April 22, 2015 Wednesday
6:45pm – 9:00pm
Miller Center 130 Gosse Court
Jason L’Ecuyer, Facilitator
6:45 Meet and Greet Neighbors, Snacks and Beverages
7:00 Welcome, Ground Rules, Agenda, Announcements, Residents Roll - Jason L’Ecuyer
7:05 Housing Summit: Planning Neighborhoods - Lea Terhune
7:10 City Councilors, School Board Commissioners and City Board Members Q&A - Jason L’Ecuyer
8:00 Farrington Mobile Home Park Update - Theresa Lefebvre, President, and Members of the North Avenue Coop, Inc.
8:15 City Pesticide Ordinance, Buffer Zones, and Best Practices - Dr. Julie Hathaway, Burlington Board of Health
8:30 Vermont Gas customers can file complaints with PSB opposing pipeline-related rate increases* - Alex Prolman
8:45 North Avenue Task Force Update - Ward 4 and 7 Task Force Members **
The heart of the information is about pipeline cost increases, how that has already translated to higher heating costs for VGS customers, and how engaging with the ongoing public permitting process (through filing a complaint) could prevent a ~15% increase in heating bills next winter.
Beyond that, I am planning to give a very brief history of the pipeline project for context, and discuss broader environmental impacts if there is interest in it.
**North Ave Task Force member RJ Lalumiere works on roundabout design at recent workshop in Waterman at UVM. RJ knows our streets and intersections better than most -- he bike commutes. Jason L'Ecuyer and Pat Kearney also attended the workshop. The event featured field trips to problem intersections, and a hands-on design experience. Jim Holway, Lea Terhune, and Dave Hartnett also participated. The workshop was sponsored by many transportation interest groups, and Wards 3, 4 and 7 Neighborhood Planning Assemblies.