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Board of Selectmen Minutes 07/18/2006

I       Call to Order
        The meeting was called to order by Interim Chair, Allen Crabtree at 7:00 p.m.
                        
II      Roll Call
Present were Selectmen; Allen Crabtree, Maureen Harriman, Jeff Harriman, Bob Irish Jr., Dave McCarthy, Town Manager; David Hague, and Recorder Michele Bukoveckas.  Guests present were: Fire Chief; Kenneth Littlefield, Rescue Chief; Lauris Champagne, Code Enforcement Officer; Robert Sharkey, Don Allen, Don Olden Sr., Lisa Sleeper, Michael Cain, John Puopolo, Bill Nason, Bob Burns, Kurt Christensen, Raymond Maher, Dan Kennedy, and Mike Corrigan of The Bridgton News.
                        
III     Adjustments to the Agenda
        Bob Irish Jr. added -Appoint a Chairman of the Board to New Business, Appointments
David Hague added - an Executive Session pursuant to Title 1 M.R.S.A. § 405 (6) (A) to discuss a personnel matter.
Allen Crabtree added- Amending the 8/2/05 Board of Selectmen Minutes to Written Communication.
                
IV      Reports from Town Officials & Committees
A.      Town Manager
David reported the following:
Public Works will solicit additional bids for parking lot paving.
Recommends hiring Professional Engineering Design, Inc of Norway to design the Sand/Salt Shed.  The Board agreed with the recommendation.
The Audit is going well.
Public Easement assessment is 50% complete
Peabody Pond Rd. has been graveled and graded.
Gateway sign posts will be painted.
Progress is being made on the brush collection site.
Interviews have begun for the Public Works Supervisor, Recreation Coordinator and Laborer.
Contacted a surveyor concerning property lines at Long Beach.
Long Beach would like the town to buy paint for crosswalks.  The Board agreed they would supply the paint.  Questions were raised regarding the legality of the crosswalks. This will be researched.
David asked for the Boards positions on contracting a law enforcement offer from Cumberland County.  This item will be placed on the next agenda.

B.      Selectmen
Dave McCarthy thanked Sebago Youth Athletic Association for their contribution of  flags that were displayed during Sebago Days.

C.      Department Heads
        Rescue-Lauris Champagne reported the following:
The rescue unit would be going back in for repairs on the transmission this week.
Banners will be placed around town recruiting members.
This was the last year that Mike Foye and herself would be responsible for the raffle at Sebago Days.

D.      Committees
        There were none.

V       Next Board of Selectmen’s Meeting is scheduled for:  August 1, 2006 at 7:00 p.m.

VI      Comments from the Public
Don Olden Sr. questioned when the shoulders on Kimball Corner Rd would be built up.  David Hague responded by mid September.
        
VII     Written Communication
A.      Approval of the June 20, 2006 Selectmen’s Meeting Minutes
Allen Crabtree requested that his name be corrected.   Jeff Harriman made a motion to approve the June 20, 2006 Selectmen’s Meeting Minutes with the correction.  It was seconded by Bob Irish Jr.  Motion carried.
        
B.      Approval of Warrants #51, # 52, # 1 and #2
Jeff Harriman made a motion to approve Warrants # 51, 51, # 1 and # 2.  It was seconded by Dave McCarthy.  Motion carried with Bob Irish Jr. abstaining.

C.      Amendments to the August 2, 2005 Selectmen’s Meeting Minutes.
Dave McCarthy made a motion to amend the August 2, 2005, Section IX, B-Public Works report to read that the additional $4,647 for the GMC 4500 would be spent from the undesignated fund balance.  It was seconded by Bob Irish Jr.  Motion carried.

VIII    Old Business    
A.      Safe Harbor Rd.
        Bob Irish Jr. made a motion to discuss the issue.  It was seconded by Jeff Harriman.   The Board referred to a letter from Portland Water District concerning erosion problems.  Several erosion management steps were taken in 2003 to help control the erosion.  The letter states that access should be limited to “foot” traffic only, therefore, the boulders should not be removed.  Dave McCarthy made a motion that Public Works restore the boulders and repair any damage.  It was seconded by Bob Irish Jr.  Motion carried with Allen Crabtree opposing.
                
