Addison buys a new fire truck

ADDISON — The Addison selectboard and Addison Volunteer Fire Department executive officers at a special March 19 selectboard meeting at the fire station agreed to buy a new fire truck for the town.
The new $338,640 truck will replace the department’s 1994 truck. According to meeting minutes, the department had $82,000 in its truck fund, and the town will finance the difference with a 15-year, 2.9-percent loan through the National Bank of Middlebury.
According to minutes, the new truck will have “lots of bells and whistles,” including a “360 degree spotlight tower, speedy dry hopper, 12 Kw generator, automatic drop chains,” and will be large enough to carry all the firefighters’ gear.
Officials expect the truck to last 30 years, and said the town will sell the old truck.
At their April 1 meeting, selectboard members heard from road foreman Bryan Nolan that winter costs ran high, but still authorized another equipment purchase: $6,500 to buy a “steamer” to thaw out frozen culverts.
At that meeting, the board also appointed Peter Briggs, Cheryl Burnham and Frank Galgano to the development review board: David Cole and Galgano as representatives to the Addison County Regional Planning Commission, and Barbara Supeno as an alternate; Jeff Nelson to the ACRPC’s transportation committee; William Munoff as a representative to the Addison County Solid Waste Management District; and Geoff Nelson as health officer.
The board also voted to reduce the planning commission from seven to five members, and appointed Starr Phillips to finish Kimball Provencher’s term on the commission. Phillips’ term had just expired, and the board voted to not to replace Tim Davis on the board, thus creating the five-member panel. According to minutes, “Starr stated that for the last two years they have been functioning as a five-member board.”
The board also discussed with John Spencer, chairman of the Town Hall Committee, Addison’s ongoing effort to create a septic system that would serve the fire department, Addison’s former town hall and the church that now owns it.
The church will return the building to town ownership in exchange for septic service. Addison is talking with the Gosliga farm about a parcel west of the central school that preliminary tests have indicated is suitable for a septic system that would serve all those properties. The board gave Spencer the go-ahead to speak with an attorney regarding zoning issues about the parcel.
On March 5, the selectboard unanimously chose to return Jeff Kauffman to his post as board chairman.
At that meeting, two television stations asked board members to comment about a discrimination lawsuit that had just been filed, but board members declined because at that point, “we were not aware of any such accusations or suits filed.”
The town’s planning commission has met regularly this year and is focusing on updating Addison’s town plan, with help from the regional planning commission. Planning officials have said the zoning rewrite will now wait until the town plan is updated, with a target date of this fall.
The following real estate transfers were recorded in Addison in the past year:
•  March 21, 2014: Nicole Burgos to Robert Phillips Jr., home at 151 Algonquin Drive, $97,500.
•  March 3, 2014: Richard Wright and Mary McKinnon to Paul and Kyle Felion, home at 275 Whitney Creek Drive, $235,000.
•  Feb. 27, 2014: Janice Barre to David Howell and Stephanie Allen, home at 7020 Route 22A, $280,000.
   Jan. 3, 2014: Rheal and Janice Gevry to Thomas and Amanda Mason, home at 4658 Route 22A, $190,000.
•  Dec. 23, 2013: Gregory and Leslie Randall to Matthew and Erik Randall, home at 280 Potash Bay Road, $150,000.
•  Dec. 23, 2013: Raymond and Alice Bodette to Kayhart Bros. Land Holdings LLC, 327.4 acres and farm buildings on Route 17 West, $890,000.
•  Dec. 4, 2013: Robert Robinson and Lisa Jerry-Robinson to Kyle Goodman and Kelli-Jo Cloutier, home at 5592 Lake Street, $235,000.
•  Dec. 2, 2013: Dale and Dana Franklin to Scott and Cheri Petrin, home at 228 Country Club Road, $251,250.
•  Nov. 11, 2013: George Johnston III to Michael and Amy Johnston, home at 32 Orchard Lane, $850,000.
•  Nov. 1, 2013: Herman Buzeman, Trustee to Gosliga Farms Inc. 216-acre farm at 5198 Route 22A, $744,000.
•  Nov. 1, 2013: James and Jennifer Anair to Kyle Birchmore, commercial property with mobile home at 5470 Route 22A, $120,000.
•  Nov. 1, 2013: Michael and Amy Johnston to Robert and Theresa DiPalma, home at 106 Orchard Lane, $527,167.
•  Oct. 4, 2013: Richard Damalouji to Andre Dubois, land at 357 Mountain Road, $65,000.
•  Sept. 30, 2013: James Foley Jr. to Paul Kennedy, home at 703 Mountain Road Ext. $170,000.
•  Sept. 24, 2013: Bipin and Claire Desai to Debra and Thomas Tremblay, home at 6208 Route 125, $172,300.
•  Sept. 20, 2013: Issam Damalouji to Jeffrey and Paul Mahan, home at 357 Mountain Road, $167,500.
•  Sept. 4, 2013: Anita Burnham to Jane Dwinell and Stephen Yardley, home at 191 Algonquin Drive, $180,000.
•  Aug. 28, 2013: Robert Van Ornum estate to Kevin Van De Weert, mobile home at 515 Nortontown Road, $100,000.
•  Aug. 15, 2013: James and Mary Devlin to Anita Bamert and James Shaw Jr., home at 6724 Route 125, $270,000.
•  July 22, 2013: Mark Gilbert to Rheal and Gail Gevry, home at 7663 Route 22A, $110,000.
•  July 12, 2013: Frank and Geraldine Leffler to Tyler Pierce and Kaci Spear, home at 520 Town House Road, $155,000.
•  June 27, 2013: Ernest and Betty Hayes to George and Patricia Eisenhart, home at 91 Jersey St. $255,000.
•  June 3, 2013: Ann Gibson to Ann Metcalf, home at 290 Tri-Town Road, $232,000.
•  May 31, 2013: Paul Valois Trust to Stephen and Lynn White, home at 6552 Route 125, $95,000.
•  May 7, 2013: Dorothy Sanchez and Roger Norton to Garrett Holler, home at 6303 Goodrich Corner Road, $149,500.
•  April 30, 2013: Jeffrey and Elizabeth Warden to Wendy Willenbaker, home at 2220 Town Line Road, $125,000.
•  April 29, 2013: Timothy Price to Stanley and Janice Huber, home at 1223 Route 17 East, $258,000.
•  April 17, 2013: Carole Draper estate to Ernest and Leslie Bean, home at 1513 Mountain Road, $157,000.
•  April 28, 2013: Pierre and Janice Barre to Richard and Joanne Reynolds, 21 acres on Route 22A, $75,000.

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