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Old 06-19-2020, 08:27 AM   #1
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I would like to encourage...no BEG...Moultonborough residents who are against Article 6 ($6.7 million rec. center) to attend Town Meeting tomorrow, June 20, at the Sandwich fairgrounds. The final Selectboard meeting was last night, and Town Moderator refuses to postpone the event, despite countless emails and letters imploring him to postpone the meeting. Seniors are concerned about Covid-19, plus the unbelievable heat and humidity forecast for tomorrow, plus questionable sanitary facilities, porta potties, at our disposal. This entire situation is an outrage, fostered by the people who are desperate for this rec. center, ignoring the dangers to the health and well being of everyone, particularly the elderly and those with health problems. Itís another example of the ME generation, going after what they want, regardless of the dangers to others. GO and VOTE NO on Article 6!
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I assume this to pass would need a 2/3 vote.
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Yes, thatís correct, but many seniors are planning to skip the meeting because of Covid, the heat/humidity and the lack of adequate sanitary facilities. Therefore, thereís a very real probability that the younger voters will finally get their way, and the senior and waterfront owners will get the bulk of the bill. Itís a hideous and unfair situation. I think that many people who are not in favor of the rec. center (myself included) could accept the results either way if so many worried seniors were not going to be disenfranchised.
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Article 5, Community Center for $3 million, and article 6 Community Center plus gym for $6.7 million need 2/3rds yes votes to pass.

The last gasp attempt has been to "table" both articles till next year, or when there will be more representation, attendance. A motion to table, only takes a simple majority and can be made by any voter.

The final select board meeting of last night was also the meeting that the Chair of the Select Board resigned, because of the turmoil of pro and con of this, and the select board decision cancelling recreation programs for the summer. There was an uproar about this. Probably the proponents of article 6. The select board voted to request the moderator to postpone the meeting, at the previous meeting, and reiterated last night.

The moderator set the date several weeks ago, after, at least, three cancellations because of the governor's emergency orders. The moderator is damned if he does, or doesn't, postpone the meeting. Opponents of article six demand it be postponed. If he does, proponents of article 6 would probably bring court action. There has already been written request to the select board to bring court action against the moderator to postpone.

Expecting the petitioned article 6 proponents to "table" the article is a bit much. Will there be a 2/3rds majority of the proponents of article 6... likely, and the same majority that will reject article 5.

The wife and I (in our seventies) will be there, and vote NO!
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In my opinion, the Moultonborough Town Moderator is a shill for the proponents of Article 6 and those who feel that the Moultonborough Recreation Department is part of the Holy Trinity. Look at his Blog and Facebook posts and his history as a Selectman in Moultonborough.
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In my opinion, the Moultonborough Town Moderator is a shill for the proponents of Article 6 and those who feel that the Moultonborough Recreation Department is part of the Holy Trinity. Look at his Blog and Facebook posts and his history as a Selectman in Moultonborough.
We couldnít agree more! Itís just plain criminal that he, as Moderator, is clearly so biased toward the rec. department and has the power to run (ruin) the show. Very distressing situation.
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Announced this afternoon:

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The Town Moderator announces the postponement of the 2020 Town Meeting scheduled for June 20th 2020 to June 29th 2020 at 4:00pm at the Moultonborough Academy. The School District meeting will be held as scheduled at 9:00am at the Sandwich Fairgrounds.
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Looks like School Meeting is on and town meeting is rescheduled to June 29
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Due to threat of pending litigation, I will have to postpone town meeting once again. The new date will be Monday June 29th 2020 at 4pm at Moultonborough Academy.

School district meeting has not been cancelled and will occur as planned at 9am tomorrow morning at the Sandwich Fairgrounds.
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I find it very odd that in his post on his infamous Blog, the Town Moderator makes reference to a threat of pending litigation, yet there is no such reference on the Town Website announcement nor in the E Mail from the Town.

Pandering to his base perhaps?

Litigation is either pending or threatened. There is no such thing as "Due to threat of pending litigation..." [Quote from his Blog]

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June 29th at 4 P.M. at Moultonborough Academy is a huge improvement! The place will very likely be packed so I donít know how theyíre going to handle social distancing, but weíll have air conditioning and actual indoor plumbing. In case any of your friends, neighbors donít get Moultonborough email blast, please let them know about the change, and encourage them to please come the 29th to vote against this colossal waste of taxpayer money.
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I see all the snowflakes are melting over on the blog
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Old 06-19-2020, 09:24 PM   #13
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Default Might have to be postponed again.

