Selectboard Meeting Notes – Cautious Board Approves No Resolution

brattleboro selectboard august 1 2022

The Brattleboro Selectboard continued their careful consideration of abortion rights. They heard testimony about the possible town resolution from the Town Lawyer and a State Representative in addition to members of the public. In the end it was decided to do nothing, the safest option for now.

Brattleboro will be getting energy saving incentives and rebates as part of a special program with Efficiency Vermont. They especially want to hear from renters!

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  • Preliminaries

    Chair Ian Goodnow – So, I have one remark this evening… the election. Next Tuesday Aug 9th is the state primary election in Brattleboro American legion 7am-7pm. Absentee ballots need to be back before 7pm that evening to be counted. use the Municipal Center parking lot box, or bring them to the polls or Town Clerk’s office. Follow instructions. Call Town Clerk 251-8157 if you have questions.

    Interim Town Manager Moreland – very limited. I want to call attention to the 100th anniversary of Gibson Aiken Center

    Carol Lolatte – very exciting Friday for us. 100 years anniversary of the building. Celebrating Friday night and highlighting programs during Gallery Walk – popcorn, cake, lemonade, music, recreational opportunities, memories, exhibition, pickle ball, line dancing, yoga, and enjoy exhibits of painters, and a slide show of historical photos.

    Liz McLoughlin – I have an inquiry for the ITM. Tim and I were at an event and asked about port potties.

    Patrick Moreland – we talked about that. The board deserves an update. At the time there were some concerns about cleaning them, and public safety staff. Some firms were contacted but no one wanted to clean them. We don’t have staff to do that level of cleaning. It was a partnership for Groundworks originally, then staff took it on. Haven’t been able to fill the positions. There is a cleaning issue, and also, there is a bit of concern they are an attractive nuisance – places where illicit drug activity, prostitution and other activities. If the board wants us to roll that out we can, but is it truly something we wish to do.

    Liz – if we can’t clean them we can’t use them, and do we want to create an avenue for illegal activity. The library has restrooms.

    Tim Wessel – more congrats for Brattleboro’s 12 and under that won the state baseball tournament

    Jessica Gelter – the search for the next town manager is underway and info is on the town web site.

    Daniel Quipp – temporary public bathrooms. It needs to be warned, as Tim says, and I will put it on one.

    Public Participation

    Kate O’Connor – hear to say thanks to Patrick and everyone who parks in the municipal center lot – we had tree work on an adjacent lot. Thanks.

    Moreland – the folks you hired did a good job.

    Rose Watson – I heard Jessica had put forth a proposal for funding abortion rights advocacy. I want to speak in favor of that…

    Ian – We don’t speak about things on the agenda… oh, funding…

    Rose – I’ve been shocked at what has been happening around abortion and a women’s right of choice. There was a big fight for african americans to vote, and they got that 70 years before women. As a women I’ve never felt more hated. I had an abortion as an 18 year old. I could have been a prisoner, and a neighbor could have turned me in for $10k.

  • Consent Agenda

    A. Living Memorial Park Snow Sports – Renew Agreement

    B. 2022 JAG Grant – Authorize Application of $15,530 Grant

    C. Replace Radio Equipment – As Water & Sewer Commissioners – Pleasant Valley Radio Tower, $72,530

    (Ian asks Moreland explain each one, again defeating the purpose of the consent agenda.)


  • Resolution to Protect a Pregnant Persons Access to Abortion – Discussion and Possible Adoption

    Ian – I don’t see Bob here.

    Patrick – He should be in John O’Connor’s old office.

    Daniel – But not John.

    Patrick – that would be odd.

    Ian – this is a discussion of a resolution to have additional discussion. We talked about it at our last meeting. We left off with a couple of questions regarding any “teeth” we could give to this language that was more pointed, and as health commissioners are there any other things we could incorporate in, and whether this would in any way create a problem with the November vote on prop 5.

