Town of Halifax, Vermont

 August 10, 2010 

Call to Order 

            The meeting was called to order at 6:48 PM.  Members in attendance were Chair Sirean LaFlamme, Howard Alboum, Chris Estep, Norman Fajans, Brian McNeice, and Bradley Rafus.  Board member William Pusey was absent.  Others in attendance were Robert M. Fisher, Esquire, Hans Hammarquist, Diane Gold, Margo Avakian, Marilyn Allen, Jesse Ferland, Amber Werner, Alan Werner, Sr., and Secretary Phyllis Evanuk. 

Public Hearing 

            Mrs. LaFlamme advised that the purpose of this hearing was to consider the request of Hans Hammarquist (Application #10-05) and that the hearing would be conducted by Attorney Fisher.  

            Mr. Fisher advised that Mr. Hammarquist’s attorney Trevor Lewis would be participating via speaker telephone.  When Mr. Lewis was on the line, Mr. Fisher asked for all in attendance who wished to give testimony to be sworn in.  When this had been done he invited Mr. Hammarquist and Mr. Lewis to present the request to the Board.

            The request was for approval to install a concrete base and erect an 85’ Amateur Radio Antenna Support Structure at his residence at 7968 Jacksonville Stage Road.

            Following the presentation of the proposal Mr. Fisher asked for comments and questions from the Board, and then from those in attendance.  Testimony and/or comments were given by Mr. Ferland, Ms. Allen, and Mr. Werner.  Questions regarding safety issues as well as aesthetics, and the possibility of reducing the height of the structure were raised by Mrs. Werner.

            After hearing questions, concerns, and testimony the public hearing was closed and the Chair advised that the Board would deliberate in a closed session and written findings would be issued within the specified time frame.

            At 8:35 the Board entered deliberative session to consider the findings for #10-05.

            At 9:25 the Board re-entered public session. 

Approval of Minutes 

            Mr. Estep moved to approve the minutes of the July 13, 2010 meeting as written.
            Mr. Alboum seconded the motion which carried 6-0.


            The meeting was adjourned at 9:30 PM. 

Respectfully submitted,
Phyllis H. Evanuk