Regular Meeting of October 14, 2013
South Hero Town Hall, Monday 7:00 PM
Board Present: Chris Herrick, 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 Chairman Chris Herrick at 7:00 pm.
– Anne Zolotas made a motion to accept the minutes of the regular meeting of September 23, 2013 and special meeting of October 2, 2013 as written. The motion was seconded, all in attendance so voted and the motion carried.
3. Public input:
A. Bill Rowe of the Northwest Solid Waste District (NWSWD) was present to offer help setting up a possible new sticker program carter, if necessary.
B. Nancy Gardner was present to discuss the Potvin parking lot. It is not being paved this year. Neighbors will be notified if future paving is anticipated.
4. New Business:
A. Janine Bellinghiri SHVFD Womenâ€™s Auxiliary, was present to discuss using the Potvin parking lot for Trunk or Treat. Skip Brown made a motion to allow the use of the parking lot for Trunk or Treat October 31, 2013 from approximately 4:30-6:00 pm. The motion was seconded, all in attendance so voted and the motion carried.
B. David Sichel of the Vermont League of Cities and Towns (VLCT) was present to discuss the Vermont Health Connect system and the fact that the Town will have to join it in order to offer health insurance to Town employees. He supplied a report that is attached to these minutes. It is the consensus of the Board to have a â€œnavigatorâ€ explain the system to the Town employees and help them set up their accounts.
C. Several members of the Road crew were present. They will be paving on West Shore Rd. from the Roy Marsh Trail to Hall Rd., from Lakeview Rd. to Branchâ€™s hill, a patch at Rte. 314 and the unpaved section of Sunset View Rd. Also, William Gett has given a resignation notice. He will work until November 1st.
D. Sarah Jacoby made a motion to appoint James Baker to the ZBA and Alayne Raybo as alternate member to the ZBA. The motion was seconded, all in attendance so voted and the motion carried.
E. Todd Cox is resigning from the PC. An ad will be placed for a new member.
F. Budget discussions will begin soon. A letter will be drafted and sent to any Board or organization who requests funds to attend a Selectboard meeting to discuss their funding needs.
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.
6. Administrative Assistant Report:
A. See the written report submitted for discussion points.
B. The municipal planning grant application has been submitted and the Town should hear something by December if the grant is approved.
7. Other Business:
A. Anne Zolotas made a motion to sign the order #14-07 and pay the bills associated with said order. The motion was seconded, all in attendance so voted and the motion carried.
B. Anne Zolotas made a motion to go into executive session to discuss personnel matters at 8:20. The motion was seconded, all in attendance so voted and the motion carried.
C. Anne Zolotas made a motion to exit executive session at 8:30. The motion was seconded, all in attendance so voted and the motion carried. Upon exiting executive session, the Board decided that the Road Crew should ask past employee Eddie Wendel if he is interested in returning to work.
– 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