Special Meeting of December 16, 2013
South Hero Town Hall, Monday 7:00 PM
Board Present: Chris Herrick, Jonathan Shaw, Skip Brown (also Board Secretary), Anne Zolotas, Sarah Jacoby (arrived at 7:10pm)
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 Chairman Chris Herrick at 7:00 pm.
– Anne Zolotas made a motion to accept the minutes of the regular meeting of December 9, 2013 as written. The motion was seconded, all in attendance so voted and the motion carried.
3. Public input:
A. Terry Delano was present and asked again that the missing road sign be replaced at Kibbe Point Rd. and
Rte. 2. The sign was ordered and will be installed on an existing post as soon as it arrives. New post to be installed when frost allows.
4. New Business:
A. John Roy and John Beaulac were present to discuss the highway budget. They let the Board know that there is helpful reciprocity with the Grand Isle highway department. Grand Isle helped haul our winter sand and recently they borrowed a plow truck from South Hero when one of theirs broke down.
B. Kim Julow, Chief of the SHVFD, presented the budget proposal to the Board. The budget presented has an approximate 4% increase. She also stated that certain equipment has a legislated finite life and some items will need replacing in the near future.
C. Jim Manahan of VNA presented a budget proposal and explained what VNA does for Town residents.
D. Sarah Lemnah of CVAA presented a budget proposal to the Board and explained what VNA does for town residents.
E. There will not be a Selectboard meeting on December 23, 2013 or joint meeting on December 30, 2013.
5. Old and Ongoing Business:
A. South Street update: No updates since the last meeting
B. 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 during the Town Meeting day informational session but not have a vote at that time.
C. Garbage sticker quotes were discussed. Jonathan Shaw made a motion to have Gauthier Carting handle the Town’s garbage sticker program beginning on February 1st pending the return of the signed contract. If the contract is signed and returned, the new pick up day will be Mondays. The motion was seconded, all in attendance so voted and the motion carried.
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 #14-13 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.
C. Petitions for articles to be included in the Town report have to be submitted by January 22, 2104. The Town Meeting informational session is on March 1st, 2014.
-Jonathan Shaw a motion to adjourn 9:10 pm. The motion was seconded, all in attendance so voted and the motion carried.
Respectfully submitted, Approved by,
Graham Brown Chris Herrick, Chair