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Board of Selectmen Meeting Minutes

Any and all corrections to the following minutes will be made at the 10/20/05 Board of Selectmen's meeting and are considered unapproved until then. Corrections will be noted in the minutes of that meeting.

MINUTES - SPECIAL MEETING - BOARD OF SELECTMEN
OCTOBER 17th, 2005
NEWFANE TOWN OFFICE

PRESENT:
Selectmen: Piet van Loon, Priscilla Cotton, Dan DeWalt, Patricia Halloran, and Gary Katz.
Also Present: Andy Rosen of the Brattleboro Reformer, and Doris Knechtel, Administrative Assistant

1. CALL TO ORDER
The Special Meeting was called to order by Chairman Piet van Loon at 5:30 p.m.

2. REVIEW AND DISCUSS FLOOD REPAIRS TO DEPOT ROAD
The purpose of the meeting was for the Board members to review and discuss the proposals received for the repair of the section of Depot Road (TH#2) that was washed out by recent heavy rains. The road is currently closed to through traffic. Two proposals have been received. One from Fitzpatrick Excavating of Wardsboro for $116,500 and the other from Renaud Brothers of Vernon for $150,000. Chairman P. van Loon spoke with each contractor and they propose to dig out the material that is in the way, stabilize the embankment with large rip rap and drainage, and reinstall guardrail. One proposal did mention paving, next year, and the use of geotextiles. Other questions that need to be answered are the availability of funding from the state for emergency funds, if engineering is required and the anticipated time to complete the project. Chairman van Loon did write a letter to the land owner involved to seek permission to go onto his property to make the necessary repairs.
Motion was made by G. Katz and seconded by P. Halloran that accept the proposal submitted by Fitzpatrick Excavating & Crushing in the amount of $116,500 pending the response regarding the paving and use of geotextiles questions. If answered to the town=s satisfaction, Chairman P. van Loon will have the authority to go ahead with the project. Unanimous.
The question was raised about the breakdown of the paving contract with Lane Construction for Depot Road (TH#2) and Grimes Hill Road (TH#5). TH#2 - $54,600 and TH#5 - $13,992. If there are no state funds, the town will have to find the monies or borrow to pay for the project.

3. TO TRANSACT ANY OTHER BUSINESS THAT MAY LEGALLY COME BEFORE THE MEETING
A. Chairman van Loon called the Boards attention to various times to review before coming to the meeting of 10/20 on Thursday.
B. G. Katz expressed a concern of John Spicer=s regarding the intersection of Grimes Hill Road (TH#5) with Vermont Route 30. With the additional detour traffic, motorists are not staying in correct lane when making the turn onto TH#5 from VT Route 30. J. Spicer is suggesting installing some flexible poles on the center lines. The majority of the Board was not in favor of this suggestion. It was also suggested that the Grimes Hill Road (TH#5) 911 road sign have larger letters.
C. There was a brief discussion of the meeting that Chairman van Loon had with the Highway Crew regarding the single axle truck bids and their opinion as to the preferred vehicle purchase.
4. ADJOURNMENT
Motion was made by D. DeWalt and seconded by G. Katz to adjourn the special meeting at 6:10 p.m. Unanimous.

Doris A. Knechtel
Administrative Assistant
Newfane Selectboard

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