SoVT CUD Governing Board 2021.04.14, 6p

Southern Vermont Communications Union District (SoVT CUD)
Regular Meeting of the Governing Board via Teleconference*
Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 6:00 PM ET

*Teleconference link: https://meetings.sovtcud.net
Zoom meeting ID: 802 768 1791
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Agenda: Items for discussion and potential decision

  1. Call to order
  2. Additions or deletions to the agenda [1 V.S.A. § 312]
  3. Roll call
  4. Conflict of interest
  5. Review and approval of minutes
  6. Public comments
  7. Announcements
  8. Treasurer’s update
  9. Legislative update
  10. Discussion/decision on next steps with possible Executive Session [1 V.S.A. § 313]
    • Partnership structure: Public-private, operations; incumbent, competitor
    • Discussions covered under NDA
    • RFP process
    • Grant application under H.315
  11. Other business
  12. Adjournment

Public documents under consideration: https://public.sovtcud.net

To be Posted:
sovtcud.net
facebook.com
frontporchforum.com

To be Emailed:
Governing Board Members (Representatives, Alternates)
Member Town Clerks
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SoVT CUD Governing Board 2021.03.24, 6p

Southern Vermont Communications Union District (SoVT CUD)
Regular Meeting of the Governing Board via Teleconference*
Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at 6:00 PM ET

Agenda: Items for discussion and potential decision

  1. Call to order
  2. Roll call
  3. Conflict of interest
  4. Minutes
  5. Public comments
  6. Announcements: CUD Accelerator, Annual organizational meeting (May 12)
  7. Broadband Innovation Grant: Feasibility study finalized, pivot to business plan
  8. Legislative updates
    1. State: H.315, H.360
    2. Federal: American Recovery Plan
  9. Community outreach: Front Porch Forum partnership, web development
  10. Treasurer’s update
  11. Cost to obtain services for capacity building: Doug Dawson, CCG Consulting
  12. Cost to obtain services for IT: Google Workspace, ArcGIS
  13. Clerk’s update: Public records, data security/retention
  14. Vendor updates:
    1. Public-private partnership scenarios, potential decision
    2. CCI discussions under NDA (Executive session if needed)
    3. SpaceX NDA (Executive session if needed)
  15. Other business
  16. Adjournment

Public documents under consideration: https://public.sovtcud.net
Executive sessions may be called under 1 V.S.A. § 313

*Teleconference link: https://meetings.sovtcud.net
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SoVT CUD Governing Board 2021.03.03, 6p

Southern Vermont Communications Union District (SoVT CUD)
Regular Meeting of the Governing Board via Teleconference*
Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 6:00 PM ET

Agenda: Items for discussion and potential decision

  1. Call to order
  2. Roll call
  3. Conflict of interest
  4. Minutes
  5. Announcements
  6. Public comments
  7. Changes to office of Chair, Vice Chair and Secretary
  8. New town and member: Fred Schwacke, Winhall
  9. New member: John Hankin, Londonderry (alternate)
  10. Feasibility study: Third-party review and submission to State for approval
  11. Legislative update: State and federal
  12. Industry discussions: Pending and potential NDAs
  13. Capacity building: Professional services
  14. Schedule: Proposed change to 2nd and 4th Wednesdays
  15. Cost to obtain services for administration, IT and web development
  16. DVFiber: Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)
  17. Other business
  18. Adjournment

Public documents under consideration: https://public.sovtcud.net
Executive sessions may be called under 1 V.S.A. § 313

*Teleconference link: https://meetings.sovtcud.net
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SoVT CUD Special 2021.02.17, 6p

Things are moving fast. We need board authorization to enter a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) with Consolidated Communications Inc (CCI). We reached out to CCI to see if there are areas where our goals overlap; our goal of reaching the under-served; their goals post-RDOF. They want an NDA in place before entering those discussions. The NDA itself is confidential and will be distributed separately to reps and alts only.

We are overdue to have liability insurance in place. We plan to distribute info Monday and seek approval to purchase on Wednesday.

Personal from Tim Scoggins: The next few months have the potential to shape the trajectory of SoVT CUD in large measure. I stated at our last meeting that my personal situation has changed and I would not seek re-election as chair in May. I now believe SoVT CUD is best served by electing a new chair sooner, at our next regular meeting on 3 March. I endorse Jeff Such for that job. Nominations will be taken from the floor.

