Town of Halifax, Vermont


January 27, 2009

Call to Order

The meeting was called to order at 7:20 PM.  Board members in attendance were Mitchell Green, Lewis Sumner, and. John LaFlamme.  Others in attendance were George Murray, Joe Kowalski, Margo Avakian, and Board Secretary Phyllis Evanuk.

Approval of Minutes

Approval of Minutes was deferred to the next regular meeting.

Hearing of Visitors

Mr. Murray and Mr. Kowalski were in attendance representing WSWMD, to explain their budget and costs.  They advised they wanted to meet with the Board to present the District’s side, as a result of the independent trash haulers presentation at the last meeting.  They advised that the District has the right to charge fees on all waste generated in the district whether or not it goes through the WSWMD site or the transfer station.  That means that even if the Town was to withdraw from the District, the trash haulers who service the residents can still be charged fees for the trash they pick up in Halifax.

New Business

The Board finalized the budget for the 2009-2010 fiscal year at $726,900, and completed the Warning for the Annual Town Meeting.

An informational meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 24, 2009 at 7:00 PM in the Multi-purpose Room of the Elementary School.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:00 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Phyllis H. Evanuk