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March 9, 2015



March 9, 2015

The regular meeting of the Board of Trustees was called to order by President Pro Tem Butterwick at 6:03 PM at the Village Hall.

ROLL CALL Present: Trustees Al-Awar, Benson, Borel, Butterwick, Izenberg, Langford, MacKrell.and van der Velde. Absent: Trustee Boddie.
Others attending: ZA Perry, Asst. Treasurer King and Supt. Esch.

PUBLIC BUDGET HEARING The Public Budget Hearing was convened at 6:03 PM. There being no comments or questions from the public, the hearing was adjourned at 6:04 PM.


FINANCE/FINANCE COMMITTEE The Cash Balances report was distributed.

The Resolution of Final Amendment to Fiscal Year 2014-2015 Budget was adopted.  (Langford/Benson/RollCall Aye—Al-Awar, Benson, Borel, Butterwick, Izenberg, Langford, MacKrell, van der Velde; Nay—none; Absent—Boddie/P) (Aux. Book XVIII E(1))

The Resolution of Adoption Fiscal Year 2015-2016 Budget was adopted with the water allocation reduced from the proposed $381,000 to $330,000. (Langford/MacKrell/RollCall Aye—Al-Awar, Benson, Borel, Butterwick, Izenberg, Langford, MacKrell, van der Velde; Nay—none; Absent—Boddie/P) (Aux. Book XVIII E(2))

The Cash Disbursements for February 2015 were approved as printed (Aux. Book XVII E(4)). (Al-Awar/Langford/P)

MINUTES Minutes of the February 9, 2015 Trustees meeting were approved as printed. (Al-Awar/Langford/P)


Zoning and Planning Administrator (Perry) One project was approved and one application for variance withdrawn.

Planning Commission (MacKrell) The Planning Commission has begun consideration of the required 5-year review of the BHV Master Plan.


Long Range Planning (MacKrell) Update on proposed US-23 improvements was given. No further information on the proposed Biltmore project.

Recreation (Benson) Date for the Village picnic will be chosen at the next meeting.

Roads/Vehicles (Al-Awar) Potholes will be repaired when the weather improves.

Security (Butterwick) Discussion of resident parties/parking on roads. Information for residents will be printed in the Barton Bulletin.

Environmental (Butterwick/MacKrell) No report.

Personnel (Langford) No report.

Water (Davis) No report.

Zoning/ZO Revision (Perry) No report.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS None.                  Mr. Izenberg left

NEW BUSINESS Ordinance amendment/adoption as recommended by Atty. Laidlaw was approved:

--Proposed Ordinance No. 49 which would repeal Ordinance No. 13 (temporary ban on satellite dishes), Ordinance No. 17 (regulate cable television rates now invalid per federal law) and Ordinance No. 22 (repealed Ordinance No. 15 cable franchise).

--Proposed Ordinance No. 50 which would amend Ordinance Nos. 26 and 27 regarding the Planning Commission.

--Proposed Ordinance No. 51 which would establish civil infraction procedures.

These proposed ordinances will be published in the Barton Bulletin for public comment.


The meeting was adjourned at 7:00 PM. (Borel/Al-Awar/P)

Janice K. Esch, Deputy Clerk     Approved 4/13/15