May 13, 2019 Minutes

May 16, 2019

Selectboard Minutes
Regular Meeting of May 13, 2019
South Hero Town Hall, Monday 7:00 PM

Board Members Present: Jonathan Shaw, Skip Brown (also Board Secretary), Sharon Roy, Anne Zolotas
Board Members Not Present: David Carter,
Others Present: Janet Yates, Town Clerk and Martha Taylor Varney, ZA and Admin. 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 to Other Business: New Business B.: Discuss Whites Beach sticker program

3. Minutes:
-Anne Zolotas made a motion to accept the minutes of the meeting of April 22, 2019 as written. The motion was seconded, Skip Brown abstained, the others in attendance so voted and the motion carried.

4. Public input:
A. none

5. New Business:
A. The regular meeting was recessed to hold a public hearing re: road naming. Anne Zolotas made a motion to approve the name “Mabel Way” for a private road off of 25 Hill Rd. The motion was seconded, all in attendance so voted and the motion carried. The regular meeting was resumed when this matter was closed.
B. Sheriff Ray Allen was present to discuss and advise on enforcement for the new parking ordinance at Whites Beach. This year, the enforcement will be education and advisement about the ordinance. Sharon Roy made a motion to charge $$5.00 each for up to 2 parking stickers for South Hero residents and $45.00 for up to 50 non-residents. The motion was seconded, all in attendance so voted and the motion carried. There will be many new signs installed soon. Some of the funds for the stickers will go to paying for the signage. Also, during July and August, there will be 2 port-a-lets.
C. The “Friends of Lake Champlain” will hold a bike tour on June 15, 2019 and have asked to use Whites Beach as a refreshment stop. The Boy Scouts will be manning the stop and will be given temporary parking passes for the event.
D. Anne Zolotas made a motion to approve and sign “Delinquent Dog” list as presented by the Animal Control Officer. The motion was seconded, all in attendance so voted and the motion carried.

6. Administrative Assistant Report:
A. A written report was submitted. A hard copy with discussion points can be seen in Town Hall filed with these minutes or on www.southherovt.org.

7. Old and Ongoing Business:
A. Anne Zolotas made a motion to approve and sign the updated Town of South Hero Purchasing Policy. The motion was seconded, all in attendance so voted and the motion carried.

8. Announcements and Communications:
A. See other business

9. Other Business:
A. Anne Zolotas made a motion to sign orders 19-22 and 19-23 and to pay the bills associated with the orders. The motion was seconded, all in attendance so voted and the motion carried.
B. Skip Brown made a motion to approve and sign the 1st Class Commercial Kitchen beer and wine liquor license for Chef Works/Roving Feast Catering. The motion was seconded, all in attendance so voted and the motion carried.
C. Sharon Roy made a motion to establish a separate fund for South Hero Library operating account. The motion was seconded, all in attendance so voted and the motion carried.

D. DJ’s Tree Service removed a number of large trees (10) in the town right of way on East Shore Rd. on a per diem rate of $6500.00.
E. As of this date, there will probably not be a meeting on Memorial Day, May 27.
F. Anne Zolotas made a motion to go into executive session for legal and financial matters regarding the Zlotoff tax appeal case at 8:00 pm. The motion was seconded, all in attendance so voted and the motion carried. Executive session ended at 8:30 pm. No action was taken upon exiting executive session.

10. Adjournment:
-Skip Brown made a motion to adjourn 8:31 pm. The motion was seconded, all in attendance so voted and the motion carried.

Respectfully submitted,                                         Approved by,

_______________________________ ________________________________
Graham Brown                                                       Jonathan Shaw, Chairman

April 8, 2019 Minutes

April 11, 2019

Selectboard Minutes
Regular Meeting of April 8, 2019
South Hero Town Hall, Monday 7:00 PM

Board Members Present: Jonathan Shaw, Skip Brown (also Board Secretary), David Carter, Sharon Roy, Anne Zolotas
Board Members Not Present: None
Others Present: Janet Yates, Town Clerk and Martha Taylor Varney, ZA and Admin. 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 to Other Business: Choose attorney for delinquent tax collection

3. Minutes:
-David Carter made a motion to accept the minutes of the meeting of March 25, 2019 as written. The motion was seconded, Anne Zolotas abstained, the others in attendance so voted and the motion carried.

