OFFICE OF THE SELECTBOARD
Town of Halifax, Vermont
SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES
April 29, 2013
Call to Order
The meeting was called to order at 6:32 pm at the Halifax town office. Halifax Board members in attendance were Edee Edwards, Earl Holtz, and Lewis Sumner. Members of the public present were Jessica Bruno, Margo Avakian, Ross Barnett, John LaFlamme, Cara Cheyette, Jessica Aldrich, Paul Wheeler, Bobby Maynard, Tim Putnam, Miller Longbotham, Merrill Mundell, Jane Waldron, Heidi Taylor, and Mike McLeroy.
Members of Deerfield Valley Rescue met with the Selectboard to dicuss an ambulance service agreement for the town of Halifax. Taylor presented draft agreements to the Selectboard. As DVR is planning to take over WASI’s service area in Halifax on May 15, 2013, they prepared an agreement for the remaining fiscal year May 15- June 30, 2013 and another agreement for FY14.
The Selectboard and members of Deerfield Valley Rescue discussed the agreement in detail including cost, reporting, coverage area, subscriptions, protocols, and various other details as outlined in the draft agreements attached.
Taylor noted that DVR meetings are held the first Monday of the month at 6 or 6:30pm (depending on the agenda), and are open to the public.
The group discussed accessibility of the roads during winter and mud season. They also discussed special events such as bike races. Taylor noted that town sponsored events carry no charge to the town. If it is an outside organization, they will charge the outside agency.
Holtz made a motion to have the town of Halifax sign the Ambulance Service Agreement with Deerfield Valley Rescue, Inc. for the time period May 15, 2013 through June 30, 2013. Sumner seconded the motion, which carried 3-0-0.
Bruno will send a note to Wayne Courser asking him to update the ambulance service with the state 911 Board.
Members of Deerfield Valley Rescue left the meeting.
Holtz made a motion to appoint Steve Towne as a member of the Planning Commission and Zoning Board for a term expiring in March 2014. Edwards seconded the motion, which passed 3-0-0.
VT Yankee Drill Roles and Responsibilities
IP1 Position- Edwards advised that due to her schedule, it makes more sense for Holtz or Sumner to participate in that role.
Lead for IP2 Role- The Selectboard discussed the position and agreed that LaFlamme would be the primary IP2 and Barnett would be the back-up.
Edwards informed the Co-EMDs that the staff notification lists in the binders need to be updated.
The Selectboard and Co-EMDs discussed the EOC printer options including laser vs. ink jet and color vs. black & white. The EMDs will use their judgment and acquire an adequate printer for the EOC.
The Selectboard discussed whether the DSL was stable enough to cancel HughesNet. The Selectboard will ask the listers to get pricing on service and equipment.
Purchase Order for New Truck
Holtz had prepared a purchase order for the new truck, which was signed by the Selectboard.
Hearing of Visitors
The meeting adjourned at 8:36 pm.