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									                                          THETFORD SELECTBOARD MINUTES
                                                    May 1, 2006

PRESENT: Mary Spata, Mike Brown, Doug Stone, John Bacon, Mark McMahon (7:25 PM), Marilyn Cook (clerk)

GUESTS: Jim Crowley, Sean Crowley

Doug Stone called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.

Jim Masland joined the meeting at 7:05 PM. John Bacon arrived at 7:07 PM.

Jim Crowley came to discuss the use of Jackson Brook Rd that crosses the Clark property and provides access to the Crowley
property. Jim Masland believes that section of road was thrown up years ago and is no longer a public road. Mr. Crowley is
concerned about the yearlong (plus) logging operation on the Clark property that has caused damage to the road impeding his
only access to his family’s property. He requests the Selectboard assist him in determining his right to access and right to have
the road repaired and maintained in its former condition.

The Crowleys left the meeting at 7:25 PM.

Mark McMahon joined the meeting at 7:26 PM.

Jim Masland is part of a group of townspeople pursuing Broadband Internet Service, who recently sent out a community
survey. They are interested in forming a committee. Eight people are involved at this time and the group is open to others
interested in participation.

Motion to formalize the Thetford Broadband Committee with the following members: Mike Pomeroy, Marty Blumberg,
Carlos Galvan, Carl Pedersen, Robyn Mosher, Roger Thrall, Jim Masland and Bill Wallace. (Spata/Stone). Unanimous.

Mr. Masland left at 7:38 PM. Tracy Borst, Town Clerk, joined the meeting at 7:42 PM.

A resident/appraiser feels Thetford’s copying rates are inaccurate according to state requirements. The Town Clerk will do
more research and set/change fees accordingly, if necessary.
Ms. Borst left at 8:00 PM.

Discussed selling of the Ford Explorer police cruiser. The blue book value of a Ford Explorer in good condition is $4,850.
There was no fair condition value. The Selectboard discussed selling it through a sealed bidding process. Doug Stone will get
more information from Police Chief and Watson’s Automotive about the condition of the vehicle.

Tucker Hill Rd residents asked about slowing traffic on that road, noting concerns about pedestrian safety on the bridge. Doug
Stone will discuss with Chief Jim Lanctot. Selectboard will notify residents when it hears more about the bridge design.

The next meeting at the Thetford Center Common is May 10 at 6:30 PM. Gary Ulman submitted a bill for $755.20 for a
portion of his out-of-pocket expenses for seed and fuel that he provided along with his contribution of time, equipment and
other materials for the landscape work.

The Selectboard thanks Mike Pomeroy for the time he is contributing to the town, setting up the computer system and server in
the town office.

Ellis Paige, Fire Department member, joined the meeting at 8:45 PM to discuss a complaint about a resident’s illegal burning
of household trash. He has met with the resident and will apprise the Police Chief.

Mr. Paige left at 8:48 PM.

Motion to approve Check Warrant Reports:
#16.2 $6,121.08
#9.4 payroll $9,113.28
#6.3 $14,081.19
#15.1 $2,536.65 (Brown/Bacon) Unanimous


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                                           THETFORD SELECTBOARD MINUTES
                                                     May 1, 2006

Selectboard reviewed summer meeting schedule and will not meet on July 3, July 10, July 24, Aug 7, and 21.

Motion to approve the minutes of April 24 as amended (Spata/Brown) Unanimous

The tractor and mower were sold to Tim Gray for $12,500.

Tilden Electric submitted a proposal for installation of energy efficient lighting at the town garage.

Mr. Stone reviewed applications for openings on the road crew and made a recommendation for hire.

Selectboard signed a driveway permit for Donna and Jeff Hodge on West Fairlee Rd. in Post Mills.

Some Selectboard members will attend a NIMS training on May 16 at 6 PM at the Fire Station.

Motion to adjourn at 9:34 PM. (Brown/Bacon) Unanimous.




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