IX      New Business
A.      Appointments to Committees
        Town Clerk, Michele Bukoveckas stated that the Tax Acquired Property Committee needed to be added to the list.  It was also stated to add the appointment of the Rescue Chief.  Dave McCarthy stated that he would like to step down from the C.I.P. Committee and nominate Maureen  Harriman as the Budget Committee Member.

a.      Board of Appeals
        Bob Irish Jr. made a motion to appoint Charles Binda.  It was seconded by Jeff Harriman.  Motion carried.

b.      Capital Investment Program Committee
        Dave McCarthy made a motion to appoint Paul White , Maureen Harriman, David Hague, Lauris Champagne, Kenneth Littlefield and Don Olden Sr.  It was seconded by Bob Irish Jr.  Motion carried.

c.      Code Enforcement Officer and L.P.I.
        Dave McCarthy made a motion to appoint Robert Sharkey.  It was seconded by Jeff Harriman.  Motion carried.



d.      Community Disaster Committee
        Bob Irish Jr. made a motion to appoint Kenneth Littlefield, Allen Crabtree, Anita Chadbourne, Carol Brown, Public Works Supervisor, and 2 citizens at large TBA.  It was seconded by Dave McCarthy.  Motion carried.

e.      Health Officer
        TBA

f.      Public Safety Building Committee
        Bob Irish Jr.. made a motion to appoint Bob Irish Jr, Jason Greene, Maurice Davies, Don Olden Sr., Lauris Champagne, Steve Burgess.  It was seconded by Jeff Harriman.  Motion carried.

g.      Fire Chief
        Bob Irish Jr. made a motion to appoint Kenneth Littlefield.  It was seconded by Dave McCarthy.  Motion carried.

h.      Tax Acquired Property Committee
        Bob Irish Jr. made a motion to appoint Michele Bukoveckas, David Hague, Bob Irish Jr., Bob Sharkey and Mike O’Donnell as an advisor.  It was seconded by Jeff Harriman.  Motion carried.

i.      Rescue Chief
Dave McCarthy made a motion to appoint Lauris Champagne.  It was seconded by Bob Irish Jr.  Motion carried.

j.      Chairman, Board of Selectmen
         Bob Irish Jr. made a motion to appoint Allen Crabtree. It was seconded by Dave McCarthy.  Motion carried.

There was some discussion regarding the Road Inventory Committee.  The Board that this task could be accomplished by the Public Works Supervisor and the Town Manager.   Bob Irish Jr. made a motion to abolish the Road Committee.  It was seconded by Jeff Harriman.  Motion carried.

B.      Pole Permit  for a residence on Douglas Mountain Rd.
        Dave McCarthy made a motion to approve Poles 10 & 11 on project 1000087832.  It was seconded by Bob Irish Jr.  Motion carried.

C.      Discussion of N.F.P.A. and I.S.O. Reports by Fire Chief
        Kenneth Littlefield stated that N.F.P.A. works with I.S.O.   National Fire Protection Association determines what is on a truck, and I.S.O. determines how many should be on the truck.  Complying by N.F.PA. not only ensures the safety of the firefighters, it helps the town maintain an adequate I.S.O rating.

D.       Discussion of Auxiliary School Buildings
        Bob Irish Jr. made a motion to discuss.  It was seconded by Jeff Harriman.  The school district is selling 2 portables buildings from Sebago Elementary.  There are several organizations in town that are interested in the buildings for various reasons.  Under state law, the Town has the right to first refusal.  Bob Irish Jr. made a motion to retain ownership of the buildings and executive right by statue.  It was seconded by Jeff Harriman.  Motion carried with Dave McCarthy opposing.  Allen Crabtree will draft a letter to Frank Gorham and Andy Madura expressing the Town’s intent.  Allen Crabtree would like this item placed on the next agenda to discuss proposals.

E.      Discussion of Selectmen Requested Stipend Disbursement
        Maureen Harriman made a motion to approve the advance disbursement of $1,500.  It was seconded by Jeff Harriman.  Motion carried with Allen Crabtree, Jeff Harriman and Maureen Harriman in favor, Dave McCarthy opposed and Bob Irish Jr. abstained.

X.      Executive Session pursuant to Title 1 M.R.S.A. § 405 (6) (A) to discuss a personnel issue
Bob Irish Jr. made a motion to enter into executive session at 8:55 p.m.  It was seconded by Jeff Harriman.  Motion carried.

Bob Irish Jr. made a motion to re-convene at 9:29 p.m.  It was seconded by Dave McCarthy.  Motion carried.

There was no action taken.


XI      Adjournment
        Jeff Harriman made a motion to adjourn at 9:30 p.m.  It was seconded by Maureen Harriman.  Motion carried.



Respectfully submitted,


Michele A. Bukoveckas
Town Clerk