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minutes

October 2012

MINUTES SUBJECT TO CORRECTION BY THE SHELBURNE SELECTBOARD. CHANGES, IF ANY, WILL BE RECORDED IN THE MINUTES OF THE NEXT MEETING OF THE BOARD.

TOWN OF SHELBURNE

SELECTBOARD

MINUTES OF MEETING

 

October 9, 2012
 
MEMBERS PRESENT:        Bill Smith (Chairman); Tim Pudvar, Al Gobeille, Gary von Stange, Robert Roesler.
ADMINISTRATION:           Paul Bohne, Town Manager; Peter Frankenburg, Finance Director.
OTHERS PRESENT:           Jim Kalbfleisch, Brian Galloway, Pete Gadue, Allison Cranmer, David Cranmer, Terry Kennaugh, Julie Kennaugh, Jane Vizvarie, Marlene Dudley, Holly Heflin, Richard Downer, Claire Downer, Linda Fishell, James Whitcomb, Bob Lake, Kay Kraushaar, Peter Gibbs, Anison Martin, Richard Martin, Elissa Best, Margaret Ottinger, Mark Sammut, Lynn Adams, Kali Adams, Collin Adams, Mark Brooks, Kathy Twonbly, Linda L’Esperance, Pat Hamel, Heather Banks, Jim Dudley, Anna Rosenblum Palmer, George Schiavone, Clark Hermance, Don Holly, Heather McKim (Shelburne News).
 

1.         CALL TO ORDER
Chairman Bill Smith called the meeting to order at 6:30 PM.
 
EXECUTIVE SESSION FOR THE PURPOSE OF DISCUSSIING CONTRACTS
 
MOTION by Tim Pudvar, SECOND by Al Gobeille, to enter Executive Session for the purpose discussing contracts and to invite the Town Manager and Finance Director. VOTING: 5 in favor; 0 opposed; motion carried.
 
The Board went into Executive Session at 6:35 p.m.  The Board exited Executive Session at 6:50 p.m.
 
Chairman, Bill Smith, called the regular meeting to order at 7 PM.
 
2.         APPROVAL OF AGENDA
No changes.
 
3.         APPROVAL OF MINUTES
September 25, 2012
MOTION by Robert Roesler, SECOND by Tim Pudvar, to approve the minutes of September 25, 2012 as submitted.
VOTING:  unanimous (5-0); motion carried.
 
4.         CITIZEN PARTICIPATION
None.
 
5.         ANNOUNCEMENTS
None.
 
6.         MANAGER’S REPORT
The Police Department participated in a prescription drug take-back at Kinney Drugs.  Shelburne had the second highest returns with 74.4 lbs. of drugs, second only to Burlington with 109.0 lbs. 
 
Mr. Bohne reported that the Town Health Officer notified him that there was an algae bloom currently in Shelburne Pond.  Users of the Pond should be careful, particularly with dogs, who can become ill or die if they ingest the blue-green algae.
 
Mr. Bohne informed the Board that the town received a grant for 4 bike racks that will be installed at the Town Green, the Parade, Shelburne Bay Park, and the LaPlatte Nature Park.
 
7.         OLD BUSINESS
Discussion of Policy to Determine Location of Streetlights
Jim Dudley appealed changes in streetlights in town, specifically in the Longmeadow Drive development, and requested the lights be restored. Mr. Dudley highlighted the following:
  • Removal of lights has adversely impacted safety of walkers which is out of sync with the town being a walkable community.
  • There is increased perception of not being safe at night and increased likelihood of crime.
  • The streetlight policy lacks resident involvement and treats all neighborhoods the same which is not the situation.
  • Some streetlights should be “grandfathered”.
  • Capital costs are being paid twice by the homeowners for the removal and reinstallation of lights.
  • The policy forces residents to act independent of the town.
  • Complete information is needed on what has been done and what is planned with streetlights.
  • Policy changes are needed. Further action should be on hold and public input compiled before moving forward.
 
