Town of Halifax, Vermont
REGULAR MEETING MINUTES
April 9, 2014
Call to Order
The meeting was called to order at 6:30 pm at the town office. Board members in attendance were Earl Holtz, Jessica Bruno, Gretchen Becker, and Curtis Carroll. Others present: Edee Edwards.
Approval of Minutes
Becker made a motion to accept the minutes of the March 19, 2014 Regular Meeting as written. Bruno seconded the motion, which passed 4-0-0.
Holtz discussed House Bill H-693 which allows the public service board to bypass local regulations to facilitate the construction of broadband infrastructure. The bill expires 7/1/14 and is being discussed by government today. Holtz drafted and sent a letter to Ann Manwaring in support of the extension of the bill.
The group discussed inviting businesses to a meeting to talk about economic development and what projects businesses might be interested in. Edwards noted that Jack Deming from Deerfield Valley News was interested in doing an article on people trying to open businesses. Edwards also noted that Tristan Roberts may be interested in economic development projects related to energy conservation.
The group discussed the ongoing projects:
BBID- broadband districts- an RFI should be going out
VT Connect- WiFi Hotspot- the group will contact Sharon Farr Combs and Caitlin Lovegrove to let them know we would like the hotspot at the town garage. We may now have adequate service available.
VT Rte 112 Cell Phone Project- no new updates
VTel tower- no new updates
Hearing of Visitors
Meeting was closed at 8:02 pm.