4. Public input:
A. Martha asked on the behalf of MKN, Assoc., that they would like to apply for a grant for an EV charging stations at 260 Route 2. It was questioned who pays for the electricity at public charging stations. Most are paid by the consumer, but more info will be needed and the matter will have to go before the DRB if the charging stations are approved. David Carter made a motion to send a letter of support to MKN to forward to the grant administrator for EV charging stations at 260 Route 2. The motion was seconded, all in attendance so voted and the motion carried.
B. Brad Kline of West Shore Rd. asked about paving the rest of West Shore Rd. He was advised that East Shore Rd. was to be paved from Landon to Whipple last fall, but that the early snow prevented the paving. The plan is to pave it this spring. West Shore Rd. will most likely be paved sometime in the future, but that the Town is hoping for a rolling State grant in the near future to update paving on deteriorating Landon Rd., and that will take priority.

5. New Business:
A. The term of the lease of the former rescue building to the Island Craft Shop was finalized. It will be effective May 1, 2019 for a term of one year. The rent will be $350.00/month including electricity for 12 months, and the tenant being responsible for propane heating and water. The Town will pump the septic tank before they take possession. David Carter made a motion to approve and sign the lease with the terms stated. The motion was seconded, all in attendance so voted and the motion carried.

6. Administrative Assistant Report:
A. A written report was submitted. A hard copy with discussion points can be seen in Town Hall filed with these minutes or on www.southherovt.org.

7. Old and Ongoing Business:
A. Fund balance policies were discussed. Apparently, when the grant for South Street was awarded approx. 15 years ago, the policy for maintaining fund balances was different. The State would like the Town to update the policy to be in compliance with current rules. More info will follow on updating the policy.
B. The signage for Whites Beach was discussed. Since there is to be a new ordinance in effect for the upcoming beach season, signs need to be ordered now to so that they can be installed when the ordinance takes effect. (See the full ordinance on the Town website.) The consensus of the Board is that up to 2 parking stickers/year will be available to Town residents at a cost of $5.00 each and a total of 50 out of town stickers/year will be available for $25.00 each. The price and number of stickers will be reviewed at the end of this season. The Recreation Commission will compose a letter explaining the rules to be handed out with the stickers.
C. After the audit, there appears to be is a budget deficit for approximately $52,054.00 for FY 2017/2018, mostly due to lower tax revenues and higher than expected legal fees. There are funds available to cover the deficit and there was never a working capital problem. David Carter made a motion to allocate $35,054.00 from the re-appraisal account and $17,000.00 from the judicial fines account to cover the FY 2017/2018 deficit. The motion was seconded, all in attendance so voted and the motion carried.

8. Announcements and Communications:
A. See other business

9. Other Business:
A. David Carter made a motion to sign orders 19-20 and to pay the bills associated with the orders. The motion was seconded, all in attendance so voted and the motion carried.
B. David Carter made a motion to hire The Law Office of Matthew Little, PC as attorney to assist the Delinquent Tax Collector prepare for tax sales, or attorney Charles L. Merriman if there is a conflict of interest. The motion was seconded, all in attendance so voted and the motion carried.
C. Sharon Roy made a motion to approve and sign the “Financial Plan, Town Highway” and the “Certificate of Compliance for Town Road and Bridge Standards and Network Inventory” submitted by the Road Department. The motion was seconded, all in attendance so voted and the motion carried.
D. Bill Rowe is resigning from the Northwest Solid Waste District (NWSWD) Board. The Town will place an ad for a new South Hero NWSWD Board member in the Islander and FPF.

10. Adjournment:
-Skip Brown made a motion to adjourn 8:45 pm. The motion was seconded, all in attendance so voted and the motion carried.

