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Loyal Ploof Nominated as Libertarian Candidate for Ward 4 City Council

loyal-pic-209x300At our last January Burlington Libertarian Party meeting, Loyal Ploof was nominated as the Libertarian City Council candidate for Ward 4 in Burlington, Vermont. 

Below are some ways to help out with Loyal Ploof’s campaign…

Website, Facebook, Twitter:

His website, facebook and twitter pages are online: http://www.loyalploof.org. Please visit the site and show your support by liking his facebook page, following his twitter account.

Donations:

You can also make a donation from the website. Loyal needs more funds for more yard signs and literature.  Please consider making a donation through:

http://www.loyalploof.org/donate/

yard-sign-300x199Yard Signs:

If you are in Ward 4, Burlington, please volunteer to put up a yard sign as they are in. You can request one from the following page:

http://www.loyalploof.org/blog/298/loyal-ploof-yard-signs-now-available/

Loyal Ploof Campaign for Ward 4 City Council

loyal-pic-209x300At a recent January Burlington Libertarian Party meeting, Loyal Ploof was nominated as the Libertarian City Council candidate for Ward 4 in Burlington, Vermont. Loyal will be running for the council seat held by incumbent Democrat city councilor, Dave Hartnett.

Below are some updates/events for Loyal Ploof’s campaign…

WEBSITE, FACEBOOK, TWITTER:

His website, facebook and twitter pages are online: http://www.loyalploof.org. Please visit the site and show your support by liking his facebook page, following his twitter account.

DONATIONS:

You can also make a donation from the website. Loyal needs more funds for more yard signs and literature.  Please consider making a donation through:

http://www.loyalploof.org/donate/

yard-sign-300x199YARD SIGNS:

If you are in Ward 4, Burlington, please volunteer to put up a yard sign as they are in. You can request one from the following page:

http://www.loyalploof.org/blog/298/loyal-ploof-yard-signs-now-available/

SIGN WAVES:

Loyal will be doing sign waves Tuesdays/Thursdays.  The first sign wave was held on Tuesday, February 18th across from the Ethan Allen Shopping Center next to Leddy Park in Ward 4 from 4-6pm with great support received.

MEET & GREET:

Tuesday, Feb 26th from 8am-10am at the Bagel Café in the Ethan Allen Shopping Center next to Leddy Park in Ward 4, 1127 North Avenue Burlington, VT 05408. Come show your support for Loyal!

Jeremy Ryan Announces Run for Burlington City Council

Jeremy Ryan announced he is running for city council here in ward 7 of Burlington. He chose to run because he would like to help make some much needed changes to how the city government does business. He wants to help improve the quality of life for Burlington residents by pushing for lower taxes and affordable housing. By cutting excessive regulations and state control, he believes our city would be far better off. He will fight for taxpayer rights and local control over our finances and our schools. He is a strong believer in protecting your property rights and personal freedoms.

Jeremy Ryan supports the following:

– Lower taxes and voter control over city budget.

– Open and honest government.

– Local control over schools and government.

– Affordable housing by lowering taxes and regulations.

You can read more on his positions, his biography and blog by going to his campaign web site at: http://www.jeremyryan.org.

Contact:

Jeremy Ryan, candidate
Jeremy Ryan for City Council
53 Avenue C
Burlington, Vermont 05401
Phone: 802-865-0111
Fax: 309-406-3143
http://www.jeremyryan.org

Burlington Libertarian Party Urges Burlington to Not Pursue Rent Control.

The stated purpose of the new rent control resolution proposed by councilors Fiermonte, P-Ward 3 and Ashe, P-Ward 3 is to help fix high rents. While the resolution was written with good intentions, the practice of rent control does not work. The problem is based on simple economics. The supply is less than the demand and you do not fix the supply by attacking it.

The resolution urges “a simple but effective method of regulating the annual increase in rents while allowing property owners to recover reasonable costs.” It would require advance notice to tenants of annual rent increases of more than 5 percent and give them the right of a quick appeal to an unspecified board. Landlords would be required to appear before the board to justify the increase.

Enacting the resolution being proposed almost assures a 5% per year increase in rent, not a reduction. Furthermore, rent control will cause reduced investment in existing and new rental housing. The end result will be still higher rents, even less affordable housing and lower quality housing.

