WINDSOR: Transfer station, town hall rentals top agenda

by The Town Line staff

At their November 21 meeting the Windsor Select Board was informed on a number of activities at the transfer station.

Town Manager Theresa Haskell reviewed in length the solid waste ordinance draft. Updates and changes were made. Haskell also noted the transfer station committee is discussing using stickers, again. More information will be available later.

Haskell then reviewed the Windsor recycling pamphlet. Updates and changes were also made to the pamphlet.

Haskell also reviewed the town hall policy with the select board. She would like to get suggestions from the select board on how to make the rules clearer to residents when using the town hall. Haskell noted it is a cost to the town when emergency response is needed. Haskell made note of an example: the heat sensors in the town hall are very sensitive. When fogging devices are used, they set off the heat sensors. The fire department will respond. The town pays a fee to each firefighter who responds. It is printed in the rules tha fogging devices are not to be used, but people still use them. A suggestion to revise the policy to charge a fee to residents for non-emergency calls might help cut down on some of these calls.

A question has come up about whether a minor could ride along with the town’s plow truck. There was discussion about minor or adult riding along in the public works vehicles, and how it would affect insurance and what waivers would or should be signed by the driver and rider. More information and discussion will follow.

In other business, Haskell reported the transfer station revenues were up for October from last year by $1,481.25, making the total for the year at $3,953.

There have been three applications received for the part-time transfer station attendant position. Interviews will take place after the holidays.

The select board also voted on a plan that would limit the hours Tim Coston, a public works driver and laborer, would spend covering at the transfer station. That would allow Coston to get rest for his role plowing and sanding the town roads. Haskell said other people will be available to cover at the transfer station.

The next meeting was scheduled for December 5.


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