Below is the LIVE “Twitter” feed from last night’s Community Meeting in Marlboro, Part III, led by the Vermont Council on Rural Development (VCRD.) Enjoy the highlights below (last post listed first.) Photos by David Holzapfel.
“We’re delighted and confident about what you’ll get done here in Marlboro.” #VCRD Paul Costello
“We’re Marlboro’s cheerleaders,” says #VCRD Director Paul Costello, “deeply honored to be a part of your process.”
Marlboro is one of the most dynamic & interesting communities we’ve ever seen…with a depth of talent.#VCRD Paul Costello
#VCRD Visiting team overwhelmed by just how many people came out for Part III of Community Meeting in Marlboro tonight–75+.
#VCRD is your resource referral agency,” says Executive DIrector, Paul Costello. “and we’ll be back to help if you get stuck.”
Chair of this community process, Forrest Holzapfel, about 2 close meeting in Marlboro.
Town ENERGY PLAN is the ULTIMATE goal 4 Energy Comm. 2 take a leadership role in energy efficiency&use of renewable energy.
All 3 groups speak about keeping the Marlboro community informed thru the MIXER, the town website, & stakeholder conversations.
A TOP priority 4 Energy Goal was 2 “keep the conversation CIVIL” given how heated initiatives like windtowers & hydropower can be.
Effective resources for the Trail/Bike Path Effort included federal, state and local initiatives and funding.Meetings for various stakeholders~from landholders to mountain bikers~is part of the Trails initiative with well-designed conversations
Safe access to Route 9 is one of the issues of the Trail & Bike Path Initiative in Marlboro. Inventory of trails is another.
“The Community Center is a galvanizing one (in Marlboro)” says #VCRD Paul Costello. Next trails committee report.
Marlboro Community Meeting, Part III. Each of the 3 initiatives will report back to the whole group now.
Some “fundholders” donate toward civic engagements, others to historic preservation. The Windham County Rep for VCDP is here tonight.
Resources~The VT Community Development Program coordinates 550 different funds including living donors, aka “fundholders.” HOW FUN!
“Money follows money,” says #VCRD Executive Director, Paul Costello about the funding process within and outside the town.
After August Mtg in Marlboro, #VCRD will be back at the 6 month & 12 month mark.
“We serve as a resource patrol agent,” says #VCRD Director about their role in the future of this process in Marlboro.
#VCRD Director asks Marlboro Comm. Mtg Chair, Forrest Holzapfel, who he has identified as key leaders for each initiative.
#VCRD visiting team now sharing resources (including grants) available to Marlboro toward developing a town center/building.
My hand up 1st when VT Preservation Trust Rep. asks who will join bus tour around the state 2 see town centers.
Marlboro Town Center Bldg. 3 possibilities rising from the discussion: Skyline, Marlboro North (college bldg), New Construction.
Hey Marlboro, anybody out there?
#VCRD brought a visiting team to Marlboro tonight to help move town goals forward.
#VCRD Preservation Trust Rep. suggests a tour to other communities to see community center dev’t
#VCRD expert shares examples of other VT communities who have established community centers with various purposes
Baseball Mom arriving late 2 Community Center gathering–one of 3 meetings taking place 2nite in Marlboro
Tweeting LIVE from Marlboro’s Community Mtg, Part III