Stay tuned, everyone. Itís possible that there might have to be another delay. I will report anything we find out.
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Seems like the practice of voter manipulation is going strong. Don't like it outside on a June day, forecast to be in the mid-80's? File a law suit. Instead, let's have it indoors at 4PM on a Monday. Moultonboro hasn't had many cases and perhaps this will fix that. Those trying to avoid large indoor crowds will be sure to stay at home and those with a job can stay away too. How many super-spreaders exercising their liberty to not wear a mask will be at the meeting? People that use voter suppression techniques disgust me. Is it too late to sneak a SB2 question on the ballot?
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Due to threat of pending litigation, I will have to postpone town meeting once again. The new date will be Monday June 29th 2020 at 4pm at Moultonborough Academy.

Litigation is probably not the correct word. It would presume a contest between individuals, outcome to be determined by a judge or jury.

"Legal action" might be more appropriate.

Example might be an ex parte order, like a restraining order ... to not hold a meeting because of ...

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Ex parte: Latin meaning "for one party," referring to motions, hearings or orders granted on the request of and for the benefit of one party only. ... Ex parte matters are usually temporary orders (like a restraining order or temporary custody) pending a formal hearing.

No need for a hearing, the meeting date and time were changed.

I'm wondering if the 4:00pm meeting at Moultonborough Academy on the 29th is inside. Nothing stated. Maybe it will be on the outside Moultonborough Academy school property, called for in article 6! Jesting a bit. Maybe not!

I didn't attend the meeting at the fairgrounds today, but did hear about the possibility of another legal action. If it's from the same source, it will fail, and do not believe, now, it will even be attempted.

I'm all for SB2, especially now that the law changed last year, and now must be voted in, at town meeting instead of the official ballot (so-called Australian ballot). Couldn't be done for this meeting. Warrant is out and publicized. No changes that affect intent of the article.[/QUOTE][/QUOTE]
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Taken from Moultonboro Speaks

"ERIC TAUSSIG, MARLENE TAUSSIG, AND OTHER MOULTONBOROUGH REGISTERED VOTERS, PETITIONERS
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PAUL PUNTURIERI, MODERATOR, TOWN OF MOULTONBOROUGH, RESPONDENT"

Have no idea what any of this means. Do not know any of the involved.
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See today's Laconia Sun:

https://www.laconiadailysun.com/news...4a869c61d.html
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So what happened last night
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Neither article, 5 nor 6, passed the 2/3rds majority vote needed.
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So.....Phoenix.....we missed you! We needed your votes. We killed almost 5 hours there before leaving, exhausted but happy that art. 6 was defeated.
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Phoenix, I apologize for scolding you for not attending the town meeting. I think you are probably one of our beloved non- resident taxpayers....and the attitude of some in town who routinely try to stick it to the waterfront and non-resident taxpayers makes me crazy! The demands are relentless....what is provided by the taxpayers is never enough. Sickening.
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Correct i am not allowed to vote but glad it was defeated. Maybe at some point the selectmen will bring a reasonable proposal forward that might gain broad support
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Correct i am not allowed to vote but glad it was defeated. Maybe at some point the selectmen will bring a reasonable proposal forward that might gain broad support
Article 5 called for renovation/addition to the former Lions Club building on Old 109. That plan made sense to many, especially senior citizens, who saw the need and could swallow the $3 million. That article also didnít pass. Stay tuned...in March 2021, weíll have a rerun of Groundhog Day.... this goes on year after year ad nauseum.
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Article 5 called for renovation/addition to the former Lions Club building on Old 109. That plan made sense to many, especially senior citizens, who saw the need and could swallow the $3 million. That article also didnít pass. Stay tuned...in March 2021, weíll have a rerun of Groundhog Day.... this goes on year after year ad nauseum.
I gotta think people see the economy getting crushed and are voting down anything immediately needed.

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Are they still using the Lions Club building?
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Yes, and it needs a facelift....actually more than a facelift, but $3 million is a lot more palatable than $6.7 with no real plans, other than knowing it would be more than the $6.7.
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Why do you think they voted it down? If the Lions Club is in need of more than just a facelift, what is the objection?
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Yes, and it needs a facelift....actually more than a facelift, but $3 million is a lot more palatable than $6.7 with no real plans, other than knowing it would be more than the $6.7.
how does it cost $3m to renovate a 50x100 building?
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how does it cost $3m to renovate a 50x100 building?
That price might be a tear down...this has been hashed and rehashed and regurgitated so many times that itís hard to keep track. The location is preferable to the seniors because traffic is not a problem there as it would be abutting the school.
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As I recall, a big part of the issues with that building are septic related.

