Regular Meeting of November 9, 2015
South Hero Town Hall, Monday 7:00 PM
Board Members Present Jonathan Shaw, Skip Brown (also Board Secretary), Anne Zolotas, Carol Tremble
Board Members Not Present: George Rice
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:
-Add Island Arts to the agenda.
– Anne Zolotas made a motion to accept the minutes of the meetings of October 26, 2015 as written. The motion was seconded, all in attendance so voted and the motion carried.
4. Public input:
A. Sandra O’Flaherty advised the Board that an engineering class from UVM would do a site visit and analysis of the “salt shed” property where the Town is proposing a possible park and ride. She will get more information and present it at a future meeting.
B. Peter Gregg expressed concern about the condition of some gravel roads in Town, especially Kibbe Point and the beginning of Kibbe Farm Roads. It was pointed out that many gravel roads are in poor shape and that grading should happen when drawing of winter sand is completed.
C. Sandy Gregg clarified the lease for the Lake Champlain Chamber of Commerce kiosk at the fishing access leading into Town. Apparently the Chamber or possibly the LCIEDC owns the kiosk while the land under it is leased from the property owner. Since the land was sold to the State, it is assumed that the lease transferred. Repairs to the structure is a joint venture between the landowner and lessee.
D. A resident asked about repairing a lakeshore retaining wall. A repair should not require a new permit, while a new wall will require a permit from the State and the Town.
5. New Business:
A. Future new paving of gravel roads and repaving of already paved roads was discussed. The road crew will be asked to prepare a schedule of future maintenance needs.
B. Lyn Jarvis of Island Arts was present to ask the Town for a donation of $1950.00 for FY 2016/2017. Last year there was an article and it was voted on and passed. The Board will decide whether to have another separate article or include it in the Town budget.
6. Old and Ongoing Business:
A. South Street Landon to Martin Rd. project updates: Nothing new to report. Martha will set up a meeting with consulting engineer Evan Detrick and report back to the Board with an update.
B. The request by James Woods to turn the end of East Shore Rd. from a class 4 to a class 3 road was discussed. More information will be necessary before the Board can make any decisions.
C. The Board hired Angolano & Co. as auditor. The audit occurred on November 9, 2016.
7. Administrative Assistant Report:
A. Martha Taylor-Varney submitted her first report.
-Recent permits were discussed.
-The laptop computer has been crashing. She inquired about tech support and will follow up on some suggested firms to help. If the computer is not repairable some money will be found in the budget for a replacement.
-Planning Commission procedures are being streamlined.
-Carol Tremble will donate a shredder so important duplicate documents can be shredded.
-She will look into getting an ID badge for when doing site visits.
8. Other Business:
A. Anne Zolotas made a motion to sign the order #16-10 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 re-appoint Mike Wickenden and David Hobbs to 3 year terms on the Recreation Commission. The motion was seconded, all in attendance so voted and the motion carried.
C. There will NOT be a 5th Monday meeting on November 30, 2016
-Skip Brown made a motion to adjourn 8:09 pm. The motion was seconded all in attendance so voted and the motion carried.
Respectfully submitted, Approved by,
Graham Brown Jonathan Shaw, Chair