Town of Sebago
Board of Selectmen's Meeting
Tuesday, July 6, 2004
Town Office Building
I Call to Order
The meeting was called to order at 7:04 p.m. by Chairperson, Ruth Douglas.
II Roll Call
Present were: Town Manager, David Hague; Selectmen, Ruth Douglas; Robert Irish, Jr; David McCarthy; Allen Crabtree and Recorder Gail Irish. Guests present were: Maurice Davies, Steven Burgess, Cathy Greene, Scott Douglas, Fern Letellier, Public Works Director; Ted Shane, Mike Corrigan of The Bridgton News; Gaye Burnell, Alan Greene, Penny Crabtree, Anita Chadbourne, and Rescue Chief, Lauris Champagne.
III Adjustments to the Agenda
Bob Irish Jr. made a motion to elect Ruth Douglas as Chairperson of the Board of Selectmen. It was seconded by Allen Crabtree. Motion carried.
Taxpayers expressed their displeasure concerning the lack of professionalism in the tax assessment letter sent out by John E. O'Donnell & Associates.
Taxpayers discussed the fact that the stone fence should have the posts aligned and set at approximately the same height. This is an action for the Conservation Committee.
IV Next Board of Selectmen's Meeting is scheduled for:
July 27, 2004 at 7:00 p.m.
August 10, 2004 at 7:00 p.m.
August 24, 2004 at 7:00 p.m.
V Comments from the Public
Taxpayers questioned the authorized height of the fence around the town gazebo. Sebago does not have a fence policy.
Taxpayers discussed the accuracy of the tax maps provided by John O'Donnell & Associates.
Gaye Burnell asked about information concerning the property lines between Sebago and Naples. The Town Manager is still searching for State information.
Taxpayers asked about the liquidation of the old rescue unit when a new vehicle is received. The method of disposal has not yet been determined. When a plan is developed, the public will be notified. This applies to the old fire truck as well.
A. Appoint Steve Bourgess to the Planning Board
Bob Irish Jr. made a motion to appoint Steve Bourgess to the Planning Board. It was seconded by David McCarthy. Motion carried. Steve Bourgess was welcomed to the Planning Board and Thanked for his participation.
VII Written Communication
A. Approve Minutes of June 05, 2004 Town Meeting
Allen Crabtree made a motion to approve the June 5, 2004 Town Meeting Minutes. It was seconded by Bob Irish Jr.. Motion carried.
B. Approve Minutes of the June 22, 2004 Board of Selectmen's Meeting.
David McCarthy made a motion to approve the June 22, 2004 Board of Selectmen's Meeting Minutes. It was seconded. Motion carried.
C. Approve warrants # 52 and # 1
Bob Irish Jr. made a motion to approve warrants # 52 and #1. It was seconded by David McCarthy. Motion carried.
VIII Old Business
The Town Manager and the Public Works Department were asked to assess property lines for the parking lot expansion at the Town Beach. They will present their information at the next selectmen's meeting on July 27, 2004.
IX New Business
A. Authorization to purchase fire truck
Bob Irish Jr. made a motion for the Town to purchase a 2003 Ford F550 mini pumper for $120,000 and to accept the $1,000 donation from the Sebago Fire Company. It was seconded by David McCarthy. It was explained that the new truck is NFPA approved. It will pump 1,000 gallons per minute and has a 340 gallon tank. The truck will replace the 1979 GMC pumper. Thanks to all who made this possible. There being no further discussion, a vote on the motion was taken and carried.
B. Authorization to purchase rescue
David McCarthy made a motion for the Town to purchase a new rescue vehicle for $119,554.00. It was seconded by Bob Irish Jr. It was explained that the new vehicle is a 2004 Type III Ford E-Super Duty Gold Medallion ambulance. The vehicle will be provided by Sugarloaf Ambulance/Rescue Vehicles of Carrabassett Valley in Maine. The new vehicle should arrive in November 2004. Thanks to all who made this possible. There being no further discussion a vote was taken on the motion and carried.
X Reports from Town Officials & Committees
A. Selectmen-E911 Addressing Officer
David Hague will contact George Tinkham to define who will be responsible as the 911 Addressing Officer.
David McCarthy made a motion to adopt Policy 04-01 concerning the dispersement of stipends. It was seconded by Allen Crabtree. Motion carried with David McCarthy, Bob Irish Jr. and Allen Crabtree voting in the affirmative, and Ruth Douglas opposing.
B. Committees-Conservation Committee
The trail across the new Douglas Mountain Parking Lot property is nearly roughed into position. The donation boxes for parking fees should be reviewed for possible relocation. There was some discussion about a potential Eagle Scout project. This will be clarified the near future.
C. Fire Station Assessment Committee
David McCarthy made a motion to appoint the following people to the Fire Station Assessment Committee: Ken Littlefield, Maurice Davies, Ed Fitzgerald, David McCarthy, Mose Russo and David Hague. It was seconded by Bob Irish Jr. The motion carried.
D. Town Manager
David Hague discussed the installation of the exterior bulletin board. It will be mounted near the front door of the Town Office.
Frank St. Pierre had the crosswalks painted for the crossing in the Long Beach Community.
Selectmen moved to executive session at 8:40 p.m., and reconvened at 10:15 p.m.
The meeting was adjourned at 10:15 p.m.
XII Executive Session to discuss a personnel matter
Respectfully submitted, Michele A. Bukoveckas for Gail Irish Town Clerk