Canterbury, NH Building Needs Committee - 2001

Minutes of Meeting
– May 23, 2001 –
(as reported by Secretary Jeremy Slayton)



Meeting May 23, 2001 at 7:00 PM outside Canterbury Town Garage


Ken Jordan
Ted West
Bob Fife
Kent Ruesswick
Beth Blair
Jeremy Slayton
Gordon Jackson
Phil Stone – Town of Canterbury Road Agent
Heidi Hutchinson – Canterbury Recycling Committee Representative

Met with Phil Stone outside the town garage.

Phil Expressed preference for either rebuilding on existing site with additional bay, as part of combined Garage, PD and FD community centered facility, or building down near Exit 18 on the Canterbury Industrial site.

Phil does not believe the location available at the town Dump would be big enough or suitable for building the type of Town garage he feels the town needs.

Major concerns for new building:

Space for covering all vehicles
Hot water and plumbing for personnel
Perhaps some personal space for garage employees for "downtime"

Heidi Hutchinson spoke with us about her planning needs.

One major need is space and ability to further separate paper and other products so that better returns could be had than on the general "comingled" rate.

Would like to get bailer (to increase profatibility/efficiency of recycling), but that will need an indoor space to be stored as well as space for completed bails before they are transported to recycling facility.

If we had more space for "roll off" containers more separation of C & D (construction and demolition) materials could be specialized.

In general, if more space were available better recycling would be possible.

Plymouth, Sanbornton and Wilton have excellent… perhaps model, recycling centers.

Paul in Plymouth has done a great job organizing the recycling center to actually make a fair amount of money for the community.

Funds from recycling go back in to Town "General Fund" at this time.

First Thursday of each month is typically the recycling committee’s meeting time at 6:30 PM in the Selectmen’s office at Sam Lake House.

Eventually the dump will need to be "capped" as mandated by the State… a very expensive proposition. This is something to consider before deciding to build on any space that has not yet been capped.

Discussion was given to organizing a time for community wide input sometime in the next month. The point being to invite input before the committee has yet moved too far in any direction.


The next meeting will be in two weeks, on 6/6/01 at 7 PM at Canterbury Police Station with Chief Gwen Deurell. We are anticipating a community meeting two weeks after that on June 20th, 2001 at the Town Hall to invite input from community members. A firm time for that meeting has not been set, but is recommended to be at 7:00 PM.

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