Respectfully submitted,                                         Approved by,

_______________________________ ________________________________
Graham Brown                                                       Jonathan Shaw, Chairman

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Administrative Officer’s Report to Selectboard                                    April 8, 2019

 

Discussion Items:

  1. Jonathan Shaw has been confirmed as the Municipal Authorizing Official is for the Town’s grant application through Cathedral Square related to proposed senior housing.
  2. The Certified Flood Manager’s exam has been scheduled for May 3rd in Berlin. There will be a review class prior to the exam but no schedule for that yet.  Deadline to apply is April 19.
  3. The final draft of the Sign Ordinance has been given to SB members this evening. We need to schedule when you want to add it to the agenda for action.
  4. A new “road’ was required by the DRB as part of an approval of a 2-unit dwelling on Hill Rd. The road is actually a driveway that serves an existing home at current address 25 Hill Rd. and will also serve the two new dwelling units.  The new road name is required because there is no room for 2 additional 911 numbers within the current numbers on the north side of Hill Rd.  Chrissie Mack has proposed the name “Mable Way.”  There is currently a “Maple Ridge Lane” in South Hero but “Mable Way” seems (to me) to be different enough as not to be confused.  This will be a driveway that serves a parcel that can not be further subdivided due to the size of the lots.  The driveway extends within a private ROW for its entire length.  It is the SB’s judgement as to whether a full Public Hearing should be required for the naming of this ‘road.’
  5. I received a notice this morning for upcoming Rivers and Roads training. This training is a joint event with ANR and VTrans and was put together after Irene to help provide training on river (and, I assume in our case, lake) dynamics and how that interacts with our roads and infrastructure.  Contact me for further information and training dates if interested.
  6. I will be attending the 2019 Town Officers Education Conference in Rutland this Thursday (4/11). This conference is sponsored by UVM Extension.  I’m especially interested in an afternoon session on Citizens Assistance Registry for Emergencies being presented by VT e911.

 

-Planning Commission:  Completed the sign ordinance draft and will have a final draft of the proposed Development Regulations updates for their April 17 meeting.

 

-Development Review Board:  -Upcoming hearing schedules include a 6-lot subdivision, a revision to one condition of the Richardson Conditional Use and Site Plan approval for 138 Ferry Rd., and an appeal by the Zlotoff Foundation for two notices of violation from the Zoning Administrator.  Copies of recent decisions are posted on the board outside the ZA’s office.

 

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

Martha Taylor-Varney, ZA and Asst. to the Selectboard

 

March 25, 2019 Minutes

March 30, 2019

Selectboard Minutes
Regular Meeting of March 25, 2019
South Hero Town Hall, Monday 7:00 PM

Board Members Present: Jonathan Shaw, Skip Brown (also Board Secretary), David Carter, Sharon Roy
Board Members Not Present: Anne Zolotas
Others Present: 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:
-none

3. Minutes:
-David Carter made a motion to accept the minutes of the meeting of March 11, 2019 as written. The motion was seconded, Skip Brown abstained, the others in attendance so voted and the motion carried.

4. Public input:
-Heidi Chamberlin of the Island Craft Shop was present to inquire about the pending lease for the use of the old Rescue Building. The lease will be finished for the next meeting.

5. New Business:
A. Jill Meyers was present to discuss the 2020 census. There is an opportunity for 8-10 weeks of employment with flexible hours. More info can be found at 2020census.gov/jobs
B. David Carter made a motion to set up a fund for the Old White Meeting house grant money. The motion was seconded, all in attendance so voted and the motion carried.
C. After the audit, there appears to be is a budget deficit for approximately $60,000. for FY 2017-2018, mostly due to lower tax revenues and higher than expected legal fees. More information will be presented at the next meeting.
D. The large culvert by the “Crick” at Station/Tracy Rd. is beginning to fail. The cost to replace it is approximately $200,000. but the Town is hopefully eligible for a grant the will cover approximately $175,000. of the cost. Plus, the Road Crew can so some of the work and that will cover the in-kind contribution. David Carter made a motion to approve and have the Chairman sign the East Engineering Civil Infrastructure agreement. The motion was seconded, all in attendance so voted and the motion carried.

6. Administrative Assistant Report:
A. A written report was submitted. A hard copy with discussion points can be seen in Town Hall filed with these minutes or on www.southherovt.org.

