Regular Meeting of December 9, 2013
South Hero Town Hall, Monday 7:00 PM
Board Present: Jonathan Shaw, Skip Brown (also Board Secretary), Anne Zolotas, Sarah Jacoby
Others Present: Sharon Roy, Town Clerk. Mitchel Cypes, Administrative Assistant. Also see sign in sheet.
1. Called to Order:
-The meeting was called to order by Acting Chairman Jonathan Shaw at 7:00 pm.
– Anne Zolotas made a motion to accept the minutes of the regular meeting of November 25, 2013 as written. The motion was seconded, all in attendance so voted and the motion carried.
3. Public input:
A. Jennifer Lestage of the Champlain Islands Parent Child Center was present to discuss a 5k road race that will occur on June 14, 2014. Sarah Jacoby made a motion to allow South Street to be closed from approx. 9:30-10:30 am and to use the Potvin Parking lot at Folsom. The motion was seconded, all in attendance so voted and the motion carried. Jennifer acknowledges that she is aware that there is a parking plan for the lot, as well as there has to be trash control.
B. Terry Delano was present and asked again that the missing road sign be replaced at Kibbe Point Rd. and Rte. 2.
4. New Business:
A. Everett Dubuque was present to discuss a delinquent real estate tax situation. The resident has not made payments in over 2 years. He will get more information before proceeding with further enforcement.
B. David Hobbs, chairman of the Recreation Commission presented the budget proposal to the Board. Eoana Sturges, also of the Recreation Commission was present to discuss the installation of fitness stations along the South Hero Recreation Park trail. The Board would like input on whether the town liability insurance would be affected and an estimate on getting the fitness stations installed.
C. Ray Allen of South Hero rescue was present to discuss the budget. The Town pays for the utilities of the rescue building and workers comp. insurance. Other costs associated with rescue, except dispatch, are covered by donations.
D. Ruth Wallman of the Lake Champlain Island Economic Development Corp. presented a budget proposal to the Board.
E. Skip Brown made a motion to sign the tobacco and minor liquor license application for the South Hero Pharmacy. The motion was seconded, all in attendance so voted and the motion carried.
F. There will not be a Selectboard meeting on December 23, 2013. Instead there will be a meeting on December 16, 2013.
5. Old and Ongoing Business:
A. South Street update: Waivers for right of way easements were discussed. Vermont AOT has reviewed the language and has updated them. The Board is still waiting for appraisals of affected properties.
B. Budget items were discussed and worked on.
C. Anne Zolotas discussed the Lavin property that the Town has right of first refusal to purchase. It was decided to prepare a presentation to the residents either during or soon after the Town Meeting day.
D. Garbage sticker quotes were discussed. Information needs to be clarified before making a decision.
6. Administrative Assistant Report:
A. See the written report submitted for discussion points.
7. Other Business:
A. Anne Zolotas made a motion to sign the order #14-12 and pay the bills associated with said order. The motion was seconded, all in attendance so voted and the motion carried.
B. There are two Selectboard seats coming up for election in 2014. Petitions for candidates to be placed on the ballot have to picked up at Town Hall and turned in by January 27, 2014 to be considered.
– Sarah Jacoby a motion to adjourn 9:05 pm. The motion was seconded, all in attendance so voted and the motion carried.
Respectfully submitted, Approved by,
Graham Brown Chris Herrick, Chair