TOWN OF SEBAGO
EXECUTIVE SESSION/BOARD OF SELECTMEN’S MEETING
Tuesday, October 2, 2007
TOWN OFFICE BUILDING
All Regular Board of Selectmen Meetings are held the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of Each Month.
I. Call to Order
The meeting was called to order at 7:07 p.m. by Chairman, Allen Crabtree.
II. Roll Call
Present were Selectmen; Allen Crabtree, Jeff Harriman, Maureen Harriman, Abe Parker; Town Manager; Robert Nicholson, and Recorder, Michele Bukoveckas. Guests present were: David Cook, Joan Morford, Don Allen, Marcia Christensen, Missi Labbe of EcoMaine, Kevin Roche of EcoMaine, Alison McCrady of EcoMaine, Joanne Chessey, Charles Binda, Jim Libby, Lisa Cairns, Dana Batchelder, Anne Batchelder, Bill & Sally Gilpatric, Steven Girardin, Chief Deputy Joyce and Officer Jeff Davis of the Cumberland County Sherriff’s Office.
III. Adjustments to the Agenda
Allen Crabtree added G. Signing of the Town Warrant to New Business.
IV. Written Communication
A. Approval of the September 18, 2007 Selectmen’s Meeting Minutes
Jeff made a motion to approve the September 18, 2007 Selectmen’s Meeting Minutes. It was seconded by Abe Parker. Motion carried.
V. Comments from the Public
There were none.
VI. Public Hearing – Sex Offender Ordinance
Allen Crabtree opened the public hearing. It was stated that this ordinance is the result of public concern about where sex offenders can reside. Officer Joyce stated that depending on the offence, offenders may be required to register for 10 years or for their lifetime. He stated that the State notifies the Sheriff’s Department. The conviction information is then complied and examined. Interviews with the convicted sex offender are held and photos are taken. The officer will even interview the family members. Once this has been completed, the crimes are measured against state law and a risk assessment is done. The Captain will determine the risk level and how much notification will be done.
In a low risk offender, the department will notify the Town Manager, Schools, and Daycares. A high risk offender will result in a full blown notification where posters and pamphlets will be distributed. Officer Joyce stated that some things to remember when developing an ordinance is to not re-victimize the victim. Precautions also need to be in place to protect the offender’s rights as well. He also stated that the ordinance can not be retro active, that is it can not apply to offenders who already live in town. After a lot of discussion, the following suggestions were made;
ü Look at the Town of Cumberland Ordinance for language suggestions.
ü Add seasonal camps to the list of restricted areas.
ü Clarify the definition of radius.
ü Clarify what is a residence (do cottages, and tents count)
ü Clarify the definition of loitering.
ü State Cumberland County Sheriff and State Police as the enforcing agency. (It was suggested that signs should be posted on the town’s boundaries, stating that the Town of Sebago has a Sex Offender Ordinance)
It was stated that the next Public Hearing would be held on October 16, 2007 at the Selectmen’s Meeting.
VII. Old Business
A. Update Single Stream Recycling Transfer Station Options/Action
Maureen Harriman made a motion for discussion. It was seconded by Abe Parker. Bob Nicholson introduced Kevin Roche, head of Ecomaine. Kevin stated that he would like to offer a 20 year agreement to process our recyclables at $70.50 a ton as opposed to paying Pine Tree Waste $94.85 a ton. He stated that the rate would be subject to an annual CPI adjustment. Single stream recycling takes waste out of the waste stream reducing costs. It was stated that the town has various options for hauling our recyclables, municipal solid waste, construction debris, hazardous waste and universal waste. The Board stated that they would like the Town Manager to develop a spreadsheet showing the cost associated with each option
and report back at the next meeting.
The next item was taken out of order.
VIII New Business
A. Junk Yard Discussion – Action / CEO Approval Needed
Maureen Harriman made a motion for discussion. It was seconded by Jeff Harriman. Robert Nicholson asked Code Enforcement Officer, Jim Smith to address this issue. Jim stated that there are several areas in town which have drawn recent complaints regarding the unsightly health hazards. Jim feels that these areas need to be addressed under the state’s current junkyard ordinance, but in order to do so; he must be designed as the enforcing officer. It was stated that this must apply to all areas in town. The Board of Selectmen directed the Town Manager to prepare a letter designating Jim Smith as the official to enforce the State’s junkyard ordinance.