7. Old and Ongoing Business:
A. none at this meeting

8. Announcements and Communications:
A. See other business

9. Other Business:
A. David Carter made a motion to sign orders 19-19 and to pay the bills associated with the orders. The motion was seconded, all in attendance so voted and the motion carried.

10. Adjournment:
-David Carter made a motion to adjourn 7:50 pm. The motion was seconded, all in attendance so voted and the motion carried.

Respectfully submitted,                                           Approved by,

_______________________________ ________________________________
Graham Brown                                                      Jonathan Shaw, Chairman

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Administrative Officer’s Report to Selectboard March 25, 2019

Discussion Items:
1. The Zlotoff appeal to the 2 Notices of Violation issued for the Landon Rd. garage and the bottom floor of the Tool Museum is scheduled to be heard by the Development Review Board on Wednesday, May 10, 2019.
2. I need to confirm who the Municipal Authorizing Official is for the Town’s grant application through Cathedral Square. The State’s GEARS system currently has David Carter and Skip Brown as MAO’s. Do you want any additional people added for this grant, and will either Skip or David be available throughout the application and administrative process to review/submit application and authorize requisitions?
3. Taylor Newton has requested a 5th Monday meeting with the SB, DRB, and PC for July 29, 2019 for further discussion with all 3 Boards re: municipal wastewater. This date needs to be confirmed by the Selectboard so I can get it on the calendars for the DRB and Planning Commission.
4. There is no scheduled date yet for the Certified Flood Manager’s exam. A tentative date in May was planned. I plan to take the exam. If no date for a local exam is scheduled I will be looking at other locations in New England or NY.
5. The Draft Sign Ordinance has been edited to include comments from the earlier public discussion. A final review by the PC is scheduled for their April 3 meeting, after which the Selectboard can add it to a future meeting agenda for discussion and review.

-Planning Commission: There have been a few additional tweaks to the Development Regulations updates. After a meeting next week with NRPC to finalize formatting, I will be making hard copies for the PC members and the Selectboard.

-Development Review Board: -Upcoming hearing schedules include a 6-lot subdivision, a revision to one condition of the Richardson Conditional Use and Site Plan approval for 138 Ferry Rd., and a Final Plat review for a 3-lot subdivision on Sunset View Rd. Copies of recent DRB decisions are posted on the board outside the ZA’s office.

Respectfully submitted,
Martha Taylor-Varney, ZA and Asst. to the Selectboard

March 11, 2019 Minutes

March 16, 2019

Reorganizational + Regular Select board Meeting
Minutes of Meeting of March 11, 2019
South Hero Town Hall, Monday 7:00 PM

Board Present: Jonathan Shaw, Anne Zolotas, David Carter, Sharon Roy
Board Not present: Graham “Skip” Brown

Others Present: Janet Yates, Town Clerk see sign in sheet.

1. Called to Order: The meeting was called to order by Janet Yates at 7:00 PM.

2. Board Reorganization and appointments:
1. The meeting was opened by Janet Yates for reorganization.
2. Janet Yates asked for nominations for the Chairperson of the Select board. David Carter made a motion to appoint Jonathan Shaw as Chairman of the Select board. The motion was seconded, Jonathan Shaw abstained, the others so voted and the motion carried.
3. The, meeting was turned over to the Chair, Jonathan Shaw.
4. David Carter made a motion to adopt Rules of Procedures for the Select board. The motion was seconded, motion carried.

3. New Appointments.
1. Jonathan Shaw made a motion to appoint Graham “Skip” Brown as clerk. The motion was seconded, motion carried.
2. David Carter made a motion that The Islander would be the paper of record for legal notices. In addition, agendas and other posting locations will be the Library at the Folsom Educational and Community Center, the Post office, and Town Hall. The motion was seconded, all in attendance so voted and the motion carried.
3. The meeting time and place will remain the same: i.e. at 7:00 pm on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month at Town Hall. When there is a 5th Monday of the month, the Board may decide to have joint meeting with the Planning Commission and Development Review Board.
4. David Carter made a motion to appoint Anne Zolotas as Tree Warden. The motion was seconded, all in attendance so voted and the motion carried. Anne abstained
5. David Carter made a motion to appoint John Roy as Road Commissioner. The motion was seconded, all in attendance so voted and the motion carried.
6. Anne Zolotas made a motion to appoint Jim Benson as animal control officer. The motion was seconded, all in attendance so voted and the motion carried.
7. Anne Zolotas made a motion to appoint David Carter as Emergency Management Director. The motion was seconded, David abstained, the others in attendance so voted and the motion carried.
8. Anne Zolotas made a motion to appoint Jonathan Shaw Deputy Emergency Management Director. The motion was seconded all in attendance so voted and the motion was carried. Jonathan abstained.

