TOWN OF SEBAGO
BOARD OF SELECTMEN’S MEETING
TUESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2005
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, Allen Crabtree; Ruth Douglas; Dave McCarthy and Robert Irish Jr.; Jeff
Harriman was absent; Town Manager Dave Hague; and recorder Maureen Tabor. Guests present
were: Fire Chief, Ken Littlefield; Public Works Supervisor, Ted Shane; Recreation Coordinator,
Belisa Harriman; Transfer Station Supervisor, Dave Crawford; Don Olden, Don Allen, Jason
Greene, Carol Brown, Maurice Davies, and Mike Corrigan of The Bridgton News.
III Adjustments to the Agenda
Robert Irish Jr. asked to add executive session for personnel reasons.
IV Next Board of Selectmen’s Meeting is scheduled for August 16, 2005 at 7:00 p.m.
V Comments from the Public
VI Written Communication
A. Approval of the July 19, 2005 Selectmen’s Meeting Minutes
Robert Irish Jr. made a motion to approve the July 19, 2005 Selectmen’s Meeting
Minutes. It was seconded by Allen Crabtree. Motion Carried.
B. Approve Warrant # 3 and Warrant # 4
Dave McCarthy made a motion to approve Warrants 3 & 4. It was seconded by Robert Irish Jr. Motion carried.
VII Old Business
A. Posting Notice for New Committees
Robert Irish Jr. made a motion for discussion. It was seconded by Dave McCarthy. The ads discussed were for three committees. A Public Safety Committee, a Community Disaster Community, and an Environmental Advisory Committee. Dave Hague said that the ad for the Committee Members will run for two weeks. The ads will be placed in the local stores, the Post Office, and on the Web Site. The new members will be appointed at the first Selectmen’s Meeting in September. Discussion took place on whether there is a need for a Road Committee, and who would be on it. Allen Crabtree suggested an outline describing the committee be drafted and presented to the board at the next meeting.
VIII New Business
A. Douglas Mountain
Dave McCarthy made a motion to discuss. It was seconded by Robert Irish Jr.
Dave Hague said that he has contacted the Nature Conservancy to see what if anything can be done to retain the view from the tower. He has sent pictures and is now waiting to hear back from the Conservancy.
IX Reports from Town Officials & Committees
Dave McCarthy asked about the status of Orchard Road. Ted Shane said that it is going to be spot paved. It will be done within two weeks.
Ruth Douglas asked if anyone had any information about rocks being painted orange on the Folly Road. Ted Shane said that it was not done by Public Works or Andersons, but he would check into the situation.
B. Department Heads
Fire Chief, Ken Littlefield said that Eric Anderson from the overhead door company will be returning to finish the job as soon as the parts come in.
Ken also wanted to know if there were any funds available for the chimney at Station 3. The board replied that if funds are needed they could be authorized.
Public Works Supervisor, Ted Shane gave the pricing he received for the new vehicles. The Selectmen reviewed the quotes and discussed their options. Robert Irish made a motion to accept bids. Dave McCarthy then made a motion to accept the bids separately for each vehicle. Allen Crabtree made a motion to approve the bid of the GMC 4500 from O’Connor and the package to go with it from HP Fairfield. It was seconded by Robert Irish Jr. Motion carried with Allen Crabtree, Ruth Douglas and Robert Irish Jr. voting in favor and Dave McCarthy opposing.
Robert Irish Jr. made a motion to accept the bid for the big truck from O’Connor GMC for the Volvo cab and chasse, and the dump body, plow and wing from HP Fairfield with the trade of the L8000. It was seconded by Allen Crabtree. Dave McCarthy made a motion to amend the motion stating that the price is not to exceed $113,000.00 plus the trade of the L8000. It was seconded by Allen Crabtree. Both amendment and motion carried.
Ads will be published for bids of articles the Public Works no longer requires. The Fire Department is getting their list together to liquidate and will deliver the list to Dave Hague this week.
Ted Shane said there is an over abundance of trash at the Transfer Station. He has made some suggestions for the Selectmen to review and discuss at their next meeting.
Recreation Coordinator, Belisa Harriman stated that the summer events were going very well. She has been contacted by the District Recreation Department to see if Sebago would be interested in doing more in the way of a Day Camp next summer.
The locks at the Town Hall will be changed.
D. Town Manager
The wings on the stage at the Town Hall seem to be a good location for the Potter Academy Alumni Association to store their tables and chairs.
A Universal Waste day for Sebago residents only has been set up for September 3rd and 4th.The pickup for the materials collected will be on the 7th. Flyers will be handed out as to what items will be accepted.
Allen Crabtree made a motion to retain Amy Tchao in a lawsuit filed by Michael and Diann Sanborn against the Town. It was seconded by Dave McCarthy. Motion carried.
A local ATV club has asked to be put on the agenda for the next meeting. They are looking for access on Hancock Pond road.
Dave Hague has sent Frank Gorham an E-mail asking him to reschedule his visit to an evening hour to enable more citizens to attend. He has not yet responded.
Robert Irish Jr. made a motion to move to executive session at 8:30. It was seconded by Dave McCarthy. Motion carried.
Allen Crabtree made a motion to reconvene at 10:03. It was seconded by Dave
McCarthy. Motion carried. No action taken.
Robert Irish made a motion to adjourn at 10:04. It was seconded by Dave
McCarthy. Motion carried.