Paul Bohne noted the streetlights in Davis Park, Martindale, and Old Orchard were decorative lights paid by the developer. All others belong to Green Mountain Power and if there was a pole in place than there was no charge to put up a light.
 
The Selectboard acknowledged the notification process for streetlights was not successful and a more transparent and significantly enhanced notification process prior to installation/removal of streetlights is needed. There was also acknowledgement that there is not uniformity with streetlights in neighborhoods in the town. The policy does include an appeal section, but the policy could also be amended to include an “interested party” clause to address those who disagree with a streetlight that meets the policy. There was mention of the purpose of streetlights (safety, security, convenience) and that some people want lights while other do not. Ideally a consensus should be reached in a neighborhood regarding streetlights. It was noted the Town Manager implements the streetlight policy that was approved by the Selectboard. At this point in time there are six lights remaining to be installed.
 
PUBLIC COMMENTS
Clark Hermance, 488 Longmeadow Drive, suggested the neighborhood be polled regarding streetlights and the majority decision prevails.
 
Allison Cranmer, 397 Longmeadow Drive, suggested the streetlight issue be addressed town-wide with plenty of notice, asking residents where streetlights in their neighborhood are wanted. Gather input neighborhood by neighborhood and try to satisfy as many residents as possible.
 
Jim Kalbfleisch, 130 General Greene Road, spoke of staying “green” and reducing taxes with the money saved ($120/year) by having fewer streetlights.
 
Don Holly, 21 General Greene Road, suggested having the expectation of some percentage of polling of a neighborhood and the presumption in the policy of the streetlights that are in place and that people moved to an area because there were or were not lights, and if a change is desired then the burden of proof rests on the requestor.
 
Anna Rosenblum Palmer, Mariner’s Cove, suggested people nominate and vote on the location of the lights. Lights that were removed should be reinstalled.
 
Margaret Ottinger, Fletcher Lane, suggested a subgroup of the Selectboard be appointed to gather public input and bring recommendations to the full board on the matter. Also, consideration should be given to the type of lighting to be installed (solar, on timers, and such).
 
The Selectboard further discussed the comments from the public and agreed a consensus by each neighborhood on the lights in their development is needed. As well a comprehensive notification process must be followed before any action is taken. The streetlight policy can be modified to include an ‘interested party’ clause to address those individuals who may be in disagreement with the consensus. It was noted the Selectboard has a fiduciary obligation to consider the cost of the streetlights which are one line item in the town budget. The cost of one particular streetlight was $8,000.  There was discussion of Jim Dudley’s presentation being an appeal and that appeals need to include a measure of support from the neighborhood and as such due notification of neighbors should be done and then an appeal submitted. The appeal section of the streetlight policy was read.
 
Bill Smith will draft a synopsis of the comments for continued discussion at a future Selectboard meeting.
 
8.         NEW BUSINESS
Appeal of Decision by Town Manager to Deny Request  by Terry Kennaugh and Bill Stuono to Remove Streetlight  at Corner of Harbor Road and Chateaugay Road
MOTION by Tim Pudvar, SECOND by Al Gobeille, to approve the appeal by Terry Kennaugh and Bill Stuono to remove the streetlight at the corner of Harbor Road and Chateaugay Road.
DISCUSSION: Gary von Stage and Tim Pudvar said they each went to the site and agree the streetlight seems out of place. Don Holly, 21 General Greene Road and president of Harborwood Shores homeowners association, reported there is consensus in the neighborhood on removal of the light. A woman in the audience spoke in support of removal of the light. Paul Bohne noted the light was installed because the criteria of the streetlight policy were met. There were no further comments.
VOTING: unanimous (5-0); motion carried.
 
Appeal of Decision to Deny Request by Bill Stuono to Remove Streetlight at Corner of Harbor Road and Ticonderoga Road
MOTION by Al Gobeille, SECOND by Tim Pudvar, to approve the appeal by Bill Stuono to remove the streetlight at the corner of Harbor Road and Ticonderoga Road.
DISCUSSION: Don Holly noted he has a letter from the neighbor next to the light saying the light shines on the corner and has no value so should be removed. There were no further comments.
VOTING: unanimous (5-0); motion carried.
 
