TIME & PLACE:
Meeting August 8, 2001 at 7:00 PM at Canterbury Town Hall
Jim Bassett Selectman Representative
Meeting at 7PM at Town Hall
Discussion began with the general closing consensus from the prior
meeting that the Dump site would be preferable over the Exit 18
for the location of the new Maintenance building (which was seen
as a major priority in terms of getting it out of the center to
free up space for other more appropriate buildings
police, F.D, etc).
Immediate discussion focussed on the possibility of purchasing
land adjacent to the town dump to expand the available space for
Jim Bassett reported that the town selectman had discussed the
idea, and were in support of it if test borings on the towns
current property indicated that construction on it and te new
property would be feasible.
Land under consideration is that on the West side of the entrance
to the dump which is currently privately owned.
Kent provided his priority list for work to be completed as he
He suggested that the community might be able to handle an additional
Kent suggested that new maintencance building would be constructed
of poured cement (forms).
Ken suggested that one present the construction of the library
as an imperative that requires the relocation of the maintenance
building to the dump. That way the impetus for moving the "less
sexy" maintenance building to the dump would be the creation
of the more attractive library in the center.
Discussion was made as to the importance of working with the Library
committee to gain their support for whatever plan the CBNC comes
up with. Without mutual support, neither committee stands a very
good chance of gathering the greater communitysupport.
Question was raised as to what would be the committees plan
if the library were to be built at its current location.
Suggestion was made that even in the short term the current Maintenance
building could be converted to new/increased space for the police
and fire departments. The preference being that access road not
cut through the center of town in terms of traffic flow. Prefer
to make current "lot" back into "green" in
Suggestion made that we ask to meet with the Library committee
before further exploring architectural plans. Group agrees that
we will try to do this next week,
Concern is made that if new library is built in Center (maintenance
building lot), what will be done with the current library building.
o Used by historical socierty and/or school for special presentations
o Leased to low-impact professional business (Real estate, art
Interest in determining what other building needs can be addressed
outside of the library/ maintenance building project.
Decided to proceed with potential purchase of land adjacent to
the dump concurrent with the undertaking of borings at the dump
site to determine "buildability" of the site for maintenance
building. Selectmen will discuss best method for proceeding with
the exploration of the land purchase. Money for borings will used
from capital reserve fund set up for related issues at the dump.
Suggested that a committee member speak with Phil Stone about
item #6 on Kents list (Rebuild Creamery Road, build access
road beside museum, access road around backside of pond.) Kent
will do this.
Kent will provide Estimate on cost of improvements to the Sam
The next meeting will be in one week, on 8/15/01 at 7 PM at Canterbury
Elkins Library meeting with the Library Building Committee.