WINDHAM SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT DISTRICT (WSWMD)
BRATTLEBORO, VERMONT
SPECIAL BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING
MINUTES OF JANUARY 4, 2018

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: Michelle Cherrier, Chair, Dummerston; Jan Ameen, Vice Chair, Westminster; David Jones, Brookline; Kevin Stein, Dover; Cheryl Franklin, Guilford; Lewis Sumner, Halifax; Judy Flower; Jamaica; James Damato, Readsboro; Nancy Meinhard, Wardsboro; and Merrill Mundell, Wilmington.

BOARD MEMBERS ABSENT: John Allen and Brandie Starr, Brattleboro; Thomas Baltrus, Dover; Lester Dunklee, Dummerston; Sheila Morse, Guilford; Cara Cheyette, Halifax; Andy Coyne, Jamaica; Tony Gordon and Stillman Vonderhorst, Marlboro; Shannon Meckle, Newfane; Kent Young, Stratton; Irvin Stowell and Dale West, Townshend; Tim Franklin and Emily Vergobbe, Vernon; Gig Zboray, Whitingham and Readsboro Alternate; and Tom Consolino, Wilmington.

WSWMD STAFF PRESENT: Robert Spencer, Executive Director and Kristen Benoit, Program Coordinator/District Clerk.

OTHERS PRESENT: Philip Goepp, III

Due to weather conditions and WSWMD Charter requirement to adopt the budget by January 15th, the Board agreed to conduct the Meeting via conference phone. Ms. Cherrier was present at the District Office.

Ms. Cherrier called the Meeting to order at 7:01 p.m.

1)Changes to the Agenda: The Board agreed to table all agenda items except, Agenda item #5, Consider Draft FY 2019 Budgets & Assessments.

2) Approval of Minutes – December 14, 2017: Tabled

3) Approval of Check Register – December 2017: Tabled

4) Financial Report Review – December 2017: Tabled

5) Consider Draft FY 2019 Budgets & Assessments:

Motion made, seconded, and carried the Board of Supervisors approve a budget with a revenue of $710,741, expense of $916,174, and a deficit to be funded through assessments of $307,433. There was 1 abstention.

6) Putney Road Redemption Presentation on Deposit Cans & Bottle Collection: Tabled

7) Program Coordinator’s Report:Tabled

8) Executive Director’s Report: Tabled

9) Consider a Policy on Preparing Minutes for Meetings with No Quorum: Tabled

10) Consider New Legal Counsel Due to Retirement of Attorney Chris Callahan: Tabled

11) Executive Session (if needed): None

12) Other Business as Legally Allowed: None

13) Adjournment: Motion made, seconded and carried to adjourn the meeting:The meeting was adjourned at 7:12 p.m.

Kristen Benoit, Program Coordinator/District Clerk