Ferrisburgh considers new insurance coverage
FERRISBURGH — At their Sept. 18 meeting, members of the Ferrisburgh selectboard discussed a potential site for a town-owned solar array (see story on Page 17).
In other business on Sept. 18, the Ferrisburgh selectboard:
• Agreed to pursue a quote from Travelers Insurance, through the Williston Insurance Agency, for all the town’s insurance coverage. Agency representatives said other towns, including Burlington and Milton, have saved money by switching to Travelers from PACIF, which is affiliated with the Vermont League of Cities and Towns.
• Decided to contact the Kelly Brush Foundation about a safety issue. Board members said at least one Route 7 intersection, with Greenbush Road, was covered by flaggers instead of law enforcement officers and a cruiser during the foundation’s Sept. 8 annual charity ride. Board members said law enforcement presence at the intersection was a precondition of giving the foundation permission to go through the town, and other nonprofits running similar events had met that condition.
Board members said faulty communication or an oversight could be the issue, but said they might also establish a policy on the question to ensure safety in the future. Lack of law enforcement at some intersections is “just a recipe for making a big mess in a hurry,” said Selectman Jim Benoit.
• Heard from selectboard Chairman Rick Ebel that Agency of Transportation officials had told him that the rail depot near the VTrans park-and-ride lot would at some point soon get further renovations to allow occupancy, but that the agency was still seeking a nonprofit tenant to occupy its second story. Its use as a train station is probably still “three to five years out,” Ebel said.
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