Morgan Select Board Meeting
Held on September 28, 2015 @ 6:00 PM
Selectmen’s Draft Agenda/Minutes
September 28th, 2015
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.
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
8. Orders #150012 to review and sign.
A motion was made and seconded to approve and sign warrant #150012 in the
Payroll: $ 7,544.88
Acct. Payable: $ 8,077.02
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
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
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.