Town of Antrim – Board of Selectmen
June 3, 2013
The meeting was called to order at 7:01 PM by Chairman Webber in the Antrim Town Hall.
Members Present: Mr. Webber, Mr. Genest & Mr. Robertson
Staff present: Galen Stearns (Town Administrator), Rob Upton (Town Counsel)
- Mr. Webber opened the meeting stating that this was a Board of Selectmen’s meeting and not a Public Hearing and there would be no public comments or input at this time. Mr. Webber read an opening statement:
As the Board knows, a payment in lieu of taxes or PILOT Agreement and backup PILOT agreement were negotiated with Antrim Wind last year. Following an appeal by the Allens and others, the Superior Court concluded that the Selectmen violated RSA 91-A by not conducting the negotiations in public and voided the Agreements. Antrim Wind is here tonight, at a public meeting of the Selectmen, duly noticed, to make a proposal concerning a PILOT Agreement and an Alternative PILOT Payments Agreement under RSA 72:74 which permits towns and the owners of renewable generation facilities like Antrim Wind to enter into agreements for payments in lieu of taxes. I call on Mr. Kenworthy to make his proposal.
Mr. Kenworthy presented the proposed PILOT and Alternative PILOT Agreements and explained the differences from the original documents. The board questioned Mr. Kenworthy and discussed the changes being presented.
Mr. Genest suggested that if a public hearing is held, that the Town Moderator, Mr. Merrill be asked to run the hearing. The board all felt that this was a good suggestion.
Mr. Genest motioned to schedule a Public Hearing for the proposed PILOT and Alternative PILOT Agreements on June 24, 2013, Mr. Robertson 2nd, passed 3/0.
- Mr. Webber read the proposed letter of agreement for a conservation easement being offered by Mr. Bean for 100 acres and that the board has scheduled two Public Hearings as required by RSA 41:14-a for June 10th and 24th.
- There being no further business, Mr. Robertson motioned to adjourn, Mr. Genest 2nd. Passed 3/0, meeting adjourned at 8:07 pm.