TOWN OF SEBAGO
BOARD OF SELECTMEN’S MEETING
TUESDAY, APRIL 4, 2006
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 Lowe, Claudia Flynn, Mike Corrigan of The Bridgton News, Public Works Director; Ted Shane, Code Enforcement Officer; Bob Sharkey, Rescue Chief; Lauris Champagne, Lane Gosbee, State Representative; Phil Cressey, Ann Burns, Kevin and Linda Sheehan, Jeff Wallace, Steve Sawyer from PROP, Bruce and Nancy Hart, Charles Binda, Paul McCarthy, Jan and Peter Wilk, Don Olden Sr., Corrine and Richard Aucoin, Kelly Kipikas, Ted Davis, Anne McMahon, , James and Jane McDonald, Daniel Kennedy, Ray and Elizabeth Maher, Curt Downing and Eugene and Ellen Rowe.
III Adjustments to the Agenda
Bob Irish Jr. made a motion to take item A from New Business out of order and to consider it as the first item under Old Business. It was seconded by Jeff Harriman. Motion carried.
IV Next Board of Selectmen’s Meeting is scheduled for: April 18, 2006 at 7:00 p.m.
V Comments from the Public
Comments were raised concerning the development of a Harbor Ordinance. The public felt that if this ordinance is being developed, a committee should be formed to assist in the process.
VI Written Communication
A. Approval of the February 7, 2006 Selectmen’s Meeting Minutes
Michele noted that item X was numbered as XI in error. Dave McCarthy made a motion to approve the minutes as amended. It was seconded by Bob Irish Jr. Motion carried.
B. Approve Warrants # 27- # 39
Dave McCarthy made a motion to approve warrants # 27-39. It was seconded by Bob Irish Jr. Motion carried.
VII Old Business
A. PROP Presentation
Steve Sawyer from People’s Regional Opportunity Program (PROP) presented a plaque and a letter appreciation to the Town Of Sebago for 40 years of dedication and support.
B. Safe Harbor R.O.W
Bob Irish Jr. made a motion to discuss the issue. It was seconded by Dave McCarthy. It was determined that the R.O.W was given to the Town by Florence Fitch and accepted by the Townspeople on May 31, 1996. The Board stated that they must maintain consistency regarding encroachments on Town property. The Board stated they would like more information on:
§ Clarification on whether Town property begins at the low or high water mark.
§ What are the Town’s rights?
Bob Irish Jr. made a motion to table this issue until April 18, 2006 to address the above concerns. It was seconded by Allen Crabtree. Motion carried. The Board scheduled a site walk of the ROW for April 12, 2006 at 5:00 p.m.
C. Discussion of Roads Maintenance Letter
Bob Irish Jr. made a motion to discuss the issue. It was seconded by Allen Crabtree. The Board agreed that this issue should go back to the voters at the Annual Town Meeting. The Board will meet on April 12, 2006 at 6:00 p.m. to discuss the wording of the warrant article. No action taken.
VIII New Business
A. P.R.O.P. Presentation
Previously taken as item A. under Old Business of this meeting.
A five minute recess was taken at this time. Meeting reconvened at 9:40 p.m.
B. Town Hall Use Regulations and Fees
Dave McCarthy made a motion to discuss the issue. It was seconded by Bob Irish Jr. The Board agreed that revisions need to be made to the regulations and fees. They will address this issue in July.
C. Town Hall Rental Applications
Discussed with item B
D. Abatements and Supplements as Recommended by Assessor’s Agent
Dave McCarthy made a motion to accept the abatements as recommended by the Assessor’s Agent. It was seconded by Allen Crabtree. Motion carried.
E. Discussion of Recreation Plan
Bob Irish Jr. made a motion to discuss the issue. It was seconded by Jeff Harriman. The Board will discuss this issue at a workshop on April 5, 2006.
F. Discussion of FY06-07 Budget
Allen Crabtree made a motion to discuss. It was seconded by Bob Irish Jr. Dave Hague stated that our current budget will make it necessary for a written ballot vote at the Annual Town Meeting to increase our spending limit. All agreed that articles should be written in the local papers explaining the Town’s budget and the need to increase the spending limit.
G. Discussion of Town Meeting Warrant Articles
The Board will hold a workshop on April 12, 2006 at 6:00 p.m. to discuss the proposed warrant articles.
H. Discussion of Board of Selectmen’s Meeting Schedule
Allen Crabtree made a motion to return to the bi-monthly meeting schedule of the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month. It was seconded by Jeff Harriman. Motion carried.
IX Reports from Town Officials & Committees
A. Town Manager
See attached. Regarding the Encroachment on the property of Fire Station #2, Allen Crabtree made a motion to release the corner portion of the lot that contains the driveway to the heirs of Florence Fitch. It was seconded by Jeff Harriman. Motion carried with Allen Crabtree, Jeff Harriman, and Ruth Douglas in favor, Dave McCarthy, opposed, and Bob Irish Jr., abstaining.
The Board decided they would like June 10 and June 11 to be a universal waste weekend for metals and electronics.
C. Department Heads
Code Enforcement Officer, Bob Sharkey stated that Harbor Masters apply to both coastal waters and inland waters.
Public Works Director, Ted Shane stated that the Town can collect revenue through recycling metal.
There were none.
X Executive Session pursuant to Title 1 M.R.S.A. § 405 (6) (A) to discuss a Town Management personnel matter.
Allen Crabtree made a motion to move to executive session at 11:45 p.m. It was seconded by Bob Irish Jr. Motion carried.
Bob Irish Jr. made a motion to reconvene at 12:35 a.m. It was seconded by Jeff Harriman. Motion carried. No action taken.
Bob Irish Jr. made a motion to adjourn at 12:36 a.m. It was seconded by Dave McCarthy. Motion carried.
Note: These minutes are not verbatim. A recording of the proceedings is available in the Clerk’s Office during regular hours.
Michele A. Bukoveckas