Lot 15 Committee
May 12, 2011
Present: Mike Buscher, Carrie Harlow, Joe Iadanza, John Kiedaisch, Rocky Martin
Also in Attendance: John Roos
Review of Previous Minutes: 3/24/2011 corrections, review of 4/14/2011 and 4/28/2011 minutes. Corrections and clarifications noted.
Return on investment information mentioned in previous minutes: John has been thinking about this and maybe “return on investment” in a monetary sense is not the way to go.
Discussion About Parking: Mike thinks the size of Commerce Street could support one-side of the street parking. He will check size and standards and get back to the committee.
Recommended that Rocky will be in touch with town planning representatives in Colchester and South Burlington that Alex had recommended.
Carrie had done some research on a grant that Hinesburg may be able to apply for – costs for legal or appraisal work.
John had some names of organizations to contact about possible funding.
John had names of appraisers who had worked with the Hinesburg Land Trust who could do a “letter of opinion,” as well as one who has been hired before by Hinesburg Land Trust. Decision was to refer to Select Board when we make our report.
Report Out as to What Other Committee Members are Working On:
Joe has been thinking about surveying parking for recreational land in area towns (existing conditions).
Mike will be working on viable community uses for the space, as well as appropriate spacing and locations given wetlands. Looking at viable community uses, added Historical Society and Food shelf as potential uses.
Rocky will be talking to Paul and Sarah from area town planning offices. Rocky will also work with Alex on a map showing future housing build out, Thistle Hill, and schools as well as future park space.
Carrie has been speaking with organizations – VLT, VT Community Foundation, and has contacts for other organizations to develop lists of potential funding sources. John R had mentioned that maybe there could be a way to involve area businesses or organizations in the process – particularly from a historical power perspective.
John K is working on Interim Report for Select Board – recommendations for “immediate tasks” to be undertaken, such as appraisal as well as the legal issues with regard to the “120 day turn around” vs the 2 ½ year option Hannaford has with the landowners.
Next Meeting scheduled for June 12, 2011 at 7 p.m.