Pelham - Windham News 8 - August 5, 2011
PHS Summer Arts Program a ‘Locke’ with Students
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by Marc Ayotte Pelham High School (PHS) art students were able to explore new art forms through the summer arts program conducted from July 25 through August 5. Under the supervision and creative tutelage of PHS art teacher Casey Locke, the students were able to artistically express themselves – a little outside the conventional box. According to the sixth year Pelham teacher, “this program is a great opportunity for kids, for a couple of weeks, to cover things that are not in the (art) curriculum.” Locke’s idea of a summer program came to fruition a couple of years ago when he proposed the concept to PHS principal, Dr. Moore. Correlating the art program idea to that of basketball or lacrosse camps for PHS athletes, Locke’s brainchild won approval from Dr. Moore as a way of providing a fun and valuable opportunity for art students. What Locke was also able to accomplish with this program was to make it affordable for those wanting to attend as well as making it convenient to attend in terms of conducting the program at the high school in town.
During week one, the students learned
how to utilize non-traditional methods in their creations. Using chewing gum and fire to create art as well as painting
masterpieces with spray paint cans were some of the methods the students experienced during the program. Additionally, the students learned the concepts of art that use the techniques of burning canvasses as well as working with various fabric textures. According to Locke, “the fabric canvas art went really well” with the students. In one style of canvas art, as he pointed out, using canvas with subtle prints and designs “imaging” through to the back side of the solid white canvas makes for a “less intimidating” scenario for the young artists to start their creations. In the process, the students used various textures of fabric to create their art. As Locke alluded to, starting with a solid white canvas (with no reference point) can sometimes be more difficult for the students. The second week concentrated more on film studies, introducing the students to the process of creating short films. The course was designed to illustrate first hand, the involvement of writers, directors and editors, among others, in the process of film making. The ultimate objective
PHS art teacher Casey Locke displays Hayley Cummings’ artistic expression via fabric-canvas art
for Locke was for the students to “create legitimate short films” to be entered into the NH Film Festival.
Utility Appraisal Reports Rejected
by Barbara O’Brien The out-of-state company that conducted a recent appraisal of all utility poles in Windham completed the task on time, but the report presented to local tax assessor Rex Norman has been rejected.
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Norman met with selectmen on July 25, explaining to them that the June 15 deadline set by the State Department of Revenue Assessment (DRA) had been met by appraiser Thomas Pickett of Dallas, TX, but that not enough information had been provided to allow a sufficient evaluation of the report. Norman said that he had contacted the DRA and that agency had concurred with his opinion. The report did meet “professional guidelines,” Norman explained, but did not provide sufficient reasoning and documentation. Norman said Pickett would rewrite the report at no additional cost to Windham. According to Norman, this is the first time
that Pickett has done a utility appraisal in New Hampshire and the firm was unfamiliar with the evaluation of telecommunications equipment. The company also did not do the appraisal based on the required date of April 1, 2011. Local officials are hoping that getting an
appraisal of all the utility poles in Windham will, eventually, result in additional tax revenue for town coffers. The idea of having the utility poles appraised came at Norman’s urging, following new enabling legislation that was enacted a year ago.
According to Norman, the appraisal of all utility poles in town, including those owned by telecommunications companies, could generate a projected $300,000 in annual tax revenue for Windham. “There are no guarantees, though,” Norman said. Prior to the new legislation being enacted, telecommunication poles were exempt
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from property taxes. In a worst-case scenario, according to Norman,
even if tax revenue is only generated from the numerous telecommunications poles crisscrossing the Windham landscape, it would most likely still be enough to compensate the town for the initial expense of having the property appraised. Earlier this year, Norman said that he had
received bids from two appraisal firms, both of which “are fully qualified.” The first and higher bid was from George Sansoucie of Exeter in the amount of $40,000. The second and lowest bid came from Thomas Pickett of Dallas, in the amount of $36,500. Norman did explain, however, that if Pickett needed to make any additional trips to New Hampshire to meet with utility companies, the cost would have to be paid by the town. Sansoucie performed the last utility appraisal that was done in Windham, back in 1995. Sansoucie was described, earlier this year, as the “go-to expert” in New Hampshire. When asked which firm he would recommend this past winter, Norman answered, “If price is the sole consideration, go with the low bid.” On a vote of 4 to 0, selectmen decided to do just that and, subsequently, awarded the bid to Thomas Pickett. The appraisal is being paid for with money left in the 2010 town-operating budget. Voting in favor of having the appraisal done by Thomas Pickett of Texas, instead of Sancoucie, were former selectmen Charles McMahon and Galen Stearns, both of whom left the board of selectmen this past March, and current selectmen Roger Hohenberger and Bruce Breton. Chairman Ross McLeod did not attend the meeting where the vote was taken. Neither Kathleen DiFruscia nor Phil LoChiatto was on the board when the decision was made.
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