TOWN OF SEBAGO
BOARD OF SELECTMEN’S MEETING
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 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. joined the meeting at 7:05 p.m., Town Manager, David Hague; and Recorder, Michele Bukovekas. Guests present were: Don Olden Sr., Fire Chief; Kenneth Littlefield, Public Works Director; Ted Shane, Rescue Chief; Lauris Champagne, Lane Gosbee, Lisa Hutchins, Phil Strike, Maurice Davies, Don Allen, Glen Snow, Alex Jarvis, Senator; Richard Hastings, and Mike Corrigan of The Bridgton News.
III Adjustments to the Agenda
Dave McCarthy stated that the Girl Scouts (item VIII, B) would not be attending this evening and would like to be re-scheduled for the January 3, 2006 meeting. Allen Crabtree made a motion to take item VIII, A out of order. It was seconded by Dave McCarthy. Motion carried.
Senator Hastings stated that he was visiting all the Boards in his district to see what their concerns were. The Board expressed that they would like the State to reduce spending and increase jobs. They also expressed their concern over the increasing cost of education.
IV Next Board of Selectmen’s Meeting is scheduled for January 3, 2006 at 7:00 p.m.
V Comments from the Public
Rescue Chief, Lauris Champagne stated that she was very pleased that Sebago has joined Rapid Renewal for on-line registration.
VI Written Communication
A. Approval of the November 1, 2005 Selectmen’s Meeting Minutes
Allen Crabtree made a motion to approve the November 1, 2005 Selectmen’s Meeting Minutes. It was seconded by Jeff Harriman. Motion carried.
B. Approval of the November 15, 2005 Selectmen’s Meeting Minutes
Bob Irish Jr. made a motion to approve the November 15, 2005 Selectmen’s Meeting Minutes. It was seconded by Allen Crabtree. Motion carried.
C. Approve Warrants # 18, # 19, # 20, #21, and # 22
Jeff Harriman made a motion to approve warrants #18, #19, #20, #21 and # 22. It was seconded by Dave McCarthy. Motion carried.
VII Old Business
A. Douglas Mountain Trail and Branch Duckers Snowmobile Club
Allen Crabtree made a motion to allow the Branch Duckers to improve the trail and issue a trail use permit until notification to terminate the agreement is made in writing. It was seconded by Bob Irish Jr. Motion carried.
VIII New Business
A. Senator, Richard Hastings to address the Board
B. Girl Scout Sidewalk Project (Beth McCarthy)
Tabled until January 3, 2006.
C. Discussion Concerning the Maintenance of Dirt Roads
Bob Irish Jr. made motion to discuss the issue. It was seconded by Allen Crabtree. The Board reviewed and discussed Order 02-06-Standards for Plowing Public Easement Roads (attached) and decided to adhere and enforce the policy. The Board requested that the Public Works Director give a report on the 23 public easements at the next meeting regarding their condition. Homeowners on roads not meeting the criteria will be placed on notice that they will not be plowed next year.
The Board discussed the Folly Road, and the need for road improvements as more and more development occurs. The Board would like the Town Manager and the Public Works Director to get estimates of what it would cost to:
· Maintain the dirt road (grading, filling pot holes)
· Cost of rebuilding and paving the road
· Replacing the bridge
The Board would then decide on whether or not to bring this issue to the taxpayers at Town Meeting.
D. Concern about Docks on Town Right of Ways
Bob Irish Jr. made a motion to discuss the issue. It was seconded by Allen Crabtree. The Board decided to place signs prohibiting docks on Town Right of Ways, and leave the enforcement to the Code Enforcement Officer.
E. Discussion of 2006 Holiday Schedule
Bob Irish Jr. made a motion to discuss the issue. It was seconded by Allen Crabtree. Dave Hague explained the schedule. Bob Irish Jr. made a motion to approve the 2006 Holiday Schedule. It was seconded by Allen Crabtree. Motion carried with Jeff Harriman and Dave McCarthy opposing.
IX Reports from Town Officials & Committees
A. Town Manager
See attached. The Board did express that they would like tax map 022 lot 023 to be placed out to bid with no minimum bid.
Allen Crabtree stated that he had received a letter from a resident regarding the high water level in Sebago. She was requesting that the Board take a position on the issue and send it to FERC. A copy of the letter has been given to the Board members.
C. Department Heads
Rescue-Lauris Champagne reported the following:
ü Rescue is sponsoring a family for Christmas
ü The “roads” book is being updated with the new roads
ü A clean-up day is being scheduled for January.
Fire-Kenneth Littlefield reported the following:
ü Vinyl siding will be completed soon
ü The furnace at Station 3 is dead. Ken was instructed to get three estimates.
ü Ken also reported that maintenance is needed on the fire trucks, the work will be done by Norman at Public Works.
ü Ken reported that the Department of Labor will be doing an inspection on December 28, 2005.
Ken was instructed to address all maintenance issues Department head to Department Head.
Pubic Safety Building Committee- Lauris Champagne stated that the committee is progressing well, and that site visits to other facilities are schedule for January. The committee will meet again on December 19, 2005 at 7: 00 p.m.
X Executive Session pursuant to Title 1 M.R.S.A. § 405 (6) (A) to discuss a Town Management personnel matter.
Bob Irish Jr. made a motion to move to Executive Session pursuant to Title 1 M.R.S.A. § 405 (6) (A) to discuss a Town Management personnel matter at 9: 45 p.m. It was seconded by Allen Crabtree. Motion carried.
Jeff Harriman made a motion to return from Executive Session at 10:20 p.m. It was seconded by Bob Irish Jr. Motion carried. No action taken in executive session.
Bob Irish Jr. made a motion to adjourn at 10:21 p.m. It was seconded by Jeff Harriman. Motion carried.