TIME & PLACE:
Meeting March 27, 2002 at 7:00 PM at Sam Lake House
Mike Capone Selectmen Representative
CBNC Meeting, 1st after Town Meeting of
March 17, 2002.
(At the town meeting the new Library
at the Elkins site was voted DOWN, and did not pass. Finds for
the restoration/renovation of the Town Hall and other town buildings
were APPROVED. See town report for full description of projects
for which the funding was approved.)
Kent spoke about the joint meeting between
the Selectmen, Library building committee, and CBNC representatives.
Ted reported that as a participant, his
observation was that many differing views were presented, some
strongly for keeping the library plan at the current location,
others were more flexible.
Beth suggested better publicizing our
continuing work throught the Church Newsletter, in hopes of keepings
townspeople involved in the activities of our committee and ongoing
Kent asked how committee members felt
about where the library should go at this point, and whether we
are in consensus about the Sam Lake Site being preferable to the
current Elkins location.
Beth felt that we should certainly consider
it (the SL site), but that many loose ends need to be resolved
before we go before the town again... such as, what to do with
the current Elkins building. Also, we need to do a better job
of explaining to the community why we are recommending what we
Gordon feels that the SL site would be
the best location, but we would need to create a preliminary plan.
Ted felt that he would support the most
viable plan, irrespective of location.
Charlie continues to believe that the
SL site is preferred, but believes we need to make a concerted
effort to get everyone working together.
Jeremys preferred location is the
SL site, but that we should do our best to find the most viable
site, and do so with the support of the Library committee. The
town needs a new library, and we should act diligently to develop
a practical plan that would allow for its creation in a
Kent is in support of the Library at the
Kent suggested inviting Bob Pollack back
to discuss a town plan including a library structure at the Sam
Lake site. He also recommended that the CBNC continue to meet
Wednesdays on these plans.
The committee discussed concerns relating
to the repairs of the Town Hall, including approving a contractor
to begin the lowering of the building. Suggestion was made to
contact parties that make use of the Town Hall on a regular basis,
to assess what inconveniences will result from the renovation
work. Cub scouts and Canterbury Fair identified, depending on
time of year the work is done.
Gordon asked if electrical service for
town building could be routed underground.
Kent raised the issue of how the town
will be treating the shared water supply. Discussion of approaches
to this problem ensued.
Kent suggested meeting in two weeks with
Bob Pollack, and in four weeks with two different water system
Next meeting in two weeks Town Hall, at 7 PM, April 10th, 2002