Vermont League of Cities and Towns
Board of Directors Meeting
Thursday, January 7, 2016
Vermont Room, VLCT Offices, Montpelier
1. Call to order by President; introduction of new members and guests, if any (12:20)
2. Additions and deletions to the Agenda (12:22)
Action Suggested: Board members should review the agenda, including adding or deleting items, moving items to and from the consent agenda, and having the President, board members and staff identify items to be added under “Other Business.”
3. Consent Agenda Items (12:23)
Action Suggested: Approve all items in gross and without debate or amendment. A single member can demand a separate vote for any of the series offered. Items voted separately require a separate motion to approve and may be fully debated and amended at the end of the agenda.
a. Approve Minutes of December 17, 2015 Meeting. (Attachment 3A)
b. Accept Personnel Report. (Attachment 3B)
4. Review of Legislative Priorities (12:25)
Action Suggested: Staff recommends that the Board consider what further steps need to be taken regarding initial activities at the Legislature. Karen Horn and Gwynn Zakov will inform the Board about first week activities, including what bills have been introduced and what preparations are ongoing regarding VLCT’s Municipal Policy Priorities.
5. Staff Project – Review and Research Funding Sources (1:00)
Action Suggested: Staff will report on initial phases of reviewing VLCT’s contributing membership program and potential additional funding sources for VLCT. Comments or suggestions from the Board are welcome.
6. State of the State Address (2:00)
Action Suggested: Observe Governor Shumlin’s State of the State Address from the Vermont Room at VLCT or attend the Address at the State House.
7. Other Business (3:00)
a. Consent Agenda Items to be voted separately
b. President’s Initiatives
c. Member Initiatives
d. Staff Initiatives
e. Adjourn (3:05)
Dates/Topics for Upcoming Board Meetings
Following are the meeting dates for the VLCT Board of Directors for the remainder of 2016.
Unless otherwise noted, the meetings begin at noon in the VLCT offices.
• Thursday, February 4, 2016
• Thursday, March 17, 2016
• Thursday, April 7, 2016
• Thursday, May 5, 2016
• Thursday, June 23, 2016
• Thursday, August 4, 2016
• Thursday, September 8, 2016
• Wednesday, October 5, 2016
• Thursday, November 3, 2016
• Thursday, December 15, 2016
VLCT Board Parking Lot
Issues and Items for Future Consideration/Action
VLCT Net Position
Potential Future Health Rate Increases