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As I recall, a bit part of the issues with that building are septic related.
I had forgotten that, but my husband reminded me about the wetlands on that property. Years ago, when the rec. dept. wanted a new building there,
Joanne Coppinger, a civil engineer, was able to design a septic system that would work on that site.
Also, any new building or renovations would require ADA compliant bathrooms, which the current building lacks.
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I suspect the big 7m article scares off people so vote no across the board. I blame selectmen . Only offer a well thought out 2-3m senior center and i bet it will pass
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I suspect the big 7m article scares off people so vote no across the board. I blame selectmen . Only offer a well thought out 2-3m senior center and i bet it will pass
I have to disagree about the fault being with the Selectboard. They have tried several times to put something reasonable together, but it always gets shot down because the very vocal group of parents of school aged children want something much more grandiose with a huge ticket price. They will settle for nothing less.....and this goes on without fail every year! I havenít kept score, but I would say this saga goes back 10-12 years. Exhausting stuff!
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Yes, I can remember many years ago this being discussed. Iím not sure why they canít come up with a plan that can be voted through.
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Doesn't the school have a gym? Why do they need a big rec hall?
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Doesn't the school have a gym? Why do they need a big rec hall?
We donít think they do, and thatís why the old fogies, a group to which I belong, vote it down year after year. These people donít care about the cost, and of course the initial cost of construction is just the beginning. This painful issue has torn the town apart...and itís truly emotionally exhausting. Makes me sad yet disgusted at the same time.
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We donít think they do, and thatís why the old fogies, a group to which I belong, vote it down year after year. These people donít care about the cost, and of course the initial cost of construction is just the beginning. This painful issue has torn the town apart...and itís truly emotionally exhausting. Makes me sad yet disgusted at the same time.
Me, and everyone I know was able to grow up in moultonboro without a rec center and we didn't even have cell phones, internet or cable tv. I know times change but the population has gone up since then maybe 4 times and the number of town employees has gone up by about 20x. enough.
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Me, and everyone I know was able to grow up in moultonboro without a rec center and we didn't even have cell phones, internet or cable tv. I know times change but the population has gone up since then maybe 4 times and the number of town employees has gone up by about 20x. enough.
My sister has lived in Moultonborough forever. Both of my nieces went through Moultonborough schools and graduated. I never heard anybody complain that they were lacking anything at the school.
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None of the towns are any different. They are spend crazy. They don't know the difference between need and want.
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Oh, by the way, I believe that we are paying around $30k per student attending Moultonborough schools.
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Itís been interesting to watch the conversation going on here post town meeting. What I find most interesting is the notion that a community center would be ďfor the kidsĒ. I will also add that I can definitely see both sides of this coin. The town currently owns both properties. At some point, Iím sure the idea was to do something with them.

Some interesting facts:
Did you know that if we had a community center, there would be more programs for everyone, young and old?

Did you know that most people seeking recreation (walking, exercise, socialization, clubs, kids programs) are currently paying money in other towns to participate in these kinds of activities? (This also has an effect on people moving to other towns because they do offer those programs)

Did you know that because of all the grants and pledged donations, the tax rate would only be impacted by ~ .14/$1000?

Did you know that the town would be able to make revenue from a community center, which would further benefit all of us?

Did you know that there isnít enough room to hold Rec department Programs because the space is being utilized by the school?

I know the discussion will start to quiet down, now that town meeting is over. I am wholeheartedly interested in knowing the opposition to this. Why not have a community center?
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Sue if i remember the select board voted 5-0 for the 7 million article
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Arv: I have no skin in the game but after you posted that you could see both sides the remaining 95% of your post was to support the idea of a rec center. Interesting that there wasn't one sentence supporting the other sides position that it is not needed. Just an observation.
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Arv: I have no skin in the game but after you posted that you could see both sides the remaining 95% of your post was to support the idea of a rec center. Interesting that there wasn't one sentence supporting the other sides position that it is not needed. Just an observation.
I appreciate the comment! I do understand where the oppositional side is coming from, for reasons previously stated although I support the community center. I hope that makes sense!
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Sue if i remember the select board voted 5-0 for the 7 million article
I think they were split on the initial vote. However, when the pandemic hit and businesses had to close down, most re-evaluated spending. As an aside, at Monday night’s meeting, several items in the town budget were amended to much lower figures, and these amendments were put up by various members of the Selectboard.