4. Adjustment to agenda.
New Business
6. D Trail Grant.

5. Minutes:
-David Carter made a motion to accept the minutes of the regular meeting of February 25, 2019 as written. The motion was seconded, the others in attendance so voted and the motion carried.

6. Public input:
A. none

7. New Business:
A. Janet Yates, Town Clerk updated the Select board about the audit which has been completed and that Sullivan and Powers also audited South Street Project. NEMRC is running smoothly. Janet will be looking for a new Clerk/Treasurer as Sandra O’Flaherty has handed in her resignation. She is moving to Essex Jct. when school is done.
B .David Carter made a motion to allow the Road Commissioner to sign the road permits for the Select board, the motion was seconded, all in attendance so voted and the motion carried.
C. VCDP .Grant Application| Robin Way, C.I.D.E.R. and Miranda Larose, Cathedral Square are working together on an affordable, independent housing project and would like the Select board to sign a Resolution. David Carter made a motion to sign the Resolution Application for the VCDP Grant Application. The application needs to be done on line and a public hearing is set for April 3, 2019.
David Carter made a motion to authorize Jonathan Shaw to sign the motion was seconded, all in attendance so voted motion carried..
D. David Hobbs was present as Recreation Chair to inform Select board about the trail from School to the Library across the Lavin property. He is requesting support from the Select board for a planning grant. David Carter made a motion to have both chairs (Select board and Recreation Commission) sign the application. Motion was seconded, the others in attendance so voted and the motion carried.

8. Administrative Assistant Report:
A. Martha presented a written report. See the written report available in Town Hall or on the Town website for all of discussion points.

9. Old and Ongoing Business:
A. Anne Zolotas made a motion to adopt the Whites Beach and Parking Ordinance the motion was seconded, all in attendance so voted and the motion carried. This ordinance will be posted within 15 days and will take effect in 60 days unless appealed.
B. Anne Zolotas made a motion to transfer $60,000.00 from Highway Surplus to the Highway Equipment Fund per.Auditor.The motion was seconded, all in attendance so voted, motion carried.
10. Other Business:
A. Anne Zolotas made a motion to sign orders #19-18. The motion was seconded, all in attendance so voted and the motion carried.
B. David Carter made a motion to approve liquor license renewal for Island Beverage and Redemption Catering. The motion was seconded, all in attendance so voted and the motion carried.
C. A letter was received from Fish and Wildlife in regards to Snow Mobiles to be vigilant on trails where there maybe farm fences crossing the trails.
D. David Carter told Select board there was a donation made to the town of 18 long cement blocks.

10. Adjournment:
-Anne Zolotas made a motion to adjourn at 8:05 pm. The motion was seconded, all in attendance so voted and the motion carried.

Respectfully submitted,                                           Approved by,

_______________________________ ________________________________
Sharon Roy                                                             Jonathan Shaw, Chair

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Administrative Officer’s Report to Selectboard                                    March 13, 2019

 

Discussion Items:

