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City Council Agenda 03-28-2017

Agenda, March 28, 2017



March 28, 2017

6 p.m. Fire Station Meeting Room


6:00: 1. Call to Order, Pledge of Allegiance, Amendments to Agenda

6:05 2. Police Department Service Recognition Ceremony

6:30 3. Recess (5 minutes)

4. Visitors (None Scheduled)

6:35: 5. Approval of Minutes and Warrant*

6:40: 6. Citizen’s Comments (Issues not otherwise on agenda)

6:45: 7. Business:

  1. Adoption of Roberts Rules of Order*
  2. Election of Senior Alderman*
  3. Review and Re-Adoption of Conflict of Interest Policy*
  4. Designation of Newspaper (17 V.S.A. § 2641)*
  5. Appointments:*

Delinquent Tax Collector

Tree Warden

Service Officer

Bixby Library Trustee Designation

ACSWMD Board of Supervisors Member

ACSWMD Alternate Member

  1. Liquor, Tobacco, Outside Consumption and Entertainment Licenses*
  2. Outside Seating Agreements*
  3. Vendor License – Farmers and Foragers*
  4. Appointment of Director to VUHS Board of Directors**
  5. City Council Calendar

7:10: 6. City Manager’s Report

  1. Budget Report
  2. Capital Improvements and Special Funds
  3. Other Topics of Interest

7:20: 7. Mayor’s Report

7:30: 8. Adjournment

* Decision item ** Possible Decision Item

Agenda, March 28, 2017

City Council Minutes 03-06-2017


MARCH 6, 2017


Mayor William Benton called the duly warned special meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. in the City Manager’s office at City Hall. The purpose of the brief meeting was to sign the Warrant and to conduct a tour of the so-called “ticket booth” that is shared by Friends of Vergennes Opera House and Vergennes Partnership as well as the conference room that is currently under renovation. Those in attendance were:

Mayor William Benton City Manager Mel Hawley

Alderman Mathew Chabot City Clerk Joan Devine

Alderman Lowell Bertrand Michael Daniels

Alderman Mark Koenig Andrew Fritz

Alderman Lynn Donnelly

Alderman Jeff Fritz


WARRANT: The Warrant in the amount of $70,469.15 was reviewed and passed for signatures of approval by the City Council.

TOUR: City Manager Hawley spoke of the complete renovation of the space used by Friends of Vergennes Opera House and Vergennes Partnership and inquired from the City Council if they wanted to do the same depth of work in the conference room. The materials for the wainscoting and trim around the doors will cost about $2,800 not to mention sheetrock, electrical upgrade, window replacement, etc. It was the consensus of the Board to not replicate the space but get as close to the original as possible with alternate materials.

ADJOURNMENT: The regular meeting adjourned at 6:58 p.m. by motion of Alderman Lowell Bertrand. The motion was seconded by Alderman Koenig with all voting in favor.

Respectfully submitted,

Vergennes City Clerk