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Members Present: Ed Wendell, Gary Tillotson, Monique Priestley, Sandy Price, Barbara Kulzyck, Nancy Jones, Tom Gray, Brent Bartlett, Dick Bolander Ad Hoc – Nikki Darling Meeting called to order at 18:40 by Nancy Jones Minutes of April 4 meeting were approved as written Action Items Review: See updated summary appended with new items Financials The following bills were presented by Treasurer, Ed Wendell for payment:
River Bend Culinary Tech. Ctr.
$25.00 Vendor booth at Taste of the Bend
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Motion to give compost and containers remaining from “Taste of the Bend” to Patty Valley for plants to be given to the Senior Center and the Community Gardens program. Passed Motion to provide up to $50 from Compost Account to Community Gardens program. Passed Motion to commit $55 from Friends of Wrights Mtn. Fund for BCC to become a member of the Cohase Chamber of Commerce as a non-profit. Passed Motion to spend balance of funds remaining after purchase of projector & lamp to acquire portable projection screen (est. $119). Passed Motion to allocate up to $60 for registering 3 persons to attend the AVCC Annual meeting at VTC on 4/17. Passed Motion to allocate funds (no dollar value assigned) for 2 registrants and mileage reimbursement to Wellborn Ecology Conference at Kimball Academy on 3/26. Passed
Conservation Fund Update on Burgess and Thomas lands – • Burgess property: Appraisal has been submitted to VHCB • Thomas property: awaiting appraisal results Bulk Mail letter – • Recommendations were made on layout and content to be implemented by Nancy and Monique • Motion to spend up to $450 for printing and postage for bulk mailing of annual fund raising letter. Passed Energy Energy Committee –
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BA Energy Audit Follow-up: Energy Committee to meet on Wed., Mar. 24 6:30 PM to discuss the Charge from the Selectboard and response. • Possible Elizabeth's Park Energy Audit: Dick advised that he had informal discussions with Jon Haehnel about the energy efficiency of the building at Elizabeth's Park and the possibility of an energy audit. Jon estimated approx. $400 to conduct the audit (chargeable to Parks & Rec.) with some volunteers from the BA Audit Team. No commitments made to date. NE Kingdom Energy Fair: Flyers to be posted at Hill's Bradford & Newbury Energy Challenge: to be held April 24 at the BA concerning installation of solar hot water systems. Nancy to funds from banks for ads and request representatives who can discuss financing, rebates, etc. Nancy will also seek vendors who would be present. Stewardship Brush Burn on Wrights Mtn.: Gary and Tom reported they accomplished the burning of brush on Wrights Mtn. on March 13. Update on Recycling Depot: Dick provided input on current status and first scheduled meeting of the Recycling Advisory Committee (Apr. 14, 6:30 PM at BA) formed by the Selectboard and the membership (Dick, Barbara and Brent from the BCC, Peg Coutemarsh and Gerhard Postpischil). Further info as available. Motion was made to construct a letter to the Selectboard to enlarge the size of the recycling depot. Passed Need to emphasize to community that brush pile cannot accept manufactured wood. Green-up Day – Barbara reported posters are available for Green-up Day. Steve Rogers will accept refuse. Barbara is pursuing companies that would handle recycling of tires. Preference would be to accumulate tires at recycling depot for pickup. Barbara will provide Letter to the Editor and list-serve notices on Green-Up Day. Barbara reported that some funds may be available to support Green-Up Day. Dick to inquire if gate to Recycling Depot could be left open April 29 & 30 for early drop off of tires. Maps / Brochure – Since the maps will be updated in the near future, it was decided to print only 500 copies at this time. Motion for Monique cause printing of a maximum of 500 maps/brochures at Whitmans. Passed Education Update on Film Series: Nancy has arranged with The Colatina Exit to have the following presentations in the upstairs room (max. 32 people). Refreshments will be available for purchase. DATE 04/05/10 05/03/10 06/07/10 King Korn TBD Food, Inc.
