Open and Accepting Town Committee Meeting Minutes – November 30, 2017


Open and Accepting Town Committee

Minutes from the 6th Meeting held at the Newfane Town Office from 6:07 – 7:10 p.m., Thursday, November 30th, 2017.

All meetings are open to the public.

Members of the Committee are:

Ken Estey – Chair

Apple Gifford

David Harlow

Ingrid Longo

Maude Polo – Recording Secretary

Rick Rickards


Present: Ken Estey, David Harlow, Ingrid Longo, Rick Rickards. Absent: Apple Gifford, Maude Polo.

Regular Meeting:

The Committee opened the meeting at 6:07 p.m. We reviewed and approved the Agenda.  We moved to approve the September 25th minutes through email (and to send the minutes via U.S. mail for Rick to review and approve).

We discussed the next and last steps for the work of the Open & Accepting Town Committee. We agreed that members of the Committee would submit individual reports by January 15, 2018. We agreed that Ken would compile the individual reports and supply a summary and a history of the Committee work by January 31, 2018 as the Final Report for the Selectboard.  As part of this discussion, we discussed a list of possible recommendations for the Selectboard to consider and we will include a select number of recommendations in the Final Report.

We agreed that one more meeting would be necessary to review, in person, the Final Report, and agree on the recommendations to be included in the Final Report.

No old business.

No new business.

The Open and Accepting Committee meeting adjourned at 7:07 p.m.

Minutes respectfully submitted by Ken Estey, Chair.