Terry Kennaugh urged the town to ensure streetlights are installed as they should be and that the light fixtures are level.
 
Approve Sewer Allocation of 1,723 gpd for an 8-Lot Subdivision (Lilly Creek) at 1140 Webster Road
MOTION by Robert Roesler, SECOND by Al Gobeille, to approve the sewer allocation of 1,723 gpd for an 8-lot subdivision (Lilly Creek) at 1140 Webster Road as requested. VOTING: unanimous (5-0); motion carried.
 
Authorize Town Manager to Sign Three Year Contract with Local 1343 of the American Federation  of State, County and Municipal Employees, Council 93, AFL-CIO Covering Police, Maintenance,  Water, and Wastewater Employees
MOTION by Robert Roesler, SECOND by Al Gobeille, to authorize the Town Manager to sign a three year contract with Local 1343 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, Council 93, AFL-CIO covering Police, Maintenance, Water, and Wastewater employees.
DISCUSSION: The contract once approved and signed is a public document that will be posted on the town website. Paul Bohne reviewed highlights of the contract.
VOTING: unanimous (5-0); motion carried.
 
Request from Yitzak and Patricia Bezalel, 646 Barstow Road, for Relief from Penalty for Late Payment of Property Taxes in the Amount of $144.56
MOTION by Robert Roesler, SECOND by Gary von Stange, to approve the request from Yitzak and Patricia Bezalel, 646 Barstow Road, for relief from penalty for late payment of property taxes in the amount of $144.56.
DISCUSSION: Paul Bohne explained the appellant said mail was not forwarded to them during the past year while they were traveling. Their house was rented for the year. The first notice of taxes due that was received was a late notice. It was noted the town’s practice of mailing tax bills to residents at the same time (July) each year has been in place for as long as anyone can recall. There were no further comments.
VOTING: 0 ayes, 5 nays (Smith, Pudvar, Roesler, Gobeille, von Stange); motion did not carry.
 
Request from Heather and Kian Banks, 299 Sycamore Street, for Relief from the 3% Penalty for Late Filing of the Homestead Declaration (HS-131)
MOTION by Tim Pudvar, SECOND by Gary von Stange, to approve the request by Heather and Kian Banks, 299 Sycamore Street, for relief from the 3% penalty for late filing of the Homestead Declaration (HS-131).
DISCUSSION: Heather Banks explained the house was purchased in July, 2011 and the Homestead Declaration snail-mailed to the state in March, 2012.  (A copy was provided to the Board)  When the tax bill was received in July, the property was still classified as “non residential”.   Mrs. Banks then re-filed electronically. The Banks then received a revised property tax bill classifying the property as “Homestead”, but with a 3% late filing penalty charged.  Peter Frankenburg confirmed Ms. Banks recollection of these events.  The penalty amount is $209.11. It is difficult to determine if the document was not filed properly, lost in the mail or whether the state simply lost the document. Paul Bohne commented the penalty was 1% then changed to 3%. The state determines the percentage, but the town collects and keeps the proceeds. There were no further comments.
VOTING: unanimous (5-0); motion carried.
 
Selectboard Questions or Comments
None.
 
9.         EXECUTIVE SESSION and/or ADJOURNMENT
MOTION by Robert Roesler, SECOND by Gary von Stange, to adjourn the meeting. VOTING: unanimous (5-0); motion carried.
 
The meeting was adjourned at 8:22 PM.
 
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MINUTES SUBJECT TO CORRECTION BY THE SHELBURNE SELECTBOARD. CHANGES, IF ANY, WILL BE RECORDED IN THE MINUTES OF THE NEXT MEETING OF THE BOARD.

