TIME & PLACE:
Meeting February 19, 2003 at 7:00 p.m. at the Parish House.
Kent Ruesswick, Chairman
Mike Capone Selectmen representative
Chairman called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. Kent reviewed
the activities for this
coming Saturdays public meeting. Committee members will
do the same as last time and follow same format. Kent will
read something and Ken will read report from last time. Beth
is to print copies of the handout for distribution. Kent explained
to Ken that the questions had been reordered in the Questions
and Answers handout and that the issue of water (on the Robinsons
property) was addressed. Kent asked everyone to be at the Parish
House at 9:30 this coming Saturday to help set up chairs, etc.
Mike said that Eric indicated he would produce article for
the Concord Monitor.
Kent then reviewed the results of the past Saturdays
Open House. About 50 to 60 people had come through Town Hall.
Kent stated that basically those
attending were all new faces (had not attended last town meeting) including people
new to Canterbury.
Jeremy discussed his concern with influential people living in Canterbury that
had not attended these functions such as Judy Nelson. Kent said she would not
be here for the town vote in March, along with 6 to 8 other people that he knows
Kent suggested having these folks speak with others that will be here to vote
to communicate their support for the new Municipal Complex.
The committee members then discussed the best way to handle the bulk mailing
for reaching the residents prior to the March town meeting. Mike suggested it
might be possible to set up a table at the school on Tuesday, March 11th,
to help advertise the proposed Municipal Complex. Kent said he would need to
talk with Wayne Mann about this to verify what can and cannot be done during
a town vote. Charlie said that Wayne was leaving town on February 21st.
Kent said he would call him and meet with him when he gets back in town.
Another suggestion for getting the word out was to have a day at the dump but
most members felt it would be too cold for that.
Ken suggested approaching residents who have been most vocal in the past and
that might be against the proposed Municipal complex. Kent said he would talk
with Hughie. Mike said that he seems supportive.
Gordon then asked if there were any news on the capital campaign for the library.
Kent said he hasnt approached Jeff Leidenger about
Kent summarized activities between now and March 14s town meeting:
Public Meeting February 22
Letter for general distribution
Day at dump (possibly)
At school on March 11th
And letter writing campaign to Concord Monitor editor
Kent stated that selectmen have voted yes to support the proposal. He also stated
that Eric has all pictures digitized so he can email them. Gordon asked are you
going to have picture of library for insert. Kent said yes and Gordon said this
would be worth a 1000 words. Mike suggested putting library first and Ken said
Jeremy asked if the members needed to do anything before Saturday. Kent stated
that Beth was going to do 200 to 300 posters/flyers and was hoping to get sidebar
in Concord Monitor again.
Kent then asked Charlie hows church; anything we can do?
Charlie said only concern if we add on to church; trustees pushing construction;
they formed a committee to report at annual meeting next year. They are in agreement
with concept; church would be grandfathered in for parking lot; retain ownership;
for septic, etc. Kent asked if anything else was needed to get word out to church
members. Charlie said no; he gets up every Sunday to say a few words.
Jeremy asked if the Committee has funds for bulk mailing if the church cant
include it in their newsletter. Kent stated there was $5000 in the budget.
Kent asked if purchase of Robinsons land would be first for vote at town
meeting and Mike said no, the building would be voted on first as it exceeds
$100,000. Mike said both items would be discussed and the voting booths would
be open. Mike explained that there needs to be 2/3 ballot vote if we bond land.
There are only two things to vote on. Polls must be open one hour if the two
items are discussed together; else polls must be open two hours.
Jeremy asked if budget would be discussed first. Mike said no; hopefully we will
know before we get to budget.
The Chairman adjourned the meeting at 8:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 26, 2003 at the Sam Lake Building or Town