TIME & PLACE:
Meeting June 20, 2001 at 7:00 PM at Canterbury Town Hall - Open
Mike Capone Selectman Representative
Materials were provided on a side table for viewing by meeting
Materials included information, maps and diagrams collected by
the committee so far, as well as a version of the committees
website provided locally on a Mac computer.
Insert Kents opening remarks here
Doug russwick asked what plans weve come up with for the
town garage. He suggest that the Town garage be relocated to the
Town Dump. He feels the garage is not in keeping with the historic
spirit of the center of town.
Are there any pressing needs in terms of building garage
for instance he noticed that shingle on the town garage need repair.
Committee members (Kent) and (Mike C) replied that repairs of
he garage are needed, and are being addressed ib the scope of
larger repairs that are needed there.
The question was posed (By Ted west) what Doug feels could be
used in the place of the garage. Doug felt it might be used for
the new library construction.
Suggest that more/better use of the town Hall be made.
Mike indicated that it does not look like we will receive the
LCHIT grant for renovation and repairs of the town hall this year.
We will have $35,000 available from the warrant article passed
at the Town meeting (2001) to use towards immediate repairs of
the town hall.
There is an opportunity to apply (in August 2001) for the second
round/level of LCHIT funding. In any event $35,000 should be sufficient
to conduct any necessary repairs to make the building safe and
If made safer the town all might be used more frequently by the
Question was asked what Phil (maintenance) wanted to do with Maintenance
building. Brief discussion was made about his preference for being
relocated to the Exit 18 industrial site.
Question was asked, "what conclusions have the committee
come to so far?" response was, "we are simply gathering
information at this point. We have not formulated any conlcusions
yet. We are only 2 months in to an 7 month project.
Mike suggested that we consider building a "reserve fund"
so that we accrue monies, that can be used at time building construction/repairs
are to be done, instead of waiting and having to borrow funds
and pay interest.
Question was asked if the space at the dump could be used more
perhaps by capping the current open fill areas,
and building on top of that.
Question was asked why the FD doesnt relocate to exit 18
if Maintenace does. Committee discussed information from Chief
Caswell about wanting to be geographically/population central
to the community.
Question was asked whether we really need a fancy Police Department.
Discussion was made about the ADA compliance issues, as well as
the fact that "needs" do not necessarily mean department
heads expect to get what they ask for.
Question: Is the garage building "sound"
it be re-purposed to be used to meet needs of one of the other
Lisa, suggested one might re-build the town garage to increase
size for large meeting area(on 2nd floor?) with other departments
located below. If done properly, it could be designed to fit in
with the look of the Center
perhaps looking a bit like a
larger Town Hall.
A concern was raised that sometimes people dont want to
support "small, non-fancy" solutions
get excited about big-flashy projects. (that arent really
Doug feels that the committee should come in with concrete recommendations
for next years town meeting.
Ann feels that the process is really important, especially in
exploring the many possibles needs and solutions given how the
times and town have changed.
Population of Canterbury is 1979 according to 2000 assessment.
Getting toilet facilities at the recycling center has been looked
a privvy is more feasible than a port-a-potty.
Lisa suggested putting up a list at the post office to request
ideas and input, similar to the response for ideas for the New
Meeting ended 8:12 PM
The next meeting will be in three weeks, on 7/11/01 at 7 PM at
Canterbury Town Offices (Sam Lake House) to meet with Selectmen
about the SLH.