Morgan Select Board Meeting 9/11/06

MINUTES
Morgan Select Board Meeting
Held on September 11th, 2006 @ 7:00 PM

Present: R. Miller. R. Guyer, & B. Gray,

Guest: None

Select Board Meeting started at 7:00 PM

1. Minutes from August 28, 2006 meeting

Approved with one change to item 3 Raise Maurice’s pay to $14.00/hour Approved
by all members

2. Certificate of fact / needs to be signed

Reviewed and signed

3. Letters Steve Matson sent out

Approved for mailing

4. VLCT Proposed Bylaw changes

Reviewed

5. Letter from UP- EAST CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Reviewed

6. 2006 Human Services grant program

Reviewed

7. Information from VT. State Infrastructure Bank

Reviewed, passed onto road commissioner

8. Grant for 2007 Milfoil, Tabled from last meeting (would you like this sent
to Bob Slater?)

Reviewed and passed onto Bob Slater, Seymour Lake Milfoil Project Coordinator

9. Check from the Seymour Lake Association $7,000, help with Milfoil.

Reviewed and accepted with much appreciation

10. NVDA Annual Meeting min.

Attended by Robert Guyer, a brief run down was mentioned. The individuals in
which Robert hoped to speak with were not in attendance. They were both Doug
Morton and Tracy McIntyre, regarding the Ancient Roads issue.

11. VLCT Calendar of Training & Events.

Reviewed and agreed that all (3) select board members will be attending the
upcoming meeting with regards to Municipal Budgeting and Finance Held on
November 2nd. Also Robert and Richard agreed to attend the Select Board forum
held on December 9th a Saturday.

12. Letter from NVDA @ Town Plan.

Reviewed. Meeting will be posted accordingly for those who would like to attend

13. Report from sheriff’s Dept.

Reviewed

14. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Reviewed

15. Seminar for Tammy & Paula

Reviewed and approved to send Tammy and Paula as requested

16. Order # 5a

Reviewed and signed

17. Order # 6

Reviewed and signed

Other business: A letter regarding the Transfer station and what is required
of all haulers and residents who bring trash in will be posted at the landfill
and copies available to all. We will be mailing copies to all the haulers
picking up and deliver trash to the Landfill. They will receive additional
copies to hand out to their customers. Please keep in mind that this is
mandated from people other than our individuals at the landfill. They are only
complying with the rules in place. Cooperation would be greatly appreciated
by all.

Thank you

Morgan Select Board

Meeting adjourned @ 7:55 PM

Minutes written by Robert Guyer

Morgan Select Board Meeting 8/28/06

MINUTES
Morgan Select Board Meeting
Held on August 28th 2006 @ 7:00 PM

Present: R. Miller. R. Guyer, & B. Gray,

Guest: Keith Weaver, Suzanne Swenson, Jim Judd, Larry Labor, Tom Donellan
Bill Bailey (VASA), Ernie Papus, Dave Beloin, and Maurice Coutu (Landfill)

Select Board Meeting started at 7:00 PM

1. Minutes from Aug. 14, 2006 meeting.
Approved with one change, under guest: Richard Lafoe (Chairman) remove
(chairman)

2. Bill Bailey, President of the ATV Club.
Some discussion regarding possibly cutting a trail thru a piece of town
property

3. Maurice Coutu, Landfill issues
Some issues regarding people not recycling and also trash being dumped after
hours, also we need to find a person to work at the landfill. We have one
person leaving. Also pay issues.

4. Information from Paul Hannan, L.S. concerning the issue of Ancient Roads.
Letter was distributed regarding ancient roads, additional copies at the town
clerk’s office

5. NESEC NEWS SUMMER ISSUE
Reviewed

6. PUBLIC WORKS AUGUST ISSUE
Reviewed

7. WAST AGE AUGUST ISSUE
Reviewed

8. VLCT, Proposed Bylaw changes
Reviewed

9. Orders #5
Reviewed and signed.

Other business:

Tabled item from August 14th meeting, Item 13. Janet Selby treasurer from the
Seymour Lake Association notified me that they will be sending a check for
$7,000.00 to offset the Milfoil project.

Since the last meeting regarding Item 4, Noise complaint. The Town Constable
has reported issuing a letter which we received from the State Police
regarding Fireworks. The fireworks stopped on this particular occasion.

There was some additional discussion regarding ancient roads. We took this
time to hand out Paul Hannan’s letter.

