Special Meeting of August 1, 2016
South Hero Town Hall, Monday 7:00 PM
Board Members Present Jonathan Shaw, Skip Brown (also Board Secretary), George Rice, Anne Zolotas
Board Members Not Present: Carol Tremble,
Others Present: Sharon Roy, Town Clerk. 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:
3. Public input:
4. New Business:
A. Regarding the vote on August 9, 2016 for the purpose of financing and purchasing a completed building in order to house the South Hero Volunteer Fire Department (SHVFD) and the ambulance, the meeting was turned over to Mike Bishop to explain and answer questions. Most of the questions were addressed in the question and answer (Q&A/FAQ) handout. One question not in the Q&A/FAQ, was that there is to be an area set aside should future expansion ever be necessary. Since the proposed building is in a Planned Urban Development (PUD) who would own this “extra” land? Also, should the vote go through, the Town would have the option to ask the State for a variance to not include a sprinkler system. If the State would grant such a variance, the cost of the building could be reduced approximately $100,000.00, but this would preclude the possibility of ever having a bunk room in the building should that ever be necessary. These questions will be addressed after the vote, if necessary.
-Upon the end of the presentation, the meeting was turned back over to the Selectboard and Skip Brown made a motion to adjourn 7:30 pm. The motion was seconded, all in attendance so voted, and the motion carried.
Respectfully submitted, Approved by,
Graham Brown Jonathan Shaw, Chair