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********************  January 2018  ********************

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

_________________________________________________
Walter Smith, Chairman

 ____             _______________________________________
Maxwell Aldrich

 __________________________________________________
Charles Gilman (Absent)

 

********************  February 2018  ********************

 

Meeting not held.

********************  March 2018  ********************

March 7, 2018 Agenda
Sheffield Select Board Meeting
Sheffield Municipal Building
6:00 PM

Any Additions, Deletions or Amendments to Agenda

Elect a Chairperson for the ensuing year

Will the Board authorize the Chairperson to sign routine paperwork and documents on behalf of the Board including but not limited to excess weight permits

Will the Board authorize the Road Foreman to sign routine highway maintenance paperwork and documents including but not limited to road access permits and approval of invoices

Appoint Officers for Ensuing Year

Determine a newspaper to print the town’s announcements, ads, etc.

Correspondence: Review proposal from Passumpsic Bank for taking credit cards from purchasers of town services and use of debit cards for town employees for town approved purchases.

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

Adjournment

March 7, 2018 Minutes
Sheffield Select Board Meeting
Municipal Building

 

Present: Walter Smith (Chairperson) and Max Aldrich, Charles Gilman, Select Board
William St. Peter, Town Clerk
Wendy Scofield, Assistant Town Clerk (recorder)
Edward Richardson

The meeting was called to order at 6:00PM 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.

Elect a Chairperson for the ensuing year
Charles Gilman made the motion to elect Walter Smith chairperson for the ensuing year. Seconded by Max Aldrich. Motion passed. Walter Smith acknowledged Max Aldrich and Charles Gilman for their more than 70 years of combined town leadership.

Will the Board authorize the Chairperson to sign routine paperwork and documents on behalf of the Board including but not limited to excess weight permits
Max Aldrich made the motion to authorize the Chairperson to sign as above on behalf of the Board. Seconded by Charles Gilman. Motion passed.
Will the Board authorize the Road Foreman to sign routine highway maintenance paperwork and documents including but not limited to road access permits and approval of invoices
Walter Smith made the motion to authorize the Road Foreman to sign highway paperwork as above. Seconded by Charles Gilman. Motion passed.

Appoint Officers for Ensuing Year
Max Aldrich made the motion to accept the slate of officers for the ensuing year with the addition of Robert Blodgett as the Sheffield Representative to Lyndon Rescue. Seconded by Charles Gilman. Motion passed.

Assistant Town Clerk

Wendy Scofield

Assistant Treasurer

Wendy Scofield

Assistant Clerk/ Assistant Treasurer

Kathy Newland, as needed
Candace Dane, as needed

Cemetery Commissioners

Selectboard

Deputy Registrars

Stephen Robertson (Guibord/Sayles Funeral Home)
Rodney Sayles

Dog Warden and Pound Keeper

Candace Dane

Emergency Management Coordinator

Marc Brown

E911 Coordinator

William St. Peter

Fence Viewers

Listers

Forest Fire Warden

Marc Brown

Health Officer

Select Board Chairperson

Inspector of Wood

Leslie Newland

Lyndon Rescue, Inc.

Robert Blodgett

NEK Waste Management District

Preston Smith

Town Service Officer

William St. Peter

Tree Warden

Edward Jewell

Weigher of Coal

Charles Gilman

 

Determine a newspaper to print the town’s announcements, ads, etc.
Max Aldrich made the motion to have the Caledonian Record be the primary newspaper for town announcements. Seconded by Walter Smith. Motion passed.

Correspondence
Letter from NEKWMD about increase in cost of compost totes from 12.50 to 13.50 per tote.

Review proposal from Passumpsic Bank for taking credit cards from purchasers of town services and use of debit cards for town employees for town approved purchases.
Materials reviewed. Item tabled until the Board can meet with the Bank representatives.

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

Max Aldrich reported that Sheffield had done some road work for Wheelock on a stormy Saturday when the Wheelock road crew needed help. The board agreed with Max that Sheffield will not charge Wheelock for this work.

Sheffield and Wheelock are now responsible for the metal box at the Transfer Station. All Metals recycling will be picking up the waste metals and sending the money to Sheffield for deposit into the Sheffield/ Wheelock Transfer Station account now.

Adjournment
With no further business, Walter Smith made the motion to adjourn. Seconded by Max Aldrich. Motion passed. Meeting adjourned at 6:14 PM.

Respectfully submitted,
William St. Peter
Town Clerk

_________________________________________________
Walter Smith, Chairman

 ____             _______________________________________
Maxwell Aldrich

 __________________________________________________
Charles Gilman (Absent)

 

********************  April 2018  ********************

April 4, 2018 Agenda

Sheffield Select Board Meeting

Municipal Building

6:00 PM

 

 

 

Any Additions, Deletions or Amendments to Agenda 

Hear from Passumpsic Savings Bank Representatives, Amy South and Jackie Greaves: Taking credit/ debit cards in the office and having a Town debit card. 

Correspondence 

Date of July Select Board Meeting: Office closed on July 4th 

Sheffield’s Emergency Plan- Marc Brown 
Any other non-binding business that may properly be brought before the meeting
Adjournment

 

April 4, 2018 Minutes
Sheffield Select Board Meeting
Municipal Building
6:00 PM

Present: Walter Smith (Chairperson) and Max Aldrich, Charles Gilman, Select Board
William St. Peter, Town Clerk, Wendy Scofield, Assistant Town Clerk (recorder)
Edward Richardson, Amy South and Jackie Greaves from Passumpsic Savings Bank

The meeting was called to order at 6:02 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
Review Caledonia County Sheriff Office contract. Item placed in correspondence in the agenda.