Meeting adjourned @ 8:05 PM

Minutes written by Robert Guyer

Morgan Select Board Meeting 8/14/06

MINUTES
Morgan Select Board Meeting
Held on August 14th, 2006 @ 7:00 PM

Present: R. Miller. R. Guyer, & B. Gray,

Guests:

(10) committee members for the “Ancient Roads” Richard lafoe, Chairman
of the Committee, Larry Labor, Maryann Beaupre’, Bill Moore, Allan Wooley,
Kenneth Whitehill, Donna Young, Mary Killian, Robert Guyer, and Marston Cubit.

(4) members from the Seymour Lake Assoc. Jim McWain President, Ron Kolar Vice
President, Janet Selby Treasurer, and Bob Slater Head of Milfoil Project.

Also (6) town folks were present with noise complaint concerning
fireworks. Dave Styles, Lisa Moulton, Rachel Guyer, Ellen Guyer, Bob Cain, and
Laurie Cain

Ancient Road committee meeting started at 6:30 PM

Select Board Meeting started at 7:15 PM

1. Minutes from July 24, 2006 meeting. Reviewed and approved as written

2. Tax Rate Information. Reviewed and changes being made.

3. Renewal of Bridge Acct. Reviewed and decided to with draw funds.

4. Letter from citizens concern of noise & Safety. Richard miller discussed
what the state police had to say about the situation from an e-mail he
received and they suggested we warn the parties in question. If the State
Police get involved they will write citations. They will not give warnings. We
spoke with concerned citizens present as well as the Seymour Lake Association
and agreed to draft a letter which will be posted with in the town and in the
Seymour Lake News Letter. Please understand “fireworks are illegal.

5. Letter from State of Vermont / Reappraisal. Reviewed and passed on to
listers

6. Bill from Derbyline Fire Dept. Reviewed and slated for payment. Notify
owners of property as well.

7. Digital imaging agreement. Reviewed and approved

8. Membership dues for 2006 from Vermont Coalition of Municipalities. Reviewed
and approved

9. Letter of Agreement for Computer Appraisal Services. Reviewed and approved

10. Quarterly report from Northeast Kingdom Waste Management District.
Reviewed

11. 2006 Human Services Competitive Grant Application. Reviewed

12. Notice of Public Hearing from Northeast Waste Management District.
Reviewed

13. Project completion Report for Milfoil due Nov. 3, 2006. Tabled till next
meeting

14. Information from Fairbanks Mill, concerning bridge or culvert repair.
Reviewed and passed on to Road commissioner

15. Letter from Orleans County Citizens Advocacy @ Bike tour scheduled for
Sept. 16, 2006. Reviewed and accepted

16. Agency of Transportation Information for field contacts. Reviewed

17. Information from VT. League of Cities and Towns/ Education Spending.
Reviewed

18. July Report from Sheriff’s Dept. Reviewed

19. VT. League of Cities and Towns 2006 Town Fair. Reviewed

20. Fred’s plumbing and heating/ pre-buy program. Reviewed and approved

21. RC&D ‘S Fall Conference. Reviewed

22. VLCT NEWS Aug/Sept. issue. Reviewed

23. PUBLIC WORKS July issue. Reviewed

24. Prices on payment drop cabinets. Reviewed, Please get cost and estimate to
install

25. Orders # 4 only payroll no Accounts Payable. Reviewed and signed.

Other business:
1. Seymour Lake Association came to the meeting with ideas of how to offset
the short fall from grant monies which did not come thru. The grant for this
year is only $7,000.00 compared to the 14,500.00 last year. The association
has asked that the Select Board write the state as they are doing and plead
our case to them. The facts about Seymour Lake are simple. We are still a
Milfoil Free lake, and in being so it is thought that the state should some
how take consideration for this and help us keep up the fight. It would be a
shame for us to lose this battle now after so much time and effort has been
put forth to prevent milfoil from entering Seymour Lake.

2. The Ancient Roads committee was formed with the members listed
above. The Ancient Roads issue is a carry-over from Town Meeting. The select
board agreed to form a committee to discuss this issue further. Richard Lafoe
spoke on behalf of the issue and mentioned (2) names, Tracy MacIntyre who
works for the NVDA who currently has digital maps, and Doug Morton who is in
charge of this issue at the State level. Doug has agreed to attend a meeting.
Please let the Select Board know if you still have interest in being a member
or if you have any information which would assist them in reviewing the issue.
Maps of the town would be the best source of information. Richard said he had
some to share. We will keep you posted as to when the next meeting will be.

