Regular Meeting of November 23, 2015
South Hero Town Hall, Monday 7:00 PM
Board Members Present Jonathan Shaw, Skip Brown (also Board Secretary), Anne Zolotas, George Rice
Board Members Not Present: Carol Tremble
Others Present: Sharon Roy, Town Clerk. Martha Taylor-Varney, Administrative Assistant. Also see sign in sheet.
1. Called to Order:
-The meeting was called to order by Chairman Shaw at 7:00 pm.
2. Adjustment to Agenda:
– Anne Zolotas made a motion to accept the minutes of the meetings of November 9, 2015 as written. The motion was seconded, George Rice abstained, the others voted yes, and the motion carried.
4. Public input:
5. New Business:
A. The Road Commissioner, John Roy, and Road crew foreman, John Beaulac, presented the preliminary road department budget. They will come to the December 14 meeting to finalize the budget.
B. South Hero Rescue would like to present a budget for the first time. It was suggested that perhaps an article should be written since it is the first time requesting funds from taxes. They will come to a future meeting for further discussion.
6. Old and Ongoing Business:
A. South Street Landon to Martin Rd. project updates: Martha Taylor-Varney and Skip Brown had a meeting with engineer Evan Detrick. He outlined the next steps for the project. They are:
-VTrans needs some final documents to complete the rights of way clearance certificate.
-After that is done, then CLD can finalize the plans and the prepare the bid documents.
-VTrans can then approve the final plans, and with any luck, the project can be done in 2016.
B. Regarding the proposed park and ride on Route 2, the State has approved an 1111 curb cut with conditions. Also, Sandra O’Flaherty has been in touch with an engineering class at UVM. They will provide an engineering study as a class project that should be a help to the Town. George Rice authorized a donation of $250.00 for the engineering work. The motion was seconded all in attendance so voted and the motion carried. .
7. Administrative Assistant Report:
A. A written report was submitted. A hard copy with discussion points can be seen in Town Hall.
B. The computer has been not working properly. She met with computer consultant David Dewyea. It appears that the current Toshiba laptop is a consumer model and he suggests that we would be better served with a business model. It Martha will do some more research for a new laptop.
8. Other Business:
A. Skip Brown made a motion to sign the order #16-11 and pay the bills associated with said order. The motion was seconded, all in attendance so voted and the motion carried.
B. There will be a special meeting on December 7, 2015 instead of holding a meeting on December 28, 2015.
C. SHVFD, Grand Isle County Sheriff and the Recreation Commission will be invited to present their budgets to the Board at the December 7, 2015 meeting.
D. The County Budget was discussed. George Rice suggests that a Selectboard member from each of the 5 county towns be present when the meeting is held. He will contact other town’s Selectboard chairmen and try to set this up.
-Skip Brown made a motion to adjourn 9:50 pm. The motion was seconded all in attendance so voted and the motion carried.
Graham Brown Jonathan Shaw, Chair