Board of Supervisors
Thursday, May 22, 2008, 6:00 p.m.
Springfield Selectmen’s Room, Springfield, Vermont
Members present: Joe Fromberger Forrest Randall George Timko
Derek Suursoo Cynthia Gibbs Harold Igoe
Gary DeRosia Jim Peplau
Tom Kenyon Paul Belaski
Attendees: Mary T. O’Brien Bob Forguites Tom Kennedy
The Chair called the meeting to order at 6:04 p.m.
1. Roll Call
A quorum was established with ten towns represented.
2. Minutes of April 17, 2008 meeting
Mr. Randall made a motion to approve the minutes of the April 17, 2008 meeting as printed. Mr. Kenyon seconded the motion. All voted in favor; the motion passed.
3. Treasurer’s Report
Mr. Forguites noted that all current assets are cash. Mr. Peplau made a motion to approve the expenditures as outlined by the Treasurer. Mr. Randall seconded the motion. Some discussion ensued. All voted in favor.
4. Update on the NH/VT Project
Mr. Forguites explained the Project’s current financials that he’d outlined on the chalkboard as follows:
57,142.71 set aside for bills
$508,500.00 (56.5%) to NH District
$391,500.00 (43.5%) to VT District
-27,500.00 to City of Claremont for settlement of lawsuit
- 210.00 for VT District telephone service for six months
- 485.60 to NKMS for Jeff Meyers’s legal work
$28,947.11 to be split between NH District (56.5%) and VT District (43.5%)
The Project’s checking account will be closed at the end of May. The VT District’s monies will be invested by Mr. Forguites.
5. Review and Approval of FY09 Draft Work Program and Budget
Mr. Suursoo made a motion to approve the proposed District Work Program for FY09 (July 1, 2008-June 30, 2009) as printed. Mr. Randall seconded the motion. Discussion ensued. All voted in favor of the motion.
Mr. Forguites explained some details of the proposed FY09 Budget. Mr. Peplau made a motion to accept the FY09 Budget of $183,150.00 as proposed. Mr. Suursoo seconded the motion. Discussion ensued. All voted in favor of the motion.
Mr. Fromberger directed Mr. Kennedy to work with Steve Ankuda, Esq. to produce the wording for a resolution specifically stating how the District’s invested reserve fund could be accessed.
6. Recycling Coordinator’s Report
Ms. O’Brien spoke about her work and answered questions.
7. District Manager’s Report
Mr. Kennedy noted that Jeff Fehrs had pre-approved the District’s Solid Waste Implementation Plan (SWIP). Mr. Kennedy explained some of the revisions. Mr. Timko made a motion to approve the revised SWIP and to submit it to the Agency of Natural Resources for their approval. Mr. Peplau seconded the motion. All voted in favor of the motion.
8. Future Meetings
The District’s Board of Supervisors’ next meeting will be August 28, 2008. The next Executive Committee meeting will be held on Friday, June 6, 2008.
9. Other Business
Mr. Fromberger noted that Ms. O’Brien’s contract would be updated.
Supervisors discussed creating and distributing a press release when the SWIP is approved. The press release could include the fact that no money will be asked from the towns.
Mr. Suursoo made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:23 p.m.
Mary T. O’Brien