OFFICE OF THE SELECTBOARD
Town of Halifax, Vermont
JOINT SELECTBOARD/SCHOOL BOARD MEETING MINUTES
May 20, 2015
Call to Order
The meeting was called to order at 7:13 p.m. Selectboard members Earl Holtz, Lewis Sumner, and Edee Edwards were present, as were School Board members Homer (Chum) Sumner and Kim Tefft. Principal Sandra Pentak-Cohen and Robbin Gabriel were also in attendance.
Changes and/or Additions to Agenda
Two applications had been received; these were opened and members of both Boards reviewed the contents. Lewis Sumner said Samuel Groves had informed him that this year the Cael fund has $1,070.00 available for awards. Sumner spoke of changes through the years; when the scholarship fund was first established in the 1970s tuition rates were much lower, and interest earnings on the fund appreciably higher. Chum Sumner made a motion to award $500 each to Emily Dow and Jessica Fox; $250 per semester to each student. Edee Edwards seconded the motion, which passed, 5-0. Letters will be sent to the recipients.
The Boards briefly discussed leasing of town offices for the coming year, and agreed to have Business Manager Karen Atwood draw up a lease contract for the Halifax Selectboard to review.
Hearing of Visitors
The meeting was adjourned at 7:38 p.m.