Regular Meeting of February 9, 2015
South Hero Town Hall, Monday 7:00 PM
Board Members Present: Skip Brown (also Board Secretary), Anne Zolotas, Jonathan Shaw, Carol Tremble
Board Members Not Present: Chris Herrick
Others Present: Sharon Roy, Town Clerk. 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:
– Carol Tremble made a motion to accept the minutes of the meeting of January 26, 2015 as written. The motion was seconded, all in attendance so voted and the motion carried.
4. Public input:
A. Terry Delano, co-chairman of the Planning Commission (PC) was present to advise the Board that the updated Town Plan will not be finished on the date, as hoped, and that the interim zoning may have to be renewed.
B. Carol Tremble made a motion to authorize the “vote smart” flyer and to pay for postage to send it to registered voter households in South Hero. The motion was seconded, all in attendance so voted and the motion carried.
5. New Business:
A. Ken Kowalewitz and Carolyn Brennan presented a slide show of the South Hero Community Library strategic plan for 2015-2020. They presented strengths and weaknesses of the current library and the challenges of sharing the small place with the school library. Some points presented are shown below and the full print can be seen in Town Hall with the printed minutes:
-The current space is too small, has no natural light or ventilation, and no public restrooms
-Access is limited during school hours
-Goals and options for expansion and improvement of the physical facilities to accommodate the growing collection and to create a space that is welcoming and comfortable for all will be explored
6. Old and Ongoing Business:
A. Town Clerk, Sharon Roy, will send a copy of the appeal for the “Pest Pro” decision to the Town Attorney.
B. The grant for the Park and Ride was discussed. $7817.50 was awarded in 2010. For 3 years, no suitable spot was found so the grant was extended for 2 years. If it is not extended again, the grant money will have to be paid back. The consensus of the Board is to have Terry Delano, co-chair of the PC and Sharon Roy apply for another 2 year extension.
7. Administrative Assistant Report:
A. No report as Mitch was out of Town for a funeral.
8. Other Business:
A. Skip Brown made a motion to sign the order #15-17 and pay the bills associated with said order. The motion was seconded, all in attendance so voted and the motion carried.
B. The “National Incident Management Systems” (NIMS) was signed by the Board members present.
-Anne Zolotas made a motion to adjourn 8:00 pm. The motion was seconded all in attendance so voted and the motion carried.
Respectfully submitted, Approved by,
Graham Brown Chris Herrick, Chair