    Atty Fisher – thanks, I’ll start with the last one and work backwards. With regard to the November election legislative bodies cannot try to influence votes. You can’t tell people how to vote. The major case decided by the supreme court had to do with budgets and what the school told voters about the effects of voting yes or no. Some thought it to be informational. Other people saw it as the board influencing the vote. This resolution part says therefore the board does A, B, C, D… that doesn’t speak to the November election. It doesn’t rise to the level of influencing how people vote. Locally we ran into the issue an ordinance amendment about the youth vote and the informational package that went out from he town was seen by some as influencing the vote. Daims took the Town to court, and we won. It was purely informational, said the courts. The standard, if you are weighing it, whether your action changes the result, the presence of intent to harm the organic process of the election, etc. People may differ on how they interpret it, but this falls below the threshold of the other case. On Health Commissioners, I don’t see you have a role with dealing with these issues unless it gets to a level there is public health hazard, vs a personal crisis. I’ve had cases were septic has failed and leeches into a river. It’s a public health problem. Compare that to a drilled well and you get coliform, and get sick… it’s not something for the board to deal with. Public vs private, and generally speaking, you are usually in a reactive stance as health officers, so no extra “teeth”. Next, putting “teeth” to it was another question.

    Ian – yes, language that is more definitive.

    Bob – your authority as a board – you don’t control the police. The police chief directs them. You can set an overall policy, but that flows down to the officers from the police chief, and is under the control of the town manager. You are several steps away from dictating how police officers can act. Let’s assume there is an arrest warrant from LA for reproductive issues. If that person goes 80mph, and there is an arrest warrant, they have a duty to arrest them. You can’t tell them not to do it. It’s a criminal warrant, which is different than immigration, which are civil detains. There is a different there. I called and spoke with State’s Atty office colleagues, and they never saw a case arguing against extradition that worked out. If another state wants them, they go before a judge here, and VT needs good info from the other state, but then the edge grants it in most cases. If you tried to get in the middle, you don’t have the authority, and then from the state perspective, there may be a criminal from LA – you don’t want them keeping people we want here. Those are criminal laws enforced by the police and a duty to enforce those laws. Once they arrest, it is in the court’s hands. The last one…

    Ian – that covers it, I think…

    Bob – you only have the powers granted by the legislature via our charter. Other states are different. Your authority rests with those granted in the Charter. To run and operate a town. Other issues are reserved to the state. What you see post Roe, state legislatures are taking that up. It is a state decision, not a town decision.

    Liz – can we hear from state legislators?

    Emily Kornheiser – I am joining to explain some of the state policy context. I’m a huge champion on reproductive freedoms. Before I start, what Atty Fisher said about influencing the vote. This amendment is being watched nationally and there are well funded folks coming into VT to make sure it doesn’t pass and will look at any foothold to challenge this. In VT, for example, the coalition has been more careful with who they speak to and how they do their work. They are not coordinating with me in any way, which is awkward. Reproductive Liberty in VT and Prop 5 – there have been no restrictions since 1972. In 2014 the legislature repealed an old statute about performing abortions. More recently we did the Freedom of Choice Act – it did nothing in proactive, but codified access to health care including abortion in 2019. We’ve seen the writing on the wall and we introduced the Reproductive Liberty amendment. We have the protections under law, but we are putting it into the constitution, which is better protection for the future. Prop 5. The language is that reproductive rights are essential… I want to be clear that this is a constitutional amendment. It is broader principals than just laws. It is by its nature is far reaching, and specificity comes in the laws that come from it. We hope this is a broad set of principles we can work with in the future.

    Ian – thank you so much. I thought it was important for her to speak to Prop 5 before we get into this discussion. Now, let’s open this up to the board.

    Tim – question for Bob concerning authority. In the “resolved” section there is 1 and 2… 1 is we oppose cooperation in investigations… that doesn’t venture into authority in my mind.

    Bob – Opposing it doesn’t control things.

    Tim – I’m making sure that the two that get near it are ok… the warrant to obtain information, under our control or not? It speaks to an investigating body…

    Bob – the data, a warrant… not under your control. It just talks about your beliefs. It’s vague. A statement of intent and belief, but no authority to direct.

    Liz – those comments really helped me. I have respect for the people who want this resolution, it is a dangerous game. The supreme court lobbed the tennis ball at each state and the state is earnestly acting, and it is dangerous to weigh in given what Emily said. I don’t think we should tip our hand in any way and make this statement. We should recognize that the legislature has acted and we can vote in November. The board doesn’t have this power.

    Daniel – The questions Bon answered were ones we asked about last time. Point 4 says the selectboard supports equitable healthcare for all. That’s a statement I can get behind. I do want that to be the case. I take Rep. Kornheiser’s point. I don’t want to jeopardize the amendment. I support point 4. The language in points 1 and 2, we don’t have any authority over. It’s a question of knowing where your authority extends and respecting that. The same respect for the VT constitutional amendment is the same we must apply locally to our laws.

