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Special Town Meeting 04/06/2005
To Maureen Tabor, resident:


In the name of the State of Maine, you are hereby required by law to notify and warn the inhabitants of the Town of Sebago qualified by law to vote in Town affairs, to meet at the Town Office Meeting room in said Town of Sebago on Wednesday, April 6, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. to act on the following articles to wit:

The meeting was called to order by the Town Clerk, Michele Bukoveckas at 7:00 p.m.  Present were: Selectmen; Ruth Douglas, Allen Crabtree, Lisa Hutchins, Robert Irish Jr., David McCarthy, Town Manager; David Hague ,and Clerk/Recorder, Michele Bukoveckas.  Guests present were: Don Olden Sr., Ted Greene, Paul White, and Public Works, Director Ted Shane.


Article 1.      To elect a moderator to preside at said meeting.
                Ruth Douglas made a motion to nominate Alan Munroe to moderate the meeting.  It was seconded by Don Olden Sr.  There being no other nominations, a vote was taken, and Alan Munroe was sworn in as moderator.


Article 2.      To see if the Town will dispense with the reading of the last Annual Town Meeting minutes.
                Dave McCarthy made a motion to dispense with the reading of the last Annual Town Meeting minutes.  It was seconded by Bob Irish Jr.  It was discussed that this issue was not necessary.  There being no further discussion, motion carried.

Article 3.      What action does the Town wish to take in regards to Assigning the Board of Selectmen the responsibility of revising permit and/or inspection fees listed in the Town Of Sebago’s Building Ordinance?
                Ted Greene made a motion to postpone this article until the Annual Town Meeting.  There was no second, motion failed.  Bob Irish Jr. made a motion to assign the Board of Selectmen the responsibility of revising permit and/or inspection fees listed in the Town of Sebago’s Building Ordinance.  It was seconded by Lisa Hutchins.  Ted Greene felt that the Board should have a Selectmen’s Ordinance that would lay out the guidelines the Board would use when amending an ordinance and those changes such as fees can only be changed by the legislative body.  This article conflicts with the current practice.  Bob Irish withdrew his motion, a vote to withdraw the motion was taken and carried.  Ted Greene made a motion that Article 3 be brought back to the Annual Town Meeting in substance.  It was seconded by Dave McCarthy.  Moderator, Alan Munroe informed the Board that specific steps need to be followed in order to amend or create an ordinance.  In his opinion, this was not the way to proceed.  Allen Crabtree made a motion to amend Ted Greene’s motion to adopt the proposed fees changes as presented and bring the ordinance back at the Annual Town Meeting.  It was seconded by Paul White.  It was discussed that the article does not mention the proposed list of fees changes, therefore, the fees could not be voted on.  Allen Crabtree withdrew his amendment and Paul White withdrew his second.  A vote on the withdraw, carried.  The Board decided that they would review the ordinance and propose the changes at the Annual Town Meeting.   A vote to bring Article 3 back to the Annual Town Meeting was voted on and carried 5-4 with Bob Irish Jr, Dave McCarthy, David Hague, and Don Olden Sr. being opposed.
                


Article 4.      What action does the Town wish to take regarding ratifying over drafts in the Summer Roads account ($12,530) and the General Assistance account ($1,116) for the Fiscal Year 03-04?
                Allen Crabtree made a motion to ratify the overdrafts.  It was seconded by Ruth Douglas. Motion carried.

Article 5.      What action does the Town wish to take regarding applying funds received from FEMA into the Winter Roads Account?
Dave McCarthy made a motion to apply FEMA funds received in FY 04-05 to the Winter Roads Account. It was seconded by Ruth Douglas.  Ted Greene made a motion to recognize Public Works Director Ted Shane.  It was seconded by Ruth Douglas.  Motion carried.  Ted Shane suggested that this article be made part of the Annual Town Meeting Warrant for future funds.  There being no further discussion, motion carried.


Ted Greene made a motion to adjourn at 8:15 p.m.  It was seconded by Don Olden Sr.  Motion carried.



Respectfully submitted,


Michele A. Bukoveckas
Town Clerk