Select Board Agenda 10-26-15

Select Board Agenda October 26, 2015 at 6 PM

Select Board Draft Agenda October 26, 2015
Penny Thomas asked to be put on the agenda re: Thanking the Board.

1. Minutes of the meeting of October 13, 2015 to review and approve as written.

2. Minutes of the Special Select Board meeting of October 15, 2015 to review and approve as written.

3. Minutes of the Special Select Board meeting of October 19, 2015 to review and approve as written.

4. To allow any guests to speak.

5. Michael Desena has given a sound system to the Town of Morgan minus a microphone. He said we would have to purchase one of those but he would like the Town to have the rest of the system, the family no longer uses it.

6. A certificate of Fact to change the Grand list from the Lister’s office to review and sign.

7. A Thank you card from Worth’s Seamless Rain Gutters, Inc. for letting them serve the Town.

8. Appropriation request from Green Up Vermont in the amount of $50.00

9. Resident Complaint Re: Kevin Fries vs. neighbors, Four Wheel Drive Road.

10. Orders#150015 to review, approve and sign.

Other Business:

Morgan Select Board Meeting 10/19/15

MINUTES
Morgan Select Board Meeting
Held on October 19, 2015 @ 6:00 PM

                                 Warning 

                  Special Select Board Meeting/Minutes
                            October 19, 2015
                                6:00 p.m.

The purpose of the meeting is to compare quotes from Fred’s Plumbing and 
   Heating and Nadeau’s Plumbing and Heating on Plumbing work that needs to 
   be done at the E. Taylor Hatton School. 

Morgan Town Select Board

A motion was made and seconded to call the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

Present:  Larry Labor, Chair; Robert Guyer, Thomas Bonneville and TammyLee 
   Morin Clerk to the Board. 

Others Present:  N/A

After reviewing and comparing estimated quotes from Nadeau’s Plumbing and 
   Heating and Fred’s Plumbing and Heating a motion was made and seconded to 
   approve to have Nadeau’s Plumbing and Heating based on the familiarity of 
   the system and the urgency of the job. 

Fred’s will be notified of the decision.

Other Business:  The final copy of the Lease agreement was received on 10-19-
   2015, reviewed and a motion was made and seconded to approve and sign the 
   Lease agreement with NFI.  

A notice will be put in the paper for the public.

A motion was made and seconded to adjourn the meeting at 6:35 p.m.

Morgan Select Board Meeting 10/13/15

MINUTES
Morgan Select Board Meeting
Held on October 13, 2015 @ 6:00 PM

Selectmen’s Draft Agenda/Meeting
October 13, 2015

Present: Larry Labor, Chair; Thomas Bonneville, Robert Guyer and TammyLee
Morin, clerk to the Board.

Penny Thomas will be attending the meeting.

1. Minutes to meeting of September 28, 2015 to review and approve as written.

A motion was made and seconded to approve the minutes of September 28, 2015
as written.

2. To let any guest speak.

N/A Penny Thomas did not show up.

3. Certificate of fact to change the grand list of 2015 VSA 324261 to review
and sign.

A motion was made and seconded to sign with changes.

4. A copy of the revised Lease agreement to NFI.

Read and reviewed and Larry will contact Attorney Bill Davies.

5. Invitation to the NRRA Annual Meeting and Luncheon November 18, 2015 at
12:00 noon in Concord NH at the cost of $25.00 per person.

Read and reviewed.

6. Lake Seymour Solar information to review and discuss.

Larry Labor has written to Senator Rogers. Table until next meeting of
October 26, 2015.

7. Orders #150014 to review, approve and sign.

There were no Orders to be signed. Orders #150013 were reviewed, approved,
and signed on October 8th 2015 by Larry Labor and Robert Guyer in the
amounts of:

PR – $6,067.30
AP- $1,791.88

Other Business:

Vermont Division of Public Safety – FYI

Fire Safety Inspection Report – read & reviewed.

Septic System Tank riser installed and new cover in place – A new riser and
cover were put in place. Worth’s Seamless Gutters will do gutters on
Friday October 16, 2015. Roland Tetreault will Pressure washing and
painting will be done after the gutters.

