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October 21, 2008
6:30 P.M.
1196 Main Street, Town Hall

MEMBERS PRESENT: Barbara Kohlstrom, Co-Chair, Michael Wronski, Co-Chair, Joe Giotta, Celeste Duffy, David Lindberg, Cheryl Owoc  Absent: Kimberly Ferguson  

Element Leaders, Wendy O’Leary, Steve Mentzer, Ed Starkus, Richard Sheils, Judy Haran, Paul McManus, Rosemary Johnson Absent: Ed Benoit, Scott Carlson

STAFF  Pamela Harding, Town Planner

The meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m.

Barbara Kohlstrom chaired the Committee and asked if anyone on the Master Plan Committee would be interested in being appointed to the Implementation Committee. Ed Starkus stated it would depend on how often they meet and what the make-up was. He did not see the Implementation/Monitoring Committee meeting more than four times a year to evaluate other Committee's/Board progress with Master Plan implementation.

Joe Giotta recommended the Committee does not consist of more than 5-7 people.

Wendy O'Leary pointed out that the implementation section already contained a recommendation of the formation and make-up of the implementation Committee. The Master Plan recommends the Implementation Committee consist of a representative from the Planning Board, the Master Plan Committee and some Town official with operation responsibilities in section 10.12 item 4.

Celeste Duffy recommended sending a letter to the Town Manager referencing this section and adding that it would be beneficial for a member of the Finance Committee and Board of Selectmen to be appointed to the Committee.

The Committee continued to discuss if a letter should be sent stating the dissatisfaction of the Committee with the consultants. Some members felt it may discredit the Master Plan, the dissatisfaction with the consultants has been well communicated through the media and did not feel there would be a benefit to writing it in a letter of public record.

Rick Sheils stated that he would be willing to become a member of the Implementation Committee. The following others said they would consider being a member: Joe Giotta, David Lindberg, Ed Starkus, Cheryl Owoc, Mike Wronski and Barbara Kohlstrom.

Mike Wronski noted that Phase II will be technical in nature and wonders if volunteers should be responsible for choosing a consultant.  Celeste suggested the following language be included in the letter: The Master Plan Committee suggests the Moniroing Committee keep in mind when choosing the consultant needed to develop a scope of work to carry out implementation consider the Master Plan Committee's experience with the consultant. Vote carried 11 in favor and Ed Starkus and Joe Giotta opposed stating they feel the letter should be more specific about the consultants.

The committee is now disbanded and the meeting was adjourned at 7:30 p.m.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:40 p.m.