  1. Notices of Violation against the Zlotoff Foundation were issued on Feb. 26, 2019 for an unapproved use for the Tool Museum building to also house a car museum, and for an unapproved use of the Landon Rd. Garage. Although the museum building is owned by the Zlotoff Foundation, testimony at the 2015 conditional use and site plan review identified the bottom level of the car museum to be used for storage only.  There was no testimony regarding the display of cars.  There has yet to be a review that would include these additional conditional use and site plan considerations that were not previously reviewed.  It cannot be assumed that the conditions for the Tool Museum can automatically be applied to a car museum (increased number of visitors, traffic, differing hours of operation, etc.).  As for the unapproved use of the garage on Landon Rd., this building was approved at site plan review as an Independent Structure (defined as not being associated with any other conditional use).  The garage’s association with a car museum makes its definition as an Independent Structure obsolete.  This garage needs Conditional Use approval by the DRB and its designation changed from Independent Structure. The Notices were sent by certified mail and were signed for on March 5.  The deadline to respond, by either coming into compliance (applying for Conditional Use review by the DRB) or appealing the ZA’s Notice to the DRB, is Wednesday, March 13. [**I was notified today by AIR Development that they will be appealing my decision to issue Notices of Violation to the DRB.  Appeal date to be determined].
  2. Because a quorum of the Selectboard may not be available for a 5th Monday meeting on April 29, NRPC will be meeting with the Planning Commission and DRB on a regular Planning Commission meeting night – May 1st to discuss the availability of grant money for a feasibility study for municipal wastewater. Any SB members still in town are encouraged to attend.
  3. Taylor Newton has requested a 5th Monday meeting with the SB, DRB, and PC for July 29, 2019 for further discussion with all 3 Boards re: municipal wastewater. This date needs to be confirmed by the Selectboard so I an get it on the calendars for the DRB and Planning Commission.
  4. A Certified Flood Manager’s exam is being scheduled for May (date to be determined). I plan to take the exam.  There will be a review the day before the exam is given.  No definite date has yet been scheduled.
  5. I will be warning a public hearing for the White’s Beach Ordinance for April 8th pending the Selectboard’s review of the Ordinance at tonight’s meeting. The deadline to send the warning to the Islander is the end of this week.  The approved draft will need to be posted on the Town website at the same time.  The Ordinance will take effect 2 months after approval by the Selectboard.
  6. The Draft Sign Ordinance was reviewed during a public hearing at last Wednesday’s Planning Commission meeting. The Commission will update the document before presenting it to the Selectboard.  Although I had hoped to schedule a public hearing on the same night as the Whites Beach hearing, the Sign Ordinance Selectboard public hearing will be delayed to later in April or possibly early May.  Date TBA.

 

-Planning Commission:  NRPC finalized final formatting (with a couple of small clarifications) of the draft development regulations updates.  I plan to have hard copies for the PC members at their next meeting (March 20).  Copies will also be made for the Selectboard.

 

-Development Review Board:  -Upcoming hearing schedules include a change in conditional use for the construction of a 2-family dwelling unit, and Final Plat review for a 3-lot subdivision. Copies of recent DRB decisions are posted on the board outside the ZA’s office.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Martha Taylor-Varney, ZA and Asst. to the Selectboard

February 25, 2019 Minutes

February 27, 2019

Selectboard Minutes
Regular Meeting of February 25, 2019
South Hero Town Hall, Monday 7:00 PM

Board Members Present: Jonathan Shaw, Skip Brown (also Board Secretary), David Carter, Sharon Roy, Anne Zolotas
Board Members Not Present: none
Others Present: Janet Yates, 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:
-none

3. Minutes:
-Sharon Roy made a motion to accept the minutes of the special meeting of February 11, 2019 as written. The motion was seconded, Anne Zolotas abstained, and the motion carried. Sharon Roy made a motion to accept the minutes of the regular meeting of February 11, 2019 as written. The motion was seconded, all in attendance so voted and the motion carried.

4. Public input:
-none

5. New Business:
A. Town emergency director, David Carter, will be on vacation from April 17-May 20. Previous emergency director, Jonathan Shaw, will cover while David is gone.
B. Liquor licenses:
-Skip Brown made a motion to approve the indoor and outdoor liquor license renewal applications for After Noonies, LLC/DBA Blue Paddle Bistro. The motion was seconded, all in attendance so voted and the motion carried.
-Sharon Roy made a motion to approve the indoor and outdoor liquor license renewal application for Emma Enterprises, Inc./DBA McKees Island Pub. The motion was seconded, all in attendance so voted and the motion carried.
-David Carter made a motion to approve the liquor license application for Victoria’s Café, LLC. The motion was seconded, all in attendance so voted and the motion carried.

