Present for the Community Preservation Committee and attending the meeting were: Janet Weidner, Chairman, Karin Wetmore, Jane Slater, Tim Carroll, Andy Goldman, Allen Healy and Chuck Hodgkinson. Andrew Fischer, Warren Doty and Barbara Murphy were absent.
The meeting came to order at 6:05 PM.
CPA WARRANT ARTICLES; APRIL 25, 2011 ANNUAL TOWN MEETING: The Committee reviewed the CPA warrant articles that will be put forth for voter consideration. The Committee asked Chuck H. to draft background comments for each article should any questions be raised on town meeting floor. It was agreed Ms. Slater will field questions for article # 15 ($20,000 for stone wall restoration); #17 ($9,240 for MV Museum artifact cataloging and preservation); # 18 (MV Museum Nomansland boat stabilization). Mr. Goldman will field any questions for article # 16 ($20,000 additional funds for the rental conversion program).
The Committee asked about the plan for the Tea Lane Farm renovation (article # 19 $150,000 CPA Historic Preservation funds). Mr. Carroll summarized the plan to date. After much discussion the Committee did not feel as if it has enough information to recommend the article to voters. It was agreed to invite the Selectmen to the April 20th CPC meeting to discuss this in more detail. The Committee will then decide whether or not to recommend the article or move for an indefinite postponement.
BRADLEY SQUARE MASS MAILING – DONALD MUCKERHEIDE: The Committee reviewed the mass mailing asking for all six island CPC’s to invest in the failed Bradley Square project initiated by the Island Affordable Housing Fund. After discussion and with no follow up correspondence a motion was made to take no action. The motion was seconded and unanimously approved with six in favor.
COMMUNITY PRESERVATION COALITION ANNUAL DUES: The Committee unanimously approved the $750 annual dues payment. The Coalition has been a good advisor on the technical aspects of a project’s eligibility for CPA funds. This fee has not increased since the Coalition was formed. Ms. Weidner signed the invoice.
MEETING MINUTES: The December 15, 2010 meeting minutes were reviewed. A motion was made to approve the minutes as presented. The motion was seconded and approved by consensus.
NEXT MEETING: The next meeting is Wednesday, April 20, 2011 @ 6:00 PM.
With no further business to conduct the Committee wished all a wonderful holiday season and the meeting adjourned at 6:50 pm.
Respectfully submitted, Chuck Hodgkinson, CAS.