Awaiting 2nd bid on heating system renovations. – Got Quote from Fred’s and
Nadeau’s. A Special Meeting on October 15, 2015 will be held for the
purpose of HVAC cost comparisons.

A motion was made and seconded to adjourn the meeting at 7:50 p.m.

Morgan Select Board Meeting 9/28/15

MINUTES
Morgan Select Board Meeting
Held on September 28, 2015 @ 6:00 PM

Selectmen’s Draft Agenda/Minutes
September 28th, 2015
6:00 p.m.

Present: Chairman Larry Labor, Robert Guyer, Thomas Bonneville, and TammyLee
Morin, Clerk to the Board.

Others Present: David Halquist from VEC, Chris Blais, Jim Mcwain, Joyce
Wieselman, Bruce Barter, William Bilowus, MollyCarey Bilowus, Bob Kern,
Candy Moot, Chuck Nichols, Dave Hallquist, Beth Torpey, David Joyce, Peggy
Barter, Carol Rehor, Dave Klein, Ed Rehore, Virginia Bergh.

1. Minutes to meeting of September 14, 205 to review and approve as written.

A motion was made and seconded to approve the minutes as written.

2. To let any guest speak.

Dave Hallquist from VEC came to clarify some questions the Town had on Mr.
Blittersdorf’s Solar Project. He discussed VEC’s interconnect issues with
the project re: line upgrade to 3 phase, approximate cost of such etc. He
also stated that the VEC preferred to site alternative energy projects
closer to the net metered recipient re: Jay Peak. He also talked about
the communications between the developer and Mr. William Stenger CEO of Jay
Peak Inc. and VEC. He also gave a brief outline of the economic impact on
the grid system when the utility is to receive alternative power.

3. Amend/correct minutes of July 13, 2015 as asked by auditor Susan Maginniss.
#10 Accounts payable and Payroll amounts need to be reversed. AP was
5,191.56 and PR was 2,441.99.

A motion was made and seconded to approve the correction to the minutes of
July 13, 2015.

4. Road sign on Toad Pond Road per request of Derby Elementary School’s
Principal, Tabled from last meeting of 09-14-15 #5.

Shawn Austin and Mr. Buchanan of Derby Elementary School will decide the best
place to put the caution sign on Toad Pond road as requested by Mr.
Buchanan.

5. Information from Kriston Mason Re: Solar Plants. (FYI)

Read & Reviewed found very interesting.

6. Town Highway Structures Program for the Board to review and Larry to sign
from Shawn Austin.

A motion was made and seconded to approve and sign the Postponement of the
Town Highways Structure Program until October of next year.

7. Bob Durgin requesting to get a new heater at the Transfer/Recycling Center?

A motion was made and seconded to approve to buy a new heater for the
Transfer/Recycling Station.

8. Orders #150012 to review and sign.

A motion was made and seconded to approve and sign warrant #150012 in the
amounts of

Payroll: $ 7,544.88

Acct. Payable: $ 8,077.02

Other Business:

Clerk TammyLee Morin requested the Meeting of October 12, 2015 be changed to
Tuesday October 13, 2015 due to Columbus Day.

Discussion of changing the web master. Chuck Nichols was asked if he would
like to and will reply by next meeting.

E-mail from Danika Frisbie on specific funding requests for the implementation
of Universal Recycling, to assist in gaging overall funding needs, this was
forwarded to Paul Tomasi 2 weeks ago.

Janet Selby asked where things stood with the school. Larry Labor said that
there has been no response back from Turning Points at this time on the
lease offer.

The Town has decided to intervene to the Public Service Board and will have
the paper work in by 3:00 Wednesday October 30th 2015

There was conversation and concern on whether or not Mr. Blittersdorf has
thoughts of putting up Wind Towers and by majority everyone thought that a
committee should be formed and really dig into and make ourselves more
educated on this kind of project and that the Town Plan should/needs to be
changed and that things need to move and was suggested something done
before Town meeting.

TammyLee will call the League to see if a vote with Australian ballot could be
done.

