Town of Halifax, Vermont


January 28, 2013

Call to Order

The meeting was called to order at 6:30pm at the town office.  Board members in attendance were Edee Edwards, Earl Holtz, and Lewis Sumner. Others in attendance were Jessica Bruno, Jesse Ferland, Marilyn Allen, Cara Cheyette, Steve Towne, Carl Barmen, Edie Fenton, Maggie Bartenhagen, Nick Bartenhagen, Christina Moore, and Bill Moore.

Town Budget and Warning

The Selectboard reviewed several outstanding budget line items, the equipment schedule and new purchases.

Barmen led a discussion about the poor condition of the roads in some areas, and inquired about the state specifications of our gravel. Many members of the public commented on the road conditions.

Allen led a discussion about charging a fee for overweight vehicles as the statistics for who causes the need for maintenance on the roads is largely heavy vehicles. Holtz acknowledged that setting the fee and enforcing the fee would be issues that the Selectboard would have to resolve.

Cheyette led a discussion about the impact of cutting trees next to the road.

M Bartenhagen led a discussion concerning a possible design flaw in the town truck which recently caught on fire. Emissions standards were discussed. The group discussed the decision to purchase a tandem truck.

Cheyette discussed a possible new assault weapons ban and inquired whether we could make a non-binding resolution that supports avid sportsmen and urges our representatives to pursue reasonable legislation.

The Selectboard prepared and approved the town warning.


The meeting was adjourned at 9:15pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Jessica Bruno

Halifax Selectboard Secretary