As for ARV’s questions about a community center, most of the seniors who attended are for it...that was art. 5, but it was defeated. Many of us are perfectly fine with a community center at a reasonable cost ($3 million). The younger set won’t accept that.
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not everything that's a good idea has to be done at government expense.
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I agree with ARV that the Rec Center is a good idea and the minimal incremental tax cost is justified, but it appears that this might never be approved by the voters. Has the Town explored funding the center with charitable contributions, perhaps with naming rights to the center, gym, food kitchen, etc. tied to major contributions? I am not personally into naming rights or the related major contributions, but would be willing to make a charitable contribution otherwise. This could be an opportunity for Sue Doe-Nym to use her real name!
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The way I see it is one side of the community wants a senior center with room for meals on wheels. This could also be used as a function hall. This side of the community has also stated that the preferred location is the old lions club property. A walking track for winter use and pickle ball courts Is also on their wish list and I donít believe that has to be at the lions club. The others side of the community wants a recreation complex that has to be walking distance to the school. So why donít we do both. 3.5 million apiece.
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The way I see it is one side of the community wants a senior center with room for meals on wheels. This could also be used as a function hall. This side of the community has also stated that the preferred location is the old lions club property. A walking track for winter use and pickle ball courts Is also on their wish list and I donít believe that has to be at the lions club. The others side of the community wants a recreation complex that has to be walking distance to the school. So why donít we do both. 3.5 million apiece.
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If I remember correctly, hasnít there been a lot of disagreement over the $6.7 million price tag? Didnít someone mention that Fryeburg Maine was building a rec center very similar to the one that Moultonborough had proposed but at a much lower cost? Did anyone look into this further? It seems to me there are many issues as to why the town is not able to move forward.
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I agree with ARV that the Rec Center is a good idea and the minimal incremental tax cost is justified, but it appears that this might never be approved by the voters. Has the Town explored funding the center with charitable contributions, perhaps with naming rights to the center, gym, food kitchen, etc. tied to major contributions? I am not personally into naming rights or the related major contributions, but would be willing to make a charitable contribution otherwise. This could be an opportunity for Sue Doe-Nym to use her real name!
Itís funny to me that I donít know the real identities of most everyone on the forum. I keep waiting to be surprised to learn that one of you is someone that I have known in the past.
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Ah the days of you're. Eight years ago, and longer, we had a Forum Fest each year at a particular location, pot luck meals usually, and lasted for most of an afternoon, usually on a Saturday afternoon. It was a chance to meet the face behind the User Name, and in some cases form a friendship that it lasted the Forum Fests.

Some of the years there were raffles, like a penny sale, with the money going to a local charity or non-profit (Loon Society one year).

Unfortunate that as with many good endeavors, the planning and work fell on only a few shoulders, and with no one else willing to step up to help, the gathering fell by the wayside.

Look at the index of forums on this site, on a full site view, and near the bottom of this list is "Forum Fests". Take the time to view, interesting read.

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I was very surprised to discover that up had signed my yearbook.

As far as the Forum Fests, I never made it to one but I followed them. I think they got to be too much work. At first it was a simple drop by and say hi and bring a pot luck or something if you feel like it. Then it got complicated and somebody had to do an awful lot of work to organize them.
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While this has been just recently brought up to the BOS, there is a VERY FINE building currently available at 130 Whittier Highway...the old Keepsake Quilting headquarters. Go to Roche Realty Commercial properties and see the pictures. Link is below....

https://rocherealty.com//mls-4796817...-NH-03254.html

All for $1.65M plus some renovation costs. Bet for a small $2.0M we could be in the building by next April if Town Meeting would approve. There will need to be a little more parking added to the approx. 65 spaces currently there, but this building is really ready to go. Even has high bays that could handle sports activities. But then again, nobody here has any creativity. Town could work on a short term lease with option to buy if TM approves. And with some $$$ donations, costs would be less than $2M for a top notch facility. Nobody here can compromise on anything !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Why????? I am sure you will all hear about the folks that say why it cannot happen, but we need to move forward. Are there no reasonable people left???? Time for folks to buck up, as we have not made any headway on prior ideas.
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While this has been just recently brought up to the BOS, there is a VERY FINE building currently available at 130 Whittier Highway...the old Keepsake Quilting headquarters. Go to Roche Realty Commercial properties and see the pictures. Link is below....