A residential domestic animal issue – Joe Moeykins the Town Animal Control
Officer has interviewed the complainant and that this is an on going
complaint. Joe is still working on this problem.

Attorney compensation to Annette Smith who is a 501C3 corporation and is the
executive director of Vermonters for Clean Environment. Ms. Smith helped
tremendously on the Town’s document that was filed with the PSB (Public
Service Board) in opposition to the Application of Seymour Lake Solar, LLC.
(Tabled until next meeting of October 13, 2015.)

A motion was made and seconded to adjourn the meeting at 7:55 p.m.

Special Select Board Meeting September 21, 2015

WARNING/AGENDA

Special Select Board Meeting

Date:  September 21, 2015
Time:  6:00 P.M.
Place:  E. Taylor Hatton School

The Select board of the Town of Morgan will conduct a public informational meeting to be held at the E. Taylor Hatton Elementary School on Monday, September 21st, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.

The purpose of the meeting is to give information and to solicit comment on the proposal of the Seymour Lake Solar LLC 500 KW Group Net-Metering Project.

The Town of Morgan Select Board.

Morgan Select Board Meeting 9/14/15

MINUTES
Morgan Select Board Meeting
Held on September 14, 2015 @ 6:00 PM

Selectmen’s Draft Agenda/Minutes
September 14, 2015

Zoning Officer Steve Matson will be attending the meeting in reference to Junk
Yard Ordinance and complaint.

Present: Chair, Larry Labor, Robert Guyer, Thomas Bonneville and Amanda
Wright taking the minutes in place of Clerk TammyLee Morin.

Others Present: Steve Matson, John Kipp, Peggy Barter, Bruce Barter, Candy
Moot, Jane Kipp, Del Green, James Judd, Laura Carpenter, Gerry Cahill.

1. Minutes of meeting of August 24, 2015 to review and approve as written.

A motion was made and seconded to approve the minutes of August 24, 2015 as
written.

2. To let any guests speak.

Morgan resident D.G. came to Select Board meeting requesting assistance from
the Town, He expressed concerns and frustrations regarding his neighbors
lack of respect for their property appearance and their property
management. Repeated attempts by D.G. to rectify the situation have not
resulted in clean up activity. Areas of concern were free ranging domestic
animals, excess number of unregistered motor vehicles, and permitting of
zoning violations etc…

He also addressed land devaluation and the in ability to sell his subdivided
lots because of the views of the offending property.

Resolution:
a. Contact Town Attorney Re: Letter to property owner.
b. Discuss Act 250 violation – gravel pit.
c. Have Town Zoning Administrator send letter to property owner citing
violation and need for remediation.

3. An e-mail from VLCT for Town Health Officers Free Workshop to help deal
with local public health hazards and rental housing code enforcements. (
this was forwarded to Kathy Brule Lazarra, Town Health Officer).

So noted read and reviewed.

4. Letter from Town of Derby Planning and Zoning asking for comments on
amendment to the Derby Zoning Bylaw.

A motion was made and seconded that Chair Larry Labor will make a phone call.
Read and reviewed.

5. Toad Pond road signs discussion from the Derby Town School Principal Stacey
Urbin.

A motion was made and seconded that Larry Labor will make a site visit and
tabled until next meeting of September 28, 2015.

6. Request for information from Vt. Agency of Natural Resourses on regarding
specific funding requests for the implementation of Universal Recycling, to
assist them in gaging overall funding needs.

A motion was made and seconded that it needs to go to the next step and will
be sent to Paul Tomasi at Waste Management for review.

7. Russell Guyer was asking if the Town would like the Transfer Station mowed
again this year. It was done last year because Mr. Wood was haying up
there, but there was no haying at this point so far this year.

A motion was made and seconded to have Tammy contact Woody to see about
wanting the hay. If he does not the Town will have Russel Guyer mow it.

8. Town Equipment discussion.

The tow behind grader that is at the Ken Jenness’s property. A motion was
made and seconded to send the Jenness’s a letter thanking them for storing
the grader, but that it was Town equipment and needs to be returned and
stored on Town property. The Town will also contact the VLCT regarding the
liability of letting town residents use the equipment.

