VERMONT LEAGUE OF CITIES AND TOWNS
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
Thursday, November 10, 2022 - Hybrid Meeting - 12:20 p.m.
Via Zoom and in Person at:
VLCT Offices, the Vermont Room, 89 Main Street, Montpelier, VT
1. Call to order by President; Introduction of new members and guests, if any. (12:20)
2. Additions and Deletions to the Agenda (12:25)
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 (12:30)
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 October 6, 2022, meeting
b. Accept October Personnel Report
c. Approve 2023 Town Fair and Annual Meeting Dates and Location (September 26th and 27th 2023 – Doubletree Hotel, South Burlington)
d. Approve 2023 Compensation Schedule
e. Approve 2023 Health Benefit Addendum
4. Discussion with Candidate for Secretary of State Sarah Copeland Hanzas (12:35)
Action Suggested: No action required. VLCT Board will have a conversation with candidate for Secretary of State Sarah Copeland Hanzas.
5. Organizational Update (1:00)
Action Suggested: No action required. Ted Brady will go over the attached organizational update.
a. November 2023 Organizational Update
6. Town Fair Recap (1:15)
Action Suggested: No action required. Shaina Lyon will provide a summary of Town Fair 22.
a. Town Fair 2022 Memo
b. Town Fair 2022 By The Numbers
c. Town Fair 2022 Survey Results
7. Adopting 2024 Dues Schedule (1:30)
Action Suggested: The Board is required to set the annual dues for each class of membership on an annual basis. The Board should debate and adopt a dues schedule for Dues Year 2024. The Board approved 4 percent dues increase as part of the 2023 budget process. The new dues schedule proposes to eliminate the restricted membership option (we currently have 11 restricted members).
a. Dues Year 2024 Memo
b. 2024 Dues Schedule
8. Break (1:45)
9. Considering 2023 Municipal Priorities (1:50)
Action Suggested: The Board may wish to identify a subset of our municipal policy to focus on in the 2023 session. Karen Horn and Gwynn Zakov will present several proposals for consideration.
a. VLCT Board Recommended Municipal Priorities
b. VLCT Proposal to Improve Municipal Policing
c. Housing and Land Use Recommendations
10. Board Schedule and Committee Appointments (2:15)
Action Suggested: The Board should consider and adopt a schedule of 2023 VLCT Board and committee meetings, as well as make annual appointments to committees.
a. Proposed VLCT Board and Committee dates
b. Proposed VLCT Committee Appointments
c. April 2022 Equity Committee Nomination Report – recommend reappointing all members
11. Executive Session (if necessary) (2:20)
12. Other Business (2:30)
13. Adjourn (2:45)