APPROVED: 5/18/05

Minutes from the HB Coop Board Workshop with Attorney Drescher Held Wednesday, April 27, 2005 in the HBHS Conference Room

In attendance: Vice-Chair Anne Dumas, Tom Enright, Steve Simons, Jim Murphy, Betty Hall and Lee Ann Blastos. Regrets: Pam Kirby.

Anne Dumas, as Vice-Chair called the meeting to order at 7:11 p.m.

While waiting for Mr. Drescher, a discussion among the board members present took place about what kind of concerns we had about the making the decision regarding the special district meeting petition. Issues such as likelihood of success and costs incurred by filing were raised.

Attorney Drescher arrived at 7:19 p.m.

Attorney Drescher started the discussion by passing out updated materials, including a draft petition and a potential calendar illustrating the important deadlines. He presented an overview of the process involved in petitioning the Superior Court for approval to have a Special District Meeting.

Ray Valle, a member of the Coop Budget Committee, was also in attendance as a member of the public and asked several questions regarding the process and timelines. Attorney Drescher addressed his questions, as well as additional questions by the board.

No decisions were reached at this point. Information was exchanged and the RSAs were clarified.

Steve Simons moved to go into non-public session under RSA 91-A II (e), Tom E nright second the motion. A roll call vote was taken and the motion passed 5-0.

The board entered non-public session at 7:55. p.m.

The board came out of non-public at 9:38 p.m.

Steve Simons moved to seal the minutes of the prior non-public session until the date of the court hearing, Betty Hall seconded the motion. The motion passed 5-0.

Jim Murphy moved to direct the attorney to prepare the petition with a potential date of August 9th, 2005 as the date for the Special District Meeting. Tom Enright seconded the motion, and the motion passed 5-0.

Tom Enright moved adjournment at 9:48 p.m., Steve Simons seconded. Vote was 5-0, the motion passed.

Respectfully Submitted,

James Murphy, Secretary