9. School Maintinance.

A motion was made and seconded to approve the following repairs that need to
be done before the Town sells, leases or keeps it.

a. The 18 inch riser for the septic needs to be repaired or replaced.
b. Bill Worth looked at Gutter and a lot of facial boards need to be replaced.
Bill gave an estimate to fix facial boards, gutters etc.…Total estimate
$2,903.00
c. Stoned out window-Glass Man will fix.
d. Once Gutters are repaired/replaced, porch needs to be pressure washed and
repainted.
e. Kitchen door is all rusted – will contact Roland Tetreault to
replace/repair.

10. Notice from the Vermont Public Service Board re: Seymour Lake Solar LLC
500 kW Group Net-Metering Project Notice of Application for Certificate of
Public Good received September 9 2015 and a packet from LC&A (Legal
Counselors & Advocates PLC, received 09-08-2015).

The Town received a packet on September 8th that was post marked September
3rd. The Town had 21 days to comment. Chair Larry Labor contacted Leslie
Cadwell to get an extension. This was verbally agreed to do. The filing
and the date was changed to September 30th. (An e-mail should be forth
coming from Leslie with confirmation of this.) The public Service Board
notice is for a 500 kilowatt solar panel farm. This will be a commercial
installation and will go through VEC lines and net metered credits to Jay
Peak. The Seymour Lake Association is an organization that can also apply
for an intervenor status.

Property owners will have limited ability to see panels in the summer, as most
are screened by existing vegetation.

Candy Moot said that the Seymour Lake Association will work with the Town Re:
emailing a list of notices etc.

A motion was made and seconded to publically notice an Informational meeting
on Monday, September 21st, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. at the E. Taylor Hatton
School. Notice will be posted at the Town Office, Morgan store, the
newspaper and on the website.

Chair, Larry Labor will contact David Bliitersdorf’s organization asking him
to attend or send a representative to the meeting.

Concerns are:

a. Environmental issues.
b. Habitat issues.
c. Run off water issues.

11. Orders #15011 to review and approve and sign.

Orders # 15011 Payroll was reviewed, approved and signed on September 10. 2015
in the amount of $1,919.10 by Larry Labor and Thomas Bonneville.

Orders #15011 Accounts payable were reviewed and approved on September 14th
2105 in the amount of 34,037.15

Other Business: N/A

Morgan Select Board Meeting 8/24/15

MINUTES
Morgan Select Board Meeting
Held on August 24, 2015 @ 6:00 PM

Selectmen’s Draft Agenda/Minutes
August 24, 2015
6:00 P.M.

The meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m.

Present: Larry Labor, Chair, and Thomas Bonneville.

1. Minutes to meeting of August 10th, 2015 to review and approve.

A motion was made and seconded to approve the minutes of August 10th as
written.

2. To let any guests speak.

None.

3. E-mail from Shane Morin from State of Vermont AOT District #9, RE:
Morgan TH 25 Temp Bridge Req.

A motion was made and seconded to sign and send back via Shawn Austin.

4. NFI Discussion.

Reviewed and discussed Building Lease Agreement and modifications to the
building.

5. A letter from Citizens for Property Rights to the Select Board, Re: GSI
Mapping.

Read and reviewed.

6. Corrected Warrant from last meeting of August 10th 2015 #6 correction of
pay for Joseph Malgeri to review and sign.

A motion was made and seconded to approve and sign correction.

Orders #15006, 15007. 15008, and 15009 to review and sign.

A motion was made and seconded to approve the orders in the amounts of:

#15006 PR $ 4,406.31
#15007 AP $ 392.00
#15008 AP $ 4,621.59
#15009 PR $ 8,020.11

Other Business:

Resident Complaint:

a. Contact Steve Matson on site junkyard clean up. Re: Notify Owner.
b. Contact Joe Moeykens, Morgan Animal Control Officer to look into
complaint. Re: domestic animals roaming on neighbor’s property and
causing damage.

Inquiry on Municipal Permitting of Overweight/Overlength Trucks from VLCT:

Tammy will answer and e-mail back.

A motion was made and seconded to adjourn the meeting at 6:55 P.M.