Close to a hundred Marlborians gathered last night for Part II of the Community Meeting Process with Vermont Council on Rural Development (VCRD). Below you can find the Live Twitter coverage of the event (in a 140 characters or less)–including a link to the results of the town vote for the top two community priorities.
Don’t forget to mark your calenders for the last gathering of this three-part series slated for Monday, May 24. VCRD will return with a resource team specifically organized to support the goals set by our town.
Meeting Highlights via Twitter Feed
Is a town pub on the docket for Marlboro? Come find out tonight! http://thisvtlife.wordpress.com/2010/04/29/community-matters-part-ii/
Part II of the Community Meeting in Marlboro about to get underway. Outback filling swiftly. Awesome choc. chip cookies!
Lots of socializing going on in the parking lot & the paths & around the tea pot; Part II of Marlboro’s Comm. Mtg. about to begin.
Chair Forrest Holzapfel (who looks like a young Ron Howard) opens the meeting in Marlboro tonight
More seats unfolded for the growing crowd here at Marlboro’s Community Meeting, Part II
Executive Director of VT Council on Rural Dev’t, Paul Costello addresses the community; says VCRD looks 4 towns ready to do this work
9 forums here last month in Marlboro with 27 visiting experts; tonight’s mtg is the middle of a 3 part process
Townspeople taking turns reading summaries of “opportunities” identified at last month’s Comm Mtg.in Marlboro; voting will occur
After volunteering to read the “Generate Energy” topic, citizen Jonathan Morse is chided for adding commentary
The Principal of the elementary school arrives at tonight’s Comm. Mtg. The President of Marlboro College is also in attendance.
Though Marlboro is the SMALLEST community VT Council on Rural Dev’t has served, it has the HIGHEST participation proportionately!
#VCRD has 25 pages of notes from last mtg & will issue a report to the town next month following tonight’s Comm Mtg in Marlboro
Townspeople cont. to arrive at Marlboro’s Comm. Mtg–People I have NEVER seen BEFORE! Cool!
#VCRD impressed with Marlboro’s PASSION 4 “Sustainability” 45 ppl attended this topic mtg last month while 2 other mtgs took place.
Ellen Lovell, Marlboro College President, shares “Opportunity” linking Marlboro College more fully with town around volunteering.
School Principal Francie Marbury shares “Opportunity” 4 “Rte 9 Safety” plugging REMOVAL of passing lane in front of MES (no chiding)
What is the future of the economy here? Does all $$ need to run down hill? How do we invest in the next generation in Marlboro?
The idea of a “TOWN CENTER” comes up in a majority of “Opportunities” brainstormed for Marlboro at the last meeting.
Marlborian Sunny Tappan suggests REMOVING the word “SHOULD” from town language; many don’t “get it”
Marlborian Nancy Anderson questions why comm. daycare/preschool isn’t on list. School Board Member Loren Poster shares concern.
VCRD Exec.Director Costello echoes Craig Hammond point:not just voting on topic,but on all INTENT shaped around it at last mth’s mtg.
8th Grader Lucas Schoen makes request to dev’t more activities for youth in Marlboro.
“These are all good topics, but it seems that everything needs to fall under the Internet/Cell Issue FIRST” Frustrated Marlborian. HO!
FUN! Everyone gets tiny envelope with DOTS inside. 3 Red dots=3 pts each. 5 Blue dots=one pt each. LET THE VOTING BEGIN!
ITZA DOT PARTY in the MARLBORO ELementary Outback. 100 townspeople posting their vote on the wall.
OMG! That was SO MUCH FUN! Everyone sticking their DOTS where they want them! WIFI LOADED with red & blue!! Great Process!
What a VIBE here at the 2cnd Marlboro Community Meeting! Someone playing piano.Cookies all gone.Team counting DOTS.
18 Marlboro “Opportunities” narrowed down to 8 by the COOL DOT Voting Process. Boisterous room suddenly goes silent.
Childhood friends Jason MacArthur & Forrest Holzapfel (Chair of the Community Mtg Process) post the top 8 priorities 4 Marlboro Comm.
The Priorities established tonight will determine the focus for the 3rd Community Meeting in Marlboro.
Marlborian Michelle Holzapfel speaks to the viability of Sky Line Restaurant as our community center.
Round TWO of DOT VOTING underway.8 Priorities narrowed down to 2! Mood much less jovial. #VCRD http://thisvtlife.wordpress.com
ANd the WINNERS are! The 2 focuses for Marlboro have been chosen! Stay TUNED!
#VCRD INside scoop~Click the link 2 see the results of Marlboro’s Second Community Meeting;the top 2 “winners” R:
Good Night, Marlboro. Another inspiring community process.