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Board of Selectmen Minutes 10/17/2006
I       Call to Order
The meeting was called to order by Chairman, Allen Crabtree at 7:00 p.m.
II      Roll Call
Present were: Selectmen, Allen Crabtree, Jeff Harriman, Bob Irish Jr., Town Manager; Robert Nicholson, and Recorder, Michele Bukoveckas.  Selectmen: Maureen Harriman and Dave McCarthy were absent.  Guests present were: Rescue Chief: Lauris Champagne, Transfer Station Attendant; David Crawford, Helen Twombly, Tim Smith, Don Allen, and Mike Corrigan of The Bridgton News.

III     Adjustments to the Agenda
There were none.
IV      Reports from Town Officials & Committees
A.      Town Manager
        Robert Nicholson reported the following:
ü       Looking forward to working for the Town of Sebago
ü       Interviews with Department Heads
ü       Risk Management Training for employees
ü       Selected 3 individuals to interview for the C.E.O. position
ü       Preparing his calendar for the Selectmen
ü       Contracting with S.A.D. # 61 to plow and sand the Elementary School.  He also stated that working with the School District in contracting fuel bids could be a cost savings to the Town.
ü       Looking forward to the up coming CDBG meeting with Elizabeth Trice.
ü       Agreed that the construction of the Sand/Salt Shed should be delayed until next year.

B.      Selectmen
        Jeff Harriman commended Fire and Rescue on their Fire and Rescue Safety Program which was conducted at the Elementary School.  The children really enjoyed the demonstration.

Allen Crabtree stated that “Meet the Candidates Night” went very well.  Copies of the questions and answers were forwarded to Board members.

C.      Department Heads
        Rescue Chief; Lauris Champagne reported that Sebago is eligible for reimbursement for recipients of Maine Care.  Reimbursement could reach $15,000.  Lauris also reported that the department will be purchasing 2 radios.

D.      Committees
        There were none.

V       Next Board of Selectmen’s Meeting is scheduled for:  November 14, 2006 and November 28, 2006

VI      Comments from the Public
VII     Written Communication
A.      Approval of the October 3, 2006 Selectmen’s Meeting Minutes
Jeff Harriman made a motion to approve the October 3, 2006 Selectmen’s Meeting Minutes.  It was seconded by Bob Irish Jr.  Motion carried.

B.      Approval of Warrant # 14 and Warrant # 15
        Bob Irish Jr. made a motion to approve Warrants # 14 and # 15.  It was seconded by Jeff Harriman.  Motion carried.

VIII    Old Business
                A.      Status report on the portable classrooms
Bob Irish Jr. made a motion for discussion.  It was seconded by Jeff Harriman.   Allen Crabtree stated that he and Jeff Harriman met with Rita Dolloff, Bob Burns and Betty-Jean Espeaigenette.  They did sign the lease but requested two changes.  Those changes were that the balance of $1,500 owed to the Town be delayed until after Sebago Days, and to keep both buildings.

B.      Status report on Pandemic Flu policy
Helen will work with the Town Manager to establish a committee.  It was recommended that she contact George Flaherty of Emergency Preparedness as well, concerning grants that may be available.  Helen will report her findings at the next Board meeting.

C.      Status report on Route 114 traffic calming efforts
        Bob Irish Jr. made a motion for discussion.  It was seconded by Jeff Harriman.    Jeff Harriman reported that Public Works Director; Dick Aube submitted a proposal to D.O.T.  A letter has been received from Kathy DeSousa acknowledging the proposal.   Jeff also spoke with Randy Dutton.  Randy stated that the application is in progress.  Board members discussed contacting neighboring towns to see if they would be interested in pooling together to purchase a speed sign to monitor speed.
IX      New Business
A.      Discussion of November and December Selectmen’s Meeting schedule
        The Board stated they would like to schedule workshops to discuss: Goal Setting Objectives for the Town Manager, Ordinances, CDBG, Budget Process and C.I.P.  The Board will discuss the meeting schedule at the next meeting.
X       Executive Session Pursuant to Title 1 M.R.S.A. § 405 (6) (A) to Discuss a Personnel Matter
        Bob Irish Jr. made a motion to move into Executive Session at 8:10 p.m.  It was seconded by Jeff Harriman. Motion carried.

Jeff Harriman made a motion to reconvene at 9:51 p.m.  It was seconded by Bob Irish Jr.  Motion carried.  There was no action taken

XI      Adjournment
        Bob Irish Jr. made a motion to adjourn at 9:52 p.m.  It was seconded by Jeff Harriman.  Motion carried.

Respectfully submitted,

Michele A. Bukoveckas
Town Clerk