Town of Halifax, Vermont

September 14, 2010

Call to Order

            The meeting was called to order at 8:06 PM.  Members in attendance were Chair Howard Alboum, Sirean LaFlamme, Brian McNeice, and William Pusey. Board members Chris Estep, Norman Fajans, and Bradley Rafus were absent.  Others in attendance were Margo Avakian, and Secretary Phyllis Evanuk.

Review and Approve Findings for Reavey et al 

            The members reviewed the findings and those who deliberated on the project signed them.  Others who were not in attendance will be advised to sign them on Friday so they can be mailed. 

Approval of Minutes 

            Mrs. LaFlamme moved to approve the minutes of the August 10, 2010 meeting as written.
            Mr. McNeice seconded the motion which carried 4-0.

 Agenda review

             Mr. Alboum advised that things seem to be fairly calm so that there is no pressing need to schedule a separate day for public hearings.  If it is warranted at some time in the future they will consider it again.

            Regarding updating zoning forms Ms. Evanuk advised that this is an administrative matter, but there are no electronic copies so the forms need to redone on a computer and then a disc can be produced to make future forms corrections.

            The surveys that were received need to be reviewed and a report produced in time for the Town Report.  Next meeting will be devoted to this review.

            Regarding the Town Plan they should review where they are at this point and take one section at a time as they have been doing.  Mr. McNeice asked when they would be able to apply for Planning Grants.  With the change in executive director at Windham Regional Commission Ms. Evanuk advised that she would introduce herself to the new director and inquire as to what needs to be done to move the approval along.  With the need for public hearings on the WRC approval, the earliest they would be eligible would be in another year.


            The meeting was adjourned at 8:26 PM.

 Respectfully Submitted,
Phyllis H. Evanuk