Regular Meeting of October 27, 2014
South Hero Town Hall, Monday 7:00 PM
Board Members Present: Carol Tremble, Skip Brown (also Board Secretary), Anne Zolotas, Jonathan Shaw
Board Members Not Present: Chris Herrick
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.
2. Adjustment to Agenda:
-Add discussion of Lavin Property in old business
– Anne Zolotas made a motion to accept the minutes of the meeting of October 13, 2014 as written. The motion was seconded, all in attendance so voted and the motion carried.
4. Public input:
A. Jay Buermann was present to get clarification about the interim zoning. The Community Health Center is considering purchasing the building that they now rent. If they purchase it, they may raze the building and construct a new one slightly larger than the present building. He was advised that after going through the conditional use process, the Selectboard can make a determination about building size if it falls outside of the interim zoning parameters.
B. Katya Wilcox from Island Arts was present to ask for a $1950.00 donation to their programs. She was advised that when the budget is worked on it will discussed as either a line item or as a separate article.
5. New Business:
A. Members of the Board of directors of the CHAMP riding program were present to ask for a real estate tax abatement. They stated hearsay that since they are an educational program, the State would reimburse the Town for any lost tax revenue. Mitch will ask VLCT if this is, in fact, the case. If VLCT does not have an answer, the CHAMP board will be asked for more follow up.
6. Old and Ongoing Business:
A. South Street update: The necessity hearing for South St. has been warned and the hearing will be on November 5, 2014 at 6:00 pm. Jonathan spoke with Evan Detrick and was outlined on the procedure. Once the meeting is called to order, then it will be turned over to the Town attorney and Evan to explain.
B. The “Lavin Property” was discussed. The Lavin Property Working Group (LPWG) was reformed and considered both proposals that were presented. They have drawn up a purchase and sale agreement and want to present it to Mr. Lavin. Anne Zolotas made a motion to present the draft agreement to Mr. Lavin. The motion was seconded, all in attendance so voted and the motion carried.
7. Administrative Assistant Report:
A. See the written report available in Town Hall for all of the discussion points.
B. Mitch did not find they bylaws for the ZBA. According to VLCT, the Selectboard can change the term of a new ZBA member.
C. A notice of violation was sent regarding 146 West Shore Rd.
8. Other Business:
A. Skip Brown made a motion to sign the order #15-09 and pay the bills associated with said order. The motion was seconded, all in attendance so voted and the motion carried.
B. Carol Tremble made a motion to adjust the grand list due to the errors and omissions stated. The motion was seconded, all in attendance so voted and the motion carried.
C. Jonathan Shaw signed a draft certification to close the existing landfill.
D. Anne Zolotas made a motion to sign the contract with Milton Cat for the generator maintenance plans. The motion was seconded, all in attendance so voted and the motion carried.
E. Anne Zolotas will contact the district transportation agent to inquire about adding stop signs to South St.
F. Skip Brown made a motion to enter executive session for personnel matters at 8:52 pm. The motion was seconded, all in attendance so voted and the motion carried. Executive session ended at 9:03 pm. Upon exiting executive session, Carol Tremble made a motion to appoint Sherry Corbin to the ZBA with a term of 1 year. The motion was seconded, all in attendance so voted and the motion carried.
-Anne Zolotas made 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