https://rocherealty.com//mls-4796817...-NH-03254.html

All for $1.65M plus some renovation costs. Bet for a small $2.0M we could be in the building by next April if Town Meeting would approve. There will need to be a little more parking added to the approx. 65 spaces currently there, but this building is really ready to go. Even has high bays that could handle sports activities. But then again, nobody here has any creativity. Town could work on a short term lease with option to buy if TM approves. And with some $$$ donations, costs would be less than $2M for a top notch facility. Nobody here can compromise on anything !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Why????? I am sure you will all hear about the folks that say why it cannot happen, but we need to move forward. Are there no reasonable people left???? Time for folks to buck up, as we have not made any headway on prior ideas.
That certainly merits investigation. Trouble is that the school parents want a fancy schmancy building adjacent to the academy. They will settle for that or nothing, and so far thatís what they have achieved: NOTHING! Year after year: same old, same old. Very tiresome.
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Itís a good location for sure. I think most people that live in Moultonborough go to Center Harbor and Meredith. It would be very convenient for the seniors but they would not be happy because it is on busy route 25. Itís too bad it could not be accessed from Lake Shore Drive.
Then, of course, thatís only half the issue. If they still need some kind of a rec center for the students, it needs to be at the school.
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Article 5 called for renovation/addition to the former Lions Club building on Old 109. That plan made sense to many, especially senior citizens.
Note quite.

At the last Charette Meeting in Moultonborough, the regional director of Meals on Wheels was totally and completely against this. She spoke at that Charrette meeting. That ladies comments seem to have been placed into the dust bin of comments.

Note that the kitchen in the Lions Club building was upgraded a few years ago to the tune of $40,000. The proposed renovations would have dismantled that new kitchen.

I wonder if most/many of the seniors that utilize the Meals on Wheels sit down meal were just plain satisfied with what is there now.
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I have watched this for some years. Hopefully I can be balanced on this....

Yes, the Lions club has inadequate bathrooms/septic, roof, windows and kitchen. The building is (obviously) not ADA compliant. The parking lot is not near large enough. At the same time, they serve over 30,000 much needed meals per year, host numerous town events, etc... I think the big issue is why the $1.5M Lions club renovation and $3.5M rec center at the Taylor property turned into a nearly $7M all-in-one site.

As far as the kids, it's a red herring according to the Recreaion Dept head herself.. The Rec Director herself was at town meeting and said that you wouldn't build a rec center for the kids. They have a Gym at the Middle school and High School. The biggest Rec activities for kids are outdoor sports like Soccer and Baseball.Softball, etc....

That's not to say there won't be kids activities - there undoubtedly will, but I think the building would be used mostly for more mature residents during school hours.

The issue is the same every time we look at this. Since we don't have adequate facilities in the first place, usage information, etc... we have no idea what the use of such a facility might be. We simply don't have a baseline to go from. Let's face it, like most places on the Lake our average resident age grows with each census - we are a retirement resort community up here. Would it be highly used or a red-herring? THAT is the question that is very very hard to answer (nobody knows). Because of that, both sides have to admit one thing. We can't demonstrate need for such a facility using any available information. That leaves it up to the resident to decide - would I use it or not? And what about my neighbor, would they? People have their own ideas. There will always be the "people of no" on anything that increases their taxes, and that's fine. I would like to think that most people are prepared to fund it if it will be used. But simply put, nobody can know this.

Most people are nervous about such an expense without some idea of how much it will be used... And that I can respect.

One thing that's true. For each year we wait the construction costs will increase. Some estimate that since year 2000 construction costs have gone up an average of 3% per year. So that means next year the same project will cost $150,000 more. The only thing that fluctuates is interest rates, and they likely will never be lower than now. So in the end, if we DO decide to do this thing, then we should do it sooner than later. I don't like spending money, but I REALLY don't like spending money when I could have spent it 3 years ago for the same thing and saved hundreds of thousands of dollars....

I have no issue with either side on this Rec Center - it's a hard one. I do agree in the end that the Lions Club is kind of a slam-dunk. We know what it does and we know its importance to the people here. Its impact is great. It's impact is also quantifiable (unlike the Rec Center). And the cost of fixing it is FAR lower. The more that it is coupled to the Rec Center as the same project, the more it suffers.
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Note quite.

At the last Charette Meeting in Moultonborough, the regional director of Meals on Wheels was totally and completely against this. She spoke at that Charrette meeting. That ladies comments seem to have been placed into the dust bin of comments.

Note that the kitchen in the Lions Club building was upgraded a few years ago to the tune of $40,000. The proposed renovations would have dismantled that new kitchen.

I wonder if most/many of the seniors that utilize the Meals on Wheels sit down meal were just plain satisfied with what is there now.
I canít speak for all the seniors, but it appears that the ones who care enough to come out to vote do want a new or renovated community center. To generalize, the art. 5 vote would have passed had it not required a 2/3 majority. We left after the vote, but before the Art.5 results were known. As for art. 6, the vote was approximately 47 short of the requisite 2/3. Please donít hold me to exact numbers...itís what I recall and I think itís pretty close.
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