Town of Sebago
Board of Selectmen’s Meeting
Tuesday, November 23, 2004
Town Office Building
I Call to Order
The meeting was called to order at 7:05 p.m. by Chairman, Ruth Douglas.
II Roll Call
Present were: Selectmen, Ruth Douglas; Allen Crabtree; Lisa Hutchins; Robert Irish Jr.; Dave McCarthy, Town Manager, David Hague, and Recorder, Michele Bukoveckas. Guests present were: Don Olden Sr.; Rescue Chief, Lauris Champagne; Maurice Davies; Mike Foye; Code Enforcement Officer, Brian Morse; Paul White; Jeff Cutting; Barbara Cutting; Fern Letellier; and Bruce Hart.
III Adjustments to the Agenda
Allen Crabtree wanted to add Paul White to the list of Capital Investment Committee Members.
IV Next Board of Selectmen’s Meeting is scheduled for: December 7, 2004 at 7:00 p.m.
V Comments from the Public
Some members of the public inquired about taking down a tree on Naomi St. The Board responded that since the tree was on the property owner’s line, there was no action required from the Board.
Maurice Davies raised questions regarding the repairing of the Town Hall roof. He wanted to know what gauge would be used, as well as if the job would include insulation. He also stated that if the roof was not properly insulated or vented condensation would result in future problems. Allen Crabtree made a motion to have the Town Manager discuss these concerns with the contractor and to authorized additional repairs up to the $50,000 which was authorized for the project. It was seconded by Dave McCarthy. Motion carried.
A. Capital Investment Committee:
Ø David Hague
Ø David McCarthy
Ø Mike Foye
Ø Ken Littlefield
Ø Don Olden
Ø Jan Wilk
Ø Paul White
Allen Crabtree made a motion to appoint the above members to the Capital Investment Committee. It was seconded by Lisa Hutchins. Motion carried.
B. Municipal Truck Agent:
Ø Michele A Bukoveckas
Bob Irish Jr. made a motion to appoint Michele A. Bukoveckas as the Municipal Truck Agent. It was seconded by Dave McCarthy. Michele explained that this would enable the processing of commercial vehicles over 9,000. It would also allow the municipality to issue boosters and transit plates. There being no further discussion, motion carried.
VII Written Communication
A. Approval of the November 9, 2004 Selectmen’s Meeting Minutes
Allen Crabtree made a motion to approve the November 9, 2004 Selectmen’s Meeting Minutes. It was seconded by Bob Irish Jr. Motion carried.
B. Approval of the November 20, 2004 Selectmen’s Workshop
Dave McCarthy made a motion to approve the November 20, 2004 Selectmen’s Workshop Meeting Minutes. It was seconded by Allen Crabtree. Motion carried.
C. Approve warrants # 20 and 21
Bob Irish Jr. made a motion to approve warrants #20 and #21. It was seconded by Allen Crabtree. Motion carried.
VIII Old Business
A. Consideration of tax abatements/supplements
Lisa Hutchins made a motion to approve the following abatements/supplements per the assessors recommendations:
v 023-058 denied
v 027-015 denied
v 023-076 denied
v 038-019 granted
v 006-045 denied
v 030-020-G denied
v 007-025 denied
v 033-047 denied
v 028-022-ON-2 granted
v 011-018-04 denied
v 018-019 granted
v 007-012-A granted
v 022-027 granted
v 027-026 granted
v 027-020 granted
v 019-065 granted
v 014-030-05 granted
v 003-008-A-3 granted
v 036-007 granted
It was seconded by Allen Crabtree. Motion carried.
B. Award Fire Truck Bid
Bob Irish Jr. made a motion to accept the bid from Irish Well Drilling in the amount of $2059 for the fire truck. It was seconded by Lisa Hutchins. Motion carried.
IX New Business
A. Discuss building and inspection fees
Bob Irish Jr. made a motion to discuss this issue. It was seconded by Allen Crabtree. Code Enforcement Officer, Brian Morse explained that changing our fees would make us more comparable to other area towns, and would help cover cost associated with the department. He also stated that because the fees are part of the building ordinance, the ordinance with the fee changes would have to go before the Townspeople at the Annual Town Meeting or a Special Town Meeting to be voted on.
X Reports from Town Officials & Committees
Bob Irish Jr. re-addressed the rocks on Quest Ave. He felt that the property owner should move the rocks to their side of the property line before the occupancy permit is to be issued. Bob Irish Jr. made a motion to re-visit the Quest Ave. issue. It was seconded by Lisa Hutchins. Motion failed with Bob Irish Jr. and Lisa Hutchins in favor and Allen Crabtree, Dave McCarthy and Ruth Douglas opposed.
Bob Irish Jr. also inquired if the Fire Chief answers to the Selectmen or the Town Manager, as there are many projects that have been started, but not finished. David Hague replied that the Fire Chief answers to him and that he is aware of the unfinished projects. He has discussed them with the Fire Chief and they are working on completing the tasks.
Lisa Hutchins stated she would like a weeks notice of up coming meetings.
Dave McCarthy would like agendas, agenda materials, and minutes emailed.
B. Department Heads
Rescue Chief, Lauris Champagne stated that she hired another per diem person to fill voids in the schedule.
Fern Letellier stated that the Snowmobile club was working on the trail and that the Boy Scouts are working on the trail signs.
D. Town Manager
David Hague stated that they would meet after the Selectmen’s Meeting to go over the “to do” list.
XI Executive Session:
There was none.
Lisa made a motion to adjourn at 8:20 p.m. It was seconded by Bob Irish Jr. Motion carried.
Michele A. Bukoveckas