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Thursday, February 16, 2023
Hybrid Meeting - 12:20 p.m.
Via Zoom and in Person at:
VLCT Offices, the Vermont Room, 89 Main Street, Montpelier, VT

The next meeting of the Vermont League of Cities and Towns Board of Directors will take place on Thursday, February 16, 2023, in a hybrid format at the VLCT offices and on Zoom. Lunch will be served at 12 p.m. Members and the public may also participate via Zoom. The Zoom link will open at 12 p.m. The meeting will be called to order at 12:20 p.m.


Item    Time

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 January 19, 2023 meeting
b.    Accept February Personnel Report

4.    Re-Evaluating Vermont’s Reappraisal Process    12:35
Action Suggested: No action recommended. Property Valuation and Review Division Director
 Jill Remick of the Vermont Department of Taxes will join to discuss efforts to address Vermont’s
reappraisal process.
a. Memo to Legislators from Karen Horn re: Reappraisal Proposal

5.    Organizational Update    1:00
     Action Suggested: No action required. Ted Brady will go over the attached organizational update.
        a.   February 2023 Organizational Update
     b.   January 2023 Marketing Analytics Report

6.      Town of Newbury Request for VLCT Amicus Brief    1:15
Action Suggested:  The Board should vote on whether or not to submit an amicus brief. The Town
has requested VLCT support their challenge to the Vermont Supreme Court of a lower court’s decision
 overruling the Newbury development review board’s jurisdiction in the construction of a juvenile
detention facility in Newbury.  
    a.  Town of Newbury Amicus Brief Request
    b.  VLCT Amicus Brief Policy
c.  VLCT Recommendation Memo (will be distributed separately)

7.    Break    1:30

8.    2023 Equity Work Plan    1:40    
Action Suggested:  The Board may wish to approve the proposed 2023 Equity Work Plan as
proposed by the Equity Committee.
    a.  Draft 2023 Equity Committee Workplan

9.    Legislative Update    1:45
Action Suggested: No action required.  Karen Horn and Gwynn Zakov will present a real-time
legislative update.
     a.  2023 VLCT Municipal Priorities
b.  VLCT Week 7 Weekly Legislative Report (will be distributed separately)
10.    Executive Director Evaluation    2:15
Action Suggested:  No action suggested. Jessie Baker will update the Board on the plan for
    conducting the Executive Director’s evaluation.
a.    Executive Director Evaluation

11.    Executive Session (if necessary)    2:30

12.  Other Business     2:35

13.    Adjourn    2:45    


March 16, 2023 – 2022 Q4 financial reports
April 20, 2023 – Board Policy Review
May 18, 2023 – 2023 Q1 financial reports
June 15, 2023 – Equity and Strategic Plan Review
July 20, 2023 – Municipal Service Awards Discussion
September 14, 2023 – 2023 Q2 financial reports / Town Fair Preview
September 26, 2023 – Adopt Budget
November 9, 2023 – Set Dues / Adopt Legislative Priorities / 2023 Q3 financial reports
December 14, 2023 – Adopt 2024 Workplan

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