Thetford Select Board Meeting


Thetford Selectboard Minutes

Monday, August 12, 2002

Present: Sara Ferguson, Paul Raymond, Mary Spata, Rick Barrows, Mark McMahon

Met with Police Chief Phil Call for report of the Police Department. Chief Call has been involved in traffic control, domestic incidents, warrant arrest and other activities. He has met with the Head of School and Dean of Students at Thetford Academy and plans to meet with the new principal at Thetford Elementary School. In addition to working with Officer Charlie Stephens, Mr. Call will be recruiting additional part-time or a full-time officer(s). Mr. Call will notify the State Police and Hanover Dispatch of his hours. Rick Barrows will write a letter to the Valley News to notify the community of Mr. Call's presence and to welcome him to Thetford. Mr. Call left the meeting at 7:30 p.m.

Chuck Wise, Senior Transportation Planner at Two Rivers Ottaquechee Regional Planning Commission joined the meeting to ask the selectboard's approval to proceed with a planning grant to review traffic managment on Route 113 and around the common on Thetford Hill. Motion to authorize $300 as a 10% match to $3000 planning grant to include cost of engineering, landscape design and public hearings. (Spata/McMahon) unanimous.

Recycling center planning continuing with engineering design. Tickets will continue to be sold by Town Hall. Mr. McMahon is negotiating with Village and Baker's Stores to resume sale of tickets.

Notices have been published and neighbors contacted about the Post Mills property sale to cover back taxes and expenses of $12,367.32. Sealed bids are due on 9/6/02 and will be opened at selectboard meeting on 9/9/02.

Motion to authorize payment to Clay Point Associates, Inc. $3860 (Raymond/Barrows) unanimous, for their analysis of hazardous materials at town hall.

Motion to authorize payment to Smith and Vansant Architects $6170.40 for fees and services for the month of July (Raymond/Barrows) unanimous.

Plaque has been installed at Treasure Island in honor of Don and El Wilson.

Motion to approve minutes of July 15, 2002 as amended (Spata/Barrows) unanimous.

Motion to approve minutes of July 29, 2002 as amended (Barrows/Raymond) unanimous.

Motion to approve minutes of August 5, 2002 as amended (Raymond/Ferguson) unanimous.

Mark McMahon will coordinate meeting among Thetford Emergency Services, Upper Valley Ambulance and selectboard to review concerns in service delivery.

Selectboard and Conservation Commission is reviewing how the town can accept the 104 acres adjoining the Upper Valley Regional Landfill in Post Mills with the current lien levied by Thetford Tax Collector.

Motion to adjourn (Spata/Raymond) at 10:20 p.m. unanimous.

Minutes submitted by Mary Spata

Last Modified 08/2002 by Bill Weyrick