Hear from Passumpsic Savings Bank Representatives, Amy South and Jackie Greaves: Taking credit/ debit cards in the office and having a Town debit card.
Ms. South explained the process for allowing the Town Office to take credit/ debit card payments. Initial costs incudes purchase of a swipe machine, application fee and set-up.
Persons using the service will be charged a three percent (3%) convenience fee by the bank for using a credit or debit card either electronically or in the office as a point of sale purchase.
No credit information will be kept by the Town of Sheffield.

Charles Gilman made the motion to approve the proposal to take credit/ debit cards with the Town Treasurer and Assistant Town Treasurer monitoring the card transactions and being signatories of the account. Seconded by Max Aldrich. Motion passed.

Correspondence
Review Caledonia County Sheriff Office contract.
Max Aldrich made the motion to accept the County Sheriff’s contract to patrol in Sheffield from May 1 to October 31, 2018. Seconded by Charles Gilman. Motion passed.

Date of July Select Board Meeting: Office closed on July 4th
Sheffield Select Board will meet on July 11, 2018 at 6:00 PM at the Town Office.

Sheffield’s Emergency Plan- Marc Brown
Max Aldrich has signed the Emergency Plan for 2018.

Any other non-binding business that may properly be brought before the meeting.
Ed Richardson reported that re-finishing of the Town Hall floor will start on April 9, 2018 and will take 7 to 10 days. Regularly scheduled meetings will take place downstairs during this time.
The stove in the Town Hall kitchen will be replaced in May 2018.

Adjournment
With no further business, Max Aldrich made the motion to adjourn. Seconded by Charles Gilman. Motion passed. Meeting adjourned at 6:30 PM.

Respectfully submitted,
William St. Peter
Town Clerk

_________________________________________________
Walter Smith, Chairman

 ____             _______________________________________
Maxwell Aldrich

 __________________________________________________
Charles Gilman

 

********************  May 2018 ********************

May 2, 2018 Agenda
Sheffield Select Board Meeting
Municipal Building
6:00 PM

 

 

 

Any Additions, Deletions or Amendments to Agenda
Correspondence 
Appointment of second representative to NVDA
Discuss the Town Providing Road Side Pick-up of Green-up Bags on May 5
Discussion of VT Statute title 20, Chapter 193, §3590, List of dogs  and wolf-hybrids not licensed.First reading of policies: Conflict of Interest, Records Management.
Any other non-binding business that may properly be brought before the meeting
Adjournment

 

May 2, 2018 Minutes

Sheffield Select Board Meeting

Municipal Building

6:00 PM

 

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

William St. Peter, Town Clerk, Wendy Scofield, Assistant Town Clerk (recorder)

Guests- Edward Richardson, Shelley Twitchell, Bernie Dunbar

 

The meeting was called to order at 5:58 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

Acceptance of Fiscal Year ’18, Final Cash Flow report from State of Vermont.

Appraisal for damage in March 13, 2018 accident with 2018 Freightliner.

 

Appointment of second representative to NVDA

Max Aldrich made the motion to appoint Al Robertson as the second representative to NVDA, in accordance to the request of the Sheffield Planning Commission. Seconded by Charles Gilman. Motion passed.

 

Discuss the Town Providing Road Side Pick-up of Green-up Bags on May 5

Green Up Day volunteers should put green bags at the end of their road for Monday pick up by the town, or volunteers may bring the bags to the Transfer Station.

 

Discussion of VT Statute title 20, Chapter 193, §3590, List of dogs and wolf-hybrids not licensed.

Census of unlicensed dogs will continue without change.

 

First reading of policies: Conflict of Interest, Records Management.

The Select Board was given copies of these two policies. The policies will be reviewed at the next Select Board meeting.

 

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

Shelley Twitchell and Bernie Dunbar presented their request for the Town to take over the Class IV section of Dunn Mountain Road and Gilman Field Road (private road), if the roads were brought up to Class III standards. Max Aldrich explained some of the things that would need to be done, including: putting in a new stream culvert, getting a right of way that is 3 rods or 49.5 feet on the private road, checking with Wheelock land records, since the road goes through Wheelock and checking the easement from the Piperville property. Max will check on the hydrological study that had previously been done.

 

Ed Richardson reported that the Town Hall floor refinishing is done. The Food Pantry is now using heavy paper mats in the high traffic areas. He also reported that he and Audrey are stepping down as chairpersons for Field Day. The committee is looking for new chairpersons. The Field Day may not happen without new leadership.

 

Max Aldrich reported that he is meeting with Patrick Ross of Vermont Environmental Conservation in St. Johnsbury to consider stream management on Ingalls Drive.  A representative from VT Agency of Natural Resources viewed the site and spoke to Max Aldrich earlier this week. Ingalls Drive is a private road. The Town is not responsible for maintaining the road.

 

Rod Dwyer from VAST asked Max Aldrich if the gates behind the Municipal Building are for sale. The gates are not in use, nor is there a planned Town use for them. The Board agreed that VAST could take the gates with the recommendation that VAST make a donation to the Sheffield Wheelock Fire Department.

 

The Town has an appointment at Charliebois Truck Center in two weeks to have the 2018 Freightliner repaired. Partial payment has been received from Vermont League of Cities and Towns for the repairs.

 

Max Aldrich has an appointment with Jim Reese from the state to review storm water report and mapping for the village.

