Town of Sebago
Board of Selectmen’s Meeting
Tuesday, September 21, 2004
Town Office Building
I Call to Order
The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Chairman, Ruth Douglas.
II Roll Call
Present were: Selectmen, Ruth Douglas; Allen Crabtree; Dave McCarthy; Robert Irish Jr.; Town Manager, David Hague and Recorder, Michele Bukoveckas. Guests present were: Frank and Eileen Russo, Maurice Davies, Don Olden, Bret Bestows, Jeff Cutting, Scott Douglas, Public Works Director; Ted Shane and Fire Chief: Kenneth Littlefield.
III Adjustments to the Agenda
David Hague added Signing of the November 2, 2004 Election Warrant to New Business.
IV Next Board of Selectmen’s Meeting is scheduled for: October 5, 2004 at 7:00 p.m.
V Comments from the Public
Bret Bistowski introduced himself and stated that he is the owner of the Rise and Shine Diner at 46 Sebago Rd, and will be adding Carry Out liquor to his business. The Town Clerk will advertise the liquor license to be approved at the next Selectmen’s meeting.
VI Written Communication
Dave McCarthy made a motion to approve the September 7, 2004 Selectmen’s Minutes and Warrants 11 & 12. It was seconded by Allen Crabtree. Motion carried.
VII Old Business
A. Code of Ethics and Conflict of Interest Policy
Allen Crabtree made a motion to discuss the issue. It was seconded by Bob Irish Jr. Allen asked David Hague if all the changes had been made. David responded in
the affirmative. David also added that the State Statues are listed as a reference. There being no further discussion, Allen Crabtree made a motion to adopt the Code of Ethics and Conflict of Interest Policy. It was seconded by Dave McCarthy. Motion carried.
B. Tax Acquired Property
Allen Crabtree made a motion to discuss the properties individually. It was seconded by Dave McCarthy. Motion carried.
029-009 and 029-008-ON
David Hague stated that the property card on 029-008-ON made reference that the land was owned by Robert Anderson. He stated that research had been done and Robert Anderson had not been taxed for the land. Don Olden stated that the United Methodist Church had purchased the land from Robert Anderson. Don will get a copy of the deed to see where the boundary lines are. David Hague suggested that a Quit Claim deed be issued for the house, land and trailer. Allen Crabtree made a motion to go with the Town Manager’s recommendation with two conditions: 1) that the buildings be blocked to prevent access, and 2) if there is any information regarding the trailer to the contrary, that it be brought back before the board. It was seconded by Dave McCarty. Motion carried.
Map 005, Lot 025
After much discussion as to whether or not the Town should dispose of this property or maintain it for future use, Allen Crabtree made a motion to table. It was seconded by Bob Irish Jr. Motion carried.
Map 002, Lot 008A
Allen Crabtree made a motion to accept the committee’s recommendations. It was seconded by Dave McCarty. Motion carried.
Map 021, Lot 033
Dave McCarthy made a motion to accept the committee’s recommendations. It was seconded by Bob Irish Jr. Motion carried.
C. Consideration of a Yard Waste Disposal area at the Transfer Station
Bob Irish Jr. made a motion to establish a committee to look into a yard waste disposal area, expenses associated with the project and recycling of yard waste and to report their finding to the Board before the next annual Town Meeting. The committee would include, Selectmen; Bob Irish Jr., citizen; Don Olden, Town Manager; David Hague, Public Works Director; Ted Shane, and Transfer Station Attendant; David Crawford. The motion was seconded by Dave McCarthy. Motion carried.
VIII New Business
A. Establish the Mil Rate for the 2004-2005 Fiscal Year
Bob Irish Jr. made a motion to set the mil rate at $11.40 per thousand. It was seconded by Allen Crabtree. Motion carried.
B. Signing of the November 2, 2004 Election Warrant
Allen Crabtree made a motion to sign the Election Warrant. It was seconded by Bob Irish Jr. Motion carried.
IX Reports from Town Officials & Committees
Allen Crabtree stated that the Tax Cap Task Force committee had met once and is meeting again on Sept. 22, 2004. He stated that if the cap passes, Sebago could stand to lose about 700,000, which would have to be absorbed by the Town, and not the school district or county. He also stated that he would like to have a public meeting on the issue just prior to the October 19 Selectmen’s Meeting to inform the public.
B. Department Heads
Fire Department- Fire Chief; Kenneth Littlefield stated that the Planning Board has approved the addition to Station 1 and that he was wondering, if the Board would waive the permit fees needed for the project. Bob Irish Jr. made a motion to waive the permit fees for the addition to Station 1. It was seconded by Dave McCarthy. Motion carried with Ruth Douglas, Dave McCarthy and Robert Irish Jr. in favor. Allen Crabtree abstained.
Ken also stated that there are trees near Station 2 that are creating a hazard and should be cut down. Ken informed the Board that the ad for the 1979 fire truck was ready.
Public Works-Ted stated that he will add cutting the trees to his list. He also informed the Board that the paving of Dyke Mountain will start tomorrow and will be completed by Thursday night.
D. Town Manager
David reported that he and Ted will be opening the sand/salt and Town Hall roof bids prior the workshop on the 28th and will report the results to the Board at the workshop. He also stated that he would like any feedback on the work schedule at that time.
Dave McCarthy made a motion to move into Executive Session at 7:50 p.m. It was seconded by Bob Irish Jr. Motion carried.
X Executive Session: Public Works Staffing
The meeting reconvened at 9:21 p.m. There was no action.
Bob Irish Jr. made a motion to adjourn at 9:21 p.m. It was seconded by Allen Crabtree. Motion carried.
Michele A. Bukoveckas