Board of Supervisor’s Meeting

327 Old Ferry Road, Brattleboro, VT 05301

April 13, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Meeting Notice & Agenda

1) Changes and/or Additions to Agenda

2) Annual Reorganization

a. Introduction of New Supervisors

b. Election of Officers

c. Designation of Meeting, Place, Date and Time

d. Official Newspaper

e. Consider Authorized Check Signer for Checking Account and Investment Accounts

3) Rob Adams, New Owner Putney Road Redemption, Redeemable Container Collection (5 min)

4) Approval of Minutes – March 9, 2017

5) Approval of Minutes – March 23, 2017

6) Approval of Check Register – March 2017

7) Financial Report Review - March 2017

8) Program Coordinator’s Report

9) Executive Directors Report

10) Consider Proposal for Organics Hauling from Transfer Stations

11) Consider Loaning of Roll-off Containers to Member Towns

12) Consider Proposal from Cincinnati Industrial Auctioneers for MRF Assets Which Would Require Reconsideration of Previous Vote

13) Consider Transferring Recyclables to Springfield, MA MRF

14) Consider Application to ANR for Hauler Exemption for Offering Residential Food Scrap Collection

15) Consider Full-time Staff Positions for Convenience Center, Compost Facility Operations, and Potential Cardboard Baling

16) Executive Session (if needed)

17) Other Business as Legally Allowed

18) Adjournment


BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: Louis A. Bruso, Jr., Chair, Jamaica; Jan Ameen, Vice Chair, Westminster (via conference phone); John Allen, Brattleboro; Michelle Cherrier, Dummerston; Cheryl Franklin, Guilford; Lewis Sumner, Halifax (via conference phone); Tony Gordon, Marlboro; Dan Toomey, Putney; Irvin Stowell, Townshend; Tim Franklin, Vernon; Nancy Meinhard, Wardsboro; Clyde Twitchell, Whitingham; and Merrill Mundell, Wilmington.

BOARD MEMBERS ABSENT: David Schoales, Brattleboro; David Jones, Brookline; Lester Dunklee, Dummerston; Thomas Baltrus, Dover; Troy Revis; Guilford; Bradley Rafus, Halifax; Stillman Vonderhorst, Marlboro; Johanna Gardner and Shannon Meckle, Newfane; Gig Zboray and James Damato, Readsboro; Albert Dupell, Stratton; Tom Consolino, Wilmington; and Scott Bushee, Winhall.  

OTHERS PRESENT: Patrick Moreland, Brattleboro Assistant Town Manager

Mr. Bruso, Chair, called the meeting to order at 7:03 p.m.

1) Consider Approval of Assignment of BOE Lease to Sky Solar:  The Board of Supervisor’s reviewed and discussed the Landlord’s Estoppel Certificate.  Mr. Bruso noted the District’s attorney reviewed the document.

Motion made, seconded, and carried to the Landlord’s Estoppel Certificate.

2) Consider Short Term Loan: Mr. Bruso reviewed two loan proposals with the Board. The Board discussed the terms of each loan.

Motion made, seconded, and carried the Board authorize Mr. Bruso, Chair of the Board and Ms. Cherrier, Treasurer, to sign the note from Merchant’s Bank for $75,000 due March 30, 2018. There was 1 nay.  

3) Determine whether Special BOS Meeting required for March 30:  Mr. Bruso suggested the Board hold a special Meeting to reduce the number of Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) employees.  The Board agreed to discuss MRF staffing at the April Finance Committee Meeting.

4) Adjournment:  

Motion made, seconded and carried to adjourn.  

The meeting was adjourned at 7:38 p.m.

Kristen Benoit, District Clerk

Special Board of Supervisor’s Meeting

327 Old Ferry Road, Brattleboro, VT 05301

March 23, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Meeting Notice & Agenda

1) Consider Approval of Assignment of BOE Lease to Sky Solar.

2) Consider Short Term Loan

3) Determine whether Special BOS meeting required for March 30

4) Adjournment