East Central Vermont Telecommunications District (ECFiber)
Executive Committee Meeting
March 5, 2019
Call to Order – Irv Thomae, Chair, called the meeting to order at 5:05 PM.
x marks attendance
Attendee, Affiliation, Role, Expiry
x Irv Thomae, Norwich, Chair (annual), 2019
F.X. Flinn, Hartford, Vice Chair (annual), 2019
x Jim Masland, Thetford, Member at Large (3 yr.), 2019
x Dan Childs, Brookfield, Member at Large (3 yr.), 2020
Chris Noble, Royalton, Member at Large (3 yr.), 2021
x Clare Holland, Sharon, Member at Large (2 yr.), 2020
[resigned], Woodstock, Member at Large (2 yr.), 2019
x Marty Blumberg, Thetford, Treasurer
x Daniel Leavitt, Barnard, Secretary, 2019
x David Rottmayer, ValleyNet, Managing Director
x Stan Williams, ValleyNet, CFO
2. Changes to Agenda
3. Accept February 5, 2018 Minutes
Minutes accepted by consensus, no changes.
4. Government Relations
Irv discussed the progress made by the House Energy and Technology Committee regarding a number of bills that have basically been merged into single committee bill now known as H-513, leading to a long discussion on the subject and especially on the make-ready changes being proposed.
5. Construction & Operations Update
David reports we are now at 3398 customers and that ValleyNet is actively recruiting for several new hires. He reviewed the Construction and Operations summary that was sent to the Executive Committee and which will be included in the Governing Board packet. Stan added that the unusual increase in drop costs that was reported last month was due to a misclassification of some details in fiber pass costing.
6. Executive Committee Vacancy Discussion
The Committee discussed how to fill the Executive Committee position vacated by George Sadowsky. They concluded that it would be proper to hold a special election to fill that position for the remainder of the term at the March Governing Board meeting.
7. Review Governing Board Meeting Agenda
Agenda items for next week include:
• Government Relations Update
• Construction & Operations Update
• Executive Committee Special Election
8. Other business
Motion to adjourn (M/Masland, S/Childs) – Passed unanimously at 6:35 PM.
Dan Leavitt, Secretary