Regular Meeting of November 11, 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 7:10 pm)
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. On this Veteran’s Day, Chris asked for remembrance for those who have served.
– Anne Zolotas made a motion to accept the minutes of the regular meeting of October 28, 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 that the missing road sign be replaced at Kibbe Point Rd. and Rte. 2.
B. David Hobbs, Chair of the Recreation Commission asked permission from the Board to install the ice rink on the Potvin parking lot for the upcoming winter season. Permission is granted.
4. New Business:
A. Marty Lavin, owner of 101 acres on Route 2 (between Island Racing and the Post Office) presented a proposal to the Town to purchase the property to consider for future needs. Mr. Lavin has agreed to take the property off of the open market until October 15, 2014 while Mr. Lavin completes wetlands and septic studies.
– Anne Zolotas made a motion to enter executive session at 7:20 to discuss legal matters. The motion was seconded, all in attendance so voted and the motion carried.
–Skip Brown made a motion to exit executive session at 7:25. The motion was seconded, all in attendance so voted and the motion carried.
–Upon exiting executive session Anne Zolotas made a motion to allow the Chairman sign an agreement with Mr. Lavin, with the understanding that it may be cancelled at any time until October 15, 2014, while the Town does due diligence on the feasibility of purchasing the land pending results of the septic study, wetlands study, and a Town vote. The motion was seconded, all in attendance so voted and the motion carried.
B. Mike Wickenden has contacted Fairpoint about a pole near the corner of West Shore Rd. and the east side of the White’s Beach parking driveway. Fairpoint has agreed to move the pole 10-15 yards to the east and 2-3 yards to the north at their expense.
C. Joe Trask from Duffy’s Carting was present to discuss their company’s bid for garbage sticker service. The Board is waiting for 1 more bid before making a decision. Keep in mind that sticker service is for the convenience of the Town residents and that residents have a choice of which company and how their garbage is picked up.
D. Mike Wickenden has volunteered and has done many hours of computer service for the Town. The Board appreciates his time and acknowledges his talents. Mike had recommended that the Town change hosting services for the Town Website, www.southherovt.org. The consensus of the Board is to have Mike make the changes.
E. Town Clerk, Sharon B. Roy said that an audit was done on the Town records and that all is fine with the results.
F. The SHIZAC survey results are compiled and will be posted on the web site.
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.
B. Budget items were discussed and worked on.
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 #14-10 and pay the bills associated with said order. The motion was seconded, all in attendance so voted and the motion carried.
B. Anne Zolotas expressed her concern as a member of South Hero Rescue that there are not enough members, and especially members who are in South Hero during the day.
– Sarah Jacoby 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