THE STAMFORD TOWN OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED FROM JULY 29TH THROUGH AUGUST 1ST
TOWN OF STAMFORD
July 24, 2014
PRESENT: Selectboard: Christopher Dargie, Chair, David Bugbee, Thomas Houghtaling, and Sheila G. Lawrence. Nancy Bushika called in by telephone.
David R. Tatro, Road Commissioner.
Lori A. Shepard, Administrative Assistant.
Visitors: Nancy Dargie and Bill Levine.
Chris Dargie called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. Dave Bugbee sat in the audience and did not participate as a Selectboard member.
1. Sheila Lawrence initially wanted to amend the July 17, 2014 minutes because she felt the statement made by Dave Bugbee under Insurance, part 1, made it sound like she didn’t have the proper insurance. Instead, it will be noted in these minutes that a corrected insurance certificate has been provided.
2. Nancy Bushika requested a change under Hearing of Visitors, section 3 – An Act 148 recycling workshop is scheduled, not an open meeting law workshop. She requested that the word “no” be removed from the sentence under Hearing of Visitors, part 4.
MOTION by Chris Dargie to accept the regular meeting minutes of July 17, 2014 as revised. SECONDED by Sheila Lawrence. 3 in favor. (Tom Houghtaling abstained.) Motion APPROVED.
The Selectboard reviewed and approved the following orders:
WARRANT #30 $5,274.71 payroll
WARRANT #31 $7,207.07 accounts payable
OPENING OF BIDS
Chris Dargie opened the first sealed bid from Tim Dunne of Valley Construction in Rowe, Massachusetts in the amount of $29,462.00. The bid outlined five payments in 20% increments based on a specified timeframe.
Chris Dargie opened the second sealed bid from Dave Bugbee of Fieldview Construction in Stamford, Vermont in the amount of $25,500.00. The bid specified payments in one third increments with one-third up front and the remaining two payments upon specific job completion points.
Tom Houghtaling felt like the town was providing financing the way the payments were structured in the first bid proposal, and the payments were not based on completion of work. Sheila Lawrence asked Dave Bugbee if he was awarded the job, how many employees he would have working. Dave Bugbee said it would vary depending on what stage the job was at, for instance, he would need the most amount of people when the trusses were being set, but less during other parts of the job.
Chris Dargie noticed on Valley Construction’s bid the note “Hidden obstructions such as ledge or oversized boulders will be an extra cost over this base bid”. Chris Dargie asked Dave Tatro if they discovered obstacles when they excavated the area in preparation for the building and whether he thought it would be a problem. Dave Tatro said there were some large rocks that had to be removed.
When Dave Bugbee was asked if this would present a problem for him, he stated that it would not. If he came across a rock too big to be removed when digging, he would set his post on the rock and anchor it with brackets. Sheila Lawrence asked him to let the board know if that is done so the location could be marked for future reference.
Dave Bugbee encouraged the board to visit the project and see the work being done. Tom Houghtaling thought he would go up and take pictures.
MOTION by Tom Houghtaling to accept the bid from Fieldview Construction in the amount of $25,500.00. SECONDED by Nancy Bushika. All in favor. Motion APPROVED.
MOTION to adjourn by Chris Dargie. SECONDED by Sheila Lawrence. All in favor. Motion APPROVED. The meeting was adjourned at 7:25 p.m.
Sheila G. Lawrence
The due date to license dogs was April 1, 2014. Please come in as soon as possible if you have not yet licensed your dog.
TOWN OF STAMFORD, VERMONT
986 Main Road Stamford, VT 05352 Tel: 802-694-1361
STAMFORD TOWN OFFICE
Thursday, August 7, 2014
Welcome to a meeting of the Stamford Selectboard. If you have a matter to discuss that is not included on the Agenda, you may do so by addressing the Chairperson and stating your name and address.
CALL TO ORDER
HEARING OF VISITORS (time allowance: 5 minutes per visitor; 15 minutes per topic)
7:00 Michael Batcher, BCRC – Hazard Mitigation Plan, final draft
7:15 Erin Rodgers – Results of 2012 Trout Unlimited and Green Mountain National
READING AND APPROVAL OF RECORDS AND ORDERS
Minutes of July 24, 2014
Salt Shed progress
Act 148 Mandates
Delinquent dog owner update
Snow and Ice Policy review
Town Office sign in sheet/building codes
Setting of town and highway tax rate
Approval of sidewalk project bill
Review and approve Tri-Party Security & Custodial Agreement with Berkshire Bank
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