Present for the Community Preservation Committee (CPC) and attending the meeting were: Andy Goldman, Jane Slater, Lisa Burkin, John Eisner, Tim Carroll, Bill Rossi and Chuck Hodgkinson. Allen Healy, Pam Goff and Warren Doty did not attend.
The meeting came to order at 6:00 PM and the Committee appointed Mr. Goldman as Chair for the evening’s agenda.
FY 2016 Expense Budget: Ms. Slater explained the Historical Commission has a plan to restore the Town’s antique weights and measures and display cabinet. They want to display this in Town Hall—as done in the other towns. Cabinetmaker Carlton Sprague provided a quote of $4,850. The Historical Commission voted to encumber $900 of its unspent FY 2016 expense budget to FY 2017 to help fund the restoration. They ask if the CPC would be willing to encumber $4,000 of its FY 2016 expense budget for the same use. CPC expenses are paid out of existing CPA fund reserves. Mr. Carroll mentioned there may be a small carpentry expense to prepare the first floor conference room for the cabinet. He thought $300 would cover it. After brief discussion a motion was made
to encumber $4,300 of the CPC’s FY 2016 expense budget for this purpose. The motion was seconded and unanimously approved with six in favor.
Review April 25, 2016 Annual Town Meeting CPA Warrant Articles. The Committee reviewed the CPC warrant articles for the upcoming April 25th Annual Town Meeting. Chuck H. provided an update from the West Tisbury Annual Town Meeting regarding the Island Housing Trust’s Keune’s Way land acquisition. West Tisbury’s warrant article for this project stated the Town would get a “preference” for one of the planned 22 apartments. Chilmark has a similar recommendation of granting $33,000 of CPA Housing funds for the same purpose. The Committee reviewed the meeting minutes from the November 18, 2015 public hearing where Mr. Jordi said no towns donating CPA funds will receive a “preference” for one of the 22 apartments. Mr. Goldman said he will speak with Mr.
Jordi about this issue. The Committee agreed and thanked Mr. Goldman. After further discussion the Committee also agreed to support its recommendation to voters even if Chilmark does not receive a preference for one of the apartments.
The January 20, 2016 meeting minutes were reviewed and approved as presented by the Chair.
With no further business to discuss, the meeting adjourned at 6:30 PM.
Respectfully submitted, Chuck Hodgkinson, CAS.