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Board of Selectment Minutes 06/02/2007
Town of Sebago
TOWN MEETING MINUTES
Fiscal Year 2007-2008


The meeting was called to order at 9:00 a.m. by Town Clerk, Michele Bukoveckas.  Michele asked the public to stand, to recite the Pledge of Allegiance.  Present were: Town Manager; Robert Nicholson, Selectmen; Bob Irish Jr., Jeff Harriman, Maureen Harriman, Allen Crabtree and David McCarthy, Budget Committee Members; Greg Smith and Don Olden Sr..  Approximately 60 townspeople attended.

To David Crawford, Resident, in the Town of Sebago, in the County of Cumberland:

Greetings:

In the name of the State of Maine, you are hereby required by law to notify and warn the inhabitants of the Town of Sebago qualified by law to vote in Town affairs, to meet at the Town Hall in said Town of Sebago at 9:00 a.m., Saturday, the 2nd  day of June, 2007, to act on the following:

Article  1.     To choose a Moderator to preside at said meeting.
Town Clerk;  Michele Bukoveckas, asked for nominations.  Allen Crabtree. nominated Neal Allen.  It was seconded by Maureen Harriman.  There being no other nominations, a written vote was taken, and Neal Allen was sworn in as Moderator.

Article  2.     To see if the Town will vote to accept and apply non-tax revenues against the total amount authorized to be raised by taxation, including:                 
Excise Tax              $238,000
State Shared Revenue                                    $105,000
Local Road Assistance             $52,000
Homestead Exemptions                              $24,000
Transfer Station Fees                                     $15,000
Building Permits                                          $12,000
Interest Income                                   $12,000
Boat Excise                                               $11,000
Real Estate Interest                                      $10,000
General Assistance                                          $9,000
Supplemental(s)                                     $8,000
Agent Fees                                                  $7,000
Time Warner Franchise Fees                                  $5,000
Tree Growth                                                 $5,000
Plumbing Permits                                            $4,500
Real Estate Interest                                        $2,800
State Park Sharing                                          $1,100
Douglas Mountain Parking Fees                       $1,000
Snowmobile Fee Sharing                              $1,000
Tree Growth Penalty                                         $1,000
Veterans Reimbursement                              $1,000
Town Hall Rental                                               $900
Recreation Day Trips                                           $800
Other Non-tax Revenue                               $3,720
Total           $530,820
(Budget Committee and Selectmen so recommend.)

Allen Crabtree made a motion to approve the article as read.  It was seconded by
Maureen Harriman.  It was brought to our attention that the 2nd line item that reads Real Estate Interest in the amount of $2,800 should read lien costs.  Bob Irish Jr. made a  motion to amend Real Estate Interest $2,800 to Lien Costs $2,800.  It was seconded by Allen Crabtree.  Motion on the amendment carried.  The main motion to accept the article as amended carried.
                
Article  3.     To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate $475,772  by taxation and other revenues to fund wages, salaries, and stipends and other expenses to fund General Government including:  
Town Account  10-02; Administration     $256,749
Town Account  10-04; Selectmen                   $15,350
Town Account  10-06; Town Manager                $50,975
Town Account  10-08; Clerk/Tax Collector                 $61,590
Town Account  10-12; Code Enforcement            $47,448
Town Account  10-14; Health Officer                   $985
Town Account  10-16; General Assistance          $19,335
Town Account  10-18; Elections                     $1,785       
Town Account  10-22; Appeals Board                    $430      
Town Account  10-26; Planning Board                $5,700
Town Account  10-32; Service Providers           $15,425        
(Budget Committee and Selectmen so recommend.)

Maureen Harriman made a motion to approve the article as read.  It was seconded by Allen Crabtree.  Motion carried.

Article 4.      To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate $181,218 by taxation and other revenues to fund Public Safety, including:
Town Account   20-02; Alarms                      $3,700                                
Town Account   20-04; Animal Control              $4,655                        
Town Account   20-06; Rescue                    $32,875         
Town Account   20-08; Daytime Rescue            $48,663         
Town Account   20-12; Fire                              $77,025                 
Town Account   20-14; Dispatch                  $14,300                 
(Budget Committee and Selectmen so recommend.)  

Allen Crabtree made a motion to accept the article as read.  It was seconded by Bob Irish Jr.  Motion carried.

Article 5.      To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate $173,820 by taxation and other revenues to fund Health and Sanitation, including
Town Account  30-06; Solid Waste                        $155,820                
Town Account  30-08; Hazardous Waste             $14,000          
Town Account  90-04; RWS Debt Service                      $4,000  
(Budget Committee and Selectmen so recommend.)

Maureen Harriman made a motion to approve the article as read.  It was seconded by Allen Crabtree.  Maurice Davies inquired when the last payment would be  made to RWS.  Allen Crabtree made a motion to recognize Town Manager, Bob Nicholson.  It was seconded by Maureen Harriman.  Motion carried.  Bob Nicholson stated that the last payment to RWS would be in 2012.  Jim Libby  inquired when the Hazardous Waste day would be.   Bob Nicholson stated it was scheduled for July 14, 2007.  There being no further discussion, motion carried.

