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Housing Committee Minutes 10/19/05
 Housing Committee Minutes
October 19, 2005

Present:        Steve Schwab, Chair, Zelda Gamson, Jim Feiner, Josh Scott, Steve Gallas, Andy Goldman, Bill Randol, and Deborah Cini, Administrative Assistant.

Call to Order:
Mr. Schwab opened the meeting at 7:30p.m.

Minutes of September 14, 2005 were approved.

Deed Rider:
The Committee reviewed the Deed Rider for Mr. Cioffi's Homesite. Cynthia Glazier of Reynolds, Rappaport, and Kaplan drafted the Deed Rider for the Committee. Ms. Glazier was able to incorporate the Implementation Guidelines and the Zoning Bylaw requirements into the Deed Rider. The Deed Rider was approved unanimously with two non-substantive revisions.

Homeport Acquisition:
The potential Homeport acquisition was discussed. The CHC would like to see this on each of its agendas until the Town reaches a decision. The CHC does not have a position about whether the Town should buy the property. The CHC wants to make sure that funds from the CPA, earmarked for Middle Line Plan, be used for that purpose.  Mr. Goldman has offered to attend the public hearing on the Homeport property to address this issue. The public hearing is to be held on October 25, 2005 @ 7:00p.m.

Transition of Applicants:
The transition from keeping a running list of Homesite Applicants to a project based system of qualified applicants was discussed. The CHC decided to have applicant #17 be the last application accepted under the present program rules until a new system goes into effect. The present list of approved applicants will be recognized until their applications expire according to the current "two year from the date of approval rule". The applicants may however be asked to re-qualify for the Middle Line project.  

Guideline Update:
Mr. Randol was charged with reviewing and editing the Implementation Guidelines. Mr. Randol explained initial changes to the wording and formatting of the document. Each of the committee members will review the revised Guidelines and respond with suggested changes.

Attendance & Membership:
Mr. Schwab addressed the committee about attendance. He recognizes everyone's contributions, but in order to move forward with the Middle Line project the committee needs consistent attendance.  The CHC needs four out of seven people for a quorum. Mr. Scott stated that he is willing to attend all meetings but is unable to provide any further assistance outside of the meetings. It was decided that any person will first be appointed as the alternate and then may request appointment as a permanent member of the committee. It was requested of each committee member to reach out into the community to find a member and an alternate member prior to any advertisement.

Meeting adjourned at 9:00p.m.
These minutes respectfully submitted by Deborah Cini, Administrative Assistant.

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