Meeting adjourned @8:45 PM

Minutes written by Robert Guyer

Morgan Select Board Meeting 8/14/06 Revised

MINUTES REVISED
Morgan Select Board Meeting
Held on August 14th 2006 @ 7:00 PM

Present: R. Miller. R. Guyer, & B. Gray,

Guest: (10) committee members for the “Ancient Roads” Richard lafoe, Larry Labor, Maryann Beaupre’, Bill Moore, Allan Wooley, Kenneth Whitehill, Donna Young, Mary Killian, Robert Guyer, and Marston Cubit. (4) members from the Seymour Lake Assoc. Jim McWain President, Ron Kolar Vice President, Janet Selby Treasurer, and Bob Slater Head of Milfoil Project. Also (6) town folks were present with “noise complaint” concerning fireworks. Dave Styles, Lisa Moulton, Rachel Guyer, Ellen Guyer, Bob Cain, and Laurie Cain

Ancient Road committee meeting started at 6:30 PM

Select Board Meeting started at 7:15 PM

1. Minutes from July 24, 2006 meeting. Reviewed and approved as written
2. Tax Rate Information. Reviewed and changes being made.
3. Renewal of Bridge Acct. Reviewed and decided to with draw funds.
4. Letter from citizens concern of noise & Safety. Richard miller discussed what the state police had to say about the situation from an e-mail he received and they suggested we warn the parties in question. If the State Police get involved they will write citations. They will not give warnings. We spoke with concerned citizens present as well as the Seymour Lake Association and agreed to draft a letter which will be posted with in the town and in the Seymour Lake News Letter. Please understand “fireworks are illegal.
5. Letter from State of Vermont / Reappraisal. Reviewed and passed on to listers
6. Bill from Derbyline Fire Dept. Reviewed and slated for payment. Notify owners of property as well.
7. Digital imaging agreement. Reviewed and approved
8. Membership dues for 2006 from Vermont Coalition of Municipalities. Reviewed and approved
9. Letter of Agreement for Computer Appraisal Services. Reviewed and approved
10. Quarterly report from Northeast Kingdom Waste Management District. Reviewed
11. 2006 Human Services Competitive Grant Application. Reviewed
12. Notice of Public Hearing from Northeast Waste Management District. Reviewed
13. Project completion Report for Milfoil due Nov. 3, 2006. Tabled till next meeting
14. Information from Fairbanks Mill, concerning bridge or culvert repair. Reviewed and passed on to Road commissioner
15. Letter from Orleans County Citizens Advocacy @ Bike tour scheduled for Sept. 16, 2006. Reviewed and accepted
16. Agency of Transportation Information for field contacts. Reviewed
17. Information from VT. League of Cities and Towns/ Education Spending. Reviewed
18. July Report from Sheriff’s Dept. Reviewed
19. VT. League of Cities and Towns 2006 Town Fair. Reviewed
20. Fred’s plumbing and heating/ pre-buy program. Reviewed and approved
21. RC&D ‘S Fall Conference. Reviewed
22. VLCT NEWS Aug/Sept. issue. Reviewed
23. PUBLIC WORKS July issue. Reviewed
24. Prices on payment drop cabinets. Reviewed, Please get cost and estimate to install
25. Orders # 4 only payroll no Accounts Payable. Reviewed and signed.

Other business:
1. Seymour Lake Association came to the meeting with ideas of how to offset the short fall from grant monies which did not come thru. The grant for this year is only $7,000.00 compared to the 14,500.00 last year. The association has asked that the Select Board write the state as they are doing and plead our case to them. The facts about Seymour Lake are simple. We are still a Milfoil Free lake, and in being so it is thought that the state should some how take consideration for this and help us keep up the fight. It would be a shame for us to lost this battle now after so much time and effort has been put forth to prevent milfoil from entering Seymour Lake.

2. The “Ancient Roads” committee was formed with the members listed above. The Ancient Roads issue is a carry over from Town Meeting. The select board agreed to form a committee to discuss this issue further. Richard spoke on behalf of the issue and mentioned (2) names, Tracy MacIntyre who works for the NVDA who currently has digital maps, and Doug Morton who is in charge of this issue at the State level. Doug has agreed to attend a meeting. Please let the Select Board know if you still have interest in being a member or if you have any information which would assist them in reviewing the issue. Maps of the town would be the best source of information. Richard said he had some to share. We will keep you posted as to when the next meeting will be.

Meeting adjourned @8:45 PM

Minutes written by Robert Guyer

Morgan Select Board Meeting 7/24/06

MINUTES
Morgan Select Board Meeting
Held on July 24th, 2006 @ 7:00 PM

Present: R. Miller. R. Guyer, & B. Gray,

Guest: None

Meeting started at 7:00 PM

1. Minutes to July 10th 2006. Approved as written

2. American Security Cabinets. I think it would be nice to have an envelope
Depository in the door. Do you agree? Yes we agree, please review options and
present them to the board. Review both the door and wall style.

