Minutes SeVEDS Board Meeting
January 17, 2013 10:30 – 11 AM
Selectmen’s Room Brattleboro
In attendance: Jill James, Bill Colvin, Scott Murphy, Martin Langeveld, Colby Dix, Drew Richards, Jenna Pugliese, Julia Sorensen, Seth Proctor, Lisa Sullivan, Patrick Moreland, Tim Cullenen, Barb Sondag, Dave Alstadt, Jeff Lewis, Laura Sibilia
Absent: Dan Yates, Stephan Morse
Lisa called the meeting to order at 10:35
Julia made a motion to approve the minutes from 12/18, 2nd by David VOTE: unanimous
Colby made a motion to approve Financials, 2nd by Martin VOTE: unanimous
Lisa presented recommendations for changes to the bylaws from the executive committee. The recommendations outline the process by which a nominating committee is formed to make recommendations to the full board on SeVEDS board membership each year. David asked if the nominating committee’s charge also included whether or not to reappoint board members whose terms were up and was told it did. Martin asked that the changes to the bylaw use the phrase “executive committee” to be consistent with the rest of the bylaws.
Barb made a motion to approve the bylaw changes as recommended by the executive committee 2nd by David VOTE: unanimous
Jeff made a motion to elect Jill James from Bellows Falls and Chroma Technology to fill remaining term of seat vacated by Gregg Noble whose term runs through August 2015 2nd by Tim VOTE: unanimous
The board was asked to review the Petition and Town Meeting plan to ensure they could attend the town meeting they were signed up at. Laura said that Guilford petition and town meeting presence were going to be tough. Barb said she would talk to Guilford and see if they thought it would be appropriate for her to attend town meeting.
Next Meetings – the board briefly spoke with Frank Knott from ViTAL Economy regarding set up for the February 15th public kick off for the CEDS. A decision was made to hold the event at the Retreat from 8:30-11:30.