TOWN OF SEBAGO
BOARD OF SELECTMEN’S MEETING
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 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; Allen Crabtree; Jeff Harriman; Bob Irish Jr.; Dave McCarthy; Town Manager; David Hague and Recorder, Michele Bukoveckas. Guests present were: Phil Strike, Don Olden, Don Allen, Fire Chief; Kenneth Littlefield, and Public Works Director; Ted Shane.
III Adjustments to the Agenda
There were none.
IV Next Board of Selectmen’s Meeting is scheduled for November 1, 2005 at 7:00 p.m.
V Comments from the Public
There were none.
VI Written Communication
A. Approval of the October 4, 2005 Selectmen’s Meeting Minutes
Dave McCarthy made a motion to approve the October 4, 2005 Selectmen’s Meeting Minutes. It was seconded by Jeff Harriman. Motion carried.
B. Approve Warrant # 14 & Warrant # 15
Dave McCarthy made a motion to approve Warrants # 14 and # 15. It was seconded by Jeff Harriman. Motion carried.
VII Old Business
A. Discussion of Town Solid Waste Ordinance
Dave McCarthy made a motion to discuss the issue. It was seconded by Jeff Harriman. Town Manager, David Hague stated that a language change would be made to Section 4.C setting an annual fee of $150/year for commercial haulers, commencing on October 1, 2005. There being no further discussion, Dave McCarthy made a motion to accept the changes to the Solid Waste Ordinance. It was seconded by Jeff Harriman. Motion carried.
VIII New Business
A. Discuss the Winter Schedule for Selectmen Meetings
Bob Irish Jr. made a motion to discuss the issue. It was seconded by Allen Crabtree. Bob Irish Jr. felt that since the Board is on track and with the upcoming budget/CIP meetings, that meeting once a month during that period would be sufficient. Dave McCarthy inquired about the signing of the warrants in a timely fashion. Dave McCarthy made a motion to take item D under New Business out of order. It was seconded by Bob Irish Jr. Motion carried. Allen Crabtree made a motion allow the Town Manager to approve the Payroll and Expenditure Warrants. It was seconded by Bob Irish Jr. Motion carried. Allen Crabtree made a motion that Board
meet the 1st Tuesday, once a month from November to February. It was seconded by Bob Irish Jr. Motion carried.
B. Abatements/Supplements as recommended by Assessor’s Agent
Bob Irish Jr. made a motion to discuss the issue. It was seconded by Allen Crabtree. After a quick explanation of the abatements and supplements being submitted, Dave McCarthy made a motion to approve the abatements/supplements as recommended by the Assessor’s Agent. It was seconded by Bob Irish Jr. Motion carried with Allen Crabtree abstaining.
C. Award Sand/Salt Contract
Dave McCarthy made a motion to discuss the issue. It was seconded by Bob Irish Jr. It was explained that $27,500 was bid to mix 5,000 yards of sand/salt. George Anderson and Son’s were asked to mix 4,000 yards instead of the 5,000 yards previously requested. The lesser amount would allow the Town to purchase additional salt if needed. Bob Irish Jr. made a motion to award the sand/salt contract to George Anderson & Sons in the amount of $22,000. It was seconded by Jeff Harriman. Motion carried.
D. Authorize Town Manager to Approve Payroll and Warrant Expenditures
Previously discussed with item A.
IX Reports from Town Officials & Committees
A. Town Manager
Allen Crabtree stated that since repairs have been made to Station 3, if anything is to be stored there, then an alarm should be hooked up. This item will be placed on the next agenda.
Dave McCarthy would like a cost analysis showing hauling dates, costs, man hours, fuel usage so the cost savings of purchasing the roll-ff truck can be tracked.
C. Department Heads
Fire Chief, Kenneth Littlefield stated that he would like to see something placed to protect the leach field at Station 1. He also stated that recently the department had an AVOC training that went well.
There were none.
Allen Crabtree made a motion to adjourn at 7:58 p.m. It was seconded by Dave McCarthy. Motion carried.
Michele A. Bukoveckas