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Board of Selectmen Minutes 09/20/2005
MINUTES
TOWN OF SEBAGO
BOARD OF SELECTMEN’S MEETING
7:00 p.m.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2005
TOWN OFFICE BUILDING


I       Call to Order
        The meeting was called to order by Chairman, Ruth Douglas at 7:00 p.m.
        
II      Roll Call
Present were: Selectmen, Ruth Douglas; Jeff Harriman; Bob Irish Jr.; Dave McCarthy; Allen Crabtree was absent; Town Manager, Dave Hague and Recorder, Michele Bukoveckas.  Guests present were: Maurice Davies, Rescue Chief; Lauris Champagne; Public Works Supervisor, Ted Shane; Jason Greene, Phil Strike, Don Olden Sr. and Mike Corrigan of The Bridgton News.
                
III     Adjustments to the Agenda
        There were none.
                
IV      Next Board of Selectmen’s Meeting is scheduled for October 4, 2005 at 7:00 p.m.

V       Comments from the Public        
Don Olden asked when the siding on Station One would be completed.  Dave Hague stated he would check with Fire Chief, Ken Littlefield.
                
VI      Written Communication
A.      Approval of the September 6, 2005 Selectmen’s Meeting Minutes
Dave McCarthy made a motion to approve the September 6, 2005 Selectmen’s Meeting Minutes.  It was seconded by Bob Irish Jr.  Motion carried.

B.      Approve Warrant # 10 & Warrant # 11
Bob Irish Jr. made a motion to approve Warrants 10 & 11.  It was seconded by Jeff Harriman.  Motion carried.

VII     Old Business    
A.      Discussion of Town Solid Waste Ordinance
The Board requested that an electronic copy of the ordinance be sent out for editing.  Dave McCarthy made a motion to table until the edits are completed.  It was seconded by Bob Irish Jr.  Motion carried.

B.      Discussion of Transfer Station Fees
Bob Irish Jr. made a motion to accept the fees as presented.  It was seconded by Jeff Harriman.  Motion carried.

C.      Discussion of an Encroachment on a Town R.O.W.
Bob Irish Jr. made a motion to discuss the issue.  It was seconded by Dave McCarthy.  The Board requested that a letter be sent out to the individuals involved on Thursday, September 22, 2005 giving them until October 18, 2005 to respond.


D.      Discussion of Douglas Mountain Trail Work
Dave McCarthy made a motion to discuss the issue.  It was seconded by Bob Irish Jr.  Motion carried.  Dave Hague stated that he would be working on the trail this Saturday from 8:00 am- noon.  

VIII    New Business
A.      Set the Tax Rate
Dave McCarthy made a motion to set the tax rate at $12.00 per thousand.  It was seconded by Bob Irish Jr.  Motion carried.

B.      Abatements as recommended by the Assessor’s Agent
Dave McCarthy made a motion to approve the abatements as recommended by the Assessor’s Agent.  It was seconded by Bob Irish Jr.  Motion carried.

C.      Discussion on Proposed Brush Site
Bob Irish Jr. made a motion to discuss the issue.  It was seconded by Jeff Harriman.  There was much discussion regarding the entrance, location, and operations of the brush dump.  The Board requested that site estimates and total costs as well as the possibility of locating the site at the Town Garage be researched and brought back on October 18, 2005.  

IX      Reports from Town Officials & Committees
A.      Selectmen
The Selectmen would like the Town Manager’s report placed first under reports from Town Officials & Committees.

B.      Department Heads
Clerk/Treasurer, Michele Bukoveckas stated that the Town of Sebago would be participating in Rapid Renewal in the near future.  Rapid Renewal would enable residents to re-register their vehicles from a home computer.  She also stated that she hopes to have this link as well as links for hunting/fishing licenses, ATV/Snowmobile registrations and dog licensing on the Town’s website.

Public Works, Ted Shane reported that a new truck would be purchased around Thanksgiving, and that he has a couple leads on purchasing a roll-off truck for the transfer station.  He also reported that excavating work will begin on Oct. 3, 2005.

C.      Committees
There were none.

D.      Town Manager
David Hague reported the following:
ü       Flyers have been prepared for distributing concerning the free metal weekend.
ü       Furnace at Station 3 is in working condition.
ü       There is $5,000 in the Fire Station maintenance account for door replacement and that one quote had been received for $3,000
ü       A meeting of the Tax Acquired Property Committee will be scheduled soon to discuss options for disposition.
ü       He has drafted a memo to employees regarding “Public Perceptions” and would like their feedback.


X       Adjournment
        David McCarthy made a motion to adjourn at 7:54 p.m.  It was seconded by Bob Irish Jr.  Motion carried.



Respectfully submitted,



Michele A. Bukoveckas
Clerk/Treasurer