    Erika Delorenzo – this is all very educational. I think the biggest opportunity I see is that… thanks for taking the time to work through this and explain to us. Part of the issue is we don’t know and look to you as our most immediate reachable representatives. Maybe some sort of protocol for helping citizens with resolutions. Don’t be shortsighted, this is coming on lots of issues. I would request it and volunteer to work on it. Could have saved a lot of time. While I understand the state issue and sensitivities – Prop 5 says nothing about aiding and abetting. That’s not the motivation for this. It’s women like me who will aid and abet. I will all day long for women from other states. What are we going to do. We need to start working on it. What about the woman in Brattleboro with a warrant from another state for aiding and abetting. And voting. We have been voting and it hasn’t worked – we are at a major disadvantage nationally. We’re tired of voting, of donating. It’s failed miserably. The DNC and Pelis doing robots calls for anti-safe candidate. It’s failed. So, thanks again and I appreciate it. I look forward to having these conversations with the community.

    Bob Oeser – I support the resolution but, when Korheiser was speaking she mentioned the freedom of choice act, it is in title 18 of the VSA. There is a section that talks about municipalities having some duties, not to interfere with choice or depriving people of reproductive rights. Can that section of law for a basis for what this resolution supports.

    Bob – I don’t think that section stands as support for the authority to do this resolution. You can’t interfere.. I don’t see you trying. If the board were trying to limit a women’s right to reproductive freedoms. You aren’t trying to limit it. No authority for “teethier” options.

    Ivan Hennessy – looks like this will be voted down in deference to Prop 5. I think that as disappointing as that it, it offers an opportunity to come up with tooth-ier options after Prop 5 is resolved. I hope to participate constructively for reproductive rights once this passes. This shouldn’t be the end of these ideas.

    Kurt Daims –

    Ian – can you hear us?

    Tim – I see him.

    Ian – we can’t hear you. We’ll come back to you.

    Bruce Clausen – I’m very in favor of some kind of statement. It has been to long. The attacks on the 14th amendment – it’s the first time rights have been taking away. A lot of our regulations come from the 14th amendment. That’s what it was designed to do – EPA, voters rights. This is really scary and we should donate money tot Planned parenthood, and have a coordinator in town. Tens of thousands of suits under the 14th amendment about global warming. The titanic is heading toward the iceberg. Take it as a caution. We need to do as much as we can as fast as we can. The ship will still be going the wrong way in 6 months.

    Kurt Daims – I’m alarmed that the board is being obstructive. Mr. Fisher said there was no problem with interfering with the election. Let’s not be paranoid. The board hasn’t been clear about how effective it should be. The first draft had funding, the teeth for advocacy, and that was taken out before July 5th. July 5th was a bout a woman’s right, then by July 19th it was changed without warning to a pregnant person’s right. It’s a mysogynist and irrelevant change done in between meetings. You can’t change a resolution outside of public view between meetings. This discussion isn’t legally warned.

    Ian – so, the naming of the agenda item, which is a power given to the agenda setting committee, and the agenda item talked of some first, then that was modified between meetings. Was the title modified between the two, it was? Yes.

    Patrick – I modified it. The title of the resolution.

    Kurt – that wasn’t okay. The warned item was…

    Bob – You have an item on your agenda and you spoke about it. It’s a resolution. You decided to get legal advice, and the title is change. I don’t see anything wrong with that. I don’t see where Mr. aims…

    Kurt – Patrick said he changed the content of the resolution…

    Daniel – he said title.

    Bob – they can make changes at a meeting…

    Kurt – it wasn’t just the title…

    Bob – it is up for the board. If you want to change the title you can make that motion. It’s up to the board.

    Kurt – It was changed in the content and title. It waters things down. Not about women’s rights. It’s ineffective and symbolic and done without proper warning.

    Tim – that part is not true.

    Daniel – Kurt felt there was no problem with this according to Bob. I didn’t hear “no problem” – what I heard was cautious and will probably fall below the line. I hear Bob, I hear Emily… I’m not about to do anything that might mess that up. I think we are getting pulled around away from the core of the issue. Is this something we want to adopt as written. I’m not hearing it is. I appreciate the comments earlier about a step toward protecting people who aid and abet. I don’t know that they’d be safe via this resolution. Are there things we can do later on to further that safety?

    Kurt – I think if this resolution is passed with funding it is more effective that the constitutional amendment. It’s a more significant thing that Jess has started.

