Selectboard Meeting Minutes 1/8/18


JANUARY 8, 2018

Members Present:  Judith Flower, Joel Bluming, Paul Fraser, Andrew Coyne, Alexandra Clark

Public Present:  Rebecca Ohm, Shirley Meyer, Jack Meyer, Tom Tolbert, Louis Frino, Alice Frino, Lou Bruso, Lister; Barbara Ferguson, Lister; Anne Dubosque

Meeting called to order at 7:02 p.m.

  1. Judith Flower requested that the Selectboard enter into executive session for a personnel matter.
  2. Minutes of the December 11, 2017 meeting reviewed. Motion made by Judith Flower to approve the December 11, 2017 minutes; 2nd by Alexandra Clark.  Minutes approved; motion carried.
  3. Presentation by Listers Louis Bruso and Barbara Ferguson regarding the possible change for the listers to hire professional appraisers to assist the listers regarding property values.
  4. Certificate of Highway Mileage reviewed and signed by the Selectboard.
  5. Planning commission vacancy-tabled, the Selectboard would like to review the letter of request from Bryan Zieroff.   Tabled until next meeting.
  6. Public concerns: Second home owners stating their opinions regarding the water study.  Joel Bluming spoke of the clearing of the sidewalks, especially the Route 30 Bridge located before the Jamaica Fire Station.
  7. Motion made by Joel Bluming to form a four person full-time position in the Highway Department. 2nd by Judith Flower.  Motion approved.  Motion made by Alexandra Clark to upgrade Dennis Palmer a part time Highway employee to the full-time employee.  2nd by Joel Bluming.  Motion approved.  Motion carried.
  8. Motion made by Judith Flower to enter into executive session “I move to find that premature general public knowledge regarding a personnel issue would clearly place the town at a substantial disadvantage, because the Selectboard risks disclosing a personnel issue. All in favor. “ Second motion made by Judith Flower “I move that we enter into executive session to discuss a personnel issue under the provisions of Title 1, Section 313(a)(1)(A) of the Vermont Statutes” 2nd by Joel Bluming.  Selectboard entered into executive session at 8:07 p.m.  Out of executive session at 8:32.
  9. Motion made by Judith Flower to adjourn. 2nd by Alexandra Clark.  Meeting adjourned at 8:33 p.m.
  10. Respectively submitted by Alexandra Clark