New Recycling Dumpster

20160527_132148-1New recycling dumpster is here and ready to go. Thank you to the road crew who came in early on their day off to unload it. The Town has applied to Addison County Solid Waste Management District (ACSWMD) for a grant to pay 50% of the costs.

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Special Selectboard Meeting Agenda Tuesday May 31, 2016

SPECIAL MONKTON SELECTBOARD MEETING
MONKTON TOWN HALL
AGENDA
DATE: Tuesday May 31, 2016
 

  • CALL TO ORDER: 7:00 PM
  • ATTENDANCE
  • ANNOUNCEMENTS
  • REGULAR BUSINESS:  7:10 – 7:30
    • APPROVE MINUTES
    • REVIEW AND APPROVE CHECK WARRANTS
    • REVIEW AND APPROVE OVERWEIGHT PERMITS, ETC.
    • PUBLIC COMMENT (Guests)  – 15 minutes
  • NEW BUSINESS:
    • REVIEW PARK  AND RIDE LAYOUTS AND FINALIZE BID DOCUMENTS – 20 min
    • FINALIZE BID DOCUMENTS FOR PAVING WORK ON SHARED PORTIONS OF MCS AND PARK AND RIDE LOTS – 20 min
    • REVIEW BID FROM WAHL LANDSCAPING REGARDING TOWN RIDGE PARCEL – 10 minutes
    • EQUIPMENT TRAILER FOR HIGHWAY DEPT. – 10 min  Continue reading
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Pentachlorophenol draft report

In the fall of 2014, the Public Service Board (PSB) appointed a Working Group to investigate the use of pentachlorophenol on utility poles.  Part of the motivation for the investigation was that a drinking water spring in Monkton was badly contaminated by pentachlorophenol as the result of pole replacement activity by VELCO during their power line upgrade along the course of the pipeline construction route.  The Town of Monkton requested and was granted that a representative from the Town be included on the Working Group, which was composed of four state agencies or departments, four utility representatives, and four other stakeholders.  In July of 2015 the Work Group finalized a draft report, which was then reviewed internally by the Agency of Natural Resources staff and counsel.  The final draft report was submitted to the PSB on April 27, 2016, and has been posted to the PSB’s website (http://psb.vermont.gov/docketsandprojects/electric/8310).

The public comment period is open until June 8, 2016; please feel free to contact Monkton’s representative on the Working Group Deb Gaynor (dgaynor@monktonvt.com) with questions, and please do submit comments on the report to the PSB.

 

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Selectboard Agenda for Monday May 23, 2016

MONKTON SELECTBOARD MEETING
MONKTON TOWN HALL
AGENDA
DATE: Monday May 23, 2016

  • CALL TO ORDER: 7:00 PM
  • ATTENDANCE
  • ANNOUNCEMENTS
  • REGULAR BUSINESS:  7:10 – 7:30
    • APPROVE MINUTES
    • REVIEW AND APPROVE CHECK WARRANTS
    • REVIEW AND APPROVE OVERWEIGHT PERMITS, ETC.
    • PUBLIC COMMENT (Guests)  – 15 minutes
  • NEW BUSINESS:
    • MCGUINESS LETTER RE: VT GAS ON ROW – 10 minutes
    • APPOINTMENTS ACRPC AND TAC  – 10 minutes
    • APRIL BUDGET STATUS REPORT – 10 minutes
    • REVIEW ROAD CREW AND ROAD FOREMAN JOB DESCRIPTION – 10 min
  •  OLD BUSINESS:
    • UPDATE LOCAL EMERGENCY OPERATIONS PLAN  – 5 minutes
    • REVIEW AND UPDATE OF PERSONNEL POLICY – 15 minutes
    • FINALIZE PARK  AND RIDE BID – 10 minutes
    • FIRE STATION ADDITION STATUS – 5 minutes
  • OTHER BUSINESS: 
    • DETERMINE TIME/DATE OF NEXT MEETING
  •  ADJOURNMENT

 

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Selectboard approves conservation of Cota Farm

The Selectboard unanimously approved the spending of $100,000 from the Agricultural and Natural Areas fund to support conserving 218 acres of the Cota farm on States Prison Hollow Road.  This spending is conditional on the project being approved by the Vermont Housing and Conservation Board and the financing of the remainder of the project budget.

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The Selectboard agrees wholeheartedly with the assessment of the Agricultural and Natural Areas Committee that this farm contains some of the best agricultural resources in Monkton and that conserving it agrees with the mission statement of the ANAC committee and the Monkton Town Plan in maintaining an open and vibrant working landscape.

