Regular Meeting of February 11, 2013
South Hero Town Hall, Monday 7:00 PM
Board Present: Chris Herrick, Jonathan Shaw, Skip Brown (also Board Secretary), Anne Zolotas, Sarah Jacoby
Others Present: Sharon Roy, Town Clerk and Don Smallwood, Administrative Assistant. Also see sign in sheet.
1. Called to Order:
-The meeting was called to order by Chris Herrick at 7:00 pm. Note that there was an informational meeting that began at 6:00 hosted by the Vermont Dept. of Environmental Conservation, Watershed Management Division regarding a proposed marina at Keeler Bay Assoc., LLC campground. Anne Zolotas made a motion to allow the State to continue that meeting, seconded by Sarah Jacoby. The motion carried. The State meeting ended at 7:20 pm.
–Anne Zolotas made a motion to accept the Minutes of January 28, 2013 as written, seconded by Sarah Jacoby. The motion carried.
3. Public input:
4. New Business:
A. Diane Lemieux was present to discuss the Folsom School and Community Center building use application that was sent to the Town, to use the building for the Informational Town Meeting on March 2. The building is also the community center, so a symbiotic relationship between the Town and School exists. When the new Selectboard and School Boards are assembled after the March elections, both boards will meet to discuss each othersâ€™ concerns.
B. Todd Cox, chair of the Planning commission and Tim Maxham, Chair of the Zoning Board of Adjustment were present to discuss the proposed bylaw updates for the Non-Conforming Structures and Small Lots language in Town regulations. There will be a hearing at 6:30 on March 11, 2013 regarding this. Also, the proposed Marina as described above was also discussed. There will be a Planning Commission meeting concerning this on March 6, 2013.
C. Anne Zolotas made a motion to waive the $20.00 sign permit fee for the Grannyâ€™s Attic building and to have Chris Herrick sign the zoning permit application, seconded by Sarah Jacoby. The motion carried.
D. Don Smallwood submitted a letter of resignation, effective March 22, 2013. Part to Donâ€™s job is Zoning Administrator, which is an appointed position nominated by the Planning Commission and appointed by the Selectboard. The Planning Commission and the Selectboard will be working together to find a qualified nominee. The other part of Donâ€™s job was Administrative Assistant to the Selectboard. This job does not necessarily have to be the same person as Zoning Administrator.
E. Anne Zolotas made a motion to sign the Liquor License renewal application for Allenholm Farm, seconded by Sarah Jacoby. The motion carried.
5. Old Business:
A. South Street update: Nothing new since last meeting.
B. The Town received a grant several years ago to develop a park and ride. To date, a suitable location with proper access to Route 2 has not been found. The Town will write a letter requesting an extension as there is a possibility of an access being granted in the future, and it may be possible to build a park and ride. Otherwise, the grant money will have to be returned.
6. Administrative Assistant Report:
A. See the written report was submitted for discussion points.
7. Other Business:
A. Anne Zolotas made a motion to go into executive session at 8:55 pm to discuss personnel matters, seconded by Skip Brown. The motion carried.
B. Anne Zolotas made a motion to exit executive session at 9:30 pm, seconded by Sarah Jacoby. The motion carried. No action was taken after exiting executive session.
– Jonathan Shaw made a motion to adjourn at 9:32 pm, seconded by Sarah Jacoby. The motion carried.
Respectfully submitted, Approved by,
Graham Brown Chris Herrick, Chair