What caused the high rents? Excessive regulation, the recent reappraisal, and excessive property taxes are to blame. The regulations make it too hard to build enough units of housing in Burlington. Regulations are the mandates that make the too few permitted units much more expensive, driving up rents. Also, if we are to avoid sprawl, the cities like Burlington have to loosen up regulations to make more honestly affordable units.

The 2002 Mayor’s Affordable Housing Task Force Report quotes the Burlington Housing Authority staff saying that they wouldn’t own rental property in Burlington because the City makes it so hard for landlords.

The Burlington Libertarian Party urges the city council to reduce the regulation and property taxes in order to make rents more affordable. The city must understand that any attack on landlords is passed on to the tenants.

Contact:

Jeremy Ryan, Chair
Burlington Libertarian Party
53 Avenue C
Burlington, Vermont 05401
Phone: 802-865-0111
Fax: 309-406-3143
https://burlingtonlp.org
[email protected]

Fluoridation Debate at City Council

The following is an article from the Burlington Free Press regarding the fluoride debate at the last city council meeting…

[Article Begins]

Water fluoridation has become an issue in Burlington, and the City Council on Monday took note of the debate. After lengthy debate, and by a divided vote, it passed a resolution urging that the amount of fluoride in the city’s water be reduced to the minimum level recommended by state and national authorities.

The final version, which passed by a 7-4 vote, was a watered-down version of the original resolution. Language that declared fluoride was a “significant health risk” to infants was removed, as was language indicating that infants up to 6 months of age should receive no fluoride.

Joan Shannon, D-Ward 5, who sponsored the resolution with Sharon Bushor, I-Ward 1, urged that it be passed in its original form, calling it “a small and conservative step,” but the council, following the lead of Kurt Wright, R-Ward 4, narrowed it considerably.

To fluoridation supporters — dentists and the Vermont Department of Health — adding fluoride to the water a proven and cost-effective way to deliver a mineral that reduces tooth decay. To those who oppose it — groups such as the Fluoride Action Network — it is mandated medication that carries with it significant health risks, particularly for children.

Burlington’s Board of Health held public hearings on fluoride this year and decided by a 3-2 vote that the city should continue fluoridating its water supply but consider reducing the amount of fluoride. The board also said that exposing infants up to 6 months old to fluoride constituted “a significant public health risk.”

Even before last night’s crowded meeting began, Dr. Steve Arthur, director of the health department’s Office of Oral Health, e-mailed a lengthy statement to councilors arguing that fluoride is not a significant health risk. He said the department continues unreservedly to support water fluoridation.

He also took exception to a provision in the resolutions that would have the Board of Health leading the effort to develop information on fluoridation to be distributed to Burlington parents. The board, he wrote, “is not the appropriate body to ‘develop’ health education literature. Instead, he said, the Health Department should have that job.

The council, after listening to 21 speakers for and against fluoridation, leaned in Arthur’s direction. The “significant risk” language was removed from the resolution, and the Department of Health gained the seat it wished on the panels that will recommend the appropriate amount of fluoride in the water and develop the literature informing parents about fluoride.

The resolution was amended extensively on the floor. Two attempts to send the resolution to committee for fine-tuning failed, despite promises that it could be returned for a council vote at the Oct. 11 meeting.

[Article Ends]

I still believe that the city council is really missing the issue here. It’s my opinion that it’s not their job to decide on the validity and safety of water fluoridation… they should be deciding on if it’s the city’s job to force medication on its citizens. This is the real issue, not to become an authority on water fluoridation and make the decision for us all. While, its believed that the resolution that was passed puts the issue in the right direction, I don’t. By accepting this resolution, we are still accepting that the city has the right to force medicate all citizens. The resolution just suggests that the city needs to explore it further, educate the public on fluoride and debate on how much fluoride to add to the water.

I truly believe that when the dentists are pushing so hard to continue water fluoridation and get so antsy when anyone even mentions the possibility of risks of water fluoridation, it is mostly a result of fear. They are so afraid that if people feel they were hurt as a result of water fluoridation, they will file lawsuits and that their credibility will be lost. The city could also be liable because they are directly responsible for public water fluoridation, which I imagine is also putting a lot of pressure on the city councilors. This is why the government has no place getting involved in this kind of business. They are doing something that would be illegal for any doctor to do. A doctor cannot just start medicating a patient with a prescription grade drug without the patient’s consent. Why should the city government have this privilege?

