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Board of Selectmen Meeting Minutes

Any and all corrections to the following minutes will be made at the 04/07/05 Board of Selectmen's Meeting and are considered unapproved until then. Corrections will be noted in the minutes of that meeting.

MINUTES - SPECIAL EMERGENCY MEETING OF THE NEWFANE SELECTBOARD
APRIL 4th, 2005
NEWFANE TOWN OFFICE

PRESENT:
Selectmen: Piet van Loon, Gary Katz and Dan DeWalt.
Absent: Priscilla Cotton and Patricia Halloran.
Also Present: Edward J. Druke, Sr., Newfane Emergency Management, Kurt Bostrom, Road Foreman and Doris Knechtel, Administrative Assistant.

1. CALL TO ORDER
The Special Meeting was called to order at 10:50 a.m. by Chairman Piet van Loon.

2. REVIEW OF DAMAGE DUE TO FLOOD EVENT OF APRIL 2 AND 3, 2005
During the recent rain storms of April 2nd and 3rd, several roads within Newfane were damaged by heavy rains and high water. A list of flood damaged roads was provided by Kurt Bostrom and Edward Druke. On Sunday April 3rd, the town Emergency Management Committee, the Chairman of the Selectboard, Piet van Loon , the Road Commissioner, Gary Katz, Red Cross Chairman, David Hannum and Steve Jones, Chief of SN/WFD met at the NewBrook Fire House to review the flood damage. The town highway crew worked from 6:30 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Sunday to make most of the flood damaged roads passable.
Motion was made by D. DeWalt and seconded by G. Katz to notify VTrans District #2 and Vermont Emergency Management about the anticipated costs for repair of Newfane's town roads during the recent heavy rains of April 2nd and 3rd, 2005. Unanimous. K. Bostrom will contact District #2 and E. Druke contact the state.
There was discussion of mitigation measures to be considered on Newfane Hill Road (TH#20), Upper Spring Hill Road (TH#23) and Loop Road (TH#76). Hydraulic studies will need to be done by District #2 to receive funds for mitigation measures.
The supports for Bridge #47 on Hunter Brook Road (TH#32) that were put in by Ralph Paradis have been removed by the high waters. Ralph Paradis will be contacted about coming before the Board to discuss any future liability and responsibility if new supports are to be installed.

3. OTHER BUSINESS THAT MAY LAWFULLY COME BEFORE THE BOARD
(1) Sheriff's Department - Billing Details - Selectboard members received a list of proposed details to be to be included with future billing details from the Sheriff's Department. Board members questioned the reasoning for not breaking down the time in more detail instead of just morning (6am-noon), afternoon (noon-6pm), evening (6pm-midnight) and night (midnight-6am). The board would like to see it broken down by the hour. "Providing more detailed time information would undermine the effectiveness of the patrol." needs further explanation from the WCSD.
4. ADJOURNMENT
Motion was made by G. Katz and seconded by D. DeWalt to adjourn the Special Emergency Meeting at 11:13 a.m. Unanimous.

Doris A. Knechtel, Administrative Assistant
Newfane Board of Selectmen

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