Tag Archives: Economic Development Committee

Stats: that elusive commercial tax dollar

At the last Economic Development Committee meeting, the topic of the relationship between residential and commercial taxes came up again. The EDC has been gradually backing off of earlier assertions that an increase in the commercial tax base would have … Continue reading

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Survey says: no major changes to center of town

On Monday evening the Economic Development Committee reported the results of their recent town-wide survey. This is an effort we’ve been following because the survey focuses considerable attention on Main Street and the town center. I’m posting the presentation here … Continue reading

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Calendar: Economic Development Survey

The Economic Development Committee will be releasing the results of their recent survey tomorrow, Monday, April 4, at 7:30 pm in the meeting room at the Public Safety Center.

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Smith Forum broadcast available on demand

In case you missed it, this important forum is available for viewing at any time here. (This on-demand capability is, as I understand it, new and being piloted by BATCO…what a great thing they are doing!) Below are the slides that … Continue reading

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Calendar: Smith property public forum, update

An agenda has been issued for the public forum to discuss the Smith property, scheduled for this Wednesday evening, March 2, at 7:30 pm at the library. I think it will be a very interesting evening. —Roland Time Description 7:30  … Continue reading

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Calendar: Economic Development Committee – 9/13

The Economic Development Committee meets on Monday evening, September 13, at 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall. Agenda includes further work on the outline of an Economic Development Plan as well as a cost-benefit analysis of “non-residential” vs residential tax revenue. … Continue reading

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Calendar: Economic Development Committee-8/30 and 8/31

The Economic Development Committee is doing some fact-finding this week as they work on economic modeling relating to the effects of expanding the town’s commercial base. Tonight they are meeting with the town Tax Assessors at 7:30 p.m. (details  here); tomorrow … Continue reading

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Economic development and the Faustian proposition

Another character in our unfolding story is the new 9-member Economic Development Committee. This group has set ambitious goals for itself and is starting out with vigor. Their published mission statement reads:“…to help attract, retain and grow business and jobs … Continue reading

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Economic Development Committee: August 9

The Economic Development Committee meets on Monday, August 9 at 7:30 pm at Town Hall. Of interest related to topics on this site are agenda items #3 (Financial analysis of commercial vs residential tax revenue) and #6 (Smith property updates). … Continue reading

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