CHICHESTER AGRICULTURAL COMMISSION
Commission Meeting, Town Library, 6:30pm, 05/21/2014
MEETING MINUTES Approved 06/18/2014
Members Present: Teresa Paradis, Steve MacCleery, Kay Snow, John Snow, Ann Davis
Not Present: Richard Millette
Meeting called to order by Vice Chair Paradis; Secretary distributed handouts.
All welcomed newest members Catherine (Kay) Snow and John Snow who had already gone to the Town office to take their oaths and be sworn in; also the reappointment of Steve and Jeff.
Election of Officers -
Ann Davis made a Motion to nominate Teresa Paradis as Chair; seconded by John Snow; outgoing Chair Steve MacCleery called for a vote; all in favor; Motion carried.
Jeff Jordan made a Motion to nominate Steve MacCleery was Vice-Chair; seconded by Kay Snow; newly elected Chair Teresa Paradis called for a vote; all in favor; Motion carried.
Teresa Paradis made a Motion to nominate Ann Davis as Secretary; seconded by John Snow; all in favor; Motion carried.
Teresa entertained a motion of those who were present at the last meeting to approve Minutes; Steve MacCleary made a Motion to approve the 04/16/2014 Meeting Minutes; seconded by Kay Snow; all in favor; Motion carried.
Ann reminded everyone about the Backyard Farming lecture on May 28, 7pm, Grange Hall; subject: Beekeeping & Saving the Honey Bees by Julie Eaton. AgCom members encouraged to participate.
Ann presented the final copy of the Agricultural Section of the Chichester Master Plan which no longer included the second item referring to regulatory management. Steve MacCleery made a Motion to present our Chichester Master Plan, Agricultural section as revised, to the Planning Board; seconded by Kay Snow; all in favor; Motion carried.
After referring to Steve about Planning Board procedures, it was determined to submit the Agricultural Section and cover letter for the June Planning Board meeting; this will give the Planning Board a month for its members to review our Agricultural Section. Teresa suggested that because of a busy summer and haying season instead of a July 16 meeting, the AgCom members attend the July Planning Board meeting to discuss and answer any questions the Planning Board members may have. Ann will prepare a cover letter and send it to all members ahead of time so that it may be presented at the June Planning Board meeting with the finalized Agricultural Section.
There being no further business, meeting adjourned at 6:42pm.
Ann Davis, Secretary
AT THE 06/8/2014 AGCOM MEETING, JOHN SNOW MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE MEETING MINUTES OF 03/9/2014 & 05/21/2014; SECONDED BY TERESA PARADIS; ALL IN FAVOR, MOTION CARRIED.