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Penacook Village Association
July 26, 2008
9:00 a.m.
Rolfe House
11 Penacook Street, Penacook, NH

Attendees: Sumner Goldman, Marge Goldman, Carol Foss, Lynne Raleigh, Alice Colby, Steve Shurtleff, Lois Bradley, Kathy Bush, Ed Bush, Ralph Harwood, Peter Dodge, Greg Geiger, Brent Todd, Jennifer Kretovic

1. Welcome And Introductions:

Brent Todd and Jennifer Kretovic of Concord 20/20 welcomed the group. Guest Speaker, Officer Michael Kulak of the Concord Police Department was unable to attend as he was called to duty. Jennifer Kretovic will re-schedule Officer Kulak for a later meeting.

2. Penacook Historic Society:

Carol Foss updated the group on the very successful Civil War Weekend on July 12th and 13th. Baseball History Day is in the planning stage with details to come at a later date.

3. Task Force Assignments:

  1. Organization Committee: No report.
  2. Marketing & Public Relations Committee:
    Kathy Bush will continue to submit meeting announcements to the Concord Monitor and the Insider.
  3. Farmers’ Market: No report.

4. Other Business:

  • Greg Geiger introduced himself. Mr. Geiger is a partner is the law firm Geiger and Heiser in the village. Mr. Geiger was glad to have seen the meeting announcement in the paper and addressed his concern and hope that when the Route 3 corridor is re-paved the utilities would be placed underground. He looked forward to attending upcoming meetings to assist in engaging other property owners.
  • Peter Dodge of American Legion Post 31 introduced himself and shared with the group that the Legion is in negotiation on a Purchase and Sale Agreement for 12-13 Washington Street. The Legion is purchasing the property for use as community rooms separate from the Legion. Mr. Dodge also stated the Legion is organizing a Clean & Weed Day for Downtown Penacook. The event is August 9th with volunteers meeting at the memorial at 6:30 a.m. The rain date is August 10th.

5. Mission Statement:

  • After discussion the group approved the following Mission Statement for the Penacook Village Association:

    To involve citizens in enhancing the quality of life, protecting the historic character, and fostering economic vitality in Penacook Village
  • After discussion of possible slogans for the organization, the group decided to engage the public’s input by holding a contest.
    • Steve Shurtleff donated $50.00
    • Ed and Kathy Bush donated $25.00
    • Brent Todd donated $25.00.
  • The exact use of the prize money will be determined after potentially securing additional prizes. One definitive prize will be a gas card for use at the local station. The group will ask for additional prizes from some of the other village businesses. The group will work on further details of the contest and will look for entries to be submitted after the start of the school year.

The next meeting is scheduled for Saturday, September 13, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. at Rolfe House.

Meeting adjourned at 11:15 a.m.

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