Selectmen Meeting Minutes –February 15th, 2006
Present: M. Genest, R. Haggett, and B. Pratt
Also in attendance: W. Prokop, K. Chisholm, P. Beblowski, N. Benda, R. Seavey, P. Vasques, S. Proctor, S. Dowling, C. Kerwin, J. King, P. Hann
The selectmen opened the Second Hearing on the Library Bond at 7:00 P.M.
N. Benda gave a PowerPoint presentation on the library plans and the cost of the plan. (see attached). There were a few questions regarding the construction and the tax impact in future years. N. Benda addressed the questions and explained to everyone to feel free to come to the Library between now and Town meeting with any questions or concerns that they may have.
There being No further questions the selectmen declared the Bond Hearing closed at 7:25 p.m.
The selectmen then held their regular meeting and approved the minutes of the February 6, 2006 meeting.
The selectmen announced that the Antrim/Deering Bridge on Old Concord Road will be closed on February 16th, until further notice. This is being done due to a state inspection that raised several safety concerns. The state and the Towns of Deering and Antrim will be working together to address all the issues regarding this as soon as possible.
The selectmen reviewed the warrant articles and the budget and agreed to finalize the warrant.
Chairman Genest announced that Antrim has received the approval for the designation of Antrim Mills –Development on Main and High Street to be a state CROP Zone, by the Department of Resources and Economic Development. The Community Reinvestment Opportunity Program (CROP) is a new state incentive for businesses to create new jobs. Mr. Genest stated that this is a good start for Antrim’s economic development. The state has $825,000 in tax liability credits available for businesses that create jobs in these designated zones. There is no cost to the Town and yet the benefits of job creation and improvements in the zone will benefit the community.
The selectmen reviewed abatement and tax credit applications.
The selectmen reviewed general correspondence and approved payroll and A/P for the week.
Meeting adjourned at 8:00 p.m. The next meeting is scheduled for 02/27/06 at 7:00 P.M.