Middlebury board approves engineer to study gym building

— The Middlebury Select Board held its second public hearing on the proposed Town Plan and will review input received at the hearing at its next meeting on Nov. 27. The proposed Town Plan and a summary of the modifications to the Plan proposed by the Board are available on the Town's website, www.middleburygovoffice.com.

Update on Riverfront Project Status

Landscape architect David Raphael submitted a written report about the Middlebury Riverfront Project (see related story in this issue).

Public Works Committee Meetings

Chairman Dean George reported on the Pubic Works Committee meetings of Oct. 26 and Nov. 9, which included a recommendation on the capital budget for FY2014 of $842,251; a review of the equipment replacement schedule for FY2014; and a recommendation for on-site storage equipment for magnesium chloride to reduce the cost of and assure the availability of chloride for application to gravel roads in the summer.

Middlebury Business Development Fund Advisory Board

The Advisory Board is actively fundraising for the business contribution of the fund and is advertising for the Business Development Director position...

National Flood Insurance Program

Fluvial/Flood Erosion Hazard (FEH) Regulations. The NFIP/FEH subcommittee [Gary Baker, Nick Artim and Susan Shashok] met for the second time on Nov. 5 to review redrafted NFIP/FEH regulations and recommends that the proposal be separated into two parts for clarity and in order to track sections and existing provisions already established in the Zoning and Subdivision Regulations.

The subcommittee recommended that the Select Board proceed with the adoption process by warning a public hearing for Dec. 11 to consider adoption of this modified proposal, and the Select Board agreed to go forward with the public hearing on December 11.

Town Offices, Community Center

Steering Committee Board Member Victor Nuovo reported that on Nov. 13 the Committee heard the report of the Finance & Fundraising Task Force, which continues to refine its strategy for pursuing outside funding sources, including federal funding, grant programs and private donors. The F&F Task Force will work on developing the project prospectus for consideration and review at its next meeting Dec. 11 at 9 a.m.

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