TIME & PLACE:
Meeting December 26, 2002 at 7:00 PM at the Sam Lake House
Kent Ruesswick, Chairman
Kevin Bragg Historical District Commission
Mike Capone Selectmen representative
Chairman called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. by stating
that Steve Atherton of Cobb Hill Construction (CHC) should have
numbers by Friday or next Monday. The committee then discussed
and agreed to the following meeting dates:
January 2, 2003 Thursday Discuss numbers from CHC
January 9, 2003 Thursday Meet with library and department
January 15, 2003 Wednesday General meeting for committee
January 23, 2003 Thursday Public Hearing at Sam
Kent will try to have Eric Palson (Sheerr McCrystal Palson) attend
the January 2, 2003 meeting.
Kent then discussed the creation of two internal sections or groups
to prepare for the public hearing. The first group will address
the current needs of Canterbury; the second group will address
the future and where we are going; that is, what buildings, etc.
included in the proposed project. There was some discussion on
the intent of these two groups and the approach used.
The individuals participating in these two groups are:
GROUP 1 Current Needs
Charlie Cook Jeremy Slayton
Beth Blair Bob Fife
Group 2 Future Needs
Gordon Jackson Ken Jordan Kevin Bragg
Ted West Ginger LaPlante
The Chairman will participate in both groups.
Kent stated he did get a name for checking on heat in Town Hall.
Beth then read the public notice that is going out announcing
the public hearing scheduled for January 23. There was then discussion
about the wording to be included in notice such as whether to
include bonding amount/budgeted numbers (no), and the description
of site plans that are posted at the Sam Lake building and the
library (refer to as latest revision of proposed site plans).
There was also some discussion concerning the person(s) moderating
the actual presentation on the 23rd. It was decided
the committee will be responsible for presenting and will assign
a member to moderate.
Mike reminded the committee the need to provide selectmen with
numbers and that the public notice cant really say proposed
Gordon asked if the committee was going to say (during the public
hearing) lowest interest rates are available this year to issue
bond; increase in _ % can impact town; that is, as cost of money
increases, cost to town increases.
Mike indicated he could discuss impact and can work on this when
he knows numbers. Mike then reviewed the process of bond issuance
and associated bank and attorney fees. Bank bond fee is $6,000
per million up to a maximum of $15,000. Attorney fees run between
$1500 and $2000.
Topic of additional fundraising, if needed, for the proposed project
was then discussed.
Kent then asked Mike if he would make presentation to selectmen.
Mike said maybe on the 20th; if we have numbers on
the 2nd, I can have preliminary discussion with Frank
on 6th; send Jim information to see what we can do.
Kevin asked if Kent could pass numbers on if he gets them tomorrow.
Kent replied yes, but most likely numbers would come on Monday.
Kent indicated to Jeremy to keep numbers within committee and
The Chairman adjourned the meeting at 8:10 p.m.
7:00 p.m., Thursday, January 2, 2003 at the Sam Lake Building.