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Long Range Planning Committee Minutes

April 19, 2005

V. Chairman F. Stocking called the meeting to order at 7:15pm .

Members Present: D. Ford, M. Garrett, L. Landon, R. McDevitt, F. Stocking, J. Wuorinen, J. Young

Member of the public in attendance: J. Cooper

Minutes : Upon comment by J Wuorinen, the phrase: “neglected (forgot?) to take further action” is changed to “took no action” on the minutes of February 15, 2005 . The minutes of March 15, 2005 were accepted as amended. The Minutes of February 15, 2005 were then accepted by acclimation.


•  Selection of Officers. As a result of being elected to the Board of Selectmen, Brett Jones will step aside as Chairman of the Committee. While his resignation calls for a replacement the Board, hoping for broader representation next month, moved to table this item until the May 17th meeting. M. Garrett moved and J. Wuorinen seconded the motion. The vote was unanimous.

•  Review of Survey Draft . Considerable discussion centered on what questions to include in a proposed survey and how questions should be worded. L. Landon submitted several new questions centering on recreation. Based upon the discussion, M. Garrett will prepare ano the r draft (Draft #3) for consideration at the May 17th meeting.

•  Town Memorial. R. McDevitt has been in contact with Robert Grindle of Franklin , who has agreed to share with us his experience with organizing and creating a Town Memorial in the Town of Franklin . As Mr. Grindle is available on Tuesday, May 3, 2005 , the Committee voted to hold a special session to meet with him. This meeting will be on Tuesday, May 3, 2005 at 7:00pm at the Town Hall. Members of the public are welcome to attend.

At some point after this meeting, the Committee will decide whether or not to make a recommendation regarding a Town Memorial to the Board of Selectmen.

•  Committee Membership. Only about half of the Committee's original members continue to attend meetings and contribute to the Committee's charge. To ween those whose interest has waned, J. Wuorinen moved the following motion, seconded by D. Ford:

Members who have missed the last three (3) meetings and who are NOT PRESENT at the May 17 th meeting may be removed from the Committee.

  The vote was unanimous.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:34pm

Pending Commitments

Tuesday, May 3, 2005 Special Meeting. Town Memorial. 7:00pm. Town Hall.

Tuesday, May 17, 2005 Monthly Meeting. Town Hall. 7:00pm.