Town of Panton Selectboard Meeting
Wednesday February 16, 2005
Panton Town Offices
1. Call to Order: Chair R. Atkins called the meeting to order at 7:10 p.m.
2. Approval of Minutes: Minutes of January 10, 2005 meeting were approved on a motion by A. Sullivan and seconded by B. Fleming. So voted and motion carried.
3. Public Communication: R.
Burt advised the Selectboard that he would like to cut a few trees on
his Jersey Street property which may be in the town right-of-way. The
Selectboard agreed that this would not be a problem as Mr. Burt is
entitled to remove trees from his property as long as the right-of-way
is cleared after. R. Burt also updated the Selectboard on the progress
of the Panton Web site.
Road Foreman Report: none – Road Foreman not in attendance
5. New Business:
Handicap Parking - The Selectboard discussed complaints they had
received of people parking in the handicap parking space in front of
the town offices. Motion by A. Sullivan for Clerk S. Torrey to send a
memo to all town officers regarding this issue. B. Fleming seconded the
motion. So voted.
Vorsteveld Violation – The Vorsteveld Violation, forwarded to the Selectboard for action was discussed. Motion
by A. Sullivan to send a letter to the Vorsteveld’s asking them to meet
with the Selectboard to discuss their continued violation and that
failure to meet with the Board will result in legal action. B. Fleming
seconded the motion. So voted.
– Adoption of the Septic
Ordinance was tabled until the Board can review it in its entirety. S.
Torrey commented that the Planning/Zoning Board did not forward a copy
to the Selectboard and that she emailed Zoning Administrator E. Hanson
to obtain an email copy for tonight’s meeting.
– The proposed Zoning Fee Structure was
review and approved/adopted on a motion by A. Sullivan, seconded by B.
Fleming. So voted.
– Reappointments of the Planning/Zoning
Board were tabled until the next Board meeting on a motion by A.
Sullivan, seconded by B. Fleming. So voted.
Eric Carter advised the Board that he will not be running for a
Selectboard position at Town Meeting in March 2005 due to continued
6. Old Business:
Chair Atkins advised the Board that he spoke with Jeremiah Parker
regarding the Town Hall/Office construction. The Board will meeting
with him to further discuss on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m.
B. Fleming mentioned that Annette Carter would like to cater our
luncheon for Town Meeting. The Board agreed this was a good idea and B.
Fleming will contact Annette to let her know.
S. Torrey advised the Board that an error was made in calculating
Zoning Administrator E. Hanson’s salary. The correct annual salary
amount is $4,000.00 and not $21,300.00. The printer was been notified
of the correction for the Town Report however they did not correct the
final budget page. As this only involves two dollar amounts, Dennis
Torrey volunteered to tape the corrections in all the books.
Chair Atkins reminded S. Torrey to check on property coverage for the Town Hall.
7. Action Items:
A. Business Matters:
1. Sign Checks - Checks were approved in the amount of $24,104.77.
2. Review correspondence – The animal
holding contract with the Addison County Humane Society reviewed and
signed. Other correspondence was reviewed.
Chair Atkins recessed the meeting until Tuesday, February 22, 2005 at 9:30 a.m.
Susan F. Torrey, Clerk