ANTRIM PLANNING BOARD
November 16, 2017
Members & Staff Present:
Jeanne Cahoon (Vice-Chair),Chris Condon (Chair), Colleen Giffin (Staff), Janet McEwen (Member) Steve MacDonald (Member), Bob Edwards (Ex-Officio) ,Steve MacDonald (Member)
Members Absent: Carol Ogilvie (Consultant Planner), Lynne Rosansky (Member)
7:00 PM Public Meeting:
Chair Condon opened the meeting at 7:00 pm.
Approve October 19 minutes,
Mr. Edwards moved to accept the meeting minutes of October 5, 2017. Mr. Macdonald seconded.
Vote: By a voice vote, all agreed.
Masterplan Updated Survey
The Board unanimously agreed that the survey looked good. It was decided that the survey will be mailed out as well as being on the website for people to fill out. Ms. McEwen suggested that the website should be somewhere on the survey with the directions for the residents to go to there and fill out the survey online. The Board agreed it can be mailed out. It was suggested the survey go into the next Limrik. Ms. Giffin will check with the Editor of the Limrik to see if it is too late to get the survey in next month’s edition. At the next meeting the Board will help with the folding and stuffing envelopes.
Mr. MacDonald wanted to know how the information would be evaluated. Mr. Edward’s asked about the follow-up survey. It was determined that the Board would wait for the information from the first survey to be gathered to use for the basis of the next survey. Mr. Edwards in enquired about which sections of the Master plan the Board is considering updating. Chair Condon answered that they would obviously want to work on the required sections, the Vision Statement and the Land Use Section. He also clarified that all the factual date would updated if needed. The Board wants to simplify the Master plan and index or bullet point the important sections of information and cut the rest. This will be a user friendly plan. Information will be used from the Antrim 2020 meeting. Mr. Holmes stated that it would again be determined by the survey answers
that come back. The Board will look into other Master plans such as the City of Manchester’s plan. This plan is a living document that can be continuously updated.
Follow-up discussion on the Antrim 2020 Action Groups
A brief discussion ensued about the Antrim 2020 action groups that came in October. The Board agreed that Antrim and the surrounding towns should group together to form larger and more broad based community groups for the purpose of bringing more businesses to the whole area, such as joining with Hillsborough’s Chamber of Commerce. Chair Condon will reach out to the surrounding town’s Planning Boards to see if a large joint meeting might be helpful.
Motion: Ms. Cahoon made a motion to adjourn. Ms. McEwen seconded the motion.
Vote: By a voice vote, all agreed
Meeting adjourned 7:20 PM
Respectfully Submitted By,
Colleen Giffin, Land Use Board Staff