Hinesburg Affordable Housing Committee

Meeting Minutes

January 10, 2008

Committee Members Present:  Rocky Martin, Kellie Stoll, Carl Bohlen, Alan Norris, Andrew Burton, Bruce Wheeler, Dale Wernhoff.

The meeting came to order at approximately 7:10 PM.

Resignation from the Affordable Housing Committee:  Alan announced he needs to resign by June due to moving to North Carolina.  All members present remarked on their disappointment that he had to resign and on their appreciation for his time and valuable input and insights.

Recap of Bruce’s Blog Research:  Bruce gave a brief description of the affordable housing blog that he has set up at livejournal.com.  He’s currently tweaking it and once he has it set up to his satisfaction we will provide a link to it for the community at large to have a forum for posting comments/discussions on affordable housing.

Wrap Up of the AHC Community Survey:  The committee did a quick question-by-question recap of the survey results.  It was determined that we would write up a document summarizing all of the results and then post it on the town web site.  This will also include a summary of the comments with a list of the high points.  Rocky volunteered to work on the summary and distribute it to all committee members for review.

Other Topics:  The failed sewer vote (see November 8, 2007 AHC minutes) was discussed as to how it impacts affordable housing in town.  Also discussed was conserved land vs. available land and how this will affect our search for land for a potential project.  Carl mentioned he would like Alex Weinhagen, Hinesburg’s Director of Planning and Zoning, to attend an upcoming meeting to explain the town’s zoning regulations.  Lastly, Bruce’s web blog was brought up again.  The following question was posed to the committee members: should we do an on line blog or not?  This will be discussed further at a future meeting.

The meeting was adjourned at approximately 9:00 PM.


Next Meeting –

February 7th – Mike Wisniewski, a partner in Duncan-Wisniewski Architecture in Burlington, VT, will discuss some of the affordable housing projects his firm has done in the state.

Respectfully submitted,

Dale Wernhoff