Morgan Select Board Meeting 3/27/06

MINUTES
Morgan Select Board Meeting
Held on March 27, 2006 @ 7:00 PM

MINUTES
Morgan Select Board Meeting

Present: R. Miller, R. Guyer, B. Gray
Guest: Paula Keenan

Meeting started at 7:00

1. Minutes to meeting of March 13, 2006. Approved as written

2. Letter from State of Vermont Agency of Natural Resources on Post Closure
Certification Application, so complete. Reviewed

3. Three Weight Permits to be signed for: Calkin’s, Camp Precast Concrete
Products, Inc., & Gould Well Drilling. Along with proof of insurance and are
all paid in full. Reviewed and signed

4. Vermont Highway Stormwater Mitigation Program Application from Vermont
Agency of Transportation. Reviewed and passed on to Road Commissioner, Shawn
Austin

5. Copy of Waste Age Magazine. Reviewed

6. Memo form Newport City Police Department of a workshop on Emergency
Management. Reviewed and passed on to Emergency Management/ Civil Defense,
Steve Jenness

7. Two copies of Liquor License’s from Seymour Lake Market and Morgan Country
Store, there are 2 for each store please sign ALL 4. Thank you. Reviewed and
signed

8. Seminar request from Lister’s office. (3) Approved!

9. Petition to be warned from Steve Matson to the Select Board for Health
Insurance for the Town Clerk/Treasurer. Reviewed and we are in motion with the
request as required by law.

10. Warrants #21 to be signed. Reviewed and signed.

Other business:
1. Tabled item from March 13th meeting with regards to Derby Line Ambulance
Service. Approval for payment of $3,850.00 as previously paid in 2005.

2. Recommendations from the Morgan 2005 Audit, Approved as written. Please see
attached Audit Recommendations.

3. Paula Keenan asked if we would review the possibility of having a phone at
the land fill in case of an emergency. Richard Miller is pursuing this issue
for the next meeting!

4. Brian Gray has asked that a letter be written to the Seymour lake
Association regarding the Milfoil Project, asking them to try to monitor their
expenses such that they may stay with in their budgeted amount. He understands
that additional funds may be raised from the items which they will be selling
this year according to the Newsletter.

5. Brian Gray, on behalf of the Community House Committee has asked that a
letter be sent to Smitty’s Lawn Care regarding a broken window at the Town
Hall. The occurrence appears to have happened when they were mowing.

6. Brain Gray has asked that the Dog ordinance be posted in (3) locations with
in Town.

Meeting adjourned at 8:05 PM

Written by: Robert Guyer

Morgan Select Board Meeting 3/13/06

MINUTES
Morgan Select Board Meeting
Held on March 13th 2006 @ 7:00 PM

Present: Select board: Richard Miller, Robert Guyer, and Brian Gray
Guest: Bob Cain

Meeting started at 7:00 pm

1. Minutes to meeting held on February 27, 2006. Reviewed and approved as
written.

2. Order form for 2006-2007 Vermont Year Book. Reviewing may need to add
additional businesses. Information left with Tammy.

3. Letter of concern from Sharon Levin, Heather Webster & Chris Nicotera.
Letter has been passed onto the Road Commissioner for review prior to our
response letter.

4. Letter of introduction from Mark & Heather Gray, letting us know that
Smitty’s Landscaping, the lawn division has been transferred or sold to them.
Reviewed

5. Continuation from February meeting of Derby Line Fire Department. This
should be Derby Line Ambulance, and it is still tabled, pending prior contract
from previous years to review actual cost.

6. Weight Permits from Carroll Concrete, & Pike Industries. Reviewed and
signed.

7. Town Service Officer, asking if TammyLee Morin will continue. Tammy agreed
to continue for 1 more year. We accept and thank Tammy for filling this
position.

8. Report from Orleans County Sheriff’s Department. Reviewed

9. March addition of VLCT News Letter. Reviewed and given to Brian for further
review.

10. Orders #19 to be signed. Reviewed and signed.

Other business:

1. Bob Cain visited the meeting regarding the Town lot and whether we had come
to a lease agreement. We have not, but we reported that we are in discussion
over the issue. Robert is working on completing some information to present as
well as reviewing minutes from previous meetings. One other issue of great
importance is the gate on this piece of property. This is being resolved as
well!

