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Board of Selectmen Minutes 09/05/2006

I       Call to Order
         The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Chairman, Allen Crabtree.      
        
II      Roll Call
        Present were Selectmen; Allen Crabtree, Maureen Harriman, Jeff Harriman, Bob Irish Jr., Dave McCarthy, Town Manger; David Hague and Recorder Nancy LaPointe.  Guests present were: Public Works Director; Dick Aube and Fire Chief; Ken Littlefield, Don Olden Sr., Don Allen, Maurice Davies, Phil Strike, Gary and Romona Sleeper, Tony and Pat Fisher and Mike Corrigan of The Bridgton News.        
        
III     Adjustments to the Agenda
         None   

IV      Reports from Town Officials & Committees
A.      Town Manager
None

B.      Selectmen
Discussion on the notice from Naples Fire and Rescue will be added to the Agenda, September 19, 2006.
General Assistance Contract was discussed and signed by Allen Crabtree.
Allen Crabtree reported that Mike O’Donnell will have the package on the Mil Rate ready, and requested that this be placed on the Agenda, September 19, 2006.

C.      Department Heads
Fire Chief, Ken Littlefield discussed a Mutual Aide Agreement for Cumberland Officers, Fire Chiefs that needs to be reviewed and signed.
Public Works Director, Dick Aube reported Parking lot project going well. The Hazard Waste Day went well; he suggested that the two days be repeated next year.

D.      Committees
None

V       Next Board of Selectmen’s Meeting is scheduled for:  September 12, 2006.

VI      Comments from the Public
        Don Allen suggested commication through the news to keep people updated with Town Business.
        
VII     Consent Agenda
A.      Approval of the August 15, 2006 Selectmen’s Meeting Minutes
Dave McCarthy made a motion to approve August 15, 2006 Selectmen’s Meeting Minutes. It was seconded by Jeff Harriman. Motion was carried with changes to Selectman report line Item 6 the Board requested a closer review of Department Grant Applications. 2ND Change New Business Item C. The Board voted to have a policy developed stating the sign for closing beach should state swim at your own risk.

B.      Approval of Warrants #7 & # 8
Dave McCarthy made a motion to approve warrants 7&8. It was seconded by Jeff Harriman. Motion carried.

VIII    Old Business    
A.      Proposal of a Pavement Condition Survey
Dave McCarthy made a motion to approve letting a contract with Gorrill-Palmer for $7800 to conduct a Pavement Condition Survey. Bob Irish Jr. seconded. Motion carried.


B.      Discussion of a Tree for the Veteran’s Memorial Park
Bob Irish Jr. made a motion for discussion. Jeff Harriman seconded. The location for a live Christmas tree was discussed.  Bob Irish reported on his meeting with Andy Madura and SAD61 at the school about using the existing fir tree now located in front of the school and removing two yews growing next to the fir.  Andy said that the school would be willing to provide an electrical outlet and run power to the tree if the town would dig a trench and remove the two yews.  Richard Aube said that a trencher and stump grinder could be rented for about $200.  The fir would be used for the tree lighting where it now stands and it would not be moved to the Veterans Park.   It was decided to work with the school to develop the existing fir tree and remove the yews. Also to have a written agreement with the school. Jeff Harriman made a motion to approve Dave McCarthy seconded. Motion was carried with Jeff Harriman, Dave McCarthy, Allen Crabtree, and Bob Irish Jr. in favor and Maureen Harriman abstained.
Allen Crabtree complemented the Town Manager on the brush clearing that had been done.  Maurice Davies suggested that the additional clearing along Route 114 should be done to open up the view of the park for the road.  This will be looked at to see if it is feasible.

C.      Discussion of  draft Beach Closing Policy for public health reasons
Bob Irish Jr. made a motion to discuss. It was seconded by Jeff Harriman. Bob Irish Jr. made a motion to table. It was seconded by Jeff Harriman. Motion carried.

D.      Report on Douglas Mountain trail marking
Bob Irish Jr. made a motion for discussion. Jeff Harriman made a second. The trails are all marked. Recommend yearly maintenance.

E.      Discussion of Street light survey and action taken
Dave McCarthy made a motion to discuss. It was seconded by Bob Irish Jr. There was discussion about lights being removed by CMP that were not on the town list, and several landowners expressed concern.  Richard Aube said that he would investigate and report back to Selectmen and landowner. No action taken.

F.      Report on public easement roads and status of maintenance
Bob Irish made a motion to discuss. It was seconded by Jeff Harriman. It was decided
that more reviewing needs to be done. Allen Crabtree asked for this to be added to the September 19, 2006 Selectmen’s Meeting.  

G.      Report on sand/salt shed project
Richard Aube requested approval to let contracts for the new sand/salt, but the Selectmen feel it would be premature until they have had a chance to see the building design.  They directed the Public Works Director to bring the designer to the next Selectman’s meeting and give a briefing on the building design, the state of the construction budget and estimated construction schedule. Allen Crabtree suggested a site walk.
                                
IX      New Business
A.      Discussion of a Junkyard Ordinance
Bob Irish made a motion for discussion. It was seconded by Jeff Harriman. Bob Irish Jr. made a motion to table. It was seconded by Jeff Harriman. Motion carried.

B.      Agreements for use of portable classroom buildings
Jeff Harriman made a motion for discussion. It was seconded by Maureen Harriman. Several changes were suggested to the two agreements and Allen Crabtree will revise them and distribute them to the affected parties for review.  Allen Crabtree and Jeff Harriman will meet with Rita Dolloff of  the Sebago Volunteer Association to discuss her concerns.  After much discussion Bob Irish Jr. made a motion that SYAA and the Volunteer Association pay the moving costs of the two portable town buildings directly to Dana Watson instead of the town paying Watson and having the two groups reimburse the town. Jeff Harriman seconded. Motion carried.

X.      Executive Session Per Title 1 405 (6) (F) Discussions of information contained in records made, maintained or           eceived by a body or agency when access by the general public to those records is prohibited by statute, and                    Title 1 M.R.S.A. § 405(6)(A) to Discuss a Personnel Matter.
Bob Irish Jr. made a motion to enter Executive Session. At 9:40 p.m.  It was seconded by Maureen Harriman. Motion carried.

Bob Irish Jr. made a motion to return to regular session at 11:05 p.m. It was seconded by Dave McCarthy. Motion carried.  No action taken


XI      Adjournment
Jeff Harriman made a motion to adjourn at 11:06 p.m. It was seconded by Maureen Harriman. Motion Carried.



Respectfully submitted,

Nancy LaPointe
Deputy Clerk