Monday December 17, 2012

Monday, Dec. 17 Bennington Select Board

Bennington Town Office conference room, 5:30 p.m.

Agenda: Minutes, Dec. 10; warrants; citizens; manager's report; other business.

Town of Bennington

Planning Commission

Town of Bennington conference room, 5:15 p.m.

205 South Street

Agenda: Economic Development Plan - Steering Committee meeting with BCRC; Other Business.

Sunderland Selectboard

Sunderland Elementary School, 7 p.m.

Agenda: Introduction of those present by chair; reading (optional) and approval of minutes from previous meeting; Reports from road liaison and highway foreman; old and unfinished business; Turning Point Center of Bennington--presentation by Director Joan Walsh, grant (reimbursement program) for 2-e-Vermont computers; information for bonding the proposed town hall project: Review letter from McSoley, McCoy and Co., certified public accountants and business advisors for hiring in preparing the bond for new town hall building, final cost worksheet on entire town hall project with final figure that the town will look to borrow, review of letter to be sent out to residents detailing project, consideration of office equipment sinking fund in the cost analysis, consider appointing a non-selectboard member as building liaison to assist with bonding; town budget considerations: proposed increase in selectboard pay, request for health insurance for town clerk, changes to general fund budget, changes to highway budget with estimation on painting town garage; new business; finalize bills, signing and correspondence.

Pownal Select Board

Town Office, 6 p.


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Special Meeting, 6 p.m.

Agenda: Executive session: selectmen, town auditors and town labor attorney to go over findings in auditing reviews including labor law.

SVR Technical School District Board

Career Development Center Assemby Room, 6:30 p.m.

Agenda: Call to order and welcome, Jim Boutin, chairman; public comments; committee reports and minutes; consent agenda: minutes from RGB full board meeting, Nov. 19; warrants; cash flow statement; revenue and expenses; action items: vote on option #2 of the Schiller Report, allocation agreement, approve Bullying/Harassment Policy #5003C, warn minimum and Optimum Classroom Size Policy #6400C, NEASC five-year plan; chairman's report; superintendent's report; executive session if needed; other.

SVRTSD Finance Committee

CDC conference room, 6 p.m.

Agenda: Budget development, other.

Bennington Housing Authority

Walloomsac Apartments, Community Room, 4 p.m.

Agenda: Regular meeting: approve the minutes of the regular meeting of Nov. 19; public questions, comments or concerns; staff reports; financial reports; executive director's report: occupancy, delinquent accounts, miscellaneous information; set the date for the Jan. meeting; other business: employee evaluations, letter to board from HUD.

Tuesday, Dec. 18

Bennington Historic Preservation Commission

Town Office, conference room, 1 p.m.

Agenda: Minutes of Dec. 6 meeting; CLG Grant discussion; other preservation issues.

Arlington School Board

Superintendent's Office, Arlington High School

Agenda: Finance and policy meeting: Finance Committee, 5 p.m.; public comments; review of financials. Policy meeting, 5:30 p.m.; public comments; review of the following policies: state mandated policies; new policies: anti-bullying, building use.

Bennington Development Review Board

Bennington Fire Facility, third floor, 6:30 p.m.

Agenda: Minutes; Interested persons - appeal rights - reading of witness' oath; disclosure of ex parte communications and conflicts of interest; Joshua Greene, 471 Chapel Road, the applicant is seeking development plan approval for expansion of salvage yard, a pre-existing non-conforming use, at the above location; other business.

Sandgate School Board

Sandgate Town Hall, 7:30 p.m.

Agenda: Executive session; public comment; approval of minutes, meeting of Nov. 27; superintendent's report: policy work, budget development discussion; school board report: financial, contract(s), purchases, warrants; other business.

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Dorset Board of School Directors

The Dorset School, 6 p.m.