3. Letter from Zoning Officer Steve Matson. Reviewed accordingly.

4. NVDA Executive committee meeting minutes for June 29, 2006 meeting.
Reviewed

5. Warrants # 2 to be approved and signed. Reviewed and signed accordingly!

Other business:
1. Town clerk has a request for a new Vacuum Cleaner. Request approved to
purchase a new one.

2. NVDA meeting scheduled for August 29th 2006. Robert Guyer has asked to
attend. Fee is $25.00. Request approved. Form will be dropped off this week
for mailing.

3. Landfill: A request was made by Robert Guyer to have James Hinton paid the
same hourly rate as Maurice Coutu in his absence. Please communicate with
James Hinton to determine when this occurs. Approved as requested.

Meeting adjourned @7:50 PM

Minutes written by Robert Guyer

Morgan Select Board Meeting 7/10/06

MINUTES
Morgan Select Board Meeting
Held on July 10th 2006 @ 7:00 PM

Present: R. Miller. R. Guyer, & B. Gray,

Guest: Steve Matson, Zoning officer

Meeting started at 7:00 PM

1. Minutes from meeting of June 26, 2006. Reviewed and approved as written!

2. Certificate of Insurance for Northern Gas Transport. Reviewed and signed!

3. 2006 Education Tax rates from Dept. of Taxes. Reviewed!

4. Municipal Grant program for 2007. Reviewed. Asking Al Wooley to add a
message to our website asking if any one has time to work on some grants for
the town.

5. Water quality division re: Aquatic Nuisance stickers. Reviewed and agreed
to sell stickers at the town clerks. Also made copies for the local stores and
Seymour Lake Assoc. so they can do the same.

6. Milfoil discussion tables from June 26, 2006 meeting. Reviewed information
and made copies for the Seymour Lake Assoc.

7. Orders #1. Reviewed and signed accordingly!

Other business:

1. Steve Matson was present at the meeting to fill us in on a zoning
violation. Mrs. Bailey has an issue regarding a shed on the Shattuck property.
The shed has been moved such that it is not with in zoning regulations. The
issues are being worked out between both parties.

2. Richard Morin contacted me regarding the posting of the Gore Road south of
RTE 111. He asked the select board to write a letter stating whether this road
was posted at any time this year so far. I spoke with the Road Commissioner
and the road had not been posted. We drafted a letter which will be sent to
Richard stating the road was not posted at any time thus far this year.

Meeting adjourned @7:45 PM

Minutes written by Robert Guyer

Morgan Select Board Meeting 6/26/06

MINUTES
Morgan Select Board Meeting
Held on June 26th 2006 @ 7:00 PM

Present: R. Miller. R. Guyer, & B. Gray,

Guest: None

Meeting started at 7:05 PM

1. Minutes from June 12, 2006 meeting, Approved as written

2. From State of VT :Municipal Park & Ride Grant, Reviewed

3. From State of VT: Auto Salvage Yard Operations, Reviewed, no salvage yards
to our knowledge.

4. Fred’s Plumbing & Heating: Budget Plan for heating oil, Fill out form and
return.

5. Northeast Kingdom Chamber of Commerce: requesting town info for Web site,
Robert will work and coordinate this information with Al Wooley.

6. Northern Gas Transport: Excess weight permit, Reviewed but we need Proof
of Insurance before we can sign it!

7. NVDA : Approval of Morgan’s Municipal Plan, Reviewed

8. Discuss Milfoil: State Grant vs. Expenses- $7,000 in Grants Rather than
$14,500, Reviewed and tabled until next meeting. Richard is calling them to
see if this is all the moneys we will receive.

9. Waste Age: June, Brian is taking the magazine for review.

10. Expenditure & Revenue reports, Reviewed.

11. 4 Warrants to sign 28 & 28a, Reviewed and signed all but Payroll dated:
06/26/06! Clarification needed on Heather Gray being on the payroll.

Other business:

1. Al Wooley wrote the Select Board regarding the Ancient Road
committee. We will be discussing this issue soon! We will be contacting all
those who are interested within a month and they can form a committee to
discuss further. This will be noted accordingly prior to any meeting!

2. Roland Besaw has voiced interest in buying the Town Shed located
behind his barn. We will take this under advisement and dually note his
request for discussion at a later date.