    Jessica Gelter – On the change of name, it was my original intention to impact all pregnant people, not just those who identify with a female gender. We also had a request to make the language more inclusive. It’s important to acknowledge it is not just women who can get pregnant. The abortion access movement has acknowledged it. I feel very strongly that we are representatives of our community, and in that role our voice should reflect the community. I this situation, we don’t have toothy actions we can take, but our voice is our power, especially in face of fascism. It is important to say that’s not OK and we aren’t going to just go along with it. I feel folks in Brattleboro feels that way, and the selectboard can make that statement for the town. I appreciate the information and discussion on the topic. It was a really lovely sentence Liz – we should take action in earnestness and wisdom. I feel this, that we need to have a voice and speak up. I also know these terms thrown around about a slippery slope… it is terrifying to have to put a pregnant person’s right to choose at the mercy of a slippery slop. It’s real human impact against a game of politics. Where I’m at, I’d love to come back to this at a later date and love to consider devoting funding to Planned parenthood outside of Human Services budget next year.

    Ian – we are in a place here. I think the balance and tug between municipal and politics is always here. We do make sure sidewalks are plowed and roads are paved, plus housing, community safety, and resources… and those are political. When do we stick our toes in. This discussion helped us find that balance. I don’t want to be in the way of Prop 5. It’s an important thing. We should take this up after the risk is over.

    Tim – I know you meant that ti wrap up, but I want to comment. One little element. Let me use a metaphor regarding how it is structured. The Traffic Safety Committee – when you serve you discover that people will come and say something must be done, but many come wanting a crosswalk because they want people to be more safe. Often, we say no to these requests. There is a science between crosswalks – it can be an illusion of safety. So, my concern is the resolution give the impression you are magically more safe in Brattleboro. I am pro choice, and don’t want to give the impression people are more safe if there is no teeth. Lots of good work being done on the state level. You can vote for a solution, and other things are coming down the pike that might help even further. This is a moment to be scared and find places for effective actions to make people feel more safe.

    Jess – I’ll ask you to make good on number 4 when we get to the budget this fall.

    Liz – people are tired of voting. That’s not a good place to be. Recommit to voting. It’s the only way to overcome the obstacles…

    Ian – we’ll withdraw this… we can move on. Thanks to everyone tonight on this issue. It helped the board.

    • Apology

      I apologize to Patrick and the board. The original text uses the word “woman” only once, and I assumed that would be all the way through the document. So, I’m sorry for distracting us all from the main discussion.

    • Abortion: COMMITMENT of the selectboard or the town

      About interfering with Prop 5 the town attorney was clear. He said the resolution”doesn’t rise to the level . . . .” That’s lawyer talk for don’t worry about it. The board is afraid to take significant action, so they took the attorney’s comment as an excuse to delay the resolution.
      To take forceful action IMMEDIATELY, the town should enact the resolution with the funding that BCS proposed. If the board (except Jessica) is afraid of not being able to take effective action, then we put our money on the legal team of Pro-Choice America, as specified in the amendment:

      Let it be further resolved that:

      5. The Town of Brattleboro Immediately donate:

      a) $50,000 to Planned Parenthood to support reproductive care

      b) $50,000 to Pro-choice America, to support their advocacy of reproductive rights throughout the U.S.

      c) $5,000 for a grant for advocacy of reproductive rights by a Brattleboro resident or group

      It’s a real shame to delay this. Since Texas passed its abortion bounty law several states have copied it. We should organize now, before November, to take this significant action.

      If you are an attorney, consider joining a BCS Zoom call with other attorneys to brainstorm drafting statute or ordinance that directly confronts the abortion bounty laws.

  • Brattleboro Code of Ordinance Chapter 18 – Second Reading and Possible Adoption

    Patrick – So, this evening the board is asked to have a second reading about Water and Sewer. We went over this two weeks ago. The changes clearly articulate for the first time the superintendent’s authority to grant residential and commercial wastewater allocations, but the board can still do industrial allocations. Also, new penalties for industrial excess use. This aims to keep discharges within permitted limits.

    Ian – we had discussion and this is the second reading. No comments.


  • Town-wide Reappraisal Plan – Authorize RFP

    Town Assessor Jenepher Burnell and Bob Fisher….

