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., Town Manager; Robert Nicholson and Recorder, Michele Bukoveckas. Selectman Dave McCarthy was absent. Guests present were: Rescue Chief; Lauris Champange, Fire Chief; Kenneth Littlefield, Public Works Director; Richard Aube, Code Enforcement Officer; James Smith, Don Olden Sr., Don Allen, Bruce Hart, Steve Titcomb, Ned and Carol Woodman, Bill Nason, Barbara Cutting, Kurt Christensen, Jason Schoolcraft, Phil Strike, Greg Smith, Captain Bill Rhodes of the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office and Lieutenant Tom Williams of the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office.
III Adjustments to the Agenda
There were none.
IV Reports from Town Officials & Committees
A. Town Manager
1. Progress the first few weeks
2. Photocopier Contract –Selectmen directed the Town Manager to proceed with leasing the new copier.
3. Camera-purchased to enable visual documentation in a timely fashion.
4. Long Beach Survey-being done by John Palimeter. The survey should be completed in a week.
5. Workshops-to be scheduled.
6. Prioritize Selectmen Items-to be scheduled.
There were none.
C. Department Heads
a. Department of Public Works
1. Salt bid-Jeff Harriman made a motion to accept the G.P.C.O.G. bid with International Salt ($44.80/ton). It was seconded by Bob Irish Jr. Motion carried.
2. Screening bid- The bid was for screening 4,000 yards of sand. Bob Irish Jr. made a motion to accept the bid from George Anderson and Sons at $3.99/ton. It was seconded by Jeff Harriman. Motion carried.
3. School Plowing-Public Works Director, Dick Aube and Town Manager, Robert Nicholson explained that the contact is for the Town to plow and sand the school for $2, 185. Payments will be made in two installments, one mid way of the season, and the second payment at the end of the season.
b. C.E.O. introduction (James Smith)- Town Manager, Robert Nicholson introduced James Smith as the new C.E.O. Jim brings 21 years of experience to the position. Bob Irish Jr. made a motion to appoint James Smith as the new C.E.O. It was seconded by Jeff Harriman. Motion carried.
D. Committees- Allen Crabtree stated that the Community Disaster Committee will be meeting this Friday at 7:00 p.m.
V Next Board of Selectmen’s Meeting is scheduled for: November 28, 2006.
VI Comments from the Public-The public stated that they would like to see additional lights in the parking lot. The Town Manager will check into the cost of installing another light. Robert Nicholson also stated that the street light on Beach St. will be re-installed.
VII Written Communication
A. Approval of the October 17, 2006 Selectmen’s Meeting Minutes
Jeff Harriman made a motion to approve the October 17, 2006 Selectmen’s Meeting Minutes. It was seconded by Maureen Harriman. Motion carried.
B. Approval of Warrant # 16-Warrant # 20 (corrected to read Warrants 16-19)
Town Manager, Robert Nicholson stated that after checking with the auditor and Maine Municipal Legal Department, this item is not necessary on the agenda, as the Selectmen approve the warrant by virtue of their signatures. Providing that a majority of the Board signs the warrant, checks may be issued.
VIII Old Business
A. Status report on Pandemic Flu policy
Bob Irish Jr. made a motion to discuss. It was seconded by Jeff Harriman. Town Manager, Robert Nicholson stated that Helen Twombly is still working on this issue. He advised the Board that he and Helen will be meeting with Bridgton’s Town Manager for assistance on this issue and will report at the next meeting.
C. Status report on Route 114 traffic calming efforts
Bob Irish Jr. made a motion to discuss this issue. It was seconded by Jeff Harriman. Town Manager, Robert Nicholson stated that a letter was sent to D.O.T. and the wheels are in progress. He stated that an assessment would be done by D.O.T
1. Selectmen Q & A with Captain Bill Rhoads of Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office regarding Policing Issues
Captain Bill Rhodes and Lieutenant Tom Williams of the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office fielded questions regarding policing issues here in Sebago. Response time and speeding seemed to be an area of great concern. The possibility of have a contracted deputy with Cumberland County as addressed. Issues concerning such a contact included, cost, and liability. The Town Manager will collect data from towns that currently contract with Cumberland County for an officer. The Board stated they would like to have a representative from the State Police at the next meeting for a Q & A session.
IX New Business
A. Warrant signing
Previously discussed. Bob Irish Jr. made a motion to table. It was seconded by Jeff Harriman. Motion carried.
B. Discussion of Selectmen Meeting Future Dates
Bob Irish Jr. made a motion for discussion. It was seconded by Maureen Harriman.
Due to schedule issues, the Board will meet the first Monday in December for their regular meeting. The Board will be scheduling workshops to discuss ordinances that need to be updated prior to scheduling a Special Town Meeting.. These dates will be chosen at the November 28, 2006 meeting. A goal setting workshop for the Town Manager will be held on December 13, 2006 at 7:30 p.m. at the conclusion of the workshop between the Selectmen and the SAD61 Superintendent and Board members that will start at 7:00 p.m.
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 Pursuant to Title 1 M.R.S.A. § 405 (6) (A) at
9:04 p.m. It was seconded by Maureen Harriman. Motion carried.
Motion to reconvene was made by Bob Irish Jr. at 10:00 p.m. It was seconded by Maureen Harriman. Motion carried. There was no action taken during Executive Session.
Bob Irish Jr. made a motion to adjourn at 10:01 p.m. It was seconded by Jeff Harriman. Motion carried.
Michele A. Bukoveckas