Town of Sebago
Board of Selectmen's Meeting
Tuesday, June 22, 2004
Town Office Building
I Call to Order
The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Chairperson, Ruth Douglas.
II Roll Call
Present were: Town Manager, David Hague; Selectmen, Ruth Douglas; Robert Irish Jr.; Dave McCarthy Allen Crabtree and Recorder, Michele Bukoveckas. Guests present were: Bruce Hart; Steve Titcomb; Barbara Cutting; Don Allen, Martha Strickland; Debbie Chwalek, Maurice Davies, Scott Douglas, Jeff Cutting; Public Works Director, Ted Shane; and Fire Chief, Kenneth Littlefield.
III Adjustments to the Agenda
There was none.
IV Next Board of Selectmen’s Meeting is scheduled for:
Bob made a motion to schedule the next Selectmen’s Meeting for July 6, 2004 at 7:00 p.m. It was seconded by Dave. Motion carried.
V Comments from the Public
There were none.
VI Appointments of Department Heads
Allen made a motion to appoint Kenneth Littlefield as Fire Chief, and Lauris Champagne as Rescue Chief. It was seconded by Bob. Motion carried.
VII Written Communication
A Approve Minutes of June 08, 2004 Board of Selectmen’s Meeting
Bob made a motion to approve the June 8, 2004 Board of Selectmen’s Meeting minutes. It was seconded by Allen. Dave made an amendment to the to motion for the minutes to reflect that the Town Manager and Public Works Director would look into whether or not the Public Works Director job description could include the E911 Addressing Officer. Bob seconded the amendment. The amendment and motion carried.
B Approve warrants # 50 and #51
Dave made a motion to approve warrants # 50 and #51. It was seconded by Bob. Motion carried.
VIII Old Business
A Consideration of the Town’s Right of Way on Quest Avenue
Bob made a motion to discuss the issue. It was seconded by Dave. It was determined that the Hazeleton’s construction as well as the boulders were encroaching on the Town’s Right of Way. The Board felt that the Town should enforce the Right of Way. Dave made a motion to take any necessary action to have the property owner remove the rocks and put them on his own property or restore the original property line to previous condition. It was seconded by Bob. Allen amended the motion to have the Town direct the property owner to remove any encroachments and restore the Town property line. It was seconded by Bob. The amendment carried. The main motion for the Town to take any necessary action to have the property owner remove the rocks, either put them on his property and remove any
other encroachments and restore the Town property line carried.
IX New Business
A Consideration of the Renewal of the Cable Television FranchiseConsideration of the Renewal of the Cable Television Franchise
Allen made a motion to sign a letter to stop the automatic renewal of the Franchise agreement. It was seconded by Bob. Motion carried.
B. Consideration of the Town's Right of Way on Ridge Circle
Bob made a motion to discuss this issue. It was seconded by Ruth. David explained that there is a perception that the Town is giving up its responsibility in preserving the Town's Right of Way on Ridge Circle. There is a concern that a property owner is building a pond in the Town's Right of Way. The Town Manager, and Public Works Director have measured the property lines and determined that the pond in question is not in the Town's Right of Way. The Town Manager recommended no action on this item.
C. Consideration of Parking of Boat Trailers at the Town Beach
Bob made a motion to discuss this issue. It was seconded by Ruth. Bob felt that the parking lot could be doubled by cutting the hardwoods near the bathrooms. He stated that this idea had the least impact and would get boats off the roads. The Town would then have to stump, grade and apply gravel to the area. The Board felt that although this is a good idea, budget constraints would not allow this year. It was mentioned that CMP recently cut some pines in the area for their lines, and that the Town should sell the timber. Allen made a motion to that the Town Manager and the Public Works Director sell the pine and look at the area, determine the property lines and cost associated with the project and report their findings at a future meeting. It was seconded by Bob. Motion
D. Consideration of Town Manager Position
Dave made a motion to hire David Hague as permanent Town Manager according to terms of the agreement for one year until June 26, 2005. It was seconded by Bob. Motion carried. Allen made a motion for the Town Clerk to post and hold the election in November in correlation with the Presidential Election to fill the vacant seat to expire in June 2005. It was seconded by Bob. Motion carried.
X Reports from Town Officials & Committees
A Selectmen-E911 Addressing Officer
Public Works Director, Ted Shane stated that he is still waiting for the E911 Manuals from George Tinkham. Bob made a motion to table this item until it is determined whether or not the Public Works Director could do the job. It was seconded by Allen. Motion carried.
Dave McCarthy had several issues to address:
Dave wanted to know how the road paving schedule was determined. David Hague stated that it depended more on how it impacted the budget rather than the road condition.
wants to make sure that the dugouts that are being built as an Eagle Scout project will conform to the building code.
feels that new flags should be purchased for the Veterans's Memorial Park.
would like to have a schedule of upcoming projects the Public Works Department is working on.
inquired about the Beach Attendants hours, authority and duties. Dave was informed that Denise Olsen is the new attendant and she started last week. She monitors the beach and boat ramp, cleans the bathrooms, and removes trash.
asked if in the future agendas and minutes could be emailed.
C. Fire Station Assessment Committee
D. Town Manager
David highlighted some of the items in the attached report.
XI Executive Session to discuss a personnel matter
Bob made a motion to go into Executive Session at 9:00 p.m.. It was seconded by Allen. Motion carried.
The meeting reconvened at 11:00 p.m. There was no action taken during Executive Session.
Bob made a motion to adjourn at 11:00 p.m. It was seconded by Allen. Meeting carried.
Michele A. Bukoveckas