TIME & PLACE:
Meeting May 22, 2002 at 7:00 PM at Canterbury Town Hall
Mike Capone - Selectmen representative
Ginger LaPlante - Historical District Commission
Steve Booth - Historic District Commission, Chairman
Secretary absent first hour of meeting due to Brush Fire call
with the CVFD.
The committee discussed the designs for the Town Hall restoration/addition,
and it became clear that before the renovation could go forward
it would need to be approved at a public meeting with the Historic
A June 4th - public hearing for the Historic District Commission
to approve the recommended changes to be made to the Town Hall
The committee discussed the design of the ramp access for ADA,
as well as the two bathrooms and service kitchen anticipated in
the current plan.
Several members suggested that keeping the ramp inside means easier
maintenance (not exposed to snow and ice), and that aesthetically
it is lower impact than a ramp on the outside of the building.
Ted suggested grading up slightly outside the addition so that
the entry level of the ramped access is at the top of the granite
sill, instead of 16-18 lower. This might shorten the needed
distance for the inside ramp, or decrease the pitch of same ramp.
An outside ramp was suggested to allow for greater use of the
space INSIDE the addition.
Kent discussed the schedule for meeting with the department heads,
and reported that most of the department heads had already arranged
to meet with us. He would be working on those that had not yet
Kent presented a memo from Chief Caswell concerning a fire alarm
and sprinkler system that is recommended for the renovated Town
Hall. Cost of the system is approximately $8000-$9000, and was
not originally a part of the budgeted systems to be replaced.
Chief Caswell will be meeting with the Selectmen in June to discuss
his recommendation and plan for this system.
Committee agreed that a fire alarm/sprinkler system is necessary
and that further information is needed concerning the design,
cost and impact on the anticipated plan.
We are meeting at 6:30 PM June 5th, first with Police Chief Deurell,
then with F.D. Chief Caswell at 7 PM, then with Church and Admin