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LTPC 09-18-07
Long Term Planning Committee’s Minutes                                     September 18, 2007
 
Members Present:  Chairman R. Teel, M. Appleyard, W. Burnham, R. Coviello, M. Dyer, E. Howard, P. Kellerman, S. Lufkin, G. Marsh, E. McGilligan, R. Randall, A. St. John.

Alternate Members Present:  S. Talbot.

Ex-Officio Members Present: G. Martin and M. Galli.

Chairman Teel called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. in the Senior Center at 17 Pickering Street and asked those present to introduce themselves.

Members discussed a proposed meeting schedule for the coming year. It was agreed that the Committee will meet the fourth Tuesday of each month, excepting December, through June of 2008. If possible, all meetings will be held at the Senior Center.

Chairman Teel asked for Vice-Chairman volunteers and said he would accept email letters of interest regarding the position.

Michael Dyer agreed to act as secretary for this meeting.

 
VISION:
 Long-term tree-top matters rather than the issues of the day – 25 years down the road.
       Focus areas.

OUTREACH:
     Importance of public input.
           Outreach to other private and non-profit groups (e.g. museums, conservation organizations, youth sports, etc.).
           Neighborhood meetings hosted by members.
           Conduct Survey.
 PROCESS MATTERS (St. John):
   Stages – “Deliverable”.
           Follow Teel’s process in Agenda (Sad).

A. St. John suggested that the Committee refer to the draft Community Development Plan and G. Marsh suggested a “refresher” on the Development Plan. The Committee agreed that Sam Cleaves (or Mark Racicot) from MAPC be asked to the October 23rd committee meeting to discuss the Plan.

E. Howard voiced concerns about the urgency of short-term threats and the three-year term for members of the Long Term Planning Committee. P. Kellerman mentioned the formation of ad hoc committees to address short-term problems such as the John Wise Avenue zoning by-law for the November Special Town Meeting.

 COMMITTEE NEEDS:
   Grease Board (from Town Meeting money).
           Laptop and projector (supplied by a member).

OTHER PUBLIC SPEAKERS:
   Glenn Gibbs – Ipswich Planner
           Bruce Tarr – Senator
           John Fenton

 
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