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Board of Selectmen Minutes 05/01/2007
Cumberland County Emergency Management Director, George Flaherty addressed the public regarding the April 16, 2007 storm.    George stated that this storm was called a 100 year storm, with 12 of the 16 counties in Maine having received significant damages totaling over 2 million dollars.  Cumberland County to date has recorded 700,000 in damages.  George also stated that some 503 camp roads would be eligible for public damage.   The Town Manager and Board members were informed that on May 8, 2007 at 9:00 a.m., for municipal briefing.  The meeting will inform municipal officers of what will be paid for and what will not.  It will also help towns with mitigation to help plan for future disasters.  George estimated that towns should expect about a 90% reimbursement (75% from Federal, and 15% from State).  The towns were encouraged to gather information on individual damages, as they may qualify for low interest loans.

I       Call to Order
        The meeting was called to order at 7:26 p.m., by acting Chairman, Jeff Harriman.
II      Roll Call
Present were: Selectmen; Jeff Harriman, Maureen Harriman, Dave McCarthy, Town Manager; Robert Nicholson, and Recorder; Michele Bukoveckas.  Selectmen; Allen Crabtree and Bob Irish Jr. were absent.  Guests present were: Rescue Chief, Lauris Champagne, Ann Burns, Bruce Hart, Abraham Parker,  Don Allen, Don Olden, Helen Rogers, Greg Smith and Rhiannon Smith.
III     Adjustments to the Agenda
        Signing of the Building Ordinance Certification to New Business, Item F
IV      Reports from Town Officials & Committees
A.      Town Manager
a.      EMA Storm Update
        Previously discussed by George Flaherty.
b.      Update On Historical Building
        Bob Nicholson stated that Code Enforcement Officer, Jim Smith had inspected the building.  Jim stated that there are security issues that need to be addressed.  It was suggested that the door be planed to close, install locks on all doors and windows, and fix the loose bricks around the Chimney.  Bob Nicholson stated that he would have estimates on costs at the next meeting.
c.      Storm Thank You
Bob Nicholson wanted to once again thank the Fire, Rescue, Public Works and all volunteers who worked diligently to ensure safety for all.

B.      Selectmen       
        Dave McCarthy questioned the purchase of Microsoft Project  Bob Nicholson stated that the software will enable him to effectively show the costs and processes of projects that the town is working on.  Bob Nicholson stated that the Sand/Salt project will be the first item he will use the software on.

C.      Department Heads
        There were none.
D.      Committees
        There were none.
V       Next Board of Selectmen’s Meeting is scheduled for:  May 15, 2007

VI      Comments from the Public
        There were none.
VII     Written Communication
A.      Approval of the April 11, 2007 Selectmen’s Meeting Minutes
        Dave McCarthy made a motion to approve the April 11, 2007 Selectmen’s Meeting Minutes.  It was seconded by Maureen Harriman.  Motion carried.

VIII    Old Business
A.      Approval of Annual Report
        Bob Nicholson stated that the inside cover will say “In Memory of George”, and that a new picture of a sunrise over Nason’s Beach had been submitted.  Dave McCarthy made a motion to approve the Annual Report with the above changes.  It was seconded by Maureen Harriman.  Motion carried.
IX      New Business
                A.      Signing of Town Election Warrant        
        The warrant was signed.  It was suggested that the warrant be posted on the Town’s Website.

                B.      Signing of the M.S.A.D. # 61 School Budget Referendum Warrant
                        The warrant was signed.
        C.      Approval of Abatements & Supplements as recommended by  Assessor’s Agent        
        Dave McCarthy made a motion to accept the abatements and supplements as recommended by the Assessor’s Agent.  It was seconded by Maureen Harriman.  Motion carried.
                D.      Proclamation of May 20-May 26 as EMS Week
        Maureen Harriman made a motion for discussion.  It was seconded by Dave McCarthy.  Rescue Chief, Lauris Champagne stated that EMS week recognizes volunteers and paid employees who respond to emergencies.  Planned activities for the week include, school visits, blood pressure clinics, handouts and an open house on May 26th.  A quilt made and donated by the Sebago Seam Rippers will be raffled at the open house.  Lastly, EMS volunteers and employees from area towns will be going out to dinner together.  Dave McCarthy stated that EMS volunteers and workers deserve this and more, therefore, Dave McCarthy made a motion to proclaim May 20 to May 26 as EMS in honor of the wonderful volunteers and workers.  It was seconded by Maureen Harriman.  Motion carried.

E.      Liquor License Renewal for the Rustic Barrel
        Dave McCarthy made a motion to table until the next meeting. It was seconded by Jeff Harriman.  Dave McCarthy and Jeff Harriman voted in favor, and Maureen Harriman abstained.

F.      Signing of the Building Ordinance Certification
        An Ordinance Certification for the Building Ordinance needs to be signed prior to posting in order to the ordinance to be presented at the Annual Town Meeting.  The Board signed the certification.            

X       Adjournment
Dave McCarthy made a motion to adjourn at 8:02 p.m.  It was seconded by Maureen Harriman.  Motion carried.

Respectfully submitted,

Michele A. Bukoveckas
Town Clerk