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Comprehensive Planning Committee

Minutes - December 10, 2015

  1. Called to order by Fred @ 6:30 pm.

  2. Consideration of the Minutes from November 11, 2015.  Approved as amended to item #5 striking the second sentence and adding “It was discussed that a public meeting be held to focus on economic and business development.”

  3. Review of agenda – no changes.

  4. Andrea prepared a hand-out for the large public meeting.  Deciding on the date of February 6th , 2016 from 9 am to noon.  Classrooms will be used as the gym will be occupied.  Bob will check with Principal Dawn McPhail to confirm the date, time and room needs.

  5. Met with Frenchman Bay Riders (snowmobile club).  Gravel pit owners all donate time and materials.  Their big focus is to stay positive with the land owners to have access to the 30 miles of trails that they maintain.  Landowners sign a 3 year agreement to allow access.  The main trail on Route 184 connects to “Rails to Trails”.  New trail maps will be available soon and the LCPC has requested a copy.  They have a pretty steady membership of 45 & a large group gathers on Sunday morning to do trail grooming.  Skiers & walkers are welcome on the trails, but should yield to the snow sleds.   Town contributes the snowmobile registration fee to the club to help maintain the trails.  Stu helps with signs and trash pick up.  The club wishes there would be a gate at Bloomfield Park due to past vandalism, fire department access prevents this from being practical

  6. Met with the Technology Committee: cable may eventually go away with the availability of On Demand products.  Currently, the Town receives 3% as a franchise fee.  DSL is available in all areas of town according to Stu Marckoon.  The town is wired with fiber optics and this makes televised meetings possible.  Fiber optics extends to the school, but it is not currently wired.  There is 1 years left on the contract with Time Warner and the technology committee will be reviewing the contract. 

  7. Review of schedule:  12-16-15 continue work session at Andrea’s home at 6:30 pm.  On January 6, 2016 a meeting with the Assessors is scheduled for 8 am. 

  8. Adjourn at 8:15pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Bonnie Marckoon