DATE: April 15, 2019
PRESENT: Charles Piso, Matt Corron, Ann Kuendig, Trish Fryer
Agenda Modifications: Old Business #4 – Sand Shed
Minutes Approval: Regular Meeting Minutes April 2, 2019
Public Present: Rita Soto, TRORC
1.VLCT News “Road Round Tables”
2.Occupational Statistics Report
3.2020 Census New Construction Program
4.Vermont Adaptive-Charity Ride
1.Upper Michigan Road-Update
2.A.B.L.E Waste-Response to proposal
3.Green Up Day
1.Constituent Department Procedure
3.Discussion on current road damage and power outage
Next Meeting Date: May 7, 2019
Meeting Opened, Minutes Approval & Agenda Modifications
Charlie motioned to open the meeting at 6:00 p.m., Matt seconded, meeting opened. All in favor of the agenda modifications: Public Present – Rita Soto from TRORC to be re-scheduled; Old Business #4 – Sand Shed; New Business #3 - Discussion on current road damage and power outage. Charlie motioned to approve the minutes of the Regular Meeting held April 2, 2019; Ann seconded; minutes approved. The power was out all day in Pittsfield and came back on around 6:45 pm due to flooding throughout the region.
1.VLCT News “Road Round Tables” – There are trainings that may be of interest to George. Trish will forward the information to George.
2.Occupational Statistics Report – VT Dept. of Labor requesting updated contact information. Trish will respond.
3.2020 Census New Construction Program – U.S. Dept. of Commerce information. Trish will forward to the Listers.
4.Vermont Adaptive-Charity Ride – Requesting permission to pass through Pittsfield for their annual charity ride. The board approves and Trish will respond.
1.Upper Michigan Road-Update: Kricket from TR Fellows would like to sub-contract Richard Lunna to do road survey. Trish will contact Kricket to get an estimate for this work.
2.A.B.L.E Waste-Response to proposal – At this time the board is not interested in contracting for this service.
3.Green Up Day – Saturday May 4, 2019 is green-up day. Rebecca Steward is the coordinator.
4.Sand Shed – There is too much disparity in how the bids were submitted. Ann said there are two alternatives to discuss on how to proceed: Re-bid the project with revised criteria or go with TRORC’s choice and negotiate various pieces of the project. Ann will contact TRORC to find a date this can be discussed further with the board.
1.Constituent Department Procedure – Trish submitted a draft procedure for the board to review. Charlie motioned to accept the procedure; Matt seconded; motion carried.
2.Treasurer Report – tabled due to power outage.
3.Discussion on current road damage and power outage: The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) was contacted to document the situation for possible assistance/funding for repairs. Several roads in town were damaged by flooding including Upper Michigan at Manning's and Hawk Mountain; Liberty Hill and Guernsey Hollow. Charlie motioned to have George place ‘road closed/local traffic only’ signs on Upper Michigan Road and Liberty Hill; Ann seconded; motion carried. The town office does not have a generator which makes operations difficult in emergency situations. The board would like to pursue a generator and two-way radios due to intermittent cell phone coverage. The two way radios would be used by Emergency Management Coordinators, the Road Commissioner and one Select Board member. Trish will contact EOC for grants/funding for these items and Ann will ask Herb to contact TRORC for possible grants/funding.
Next Meeting Dates: May 7, 2019 Regular Meeting
Adjournment: Charlie motioned to adjourn the meeting at 7:05 p.m.; Matt seconded; meeting adjourned.
Approved Date: Recorded by: Tyna Gallagher