TOWN OF SHELBURNE

Selectboard

MINUTES OF MEETING

October 23, 2012
MEMBERS PRESENT:        Bill Smith (Chairman); Tim Pudvar, Al Gobeille, Gary von Stange, Robert Roesler.
ADMINISTRATION:           Paul Bohne, Town Manager; Peter Frankenburg, Finance Director; Dean Pierce, Town Planner.
OTHERS PRESENT:           Pete Gadue, Margaret Ottinger, Dick Elkins, Brian Precourt, David Webster, Dorothea Penar, Tom Zenaty, Jane Zenaty, Liz Rider, Fenn Rider, Ann Hogan, Bill Hogan, Kate Lalley, Heather McKim (Shelburne News).
 
1.         CALL TO ORDER
Chairman Bill Smith called the meeting to order at 6:30 PM.
 
EXECUTIVE SESSION FOR THE PURPOSE OF DISCUSSING PERSONNEL
 
MOTION by Gary von Stange, SECOND by Bob Roesler, to enter Executive Session
for the purpose of discussing personnel.  VOTING:  5 in favor; 0 opposed; motion
carried.
 
The Board went into Executive Session at 6:35 PM.  The Board exited Executive
Session at 7:05 PM.
 
Chairman, Bill Smith, called the regular meeting to order at 7:10 PM.
 
2.         APPROVAL OF AGENDA
Add:
·       Under New Business - Liquor License for Lemon Peel Restaurant.
 
3.         APPROVAL OF MINUTES
October 9, 2012
MOTION by Gary von Stange, SECOND by Robert Roesler, to approve the 10/9/12 minutes as written. VOTING: unanimous (5-0); motion carried.
 
4.         CITIZEN PARTICIPATION
Brian Precourt mentioned some of the meeting broadcasts are not audible and requested staff investigate the cable service to the town center to ensure better broadcasts.
 
5.         ANNOUNCEMENTS
There were no announcements.
 
6.         MANAGER’S REPORT
Town Manager, Paul Bohne, reported on the following:
·       Whitcomb will begin paving Route 7 on October 24, 2012 at the wild flower farm in Charlotte heading north. It will take about two weeks to get to the village of Shelburne.
·       Greater Burlington Industrial Corp. is requesting a letter of support from the town to maintain a district (at the airport) for tax free imports for manufacturing purposes.
·       The military surplus pickup truck given to the Town of Roxbury for tropical storm Irene recovery efforts last year has now been given to the Town of Halifax.
·       Blodgett Field project with The Nature Conservancy and Waldorf School to remove invasive species and count the number of newly planted trees that are thriving continues.
·       There have been a number of car break-ins on Harbor Road, McCabe Circle, and Falls Road and Officer Josh Flore and Officer Dan Eickenberg doing good investigative police work made two arrests. The public is reminded to lock their car to avoid crimes of opportunity.
·       Wake Robin is requesting a Selectboard meeting to be held at their facility.
 
7.         OLD BUSINESS
PUBLIC HEARING:  Amendment to Section 1930.1 – Review Process, Section 1930.7.B.7 – Review Standards, Section 2110 – Definitions of the Town Zoning Ordinance and Adopt Ordinance as Amended
The public hearing was opened at 7:19 PM.  Town Planner, Dean Pierce, briefly reviewed the proposed amendments as follows:
  • Section 1930.1 – the review process would allow involvement of the Shelburne Historic Preservation and Design Review Committee (SHP&DRC) on PUD (Planned Unit Development) projects in the Mixed Use District.
  • Section 1930.7.B.7 – building design standard would include a qualitative requirement for the amount of glass on a building façade or the amount of landscaping rather than a numerical (quantitative) requirement.
  • Section 2110 – includes definitions for human scale and building mass and bulk.
 
There was discussion of amendment to language in Section 1930.1 mandating input from the SHP&DRC versus requesting comment. Concern was expressed by the Selectboard of extending the review process for projects if another town committee must review the project and provide input.
 
