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Vermont Citizens Advisory Committee on Lake Champlain Meeting

The Vermont Citizens Advisory Committee (VTCAC) meeting will be held Monday, May 8th, 5:00 – 7:00 pm at the Shelburne Town Offices, Meeting Room 1.  

Learn more about how the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources is responding to proposed federal budget cuts and how those cuts may impact the agency's work.

Speaker: Julie Moore, Secretary, Vermont Agency of Natural Resources

Draft Agenda

To RSVP, email Bethany Sargent.

Monday, May 8, 2017 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Clean Water Fund Board Meeting

The public is invited to attend the Clean Water Fund Board meeting on April 27, 2017 from 10:00am to 11:30am at the Catamount Room, National Life. During this meeting, the Clean Water Fund Board members, including secretaries of the Agencies of Administration; Agriculture, Food and Markets; Commerce and Community Development; Natural Resources; and Transportation, will be addressing the Clean Water Fund budget, budget process, and tracking agencies’ clean water spending.  

Meeting Agenda

If you plan to attend, please RSVP by emailing emily.bird@vermont.gov.

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Vermont Citizens Advisory Committee on Lake Champlain Meeting

The Vermont Citizens Advisory Committee (VTCAC) meeting will be held Monday, April 10th, 5:00 – 7:00 pm at the Shelburne Town Offices, Meeting Room 1.  

Learn more about the proposed federal budget cuts and the implications for Lake Champlain.

Speakers

Tom Berry, Field Representative and Policy Advisor
Office of U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy

Haley Pero, Outreach Specialist
Office of U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders

Katie Thomas, Policy Advisor for Energy and Environment
Office of U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders.

George Twigg, State Director
Office of U.S. Representative Peter Welch

Breck Bowden, Director
Lake Champlain Basin Program

Eric Howe, Director
Lake Champlain Sea Grant

A draft agenda is below. To RSVP, email Bethany Sargent.

Draft Agenda

5:00 5:15 pm
Introductions and announcements (5 min)
Public comments (5 - 10 min)

5:15 6:30 pm
Presentation: Proposed federal budget cuts and the implications for Lake Champlain (75 min)

6:30 7:00 pm
Review and vote on March 13th meeting summary (5 min)
Clean Water Funding Report legislative update (10 min)
Discuss and set next meeting topic (10 min)
Other business (5)

Adjourn

Monday, April 10, 2017 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Vermont Citizens Advisory Committee on Lake Champlain Meeting

The Vermont Citizens Advisory Committee (VTCAC) meeting will be held Monday, March 13th, 5:00 – 7:00 pm at the Shelburne Town Offices, Meeting Room 1.  

Presentation: Treasurer’s Report on Funding for Clean Water
Presenter: State Treasurer Beth Pearce                                       

The Clean Water Fund was established in June 2015 when Governor Shumlin signed into law Act 64, the Vermont Clean Water Act. The 0.2 percent surcharge on the property transfer tax on properties over $100,000, which supports the Clean Water Fund, sunsets by July 2018. As required by Act 64, the Office of the State Treasurer, in partnership with the Department of Environmental Conservation, the Department of Taxes and other state agencies, submitted a report recommending how to fund water quality improvements in Vermont to the State Legislature in January. A 25-minute presentation on this report by State Treasurer Pearce will be followed by a 30-minute question and answer session. Kari Dolan, Clean Water Initiative Program Manager, will also be available to answer questions.

Online: Office of the State Treasurer Clean Water Report (January 15, 2017) 
Appendix A–C (Clean Water Report)
Appendix D (Public Comment, Clean Water Report)

For more information, email Bethany Sargent.

Monday, March 13, 2017 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

RESCHEDULED: Vermont Citizens Advisory Committee on Lake Champlain Meeting

The Vermont Citizens Advisory Committee (VTCAC) meeting, including the presentation of the draft Opportunities for Action by Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP) Executive Director Eric Howe, has been rescheduled for Tuesday, February 21st, 5:00 – 7:00 pm at the Shelburne Town Offices, Meeting Room 1.  A draft agenda is below.

Vermont Citizens Advisory Committee Meeting
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
(originally scheduled February 13, 2017)
5:00 – 7:00 pm

Shelburne Town Offices
Meeting Room 1
5420 Shelburne Road, Shelburne

AGENDA (Draft)

5:00 - 5:20 pm
Introductions and announcements
(5 min)         
Public comments
(5 min)             
Review and vote on January 9th meeting summary
(5 min)       

5:20 - 6:20 pm
Presentation: Opportunities for Action
  (60 min)
LCBP Program Director Eric Howe will present a summary of the updated version of Opportunities for Action, the long-term management plan for the Lake Champlain Basin. Question and answer session to follow. (40-minute presentation, followed by 20-minute Q & A)

Public comments on the plan will be accepted via electronic mail to ofaonline@lcbp.org through March 6, 2017. Comments may also be submitted in hardcopy to the LCBP, 54 West Shore Road, Grand Isle, Vermont 05458.

Online: Opportunities for Action - http://www.lcbp.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/draft-Opportunities-for-Action-2017_Jan-21.pdf 

6:20 - 7:00 pm
Legislative Day review and follow-up
(15 min)
Debrief on Action Plan presentations to Gov., legislative committees, and discuss feedback and next steps.
Discuss and set next meeting topics and back-up (15 min)
Other business (10 min)
Adjourn 

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Vermont Citizens Advisory Committee on Lake Champlain - Working Meeting

Shelburne Town Offices
Meeting Room 2
5420 Shelburne Road, Shelburne, VT

AGENDA (Draft)

Introductions and announcements (5 min)
Public comments (5 min)
Discuss and act on leadership transition (20 min)
Staff update (5 min)
      FY17 budget report
      Committee member terms
Working session: Review and revise DRAFT 2017 Lake Champlain Action Plan (30 min)
Discuss Legislative Day (10 min)
Discuss potential topics, presenters, and venue options for upcoming meetings (10 min)
Review and vote on December 12th meeting summary (5 min)
Other business (5 min)
Adjourn

Monday, January 9, 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:45pm

Vermont Citizens Advisory Committee on Lake Champlain - Working Meeting

Shelburne Town Offices
Meeting Room 2
5420 Shelburne Road, Shelburne, VT

AGENDA (Draft)

Introductions and announcements (5 min)
Public comments (5 min)
Working session: Review and revise DRAFT 2017 Lake Champlain Action Plan (90 min)
Review and vote on November 14th meeting minutes (5 min)
Other business (5 min)
Adjourn

Monday, December 12, 2016 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

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