Resolutions to lower the cost to the city of the retirement system for city employees

The Board of Finance proposed a resolution to lower the cost to the city of the retirement system for city employees. The resolution, noting that city contributions to the retirement fund jumped from about $1.5 million in fiscal year 2002 to $4.6 million this year and are “still not sufficient to meet the actuarially projected future costs.”

This part was a bit confusing to me… when city employees spoke out about this during the public forums at the city council meeting, they were under the impression that they were promised a certain level of benefits in exchange for lower wages. If the city did in fact promise them these benefits then they do owe it to them… they should weasel out of it. However, as we all should should know that retirement funds to have fluctuation and the economy is still not performing as well as it has in the past, so investments are still generally lower. This is the problem for the city’s retirement fund. However, I believe it’s only temporary. Besides, the retirement fund should generally be invested in safe investments such as bonds… maybe they messed up… and now they want to pass on their promises. It’s seems that the city had plenty of money to give the YMCA last year and they have enough money to go after churches to take their property… you can’t trust a politian I guess.

June 13, 2005 – City Council Meeting

7PM, Contois Auditorium, Burlington City Hall- Burlington City Council Meeting


** Councilor missing: Perry (2nd week in a row)

Council General City Affairs:


  • Fiermonte: Attended the rally of workers at Specialty Filaments last weekend, it was a result of ‘poor trade policy’; Bernie Sanders is working to fix the policy
  • Keogh: Man from 4 years ago proposed a smoking ban for Burlington, and back then even Mark Lawson approved of the measure

Mayor General City Affairs:


  • Jazzfest a successful memorial to Big Joe; thanks City Arts for their work
  • Saturday, June 18th 10AM a dedication at ECHO for veterans of Navy from the American Revolution
  • Mayor’s conference in Chicago; had a budget cutting portion in the conference; Clavelle proposed a greenhouse gas action plan, which was unanimously supported
  • Substance abuse: the Chittenden County Substance Abuse coalition brings the community together to deal with the issue; there will be 2 upcoming meetings: 28th 8:30-11AM, and 30th from 5:30-8:30PM; expects a resolution will come from the meetings
  • City Atty McNeil represented Burlington at the Baltimore/Burlington exchange: program between parks and recreation departments that have children from each community visit the other; Burlington hasn’t been involved in the program for several years, so McNeil was surprised to receive an invitation to the event.

Committee reports:


  • Charter change (Knodell): Meeting on 22nd from 10AM-Noon about Instant runoff, voter education campaign, and ballots for March’s mayoral race
  • Ordinance (Montroll): Meeting on 14th at 7PM about zoning rewrite, city employee union ordinance, and comments about the ordinance by City Atty McNeil

Community Safety Task Force Resolution (Blais, Keogh, & Wright)


  • Blais: (Forgot motion to approve of resolution) Community Justice center and other agencies out there become more organized because of this resolution to start a community safety task force
  • McDonough: Women’s coalition removed from the task force listing? Yes

Carbon Monoxide (CO) Detectors (Fire Dept, Public works dept- inspection srvcs division)


  • Montroll: Council asked the ordinance committee to make a resolution for the item; convinced state’s new law doesn’t cover it completely; motions to refer it back to ordinance committee, expected back in a few weeks
  • Bushor: Doesn’t have Gene Bergman’s letter about the proposed ordinance; single family residences should also be included with the ordinance as well
  • McDonough: CO detectors not in Code enforcement, and should be included

Public Forum:


  • Reappointment of Norman Williams to the Planning Commission

    • Robert Daniels (S. Prospect st): conflict of interest between candidates for planning commission; council should make their choice off of issues and how they are handled
    • Barbara McGrane (St. Paul st): downtown resident; conflict of interest
    • Solva Gordon (Walnut st): he reads all the ordinances before making a decision
    • Also speaking on this issue: David Resniak, Cathy Donn, Faith Baker, Mark Stevenson

  • Greenbelt ordinance

    • Donna Vister (Peru st): of 120 only 5 in her neighborhood are up to the proposed ordinance’s standards; people should be educated citizens; recently received a letter from CEDO encouraging the greenbelt gardening
    • Genivive Jacobs (representing Barbara from Scrumptious): Barbara would not be able to place her planter flower boxes on the sidewalk in front of her cafe because of the proposed ordinance
    • Also speaking on this issue: Jules (Wd 5 Steering Committee member), Jim Flint (Friends of Burlington Gardens)

