Regular Meeting of March 24, 2014
South Hero Town Hall, Monday 7:00 PM
Board Present: Jonathan Shaw, Skip Brown (also Board Secretary), Anne Zolotas, Carol Tremble
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 Acting Chairman Jonathan Shaw at 7:00 pm.
– Carol Tremble made a motion to accept the minutes of the regular meeting of March 10, 2014 as written.
The motion was seconded, all in attendance so voted and the motion carried.
3. Public input:
A. Tim Maxham brought up the VTrans hearing regarding the intersection of Routes 2 and 314 that occurred on March 11, 2014. VTrans will submit a written update to the Board within 30 days of the hearing. It was discussed and decided to ask the VTrans officials to come to a future Selectboard meeting to listen to concerns of the Selectboard.
B. Sandy Gregg, Peter Gregg and Doug Patterson, were present to discuss the Lavin Property Working Group. The first public forum on the purchase of the property will be on Monday, March 31, 2014. She handed out a draft of the information that will be presented at the forum for the Board to review. Carol Tremble made a motion to have the Lavin Property Working Group members process the application for Village Center Designation. The motion was seconded, all in attendance so voted and the motion carried.
4. New Business:
A. Consulting engineer Evan Detrick was present to discuss the South Street project and the progress of the Rights of Way easements. There is currently a draft of the easements with values submitted to VTrans to sign off on. Most of the easements are temporary construction easements, and a few property owners will have some land affected. As soon as VTrans completes this review, the Town can contact affected landowners. Evan will prepare a draft a letter so it can be sent out as soon as possible after VTrans approval.
B. The Chairman asked for goals for the upcoming session. The following goals were presented, but may not necessarily be acted upon, are (in no particular order):
-Try to fast track the work on South Street
-Work on traffic calming for Route 2
-Update the dog ordinance
-Get a park and ride in South Hero
-Complete the White’s Beach ordinance
-Complete the updated Road ordinance
-Update the Town’s computers and anti-virus software
5. Old and Ongoing Business:
A. South Street update: See new business above.
6. Administrative Assistant Report:
A. See the written report submitted for discussion points.
B. The draft copies of an updated Road ordinance and White’s Beach ordinance were discussed. Mitch will prepare the additions/deletions and present them for a future meeting for further discussion.
C. The easement and trail designation for the rail bed at the former Rocheleau property was discussed. Jonathan Shaw and Chris Herrick will look into the recording of the deed and advise the Town Clerk whether to record it before or after the trail easement is worked out.
D. The State department of Fish and Wildlife submitted an application for the boat launch property at Featherbed Lane. There are still a few items missing, so it is deemed incomplete at this time.
7. Other Business:
A. Anne Zolotas made a motion to sign the order #14-20 and pay the bills associated with said order. The motion was seconded, all in attendance so voted and the motion carried.
-Anne Zolotas made a motion to adjourn 8:35 pm. The motion was seconded all in attendance so voted and the motion carried.
Respectfully submitted, Approved by,
Graham Brown Chris Herrick, Chair