Town of Sebago
Board of Selectmen's Meeting
Tuesday, January 6, 2004
Town Office Building
1. Call the meeting to order and roll call
The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Chairperson, Ruth Douglas.
Present were Selectmen, Ruth Douglas; George Tinkham; Robert Irish Jr.;Ted Davis; and David Hague; Town Manager Mitch Manseau; and Recorder, Michele Bukoveckas. Guests present were: Fire Chief, Kenneth Littlefield; Public Works Director, Ted Shane; Maurice Davies; Don Allen; Diana and Fern Letellier; Lisa Hutchins; Marcia Christensen; and Mike Corrigan of The Bridgton News.
2. Schedule next meeting: Next Regular Selectmen's Meeting will be:
George made a motion to schedule the next Selectmen's Meeting on February 3, 2004 at 7:00 p.m. It was seconded by Bob. Motion carried.
2a. Adjustments to the agenda
Bob made a motion to move executive session to the end of the meeting. It was seconded by David. Motion carried.
3. Audience participation
There was none.
4. SCHEDULED ITEMS:
4.14 To see what action the Board wishes to take regarding abatements and supplements as the Assessors' Agent recommends.
George made a motion to approve the abatement. It was seconded by
Bob. Motion carried.
4.15 To see what action the Board wishes to take regarding the provision of life insurance for the Town Manager.
After discussion, George made a motion to add life insurance to the Town Manager's benefit package. It was seconded by David. Motion carried.
4.16 Executive session to discuss a personnel matter.
To be discussed at the end of the agenda.
There were none.
There were none.
7. WRITTEN COMMUNICATION
7.01 Sign and approve minutes of the December 2 and 16, 2003 Board of Selectmen Minutes.
7.02 Approve warrants # 22-27
George made a motion to approve 7.01 and 7.02. It was seconded by David.
8. ORAL COMMUNICATION
Committees- Conservation Committee Member, Fern Letellier updated the Board on the status of the Douglas Mountain trail maintenance.
Department Heads- Public Works Director, Ted Shane informed the Board that more street signs had be stolen, and need to be replaced. He also stated that this week they would be busy doing the following:
painting the entrance at the Old Town Hall
install the programmable thermostat
repair the storm windows
repair the fan in the men's room
purchased a truck from State surplus for $7,000 and paid $500 to have the truck bed lined.
He also mentioned to the Board that the Transfer Station should be opened two additional days due to increase in traffic. Ted stated that the cost of the additional days would not be that much. Some members of the Board felt that all that was necessary was to ship the container more frequently.
David made a motion to table the issue for one month. It was seconded by Ted. Motion carried with David, Ruth, George and Ted in favor and Bob opposing.
Town Manager- Mitch stated that he will be working on drafts to the Personnel Policy regarding earned time off in lieu of sick time and vacation time, and sending the Gateway Grant information out for reimbursement. He also informed the Board that questions have been raised regarding the lot size of Station 2. The committee would like to use the Town's legal fund to have a survey done.
David made a motion to authorize the Town Manager to use the legal fund to have a survey done. It was seconded by Bob. Motion carried.
Mitch also mentioned that the Fire Station Committee would like to hire a consultant to see what the needs of the Town will be regarding a new fire station, equipment etc. The committee would like to use funds from the Fire Station Reserve Account for this purpose.
David made a motion to allow the Fire Station Committee to use $3,500 from the Fire Station Reserve Account to complete a needs assessment. It was seconded by Bob. Motion carried.
Lastly, Mitch mentioned that David Hastings, a candidate from Fryeburg would like to meet with the Board. The Board agreed to have him at the next meeting.
Ruth made a motion to enter into executive session at 7:55 p.m. It was seconded by George. Motion carried.
The Board re-convened from executive session at 8:14 p.m. There was no action taken during executive session.
George made a motion to adjourn at 8:15 p.m. It was seconded by David. Motion carried.
Michele A. Bukoveckas