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Board of Selectmen Minutes 04/24/2006
MINUTES
TOWN OF SEBAGO
SPECIAL BOARD OF SELECTMEN’S MEETING
7:00 p.m.
MONDAY, APRIL 24, 2006
TOWN OFFICE BUILDING



I       Call to Order
        The meeting was called to order at 7:03 p.m. by interim Chairman, Dave McCarthy.
                
II      Roll Call
Present were Selectmen; Dave McCarthy, Allen Crabtree, Bob Irish Jr., Town Manager; David Hague, and Recorder, Michele Bukoveckas.  Selectmen, Ruth Douglas and Jeff Harriman were absent.  Guests present were: Lawrence Peters, Heather Small, George Davis, and Walter Bukoveckas.
                
III     Adjustments to the Agenda
        Allen Crabtree stated that he would like to add Old Business to the agenda to discuss warrant articles, and item C from New Business.
        
IV      Next Board of Selectmen’s Meeting is scheduled for :  May 2, 2006

V       Comments from the Public  
        

VI      Old Business

A.      Discuss Warrant Articles
Bob Irish Jr. made a motion to discuss warrant articles.  It was seconded by Allen Crabtree.  A warrant article regarding winter maintenance on public easements was presented.  The Board stated they would like to discuss the road standards (Order 02-06) at the May 2, 2006 Board of Selectmen’s meeting.  Allen Crabtree made a motion to add Article 11 as presented to the Town Meeting Warrant.  It was seconded by Bob Irish Jr. Motion carried.  The Board suggested that a list of the public easements be available for the public.

Allen Crabtree made a motion to approve Articles 1-10 as proposed.  It was seconded by Bob Irish Jr.  Motion carried.  

Warrant articles regarding the discontinuance of a portion of the Folly Road, and a portion of Peaked Mountain Road were discussed.  Allen Crabtree made a motion to correct a typo correcting officer’s to officers’.  It was seconded by Bob.  Motion carried.  Letters to all abutters will be sent out.





Bob Irish Jr. made a motion that the Town discontinue a 2.36 mile portion of the Folly Road a/k/a/ Folley Road from a turnaround that is 2.06 miles from Route 114 to a turnaround .26 miles from Route 107, with the Town retaining a public easement overt he discontinued portion of the road.  No damages are to be paid to the abutting property owners.  It was seconded by Allen Crabtree.  Motion carried.  


Allen Crabtree made a motion that the Town discontinue a 1.42 mile portion of the Peaked Mountain Road from a turnaround that is .56 miles from Kimball Corner Road to the intersection with the Folly Road, with the Town retaining a public easement over the discontinued portion of the road.  No damages are to be paid to the abutting property owners.  It was seconded by Bob Irish Jr.  Motion carried.  

There being no further discussion Bob Irish Jr. made a motion to accept Articles 12 and 13 as amended by Allen Crabtree.  It was seconded by Allen Crabtree.  Motion carried.

Allen Crabtree made a motion to add an Article that would allow the Board of Selectmen accept gifts under $7,500.00 (this would be Article 22).  It was seconded by Bob Irish Jr.  Motion carried.

Allen Crabtree made a motion to add the following Article (this would be Article 21): To see if the Town will vote to accept a Department of Homeland Security fire equipment grant under the FY2007 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program.  It was seconded by Bob Irish Jr.  Motion carried.

Allen made a motion to approve Articles 14-26 as presented.  It was seconded by Bob Irish Jr.  Motion carried.
                                        
VI      New Business
A.      Discuss Cover Picture for Annual Report
        Bob Irish Jr. made a motion for discussion.  It was seconded by Allen Crabtree.  It was suggested that the cover of the Annual report display the Town’s website page and promote communication.

B.      Discuss Stairs at Town Hall
        Bob Irish Jr. made a motion for discussion.  It was seconded by Allen Crabtree.  The Board stated that the Town Hall stairs needed to be rebuilt prior to the Annual Meeting. It was suggested that the top slab be replaced, cut the old top slab into fitted pieces for treads, and install wrought iron hand rails (like the ones at the Town Office).  They also would like to pave around the steps prior to Town Meeting, after new granite stairs are placed in the bank.

C.      Discuss Order to Discontinue Roads
        Previously discussed under warrant articles.





VII     Reports from Town Officials & Committees
A.      Town Manager
·       David Hague stated that donations are being collected to send flowers to Ruth Douglas.
·       April 25, 2006, Randy Perry from Virtual Town Hall would be coming to the Town Office to start implementing the new Town web site.  All are invited to attend.
·       Asked for comments on Safe Harbor Road
·       Asked for comments and direction on the Recreation Program he developed.

B.      Selectmen
        There were none.

C.      Department Heads
        There were none.

D.      Committees
        There were none.


VIII    Adjournment
Allen Crabtree made a motion to adjourn at 9:15 p.m.  It was seconded by Bob Irish Jr.  Motion carried.



Respectfully submitted,



Michele A. Bukoveckas
Town Clerk