Article 6.      To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate $440,880 by taxation and other revenues to fund Public Works, including:
Town Account  30-02; Roads                              $259,255                
Town Account  30-04; Snow Removal               $181,625                
(Budget Committee and Selectmen so recommend.)

Jeff Harriman made a motion to accept the article as read.  It was seconded by Bob Irish Jr.  Abe Parker inquired if the account included funds for paving.  Bob Nicholson stated  $75,000 was included for paving. Ted Greene wanted to thank the Town Manager, Public Works, Fire and Rescue personnel for the great job they did during the April 16 storm.  He stated that all worked very efficiently in getting the roads re-opened.  There being no further discussion, motion carried.

Article 7.      To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate funds $64,990 taxation and other revenues to fund Maintenance, Repairs, and Improvements of Town Properties, including:  
Town Account  30-12; Street Lights                      $12,500                 
Town Account  30-14; Town Hall                  $20,675                 
Town Account  30-16; Town Office                        $13,654         
Town Account  30-22; Town Garage                        $11,995                   
Town Account  30-26; Veterans’ Memorial           $2,100          
Town Account  30-28; Sebago Cemetery              $2,036                  
Town Account  30-30; Assoc. Cemeteries                       $600
Town Account  30-32; Small Cemeteries             $1,480
(Budget Committee and Selectmen so recommend.)

Jeff Harriman made a motion to approve the article as read.  It was seconded by Maureen Harriman.  Motion carried.



Article 8.      To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate $63,136 by taxation and other revenues to fund Recreation and Community Organizations, including:  
Town Account  40-02; Sebago Days                             $4,000     *($4300)                  
Town Account  40-04; Memorial Day                       $500                    
Town Account  50-02; Recreation Admin.             $20,106      
Town Account  50-24; Douglas Mountain            $4,150
Town Account  50-26; Town Beach                  $6,380 *($3880)
Town Account  50-32; SYAA Baseball               $4,500   
Town Account  50-36; Soccer         $500
Town Account  50-38; Football                       $500
Town Account  50-40; Basketball                  $1,500
Town Account  60-02; Library                       $21,000      
Budget Committee Recommends $60,936
Selectmen Recommend $63,136
* Budget Committee difference from Board of Selectmen

Allen Crabtree made a motion to approve the article per Selectmen’s recommendation of $63,136.  It was seconded by Jeff Harriman.  Chris Barbour inquired why the Budget Committee and Board of Selectmen differed.  It was explained that the Budget Committee wanted to supplement the fireworks display for Sebago Days, and wanted to limit the hours of the beach attendant.  There being no further discussion, motion carried at the Board of Selectmen’s recommendation of $63, 136.

Article 9.      To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate by taxation and other revenues to fund the Capital Investment Program $312,173, including:

                Tank 1                                                  $22,035
                Large Plow Truck                                        $13,236
                Tank 2                                                  $22,945
                Roll-Off Truck                                  $13,333
                4x4 Backhoe                                             $11,984
                Forestry 1                                                $8,571
                Engine 2                                                $26,476
                Small Plow Truck                                          $7,289
                Ambulance                                               $12,877
                Large Plow Truck                                        $10,773
                Large Plow Truck                                        $10,771
                Engine 4                                                $18,440
                Engine 3                                                $10,635
                Local Match for Grants                            $6,600
                Revise Tax Tables                                         $2,164
                Yard Waste Recycling Facility                     $5,490
                Town Office Server                                      $16,000
                New Public Safety Building                              $40,000
                Replace Radio Repeater                            $1,250
                Land Acquisition Fund                           $25,000
                Public Works Storage                                      $1,500
                Folly Road Bridge                                       $11,471
                Town Parking Paving                                     $13,333
(Budget Committee and Selectmen so recommend.)

*If funding is reduced it must be from the bottom up.
(This account is funded by priority from the top down)  

Bob Irish Jr. made a motion to accept the article as read.  It was seconded by Dave McCarthy.  George Tinkham questioned setting money aside for Land Acquisition with no plans in mind.  He was assured that all plans to use these funds would be brought before the legislative body for a vote.  Questions were also raised regarding the placement of the new Public Safety Building. It was brought to attention that the area being considered for the building is already part of the Sebago’s parks and recreational area.  The public was assured that the new building would minimally interfere with the area.  There being no further discussion, a vote was taken and carried.            

Article 10.     To see if the Town will vote to appropriate $140,000 from the undesignated fund balance to be applied to the Maine School Administrative District # 61 Assessment.   (Selectmen so recommend.)

        Allen Crabtree made a motion to approve the article as read.  It was seconded by Maureen Harriman.  Motion carried.

Article 11.     To see if the Town will vote to fund the Branch-Duckers Snowmobile Club with funds received from the State’s snowmobile registrations refund.   (Selectmen so recommend.)

