WOODSTOCK — Woodstock’s Select Board met Sept. 5 at town office. Chair Ron Deegan was absent, but members Bob McQueeney, Jeffery Campbell, Jr and the Town Manager Vern Maxfield were present for the 40-minute meeting that included an executive session.

The board had previously approved the mil rate increase of .20 from $14.15 to of  $14.35. Their overlay was $29, 961. McQueeney said they try to keep their long-term debt down.

“I think we are still paying for the Bacon Bridge on Old County Road, but everything else is paid for. We don’t have a mortgage on anything,” said McQueeney.

Replacing Tonya Lewis, who was the deputy town clerk, treasurer and tax collector was the subject of the executive session. Town office is closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays so Maxfield can get paperwork done until they hire a replacement for Lewis. They are open Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Maxfield said they received a thank-you letter from the Woodstock Historical Society for a wall mounted wood cabinet that had once hung in the Woodstock High School principal’s office.

The garage door opener on the first bay door of the town garage broke. Maxfield said for $2,000, Roberts will replace the opener  and maintain all of the other doors.


The highway department is ditching and replacing culverts on Old County Road.

Sand bids will take place at the next meeting. “If Ronnie makes it back from Florida,” quipped Campbell.

Maxfield said the planning board applications, discussed later that evening, included building a tiny house with a patio and solar panels; building of a one-story house and replacement of an existing deck. “They’ve got more permit applications tonight, than they have had all summer,” said Maxfield.

The 20-year-old Woodstock Library ramp will likely be completely replaced by Henry’s Concrete. The issue with the current ramp is a two inch lip at the threshold. “It’s not that a wheelchair person can’t get in there but it doesn’t meet the regs,” said McQueeney.

They talked about paving the gravel area at the Greenwood and Woodstock Transfer Station.

The Roadside Spring (also known as Bryant Pond Spring) on route 26 received a satisfactory water test report.

The Woodstock select board will meet again on Sept. 19 at 5 p.m.

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