MOTION by Robert Roesler, SECOND by Tim Pudvar, to resubmit the proposed amendment to Section 1930.1 to the Planning Commission for comment with regard to changing the mandatory language in the second line to optional language by changing the word “shall” to “may”.
DISCUSSION: Dean Pierce advised to be expedient the Selectboard can revise the proposed amendment by making the word change from “shall” to “may” and warn a public hearing on that amendment.
VOTING: Prior to the vote the motion was withdrawn.
 
MOTION by Robert Roesler, SECOND by Tim Pudvar, to amend Section 1930.1 as proposed by the Planning Commission to substitute the word “may” for “shall” in the second line and to warn a public hearing with regard to the change on November 27, 2012 or December 11, 2012.
DISCUSSION: Al Gobeille spoke against allowing the input from SHP&DRC per the proposal because the town should either be clearer in its Euclidean zoning or better at form based zoning. The town needs to delineate and approve the appearance of development and not delegate that task to a committee. Bill Smith stated input from the SHP&DRC in an area of the town that is not historic is arbitrary. Brian Precourt, Chairman of the Planning Commission, explained the Planning Commission was trying to get additional input to the Development Review Board based on a request that was received. Dick Elkins, Planning Commissioner, recalled the impetus for the change was to provide the Development Review Board with the option to request expertise if desired. Dean Pierce noted the Development Review Board can seek input from other boards, committees, consultants, regional planning, MPO, and such, and individuals can always make comment on development proposals during the public comment portion of the review process.
VOTING: one aye, 4 nays (Smith, Pudvar, Gobeille, von Stange); motion did not carry.
 
MOTION by Al Gobeille, SECOND by Tim Pudvar, to adopt the amendments to Section 1930.1 (review process).
DISCUSSION: Al Gobeille reiterated his comment about the town’s zoning being strong enough and well-crafted enough to address the intent (that the town should decide what the town should look like) and not cure this with an appointed board determining what is beautiful for the town. There were no further comments.
VOTING: 0 ayes, 5 nays (Smith, Pudvar, Gobeille, Roesler, von Stange); motion did not carry.
 
MOTION by Al Gobeille, SECOND by Tim Pudvar, to approve the amendments to Section 1930.7.B.7 (review standards/building design).
DISCUSSION: Dean Pierce explained the removal of the quantitative standard for glass on the building façade and landscaping and use of a qualitative standard instead. Brian Precourt stated the Planning Commission felt the ‘checklist design’ did not always yield the desired results. Mr. Precourt cited the Shelburne Winery building as an example of a nice looking building that does not have 30% glass façade. Gary von Stange had concern there would be different interpretations of “significant portion” by future boards. Dean Pierce stated his preference would be a numerical standard to avoid the meaning of “significant” being mistaken for “a majority”, but the Planning Commission did not want a numerical standard. The word “significant” is fine in the context of a building keeping in the context of the area. Kate Lalley stated the amendment is the best way to move forward without a better system in place (such as form based code). There were no further comments.
VOTING: 4 ayes, one nay (von Stange); motion carried.
 
MOTION by Al Gobeille, SECOND by Tim Pudvar, to adopt the amendments to Section 2110 (definitions).
DISCUSSION: Gary von Stange asked how ‘human scale’ is used in the bylaws. Dean Pierce pointed out the occurrences of the phrase in the bylaws, mainly referring to a building being to human scale. Mr. von Stange asked if a building proposal that is larger than other buildings but meets the bylaws can be denied. Dean Pierce stated if the proposal does not generate a sense of human scale there is already a basis for denial. There was further discussion of the meaning of ‘human scale’ (how a building interacts with the street) and examples of buildings that are not to human scale. Al Gobeille asked if uses in the Mixed Use District will be constricted with the definition. Kate Lalley stated the quality of the mixed uses and adding human scale elements make the area more pedestrian friendly. There were no further comments.
VOTING: unanimous (5-0); motion carried.
 
PUBLIC HEARING: Amendments to Shelburne Subdivision Regulations and Adopt Regulations as Amended
The public hearing was opened at 7:47 PM. Dean Pierce stated the purpose of the amendments to the Subdivision Regulations is to update references, get the subdivision and zoning regulations more in sync, get the subdivision regulations more in sync with the public works specifications, incorporate language relative to state storm water regulations, clarify vague requirements, and add a procedure to simplify boundary line adjustments.
 
