Economic Development Advisory Committee

Meeting Agenda

EDAC AGENDA

Date: November 18th, 2020
Place: Zoom platform only  
Time:  6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Roll Call and Approval of previous minutes.

When: November 18 at 6PM
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1.  Invited guest - David Bates
To discuss two proposals for zoning changes that would support affordable workforce
     housing:

1. Allow residential uses by right (rather than special exception where it has to undergo
     review and approval by the planning board) in the C-1 and Intervale districts.

2. Allow detached accessory-dwelling units (guest cottages essentially) in all residential
     districts.

2.  Mural: Status - Charlie/Bret/Emma        
a. Judges review process and time-line 
b. Fund raising/donations.
	
3.  Food Security - Neil/Bret/Sarah (New subcommittee)

4. Warner Community Center - Possible uses - Charlie, Ken, Jonathan, Will
Expand the working committee to research the Community Development Finance Authority (CDFA)
     and the USDA for grant funding.

A.  Letter to Select-board (see attached)
	1.  Second walk through of WCC
2.  Building Inspection
3.  Architect/space design/maximize use

B.  The Space on Main, Inc ("A facilitator of community connections") - Discussion

Multi-purpose classroom     Lounge
Conference room             Gallery 
Office                      Makerspace
Co-working space            On-line network
Local partner               Wellness space

Possible uses: (From last discussion in October)
Day Care. 
Youth activities.
Remote Learning (Hot spot for students learning from home).
Remote Working Space - Will
Business incubators.
Etc.

5.  Exit 9 developments - Update - Ben Frost

6.  Interstate signage: Update Jonathan

7.  Volkswagen Trust Charging Stations (DES Tim White)
In another effort to bring visitors to Town, and provide a benefit to Warner residents,
     locate charging stations in NH communities. - Charlie

8.   Discussion and review of the Michel Bergeron presentation from the NH Department of
     Business and Economic Affairs.  On hold - Charlie 

Suggestions from Michael and the report:

A: Upgrade website - Instagram posts, better pictures, tell a story etc: Emma/Krystin)
B. Signage to Main Street (Jonathan)
C. Warner Power - work with new realtor  
E. Short and long term achievable/revised goals and objectives
F. Create Economic Revitalization Zone

9.  Mountain Biking in Warner - On Hold Subcommittee Mark, Bret, Charlie, Nancy, Jason
Notes:
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