        Maureen Harriman made a motion to approve the article as read.  It was seconded by Allen Crabtree.  Motion carried.

Article 12.     To see if the Town will vote to appoint the title of Treasurer to the Town Manager.
        (Selectmen so recommend.)

        Allen Crabtree made a motion to approve the article as read.  It was seconded by Jeff Harriman.  Motion carried.

Article 13.     To see if the Town will vote to authorize winter maintenance (snow and ice control) on the public easement roads, subject to the approval of the Board of Selectmen. (Selectmen so recommend.)

        Allen Crabtree made a motion to approve the article as read.  It was seconded by Maureen Harriman.  Ted Greene wanted to verify that this article limits road maintenance to snow and ice control.  He was assured that only snow and ice control would occur.   There being no further discussion, motion carried.

Article 14.     To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Tax Collector to accept prepayment of taxes.     (Selectmen so recommend.)

        Maureen Harriman made a motion to approve the article as read.  It was seconded by Jeff Harriman.  Motion carried.
Article 15.     To see if the Town will vote to establish an interest rate of 12% on delinquent property tax bills and establish property tax due dates of November 2, 2007 and May 2, 2008 for two equal payments.    (Selectmen so recommend.)

        Jeff Harriman made a motion to approve the article as read.  It was seconded by Bob Irish Jr.  Ted Greene made a motion to add the words “Per Annual” after 12%.  It was seconded by Allen Crabtree.  A vote on the amended was taken and carried.  The main motion as amended was voted on and carried.

Article 16.     To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Selectmen for, and on behalf of the Town, to execute quit claim deeds of the Town’s interest in any real estate acquired by virtue of matured tax liens and to fix the terms and conditions thereof.     (Selectmen so recommend.)

        Jeff Harriman made a motion to approve the article as read.  It was seconded by Dave McCarthy.  Motion carried.

Article 17.     To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Treasurer, at the direction of the Board of Selectmen, to transfer funds within the approved articles to cover overdrafts at the end of the fiscal year.  (Selectmen so recommend.)

        Maureen Harriman made a motion to approve the article as read.  It was seconded by Bob Irish Jr.  Motion carried.

Article 18.     To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Selectmen for, and on behalf of the Town to apply funds received from FEMA grants for storm damage to supplement the Public Works annual budget.  (Selectmen so recommend.)

        Allen Crabtree made a motion to approve the article as read.  It was seconded by Bob Irish Jr.  Motion carried.

Article 19.     To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to apply for and accept State and Federal grants and grants, donations or other revenues, on behalf of the Town for municipal purposes, including when necessary, the authority to sign grant contracts, documents and or other paperwork and accept the conditions that accompany grant funds, and to appropriate and expend grant funds and or other funds for authorized purposes, as the Board of Selectmen deem in the best interest of the Town during the fiscal year 2007 through 2008. (Selectmen so recommend.)

        Maureen Harriman made a motion to accept the article as read.  It was seconded by Allen Crabtree  Motion carried.


Bob Irish Jr. made a motion to take a break for coffee and hot dogs.  It was seconded by Greg Smith.  Motion failed.

Article 20.     To see if the Town will adopt revisions to the Town of Sebago Building Ordinance last adopted, October 22, 2002.
(Selectmen so recommend)

Allen Crabtree made a motion to approve the article as read.  It was seconded by Bob Irish Jr.  Allen Crabtree made a motion to allow Code Enforcement Officer, Jim Smith to speak.  It was seconded by Maureen Harriman.  Motion carried.  Jim Smith explained that the new ordinance references the International Residential Code.  Jim stated that the State of Maine had adopted the 2003 version, and now mandates all towns that adopt a building code must adopt the 2003 version.   It was stated that Appendix C will be appealed at the adoption of a Land Use Ordinance.  There being no further discussions, a vote was taken on the ordinance and carried.


Article 21.     At this time the Moderator shall administer the oath of office to newly elected Town Officers.
        The moderator requested that the oaths of office be administer the oath of office.  The following oaths were administered:
                Allen Crabtree-Selectman, Assessor, Overseer of the Poor
                Abraham Parker-Selectman, Assessor, Overseer of the Poor
                Greg Smith-Budget Committee Member
                Katherine Smith-M.S.A.D. # 61 School Board Member
                Robert  Burns-Joseph Potter Fitch Trustee Committee Member
                Sherrill Brown  was absent and will be sworn in at a later date for the Sebago  Cemetery Committee Member.


George Tinkham commented that the Town Report looked great.

It was suggested to move Town Meeting to an evening to attract a larger turnout.

Article 22.     To see if the Town will vote to adjourn.
                
        Ted Greene made a motion to adjourn at 10:30 a.m.  It was seconded by Jeff Harriman.  Motion carried.
        
A power point presentation on the Public Safety Building was shown at this time.

Respectfully submitted,



Michele A. Bukoveckas
Town Clerk