May 23, 2019

Annual Meeting Minutes 3-2-2019


Town of Hartford Board of School Directors

Annual School District Meeting Day/Second Proposed Bond Hearing

 Meeting Minutes

Saturday, March 2, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Hartford High School Gymnasium

37 Highland Avenue

White River Junction, VT 05001

 

1.  Call to Order of the Annual Town/School District Meeting and Second Proposed Bond Hearing  10:00 AM, Chuck Wooster, Moderator

 

2.  Recess of Annual Town Meeting- Simon Dennis

(At this time, Kevin Christie, School Board Chair asks for a moment of silence for the DeBalsi family going through a family crisis)

 

3.  Call to Order the Public Hearing for the Proposed Bond for the Renovation of the Wilder School-Kevin Christie calls the meeting to order, 10:16 AM

 

4.  Proposed Bond for the Renovation of the Wilder School- Presenter(s), Douglas Heavisides, Ed Clark of NBF Architect, John Johnson of Breadloaf Construction, Peter Merrill, Chair

Open to public questions-10:55 AM

 

5.  Close the Public Hearing for the Proposed Bond for the Renovation of the Wilder School-11:20 AM Peter Merrill moves to close the Public Hearing for the Proposed Bond for the Renovation of the Wilder School. Nancy Russell seconds. A unanimous verbal vote passes the motion.

Representative Peter Welch arrives and speaks to the audience and thanks both the Select Board and School Board for their service.

 

6.  Call to Order of the Public hearing for the Voter Authorization to Purchase Property Adjacent to the Superintendent’s                            Office on Highland Avenue-11:30, Peter Merrill moves to re-open the Public hearing for the Voter Authorization to Purchase Property Adjacent to the Superintendent’s Office on Highland Avenue. Michelle Boleski seconds. A unanimous verbal vote passes the motion.

 

7.  Proposed Voter Authorization to Purchase Property Adjacent to the Superintendent’s Office on Highland Avenue-11:30 AM Peter Merrill presents the Covell House proposal

Open to public questions/statements

Kevin Christie, School Board Chair speaks to the Wilder Collaborative

 

8.  Close the Public Hearing for the Proposed Voter Authorization to Purchase Property Adjacent to the Superintendent’s         Office on Highland Avenue- 11:39 AM Peter Merrill moves to close the Public Hearing of the Proposed Covell House Purchase. Nancy Russell seconds. A unanimous verbal vote passes the motion.

 

9.  Call to Order of the Annual School District Meeting- Chuck Wooster opens the school district meeting floor meeting.

 

10. To receive the reports of the Board of School Directors- 11:39 Peter Merrill moves to receive the reports of Board of School Directors. Nancy Russell seconds. A unanimous verbal vote passes the motion and the reports are accepted.

 

 

11. To see what compensation the School District will vote to pay the Board of School Directors from School District funds   pursuant to 16 V.S.A. 562 - Peter Merrill moves pursuant to 16 V.S.A. 562   the Town of Hartford School District pay its officers $75 per meeting, with an extra $350 to the Chair per annum and $150 per annum to the Clerk. Nancy Russell seconds.

Chuck Wooster calls the question and is corrected by Peter Merrill that the $350 amount is incorrect. It is $300 to the Chair per annum. No discussion followed. A unanimous verbal vote passes the motion, with the correction of $300 to the Chair per annum.

 

12. To do any other necessary and proper non-binding business-None

 

13.  Adjourn School District Annual Meeting- 11:45 AM Peter Merrill moves to adjourn the Annual School District Meeting Nancy Russell seconds. A unanimous verbal vote passes the motion.

 

 

Respectfully Submitted:

Carol Bagley

3/7/19