Rockingham looking to turn off some lights

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The newly formed Rockingham Conservation Commission is looking to reduce the town's carbon footprint one streetlight at a time.
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d thomson

Bellows Falls, VT

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#21
Jun 15, 2010
 
naaa they fired me basically and to get it straight i didnt get disability from the town since many think i raped the town of it, got it from insurance and now the army and if you would like to trade places i will any day of the week, not only that if the guys left here to man the station and handle it by them selfs then how to hecks a volunteer fire dept going to? and no i dont have any allegiance with them, ask the guys at the sewer plant who got the shaft, is all im going to say about it, i still say all the people with these great ideas need to show up at the meetings and demand what you all want, and i dont think the best thing to do is cut services, but to put more effort into finding revenue and creating more jobs so you and others can buy christmas decorations.
im sure i will be slammed for this post but i really dont give a you know what
Jamey Berrick

Kincardine, Canada

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Jun 15, 2010
 
Well everyone if you want to make a real difference the meeting starts in 1 1/2 hours be there and speak up instead of just complaining or trying to make your point here.

ROCKINGHAM SELECTBOARD REGULAR MEETING

Tuesday, June 15, 2010
6:30 p.m.

AGENDA

Call to Order
Approve Minutes of June 7, 2010
Public Comment on Items Not on the Agenda (3 minutes per person)/Add Agenda Items

Agenda:
1. Rockingham Arts & Museum Project – Robert McBride a) 225 Rockingham Street Annual Report

2. Ripples Fitness Center Community Challenge – Mike Smith & Marty Gallagher

3. Request to Increase Disabled Veteran’s Property Tax Exemption – Lou Lertola

4. Development Office – Francis Walsh
a) Approve Grant Agreement – Southeastern Vermont Revolving Loan Fund b) Revolving Loan Fund Request – Twenty-Nine: Thirty, LLC

5. Selectboard Items
a) Appoint Zoning Administrator
b) Approve Chittenden Bank Note Refinancing – Backhoe & Sweeper
c) Request to Transfer Liquor License – Bellows Falls Polish American Club – July 3 d) Request to Serve Alcohol at Waypoint Center – WOOL FM
e) Review & Sign Warrant for Unlicensed Dogs (by State Statute)
e) Invitation to BFHS Alumni Parade
f) Review 2010-2011 Selectboard Goals
g) Accept Selectboard Member Resignation and Discuss Replacement Options

Review Overtime Report
Review Comp Time Report
Review & Update Task List (1st meeting of month) Review Agenda Items for Joint Board Meeting: June 30
Review Agenda Items for Next Meetings: July 6
Review & Approve Orders, Bills & Warrants
Other Business
Executive Session – if necessary
Adjourn

Posted and mailed on June 11, 2010
d thomson

Bellows Falls, VT

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Jun 15, 2010
 
best idea yet jamey
bf resident

Claremont, NH

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Jun 16, 2010
 
On a 4-1 vote Monday, the Select Board approved allowing the recreation center’s board to essentially borrow the money from its $2.7 million trust account, which came from the $3 million seed money from the state. The town received the $3 million in exchange for hosting the Southern State Correctional Center in Springfield, which opened in 2003.

Rock/BF did not accept the prison we did not want to be known as a prison town but section 8 housing is fine.

2 articles in the Herald today about solar farms in Pownal and Williston VT. The close proximity to power stations make this a win win situation for Rock/BF

Here is a proposal but get anybody to listen.
Mike S

Bellows Falls, VT

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Jun 16, 2010
 
bf resident wrote:
On a 4-1 vote Monday, the Select Board approved allowing the recreation center’s board to essentially borrow the money from its $2.7 million trust account, which came from the $3 million seed money from the state. The town received the $3 million in exchange for hosting the Southern State Correctional Center in Springfield, which opened in 2003.
Rock/BF did not accept the prison we did not want to be known as a prison town but section 8 housing is fine.
2 articles in the Herald today about solar farms in Pownal and Williston VT. The close proximity to power stations make this a win win situation for Rock/BF
Here is a proposal but get anybody to listen.
BF Res, you are "right on" in commenting how many Towns in VT have taken on green energy projects while we continue to stand by. The single most positive impact we could have in the village would be to have some type of educational facility. Perhaps our hydro dam and potential geothermal could be used? Wind and sun are found everywhere so that covers the vast majority of renewable energy. A few hundred students with support staff would be a huge benefit for the downtown area. Just look what VA does for Saxtons River. We would have to provide substantial tax reductions to attract such a program but the upside is much greater then our current situation. Our compact Village also could be used for the “smart grid” funding that the State received earlier this year. There are some great people on this Commission doing some good work. Keep it up!
Jim M

White River Junction, VT

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Jun 16, 2010
 
I couldn’t agree more with this Mike.

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