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January 3, 2018 Agenda
Joint Sheffield/Wheelock Select Board Meeting
Municipal Building
6:00 PM

 

Any Additions, Deletions or Amendments to Agenda
Report on Keniston and Dane Educational Fund
Report on Transfer Station Operations
Possible Executive Session for Review of Transfer Station employee salaries
Development of 2018 Transfer Station Budget
Any other non-binding business that may properly be brought before the meeting

Adjournment

January 3, 2018 Agenda
Sheffield Select Board Meeting
Sheffield Municipal Building
Following Joint Select Board Meeting

Any Additions, Deletions or Amendments to Agenda
Correspondence
Amended Personnel policy
Any other non-binding business that may properly be brought before the meeting

Adjournment

January 3, 2018 Minutes

Joint Select Board Meeting

Sheffield and Wheelock, Vermont

Sheffield Municipal Building

6:00 PM

 

 

Select Board Members attending:

Sheffield- Walter Smith (Chairperson), Maxwell (Max) Aldrich

Wheelock- Damon Smith, David Lee

William St. Peter, Sheffield Town Clerk

Wendy Scofield, Sheffield Assistant Town Clerk (recorder)

Edward Richardson, Edward York, Greg Gallagher, John Wolfe

 

The meeting was called to order at 6:01 PM with Walter Smith, Chairperson welcoming the Wheelock Select Board and residents with the following business being transacted:

 

Any Additions, Deletions or Amendments to Agenda:

There were none.

 

Report on Keniston and Dane Educational Fund

William St Peter reported in Sally Wood-Simon’s stead that due to the system now being used to allocate grants, the financial report to the Joint Select Boards is not be available for this meeting. Walter Smith requested that a financial report be sent to the individual boards before February 7, 2018.

 

Max Aldrich asked how many students are using the fund to help with their educational costs. The number of Sheffield students has dropped in the past year to four students.

 

Report on Transfer Station Operations

Walter Smith stated that the Transfer Station is running smoothly and he thanked the employees and towns’ residents for how well the station is operating.

 

The 2018 budget for the Transfer Station was reviewed as presented. The budget included the purchase of stickers for the bags instead of buying trash bags. This budget was rejected by the board. Max Aldrich made the motion to accept the budget with the money for trash bag purchase included, instead of stickers. Seconded by Walter. Motion passed.

 

At this time, Walter Smith recognized John Wolfe. He registered a complaint about how he was treated at the Transfer Station. The Board agreed that verbal abuse is not tolerated. Regarding the barrels that he removed from the Transfer Station, Mr. Smith requested that the next time Mr. Wolfe brought his trash, to bring the barrels back. The Board apologized for the treatment he received at the Station.

 

Possible executive session for review of Transfer Station employee salaries 

William St. Peter updated the Boards that the meeting is allowed to be adjourned for executive session but is not required according to the Open Meeting Law. Choosing not to go into executive session, David Lee asked about sick time specifically for Transfer Station employees. Walter Smith made the motion to approve two (2) days sick time for the employees. Seconded by Max Aldrich. Motion passed.

Walter Smith made the motion to approve a fifty cent per hour raise for each Transfer Station employee. Seconded by Max Aldrich. Motion passed.

 

Development of 2018 Transfer Station Budget

See above agenda item on operations.

 

Any other non-binding business that may properly be brought before the meeting

There was no other business.

 

Adjournment

 All business being concluded, the motion was made by Max Aldrich to adjourn, seconded by Walter Smith and passed unanimously. The meeting adjourned at 6:31 PM.

  

Respectfully submitted,

William St. Peter

Town Clerk

  

Approved                                               Approved

Select Board                                          Select Board

Town of Sheffield                                  Town of Wheelock

 

___________________________________                                         ______________

Walter Smith, Chairman                                Damon Smith, Chairman

                                                       

___Absent_             ______________                                    __Absent__________

Charles Gilman                                       Dennis Sawyer

 

 

January 3, 2018 Minutes

Sheffield Select Board Meeting

Municipal Building

Following Joint Sheffield/ Wheelock Select Board Meeting

 

Present: Walter Smith (Chairperson) and Max Aldrich, Select Board

William St. Peter, Town Clerk

Wendy Scofield, Assistant Town Clerk (recorder)

Edward Richardson, Edward York, Greg Gallagher

 

Absent: Charles Gilman

The meeting was called to order at 6:32PM PM by Walter Smith as Chairman with a quorum of the Select Board. The following business being transacted:

 

Any Additions, Deletions or Amendments to Agenda

There were none.

 

Correspondence

State of Vermont, Department of Taxes- 2017 Equalization Study Results

The Common Level of Appraisal (CLA) for 2017 was 101.2%. [“A CLA below 80% indicates the need for reappraisal.”] Sheffield properties are generally listed for more than its fair market value.

 

Vermont League of Cities and Towns News, “Drainage Management Standards for Town Highway Access Policies” article. Wendy e-mailed the author regarding the drainage problems on Ingalls Drive and will await her response.

 

Amended Personnel policy

William St. Peter submitted an amended Personnel Policy for General Employees and Elected Officials which included clarification of qualifications to receive benefits and number of hours paid for a holiday. Max Aldrich made the motion to approve the policy, seconded by Walter Smith. Motion passed.

 

Any other non-binding business that may properly be brought before the meeting. 

Ed Richardson submitted the Town Hall budget for 2018. Included in the budget is an estimate for sanding and finishing the Town Hall floor and the cost of a new cook stove. Ed explained the need for both of these expanses.

 

The Town Hall ran out of heating oil this week. The delivery company had scheduled a delivery but due to the cold, the hall ran out of oil. Ed suggested that a red light be installed in a window to provide an alert that the furnace is not running.

 

Adjournment

With no further business, Max Aldrich made the motion to adjourn. Seconded by Walter Smith. Motion passed. Meeting adjourned at 6:47 PM.

Respectfully submitted,
William St. Peter
Town Clerk

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Walter Smith, Chairman

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Maxwell Aldrich

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Charles Gilman (Absent)

 

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 Note that all documents, minutes, notices, statements, etc. appearing on this web site have been duly signed and/or witnessed, as appropriate, whether said original signature(s) appears or not. Contact Mr. William St. Peter, Sheffield Town Clerk at (802) 626-8862 (Tel) or (802) 626-0424 (Fax) or townclerk@sheffieldvt.org regarding access to the aforementioned documents, minutes, notices, statements, etc.

Disclaimer: The information posted here is accurate at the time of posting. As always, changes may occur and will be posted as soon as possible.