Meeting adjourned @7:50 PM

Minutes written by Robert Guyer

Morgan Select Board Meeting 6/12/06

MINUTES
Morgan Select Board Meeting
Held on June 12th 2006 @ 7:00 PM

Present: R. Miller. R. Guyer, & B. Gray, R. Miller

Guest: Tom Wheeler

Meeting started at 7:00 PM

1. Minutes to May 22, 2006 meeting. Reviewed and approved

2. June addition of VLCT News. Reviewed

3. June addition of Opinions. Reviewed

4. Request for proposals from Vermont Rural Fire Protections Task Force.
Reviewed

5. Grants from State of Vermont Agency of Natural Resources to sign for
Milfoil Project. Reviewed and approved

6. MSW Magazine. Reviewed and passed on to Brian Gray

7. Environmental Protection Magazine. Reviewed

8. FY2007 Education Tax Information. Reviewed

9. The National Association of Cities and Towns Building America Economic
Development Program. Reviewed and passed on to the Zoning board

10. Land Use Permit; Charles & Barbara Norton. Reviewed

11. Railroad Tax payment received. Reviewed and approved

12. Results of spring 2006 Morgan Landfill testing.Update from Vermont
Correctional Industries. Reviewed

13. Spring 2006 Vermont Land Trust Magazine. Reviewed

14. Civil Infrastructure. Reviewed and passed on to Road commissioner

15. Waste Age Magazines. Reviewed

16. Expenditure & Revenue Reports. Reviewed

17. Orleans County Sheriff’s Department Report. Reviewed

18. Orders #27 to be signed. Reviewed, approved and signed

Other business:

1. Tom Wheeler asked if the town would be interested in having (2) lots
totaling less than 10 acres logged. They are located off Rte 111 on the east
end of Seymour. We said we would take it under advisement.

2. Robert asked Richard to write a letter to Paul Gillis (lawyer) regarding
Town lot off Rte 114. The information being forwarded is regarding both the
right of way and the camp situated on the property. Paul will give us some in
site as to how we should proceed.

Meeting adjourned @ 8:05 PM

Minutes written by Robert Guyer

Morgan Select Board Meeting 5/22/06

MINUTES
Morgan Select Board Meeting
Held on May 22nd 2006 @ 7:00 PM

Present: R. Guyer, B. Gray, R. Miller was absent.
Guest: Brian Judd

Meeting started at 7:10 PM

1. Minutes to meeting of May 8, 2006. Approved as written, minor error on Mr.
Guyer’s name. It should have been Robert instead of James.

2. Reappraisal Agreement from the listers to sign. Reviewed and signed.

3. Annual Town & School Board minutes to approve & sign. Reviewed and approved

4. Orders #23, 23A & 25 to approve & sign. Reviewed and approved

5. Waste age magazine: Being reviewed by Brian.

Other business: Brian Judd of Juddy’s septic was present at the meeting. He
has proposed that he would supply (2) portable toilets at the parking lot
located at the public beach for less than the cost of (1). He sincerely wanted
to donate (2) as done in years past, but rising cost have made it difficult.
He has offered (2) units for $85.00 per month. R. Guyer made a motion to
accept the bid and Brian Gray agreed.

Meeting adjourned @ 7:55 PM

Minutes written by Robert Guyer

Morgan Select Board Meeting 5/8/06

MINUTES
Morgan Select Board Meeting
Held on May 8th, 2006 @ 7:00 PM

Present: R. A. Miller, and Brian Gray. James Guyer was excused.

The meeting opened at 7:00 p.m.
The minutes from April 24, 2006 were approved as written.

1. R. Miller will check with Juddy about toilets he might be donating to the
town.

2. April Opinions given to R. Miller

3. NESEC newsletter given to R. Miller

4. VLCT Newsletter: reviewed

5. Request for proposals on voting access for those with disabilities from the
Secretary of State: R. Miller will check with Tammy: re: To ascertain if this
need exists in our town.

6. Quarterly report from NEKWMD: reviewed: R. Miller will give to Maurice at
our town dump.

7. Public Works magazine: given to Brian Gray

8. We reviewed the Environmental Protection Magazine

9. Expenditure/Revenue Reports: we both reviewed them

10. Orders were signed.

New Business:

NVDA will be meeting at Morgan Town Clerk’s office on Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at
7:30 pm. Anyone interested in the business that will be conducted at this
meeting is welcome to attend. We should have one selectman to attend. Brian
Gray agreed to attend.

When R. Miller talks with Tammy about disabilities act he will also talk with
her about office hours.

R. Miller will be absent on May 22, 2006.

Meeting ended at 7:40 p.m.

Minutes taken by Richard A. Miller