 

Small trash bags order has arrived. The Board asked that an order be placed when the inventory of either the large or the small bags reaches a six month supply. The order for small bags was placed on January 10, 2018.

 

Adjournment

With no further business, Charles Gilman made the motion to adjourn. Seconded by Max Aldrich. Motion passed. Meeting adjourned at 6:41 PM.

 

Respectfully submitted,


William St. Peter
Town Clerk

_________________________________________________
Walter Smith, Chairman

 ____             _______________________________________
Max Aldrich

 __________________________________________________
Charles Gilman


********************  June 2018 ********************

June 6, 2018 Agenda
Sheffield Select Board Meeting
Municipal Building
6:00 PM  

Any Additions, Deletions or Amendments to Agenda
Correspondence
Policy reading: Records Management and Conflicts of Interest and Ethical Conduct
Any other non-binding business that may properly be brought before the meeting
Adjournment

June 6, 2018 Minutes
Sheffield Select Board Meeting
Municipal Building
6:00 PM

Present: Walter Smith (Chairperson), Max Aldrich and Charles Gilman, Select Board
William St. Peter, Town Clerk, Wendy Scofield, Assistant Town Clerk (recorder)
Guests- Edward Richardson

The meeting was called to order at 6:03 PM by Walter Smith, as Chairman, with an acknowledgement of today being the anniversary of D-Day and of the sacrifices of the soldiers during the invasion of Normandy.

The following business being transacted:

Any Additions, Deletions or Amendments to Agenda
There were none.

Correspondence
Northeast Kingdom Waste Management District letter notifying municipalities of the requirement to place a recycling bin next to every trash bin at town events.

Policy reading: Records Management and Conflicts of Interest and Ethical Conduct
Motion made by Max Aldrich to approve the records management and conflicts of interest and ethical conduct policies. Seconded by Charles Gilman. Motion passed. Policies are accepted.

Any other non-binding business that may properly be brought before the meeting.
Wendy Scofield asked for guidance from the Board on service organization appropriations. Walter Smith said to send a letter to the organizations who request town appropriations that details Sheffield’s process. Max Aldrich asked for a report on what other towns approve for appropriations.

Max Aldrich made a motion to authorize Walter Smith to sign a letter addressed to a resident of one of the two towns about unacceptable actions at the Sheffield Wheelock Transfer Station. Seconded by Charles Gilman. Motion passed. The Select Board in Wheelock will be considering a similar motion at their next meeting.

Charles Gilman asked for more information about the Town’s question about the carryover of earned time at Lyndon Rescue. Bob Blodgett, the Town’s representative to Lyndon Rescue will be contacted.

Max Aldrich reported that the 2018 Freightliner truck’s repairs are almost finished following the accident in March. The truck will go to Viking-Cives for body work.
Class II road projects have been approved by the state. Sheffield’s Letter of Intent on Act 64, clean water act has been submitted.

Sheffield Field Day will happen this year. Three directors and one coordinator were appointed to continue plans for Field Day.

William St. Peter reported that the Town will be able to take credit cards when the web portal is set up and a swipe machine is purchased.

Adjournment
With no further business, Charles Gilman made the motion to adjourn. Seconded by Max Aldrich. Motion passed. Meeting adjourned at 6:32 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

William St. Peter
Town Clerk

_________________________________________________
Walter Smith, Chairman

 ____             _______________________________________
Max Aldrich

 __________________________________________________
Charles Gilman

 

Policy Regarding Records Management

For the Town of Sheffield, Vermont

June 2018

 

Purpose. The Town of Sheffield’s Office of the Town Clerk is responsible for creating, managing and disposing of records in accordance with State and Federal laws and regulations. This policy is to ensure that the Office conforms to these mandates. The town is authorized under Vermont State law to adopt and enforce reasonable rules to prevent disruption of operations in responding to records requests, to preserve the security of public records, and to protect public records from damage.

 

Applicability. This policy applies to all individuals elected or statutorily-appointed to perform records management functions of the Town of Sheffield, Vermont.

 

Section 1: All written or recorded information, regardless of physical form or characteristics, produced or acquired in the course of Office business shall be managed in accordance with record schedules approved by the Vermont State Archivist.

 

Section 2: Public records, regardless of format, are available for inspection and copying unless there is specific statute exempting the record from public disclosure [1 V.S.A. 317(c)]. This policy applies to requests for public records in the custody of the Town Clerk.

 

Definitions. For the purposes of this policy, the following definitions shall apply:

    Agency: a board or committee, department, commission or authority of the Town of Sheffield.

    Custodian: the person who had charge of a public record.

    General Record Schedules and Agency-Specific Record Schedules: schedules, approved by the Vermont State Archivist that govern the management of records, specifically access, retention and disposition.

    Disposition Orders: guidelines for disposing of records issued between 1938 and 2008 by the Vermont Public Records Advisory Board Disposition orders may still apply to Office records if the requirements in the order do not conflict with current legal or administrative requirements of the Office and have not been superseded by a records schedule.

    Operational/ Managerial Records (GRS 1000.1103): records that relate to the internal management or operation of a specific program.

    Public Record: any written or recorded information, regardless of physical form or characteristics, which is produced or acquired in the course of public agency business.

    Transitory records (GRS-1000.1103): records that are only needed for a limited period of time in order to complete a routine action or prepare or update a formal or on-going record.

 

Uniform Laws, Standards and Procedures

    1. 1 VSA 315-320: Access to Public Records, including 1 VSA 317a: Disposition of Public Records.