2. “Collector of Delinquent Taxes Policy Statement” reviewed and accepted as
written.

3. We reappointed all other town positions as written in the town report.

4. Note to Town Clerk: Tammy, please contact the town officials in the Town
Report, VIA letter, to make sure they will fulfill the positions. Let me know
if you have any questions.

Meeting adjourned @ 8:25 pm

Written by: R. Guyer

Morgan Select Board Meeting 2/27/06

MINUTES
Morgan Select Board Meeting
Held on February 27th 2006 @ 7:00 PM

Present: Select board: Richard Miller, Robert Guyer,
Guest: Shawn Austin (Road Commissioner)

Meeting started at 7:05 pm

1. Minutes from February 13, 2006 meeting, Approved as written

2. Aquatic Nuisance Grant Closeout, Reviewed and Accepted

3. Local Emergency Planning Committee, Reviewed

4. Opinions vol. 8, Reviewed

5. VTRANS Performance report, Reviewed

6. Town Service Officer Appointment , from VT Agency of Human Services, Passed
on to Town Service Officer (Tammy Morin)

7. Weight Permit from Cardinal, Reviewed and signed by: R. Guyer

8. State of Vermont/ special weight limits for highways & bridges, Reviewed
and passed on to Road Commissioner

9. 2006 Vermont Better Back Roads Small Grants Program, Reviewed and passed to
Road Commissioner

10. 2006 Dry Hydrant Grants Program, reviewed and passed on to Shawn Austin
for any input on possible new locations

11. Copy of Aquatic Nuisance Grant for 2006, reviewed and signed by: R.
Miller

12. Pike Industries re; 1099-misc form, Reviewed and passed on to Town Clerk
for completion

13. Contract from North East Business Equipment- copier, Reviewed and accepted

14. Orders #18, reviewed and signed

Other business:

#6 from February 13th meeting was reviewed by Road Commissioner and signed by
R. Miller and R. Guyer on 02-27-06.

There was some discussion with regards to the upcoming Town Meeting.
Discussions related to delegation of certain topics at the meeting.

Meeting adjourned @ 8:00 pm

Written by: R. Guyer

Special Morgan Select Board Meeting 2/13/06

MINUTES
Special Morgan Select Board Meeting
Held on February 13th 2006 @ 7:00 PM

Present: Select board: Richard Miller, Robert Guyer, and Brian Gray

1. Minutes to meeting of January 23, 2006. Approved as written

2. Certificate #142065870 was renewed on 02-01-2006, #142066670 renewed today.
(02-06-2006) Reviewed and approved at prior meeting!

3. Copy of quarterly report from Waste Management. Reviewed

4. Weight Permits to be signed from Blue Seal. Reviewed and signed

5. Letter from Economic Development Council of Northern Vermont, Inc
requesting submission of proposed economic Development Strategy. Reviewed

6. Town Highway Structures and Town Highway Class 2 Roadway Programs from
Vtrans. Reviewed, please pass on to Shawn for further review.

7. Yearly Bill from Derby Line Ambulance Service, Inc. Need to review the past
year cost to compare prior to signing.

8. The Local Landscape on Environmental News in New England. Reviewed

9. February 2006 VLCT News. Reviewed

10. Out of the Blue Newsletter of Water Quality Division. Reviewed

11. February edition of Northeast Municipal Forum. Reviewed

12. Public Works Magazine. Reviewed

13. Copy of Policy Statement from Delinquent Tax Collector Jim Judd. Reviewed,
and tabled for further discussion

14. Copies of Revenue & Expenditure Report. Reviewed

15. Warrant #17. Reviewed and signed

Other business: We reviewed a letter received from VTRANS responding to our
letter/ petition regarding the second portion of RTE 111 extending to RTE 114.
Their letter clearly stated their intentions with regards to what they are
planning to do to the road. They are planning a grinding process similar to
what was done last year and also a reclaiming process. This should clarify
any concerns with regards to simply paving over the existing road. The state
decided against this process. The project is slatted for the summer/ fall of
2006.

