Town of Halifax, Vermont
March 7, 2017


Call to Order

The meeting was called to order at 6:10 p.m. Selectboard members Lewis Sumner, Mitchell Green, and Bradley Rafus were present, as were Dora Green, Peggy Rafus, and Robbin Gabriel.

Changes and/or Additions to Agenda

Lewis Sumner added the WSWMD net metering solar contract, which needed to be re-signed. The Board had approved and signed the document at their February 21st, 2017 meeting, but Encore Energy asked the Board to sign a new copy, as the first had a “draft” header on it which should have been removed. Board members signed the new copy.

New Business

Town Garage Generator Estimates
The Selectboard reviewed four bid estimates for a replacement generator at the town garage. Powers Generator submitted a $23,000 estimate, JC Electric was $16,500, Lamoureux Electric was $21,316, and New Hampshire Generator Installers was $18,400. JC Electric’s price was on a 36KV Generac generator; the other three offered a 30KW Kohler. Sumner made a motion to approve JC Electric’s $16,500 estimate for a 36KW Generac generator to be installed at the Town Garage. Mitch Green seconded the motion, which passed, 3-0.

Post Roads Notice
Green made a motion to post town roads for mud season overweight limits. Brad Rafus seconded the motion, which passed, 3-0. Restrictions are in place March 7th to May 15th. Sumner noted the signs can come down early if we have a dry spring.

Sign Overweight Permits
The Board signed five excess weight permits.

Executive Session
None held.

Hearing of Visitors

No comments.

Sign Orders to the Treasurer

The Selectboard’s Order to the Treasurer was reviewed and signed.


The meeting was adjourned at 6:30 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Robbin Gabriel
Selectboard Secretary