    2. 3 VSA 117: Vermont State Archives and Records Administration

    3. 3 VSA 218: Agency/ Department Records Management Program

    4. 04 000 CVR 002 Uniform Schedule of Public Record Charges for State Agencies

    5. Archives and Records Management Handbook issued by VSARA (State Archives)

 

Section 1: Records Schedules

The Town Clerk’s Office will follow the General Records Schedules (GRS) as approved by the Vermont State Archivist to manage public records. See Appendix for schedules. Retention of records will meet or exceed minimum retention requirements. The Office will follow the Agency Specific Record Schedule (SRS) for Municipal Clerks. See Appendix for Agency schedules. Retention time frames will not differ from those specified in the SRS.

  

Section 2: Public Record Inspection Copying and Transmission

 

INSPECTION OF PUBLIC RECORDS

In responding to a request to inspect or copy a record, the Custodian will consult with the requestor, if necessary to clarify the request or to obtain additional information that will assist the Custodian in responding to the request and in facilitating production of the requested record for inspection or copying. When a requestor seeks a voluminous amount of separate and distinct records, the Custodian may ask the requestor to narrow the scope of the public records request.

Upon receipt of a request to inspect a public record, the Custodian will promptly produce the record for inspection, except in cases that:

    1. The Custodian will inform the requestor in writing if the record does not exist under the name given by the requestor or by any other name known to the Custodian.

    2. If the Custodian withholds the record as exempt from public access, the Custodian will inform the requestor of this fact in writing within three business days from receipt of the request. The Custodian will identify the record or portion of record withheld, the statutory basis for withholding the record, and a brief statement of the reasons and supporting facts for denial. The Custodian will also inform the requestor of the right to appeal this determination to the Town Select Board. It is the policy of the town that all exempt records, as outlined in 1§ 317, will be withheld from disclosure.

 

3. If the record is in active use or in storage and therefore not readily available at the time of the request, the Custodian will inform the requestor of this fact in writing and set a date and hour within one calendar week of the request when the record will be available for inspection. For the purpose of this policy, a “business day” means a day that the Custodian’s office is open to provide services. The time limits described above may be extended in writing up to ten business days from receipt of the records request based on:

    a. The need to search for, collect, and appropriately examine a voluminous amount of separate and distinct records which are demanded in a single request; or

b. The need for consultation with the town attorney or other town officers or departments having a substantial interest in the determination of the request.

If the time limits described above are extended, the Custodian will inform the requestor of such fact in writing, setting forth the reasons for the extension and specifying the date upon which the Custodian will respond to the request. The Custodian will not withhold any record in its entirety on the basis that it contains some exempt content if the record is otherwise subject to disclosure; instead, the Custodian will redact the information he or she considers to be exempt and produce the record accompanied by an explanation of the basis for denial of the redacted information.

 

PROTECTION OF PUBLIC RECORDS REQUESTED FOR INSPECTION.

In order that all public records in the custody of the Custodian may be protected from damage or loss, such records may only be inspected in locations in the town offices as designated by the Custodian. No public record may be removed from a designated location, marked, altered, defaced, torn, damaged, destroyed, disassembled, or removed from its proper order. The Custodian or other staff person may be present during the inspection of a public record. No person shall be allowed to copy a public record using copying equipment other than that owned by the town unless approved by the Custodian. When inspection of an electronic record is requested and the inspection of the original electronic record would create a disruption in operations of the town or would jeopardize the security or condition of the original record, the Custodian will provide an electronic copy of the original record in the format in which the record is maintained, less any exempt information redacted from the record, at no cost to the requestor.

 

COPIES OF PUBLIC RECORDS.

Upon receipt of a request to make a copy of a public record, the Custodian will make and produce a copy subject to the following:

    1. Charges. Except where otherwise provided by law, the Custodian will charge and collect the following costs for making a copy of a public record:

    a. The town fee schedule as determined by the uniform schedule of charges established by the Secretary of State; and

    b. The cost of staff time associated with complying with a request for a copy of a public record when the time exceeds 30 minutes as determined under the uniform schedule of charges established by the Secretary of State.

All charges for copies and staff time must be paid in full prior to delivery of the requested copies. Upon request, the Custodian will provide an estimate of the cost of making a copy of a public record prior to complying with the request.

 

Standard formats. The Custodian will make a copy of a public record in the following standard format: a. For any public record maintained by the Custodian in paper form, the Custodian will make a paper copy of the record; b. For any public record maintained by Custodian in electronic form, the Custodian will make either a paper printout of the record or an electronic copy of the record in the format in which the record is maintained, as directed by the requestor. A request for a copy in a format other than those mentioned above is “non-standard.” The Custodian may provide a copy of a public record in a non-standard format (e.g., conversion of a paper public record to electronic format).

 

CREATION OF PUBLIC RECORDS. The Custodian will not create a public record that does not exist.

 

TRANSMISSION OF PUBLIC RECORDS. The Custodian will transmit a public record.

 

DENIAL OF A PUBLIC RECORD REQUEST. If the Custodian denies a public record request in whole or in part, the denial may be appealed to the Town Select Board. In accordance with 1 V.S.A. § 318(c)(1), the Select Board will make a written determination on the appeal within five business days after receipt of the appeal. A decision of the Select Board may be reviewable by the Vermont Superior Court pursuant to 1 V.S.A. § 319.

  

The foregoing Policy is hereby adopted by the Town of Sheffield, Vermont, this _______ day of  ________, 2018.

 

Effective Date. This policy shall become effective immediately upon its adoption by the Town of Sheffield Select Board.

