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Minutes 06/18/2014
Commission Meeting, Town Library, 6:30pm, 06/18/2014

Members Present:  Teresa Paradis, Richard Millette, Kay Snow, John Snow, Jeff Jordan, Ann Davis
Not Present:  Steve MacCleery
Guests:  Lindsay Holden         
Handouts distributed

Meeting called to order by Chair Teresa Paradis.  Introductions were made and a bit of personal information shared; the purpose of an Agricultural Commission was discussed, mainly to protect the rural character of the town, promote and assist agricultural endeavors.  

John Snow made a MOTION to approve the 03/19/2014 & 05/21/2014 Meeting Minutes; Teresa Paradis seconded the Motion; all in favor; unanimously passed.

Ann reminded everyone about the “Backyard Farming” lecture on June 25, 7pm, Grange Hall,
Master Gardener Ann Lacroix - Organic Gardening and AgCom member participation is encouraged.

Ann REMINDED - NO July 16 meeting; meet at Grange to attend Planning Board Meeting 6:30pm, July 10th to answer questions regarding Chichester Agricultural Commission section (with appendices) of the Master Plan.   Secretary had given the Section to Planning Board Secretary Jamie Pike for its June meeting; and it was so listed on their Agenda.

Those who plan to attend:  Teresa Paradis, Catherine & John Snow, Jeff Jordan, Ann Davis and Lindsay Holden. The Secretary will re-send the finalized section to all members.

Ann reminded the Commission about AgCom’s “Farmer’s Market” booth @ COHD - Aug 16 - Double booth form submitted; Need 10x20 canopy, preferably 10x30; Letters ready to be mailed to local farmers & gardeners; Need volunteers to oversee Aug 16, 7am-2pm; Have a donation jar

An AgCom Budget of $100 for 2015 was brought up in order for the Commission to perform its duties - to educate and inform, and to promote farming in Chichester (rural character).  After some discussion and suggestions, Teresa Paradis made a MOTION to request $250 from the Budget Committee this year for 2015 expenses; Ann Davis seconded; all in favor; unanimously passed.

There being no further business, meeting adjourned at 7:43pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Ann Davis, Secretary

Minutes approved at August 20, 2014, AgCom Meeting by Motion made by Jeff Jordan, seconded by John Snow; all in favor; Motion passed.  

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