VII. Old Business
B. Sand/Salt Shed Update
Jeff Harriman made a motion for discussion. It was seconded by Abe Parker. Robert Nicholson stated the building is finished and that the floor would be paved this week. He also stated that the Code Enforcement Officer and the Public Works Director have reviewed the specifications for increased bracing. Lastly, Robert reported that the paperwork is being compiled for State reimbursement.
C. Update Harbor Ordinance Committee / Charge Definition
Maureen Harriman made a motion for discussion. It was seconded by Jeff Harriman. Robert Nicholson stated that he had been having discussions with Bruce Hart. Bruce expressed interest in joining the committee to develop an ordinance that will work for Sebago. This ordinance would not only include Sebago Lake, but all the other bodies of water in Sebago. Bruce stated that the ordinance would not only enable water access, but secure the water rights of property owners. Maureen Harriman made a motion to appoint the following individuals to the Harbor Master Ordinance Committee: Robert Nicholson, Jim Smith, Bruce Hart and Abe Parker. It was seconded by Jeff Harriman. Motion carried.
VIII New Business
B. Proposition to advocate appeal of School Consolidation Legislation – Selectmen Discussion – Action (If needed)
Jeff Harriman made a motion for discussion. It was seconded by Maureen Harriman. Robert Nicholson stated that Lawrence P. Greenlaw of Stonington, ME is asking for the support of municipalities asking for a referendum vote to repeal the school consolidation law. Jeff Harriman made a motion to endorse the proposal as stated by Lawrence Greenlaw. It was seconded by Maureen Harriman. Motion carried.
C. Tank #1 Replacement Recommendation and Approval (Purchase Policy)
Jeff Harriman made a motion to table. It was seconded by Maureen Harriman. Motion carried.
D. Transfer Station Committee appointments – Schedule/Issue Review
Maureen Harriman made a motion for discussion. It was seconded by Jeff Harriman. Robert Nicholson stated that the committee would be looking into developing a brush dump, and other enhancements for the transfer station. The committee would also looking into hauling fees and the actual costs of having a brush dump. Maureen Harriman made a motion to appoint the following individuals to the Transfer Station Committee: Robert Nicholson, David Crawford, Dan Nowell, Jeff Harriman and Don Olden Sr. It was seconded by Abe Parker. Motion carried.
E. Community News Letter Discussion / Direction
Jeff Harriman made a motion for discussion. It was seconded by Maureen Harriman. Robert Nicholson stated that Maureen Scanlon will be developing a monthly newsletter that will be available in local stores, town office and the town’s webpage. Individuals will be able to request a copy be emailed to them, or mailed at a $3.00 annual fee. The first issue will be in November with articles from the Clerk, Town Manager, Code Enforcement and any other articles of interest. A bi-annual news letter will also be developed.
F. Disaster Committee Recommendations and Appointments
Jeff Harriman made a motion for discussion. It was seconded by Abe Parker. Robert Nicholson stated that the Board needed to designate the Town Hall as the primary shelter, and approve the Red Cross Shelter Agreement. Maureen made a motion to designate the Town Hall as the primary shelter, and to approve the Red Cross Shelter Agreement. It was seconded by Abe Parker. Motion carried.
Jeff Harriman made a motion to approve the Emergency Plan. It was seconded by Maureen Harriman. Motion carried.
Maureen Harriman made a motion to appoint the following individuals to the Disaster Committee; Jason Schoolcraft to replace Ken Littlefield as the Fire Department representative; Jim Ledoux to be the At Large committee member. It was seconded by Jeff Harriman. Motion carried.
G. Town Warrant for November Election
It was noted that there were typos that needed to be fixed. The corrected warrant will be in the office for the Board to sign.
IV. Reports from Town Officials
A. Town Manager
Robert stated that during the “off season” Maureen Scanlon will be working on Mondays to have quite time to do her work. By doing this, Michele will be able to have a quite day on Wednesdays to do her work. He stated that Corrine Davis will fill in on Saturdays during this time. This will enable Corrine to meet with the public on Recreation issues.
Abe Parker stated that the Stone Tower on Douglas Mountain could use some work. It was also mentioned that the maps should be replaced.
Michele A. Bukoveckas