Final Board Minutes May 2019

SUMMARY MINUTES FROM May 21, 2019
VLITE BOARD of DIRECTORS MEETING:
Prepared by Paul Craven, ED
Vermont State Colleges
575 Stone Cutters Way, Montpelier

(1:05 PM – 4:00 PM)

In attendance:
Board members: Dick Marron, Richard Rubin, Hal Cohen, Pat Moulton, Tony Klein, Peter Walke (phone)
Others: Paul Craven, Ken Jones, Paul Costello, Jon Kaplan, Jared Duval

Summary meeting minutes:

A motion was made to approve the draft minutes from the May 21, 2019 Board of Directors meeting.

1st Richard Rubin, 2nd Pat Moulton
All in favor: yes 6, 0 no, 0 abstain

Treasurers report – Annie Noonan
Treasurers report

Note – no Treasurers report was provided at this time.

Election of Board Officers:

Nomination of Dick Marron/ President, Richard Rubin/ Vice President, Annie Noonan/ Treasurer, Hal Cohen/ Secretary

A motion was made to approve Dick Marron as President
All in favor: yes 5, 0 no, abstain 1 Dick Marron

A motion was made to approve Richard Rubin, Vice President
All in favor: yes 5, 0 no, abstain 1 Richard Rubin

A motion was made to approve Annie Noonan, Treasurer
All in favor: yes 5, 0 no, abstain 1 Annie Noonan

A motion was made to approve Hal Cohen, Treasurer
All in favor: yes 5, 0 no, abstain 1 Hal Cohen

Presentation by Patty Richards, WEC regarding funding initiative with Northern Borders

Legislative update/ discussion

Grants:

Grant presentations:
Vermont Council Rural Development ($300,000 requested)– Paul Costello & Jon Kaplan presented
Energy Action Network ($100,000 requested) – Jared Duval presented

Other Grant requests:

Vermont Sustainable Jobs fund ($75,000) – tabled for discussion/ September meeting
VT Public Service Department/ VT Buildings and Grounds ($750,000) – tabled for discussion/ September meeting
Northern Forest ($100,000) – not approved for funding
Housing Vermont ($15,000) – not approved for funding

Board action:

Vermont Council Rural Development (VCRD)

A motion was made to approve $80,000 per year for 2 years

1st Richard Rubin, 2nd Pat Moulton
All in favor: yes 6, 0 no, 0 abstain

Energy Action Network (EAN)

A motion was made to approve $100,000

1st Richard Rubin, 2nd Hal Cohen
All in favor: yes 6, 0 no, 0 abstain

Meeting Closure 4:00 PM