1)R-14-199 Resolution Approving Strategic Planning Report – Steve Nelson spoke briefly and answered some questions from the residents. The plan was approved by the council and now goes to the state for approval. The state generally approves these quickly and Steve Nelson said he expects approval within a week. The town can then start applying for grants. The aggregate maximum of the grants is $300k and there are line item limits. For example, there is a maximum grant amount for rewriting ordinances, a maximum grant amount (I think $50k) for rewriting the Master Plan, etc.
2) Captain’s Cove – The Zoning change request from RA Multimedia aka Captain’s Cove was requested to be postponed. Councilman Card asked to move forward on the town’s clean up of Captain’s Cove parking lot and placing a lien on the property. The council agreed to move forward on this.
3) O-14-26 – Bonding for the Community Center Playground and Shore Drive Phase II project: This did not move forward and no public hearing date was set. There was some concern on the other costs of the projects in their entirety. So such as, the playground there is a $90k snowflake grant that needs to be used for the playground only, the entire project could be in the hundred’s of thousands of dollars, can we afford the differential in costs to get a playground?
Tim Hill is looking into our minimum requirements to use these funds or if we may have to give up the funds if we can’t come up with the additional monies to complete the projects.
4) R-14-202 – Increased the 2 minute rule to 3 minutes.
5) Finance Committee – Mayor Nolan appointed 2 additional people, the two residents he appointed where: Chris Francy and Kim Skorka
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