January 27, 2019 Selectboard Agenda

January 22, 2020

TOWN OF SOUTH HERO

Selectboard Agenda

Regular Meeting of Monday January 27, 2019

South Hero Town Hall, at 6:00 PM

 

_______________________________________________________________________

Jonathan Shaw, Chairman

David Carter                                                                                                     Sharon Roy

Anne Zolotas                                                                                     Graham “Skip” Brown

  1. Call to Order

 

  1. Adjustment to Agenda

 

  1. Approval of Minutes

Meeting of January 13, 2020

 

  1. Public Input

 

  1. New Business
  2. Simon’s Island Beverage Request for waiver from height limits in the Sign Ordinance
  3. Discuss road paving schedule.

 

  1. Reports of Officers
  2. Review written report from Administrative Assistant

 

  1. Ongoing and Old Business
  2. Finalize FY2021 Budget
  3. Finalize warnings for Town Meeting Articles

 

  1. Announcements and Communications

 

  1. Other Business
  2. Sign order(s), if necessary
  3. Liquor Licenses

 

  1. Adjournment

 

 

 

ZA’s Report to SB – 1/13/20

January 20, 2020

Administrative Officer’s Report to Selectboard                                Jan. 13, 2020

 

Discussion Items:

  1. Sherry Corbin and Bob Krebs have resigned from the Development Review Board. I am asking the Selectboard to appoint current Alternate and DRB Clerk James Brightwell to finish Sherry’s 3-year term, due to expire on Dec. 31, 2020, and to appoint Mike Welsh to a 1-year term as Alternate. In addition, I am also asking the Selectboard to appoint Sue Arguin to fill the remaining Alternate member 1-year term. This will fill all available openings on the DRB — 7 full-time and 2 Alternate members.
  2. Jim Brightwell has accepted the Selectboard’s appointment to the open position on NRPC’s Clean Water Advisory Board.
  3. Need Selectboard to sign letter to VT Community Development Program committing staff (my) time as a contribution to General Administration activities for the VCDP Planning Grant.
  4. Cathedral Square contacted me to say that one of the requirements for the Planning Grant, re: the proposed Senior Housing, is attendance at a Fair Housing Training by either myself or a member of the Selectboard. The next training will be held in Spring 2020 (date TBA). The training is generally held in Montpelier. Cathedral Square has also asked me to provide to them a copy of the Town’s insurance certificate/liability insurance and a copy of the Town’s Financial Management Policy (would that be Section 1?)
  5. Cathedral Square informed me that the proposed wastewater site for the Senior Housing has more capacity than is needed for that project and suggested the Town consider whether it may be utilized as a community wastewater system. The Agency of Natural Resources has a number of different funding opportunities for village community wastewater and is inviting interested Selectboards or Planning Commission to attend a meeting with ANR Wastewater Investment Division and USDA Rural Development on Jan 21st at 2:30 PM. Any interest?

 

-Planning Commission:

The Planning Commission will be meeting on Jan 15th to edit the Development Regulations draft in response to comments from the January 6th Selectboard public hearing. The edited document will be posted on the Town website.

 

-Development Review Board: The Board has no hearings scheduled for Jan 22nd but will have a short business meeting and hold 2 deliberatives that night from hearings on the 8th. The continuation of the RL Vallee Site Plan and Conditional Use review for a Maplefield’s behind McKee’s is still on the schedule for Feb. 26th. My understanding is that Cota’s has a buyer and the new owners will be buying their gas from Vallee. Once the sale closes, I will contact Vallee’s attorney to see if they intend to continue the conditional use and site plan review begun on August 28, 2019.

– Recent decisions can be found posted on the Board outside the ZA’s office.

Respectfully submitted,

Martha Taylor Varney, ZA and Selectboard Assistant

 

January 13, 2020 SB Minutes

January 20, 2020

SELECTBOARD MINUTES

Regular Meeting of January 13, 2020

South Hero Town Hall, Monday 6:00 PM

 

Board Members Present: Jonathan Shaw, Anne Zolotas, David Carter, Skip Brown, and Sharon Roy

Others Present: Martha Varney, Administrative Assistant, Janet Yates, Town Clerk/Treasurer, Doug Patterson, Cecile Roy, Tim Maxham, Will Moran, Sandy Gregg, Mike Wickenden, Jenny Schulz, Cody Fiala, Herman Fossi.

 

  1. Called to Order:

The meeting was called to order by Chairman Shaw at 6:00 pm

 

  1. Adjustment to Agenda:

-Add executive session at end of meeting.

 

  1. Minutes:

David Carter made a motion to accept the minutes of the special meeting of December 16, 2019 as written; second by Anne Zolotas. All in attendance so voted and the motion carried.

Anne Zolotas made a motion to accept the minutes of the Emergency meeting of December 26, 2019 as written; second by Sharon Roy. Jonathan Shaw and David Carter were not in attendance; all in attendance so voted and the motion carried.

David Carter made a motion to accept the minutes of the special meeting of January 6, 2020 (Selectboard Public Hearing) as written; second by Anne Zolotas. All in attendance so voted and the motion carried.

 

  1. Public input:

There was none.

