TIME & PLACE:
Meeting August 7, 2002 at 7:00 PM at Canterbury Town Hall
Kent Ruesswick, Chairman
Kevin Bragg Historical District Commission
Mike Capone Selectmen representative
Ginger LaPlante Historical District Commission
Mike reviewed with the Committee his conversation with the Department
of Revenue Administration concerning the $80,000 original warrant
available to the Town for its building needs. Mike commented that
the cost of the proposed water system is part of the $80,000 original
warrant, up to $10,000.
Kent reviewed the Towns proposed water system that is currently
below ground level.
Kent stated that the proposed water system would be a commercial
grade system costing between $6,000 and $8,000 at the high end.
This cost includes: raising the well head; installing a submersible
pump costing $800; extending wall casing above ground level; installing
a filtration system; moving everything (?) and checking flow rate
which may need to be resized after installing the new system.
Committee members concurred that this made sense to do and a recommendation
to purchase the new water system was put to vote and was passed
Mike stated he would contact folks for the new water system.
Discussion then ensued about the possibility of the Town acquiring
approximately five (5) acres from a Canterbury resident, Mr. Dick
Robinson, whose property abuts the town center. This land appears
to be a good investment for the Town and would provide the additional
acreage needed for the new town center design. Kent agreed to
meet with Mr. Robinson to discuss in general terms his willingness
to sell the acreage to the Town. Recommendation to Town selectmen
would then be in order. Kent asked for a vote and the Committee
agreed unanimously that Kent should contact Mr. Robinson.
Kent then introduced the Sheerr McCrystal Palson (SMP) proposal
for discussion. Everyone then had a chance to review the initial
plan concept only proposal received from SMP.
Cost for the proposed work is $12,000. It is the Committees
understanding that this cost will be covered by $10,000 from the
original warrant and the remaining $2,000 from the Committees
current year budget.
Committee reviewed the process to date of meeting with three (3)
architectural firms and that Sheerrs approach made the most
sense. Kent indicated that it was necessary to understand the
information the Committee needed to obtain for SMP. Kent agreed
to discuss with SMP the need to walk the Towns property
lines; provide property contour lines to SMP; and to confirm how
often the Committee members are to meet with SMP personnel. The
Committee then discussed how information will be communicated
to and obtained by SMP. Kent stated that he would ask about the
interface between the Committee and SMP during the information
Ken moved to accept proposal and to include proposal as part of
the meetings minutes.
Jeremy seconded. All Committee members approved.
Kent then discussed the work proposed for Town Hall that includes
heating, addition, roof repairs and painting. Kent agreed to discuss
with SMP about including the review of this proposed work on Town
Hall and that he will try to have SMP at next meeting.
Kent said he would have budget numbers for this work at next meeting.
Ken stated that bids for work need to be obtained by September
1 to insure work for heating and roof repairs are completed before
The meeting was adjourned at 8:15 p.m.
The Committee agreed to meet again in one week, August 14, 2002,
at Town Hall.
Scherr McCrystal Palson proposal dated July 25, 2002.