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08/02/10 Who Killed the Electric Car ? Monique will produce a poster for the series and place on web site. Nancy will get the posters printed and distributed. Barbara to place info on list-serve. Movie “Fresh” may have some constraints on showing and purchase costs. Motion was made to allocate up to $100 to acquire showing rights to “Fresh”. Passed Monique to get particulars. Motion to allocate up to $300 from Energy Fund to advertise the Film Series. Passed. Update on Speaker Series: Sandy and Ed reported the following tentative speakers in our series: DATE 04/06/10 04/22/10 05/20/10 07/01/10 TOPIC and SPEAKER - LOCATION Redstart / Waits River Presentation – Bradford Academy Earth Day / Sandy Price - Bradford Public Library ? Permaculture ? Woman Speaking from Randolph
Other: 1) UVLT is planning to hold its annual meeting at the BA on June 2, 2010. Lunch will feature local foods and products. Stay tuned... Meeting Closed at 21:00 Respectfully submitted, Richard Bolander, Secretary Upcoming Events March 24 – Legislative Day rescheduled March 26 – Wellborn Ecology Conference, Kimball Academy April 5 – First Monday Movie in the Series April 6 - Redstart Presentation to Bradford Boards April 7 - BCC Meeting April 13 – Town Officers Education Conf. Lake Morey April 20 – AVCC Annual Meeting June 2 – UVLT Annual Meeting
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# 8 15 16 Description Fact find “Beaver “Baffles Contact railroad about Sweet property access Assignee Nancy Jones Nancy Jones Planned Completion 02/04/10 02/04/10 02/04/10 Status Open Open Selectboard Committee action Closed Closed Closed New 3/5 3/17 3/17 Closed Closed Ongoing Open Open 4/7 Ongoing Open Ongoing Closed Closed Actual Completion
Review available Selectboard Dick Bolander documentation on recycling depot closure Arrange for Redstart to brief Town Boards Reserve space at BA for 3/9 joint mtg Plans burn on WM Ask Paul Sachs to contribute for map printing Contact John Loschiavo re access from Route 25 Nancy Jones Ed Gary, Tom Sandy Nancy
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Get printing estimates from 4 diff. printers Monique Secure merchant ads; have them send ads to Monique Edit, make needed changes to brochure side Get final map from Amber at UVLT Nikki Monique, Nancy Nancy
Have press-ready map/brochure ready for Monique review at BCC mtg. Develop list for how film series will be publicized Contact BPL re: presentation Contact potential speaker on CHP Sandy, Monique, Nancy Sandy, Nikki Ed
Put “Public Forum” on agenda for meeting Ed with Newbury Energy Committee Possible trip follow-up: Cookeville Compost Nancy
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Open Open Open Open Ongoing Ongoing Ongoing Ongoing Ongoing 03/20/10 03/20/10 03/24/10 New New New
Possible trip follow-up: Materials Recovery Barbara Facility Possible trip follow-up: Bird Walk on Conserved Lands Possible trip follow-up: Vernal Pool Field Trip Possible trip follow-up: Identifying Spring Wildflowers on Conserved Lands Possible trip follow-up: Wind Farm Possible trip follow-up: Canoe/Kayak at confluence of Waits & Conn. Rivers Possible trip follow-up: Natural History Tour of 45-acre Thomas land Possible trip follow-up: “Cow Power” Facility Place announcement of Redstart briefing on list-serve Place announcement of Redstart briefing on Facebook Attend Legislative Day 3/24 Sandy will ask John ? Nancy Nancy Ed Nancy Nancy Tom Barbara Monique Nancy, Monique, Nikki, Ed, ???
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Description Possible trip follow-up: Coventry Landfill WEC Update bulk mailing letter Seek funds and reps. from banks for Energy Challenge Seek vendors for Energy Challenge Ed
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Letter to Selectboard to enlarge Recycling Nancy depot Provide letter on brush pile to papers & list-serve Provide info on Green-Up to papers & listserve See if Depot gate can be left open 4/2930 Print 500 copies of Maps/brochure Design poster for film series Print and distribute posters for film series Post film series info on list-serve Research issues and costs on showing “Fresh” Dick Barbara Dick Monique Monique Nancy Barbara Monique
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