 

Signatures:_____________________________

 

               _______________________________

 

               _______________________________

 

 

Policy Regarding Conflicts of Interest and Ethical Conduct

For the Town of Sheffield, Vermont

June 2018

 

 

Purpose. Under the authority granted in 24 V.S.A. § 2291(20), the Town of Sheffield, Vermont hereby adopts the following policy concerning conflicts of interest and ethical conduct.

The purpose of this policy is to ensure that the business of this municipality will be conducted in such a way that no public officer of the municipality will gain a personal or financial advantage from his or her work for the municipality and so that the public trust in its officers will be preserved. It is also the intent of this policy to ensure that all decisions made by public officers are based on the best interests of the municipality.

 

Applicability. This policy applies to all individuals elected or statutorily-appointed to perform executive, administrative, legislative, or quasi-judicial functions of the Town of Sheffield, Vermont.

 

Definitions. For the purposes of this policy, the following definitions shall apply:

 

A.    Conflict of interest means any of the following:

 

  1. A real or seeming incompatibility between a public officer’s private interests and his or her public or fiduciary interests to the municipality he or she serves. A conflict of interest arises when there is a direct or indirect personal or financial interest of a public officer or a person or group closely tied with the officer including his or her spouse, household member, child, stepchild, parent, grandparent, grandchild, sibling, aunt or uncle, brother- or sister-in-law, business associate, or employer or employee in the outcome of an official act or action, or any other matter pending before the officer or before the public body in which the public officer holds office. A conflict of interest may take any of the four following forms:
    1. A direct financial conflict of interest arises when a public officer acts on a matter that has a direct financial impact on that officer.
    2. An indirect financial conflict of interest arises when a public officer acts on a matter that has a financial impact on a person or group closely tied to the officer.
    3. A direct personal conflict of interest arises when a public officer acts on a matter that has a direct impact on the officer in a non-financial way but is of significant importance to the officer.
    4. An indirect personal conflict of interest arises when a public officer acts on a matter in which the officer’s judgment may be affected because of a familial or personal relationship or membership in some organization and a desire to help that person or organization further its own interests.

 

    2. A situation where a public officer has publicly displayed a prejudgment of the merits of a particular quasi-judicial proceeding. This shall not apply to a member’s particular political views or general opinion on a given issue.

 

    3. A situation where a public officer has not disclosed ex parte communication(s) related to a quasi-judicial proceeding that is before the body to which that officer belongs.

 

A "conflict of interest" does not arise in the case of an official act or action in which the public officer has a personal or financial interest in the outcome, such as in the establishment of a tax rate, that is no greater than that of other persons generally affected by the decision.

 

B. Emergency means an imminent threat or peril to the public health, safety, or welfare.

 

C. Ex Parte Communication means direct or indirect communication between a member of a public body and any party, party’s representative, party’s counsel or any person interested in the outcome of a quasi-judicial proceeding, that occurs outside the proceeding and concerns the substance or merits of the proceeding.

 

D. Official act or action means any legislative, administrative or quasi-judicial act performed by any public officer while acting on behalf of the municipality. This term does not apply to ministerial acts or actions wherein no discretionary judgment is exercised.

 

E. Public body means any board, council, commission, or committee of the municipality.

 

F. Public interest means an interest of the municipality, conferred generally upon all residents of the municipality.

 

G. Public officer means a person elected or statutorily-appointed to perform executive, administrative, legislative, or quasi-judicial functions for the municipality. This term does not include municipal employees.

 

H. Quasi-judicial proceeding means a case in which the legal rights of one or more persons who are granted party status are adjudicated, which is conducted in such a way that all parties have opportunities to present evidence and to cross-examine witnesses presented by other parties, and which results in a written decision, the result of which is appealable by a party to a higher authority.

 

Prohibited Conduct.

 

A.    A public officer shall not participate in any official act or action if he or she has a conflict of interest, whether real or perceived, in the matter under consideration.

 

B. A public officer shall not personally – or through any member of his or her household, business associate, employer or employee – represent, appear for, or negotiate in a private capacity on behalf of any person or organization that has an interest in an official act or action pending before the public body in which the public officer holds office.

 

C. A public officer shall not accept gifts or other offerings for personal gain by virtue of his or her public office that are not available to the public in general.

 

D.    A public officer will not request or accept any reward, gift, or favor for taking an official act or action or advocating for or against an official act or action.

 

E. A public officer shall not use resources unavailable to the general public – including but not limited to municipal staff time, equipment, supplies, or facilities – for private gain or personal purposes.

 

F. A public officer who is a member of a public body shall not give the impression that he or she has the authority to make decisions or take actions on behalf of that body.

 

Disclosure. A public officer who, while serving on a public body, may have a conflict of interest, whether real or perceived, in a matter under consideration by that public body shall, prior to taking an official act or action or participating in any official act or action on the matter, publicly disclose at a public meeting or public hearing that he or she has an actual or perceived conflict of interest in the matter under consideration and disclose the nature of the actual or perceived conflict of interest. Alternatively, a public officer may request that another public officer recuse him or herself from a matter due to a conflict of interest, whether real or perceived.1

 

Consideration of Recusal. Once there has been a disclosure of an actual or perceived conflict of interest, other public officers shall be afforded an opportunity to ask questions or make comments about the situation. If a previously unknown conflict is discovered during a meeting or hearing conducted by a public body of the municipality, the public body shall take evidence pertaining to the conflict and, if appropriate, adjourn to an executive session to address the conflict.

 

Recusal.

