Town of Sebago
Board of Selectmen's Meeting
Tuesday, April 6, 2004
Town Office Building
1. Call the meeting to order and roll call
The meeting was called to order at 7:02 p.m. by Chairman, Ruth Douglas. Present were; George Tinkham, David Hague, Ted Davis, Robert Irish, Jr., and Ruth Douglas; Town Manager, Mitch Manseau; and Recorder, Gail Irish. Guests present were: Allen Crabtree, Ann Burns, Don Olden, Maurice Davies, John Abrams, Kent Terrio, Jess MacVicar, George Davis, Larry Peters, Fire Chief, Ken Littlefield, and Mike Corrigan from The Bridgton News.
2. Schedule next meeting: Next Regular Selectmen's Meeting will be:
The next Selectmen's meeting will be Tuesday, April 20th, 2004 at 7:00p.m.
3. Audience participation
Maurice Davies referred to a recent article published in The Bridgton News concerning the increase in the M.S.A.D. #61 budget. His concern was that the Selectmen from Sebago did not attend the school budget meetings. He would like to see the Selectmen from Sebago, Casco, Naples, and Bridgton, have a meeting to dissect the budget. He feels that there has been an unusually high increase which could be the result of error.
Kent Terrio who resides on the Folly Road, voiced his concern about the condition of the road. Apparently with all the new homes that have been built, the traffic has increased, which has taken a toll on the road, and he feels the maintenance has been limited. There were several other residents present that agreed that the road needed immediate attention. A suggestion from Board members was to take care of approximately the first mile or so that is so heavily traveled as soon as possible. David asked Mitch to gather information regarding the Public Works road maintenance plan or work paving schedule.
4. SCHEDULED ITEMS:
4.27 To see what action the Board wishes to take regarding renewal of the liquor license for the Rustic Barrel. No public hearing required.
David made a motion to renew the liquor license for the Rustic Barrel Restaurant. It was seconded by George. Motion carried
4.25 To see what action the Board wished to take regarding the use of Town property to install a radio repeater telephone pole and service building at Douglas Mountain Parking Lot. Update from Fire department.
George made a motion to authorize the use of Town Property to install a radio repeater telephone pole and service building at the Douglas Mountain Parking Lot. It was seconded by Bob. Motion carried.
4.26 To see what action the Board wishes to take regarding Town sponsorship of Sebago Days 2004. Update from Town Manager.
George made a motion to support a Town Meeting warrant article for the Town sponsorship of Sebago Days 2004. It was seconded by David. Motion carried.
After much discussion, it was determined that the money needed to fund Sebago Days will be held in an account under the same name, in a town account, with a treasurer from the Sebago Day's committee withdrawing the funds. The Board of Selectmen will appoint the Sebago Day's committee and give the committee the authority to determine the recipients of the profits. Note - This will not happen due to legal requirements.
4.31 To see what action the Board wishes to take regarding Emma Shute's petition to remove the Veterans' Park fence.
George made a motion to discuss the agenda item. It was seconded by Bob.
After much discussion, George made a motion to table this agenda item indefinitely. It was seconded by Bob. Motion carried with Ted opposing. Mitch was advised to consult with the Conservation Committee and the Public Works Director to address the issues that were brought forth on the appearance of the Veteran's Park.
There were none.
There were none.
7. WRITTEN COMMUNICATION
7.01 Sign and approve minutes of the March 16, 2004 Board of Selectmen meeting.
Bob made a motion to sign and approve the minutes of the March 16, 2004 Selectmen's Meeting with corrections. It was seconded by David. Motion carried.
7.02 Approve warrants # 38, 39 & 40
George made a motion to approve warrants #38, 39, & 40. It was seconded by David. Motion carried.
8. ORAL COMMUNICATION
George requested updates on Adelphia cable franchise, an insurance reimbursement for the Dodge Ram, and the Shute property dilemma from Mitch.
Ted did not feel that it was appropriate to use revenue from the increase in property taxes to pave Folly Road.
David felt that the town should decide what action will be taken on the bridge before we decide what action to take on road maintenance. George added that he felt that the Town had the right to regulate local traffic laws, if there is a question of safety, but would like Mitch to check with MMA and report back to the Board.
Mitch updated the Board on the complaint concerning tree cutting on the Haskell/Brown property on Route #114. He checked with the Forest Ranger who had been in touch with the DOT and the DEP. The landowners will probably get DOT approval on a recommendation from the DEP because it is a landlocked parcel. A crossing with culverts will have to be installed to gain access to Route #114. Because of the situation, the tree cutting is legal and if the crossing is not approved, the trees have been cut in violation. The town will be informed of the decision from DOT.
He also reported that the FEMA request was approved for the December 2003 storm. The town has received the Federal funds and is awaiting State funds. Public Works Director, Ted Shane, would like to use some of the disaster funds for maintenance on vehicles and road shoulders. George would like to see the funds used to repair the Folly Road.
Lastly, the insurance check has been received to be used for repairs to the Dodge Ram that had been damaged in an accident this winter.
For more updates, see attached Town Manager's report.
George made a motion to move to Executive Session at 8:23 p.m. It was seconded by Bob. Motion carried.
9. Executive Session
To see what action the Board wishes to take regarding a hardship abatement request.
The Board returned from Executive Session at 8:35 p.m.
David made a motion to decline temporary case # MANS (04-01). It was seconded by George. Motion carried with Bob opposing.
Bob made a motion to adjourn at 8:38 p.m. It was seconded by George. Motion carried.
These minutes are not verbatim. A recording of the proceedings is available in the Clerk's office.
Deputy Town Clerk