Fiscal Year 2006 Budget presentation by Clavelle & Kelleher


  • Clavelle: Thanks Board of Finance, department heads, and Assessor Vickery for their hard work in budget; (Kelleher looks impatient to speak); seniors on fixed incomes don’t have anything to worry about (income under $40k); encourages revisiting local option sales tax possibly by appealing to the legislature
  • Blais: Thanks the board of Finance for mentioning fixed income residents; any idea on Northgate’s value? Unsure
  • Montroll: Commercial dispute update? Broadly speaking, the appeals process brought the values down including some commercial apartments
  • Knodell: (as Legacy Project steering committee chair): Staffing decrease in the legacy project steering committee, currently they are mostly funded by donations, would like the city’s support and ongoing support Clavelle agrees to support in range of $20-40k
  • Keogh: How will the budget affect average taxpayers?
  • George: Will the city educate the public about possible tax rate increase? possibly place info up on the website?

Commission reports


  • Airport Commission report placed on a subsequent agenda
  • Conservation board: busy with development review currently

    • Bushor: Should hear how the board uses money from the city on open space areas, and not just from the chair; what about the storm/waste water process? Person putting in posts on their land does affect the runoff, and they hope to correct that

  • Parks and Recreation Commission:

    • Barbara Nolte: Greenbelt ordinance stance isn’t what the public thinks (from the public forum comments); Gosse facility has no plans yet, just repairing it at the moment
    • Blais: How much would parks and recreation lose if they honored the Green Mountain park passes? Also sorry about the cuts to the parks and recreation budget Neither Barbara or Wayne Gross do not know

  • Public Works Commission: (will update the website soon and meeting schedule as well)


    • Bushor: thanks the board for changing the report format, it’s much more informative than last years
    • Blais: follow-up on the Winooski river leak? Will be permanently repairing the break this summer & will be borrowing from the state to fix the break
    • Resolutions from Board of Health for borrowing authority:


      • Water resources, wastewater & traffic divisions of Dept. of public works and the Burlington International Airport and the Burlington Electric dept.

Communication from City Atty McNeil re: Pending litigation
Council moves to executive session, requests any members from development review board and parks and recreation staff stay for session

June 6, 2005 – City Council Meeting

7PM, Contois Auditorium, Burlington City Hall- Burlington City Council Meeting


**Councilors late to meeting: McDonough (10 minutes late), and Shannon (14 minutes late)
Councilors missing: Keogh, Perry, Fiermonte

Local Control Commission (LCC)

-The following permits were approved:
Outside consumption permit for Cobblestone Deli
Special Outside consumption permit (one day only) for Splash at the Boathouse

Annual mtg. City Council

**No one spoke at the public forum

Council General City Affairs:


  • Bushor: Colchester Ave Ad hoc committee meeting held it’s 3rd meeting on 5/26; resulting in similar recommendation as previous meeting; referring the recommendation to the Council’s transportation committee
  • Blais: Ben Franklin store on North Ave is closing doors soon, greatly affecting the New North End
  • Ashe: Friday, 2PM Barnes Elementary on North St – Healthy Neighborhood and Kids program event

Mayor General City Affairs:


  • St. Joseph’s held a meeting yesterday for the new Vermont Interfaith organization: main topics they’re addresssing: Affordable housing, health care, youth; had 900 in attendance
  • Next monday’s council meeting (6/13): Council set to vote on budget and tax rates as well
  • Reappraisal update: residentials are going weel, 106 cases are moving to the Board of Assessor’s for appeals; so far there have been 590 commercial appeals
  • Recently visited Russian sister city with City Atty. McNeil (both paid for costs out of own pocket)

Committee reports:


  • Knodell: Charter change committee meeting on Wednesday discussing the IRV process for mayoral elections for upcoming town meeting day in 2006
  • Montroll: Ordinance met twice last week; 1st to discuss zoning rewrite with planning commission and 2nd was an informal meeting on zoning specifics; holding another meeting on Friday at 11:30AM with city atty.; public meeting on Tuesday, 7pm
  • Carleton: Priority setting committee: main topics voted on: zoning, fiscal planning, housing, with public safety barely coming in last

Board / Committee Reports:


  • Airport Commission

    • (No one from the Commission in attendance to present report to council)
    • Bushor: Has questions, regardless of the report that was provided to council
    • Ashe: since the council is appointing members to the committees, so the members should be able to present to council
    • Report tabled until the next meeting