6. Administrative Assistant Report:
A. A written report was submitted. A hard copy with discussion points can be seen in Town Hall filed with these minutes or on www.southherovt.org.

7. Old and Ongoing Business:
A. The draft of a Whites Beach ordinance was reviewed and some edits were suggested, including only requiring parking stickers from the Friday before Memorial Day-Sept. 30. A final draft will be discussed at a future meeting and will then be posted for a public hearing.

8. Announcements and Communications:
– The Town was notified that Velco is considering adding some 100’ tall microwave towers to improve their own line communication. A balloon test will be conducted to determine the visual impact of the towers.

9. Other Business:
A. Anne Zolotas made a motion to sign orders 19-17 and to pay the bills associated with the orders. The motion was seconded, all in attendance so voted and the motion carried.
B. Planning for Town meeting was discussed. The Town will go first at 9:00 am, Saturday March 2, 2019.

10. Adjournment:
-David Carter made a motion to adjourn 7:40 pm. The motion was seconded, all in attendance so voted and the motion carried.

Respectfully submitted,                                          Approved by,

_______________________________ ________________________________
Graham Brown                                                        Jonathan Shaw, Chairman
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Administrative Officer’s Report to Selectboard February 25, 2019

Discussion Items:
1. I issued Notices of Violation against the Zlotoff Foundation today for an unapproved use for the Tool Museum building to also house a car museum, and for an unapproved use of the Landon Rd. Garage. Although the museum building is owned by the Zlotoff Foundation, testimony at the 2015 conditional use and site plan review identified the bottom level of the car museum to be used for storage only. There was no testimony regarding the display of cars. There has yet to be a review that would include these additional conditional use and site plan considerations that were not previously reviewed. It cannot be assumed that the conditions for the Tool Museum can automatically be applied to a car museum (increased number of visitors, traffic, differing hours of operation, etc.). As for the unapproved use of the garage on Landon Rd., this building was approved at site plan review as an Independent Structure (defined as not being associated with any other conditional use). The garage’s association with a car museum makes its definition as an Independent Structure obsolete. This garage needs Conditional Use approval by the DRB and its designation changed from Independent Structure. Zlotoff Foundation was sent a warning notice for both violations on February 6th and I have received no response. Once the formal NOV’s are reviewed by the Town attorney I will be sending them by certified mail.
2. NRPC has requested a 5th Monday meeting on April 29 to meet with the Planning Commission, DRB, and Selectboard to discuss the availability of grant money for a feasibility study for municipal wastewater.
3. I received an email from Vincent Chiorgo (VT. Salvage Yard Program) updating me on the status of the property at 5 Railroad St. Although some vehicles have been removed from the lo, at his most recent inspection there are still 3 boats on trailers, an excavator, a truck and another old rusted vehicle, in addition to 3 fuel tanks (oil), an old washer, 2 riding lawn mowers and 30 old tires yet to be removed. It appears that the house is occupied. Vincent intends to continue communication with the landowner with the hope of completing the clean-up.
4. The letter to SeaComm Federal Credit Union from the Selectboard was mailed on Saturday, February 16. Copies were also sent to the Lavins’, Jeff Sikora, the engineers, the credit union’s lawyer, and the South Hero Town Clerk.
5. A Certified Flood Manager’s exam is being scheduled for May (date to be determined). I plan to take the exam. There will be a review the day before the exam is given. Incidentally, due to the amount of snow-pack in the mountains and the fact that the lake is already above mean level, Watershed Management is already anticipating some flooding this spring on Lake Champlain.

-Planning Commission: NRPC finalized final formatting of the draft development regulations updates and copies are currently available electronically. I plan to have hard copies for the PC members at their next meeting (March 6). The Commission will also discuss dates for the public hearing(s) at that meeting.

-Development Review Board: -Upcoming hearing schedules include a change in conditional use for the construction of a 2-family dwelling unit, and site plan and conditional use review for Seb’s.

Respectfully submitted,
Martha Taylor-Varney, ZA and Asst. to the Selectboard