Minutes of Downtown Antrim TIF District Advisory Board
Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2004
Present: Bill Prokop, Rick Edmunds, Bob Edwards, TIF District Advisory
Board; David Essex, District Administrator. Absent: None.
The meeting began at 7 p.m.
Prokop reported that the 2004 contribution to the TIF account will be
$94,263, bringing the balance to $143,174 after accounting for money to be
paid for the town's match of the sidewalk project.
The board then discussed a list of potential projects that Prokop had
e-mailed on Oct. 7. Edwards asked if improved maintenance within the TIF
district might prompt complaints from residents who live outside the district.
A tentative consensus was reached on the projects, as follows:
1. Use up to $30,000 to improve sidewalks on West side of Main Street/
up 202 to Elm St. apply for phase II DOT grant for balance of funds. Defer
consideration until 2006.
2. Pave Parking lot between Antrim Video and 46 Main Street ( old
Proctor Bldg ) estimated cost $8,000.00 Already submitted for highway budget.
3. Replace front steps and entrance to Library and improve landscaping
4. Pay for design and engineering of river walk from Goodell Buildings
to Summer Street. $10,000.00 Defer consideration until 2006.
5. Provide new designed "signage" for the Downtown, noting all town
parks, buildings, streets, etc. $5000 to $7500.00 Add landscaping, increase
6. Provide a Sidewalk Machine for total snow removal, sweeping,
mowing, etc. this machine would cost approximately $110,000 in an outright
purchase or can be leased for $23,000/ yr. For 5 with a $1.00 end of lease
purchase. The expected life of this machine is 10 15 years. The snow on
the sidewalks would be blown into the trucks and hauled away from downtown.
The town presently spends between $8,000 and $10,000 per year on sidewalk
snow removal and sweeping with outside contractors. This machine is the
exact machine that was purchased this year by Hillsborough and will be used
for the same purposes. The feeling is that TIFF could pay for the lease or
purchase of this machine. Cost $23,000 per year for 5 years. No decision.
7. Provide the funding for the employment of a summer student for
maintenance of downtown, parks, library, Aiken Barn, etc. estimated cost
$5,000.00 ( this would also be worked into some type of scholarship plan)
8. Consider some type of purchase or easement for use of front of
Touchwood Square, if Girls Shelter does purchase the land. Cost $20,000.
Defer pending sale.
9. Continue to fund cost of Website for the Town annual cost $2,000.
Defer consideration until 2006.
The meeting adjourned at 9:00 p.m.
Respectfully submitted, David Essex, TIF District Administrator