Thanks to the ANAC committee for their hard work and to the voters of Monkton who have repeatedly approved funding for this type of conservation.

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Selectboard Agenda for Monday May 9, 2015

MONKTON SELECTBOARD MEETING
MONKTON TOWN HALL
AGENDA
DATE: Monday May 9, 2016

  • CALL TO ORDER: 7:00 PM
  • ATTENDANCE
  • ANNOUNCEMENTS

CAL HOPWOOD WILL BE SHOOTING A MOVIE AT THE RECYCLING CENTER SOMETIME IN THE NEXT MONTH

  • REGULAR BUSINESS:  7:10 – 7:30
    • APPROVE MINUTES
    • REVIEW AND APPROVE CHECK WARRANTS
    • REVIEW AND APPROVE OVERWEIGHT PERMITS, ETC.
    • PUBLIC COMMENT (Guests)  – 15 minutes
  • NEW BUSINESS:
    • PARK  AND RIDE SHELTER PROJECT – 10 minutes
    • ANAC RE: CONSERVATION OF COTA FARM – 10 minutes
    • ROAD CREW HIRING AND STATUS – 10 minutes
    • APPOINTMENTS ACO  – 10 minutes
    • HIGHWAY EQUIPMENT NOTE $71.6K AT 2.05% – 5 minutes
    • POTENTIAL SALE OF TOWN OWNED PARCEL – 10 minutes
    • APRIL BUDGET STATUS REPORT – 10 minutes
  • OLD BUSINESS:
    • UPDATE STOP SIGN ORDINANCE – 5 minutes
    • UPDATE LOCAL EMERGENCY OPERATIONS PLAN  – 5 minutes
    • REVIEW AND UPDATE OF PERSONNEL POLICY – 15 minutes
    • FINALIZE PARK  AND RIDE BID – 10 minutes
    • FIRE STATION ADDITION STATUS – 5 minutes
  • OTHER BUSINESS:
    • DETERMINE TIME/DATE OF NEXT MEETING
  • ADJOURNMENT

 

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Testing of Water Wells by Vermont Gas

Written into the Memo of Understanding between the Town of Monkton and Vermont Gas is the option for any resident within 300 feet of the pipeline or within 600 feet of any blasting to get their well tested.  This testing is done by Continental Placer and should consist of test of water quality and flow.  Getting your well tested is informative in itself but it also allows you redress if there are any changes to your well water quality or flow during the construction process.  When Continental Placer comes to do the well testing make sure that they take water from a source prior to any filtration system you might have.

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Selectboard Agenda for Monday April 25, 2016

MONKTON SELECTBOARD MEETING
MONKTON TOWN HALL
AGENDA
DATE: Monday April 25, 2016
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  • CALL TO ORDER: 7:00 PM
  • ATTENDANCE
  • ANNOUNCEMENTS
  • REGULAR BUSINESS:  7:10 – 7:30
    • APPROVE MINUTES
    • REVIEW AND APPROVE CHECK WARRANTS
    • REVIEW AND APPROVE OVERWEIGHT PERMITS, ETC.
    • PUBLIC COMMENT (Guests)  – 15 minutes Continue reading
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Vermont Gas Construction Update

Vermont Gas will begin blasting next week (4/11) starting from Post Road and moving north to Hollow Road along the VELCO right of way.  The work consists of drilling blast holes, blasting, crushing the rock and placing in the ditch produced by the blast.  Crews will mobilize on Monday and begin drilling with blasting starting no earlier than Tuesday.  24 hour notices will be delivered on Monday morning (previous notices have already been done).  Vermont Gas says that 16 impacted land owners will get noticed for this work.  This round of blasting should take a week, possibly a bit more.   Continue reading

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Selectboard Agenda for Monday April 11, 2016

MONKTON SELECTBOARD MEETING
MONKTON TOWN HALL
AGENDA
DATE: Monday April 11, 2016

  • CALL TO ORDER: 7:00 PM
  • ATTENDANCE
  • ANNOUNCEMENT
  • REGULAR BUSINESS:  7:10 – 7:30
    • APPROVE MINUTES
    • REVIEW AND APPROVE CHECK WARRANTS
    • REVIEW AND APPROVE OVERWEIGHT PERMITS, ETC.
    • PUBLIC COMMENT (Guests)  – 15 minutes Continue reading
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