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Monday, October 22, 2012

Trustee Meeting Minutes - October 22nd, 2012


7:00 P.M.

PRESENT: Ronald Kilburn, Village President; Chris Leach, Trustee; Adam Paxman, Trustee; Reginald Beliveau, Village Manager; Dianne Day, Village Clerk; Katie Judd, Village Customer Service Rep; Donald Collins and Channel 16.

Ronald Kilburn, Village President, welcomed all to the Regular Board of Trustees Meeting and called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

Unless otherwise noted, all motions carried unanimously.

1. Approve and Accept the Minutes from Tuesday, October 9, 2012 Meeting:

Adam Paxman made the motion to approve and accept the Minutes from Tuesday, October 9, 2012 as presented. Chris Leach seconded. Discussion: None. Motion carried.

2. Approve Village Warrants Through October 19, 2012:

Chris Leach made the motion to approve and accept Village Warrants (#485-#488) through October 19, 2012 as presented. Adam Paxman seconded. Discussion: Adam Paxman asked what we used vendor R&R Sprinkler for, Reg advised that was for testing and maintaining the Village’s sprinkler system.  He also asked what Mountain Air System was used for. Reg advised they did some work at the Hydro Plant. Chris Leach asked what Benoit’s Towing & Recovery was for, Reg thought the Police Department towed a vehicle. No further discussion. Motion carried.

3. Martha Guarino Request Permission to Connect to Private Water Line, Maquam Shore Rd.:

Chris Leach made the motion to enter into a Water Commissioner’s meeting at 7:08 p.m. Adam Paxman seconded, carried unanimously. Reg Beliveau advised the Board that Bobby Bonk installed that private line a few years back, engineered by Cross Consulting. He said Mr. Bonk was allocated a certain number of connections so he wanted to contact the State of Vermont to make sure they are in compliance with the number of connections on that line. Reg said he would contact the State and would let the Board know what he finds out. The Board stated they would approve this item once they know they are within the State’s expectations. Ron Kilburn stated they won’t need this until Spring as that is when their new home is arriving.

4. Porter Hodgdon Request Permission to Connect to Village Water  Line, Hodgdon Drive:

Dianne Day, Village Clerk, explained Porter’s request to the Board stating that he would like to set up two mobile homes on Hodgdon Drive and would like permission to connect to the Village’s main water line. Chris Leach asked what size pipe was there, Reg thought either an 8 or 12 inch main was there. He also asked if Porter was aware of all the fees associated with the connections. I advised him he was. The Board approved Porter Hodgdon’s request to connect to the main water line on Hodgdon Drive as long as it was a 8 inch or greater line and as long as he was aware of the connections fees. I advised the Board I would confirm the size of the pipe with Mike Menard.

Chris Leach made the motion to exit Water Commissioner’s meeting at 7:14 p.m. Adam Paxman seconded. Motion carried.

Don Collins thanked the Village for a great job done on the building’s appearance and new sign.

5. Katie Judd, Swanton Village Website Demonstration:

Katie Judd, Customer Service Rep for the Village of Swanton showed the Board the Village’s website and how to maneuver throughout the website. She explained how she is still working on the Community News page and stated this is where she can put all sorts of information for events going on in the Village. She showed them each department’s page and advised them if they wanted anything posted on the website to either email her or Reggie the information. Chris Leach stated he would like to see information about inviting industry to Swanton. He also said he would like to see more pictures of the employees. The Board thanked Katie for her presentation and stated they thoroughly enjoyed seeing the website.

6. Any Other Necessary Business:

Chris Leach stated the new sign for the Complex was really nice, the right size and fits the building well. He asked Reg if there was an update on the First Street paving issue. Reg stated he has no returned calls as of yet.

Any Other Business: Adam Paxman stated there will be a Pumpkin Lighting Ceremony in the Park on Halloween night from 5 to 9 p.m. He said they are carrying on the Livingston family tradition and said the Chamber of Commerce will be there in support of this activity. Reg said they could compost the pumpkins at Hudak’s on Route 7, and said the Village has started a compost pile there.

Any Other Business: Reg Beliveau informed the Board that Mike Menard and his crew received a thank you card from resident Steve Hill on Maquam Shore Rd.

Any Other Business: Ron Kilburn stated that he has an update regarding the Doughboy restoration in Flat Iron Park. He said he was in contact with a company and he will send them quality photos of the Doughboy in order to get a quote on how much this will cost. He said they should include the Goddess of Liberty in the Village Green as well. He said they are also forming a committee for the 250 year celebration happening next summer.

7. Executive Session (If Needed).


ADJOURN: Chris Leach made the motion to adjourn the Regular Board of Trustees meeting at 8:00 p.m. Adam Paxman seconded. There being no further business at hand Ron Kilburn, Village President; adjourned the Regular Board of Trustees meeting at 8:00 p.m.

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