Agenda: Approval of minutes of the Nov. 27; report of the superintendent of schools: tuition request for 2012-2013 school year, adopt Financial Management policy, adopt Acceptable Student Use of Information policy, adopt the Prevention of Bullying of Students policy, review draft fiscal 2014 budget, ends policy; report of the principal; employment: appointments/resignations: hiring update; directors' orders and financial statements; public comment; other business.

Pownal Planning Commission

Town Office, 7 p.m.

Agenda: Agenda approval; approval of regular meeting minutes of Dec. 4; mail; guest; public comments; other business: ZA monthly log, survey status, budget.

SVRTSD Strategic Planning Committee

CDC conference room, 3 p.m.

Agenda: Introduction of new members; review of October committee minutes; reports on the Vermont Public Education Conference - Supt. Culkeen, Jim Boutin, Larry Johnson; discuss vision for CDC for the future 5 years and ways to apply it to the current CDC mission, philosophy and goals; vision -- an ideal you are trying to reach; mission -- roadmap on how to get there, Gloria Alexander, Supt. Culkeen; develop a sub-committee to work on a draft of CDC vision, mission, philosophy for the future; other business.

North Bennington Prudential Committee Meeting

Graded School Library, 5:15 p.m.

Agenda: Executive session for administration negotiations; public comments; review of special election for a revote by petition (Jan. 3, 2013): Setting the date of the informal meeting prior to the special election, procedure for absentee ballots; designation of expenditure areas of Scott Trust; financial reports: budget status reports, Nov. 2012, treasurer's report, November; fiscal year 2014 Budget work session; consent agenda; Policies, #5003 Bullying Prevention, #1000 Policy Drafting Committee, #5100 Screening, #5140 Communicable Diseases, #6148 Internet Use policy; chair's report; other; executive session for personnel and/or legal if necessary.

Wednesday, Dec. 19

Pownal Elementary School District Board

Elementary School Library, 6 p.m.

Board of Directors' Meeting

Agenda: Regular meeting: Executive session for administration negotiations; presentation: animal habitats; Mary Lou Hunt, teacher and second grade students; public comments; fiscal 2014 budget work session; action items: financial: treasurer's report, consent agenda, policies: #5003 Bullying Prevention, #1000 Policy Drafting Committee, #6148 Internet Use Policy; facilities: Oak Hill Property, generator update; old business: change in board meeting week/day/time; principal's report: school website updates; chair's report; superintendent/chief financial officer reports: budget status report; other.

Battenkill Valley Supervisory Union

Arlington Memorial High School, Marsh Library, 6 p.m.

Agenda: Executive session: negotiations /contracts; public comments; approval of minutes: approval of changed minutes of Oct. 24 meeting, approval of meeting of Nov. 18; special education director's report; superintendent's report; school board report: financial, contract(s), purchases, warrants; other business.

Sunderland Board of School Directors

Sunderland Elementary School, 6:30 p.m.

Agenda: Approval of minutes of the Nov. 20 meeting; report of the superintendent of schools; adopt Financial Management policy, adopt Acceptable Student use of Information policy, adopt the Prevention of Bullying of Students policy, distribution information from governor re: district spending indicators, review draft fiscal 2014 budget, Red Cross shelter program; report of the principal; appointments/resignations; directors' orders and financial statements; public comment; other business.

Arlington School Board

Arlington Memorial High School, Marsh Library, 6:30 p.m.

Agenda: Executive session: employment; approval of minutes: meeting of Dec. 5; public comment; principal's report: Fisher Elementary School, Arlington Memorial High School; superintendent's report: technology; school board report; financial: contract(s), purchases, warrants; other business.

Thursday, Dec. 20

Hoosick Falls Central School

Board of Education

High School Auditorium, 7 p.m.

Bennington-Rutland Supervisory Union

Board of School Directors

Manchester El. Middle School, 7 p.m.

Agenda: Report of the superintendent of schools, draft fiscal 2014 BRSU budget; draft fiscal 2014 SPED budget; appointments/resignations; public comment; other business.