May 2006

TO:                  Village of Forest Hill Council Members


From:               Janie Prentice, Clerk


Date:                May 17, 2006


Subject:            Village of Forest Hills Council Meeting Minutes

                        Monday, May 1, 2006

                        University Inn Motel


In attendance:  Mayor Davis, council members Sue Burton, Dick Iobst, Jim Weir, Joe Romano.  Villagers Gene and Betsy Tweedy, Ian Pritchard, Joe Roman, Herman Lieberman, Tricia Davis, Charlie Burton, Mary Ann and Lee Budahl, Evelyn Rooks-Weir, Ron and Rochelle Mau, Angela Davis, Charles and Susan Rush,  Debra Duke,  Evelyn Rooks-Weir, Ken Dickert, Samantha Blanton (Sylva Herald), and lawyer Andrew Buckner.


Mayor Davis called the meeting together and said a short prayer.


A motion was made by Dick Iobst and seconded by Sue Burton for the minutes of March meeting to be tabled until the next meeting.


Jim Weir read the financial report. Sue made a motion to accept, and Dick seconded it, and it passed..


Mayor Davis announced that a volunteer litter sweep would be held on Saturday, May 13th, starting at 9:30a.m.  Everyone was encouraged to take part. He also commented that the David Shapiro family was noticed picking up litter along the roadside a few days earlier.  Much thanks to any and everyone who helps keep the Village looking its best.


Gene Tweedy mentioned that he had mowed the grass between the University Inn Apartments and the swimming pool parking lot.  The upkeep of this strip of land has not been taken care of in quite a few months and has become quite unsightly.  He believes that the land is owned by the University Inn Motel.  Mayor Davis will talk with the new motel owners regarding this to make sure we know who owns it, and also thanked Gene for his hard work and efforts to help keep the Village looking good.


Mr. Joe Roman, Planning Board Chairman, presented and explained the board’s plan for the Village’s Land Use Plan for the next five years.  He read what the core values and vision statement of the Village were. These will be posted on the Village website at /  He invited questions and comments from the Villagers.  There were a few concerns and questions about the commercial area within the plan, which he answered quite capably.  The hope was that once the Land Use Plan was presented to the council, discussed by the people present, that the council members would approve and adopt the Plan.  Joe Rossano made a motion, which was seconded by Sue Burton, and was passed by the board, to accept the Land Use Plan.





A motion was made and seconded to have at the next month’s meeting, June 5th, a public hearing to set a new budget. 


A motion was made and seconded, and passed to adjourn the meeting.