Governing Board Meeting

Pursuant to Sections 804, 807, 901 and 902 of the Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement and Streamlined Sales Tax Governing Board, Inc. Rules 807, 901 and 902, this message will serve as official notice of the agenda for and the proposed amendments, rules, bylaws and issues that will be addressed at the May 12 – 13, 2015 meeting of the Streamlined Sales Tax Governing Board at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Burlington, Vermont.  The final versions of the documents to be discussed at this meeting will be posted to the Streamlined Sales Tax website no later than April 30, 2015 and will be included in the meeting publication provided to those attending this meeting in person.  Webinar information will be sent out to these list servs approximately 10-days prior to the meeting for those not able to participate in-person.

AGENDA        REGISTRATION             MATERIAL          SLAC AGENDA

Location

DoubleTree by Hilton
1117 Williston Road
South Burlington, VT  05403    

 REGISTRATION FEES

State and Local Advisory Council (SLAC) only (open)          $145.00
Governing Board only (open)                                                     $185.00
Both SLAC and Governing Board                                              $305.00
(Includes all fees except BAC Non-members)

Business Advisory Council (BAC) Non-members                     $75.00
Business Advisory Council (BAC) Members                           No charge
(BAC Meeting only)

SCHEDULE OF MEETINGS

Garden Ballroom ABCG

Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) 

Monday, May 11, 2015 - Hot Breakfast/ Lunch provided 

State and Local Advisory Council (SLAC) - 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM 

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - Hot Breakfast/ Lunch provided 

Business Advisory Council (BAC) - 8:00 to 10:00 AM
Executive Committee - 10:00 AM to Noon
Governing Board - 1:00 to 5:00 PM  

 Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - Hot Breakfast provided

Governing Board - 8:30 AM to Noon

WEBINAR/TELECONFERENCE

The open segments of the meetings will be available to the general public by teleconference/webinar.  The invitation will be emailed to the ListServs at a later date.  Please remember to mute your phone until speaking to obtain the best audio quality.  Please do not place the call on hold due to the possible disruption of hold music.  Business Advisory Council (BAC) members will receive a separate teleconference number from the Business Advisory Council (BAC) prior to that meeting. 

RECEPTION

Everyone is invited to enjoy the evening reception on Tuesday, May 12, 5:30 to 7:30 pm eastern in honor of the 2014 SSTGB Past President, Diane Hardt.  Hors d’oeuvres and cash bar will be available in the Garden Ballroom DEF.  The attendees will receive two complimentary drink tickets at the onsite meeting registration for the purchase of bottled water, soft drinks or cocktails.  Please feel free to dress casually! 


RESERVATIONS

Call 802-658-0250, ask to be transferred to Reservations, then press 1 for new reservation.  Request the Streamlined Sales Tax Meeting room block.  Please DO NOT request the SST Meeting as a different meeting group has been assigned that code. 

You may also conveniently reserve guest rooms in the reservations link:

http://doubletree.hilton.com/en/dt/groups/personalized/B/BTVDTDT-SS2-20150510/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG

Standard King or Double - $125.00 nightly Government per diem rate + prevailing 1% city and 9% state sales tax

King Two-Room Suite - $175.00 nightly + prevailing 1% city and 9% state sales tax

 
Room block release deadline, April 26, 2015.  It is important to reserve a guest room before the April 26 room block release deadline.  Rooms reserved after that date will not be credited to the contractual room block.  Please consider reserving the guest room before travel approval is obtained.  You may cancel the reservation if travel is not approved. 

Check-in 4:00 PM and check-out at noon.  You may call reservations to request an early check-in prior to arrival, however availability is limited. 

Reservations must be made on an individual basis.  Individual credit card or advance deposit must be provided to guarantee the reservation.  Reservations made after the April 26 room block release deadline will only receive the discounted rate based on guest room availability.  In order to meet the contractual room block requirement, please do not make reservations on the DoubleTree Hotel website, Expedia.com, Orbitz.com, Hotel.com or others websites. 

CANCELLATION

Reservations cancelled 48-hours or less prior to date of arrival are subject to a cancellation fee equal to the 1-night stay.  In addition, meeting registration cancellations less than 5 days prior to the start of the meetings may be subject to a cancellation fee equal to any non-refundable catering costs

HOTEL AIRPORT SHUTTLE

The Hotel provides complimentary shuttle service (van) transportation from and to the airport on demand.  Call the Hotel for pick-up once your flight lands.  You must schedule the airport return shuttle departure time at the Hotel counter at least 24-hours in advance.  In the baggage claim area, dial 7 on the courtesy phone to be connected to the Hotel or call 802-658-0250.  The white van displays the DoubleTree logo and chocolate chip cookie. 

PARKING

Complimentary Hotel parking onsite.

QUESTIONS

You may contact Sharon Tolbert-White at 615-477-8453 or email sharon.tolbert-white@sstgb.org