    Jen – the plan for the next town wide appraisal. Why now and how a town can be mandated to do one. Why now? We did the last on in 2010. If we did it today it would be done in 2024. Most properties would not have been visited for 12-14 years. A town this size takes 2-3 years to complete. Each year the state does an equalization study. They look at sales over a three year period to determine what percent the common level of appraisal… CLA – how close to fair market value. This equalizes education taxes. The COD is a measure of uniformity. In January we get CLA and COD percentages. WE must reappraise if it is 15% off in the CLA or 20% in the COD. A notice gets sent each year if January’s number’s indicate a need. Ours is close but not over. Our office tracks sales and our records show that in Jan 2023 or CLA will be around 88% and COD 19%. 20% can trigger the reappraisal. These trends are affecting most towns in VT. Given this info, there is a limited amount of appraisal companies to contract with, so we’ll post an RFP to use a state-approved company. It’ll take 2-3 years. We’d like to start soon, but that depends on availability. We’d like a contract even if we are not mandated, we will be by 2024. If not mandated, we may reappraise at time to time as decided by RTM, so if we aren’t mandated we’d like an article for RTM to approve. Questions?

    Ian – very helpful. Complex interesting thing.

    Liz – very clear. I surmise you want to get ready and get ahead of this so it can be done right and if we get mandated or not, it is the prudent thing to do.

    Ian – the timing – this has to be an RTM decision if we aren’t mandated. The RFP will be timed so we have someone ready to go if RTM approved it in 2023 March.

    Jen – we’ll add to the contract the issues – mandate or the article…

    Bob – a contingency in the RFP and contract… if not mandated and RTM doesn’t approve it, we won’t need to do it. There are so many towns being forced to do this due to the spike in the real s=estate market. Getting in line is pretty important.

    Ian – if our COD drops below 15…

    Bob – the CLA. The coefficient of dispersion is 20%

    Jen – and we’re at 14%, today….

    Bob – the way the state study this, they look at 3 years… that 3rd year may be a flatter curve…in another 6 month is could be in the steep graph. So numbers can change.

    Daniel – when people hear reappraisal… will my taxes increase. My laypersons answer is it depends on the value of your property. I bought a house 5 years ago for $190k assess for $160k, so when they come to reassess, presumably that will increase… give me the language for people on the street, and the value of the grand list? More money available?

    Jen – the higher the grand list, the lower the tax rate is the simple answer. What we are trying to do and what you should express to the public is equity. Right now were are far away from the last appraisal… 2010 cost tables. That equity is stretching and is getting too far out of whack. We want everyone to pay their fair share. There will be properties that have increased values, but the full grand list and the tax rate, you will see it…

    Bob – the higher the grand list, the lower the municipal rate. Then there is the school tax set by the state.

    Liz – I see that as equitable for Brattleboro and across the state. A state equalization.

    Tim – Taxes are good. It’s how we pay for the good things and good people. Why not just wait?

    Jen – the longer we wait, the more competition for contractors. We are already looking at national companies wanting to bid and they won’t know VT laws. It is recommended by professionals that you should do one every 7-10 years. When we complete this it will be 15 years. We have to have defensible values, so grievers.. you lose equity and the ability to do the job of land schedules at a fair market value. More work manipulating and you don’t want to do that. Waiting… you aren’t capturing the data. Properties sell more often, and styles changes, and new bathrooms get put in, you are losing your data on households. Those are a few reasons. There are more. It’s not responsible to wait.

    Bob – with regard to the rep, the contingencies would protect the town if it isn’t needed or wanted by RTM.

    Tim – I bought house like Daniel – houses around mine have almost double. If someone is on a fixed income and there is a concern their taxes are doubling, that’s not what is happening.

    Daniel – coming back to authority and telling the truth… a correct assessment is telling the truth. The board is being asked… to do nothing. So, they put out an RFP for this and then that comes back and you like one, then we ask town meeting to vote or the state says you have to.

    Ian – the board can put it on the agenda…

    Patrick – you are spot on… no action tonight. The purpose is to set forth a plan and prepare the town for an eventual re-appraisal. We feel there will be an action requested of you in January – mandated or and RTM article. Either way, if we wait til January we have waited too long. We need to be ready by January.

    Ian – are we notified of mandates in… (June)…

    Patrick – based on our conversations, we’ll know – the numbers come out in January. We’ll know that then.

    Jen – every town has a district advisor. Mine has been advising me to do this for two years now. If you go over 7-10 years or numbers sift, don’t wait to be mandated. It’s ok to get ahead. No need to wait. There are funds for towns to do this work.

    Bob – also in January you are up against the deadline for setting the RTM warning. Bringing it to the public should be well in advance.

