Special Meeting of January 4, 2016
South Hero Town Hall, Monday 6:00 PM
Board Members Present Jonathan Shaw, Skip Brown (also Board Secretary), George Rice, Carol Tremble, Anne Zolotas (arrived at 6:50 pm)
Board Members Not Present: none
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 6:00 pm. Skip Brown made a motion to recess the meeting until the BCA hearing, also scheduled for 6:00 pm, has ended. The motion was seconded, all in attendance so voted and the motion carried. Skip Brown made a motion of reconvene the meeting at 6:20 pm. The motion was seconded, all in attendance so voted and the motion carried.
2. Adjustment to Agenda:
– Carol Tremble made a motion to accept the minutes of the meetings of December 14, 2015 as written. The motion was seconded, all in attendance so voted and the motion carried.
4. Public input:
A. Sandy Gregg likes the newly sanded floors in Town Hall. It brightens the place up and thanks to Sharon for getting it done.
B. Some residents of West Shore Rd. have asked that more portions of it be paved. It was explained that in the current road budget under review, most of the paving monies will be allocated to resurfacing already paved roads, with some left in reserve for use when state grants become available. During the discussion, it was explained that paving West Shore Rd. is not in the plans in the near future, and that other roads (or portions of other roads) in Town may be paved before parts of West Shore Rd. The Road Crew has been charged by the Board to prepare a possible future paving schedule for all gravel roads; not just West Shore Rd.
5. New Business:
A. Articles for the Town report were discussed, including South Hero Rescue and the Cemetery Commission.
Articles will be finalized and approved for Town Meeting Day at a future meeting. Note: The Town Meeting public informational meeting is February 27, 2016 and the Town Meeting Day vote is March 1, 2016.
6. Old and Ongoing Business:
A. The Town budget was reviewed, discussed, and worked on.
Note: So far all of the budgets presented are preliminary. They will have to be approved by the Selectboard at a later date and will be voted on by the voters at Town Meeting Day.
8. Other Business:
A. Anne Zolotas made a motion to sign the order #16-14 and pay the bills associated with said order. The motion was seconded, all in attendance so voted and the motion carried.
-Skip Brown made a motion to adjourn 8:20 pm. The motion was seconded all in attendance so voted and the motion carried.
Respectfully submitted, Approved by,
Graham Brown Jonathan Shaw, Chair