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HeritageCommissionMinutes 03/18/2010
Chichester Heritage Commission
March 18, 2010

MEMBERS PRESENT:  Bette Bogdan, Barbara Frangione. Dawn Marshall, Lucille Noel

EXCUSED: Tom Jameson, Bob Mann Steve MacCleery, Michelle Plunkett

Old Business:
Minutes of 2/18 were approved, after changing the word Grange in 3rd line under Old Business to “Chichester Building association”.

Lucille shared results about the Warrant Articles 14 and 15 which passed at Town meeting. Bette donated the dollar to open the Heritage Fund. Thus assuring that it will not affect the town tax rate.

New Business:
Lucille reviewed membership for up coming year:
Membership renewal
Michelle 3 years
Barbara 2 years
Dawn 1 year
Bette 3 years
Lucille will submit these names to Nancy so that paperwork can be drawn up for oaths. Lucille will check with other current members to determine continued interest, as well as determine Selectboard member assigned for upcoming year.

Lucille reviewed progress on application of the Grange/Town Hall. The sub-committee has met a total of 4 times since the 2/18 meeting, completing approximately  of application. Members will forward to Bette any items needing to be included in bibliography.

Reviewed 130 pictures provided by Deb Seamon volunteer photographer for the application project. It was noted that Deb donated the finished photos, binder to contain them, as well as a disc containing all the pictures captured of the Grange/Town Hall. A thank you card was signed by the members present in appreciation for all Deb’s hard work.

Barbara mentioned that she had pictures of her refinishing the Grange kitchen floor, and will provide for the application.

Lucille presented and reviewed article on “Preventing and Responding to Prevention Emergencies” and “Protecting Historic Resources Through Demolition Review”.

Meeting dates set for upcoming year: It was agreed to continue to meet every 3rd Thursday of the month, at the Chichester Library. The dates will be:
4/15, 5/20, 6/17, 7/15, 8/19, 9/16, 10/21, 11/18, 12/16, 1/20, 2/17, 3/17, 4/17

Lucille asked members to think of goals for the upcoming year, some suggestions mentioned included: defining rural character, developing criteria for a recognition program for those who have demonstrated a preservation effort, fund raising.

Bette will bring to next meeting sample note cards to perhaps sell as a fundraiser item.

Next Regular Meeting: 4/15/2010 Thursday at 1900 Chichester Library.

Meeting adjourned at 2020

Respectfully submitted March 18th 2010, Bette Bogdan, Clerk/Secretary

Approved as written:

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Lucille Noel Chairwoman        Date                  Barbara Frangione Vice-Chairwoman         Date

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