Minutes of November 10, 2009

Present:  Christa Patterson, Chris Pratt, Roger Sweet, Hilliare Wilder and Becky Cummings.

The minutes of the October meeting were accepted as read. 

Christa was the only member able to attend the annual meeting of NH Conservation Commissions.  She attended 4 workshops which included topics such as “small is better”, housing and conservation, open space and invasive species&naturalized planting.

The Buckminster house in Roxbury (now owned by Maryanne Christiansen) has historic value and abuts the proposed Roxbury cell tower.  For that reason the tower may not be as tall as originally planned and final plans have yet to be determined. 

Sullivan has been approved for an energy grant for an audit for one of the town buildings.  A professional, chosen by Clean Air-Cool Planet will tour the four town buildings and assess which is most feasible for an energy audit.  The Energy Committee would like to see the town barn chosen as it is a big energy user.

A heating contractor is going to look at the system in the town hall to see if the zones can be properly adjusted.  Dan Waterman is going to look at the water filter and make recommendations on what should be done there.  A maintenance person for the town hall is being considered.

A couple of weeks ago Roxbury and Sullivan perambulated the Roxbury/Sullivan town line.  Those walking the lines were Eric White and Roger&Ann Sweet from Sullivan and Chip Drogue and Ed Russell representing Roxbury. 

The Cheshire County Conservation District would like to see each town establish an Agricultural Commission to identify existing local farms and help protect them.  Christa is on the inventory committee.   

Hilliare said the NH Bottle Bill went nowhere.  The entire leadership in NH, both Democrats and Republicans opposed it.

Meeting adjourned at 7:55 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted,
Becky Cummings