Agenda

  1. Call to Order – Start recording
  2. Roll Call
  3. Conflict of Interest
  4. Minutes
  5. Announcements
  6. Public Comments
  7. Insurance
  8. Consolidated (CCI) NDA
  9. Other Business
  10. Adjournment – End recording

Topic: SoVT CUD Special 2021.02.17, 6p

Time: Feb 17, 2021 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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SoVT CUD Governing Board 2021.02.03, 6p

The main item of business Wednesday will be hearing from RISI with a first look at a two-county feasibility study.

Leadership of Otter Creek CUD (Rutland) and SoVT CUD believe there is value in working more closely together as we develop plans to reach our under-served. The board will be asked to approve the attached memorandum of understanding (MOU) that calls on each to share information and cooperating in ways that are mutually beneficial.

SoVT CUD’s clerk/secretary Bill Meyer has asked to be replaced due to changes in his personal situation. Jeff Such has placed in name in consideration. Nominations will be entertained from the floor. We thank Bill for his service and wish him well. He will continue to serve as rep from Rupert.

6:00PM Meeting

  1. Call to Order – Start recording
  2. Roll Call
  3. Conflict of Interest
  4. Minutes
  5. Announcements
  6. Public Comments
  7. 2-County Feasibility Study – RISI
  8. Election of New Clerk/Secretary
  9. MOU with Otter Creek CUD
  10. Other Business
  11. Adjournment – End recording

Topic: SoVT CUD Governing Board 2021.02.03, 6p

Time: Feb 3, 2021 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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SoVT CUD Governing Board: 2021.01.06, 6p

Southern Vermont Communications Union District (SoVT CUD)
Meeting by Teleconference*
6:00 PM, Wednesday, 6 January 2021

6:00PM Meeting
1. Call to Order – Start recording
2. Roll Call
3. Conflict of Interest
4. Minutes
5. Announcements
6. Public Comments
7. Reports from Officers and Committees
a. Scoggins: Who next for chair?
b. Kearns, Chase: DV Collaboration Committee
c. Pole Data Format Committee
8. Feasibility Study Update
9. Other Business
10. Adjournment – End recording

Topic: SoVT Governing Board 2021.01.06, 6p
Time: Jan 6, 2021 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Posted on 2021.01.03:
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SoVT CUD Governing Board Meeting 2020.12.02, 6p

Southern Vermont Communications Union District (SoVT CUD)
Meeting by Teleconference*

6:00 PM, Wednesday, December 2, 2020
6:00PM Meeting
1. Call to Order – Start recording
2. Roll Call
3. Conflict of Interest
4. Minutes
5. Announcements
6. Public Comments
7. Reports from Officers and Committees
a. Scoggins: CARES funded hot spots
b. Kearns, Chase: DV Collaboration Committee
c. Pole Data Format Committee
8. Annual Report Approval of Final Draft
9. Other Business
10. Adjournment – End recording

* Topic: SoVT Governing Board 2020.12.02, 6p
Time: Dec 2, 2020 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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SoVT CUD: 2020.11.11, 6p: Meeting and Hearing

SoVT CUD will hold a public hearing on our annual report at our next regular meeting on November 11. (This has been moved from 11/4 in anticipation of election fallout.) We will be presenting a budget for FY21 and reviewing the past year’s activities. It is important that each town be represented.

Note that the attached annual report is labeled “draft”. Comments, corrections, additions are welcome now. Feedback from selectboards at the hearing will also be incorporated.

Meeting docs and annual report:
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1RrkyXgfy1CQuvtTx0tR0TGJJHrXxh-J0

Southern Vermont Communications Union District (SoVT CUD)
Regular Meeting and Public Hearing
by Teleconference*
6:00 PM, Wednesday, November 11, 2020

6:00PM Meeting
1.    Call to Order – Start recording
2.    Roll Call
3.    Conflict of Interest
4.    Minutes
5.    Announcements
6.    Public Comments
7.    Public Hearing on Annual Report
8.    Adjournment – End recording

*SoVT CUD Regular, Annual Report Hearing
Time: Nov 11, 2020 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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SoVT CUD Special Meeting: 2020.10.21, 6p

Southern Vermont Communications Union District (SoVT CUD)
Special Meeting by Teleconference*
6:00 PM, Wednesday, October 21, 2020

6:00PM Meeting
1.    Call to Order – Start recording
2.    Roll Call
3.    Conflict of Interest
4.    Public Comments
5.    Executive Session to discuss Tilson proposal
a.    If motion for exec session passes, END RECORDING
6.    Adjournment

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