Regular Meeting of June 23, 2014
South Hero Town Hall, Monday 7:00 PM
Board Present: Chris Herrick, Jonathan Shaw, Skip Brown (also Board Secretary), Anne Zolotas (arrived at 7:03)
Others Present: Sharon Roy, Town Clerk and 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.
– Jonathan Shaw made a motion to accept the minutes of the meeting of June 9, 2014 as written.
The motion was seconded, all in attendance so voted and the motion carried.
3. Public input:
A. Road Commissioner, John Roy, was present to say that a bid was received for the backhoe the Town has for sale. Jonathan Shaw made a motion to accept the bid of $1020.00 for said backhoe. The motion was seconded, all in attendance so voted and the motion carried.
B. Tim Maxham reminded the Board that VTrans told the Selectboard that realignment of striping on Route 2 at the top of Peter’s Hill (Near Kibbe Point Rd) was promised a few years ago. Both Mitch and Chris spoke with VTrans officials and were told that there will be a designated left turn lane onto Kibbe Point Rd from Route 2 in the easterly direction.
C. There is supposed to be a fundraiser at the Blue Paddle with singer Tammy Fletcher on June 29. There are concerns about the number of guests that can fit at the Blue Paddle. Mitch will be in touch with the concerns to the Blue Paddle owners as well as the fire department, sheriff and DLC.
D. David Hobbs, Chair of the Town Recreation Commission was present to remind the Board that the theme of the July 4 parade will be “Energy: Past, present and future”. Any participants are asked to assemble at the corner of Landon Rd. and South St. at 10:00 am, and the start of the parade will be at 11:00 am.
E. Sandy Gregg was present to discuss the upcoming Lavin Property Working Group findings. It was decided to
bring the findings to the Board at the July 14, 2014 meeting.
4. New Business:
A. George Nelson of GISU and Michael Burke of Krebs and Lansing engineers were present to discuss the upcoming drainage work at Folsom Educational and Community Center. There are plans to bore an 8″ pipe from the school approximately 9′ under South Street to a drainage easement that will be obtained on the Hackett’s Orchard property. The contractor will be made aware of the waterline on the west side of South Street and should be below it. It was also asked if construction vehicles and materials can be staged in the parking lot. The consensus of the Board is that this is fine, providing that the fire lanes are kept clear.
B. Preservation Trust of VT has a $250.00 matching grant ($500.00 total) available to assess the needs of the Granny’s Attic building. Jonathan Shaw made a motion to spend $250.00 from the Granny’s Attic maintenance fund for the match to the grant. The motion was seconded, all in attendance so voted and the motion carried.
C. Jonathan Shaw made a motion to spend up to $1250.00 to complete the roof stabilization of Granny’s Attic with the funds coming from the Town’s portion of the fire department budget. The motion was seconded, all in attendance so voted and the motion carried.
D. Duffy’s Carting service has left 3 dumpsters at the Town garage. These dumpsters have been getting filled with “illegal” trash and do not get dumped regularly. Mitch will write them a letter and ask them to remove these dumpsters.
5. Old and Ongoing Business:
A. South Street update: The final iteration of the rights of way letter is complete and have been sent out to affected landowners. Mitch will clarify with Evan Detrick of what will happen if landowners want to meet to discuss any concerns they may have.
B. The emerald ash borer (EAB) was discussed. A tree inventory is being done and more information and a possible “Tree and Mowing Policy” will be forthcoming after the inventory is complete.
6. Administrative Assistant Report:
A. See the written report submitted for discussion points.
- Other Business:
A. Jonathan Shaw made a motion to sign the order #14-26 and pay the bills associated with said order. The motion was seconded, all in attendance so voted and the motion carried.
-Jonathan Shaw made a motion to adjourn 8:40 pm. The motion was seconded all in attendance so voted and the motion carried.
Respectfully submitted, Approved by,
Graham Brown Chris Herrick, Chair