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Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/joinameeting Meeting ID: 972 2791 1757 Passcode: 352680
January 10th, 2022
BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:
Angela Sanborn, Mike Fitzpatrick (phone), Ann Golob (Zoom), Katy Johnson-Aplin (Zoom), and Shelly Huber (Zoom).
Wannetta Powling and Melissa Brown (Zoom)
CALL TO ORDER:
The meeting was called to order at 6:02 pm by Chair Angela Sanborn.
ADDITIONS/ AMENDMENTS TO AGENDA:
Angela Sanborn made a motion to add Cannabis to the agenda following the budget. Katy Johnson-Aplin seconded. Motion passed 5/0
UNSCHEDULED MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC:
Articles were reviewed; it was noted that the format is similar to last year, with separate articles for each Social Appropriation. Voters can only vote Yes or No; they cannot change the amount of money in the article.
Carol Hesselbach, Town Clerk, mentioned that absentee and early voting would be available before Town Meeting.
Deborah Luskin, Town Moderator, will be attending the meeting on January 18th for additional input and discussion.
Capital Budget – Williamsville Hall, Chair Steve Levine, asked for a Twenty Thousand dollar appropriation this year for the continued maintenance and upkeep of the Williamsville Hall. The Preservation Trust will be offering to cover $250, which is approximately half of the cost for a building assessment. This assessment determines needed repairs to the slate roof or the chimney; these were among a few mentioned items.
Review Budget- the remaining budget items were reviewed. Edits will be made and, a final budget will be available for the Selectboard to sign at the January 18th meeting.
Cannabis– Katy Johnson–Aplin presented additional researched information and advice provided by VLCT.
It was agreed that further information is still needed, but it seems clear that we should not introduce an article to the votes at this Town Meeting. But it was agreed that creating a Cannabis Control Commission (C.C.C.) would probably make sense as a way to ensure that the town has input into any state licenses that may be authorized for growers or others that do not require town approval.
Ann Golob suggested that we contact West River Valley Thrives and invite them to our February 7th Selectboard meeting to participate in the discussion and provide valuable information.
Ann Golob made a motion to adjourn. Meeting adjourned at 6:42 pm.
Wannetta Powling, Administrative Assistant