Selectmen Meeting Minutes –January 16th, 2006
Present: M. Genest, R. Haggett, and B. Pratt
Also in attendance: W. Prokop, S. Dowling, N. Benda, K. Chisholm, J. Kendall, J. King, J. Soullier.
The selectmen opened the meeting at 7:00 P.M.
The selectmen approved the minutes of the January 5th, 2006 meeting.
The selectmen met with Mr. and Mrs. Morrill to address the issues that have recently been raised about their property and the common use of the Town Parking lot that is abutting their business Antrim Video. Mr. Morrill presented the board with a copy of the approval that they received from the Antrim Planning Board on October 22, 1991, which in fact gave them the right to seven (7) parking spaces on their property. The letter sent to them by the Board of Selectmen on February 21, 1997 which stated that they only had the use of three (3) parking spaces was never agreed to by them. The board agreed with the Morrill’s and explained that a warrant article is being proposed at Town Meeting in March to sell this parking lot to the abutters. The records of the Town will be updated to reflect the correct property lines and Planning Board
The selectmen met with the Library Trustees to discuss the planned addition for the library. N. Benda explained the background and the goals of the trustees and expressed their thanks to the selectmen, planning board, the CIP committee, and John Kendall for all the time and effort that has been put into this program. The trustees have now met with 2 builders to discuss design, library operation needs, construction, ADA requirements, renovation needs, and preliminary cost estimates. It is recommended that we proceed this year at Town meeting to get the voters approval to design, construct, renovate, and furnish the upgrades to the Tuttle Library. The estimated cost is $950,000. After some discussion it was agreed to bond $850,000. and use the balance in the capital reserve to fund the rest of the cost. The trustees will be finalizing the
design and will go out for “design and construct” proposals. The selectmen agreed to support this proposal and will provide all the assistance to the trustees that they can. The selectmen will obtain the bonding cost and information and will schedule two public hearings on this plan.
The selectmen reviewed general correspondence and approved payroll and A/P for the week.
Meeting adjourned at 10:00 p.m. The next meeting is scheduled for 01/23/06.