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Board of Selectmen Minutes 11/01/2005
Minutes
TOWN OF SEBAGO
BOARD OF SELECTMEN’S MEETING
7:00 p.m.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2005
TOWN OFFICE BUILDING


I       Call to Order
        The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by chairperson, Ruth Douglas.
        
II      Roll Call
        Present were: Selectmen; Allen Crabtree; Jeff Harriman; Ruth Douglas; Robert Irish Jr.; Dave
        McCarthy; Town Manager; Dave Hague and Recorder, Maureen Tabor. Guests present were:
        Maurice Davies, Don Olden, Don Allen, George Sampson, Glen Snow, Public Works Director
        Ted Shane, Fire Chief Ken Littlefield, and Mike Corrigan from The Bridgton News.
                
III     Adjustments to the Agenda
        Dave McCarthy made a motion to add an executive session. It was seconded by Robert Irish Jr.
        Motion Carried.
                
IV      Next Board of Selectmen’s Meeting is scheduled for December 6, 2005 at 7:00 p.m.

V       Comments from the Public
        George Sampson extended an invitation to the Board of Selectmen to attend the Veteran’s Day
        Memorial Service, at 11:00 a.m. on Friday November 11, 2005. The Selectmen will be there to
        accept a sign donated to the Veteran’s Park from the Sebago Turkey Shoot proceeds.

        Glen Snow, President of the Sebago Branch Duckers asked the Board for approval to remove
stumps and rocks from the trail on Douglas Mountain. Allen Crabtree asked that the Branch Duckers present a letter with their request to use Town property, along with a map of the area.
Dave Hague is going to contact MMA for insurance purposes after he receives the letter. A
response to the Branch Duckers request will be available after the Selectmen meet at the Veteran’s Park on November 11, 2005.           
                
VI      Written Communication
A.      Approval of the October 18, 2005 Selectmen’s Meeting Minutes
Allen Crabtree made a motion to approve the October 18, 2005 Selectmen’s
Meeting Minutes. It was seconded by Robert Irish Jr.. Motion Carried.
B.      Approve Warrant # 16 & Warrant # 17
Robert Irish Jr. made a motion to approve Warrants 16 &17. It was seconded by Jeff Harriman. Motion carried.

VII     Old Business    
A.      Discussion of the Reported Encroachment on the Town’s Right-of-Way
Dave McCarthy made a motion to discuss. It was seconded by Robert Irish Jr..
Dave McCarthy made a motion to Table until the January Selectmen’s Meeting, giving the Board and landowner more time to gather information.
It was seconded by Robert Irish Jr.. Motion carried.



B.      Discussion of the Yard Waste and Brush Collection Site
Robert Irish Jr. made a motion to discuss. It was seconded by Allen Crabtree.
Dave McCarthy made a motion to adopt the existing Transfer Station as a Yard Waste and Brush Collection Site, and move forward with the application listing both access options. It was seconded by Robert Irish Jr.. Motion carried


VIII    New Business
A.      Discussion of Fire Station # 3
Robert Irish Jr. made a motion to discuss. It was seconded by Allen Crabtree.
Ken Littlefield was asked what vehicle would be stored in Station #3 this winter. The Forestry truck will be kept there.

Discussion of Web Page
Dave McCarthy made a motion to discuss. It was seconded by Robert Irish Jr..
Allen Crabtree stated that he along with Michele Bukoveckas had met with two Software companies, gathering information for the Town Web Site. Allen asked that the Board to take a look at each site and give him feedback on their thoughts of each site. No action needed.

B.      Discussion of Community Development Block Grant
Allen Crabtree made a motion to discuss. It was seconded by Jeff Harriman. Allen Crabtree stated that there are Fund Grants from the State of Maine that Sebago may be able to receive. One was the Rehabilitating for Senior Housing Fund. The fund would provide Sebago resident seniors with winterization for their homes. Deadline for the Grant application is January for the 2006 year. A contractor would be hired to do the work. All the Selectmen were in agreement and wanted Allen to submit the application for next winter.
                

IX      Reports from Town Officials & Committees
A.      Town Manager
Mike LaPointe who has many years of Public Works experience, has been hired as a full-time driver for Public Works.
The roll-off truck made its first trip on 11/1/05.
The summary from the Tax Acquired Property Committee meeting will be typed and placed in the Selectmen’s boxes.
The placing of the trail markers for Douglas Mountain has been delayed due to poor weather.
Public Works will be rebuilding the steps at the Town Hall in November.
The Public Safety Committee will hold its first meeting Nov. 7, 2005 at 7:00 p.m.
No date has yet been set for the Community Disaster Committee meeting.

B.      Selectmen
No reports given.

C.      Department Heads
Fire Chief, Ken Littlefield stated that a phone line at Station #3 will be installed for the freeze alarm.
Pump test were conducted on October 29, 2005.
A ladder test will be done in December.
Public Works Director, Ted Shane gave a list of projects that had been completed in the last four weeks, and also gave a list of projects for the next four weeks coming.

         D.    Committees
No reports given.

Dave McCarthy made a motion to move to executive session at 8:22. It was seconded by Robert Irish Jr. Motion carried.

Selectmen came out of executive session at 9:23 p.m. on a motion made by Dave McCarthy, and seconded by Robert Irish Jr.. No action taken during executive session.

Selectmen reconvened in general session. An executive session will be held on Tuesday November 15, 2005, at 7:15 p.m.

  X    Adjournment

Allen Crabtree made a motion to adjourn at 9:24 p.m. It was seconded by Robert Irish Jr. Motion carried.


Respectfully Submitted,


Maureen Tabor
Deputy Clerk