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Antrim Open Space Committee 06/14/05
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Antrim Open Space Committee
Meeting Notes
June 14, 2005

Committee Members Present: (Those who signed in.)

Melissa Chapman         Linda Bundy             Charlie Levesque                Eric Tenney
Ben Pratt

Community Members Present:
Peter Moore                     Walter Neff             Anne Truslow                    Shelley Nelkens
Randy Barsanti          Andy Chapman    Stephen Ullman          Ron Haggett
Mike Genest                     Rich Block              Martha Pinello
Marsha Morrow (Monadnock Ledger)                Jeremy Solliere (Villager)

Charlie opened the meeting, welcomed everyone, and brief introductions were made. He reviewed the evening’s agenda and explained the charge by the selectmen given to the committee. One selectman requested that the surveys be available for summer residents to complete.

Melissa instructed the audience about the information on the displayed maps.

People then had the opportunity to closely view the maps, with the idea of first considering the kinds of land they considered to be important to preserve as open space, and secondly thinking about specific places.

Charlie reconvened the group to record opinions.

Open Space Type Preferences  
(* indicates more than one person had this response)

Wetlands and watersheds
Stratified aquifers
* Farmland in river valley
* Forest for wildlife (larger game and travel corridors) accessible to people
Higher elevations- for vistas and as corridors and links between conserved lands
Bottom lands
South facing slopes
Large blocks of undeveloped land (with no large structures in view)
Mountain tops (as energy spots)
Large blocks of forest for forest management
Cellar holes, mill sites, and other historical sites and accessibility to those sites
Prehistoric sites

It was also stated that:
growth should be near town to allow other areas to be protected
land should be protected to attract business and recreation

Specific Sites in Antrim

Meeting House Hill
Area around Gregg Lake (the watershed)



West side of Antrim (rural conservation area)
Great Brook
Contoocook River corridor land
North Branch corridor
Girl Scout property at Gregg Lake
Lovern Mills, white cedar swamp
North Branch Village
Education property/ North Branch (former college)
Campbell Pond
Route 9 business corridor
Whiting’s property on Route 202
Peter Moore’s backyard

When all responses were recorded, Charlie thanked those in attendance and adjourned the meeting.

The next meeting will be a public meeting at 7:00 on Tuesday, July 12, 2005. The maps and aerial photo will again be displayed and the committee will be seeking to inform and gain further input from community members.

Note taker
Linda Bundy


 
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