MOTION by Al Gobeille, SECOND by Robert Roesler, to adopt the amendments to the Shelburne Subdivision Regulations.
DISCUSSION: Al Gobeille asked for clarification of the handling of ‘natural conditions predominating over human influences’ stated in the regulations. Dean Pierce explained this is based on the rule making through the Act 250 process and is there to present clarity for the town. Gary von Stange asked about the reference to dedication of land in lieu of impact fees and recommendation from the Development Review Board. Dean Pierce explained the revision denotes reference to the Development Review Board which reviews development applications rather than the Planning Commission which no longer handles applications. There were no further comments.
VOTING: unanimous (5-0); motion carried.
 
PUBLIC HEARING: Bond vote at the November 6, 2012 General Election to Fund a Consultant to Pursue Form Based Zoning with the Town
The public hearing was opened 8:06 PM. Bill Smith noted the bond vote and consultant for form based code has been discussed at several past Selectboard meetings. The bond vote is to allow expenditure of up to $70,000 in support of hiring a consultant to help draft form based code for the town. Paul Bohne reported the ECOS application for a $50,000 grant for the work was submitted, but it appears Shelburne will not be awarded the grant. Staff is searching for other available grants. Mr. Bohne also mentioned the ballot is printed and 2,000 votes have already been cast. The article for the bond vote was read.
 
PUBLIC COMMENTS
Pete Gadue clarified funding will come from tax dollars if grant money is not received. The Selectboard confirmed this.
 
Kate Lalley urged support of the bond and the zoning process which will add tremendous value to the town in the long run so it is worth engaging in the process. The town is ignoring its largest commercial tax base area (seven times the size of the village), said Ms. Lalley, and if the town can enhance the area by introducing new opportunities to develop in a different way and incentivize property owners to redevelop distressed properties there then the town will see the kind of reinvestment that can draw investment into the area and potentially lower property taxes.
 
Continued Discussion of Budget and Process for Social Services Support by the Town
Al Gobeille reported a small group of people in support of the committee met and based on that input and comments by the public the recommendations were adjusted to include:
  • The Social Services Committee should have five members to foster the climate of giving and communications to move the committee forward.
  • Appointing committee members and drafting the charter will not happen this year so the Selectboard will have to act as the Social Service Committee and decide how much money is in the budget and where it will be dispersed.
  • The budget recommendation is $50,000 with the VNA funded with 50% and 25% going to United Way, 10% to Meals on Wheels and 10% to American Red Cross. A “Shelburne Community Fund” should be created with 5% of the budget ($2,500) and the money held in reserve until the committee develops a concrete plan for the fund. Ideally this money would be used for acute needs.
 
There was discussion of the following:
  • Funding the Shelburne Food Shelf should be considered. (Al Gobeille pointed out with the way the food shelf is organized today the organization is not ready to receive town funds. Coordination of the different organizations in the town needs to be part of the Social Services Committee charter.)
  • Funding to the Red Cross is used to cover administrative and structure expenses so the proposed funding should go to the Shelburne Community Fund instead or other worthy organizations so the distribution of funding is more proportionate. (Al Gobeille noted there are no other “first responder” agencies like the Red Cross that can respond to a situation as immediately as the Red Cross does.)
  • Recommendation for funding in the future needs to be outlined and the amount should not be set, but should be determined as part of the budget process. (Al Gobeille stated the recommendation covers the first year because the committee has not yet been appointed. The committee once appointed will make a recommendation on the budget.)
  • Whether there should be a ballot item for the committee to allow the voters the opportunity to decide the matter. (Al Gobeille said individuals interested in serving on the committee are not in support of a ballot item. The general sentiment is the town needs to take care of its residents in need.)
  • Establishing the process, not necessarily the budget, sooner than later to be able to communicate the new funding methodology to agencies the town supported in the past should be done.
 
