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<ul><li><p>1</p><p>Merrimack2012MasterPlanSteeringCommitteeMinutes</p><p>MeetingDate: October9,2012</p><p>Attending: RobertBest,JeffSebring,AlastairMillns,NancyVigezzi,JohnSegedy,BobMcCabe,BarbaraWatson,MatthewPassalacqua,ChrisOrtega</p><p>TimThompson,AICPTownofMerrimack</p><p>GordonLeedy,AICP,RobinBousaVHB</p><p>Meetingcalledtoorderat7:30PM</p><p>1. Acceptanceofminutesfrom9/18/12meetingmotiontoacceptbyAlastairMillns,secondbyBobBest,allwereinfavor(ChrisOrtegaandJohnSegedyabstaining).</p><p>2. Discussionofthetransportationchapter RobinBousadiscussedthedraftchapterontransportation. TimThompsonindicatedthattheplantableonjurisdictionshouldreflectthatUSRoute3</p><p>fromGreeleyRoadtoBedfordRoadisintheUrbanCompactAreaandfallsunderTowncontrol.</p><p> JohnSegedyaskedthatthenumbersinthediscussionregardingmajoremployersshouldbeindicatedinthetableandtextasnumberofemployees.</p><p> Therewasadiscussionofsidewalks.Theplanshouldreflectpriorityareasforsidewalks:BaboosicLakeRoadfromthecentertotheschool;Route3fromGreeleyRoadtoBedfordRoad;ContinentalBoulevardfromExit11toWindsorDrive.</p><p> Therewasalsodiscussionofexactionfees,andtheirpotentialapplicationtoasystemoffeesinlieuofconstructionofsidewalkandroadwayimprovements.Thequestionwasaskedregardingwhetherexactionfeescanbeusedtopurchasecapitalequipmenttomaintainsidewalks.</p><p> Theplanshouldidentifypotentialfuturebicycleroutesthroughtown.Theseareanticipatedtobestripedlanesonmajorthroughroads.</p><p> BobMcCabeindicatedthatthereisanetworkoftrailsthatarecurrentlybeingusedforoffroadcycling.Heagreedtoresearchandprovideadditionalinformationforinclusioninthe</p></li><li><p>2</p><p>plan.Thisinformationmaybemoreappropriatelyincludedinthediscussionofrecreationfacilities.</p><p>3. DiscussionofCapitalPlanning ChrisOrtega,representingtheSchoolBoardindicatedthattheBoardagreedthatthe</p><p>coordinationofCapitalPlansshouldbecoordinated,butthatdevelopmentoftheplansshouldnotbecededtoajointcommittee,butrather,moreappropriatelyrestwiththecorporateentitiesresponsibleforthethreeelementsofthebudget:Town,SchoolBoard,andVillageDistrictgoverningbodies.ThereisaneedtomakeadistinctionbetweenDistrictsanddepartmentsintheplan,asdepartmentsreporttotheTownCouncil,whileDistrictsareindependentbodies.</p><p> BobBestindicatedthathisreadingoftheapplicablestatuteappearstorequirethatthethreeentitiesshouldactivelycreatetheirCapitalImprovementPlansasasingleentity(jointcommittee).Mr.OrtegaindicatedthattheadviceofSchoolBoardcounseldiffersfromthisassessment,butthattheBoardagreesontheneedforacooperativeeffort.Bothagreedthatthisdiscussionshouldbereviewedandresolvedinanotherforum.</p><p>4. Nextstepsnextmeetingwillbe10/30/12duringwhichacombineddocumentwillbereviewed.Themeetingwillalsoincludeapreliminarydiscussiononimplementation.VHBwillworkwithTimThompsontoscheduleapublicforumatsomepointinthefuturetopresentinformationfromtheplan.</p><p>5. Meetingwasadjournedat9:00pm.</p></li></ul>