The VALA Directors Meeting was called to order by President John Fike at 9:00am. There were 8 Directors and 5 Alternates from 10 counties represented.
The President’s letter was reviewed.
One of the topics for the 2013 Annual Meeting will be “The Other Side of Current Use” featuring a representative from the Vermont Forestry Service.
A nominating committee will need to be established before the annual meeting to present a slate of officers to the membership.
For the 2012 -2013 year — the election of the following people for officers:
Vice President: Louise Ferris-Burt nominated Pat French. The motion was seconded and passed.
Secretary: Louise Ferris-Burt nominated Carol Hammond. The motion was seconded and passed.
Treasurer: Louise Ferris-Burt nominated Don Sweetser. The motion was seconded and passed.
Treasurer Louise Ferris-Burt cited personal issues for stepping down as current treasurer. She thanked Pat French for his support in reviewing the financial statements each year.
Finance Committee: Pat French was asked to chair this committee. This committee will be comprised of the Secretary, Treasurer, and Committee Chairs.
Education Committee: Lisa Truchon, John Vickery, Todd LeBlanc
Legislative Committee: Randy Viens, Tom Vickery Ed Clodfelter
NEMRC/CAMA Committee: Pauline Moore, Ed Clodfelter, Randy Viens
Membership Committee: Penny Allyn, Mimi Burstein, Joyce Scribner, Tim Morrissey
Financial Report: Costs for the annual meeting were up due to an increase in prices from a new food service.
Ed Clodfelter, NEMRC Senior Appraiser made a motion to accept the Treasurer’s report. The motion was seconded and passed.
The Depreciation Class survey results were discussed. Suggestions for topics from the survey were divided into two categories:
One Day Seminars:
Lister office practices
Rent restricted covenant housing
Defense of appraisal at Lister grievance level
Mass v Fee appraisal
Enhancing land value elements in CAMA
Sales for flood damaged properties
Value of alternate power sources
Ed Clodfelter, NEMRC Senior Appraiser reported that the 2012 cost tables are currently under review.
The meeting was adjouurned at 9:55 a.m.
Carol Hammond, Secretary