June 22, 2020 Minutes

June 25, 2020

Selectboard Minutes
Regular Meeting of Monday June 22, 2020 at 7:00 PM
South Hero Town Hall

Board Members Present: Jonathan Shaw, Skip Brown (also Board Secretary), Ross Brown, Anne Zolotas
Board Members Not Present: David Carter
Others Present: Janet Yates Town Clerk, Martha Taylor-Varney ZA and SB assist. Also see sign in sheet.

1. Called to Order:
-The meeting was called by Chairman Shaw at 7:00 pm

2. Adjustment to Agenda:
– Move executive session to just before New Business

3. Minutes:
-Ross Brown made a motion to approve the minutes of June 8, 2020. The motion was seconded, the others in attendance so voted and the motion carried.

4. Public input:
A. none.

5. New Business:
A. Skip Brown made a motion to go into executive session for personnel matters at 7:02 pm. The motion was seconded. Jonathan Shaw recused himself from the meeting and the vote, the others so voted and the motion carried. Executive session ended at 7:23 pm. Upon exiting executive session, Anne Zolotas made a motion to appoint David Roy, Sandy Gregg and Jonathan Shaw to the Planning Commission for 3 year terms. The motion was seconded, Jonathan Shaw abstained, the others so voted and the motion carried.

6. Administrative Assistant Report:
A. See the report on www.southherovt.org or filed with these minutes.

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

8. Announcements and Communications:
A. See other business

9. Other Business:
A. Skip Brown made a motion to approve and sign orders 20-26 and to pay the bills associated with the orders. The motion was seconded, all in attendance so voted and the motion carried.
B. Ross Brown made a motion to accept the proposal from the Listers to postpone reappraisals until July of 2021 and to extend the deadline for the completion of the rolling reappraisals until 2026. The motion was seconded, all in attendance so voted and the motion carried.
C. Skip Brown made a motion to approve and sign the contract with Sullivan, Powers &Co. for the audit of the FY 2019/2020 records. The motion was seconded, all in attendance so voted and the motion carried.

10. Adjournment:
-Skip Brown 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,

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Graham Brown                                                          Jonathan Shaw, Chairman

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Administrative Officer’s Report to Selectboard June 22, 2020

Discussion Items:
1. Local Motion is now saying that the causeway and bike ferry will not be operational until September due to delays in the project caused by COVID 19.
2. Town Office employees would like to request that the Selectboard provide a picnic table for employees’ use to eat lunch outside, weather permitting.
3. I received one response for consideration to be on the Planning Commission, other than the 3 current members who have requested to be re-appointed. Appointments need to be made before the end of June.
4. I will be out of the office on June 29th.

Planning Commission:
The Planning Commission is meeting at the Town Office with proper social distancing and mask protocols. Their July 1st meeting will be a Zoom public discussion on whether the Town should consider adopting a junk ordinance.

Development Review Board:
– The DRB has 1 hearing on June 24 that will be held by Zoom, followed by deliberations for the two hearings held on the 10th. Hearings are already scheduled for both meetings in July.
– Recent DRB hearing decisions can be found posted on the Board outside the ZA’s office.

Respectfully submitted,
Martha Taylor Varney, ZA and Selectboard Assistant

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