caleb Hawley, Greg Martin
Agenda Modifications: Old Business #6 Snow Shoveling; Old Business #7 Town Highway #15 Update
Minutes Approval: Regular Meeting November 14, 2017; Emergency Meeting November 8, 2017
Public Present: Pittsfield Fire Chief Dave Colton
- Environmental Commission Amendment Application notification
- EC Fiber update Library and town office security issues
- Sign Purchase update
- PACIF update
- VTrans update
- Update Buildings TO and TH
- Snow Shoveling
- Town Highway #15 Update
- Dave Colton Pittsfield Fire Chief Budget plans and new apparatus purchase
- 2018 Budget preparation
Next Meeting Date: December 5, 2017
Charlie motioned to open the meeting at 6:03 p.m., Matt seconded, meeting opened. Agenda modifications accepted: Old Business #6 Snow Shoveling; Old Business #7 Town Highway #15 Update. Charlie motioned to approve the minutes of the Regular Meeting held November 14, 2017; Peter seconded; minutes approved. Matt motioned to approve the minutes of the Emergency Meeting held November 8, 2017; Charlie seconded; minutes approved
Public Present: Pittsfield Fire Chief Dave Colton – see New Business #1
- Environmental Commission Amendment Application notification – Attorneys for the Nasers have filed reply to the Act 250 Amendment for Riverside Farm #3W0948. File for the record.
1.EC Fiber update Library and town office security issues – Charlie is meeting with the EC Fiber technicians November 28 for the fire department and will have them address the Library and Town Office security issues. Patty will invite Becky Donnet to attend the meeting as well.
2.Sign Purchase update – Charlie has ordered all the signs except the Playground sign. Approximate cost is $480 and delivery is expected the third week of December.
3.PACIF update – Charlie has reached out to them again regarding the playground and has not received a return call. This is why the playground sign could not be ordered as specific wording is needed.
4.VTrans update – Peter gave Eric Furs the information on the trees to include in the Quit Claim Deed. Charlie motioned to accept the language changes in the Quit Claim Deed and sign the easement agreement; Peter seconded the motion; all in favor. Motion carried.
5.Update Buildings TO and TH – Peter will bring the list of items to be reviewed for the December 5, 2017 meeting.
6.Snow Shoveling – Johanna was not interested. Peter will ask his son if he is interested.
7.Town Highway #15 Update – Patty has warned the hearing that is scheduled for December 19, 2017.
1.Dave Colton Pittsfield Fire Chief Budget plans and new apparatus purchase – Caleb Hawley and Greg Martin also present to share information with the board. Charlie reported the grant he submitted on behalf of the fire department was denied. The fire department needs to replace an existing tanker based on the age of the vehicle and it requires an experienced driver as it was a modified milk truck without baffles thus making it unsafe. They propose replacing it with a pumper tanker as it is a dual purpose vehicle. The current pumper is still in good condition and they expect it to last another 10 years. The fire department can contribute $50,000 towards the estimated cost of $243,000. The balance would need to be financed. They would like to warn the purchase at town meeting. Patty will contact VLCT on how to properly warn the purchase and subsequent payments. The fire department will contact VTec (vendor) to get all options for purchasing the pumper tanker. The old tanker will be sold and proceeds will go towards the purchase. Caleb is finishing up the budget for the department and will e-mail to Patty on November 27, 2017.
2.2018 Budget preparation – The board reviewed proposed budget figures for the Highway Department. George included a request for a fireproof cabinet for flammable liquids. Peter motioned to purchase the fireproof cabinet now rather than wait; Charlie seconded; motion carried. Peter will contact George. The largest change is the International as the dump body needs to be repaired for approximately $4,000; or replaced for approximately $8,000. The board worked on salaries, gathering average and median rates as well as COLA for the past two years. They will discuss further at a future meeting.
Next Meeting Date: December 5, 2017
Adjournment: Peter motioned to adjourn the meeting at 8:40 p.m.; Charlie seconded; meeting adjourned.
Approved: _____________________ Recorded by: Tyna Gallagher