SeVEDS Board meeting
2-3 Thursday March 21st * Brattleboro Municipal Center
In attendance: Jill James, Adam Grinold, Drew Richards, Patrick Moreland, Dave Altstadt, Colby Dix, Julia Sorensen, Susan McMahon, Pat Moulton Powden, Laura Sibilia, Jenna Pugliese, Barb Sondag, Martin Langeveld, Wendy Woods, Anthony Summers
Absent: Jeff Lewis, Lisa Sullivan, Dan Yates, Bill Colvin, Tim Cullenen
Jenna called the meeting to order at 2:04
BDCC’s two new Flood Recovery Officers, Anthony Summers and Wendy Woods were introduced.
Colby made a motion to approve Financials, seconded by David Vote: unanimous
Town Meeting recap – Laura reported that funding for SeVEDS articles were approved in the following amounts by the following towns:
Town of Rockingham – 15,000
Town of Wilmington – 5,628
Town of Dover – 3,372
Town of Vernon – 6,600
Town of Marlboro – 3,238
Town of Newfane – 5,178
Total approved was 39,016 – added to Town of Rockingham (15K) and Town of Wilmington (2,814) previous contributions total municipal contributions are 56,830. This means we met the Brattleboro Selectboard challenge and can seek the remaining 25K in funding.
Laura gave a brief Update on CDBG-DR/EDA – Flood projects
Proposed process and timeline for FY 14 work plan and budget – Executive Committee to discuss in May, full board to discuss in June, FY 13 budget to be adopted in July
Board membership and nomination timelines – Executive Committee to name nominating committee (itself), work with staff on identifying seats that will be opening up – new and renewed board members to be presented with recommended slate of officers at July meeting.
Workforce and job fair – Pat updated the board on the work she has been doing with the SeVEDS workforce committee. That committee is working on a FY 13 workplan. Sonnax has proposed a regional hiring projection for next 5 years, modeled after the projection they are doing for Sonnax. David reviewed the upcoming career fair being developed by the WWIB. Jenna suggested the fair should be moved around the region and Jill suggested the career fair should involve students.
The board’s next meeting will be Thursday April 25th 2-4:30 as the CEDS Committee to do CEDS readiness assessment