  • Electric Light Commission

    • Possible rate increases expected for next year due to higher oil prices; they were set to ask for a 7.6% budget increase , but luckily one of their accounts paid earlier than expected; next year’s may need a rate adjustment due to costs
    • McDonough: unsure why the commission did not see the rate increase coming? and would a gradual rate increase be used for the increase?
      Market for oil is hard to predict, likens the process to a poker game; The gradual increase for rates is what the commission is planning
    • Montroll: any way to cut down the use of electricity more? The marketplace itself is creating more efficiencies

  • Fire Commission

    • For the lesser response time to emergencies, the cost is higher, but it saves lives

  • Board of Health

    • Currently working on a pesticide ordinance to protect people
    • Also will be holding meetings and debates in the next few weeks about fluoridation, and then the board will make a suggestion to the council
    • Bushor: Is the raccoon/rabies still on the radar? Not at the moment, usually comes back in 3 year cycles

  • Police Commission

    • The Budget for training officers is currently at $40,000
    • $1.1 Million received from Homeland security for new equipment
    • There have been no operational issues in the last 18 months that have resulted in lawsuits
    • No significant violent crime in Burlington, but if there is a case, then they keep working until case is solved
    • Curley: the dept. has 100 officers, but the SRO isn’t fully staffed?
      Dept. currently only has 10 full-time positions, so they are understaffed as it is (suggested additional officers in FY06 budget)

**Appointments by Council and mayor for Commissions and boards


  • Tax appeals vacant positions: council may approach former councilors to help fill the vacancies
  • Housing board of review, and Planning commission vacancies being readvertised

Meeting adjourned 8:20PM

May 23, 2005 – City Council Meeting

7:30PM, Contois Auditorium, Burlington City Hall- Burlington City Council Meeting


**Mayor Clavelle & City Atty. McNeil away on trip to Sister City; Carleton appointed stand in Mayor, and Montroll elected council president for meeting

Local Control Commission (LCC)

-The following permits were approved:
Outside consumption permit for Elk’s Club (925 N. Ave) Curley/Blais
Outside consumption permit for Taste of Burlington (112 Lake St) Curley/Perry
Application for festival permit for VT Brewer’s Festival, July 15-16 Waterfront Park

Adjourned mtg. City Council

**No General City Affairs from Councilors or Mayor

Committee reports


  • Blais: Attending Police commission meetings lately, seeing they’re having trouble with budget
  • Knodell: Meeting on June 8th 2-4PM about Instant Runoff Voting for mayor for March 2006 elections
  • Perry: Parks, Arts, and culture had a press conference with Mayor Clavelle on 5/19 for postcards about Moran plant ideas
  • Bushor: Human resource has been working on the policy for the past few years, and they believe it will be completed soon; it reflects the work of the committees, meeting 5/25 at 7pm
  • Montroll: ordinance met last week about the Carbon monoxide detector ordinance, which will be ready at the next meeting, it’s slightly different from the state’s as it defines the ordinance better

Public Forum
(includes candidates for commissions and boards)


  • Boards/commissions with no one in attendance: Airport, CCTA, Church St. Marketplace, Design Advisory Board, Fence Viewer, Fire Commission, Board of Health, Police Commission, Retirement board, Tax appeals, Voter registration
  • Cemetery commission: Rita Church- seeking reappointment to the commission, Burl. resident for 43 years
  • Chittenden Cty. metropolitan planning organization: (Councilor Montroll also applied) Roger Marshall- new resident of Burlington, from Springfield; was previously on planning committee; not familiar with the council’s stands on transportation, but is willing to research and implement their position
  • Conservation board: Andrew Savage- lives on S. Untion in Ward 3, has previous conservation work experience, currently also helps Peter Welch
  • Development Review Board- Michael (Also applying for planning commission) working currently to make North St better, nervous in talking to council
  • Electric Commission- Jon Harris: Worked for Energy conseration board and favors a progressive rate structure
  • Housing review Board- Antonio: (new resident from Maine & also applying to police commission) was on them previously in Maine, and would like to continue service to community
  • Library commission-

    • Dawn (also applied for planning commission) works at opportunities credit union
    • Glen (seeking reappointment) has greatly helped the current commission by rewriting the bylaws, focused on fundraising, helped raise twice the usual amount

