TIME & PLACE:
Meeting January 21, 2003 at 7:00 PM at the home of Kent Ruesswick,
99 Old Tilton Road.
Kent Ruesswick, Chairman
Kevin Bragg Historical District Commission
Chairman called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. Kent asked
the board to review the draft Report to the Selectmen Canterbury
Building Needs Committee January 2003 and to discuss this
Thursday evenings first town meeting on committees
Beth discussed terminology and the use of immediate in the document.
Beth pointed out putting first in document why all projects being done together
as one. Kent concurred that change should be made in document.
Ted suggested saying we are proposing and this is what it solves.
Ginger suggested providing a synopsis handout in town meeting this week and in
Gordon asked that a good question is what remains to be done after $2.5 million
and what about the recycling center?
Kent stated that the recycling center has about $40,000 for
transfer station repairs; capping could be an issue.
Bob asked about the tax rate per capita.
Kent stated that report to selectmen due in week or two; Eric will be in Thursdays
town meeting but Steve will not.
Beth asked what would we have to give people at meeting. Charlie replied nothing;
Kent stated we would have pictures. Beth stated there is an issue of not having
anything to hand out for a major project. Ken suggested one sheet; Beth suggested
no price tag on it.
The issue of length of report was then discussed.
Ken suggested telling them why we are doing this all at once; that is, why now
and what weve found in two years.
Ted asked what have we done to get people to this meeting? Kent replied that
notices had been issued. Beth said she wanted to put notices around town tomorrow
at the library, Sam Lake building, the store, and other locations.
Ginger asked if there is room to have meeting in Sam Lake building. Kent said
he could start heat in town hall. Ken suggested turning heat on in town hall
and if Sam Lake building is too crowded, lets go to town hall. Kent said
lets do town hall and put sign up in Sam Lake building.
Beth suggested having each member call five people to come to meeting. Kevin
asked if Concord Monitor was sending a reporter. Kent said it was a good time
to get them involved. Beth said she would call radio stations tomorrow to see
if they get involved in community activities. Kevin said it would help to look
at what other towns are doing and he would go online to obtain information.
Bob asked how would $2.5 million affect my tax? Kent said that selectmen are
to address that at meeting and Mike will be there.
Beth asked if the selectmen had seen the report and Kent indicated they had but
he had not asked for opinion and he did not get one. The tax impact the first
year is projected around $2.07 per $1000.
Committee discussed concerns of library trustees being on board with proposed
plan. Kent asked if someone should talk with Sue. Beth
said not sure our place. Jeremy said we should reach out to her. Ted said he
talk with Sue.
Ken then asked Charlie to tell the committee the churchs response to proposed
plan. Charlie said he took photos to church council meeting the other night and
one comment before and after about the garage and that library cant complain
about that building; it is beautiful. Church supports in principle the parking
lot; however, church wants to retain ownership of land used for parking lot;
requires protection of memorial trees and landscaping in front done after construction
with no cost.
Charlie stated that the church council voted to support proposed plan.
Kent stated that road could move over a bit in front of church. Beth stated memorial
trees could be moved; they are fairly small.
Ken asked how do we proceed for Thursday nights meeting.
Kent asked how to moderate meeting.
Beth suggested having someone who feels comfortable. Kent suggested having Kevin
field questions. Ken suggested having Jeremy field fire station questions. Jeremy
stated it was important to have library and department heads attend public meeting.
Kent asked Ken to continue working on draft and to incorporate tonights
comments and changes in document. Ken stated he would make changes and distribute
The Chairman adjourned the meeting at 8:30 p.m.
7:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 29, 2003 at the Sam Lake Building.