 

A.  Recusal of Appointed and Elected Officers. A public officer, whether appointed or elected, shall declare whether he or she will recuse him or herself and explain the basis for that decision. If the public officer has an actual or perceived conflict of interest but believes that he or she is able to act fairly, objectively, and in the public interest, in spite of the conflict, he or she shall state why he or she believes that he or she is able to act in the matter fairly, objectively, and in the public interest.2 Otherwise, the public officer shall recuse him or herself from the matter under consideration. A public officer that recuses him or herself may, but not must, explain the basis for that decision.

 

B. Recusal of Appointed Officers. The failure of an appointed public officer to recuse himself or herself in spite of a conflict of interest, whether real or perceived, may be grounds for discipline or removal from office.3

 

Recording. The minutes of the meeting or the written decision / minutes from the meeting / hearing shall document the actions.

 

Post-Recusal Procedure.

 

A.   A public officer who has recused himself or herself from participating in an official act or action by a public body shall not sit with the public body, deliberate with the public body, or participate in the discussions about that official act or action in any manner in his or her capacity as a public officer, though such member may still participate as a member of the public or private party, if applicable.

 

B. The public body may adjourn the proceedings to a time, date, and place certain if, after a recusal, it may not be possible to take action through the concurrence of a majority of the total membership of the public body. The public body may then resume the proceeding with sufficient members present.

   

Enforcement.

 

A.  Enforcement Against Elected Officers; Consequences for Failure to Follow the Conflict of Interest Procedures. In cases in which an elected public officer has engaged in any of the prohibited conduct, or has not followed the conflict of interest procedures, the Town of Sheffield Select Board may, in its discretion, take any of the following disciplinary actions against such elected officer as it deems appropriate:   

 

    1. The chair of the Town of Sheffield Select Board may meet informally with the public officer to discuss the possible conflict of interest violation. This shall not take place in situations where the chair and the public officer together constitute a quorum of a public body.

    2. The Town of Sheffield Select Board may meet to discuss the conduct of the public officer. Executive session may be used for such discussion in accordance with 1 V.S.A. § 313(a)(4). The public officer may request that this meeting occur in public. If appropriate, the Town of Sheffield Select Board may admonish the offending public officer in private.

    3. The Town of Sheffield Select Board may admonish the offending public officer at an open meeting and reflect this action in the minutes of the meeting. The public officer shall be given the opportunity to respond to the admonishment.

    4. Upon majority vote in an open meeting, the Town of Sheffield Select Board may request (but not order) that the offending public officer resign from his or her office.

 

B. Enforcement Against Appointed Officers. The Town of Sheffield Select Board may choose to follow any of the steps articulated in the section of this policy listed under enforcement. In addition to or in lieu of any of those steps, the Town of Sheffield, Select Board may choose to remove an appointed officer from office, subject to state law.

 

Exception. The recusal provisions stated here shall not apply if the Town of Sheffield Select Board determines that an emergency exists or that actions of a quasi-judicial public body otherwise could not take place. In such a case, a public officer who has reason to believe he or she has a conflict of interest shall only be required to disclose such conflict.

 

Effective Date. This policy shall become effective immediately upon its adoption by the Town of Sheffield Select Board.

  

Signatures: _______________________________

 

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Date:          _______________________________

 

 

********************  July 2018  ********************

July 11, 2018 Agenda
Sheffield Select Board Meeting
Municipal Building
6:00 PM  

Any Additions, Deletions or Amendments to Agenda
Correspondence
Keniston Hill Road: Joseph Gilroy, driveway problem
Old Duck Pond Road: Discussion on request to pay for driver’s tires
Al Robertson: Introduce Vermont Wood Pellet search for building wood pellet plant.
Review of Town Seal
Fax Machine: Discussion on possible sale
Typewriter: Discussion on possible sale.
Any other non-binding business that may properly be brought before the meeting
Adjournment

July 11, 2018 Minutes
Sheffield Select Board Meeting
Municipal Building
6:00 PM

Present: Walter Smith (Chairperson), Max Aldrich and Charles Gilman, Select Board
William St. Peter, Town Clerk; Wendy Scofield, Assistant Town Clerk (recorder)
Guests- Al Robertson, Joseph and Carol Gilroy

The meeting was called to order at 6:03 PM by Walter Smith, as Chairman, with
the following business being transacted:

Any Additions, Deletions or Amendments to Agenda
There were none.

Correspondence
Report of Sheffield Fire District water testing. Water quality found to be within acceptable parameters.
Vermont Department of Taxes has set the homestead and non-residential education tax rates for Sheffield. The town tax rate will be set at the next select board meeting with bills to go out following.
Sheffield received the follow up report from the Vermont League of Cities and Towns Property and Casualty Inter-municipal Fund who insures the town buildings and vehicles. Remaining item will be taken care of.

Keniston Hill Road: Joseph Gilroy, driveway problem
Postponed in agenda until all interested parties are in attendance.

Old Duck Pond Road: Discussion on request to pay for driver’s tires
A driver said she drove over crushed rock on Old Duck Pond Road which damaged her tires. Walter Smith made the motion to not pay the cost of new tires, seconded by Charles Gilman. Motion passed.

Al Robertson: Introduce Vermont Wood Pellet search for building wood pellet plant.
Vermont Wood Pellets, based in North Clarendon, VT is looking to site a small manufacturing plant in the Northeast Kingdom. The Select Board encouraged the owner to come to Sheffield to see the town and talk with the Board. The town clerk will message the owner to set up a mutually convenient time.