Meeting adjourned @ 8:15 pm

Written by: R. Guyer

Special Morgan Select Board Meeting 1/23/06

MINUTES
Special Morgan Select Board Meeting
Held on January 23rd 2006 @ 7:00 PM

Present: Select board: R. Miller, R. Guyer, and Brian Gray
Guest: Paul Tomasi from the NEKWMD, and Richard Lafoe.

Meeting started at 7:00 pm
1. Minutes from January 16th meeting were approved as written
with an addendum to the date in the header. The date should
have been January 16th, not the 13th.

2. Paul Tomasi from Waste Management attended the meeting to
discuss the NEKWMD budget and answer any questions. He was
very helpful answering questions. He assisted Richard
considerable with the landfill portion of the budget for
2007.

3. With regards to the C.D. renewal notice, we decided to let
it automatically renew in the 10 days.

4. The Revenue and Expenditure report for the year ending
2005, dated 06-30-05 was enclosed for our review.

5. We finalized the budget. The select board report has been
approved and waiting typing.

6. January’s issue of the Opinions was reviewed.

7. Order# 16 was reviewed and approved as written.

Other business: We would like to thank Richard Lafoe for his
assistance at times thru out the year, especially with the
budget. He has been a great help in assisting us when
questions have arisen. We are still learning, therefore we
must ask for assistance from time to time.

Meeting adjourned @ 8:35 pm

Written by: R. Guyer

Special Morgan Select Board Meeting 1/13/06

MINUTES
Special Morgan Select Board Meeting
Held on January 13th 2006 @ 7:00 PM

Present: Select board: R. Miller, R. Guyer, and Brian Gray

Meeting started at 7:00 pm

1. Town clerk request for Health insurance totaling $5,200.00.
This would be in addition to the current salary. Motion made by
R. Miller to add this to the warning on the town report and
have the Town vote on it. Motion seconded by B. Gray, with (2)
in favor and (1) opposed.

2. Road commissioner request $10,000.00 for paving and
graveling of Class 2 roads. This amount would be matched by the
state 2 for 1. They will give $20,000.00 if we generate
$10,000.00. Motion made R. Miller to add this to warning on the
town report as well. Motion seconded by R. Guyer with all in
favor.

3. (2) additional appropriations request.
Swim project $500.00
VNA & Hospice $2,800.00
Motion made and accepted to add them to the list of
appropriations.

4. The state has a request which they would like added to the
Town Report:

Shall the voters of the Town of Morgan instruct our State
Representatives and Senators to oppose: any use of the State
Education Fund for the purposes that are outside the law’s
original intent to make payments to the school districts and
supervisory union’s for the support of education; The shifting
of existing State General Fund expense obligations to the
Education Fund; and the reduction of any existing State General
Fund revenue support to the Education Fund?

Motion made and approved to add this to the Town Report.

5. Request to approve budget. We are still working on it. We
will have it completed by Thursday the 19th.

Meeting adjourned @ 7:55 pm

Written by: R. Guyer

Morgan Select Board Meeting 1/9/06

MINUTES
Morgan Select Board Meeting
Held on January 9th 2006 @ 7:00 PM

Present: Select board: R. Miller, R. Guyer, and Brian Gray
Guest: Grace Curtis, David Curtis and Bud McMullan

Meeting started at 7:00 pm

1. Minutes to meeting of December 27, 2005. Approved

2. We still need a moderator, meeting of January 11, 2005 for moderators and
an 800 phone number to sign up. Robert Guyer will call Steve Marsh and discuss
what it entails.

3. Loan & Grant Program Overviews from USDA. Reviewed!

4. Last of appropriations before sending Town Report information to printers:

1. The Old Stone House. $350.00
2. Northeast Kingdom Learning Services, Inc. $300.00
3. Orleans County Sheriffs Department. $6,477.00
4. North Woods Stewardship Center. $800.00
5. Coutts-Moriati Camp, Inc. $150.00
6. Northeast Kingdom Human Services, Inc. $702.00
Approved to add all appropriations to the list

5. Grants for Cities and Towns Hot line. Reviewed!

6. Petition for Article to go into Town Report Warning. Need to have the names
verified and a tally taken to confirm the number of voters. If all is okay it
will be added.

