October 3, 2011
MONDAY 6:00 PM
Water and Light Office
The meeting duly noticed and warned was called to order at 6:00 PM.
Trustees: Dana Wildes, Wallace Reeve, Ed DeBor, and Peter Bourne
Staff: Craig Myotte
1) PUBLIC HEARING:
The Trustees discussed requests from several persons to trap on Village owned property. Trappers are required by State law to notify the land owner on an annual basis. The Trustees authorized Craig to administer requests made and provide the Trustees with an update annually. Annual request need to be made in writing rather than verbally.
2) Current Priority Projects:
Craig reviewed the current priority projects with the Trustees.
3) MANAGEMENT REPORT:
Craig responded to management report questions from the Trustees.
4) Approve Minutes of Meeting Held SEPTEMBER 6, 2011:
On a motion by Trustee DeBor, seconded by Trustee Bourne and unanimously approved, the Board approved the minutes of the September 6, 2011, regular meeting.
5) Approve MEETING NOTES of Meeting Held SEPTEMBER 19, 2011:
Trustee Wildes and Trustee Reeves accepted meeting notes prepared by Craig of the September 19, 2011, special joint meeting with the Selectboard. Trustees Bourne and DeBor were not in attendance.
6) Approve LIEN:
On a motion by Trustee Bourne, seconded by Trustee DeBor and unanimously approved, the Board approved a lien on 202 Maple Street in Morrisville, VT, in the amount of $404.07.
7) DISCUSS POWER SUPPLY ISSUES:
Craig provided the Trustees with an update on the hydro improvement. We received the License Amendment from FERC for the crest gate. Craig informed the Trustees he made a decision to defer the crest gate project until 2012 due to weather concerns. The gate work is still on schedule for 2011. The generator repair schedule has been revised. There are a number of parts that have been identified as unusable. Energy Resource Group is in the process of preparing a detailed list and cost estimate. The schedule has been delayed about one month (to end of January 2012).
The Trustees continued to discuss the Hydro Quebec, Fitchburg and Seabrook recommendations from VPPSA. Craig informed the Trustees he hired Energy Initiatives to provide an independent review of the Fitchburg contract for us. A draft report is expected by September 30 with a final report due by October 7.
Craig reported he met with Ellen Burt on September 16 to discuss power supply issues. In addition, Craig reported he has set up a meeting with Tim Hebert of Energy New England for September 29.
The Trustees reviewed the August 2011 power supply cost summary. The Trustees also reviewed historic power supply costs for the past four years for Morrisville and Stowe.
8) OTHER BUSINESS:
Craig stated he had asked Jim Mahoney to review the Agreement with the Town for storage of swirl separator material at Trombley Hill transfer station. The public hearing and vote for zoning changes was tabled on September 19, 2011 due to a lack of a quorum of the Trustees. The public hearing will be rescheduled for November 7, 2011. Craig discussed next steps with the Trustees for the Gristmill/Creamery property. The Trustees supported getting a meeting set up with LCPC, Town, State and the potential purchaser to discuss site remediation and schedule. Craig provided the Trustees with an update on the Zack Woods sale of the second parcel. The Trustees tabled the annual fall dinner for 2011.
9) EXECUTIVE SESSION:
At 7:50 PM, on a motion by Trustee DeBor, seconded by Trustee Reeve and unanimously approved, the Board adjourned the meeting.
Wallace Reeve, Clerk