Jane Zenaty, former social services committee member, stated one criterion on the application filled out by agencies requesting funding support from the town in the past is the number of Shelburne residents served. Agencies do expect to submit their applications now and should be informed otherwise if the process has changed.
 
Ann Hogan, Wild Rose Circle, spoke in support of volunteerism and having the Social Services Committee serve as the liaison with existing agencies and people in need. There are many volunteer organizations to raise money to help people, said Ms. Hogan, and every citizen has a duty to help their neighbor. Charities help individuals and town tax dollars do not need to be used when there are volunteers. The Selectboard should not try to pick the charities. People can choose their cause.
 
Dorothea Penar mentioned outreach activity by her church, and stressed the need for consistent help to get people to better places rather than just providing stop gap measures.
 
Margaret Ottinger stated the budget is a reflection of the town’s values and supporting a safety net in the community is in line with the values of the residents. Funding to support Shelburne residents and a safety net is a vital community service like other services, such as police protection, the townspeople rely on.
 
Gary von Stange pointed out per state statute residents can petition for the item to be on the ballot if the Selectboard chooses not to include a line item in the budget or does not support a ballot item.
 
Bill Hogan, Wild Rose Circle, suggested it would be valuable to evaluate services provided to Shelburne residents so people can balance their individual charitable giving. Gary von Stange noted statute allows the town to enter into a contract with a provider to make sure the services provided are for the town residents.
 
Al Gobeille mentioned trying to figure out how to deal with the poorest people has been ongoing for centuries. Visiting nurses were established for this purpose. The amount of funding for visiting nurses is based on the amount of time and services provided to the town. Many people in town quietly volunteer their time and service to help those in need and the town has decided repeatedly to donate funds as a corporation so a decision should be made on the recommendations soon.
 
The Selectboard will take action at the next meeting on a motion to be drafted by Al Gobeille. Gary von Stange requested a list of organizations receiving funding from the town in the past or at least in the last year.
 
Request for Sewer Allocation of 210 gpd for an 8-Lot Subdivision at 1140 Webster Road
MOTION by Al Gobeille, SECOND by Gary von Stange, to approve sewer allocation of 210 gpd for an 8-lot subdivision at 1140 Webster Road. VOTING: unanimous (5-0); motion carried.
 
8.         NEW BUSINESS
Request from Wild Rose Circle Association for the Town to Accept Wild Rose Circle as a Town Road if Brought Up To Agreed Upon Specifications
Paul Bohne explained the Wild Rose Circle Association met with Paul Goodrich to discuss what is needed to bring the road to Town specifications. The improvements will be paid by the association. There are also some legal issues to be settled prior to acceptance.
 
MOTION by Al Gobeille, SECOND by Tim Pudvar, to accept Wild Rose Circle as a town road provided the road is brought up to specifications agreed to by the town.
DISCUSSION: Dorothea Penar gave a brief history of the road and the development, noting the intention was always that the road was to be a town road when the development was complete. The road has been maintained. There were no further comments.
VOTING: unanimous (5-0); motion carried.
 
Liquor License for Lemon Peel Restaurant
The Selectboard signed the document(s).
 
Presentation/Discussion of Status of First Quarter 2012-2013 General Fund Budget
MOTION by Al Gobeille, SECOND by Robert Roesler, to table presentation/discussion of the status of the First Quarter 2012-2013 General Fund budget until the next meeting and to schedule the item at an appropriate time for the weight of the subject. VOTING: unanimous (5-0); motion carried.
 
Selectboard Questions or Comments
Ø  Recommended changes to the streetlight policy will be provided by Bill Smith at the next meeting.
Ø  There may be a streetlight appeal (by Jim Dudley) submitted to the Selectboard.
Ø   
9.         EXECUTIVE SESSION and/or ADJOURNMENT
MOTION by Robert Roesler, SECOND by Gary von Stange, to adjourn the meeting. VOTING: unanimous (5-0); motion carried.
 
The meeting was adjourned at 9:19 PM.
 
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