    Ian – there is a chance we could get the numbers ahead of setting the warning.

  • Community Wide Energy Savings in Brattleboro – Efficiency VT Presentation

    Brad Long, a representative from Efficiency Vermont

    Stephen Dotson – I want to introduce Brad from Efficiency VT. each year they choose focus communities for additional incentives and a lot of education and outreach. We know this winter will be a hard winter for energy, so this is timely. He’s really reached out in ways we haven’t seen before… equity and listening first, then designing this to fit our needs in Brattleboro. A real chance to do something big.

    Brad – thanks. I appreciate the opportunity. I’ll share my screen for a presentation. Focused Communities – Brattleboro. Stephen has been a great help to me. EV is a statewide energy efficiency utility – to reduce the cost of energy for Vermonters, plus education. For 22 years. The campaign began in May and will run through Dec 2023. High energy burden and high renter population were the determining factors – Brattleboro and Winooski get the focused community campaigns. I’ll work with you to help out and gather data to bring back to the state. Goal is to help residences and businesses and renters, farmers, and everyone reduce energy use and reduce costs. We’ll increase awareness of services and incentives. We have a landing page built to contact us, and for events, incentives, services, and partners. In terms of the program, there are special resources for the community, special budget dollars for the campaign, and the work is dedicated to the community. Part will be identifying obstacles to people using our services. There will be learning opportunities. Cool things coming. Special offers for people. Free energy saving kits. Free walk through and consultations for rental property owners and renters. We want to talk to renters. And a $200 energy star coupon. Check out the site and look for me around town and tell me what’s happening and I’ll see what we can do to help. I want to engage with he community. Look forward to it. Questions?

    Ian – thanks…

    Liz – Nice to meet you, are you working with the SEON group?

    Brad – I worked with Guy Payne, but not right now.

    Liz – they are active in Brattleboro. Window weatherization – credits only happen within the process of an energy audit? Is that being changed?

    Brad – a complex question – an energy audit determines a home’s ability to retain or exchange heat. Windows are a concern. In some of our weatherization programs, some window replacement can be done…

    Liz – repair and weatherization…

    Brad – limited incentives for repairs of windows. Not part of an audit. A homeowner could weatherize windows and apply for $100 DIY incentive, no energy audit needed.

    Jess- thanks. We want to educate the community about increasing efficiency and reducing our use of electricity and dependence on oil is important. Thanks for being here.

    Tim – thanks for appearing and I’m looking forward to more details about weatherization incentives…

    Brad – I’ll be doing presentation on weatherization. We’ve increased our weatherization budget.

    Daniel I work for SEVCa and work closely with weatherization and we will help you spread the word.

    Brad – 50% of the town rents and we want to engage with them.

    Ian – we’ll help get the word out

  • VT DEC Wastewater Pre-Treatment Discharge Grant – Apply on behalf of Commonwealth Dairy

    Patrick – Dan Tyler will discuss it. Sam from Commonwealth Dairy. We are helping to apply for a substantial grant to help CD and help to reduce the strength of the waste that comes to our treatment plant.

    Dan – we came recently with an allocation increase. This grant comes from ARPA funding for wastewater, and open to towns and businesses for pre-treatment improvements. CD wants todo this and gets between $250k to $1 million. We apply and it is a pass through grant to CD. Questions?

    Liz – we talked about this several times and how it will improve our water water cleanliness so it is a good thing. I applaud the town for applying.

    Jess – grant management…since this is new from ARPA – do we know systems are in place to be accountable tot he granting organization.

    Dan – CD has a letter of commitment to the town. That’s the intention.

    Patrick – it is a new state program and there is some awkwardness getting going, but we have done many pass through grants. Bob will look this over. CD have been accepting of obligations that will fall to them.

    Ian – this grant is new, but the town being a pass through is not new.

    Patrick – all the time.

    Tim – thanks for sticking with us tonight.

    Sam – thanks for your patience as well, bringing this all together.


  • Authorize Street Name – Fairly Wild Way

    Ian – last item.

    Patrick – it is interesting. It doesn’t happen often but we’ve had two in two weeks. Like last meeting, there were two homes off a private drive and was permissible but one more residence added requires the road become a private road. We worked with residents and they came up with Fairly Wild Way. It’s been reviewed and is acceptable, so we ask you approved and name the road.

    Tim – Can we change this? Maybe reasonably wild way?

    Ian – wickedly wild way?


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