7. Informational Letter from State of Vermont Agency of Natural Resources on
wastewater disposal. Reviewed!

8. Copy of Post Closure re-certification from NEKWMD. Reviewed!

9. Better Buildings by Design conference. Reviewed!

10. Reporting requirements for Hazardous Waste Materials from Department of
Public Safety. Pass on to Maurice @ the Land fill.

11. Orders number 14 & 14A to be signed. Reviewed and signed. Please enclose
all receipts with the next orders. Thanks

Other business:

a. I need the budget and Selectmen’s Report for the Town Report ASAP. Thank
you. We are working on completing the budget. We are still waiting for some
numbers from the Road commissioner etc.

b. We met with the Curtis family about the Town Lot and went over some
possible options on what can be done to put some closure to the camp/ gate
issue. The Town lot of 213 +/- acres is located off Rte 114. This is still a
work in progress and once we have more to report we will do so. We will have
some information to present at the 2006 Town Meeting.

Meeting adjourned @ 8:25 pm

Written by: R. Guyer

Morgan Select Board Meeting 12/12/05

MINUTES
Morgan Select Board Meeting
Held on December 12th 2005 @ 7:00 PM

Present: Select board: R. Miller, R. Guyer, and Brian Gray

Meeting started at 7:00 pm

1. Minutes to meeting of November 28, 2005. Reviewed and approved

2. Letter of acceptance from Department of Taxes for APAS, LLC for complete
reappraisal to be completed for the April 1, 2008 grand list. Reviewed and
approved

3. Revised proposed boundry agreement between the Town of Morgan and the
DuMoulins to be signed. Reviewed, R. miller will talk with Tammy further as
to who with in the cemetery commission has been involved. We hope to have this
resolved by the next meeting!

4. Sheshunoff, State and Local Government Disaster Recovery and Contingency
Planning 2005. Reviewed and decided that we do not need. We are sending it
back.

5. VLCT News. Reviewed

6. USDA Rural Development Community Facility Loan and Grant Program. R. Miller
will contact and request more information for future projects.

7. December issue of Opinions. Reviewed

8. November/December addition of Environmental protection. Reviewed

9. November report from Orleans Sheriff’s Department. Reviewed

10. District Surcharge for 2006 from NEKWMD. Reviewed, and the adjusted
figures will be reflected in the new budget.

11. Appropriation requests from: Dailey Memorial Library $500.00
NVDA $380.98
Rural Commun Trans, Inc. $ 50.00
Court Diversion $ 75.00
NEKCA $275.00
Frontier Animal Society $500.00
STEP O.N.E. $250.00
RC&D $ 75.00
Reviewed, and added to the appropriations.

12. Expenditure Report/Revenue. Reviewed

13. Orders #13. Reviewed and signed.

Other business:
a. The next select board meeting will be held on Tuesday the 27th of December,
starting at the usual time of 7:00 pm. This was changed due to Christmas
falling on a Sunday this year.

b. We are reviewing alternate ways of dealing with all the appropriations
which are solicited to the Town of Morgan each Year. R. Guyer will be talking
with a board member from Derby, VT to see how they approach this issue.

Meeting adjourned @ 7:55 pm

Written by: R. Guyer

Morgan Select Board Meeting 11/28/05

MINUTES
Morgan Select Board Meeting
Held on November 28th 2005 @ 7:00 PM

Present: Select board: R. Miller, R. Guyer, Brian Gray, and Guest: Kenneth
Jenness, and Lloyd Smith

Meeting started at 7:05pm

1. Minutes to meeting of November 11, 2005. Reviewed and accepted with one
change. Need to add as other business discussion held with Diane regarding re-
evaluation.

2. Request for Town Clerk and Assistant to attend Payroll seminar and Tax
Administration Seminars. Reviewed and accepted request to attend.

