Town of Shrewsbury
Selectboard Meeting Minutes
Minutes of Selectboard Meeting
February 19th, 2014
Present at Meeting:
John Wood, Selectman; Bert Potter, Selectman; Linda McGuire, Treasurer; Mark Goodwin, Clerk
Roger Winnicki, Bailey Road resident
Call to Order:
The meeting was called to order at 7:00 PM by Selectman Wood
Approval of the Agenda:
Woody moved and Bert seconded to approve the agenda for February 19th, 2014. Approved
Bailey Road Winter Safety Concerns:
Roger Winnicki presented his concern regarding an inordinate number of individuals whose vehicles' are getting disabled in the ice and snow in Freeman Brook area of Bailey Rd. Mr. Winnicki presented a narrative that indicated that over the past few years the situation seems to have gotten worse. He indicated that it was possible that this higher rate of traffic and of vehicles getting stuck might be attributed to more widespread use of mobile GPS technology. It was Mr. Winnicki's observation that the majority of travelers are not reading the "Road Not Maintained In Winter Signs" predominantly placed by the Road Commissioner, and are proceeding past the safe demarcation of where the road might be plowed and following other previous made tracks and subsequently getting into a hazardous situation.
Mr. Winnicki requested that the Selectboard appropriately blockade, with appropriate signage and barriers each side of the Bailey Road so that casual travelers would be dissuaded from proceeding beyond the safely maintained portions of Bailey Road.
The Selectboard indicated that they will confer with the Road Commissioner to evaluate and implement Mr. Winnicki's recommendations as well as any other strategies that the Road Commissioner might have to minimize the hazards associated with that particular segment of Bailey Road.
ACT 250 Municipal Impact Questionnaire:
The Town had received a request to fill out a Municipal Impact Questionnaire in regards to a VT Department of Forest, Parks and Recreation timber sale planned for the Saltash compartment of Coolidge State Forest that requires an Act 250 Permit because of the elevation of the proposed timber cut.
The questionnaire was executed by Selectman Wood and returned to VT- Dept. FP&R
FEMA Hazard Mitigation Plan Update & BEOP 2014 Update:
The Selectboard has received two notices that each of the referenced plans have either expired or require updating with new categories to be updated by May 1, 2014. Failure to update the plans will result in reduced reimbursement of the local portion of federal and state aid in the case of an emergency or declared disaster similar to Tropical Storm Irene.
Selectman Potter will be conferring with the Road Commissioner and Rutland Regional Planning Commission (Laura Keir) in regard to both recruiting someone to assist the Town in updating the two plans as well a technical assistance from the Local Emergency Planning Commission-(LEPC).
Woody moved and Bert seconded to authorize the Treasurer to utilize the Reserve Funds in accordance with established practice concerning interest and line item accounting to meet expense obligations during the year of 2014. Approved unanimously
Woody moved and Bert seconded to approve the minutes of the February 5th , 2014. No Discussion. Approved
Woody moved and Bert seconded to approve the minutes of the Special Meeting of January 29th, 2014. No Discussion. Approved
Woody moved and Bert seconded to approve Selectboard Orders # 2A of February 19, 2014 for $4,431.59 and Road Commissioners Orders # 2A of February 19th, 2014 for $18025.45 Approved.
Meeting was duly adjourned at 8:05 PM
Mark Goodwin, Town Clerk
These minutes are unofficial until approved by the Selectboard at the next regularly scheduled meeting.
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