TIME & PLACE:
Meeting September 5, 2001 at 7:00 PM at Canterbury Town Hall
Mike Capone Selectman Representative
Howard Teaf - community member observer
Meeting began at 7 PM
Kent got a figure from Phil Stone of approximately $10,000 to
re-do Creamery Road to make a better access for the fire station.
Ted West presents report from architect (Tom Wallace?) on what
it might cost to turn current town garage into new library.
NOTE: Ted adjusted figures to match the per square ft.
cost of most recent plan to renovate Elkins library, since cost
per sq. ft of new building has gone up since the Library expansion
plan was presented at last Town Meeting.
With adjusted figures, the cost to put library in town garage
would be approx. $694,000, while the cost to renovate the current
library $750,000. Less than a 10% difference. Plus town still
needs to maintain the old Elkins library if library moves.
"Capping the Landfill" Update
$38,000 in fund for transfer station, as they are currently designated,
cannot be used for exploratory testing at the dump. Would need
to have a vote at Town Meeting for warrant article to reassign
money for that purpose. So the funds wouldnt be available
D.E.S says "informally" that we shouldnt plan
any building at the dump until we have an approved plan for capping
the landfill. DES "strongly" recommends that we not
build till we know. DES says it is their intent to cap all landfills
Preliminary estimates: $30,000 to $60,000 for the engineering
study of the site. This does not include any $ for the actual
work to do the cap.
Depending on what shows up, it could be an additional $200,000
to $300,000 to actually cap the landfill.
There are federal programs available to help pay for mandatory
capping. 20% matching from government on capping only, not the
Land Acquisition Update:
Mike says the selectment have not pursued land acquisition at
this time. Didnt want too many "bees buzzing around
the hive" since we first have to deal with the capping issue.
Want to get a better grip on what DES wants to do before they
start trying to buy or trade for extra land. Once we know what
the landfill cap entails
CBNC needs to start planning on how to actually structure getting
the money for our plan, since money that might need to be spent
to bring the plan to life could run into the millions. Want to
be able to plan so that the tax burden is spread out over time,
not a series of big tax increases.
Tentative cost for CBNC plan:
Library $750,000 (renovation or at town garage)
Engineering Study of Landfill $40,000
Cap Dump $300,000
Life Safety Building $400,000
Creamery Road upgrade $40,000
Public Works Building $400,000
The next meeting will be in two weeks, on 9/19/01 at 7 PM at Canterbury