3. Fall 2005 NESEC NEWS. Reviewed

4. Public Notice from the State of Vermont Agency of Natural Resources on Non-
Transient Non-Community Source Protection for the E Taylor Hatton School,
Morgan 6690. Reviewed and passed on to the school board chairperson for
further review.

5. Memo & Application from the League of Cities and Towns for Board of
Directors sought. Reviewed

6. Bill from Schesnoff. Being reviewed by the Town Clerk prior to paying.

7. Appropriations tabled from last meeting. Motion made to add them to the
appropriations list.

8. Update of Stray Animal Policy from Frontier Animal Society of Vermont. (I
sent a copy of this to Alan LaPlume, Animal Control Officer.) Reviewed

9. Appropriation request from Area Agency on Aging. Reviewed and agreed to add
to the appropriations list.

10. Waste Age Magazine. Reviewed

11. Public Works Magazine. Reviewed

12. November 2005 Issue of Northeast Municipal Forum. Reviewed

13. Orders #12 to approve and sign. Reviewed and signed.

Other business:
1. Discussion with Lloyd and Kenneth regarding concern for certain legalities
regarding Town Parcel of land (213 +/- acres). Their concern lies with the
right of way and the posted signs which are attached to the gate within the
right of way. We are reviewing the issue and will be contacting Mr. Page as
well as the VLCT regarding what can be done to resolve this issue. We are
still reviewing the current Curtis Camp issue. We are trying to resolve the
issue prior to Town Meeting.

2. We reviewed a letter from Brian Dumoulin who was on the agenda. He was not
present but he gave Richard Miller a letter with his concerns regarding a land
issue regarding the center cemetery across from the fishing access. We are
reviewing this issue and will be responding accordingly.

3. We accepted the listers choice for re-appraisal. They have put a lot of
time into reviewing bids for this job. They weighed many scenarios to find the
best fit with the Town of Morgan. Edgar A. Clodfelter will be doing the re-
appraisal with assistance from our listers.

Meeting adjourned @ 8:05 pm

Written by: R. Guyer

Morgan Select Board Meeting 11/11/05

MINUTES Morgan Select Board Meeting Held on November 11th 2005 @ 7:00 PM

Present: Select board: R. Miller, R. Guyer, Brian Gray, and Lister: Diane Moore

Meeting started at 7:03pm

1. Loyde Smith will be attending the meeting with concerns to the Town
Property. Did not show up!

2. Catherine Nash may be attending the meeting in reference to a Vender Permit
for the winter. Called and couldn’t make it till next meeting!

3. Minutes to Meeting of October 24, 2005. Reviewed and approved!

4. Information from RC&D. Reviewed!

5. Landowner permission form from David Laforce/Driftdusters Club. Approved
and signed!

6. Survey form from Vermont Urban & Community Forestry Program. Filled out and
awaiting mailing!

7. FY07 Dues set from VLCT. Reviewed!

8. Notice of recent illegal dumping legislation passed from NEKWMD. Reviewed!

9. Maintenance agreement from Russell Graphics. Reviewed and accepted, will
add to the budget for 2007!

10. Information from Vermont Cares. Reviewed!

11. November Issue of Opinions. Reviewed and taken by Brian Gray!

12. Reimbursement from State of Vermont Current Use. Reviewed and accepted!

13. November Issue of VLCT News. Reviewed!

14. Registration form for The Legal and Practical Aspects of Property Tax
Collection for TammyLee Morin & Jim Judd to attend. Reviewed and approved to
send the fore mentioned as requested!

15. Orders #11 to be signed. Reviewed and signed!

16. Appropriation requests from: Northeast Kingdom Learning Services -$200.00
Orleans County Citizen Advocacy -$300.00 Green Up Vermont -$50.00. Tabled for
further review!

Other business: Motion made by R. Miller to give James Hinton a raise from
$8.00 to $9.00/ hour. Motion approved as written. James has been working at
the land fill for quite some time, and is very dependable. It was mentioned to
the board by some individuals that we should raise his pay.

I speak for the whole board when I say we thanks to those who are looking out
for others that we may over look, unintentionally of course. Once again thanks
for the feed back!

Meeting adjourned @ 8:33 pm

Written by: R. Guyer