Keniston Hill Road: Joseph Gilroy, driveway problem
Joseph Gilroy presented his complaint about the grading of his driveway to the Board. He said he wanted stone replaced and not to grade. It was explained that the State of Vermont road standards require a 2 to 4 percent grade from the center of the road to the edge. Material from the drive and water flow down the drive creating a berm at the bottom of the drive. This standard makes the grading of the road as it has been done necessary. Mr. Gilroy was asked what he saw as a solution for both the driveway and maintenance of the road. No conclusion was reached. The town will maintain the road according to Vermont road standards.

Review of Town Seal
The assistant town clerk will re-work the seal to show to meet the Board’s suggestions.

Fax Machine: Discussion on possible sale
The Board gave its permission to sell the fax machine.
Typewriter: Discussion on possible sale
The Board gave its permission to sell the typewriter.

Any other non-binding business that may properly be brought before the meeting.
The clerk is working with the bank for the town to take credit cards. Swipe machines are on back order.
Max Aldrich met with the Stream Alteration engineer about the drainage problem on Ingalls Drive. The area needs a 30 inch culvert to divert the water during heavy rains or snow melt. Ingalls Drive is a private road making the culvert replacement the responsibility of the home owners on the road.
Max Aldrich told the board that some ditching for drainage was done on Berry Hill Road. The work by the contracted company was not done as expected. Max felt the invoice should be paid.
Walter Smith made the motion for the Highway Department to purchase a hydro-seeder to seed and mulch ditches, seconded by Charles Gilman. Motion passed.
Walter Smith asked that a letter be drafted, addressing the trash problem on an apparently abandoned property in Town. The assistant clerk will draft the letter.
Charles Gilman requested a half load of gravel or top soil for Union House Cemetery. The road crew can bring the material to the cemetery.

Adjournment
With no further business, Charles Gilman made the motion to adjourn. Seconded by Max Aldrich. Motion passed. Meeting adjourned at 7:12 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

William St. Peter
Town Clerk

_________________________________________________
Walter Smith, Chairman

 ____             _______________________________________
Max Aldrich

 __________________________________________________
Charles Gilman

********************  August 2018  *******************

August 1, 2018 Agenda
Sheffield Select Board Meeting
Municipal Building
6:00 PM  

Any Additions, Deletions or Amendments to Agenda
Correspondence
Chris Hill, representing VASA: Discuss placing trailhead sign in Town Office parking area for parking for vehicles and ATV trailers.
Town Hall Floor- scratches on stage
Listers: Notice of Town re-appraisal
Set 2018 Tax Rate
Any other non-binding business that may properly be brought before the meeting
Adjournment

August 1, 2018 Minutes
Sheffield Select Board Meeting
Municipal Building
6:00 PM

Present: Walter Smith (Chairperson), Max Aldrich and Charles Gilman, Select Board
William St. Peter, Town Clerk; Wendy Scofield, Assistant Town Clerk (recorder)
Guests- Ed Richardson, Chris Hill

The meeting was called to order at 6:03 PM by Walter Smith, as Chairman, with
the following business being transacted:

Any Additions, Deletions or Amendments to Agenda
There were none.

Correspondence
There was none.

Chris Hill, representing VASA: Discuss placing trailhead sign in Town Office parking area for parking for vehicles and ATV trailers.
Chris Hill, President of the Northeast Kingdom Wheelers spoke to the Select Board about putting up a kiosk in the parking lot to serve as an information center for ATV riders. The kiosk is not a permanent structure. It measures 4 foot by 8 foot, 8 foot tall with a small roof. The kiosk would have posters about the expectations of VASA members and the overflow parking area on Old Duck Pond Road.
The Select Board expressed the concern about not having room for the log trucks and other vehicles that use the parking area.
Max Aldrich made the motion to allow the VASA information sign on a probationary basis, seconded by Charles Gilman. Motion passed

Town Hall Floor- scratches on stage
Superficial scratches have been made on the stage floor from objects being slid across the floor. The floor will be fixed with a coat of wax. Ed Richardson will ask the organization that uses the stage to put padding under objects before sliding them across the floor.

Listers: Notice of Town re-appraisal
Co-efficient of dispersal is 22.6, meaning that property sales are too far off from the appraisals in the last year. A co-efficient of dispersal over 20 requires town re-appraisal. Co-efficient of Appraisal is 101. Co-efficient of appraisal of 100 show accurate appraisals.
The Town Clerk spoke with the town’s district advisor on appraisals. The appraisal will be done in-house on focused property categories (i.e. woodlands). With approximately 50% of properties in town receiving re-appraisal notices this year, there is the possibility that the work on re-appraisal has been started.

Set 2018 Tax Rate
Motion made by Max Aldrich to set the combined tax rate for homestead properties at $1.7479 and combined tax rate for non-residential properties at $1.7466.  Seconded by Charles Gilman. Motion passed.

Any other non-binding business that may properly be brought before the meeting.
There have been complaints of defective small trash bags. The Town Clerk was asked to call the company for a solution to the problem.