 

  1. New Business:
  2. A. Cecile Gove presented an appeal letter to the State regarding the reappraisal. David Carter made a motion to sign the letter; second by Anne Zolotas. All in attendance so voted and the motion carried.
  3. B. Mike Wickenden and Herman Fossi of South Hero Rescue presented a proposed Article to hire EMT support when there is little coverage during daytime hours. An Article asking for up to $55,000 to hire EMT help will be submitted for Town meeting.
  4. C. David Carter moved to sign the Fraud Prevention Policy; second by Anne Zolotas. All in attendance so voted and the motion carried.
  5. D. Anne Zolotas made a motion that the proposed amended Development Regulations be an article at Town meeting [rather than being approved by the Selectboard]; seconded by Sharon Roy. Jonathan Shaw, Anne Zolotas, and Sharon Roy so voted; Skip Brown and David Carter voted nay. The Article will go to a Town vote at Town Meeting.

 

 

  1. Administrative Assistant Report:
  2. A. See the report on southherovt.org or filed with this report.
  3. B. Skip Brown moved to appoint Mike Welsh and Sue Arguin as Alternate members of the Development Review Board for 1-year terms, and to appoint current Alternate Jim Brightwell to complete the term of full-time member Sherry Corbin who resigned from the Board this month; the motion was seconded by David Carter. All in attendance so voted and the motion carried.

 

 

 

  1. 7. Old and Ongoing Business:
  2. A. The Board reviewed the final budget for the 2021 fiscal year.
  3. The Board discussed the wording for Articles that will be approved at the 1/27/20 meeting.

 

  1. Announcements and Communications:
  2. David Carter made the motion to re-appoint Erin Morse and Carol Tremble to 3-year terms on the Recreation Committee; seconded by Anne Zolotas.
  3. The town office will continue to be a FEMA emergency management center.
  4. David Carter met with the Vermont Electric Co-op arborist who explained that VEC will be clearing trees, including Ash, from within their utility rights-of-way. She recommended that the Town wait to remove any Ash trees along the roads until after they are finished since the utility may be removing them anyway. A map showing the area of Emerald Ash Borer infestation and the proposed roads and rights-of-way where VEC will be working has been posted in the Town Office boardroom.
  5. David Carter made the motion to sign the contract to continue the Town’s annual agreement with the Humane Society of Chittenden County.
  6. David Carter made the motion to sign orders number 20-13, 20-13A, and 20-14. The motion was seconded and approved.

 

  1. Adjournment:

-8:18PM: Anne Zolotas made the motion to move to executive session for personnel matters.

-8:30PM: The Board announced that David Carter will address the personnel matter. David Carter moved to adjourn; Anne Zolotas seconded. All in attendance so voted and the motion carried.

 

 

Respectfully submitted,                                      Approved by,

 

_______________________________               ________________________________

Martha Taylor-Varney – Asst. to SB                  Jonathan Shaw, Chair

 

January 6, 2020 Minutes

January 8, 2020

Selectboard Minutes
Special Meeting of January 6, 2020
Worthen Library, Monday 6:00 PM

Board Members Present: Jonathan Shaw, Skip Brown (also Board Secretary), Anne Zolotas, David Carter, Sharon Roy
Board Members Not Present: none
Others Present: Martha Taylor Varney, ZA & SB Assistant. Also, see sign in sheet.

1. Called to Order:
-The meeting was called by Chairman Shaw at 6:00 pm

New Business:
A. Public Hearing, re: update of zoning regulations. Chairman Shaw turned the presentation over to the Planning Commission (PC) Chairman, Doug Patterson. Doug explained that the process of updating the zoning regulations began over 3 years ago and that the PC has held dozens of open meetings while the process has been ongoing. He explained that, while this is the final draft, suggestions for minor changes in wording are welcome and will be discussed at their next meeting. After the presentation, questions were taken and answered, and comments were heard. There are 2 ways of enacting the new regulations. There can be a vote by the Selectboard or there can be a vote by the whole Town. No decision of the process has been determined.

Adjournment:
-Jonathan Shaw made a motion to adjourn 7:30pm. The motion was seconded, all in attendance so voted and the motion carried.

Respectfully submitted,                                        Approved by,

_______________________________ ________________________________
Graham Brown                                                       Jonathan Shaw, Chairman

January 13, 2020 Agenda

January 8, 2020

TOWN OF SOUTH HERO
Selectboard Agenda
Regular Meeting of Monday January 13, 2020
South Hero Town Hall, at 6:00 PM

_______________________________________________________________________
Jonathan Shaw, Chairman
David Carter – Sharon Roy
Anne Zolotas – Graham “Skip” Brown

1. Call to Order

2. Adjustment to Agenda

3. Approval of Minutes
A. Meetings of:
-December 16, 2019,
-December 26, 2019,
-January 6, 2020

4. Public Input

5. New Business
A. Discuss appeal of Reappraisal Evaluation letter
B. SH Rescue re: budget article
C. Discuss model Fraud Prevention Policy
D. Discuss results of zoning public hearing and plan for next steps

6. Reports of Officers
A. Review written report from Administrative Assistant
B. Review and approve DRB members

7. Ongoing and Old Business
A. Work on general Town budget
B. Work on articles and finalize warnings

8. Announcements and Communications

9. Other Business
A. Sign order(s), if necessary

10. Adjournment