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Start Date: Wednesday, May 06, 2020 6:30 pm
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GOFFSTOWN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

6:30 pm

GOFFSTOWN TOWN HALL

AGENDA

Remote via WebEx Public Access via Telephone (see below)

CALL TO ORDER

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

RIGHT TO KNOW LAW CHECKLIST – Read Into the Record

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

  1. Acceptance/Correction of minutes: 03/04/20

OLD AND NEW BUSINESS

  1. Welcome new Board Member – Ellen Vermokowitz
  1. Election of Vice-Chair
  1. Business Outreach – Project for Pinardville Businesses – on hold
  1. Select Board Goals for Economic Development – Chet
  1. Sector by Sector Focus
  2. Rail Trail Bridge
  3. EDC Membership Recruitment
  4. Economic Recovery
  1. Goffstown – State of Affairs for Small Business Owners
  1. Brainstorming Ideas

Next Meeting Date:  June 3, 2020

2020-2021 Goffstown EDC Goals:

  1. To implement the Local Business Engagement and Retention focus group program in Pinardville with UNH Cooperative Extension, by developing a leadership and community engagement with business owners in order to explore future development.
  2. Strive to encourage more business development and expansion on Mast Road in Pinardville, conduct EDC meetings in this part of the community twice a year, and schedule time for council members and Economic Development staff to visit every business on Mast Road.
  3. Address or correct 75% of the EDSAT (Economic Development Self-Assessment Tool) report actions that were recommended for Goffstown by the Northeastern University Dukakis Center for Urban & Regional Policy.
  4. Support the efforts and initiatives of the Main Street Program, Southern NH Planning Commission, and the Goffstown Industrial Corporation, and facilitate 3rd party funding.

In accordance with the Governor’s Emergency Order #12, Pursuant to Executive Order 2020-04, the Goffstown Economic Development Committee will utilize the emergency meeting provisions of RSA 91-A to conduct meetings through electronic means while preserving, to the extent feasible, the public's right to notice of such meetings and ability to observe and listen contemporaneously.

Public Access Meeting by Telephone: Call: (603) 766-JOIN (5646) Participant Code: 785645#

Problems with Access: Residents experiencing problems with access during the meeting are asked to call (603) 384-3624.

Access: Watch the meeting LIVE on Goffstown Television Channel 22 or on the GTV Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/GoffstownTV. Facebook WILL NOT be monitored for public participation during public comment.

Residents interested in participating in public comment should call the Public Telephone Access Number.

Town of Goffstown Right-to-Know Law Meeting Checklist

As Chair of the Goffstown Economic Development Committee, due to the COVID-19 Outbreak and in accordance with Governor Sununu’s Emergency Order #12 pursuant to Executive Order 2020-04, this Board is authorized to meet electronically. Please note that there is no physical location to observe and listen contemporaneously to the meeting, which was authorized pursuant to the Governor’s Emergency Order. However, in accordance with the Emergency Order, this is to confirm that we are: a) Providing public access to the meeting by telephone, with additional access possibilities by video or other electronic means; The Town is utilizing the WebEx platform for this electronic meeting. The public has access to contemporaneously listen and, if necessary, participate in this meeting through dialing the following telephone number (603) 766-JOIN (5646) and using the participate code 785645, followed by the # sign. b) Providing public notice of the necessary information for accessing the meeting; The Town previously gave notice to the public of how to access the meeting using the available telephone number with the posted agenda. c) Providing a mechanism for the public to alert the public body during the meeting if there are problems with access; If anybody has a problem with telephone access, please call (603) 384-3624. d) Adjourning the meeting if the public is unable to access the meeting. In the event the public is unable to access the meeting, we will adjourn the meeting and have it rescheduled at that time. Please note that all votes that are taken during this meeting shall be done by Roll Call vote.

Let’s start the meeting by taking a Roll Call attendance. When each member states their presence, also please state whether there is anyone in the room with you during this meeting, which is required under the Right-to-Know law.

Any person with a disability who wishes to attend this public meeting and needs to be provided a reasonable accommodation in order to participate, please call the Town Hall (497-9000) at least 72 hours in advance so that arrangements can be made.