Town of Halifax, VT

Special Meeting Minutes- DRAFT
April 30, 2012

Call to Order

A special meeting of the Halifax Selectboard was held on April 30, 2012 at the Town Office, called to order at 6:40p.m.  Present were Selectboard members Earl Holtz, Lewis Sumner, Edee Edwards, and Selectboard secretary Jessica Bruno. Members of the public present included Nick Bartenhagen, Maggie Bartenhagen, Marilyn Allen, and John LaFlamme.

Hearing of Visitors

All expressed that they were at the meeting to listen in and offer assistance regarding the job description revisions.

Business Before the Board Revise and finalize the draft Emergency Management Director (EMD) job description.

Edwards expressed that she had a first draft prepared by Everett Wilson that she had made revisions and comments on, and would like to review and collaborate to finalize the EMD job description.

The Selectboard and the members of the public presented ideas for revisions to the job summary, qualifications, and specific duties/job requirements. Each line of the job description was discussed, and additions or deletions from the job description were made as appropriate. Careful attention was given to wording. Placement of duties was analyzed to ensure they appeared in the appropriate section of the job description (Essential Functions and Duties vs. Specific Duties/ Job Requirements). An additional item was added which included the employee type as “part-time” per the town employee handbook, as the position will typically takes less than 20 hours per week.

Edwards made a motion to accept the Halifax EMD position description as corrected, and to have it ready to print and sign at the regular Selectboard meeting on May 1, 2012. Holtz seconded the motion, which carried 3-0.

At this point the members of the public left the meeting.

Executive Session

Edwards made a motion to enter executive session for the purpose of reviewing the results of the references for the EMD candidates and for commentary on the EMD appointment. Holtz seconded the motion, which carried 2-0-1 (Sumner abstained). Sumner and Bruno excused themselves from the rest of the meeting.

The committee came out of executive session at 9:45 pm, with no decisions being made.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:46 pm.

Respectfully Submitted,

Jessica Bruno, Secretary