Town of Halifax, Vermont

November 9, 2010

Call to Order 

            The meeting was called to order at 7:10 PM.  Members in attendance were Chair Howard Alboum, Norman Fajans, D. Chris Estep, Brian McNeice, and William Pusey. Sirean LaFlamme and Bradley Rafus were absent. Others in attendance were Margo Avakian, and Secretary Phyllis Evanuk.

Approval of Minutes 

            Mr. Alboum moved to approve the minutes of the September 14, 2010 meeting as written.
            Mr. McNeice seconded the motion which carried 5-0.

            Mr. Estep moved to approve the minutes of the October 12, 2010 meeting as written.
            Mr. Fajans seconded the motion which carried 5-0. 

            Mr. Alboum gave a summary of what he thought should go into the Planning Commission report for the Town Report.  He requested input from the other members.  He will give an overview of the types of development they have reviewed and what they have been doing in 2010.  He advised that he will give the Commissioners a draft of his report to review and discuss before it is given to the Auditors.

Town Plan Review

            The need for high speed internet connections throughout Halifax is necessary in order to attract businesses to town.  A discussion of the various types of service and the entities that are “working on it” followed. 

            The members began review of the plan page by page starting on page 17.  Topics covered were Economic Development and the first section under Natural Resource Use and Conservation, Surface Waters.

            The pages reviewed will be edited to reflect the proposed changes and distributed at the next meeting.  


            The meeting adjourned at 8:57 PM.

 Respectfully submitted,
Phyllis H. Evanuk