Adjournment
With no further business, Max Aldrich made the motion to adjourn. Seconded by Charles Gilman
. Motion passed. Meeting adjourned at 6:34 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

William St. Peter
Town Clerk

_________________________________________________
Walter Smith, Chairman

 ____             _______________________________________
Max Aldrich

 __________________________________________________
Charles Gilman

 

********************  September 2018  ********************

September 5, 2018 Agenda
Sheffield Select Board Meeting
Municipal Building
6:00 PM  

Any Additions, Deletions or Amendments to Agenda
Correspondence
Class 4 section of Dunn Mountain Road- Shelley Twitchell
Any other non-binding business that may properly be brought before the meeting
Adjournment

September 5, 2018 Minutes
Sheffield Select Board Meeting
Municipal Building
6:00 PM

Present: Walter Smith (Chairperson), Max Aldrich and Charles Gilman, Select Board
William St. Peter, Town Clerk; Wendy Scofield, Assistant Town Clerk (recorder)
Guests- Shelley Twitchell, Ed Richardson

The meeting was called to order at 6:02 PM by Walter Smith, as Chairman, with
the following business being transacted:

Any Additions, Deletions or Amendments to Agenda- Town Hall

Correspondence
Updates from Vermont League of Cities and Towns on VLCT policy and member ballot for October 3, 2018 VLCT annual meeting.

Class 4 section of Dunn Mountain Road- Shelley Twitchell
Mrs. Twitchell spoke with the Wheelock Select board, who is willing to give Sheffield a right of way on Dunn Mountain Road to the top of the hill. The Wheelock Select board requests a letter from the Sheffield Select board stating that the road will be taken over and maintained if brought up to Class 3 Road standards. Mrs. Twitchell explained that the improvements will be paid for by the residents.
Walter Smith moved to maintain the Class 4 section of Dunn Mountain road to the top of the hill during the winter months, if the road is brought up to Class 3 standards as determined by the State of Vermont Road Standards and maintain this section of road.
Seconded by Charles Gilman. Motion passed.

Any other non-binding business that may properly be brought before the meeting.
Walter Smith asked the Ladies Aid organization to propose a plan, stating its leadership and members and what will become of the books and book cases presently stored on Town property.

Walter Smith asked William St. Peter, treasurer of Field Day to pay the Sheffield Wheelock Transfer Station $64.00 for disposal of trash from Field Day.
Adjournment
With no further business, Max Aldrich made the motion to adjourn. Seconded by Charles Gilman. Motion passed. Meeting adjourned at 6:29 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

William St. Peter
Town Clerk

_________________________________________________
Walter Smith, Chairman

 ____             _______________________________________
Max Aldrich

 __________________________________________________
Charles Gilman

********************  October 2018  ********************

October 3, 2018 Agenda
Sheffield Select Board Meeting
Municipal Building
6:00 PM  

Any Additions, Deletions or Amendments to Agenda

Correspondence

VLCT Insurance Renewal

Automatic CD renewal

VAST Landowner Permission Form

Discuss change in Office Hours

Request Monday and Friday 9am to 3am and Wednesday 9am to 6 pm

Update on Town Hall by Clerk

Check on Financials- end of Q3

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

Adjournment

October 3, 2018 Minutes
Sheffield Select Board Meeting
Municipal Building
6:00 PM

Present: Walter Smith (Chairperson) and Charles Gilman, Select Board

William St. Peter, Town Clerk; Wendy Scofield, Assistant Town Clerk (recorder)

Guests- Ed Richardson

 

The meeting was called to order at 5:54 PM by Walter Smith, as Chairman, with

the following business being transacted:

 

Any Additions, Deletions or Amendments to Agenda- none

 

Correspondence

VLCT Insurance Renewal- Renewal was completed and sent to VLCT

Automatic CD renewal- noted

VAST Landowner Permission Form- reviewed and signed by Board chair

 

Discuss change in Office Hours

Request Monday and Friday 9am to 3am and Wednesday 9am to 6 pm

Board agreed that the Clerk will be open at the hours stated above on a trial basis.

 

Update on Town Hall by Clerk

Ladies group is having a book kiosk made, to be placed on the Town Hall porch. People will be able to take a book and leave a book at the kiosk. The room in the Town Hall will be used to store and sort books not in the kiosk.

The roof of the Historical Society building needs replacing. Doug Hodge will be submitting an estimate to the society for replacement. Church roof is currently being re-done.

Walter Smith moved that two key pad locks be purchased for the Town Hall doors. Seconded by Charles Gilman. Motion passed.

Field Day Food Booth #1 near the Town Hall has been dismantled. The Field Day committee hopes to re-build the booth on wheels using materials from the former booth.

Scratches on stage floor in the hall have been buffed and fixed. Floor maintenance costs will be put into next year’s budget.

 

Check on Financials- end of Q3

Financials reviewed. Budget is on track through the third quarter of the year.

 

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

A letter was signed by the Board to be sent to a land owner regarding unpermitted driveway access onto a town road. Max Aldrich, road foreman asked the Board to consider developing a policy about digging in the town’s right of way. The Board thought a policy is a good idea. Work will begin on a policy’s development.

 

Adjournment

With no further business, Walter Smith made the motion to adjourn. Seconded by Charles Gilman. Motion passed. Meeting adjourned at 6:24 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

William St. Peter
Town Clerk

_________________________________________________
Walter Smith, Chairman

 ____             _______________________________________
Max Aldrich (Absent)

 __________________________________________________
Charles Gilman

 

 

********************  November 2018  ********************

November 7, 2018 Agenda
Sheffield Select Board Meeting
Sheffield Municipal Building
6:00 PM  

Any Additions, Deletions or Amendments to Agenda
Correspondence
Planning Commission
Sheffield Atheneaum- Harold Frost IV
Annual Renewal of Health Insurance for eligible Town Employees
Annual Town Employee Wage and Benefit Review
Any other non-binding business that may properly be brought before the meeting
Adjournment

 

********************  December 2018  ********************

 

 

 

   

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