  • Parks & Recreation commission- Jim Haloway: ‘enthusiastic’ about the developing in the New North End Parks, and is willing to help however he can, (but there didn’t seem to be enthusiastic in his tone)
  • Planning commission- Lila Shapiro: supports taking a long term view of the city, is also an attorney, and would be helpful to have on the the commission with the zoning rewrite, currently is on the Community development block grant review board
  • Public works: Donald Degar (Ferguson Ave) 20 years experience in constructions and archetecture; familiar with permit process
  • Appointments by Council to be made at the June 6th Meeting

General public forum


  • Melinda Moulton (redeveloper of Main st Landing): not here about reappraisal; expecting resonable readjustment; Burlington currently has the highest (triple) net fees statewide, which is based on income & tax on Commercial properties, 17% on gross; What is the council doing to keep businesses downtown? Make sure the property owners are being treated fairly, the whole thing hits the commercial property owners hard and contributes to Burlington’s flat market economy; commercial property tax should be fair & applicable
  • Richard Hardy (101 Manhattan Dr): appraisal outrageous, the community land trust making the taxes increase, while the rest of community gets lower taxes; as the reappraisal stands, he would not be able to afford the tax payments as he’s on a fixed income
  • Daniel Canay (Manhattan Dr & Oak): property went up $90,000, but neighbors went up only 20-30,000, so the reappraisal is not fair
  • Nancy Wood (Director of Burl. Business Assoc.): Commercial property owners concerned; of 700 properties, 200 went up twice or three times, and of 335 went up 2.5%, pleased with city’s review
  • Mike Shay (60 Austin Dr) if he sold the property, the new owners would have to raise the rent of the apartments by $400 just to break even on property, tenants can barely afford the $800 monthly rent as it is, and this isn’t just for him, it’s for other apartment complexes across the city
  • Dick Bove: due to urban renewal, he can say he was born in the Wyndam’s parking lot; feel that the city should throw out the current appraisal and start over with a local firm of appraisers that would work with city and residents; seems the whole thing shows a great lack of communication between city hall and citizens
  • ** Councilors George, Blais, and Keogh leave meeting for 10 minutes to speak with the general public forum participants

Design Advisory Board (DAB) Commission report
(Chair presenting)



  • The DAB’s role is to review projects and advise the Development review board (DRB)on the site and technical points of view; the DAB does try to work together with the DRB


  • Bushor: A number of areas in Burlington are interested in having their own advisory board for their section of the community, would it be supported and is it possible?
    Yes, (the chair) would support the community board


  • Blais: does anyone form the DAB attend the DRB meetings? Yes, try to have a member of DAB at each DRB meeting


  • Perry: Having chain sotres change their layout plans to work with the community they’re entering? Yes, they try to implement this with stores wanting to come to the area

Development Review Board (DRB) Commission report
(Chair presenting)


  • Austin, chair of DRB, gives a summary of the past year’s projects; a problem existed with getting notices out about the applications to the board, but it has been cleared up, the DRB will help build Burlington’s future
  • Shannon: Any stand on exterior upgrades or parking? Also is the DAB & DRB working together? The DAB and DRB have been working together, but there’s still work to do between them; they mostly make decisions based off what “sounds right” to them.
  • Bushor: any subcommittees for the DRB? No, not at the moment

Housing Board of Review Commission report – no one from the board present

Planning Commission report
(Chair presenting)


  • Currently searching for a new director of the planning commission, hopefully one will be found soon, as there are 2 candidates for the position

FY06 Budget Hearing


  • CAO Kelleher refers to the mayor’s letter to delay the budget until the June 13th (until reappraisals completed)
  • Wright: if the math was wrong, how large of an effect would it have?
    Not possible, as it’s divided by class for commercial; the CLT still has the data
  • Keogh: What are CLT’s contract specifications with the City?
    No exact completion date, CLT is working as consultants with Board of tax appeals, and there may be extra costs for consulting work

Church St. Marketplace allocation method and standards for common area fees (FY 06)


  • Ron Redmond – it’s what the commission has been doing in the past
  • Passed by council

** Healthcare-acquired infections resolution withdrawn by Wright

HRP Steering Committee, regarding HRP Entertainment Noise Pilot Program


  • In/outdoor entertainment permit renewals (with no change) – Curley/Perry

In/Outdoor entertainment permit renewal for VT Pub & Brewery


  • Would like to specify the hours (until 1AM), and has been working with the HRP for policy

Umbrella Entertainment permit application for Discover Jazz Festival June 2-12


  • Includes Akes’ Place (indoor), American Flatbread (indoor), NECI commons (indoor), and Leunig’s Bistro (outdoor)

Adjournment @ 9:45PM