TOWN OF SEBAGO
BOARD OF SELECTMEN’S MEETING
TUESDAY, AUGUST 16, 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, Ruth Douglas; Allen Crabtree; Jeff Harriman; Dave McCarthy; Bob Irish Jr.; Town Manager, Dave Hague and Recorder, Michele Bukoveckas. Guests present were: Maurice Davies, Mike Corrigan of The Bridgton News, Don Olden Sr., Don Allen, Public Works Supervisor; Ted Shane, Recreation Coordinator; Belisa Harriman, Bill Osgood, President of the Lakes Region ATV Club, Roger Plante, Vice President of the Lakes Region ATV Club, and Jeff Linscott, Chairman of the ATV Trails Committee for Maine.
III Adjustments to the Agenda
There were none.
IV Next Board of Selectmen’s Meeting is scheduled for September 6, 2005 at 7:00 p.m.
V Comments from the Public
Maurice Davies mentioned recent news articles regarding the Windham School Budget and their recent surplus. He stated that the Town of Windham would like an independent audit of the school budget there, and perhaps, the towns in MSAD # 61 should request the same of our school budget.
VI Written Communication
A. Approval of the August 2, 2005 Selectmen’s Meeting Minutes
Allen Crabtree made a motion to accept the August 2, 2005 Selectmen’s Meeting Minutes. It was seconded by Jeff Harriman. Motion carried.
B. Approve Warrant # 5 and Warrant # 6
Bob Irish Jr. made a motion to approve Warrant # 5 and Warrant # 6. It was seconded by Allen Crabtree. Motion carried.
VII Old Business
There was none.
VIII New Business
A. Consideration of forming a Road Committee
Allen Crabtree made a motion to discuss the item. It was seconded by Bob Irish Jr. There was unanimous agreement that a data base should be set up with road acceptances, road widths, as well as all R.O.W. and authorized encroachments. The Board felt that this committee should not be making recommendations regarding maintenance schedules, or erosion control. Dave McCarthy made a motion to accept and move forward on forming a Road Assessment Committee, but would like to strike B,C,D,H and change the wording on G on the Committee outline, and to include the Town Manager and Public Works Supervisor on the Committee. It was seconded by Allen Crabtree. Motion carried with Bob Irish Jr. opposing.
B. Transfer Station Recommendations
Bob Irish Jr. made a motion to discuss the item. It was seconded by Dave McCarthy. The Board discussed purchasing a road worthy vehicle and hiring another labor to haul the overfill container when it is full, saving the Town money. Dave McCarthy stated that he would like to see numbers that would demonstrate costs related to hauling steel, hiring a smaller contractor to haul, Saturday hauls. Allen Crabtree would like to see some new numbers and have this issue brought back at the next meeting.
C. ATV access on the Hancock Pond Rd.
Dave McCarthy made a motion to discuss the item. It was seconded by Bob Irish Jr. Bill Osgood, President of the Lakes Region ATV Club addressed the Board. He stated that the club would like an ATV access route from the Swamp Rd. to the trail route to the railroad bed. This would enable the trail to connect with other trails. He stated the ATVs would travel in a 5ft path on the extreme right, and that signs would be posted, allowing speed to be enforced. Board members felt this could be a safety issue. Allen Crabtree would like input from the Game Wardens, and would like them to research another route. Dave McCarthy made a motion to table until more information could be brought back. It was seconded by Jeff Harriman. Motion carried.
IX Reports from Town Officials & Committees
Allen Crabtree- Recommends that Rescue, Fire, Town Manager, Public Works, and Clerk register to purchase items from State Surplus.
Dave McCarthy-Inquired about whether there was a resolution regarding an encroachment on a Town R.O.W. He was informed that the party involved was told to seek permission. The Board requested this item be put on the agenda for the next meeting.
B. Department Heads
Recreation-Belisa Harriman stated that we got the grant for the backboards, and will be ordering them soon. She also stated that she is working on a trip to a Portland Pirates game.
Public Works-Ted Shane stated that an ad will be placed in the local papers informing residents of work that will be done on the Kimball Corner Rd.
Questions were raised regarding finishing the trail on Douglas Mountain.
Seth Newton finished his portion and has the signs to put up. The trail is finished up to the snowmobile trail, and marked up to the Nature Trail. The Board would like to see the trail finished, or think it should be blocked to prevent people from getting lost.
Dave Hague contacted the Nature Conservatory that would allow the cutting of 3 trees per year, no more that 15 trees in a 10 year period to maintain the view.
D. Town Manager
Dave Hague reported the following:
Ø Frank Gorham would like to meet with the Board on
Sept. 7, 2005 at 6:30 p.m. Please submit any concerns you may have concern the school budget.
Ø File cabinets for subdivision plans need to be ordered.
Ø Fireproof filing cabinets need to be ordered for the front office. Funds received from the Adelphia Franchise Agreement could be used to pay for them.
Jeff Harriman made a motion to approve using the revenues from Adelphia Franchise Fees to pay for the needed planning board file cabinets and for two fireproof filing cabinets for the front office. It was seconded by Bob Irish Jr. Motion carried.
Ø Questions have been raised concerning re-visions to the Solid Waste Ordinance. Dave would like any feedback from the Board by the next meeting.
Ø The Highfields have requested a refund of their Appeals Board Hearing, as they felt they were misled. The Board advised Dave to use his judgment in this matter.
Bob Irish Jr. made a motion to adjourn at 9:00 p.m. It was seconded by Jeff Harriman. Motion carried.
Michele A. Bukoveckas