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Board of Selectmen Minutes 05/05/2009
6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 5, 2009

All Regular Board of Selectmen Meetings ARE held the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of Each Month.

Call to Order
The meeting was called to order at 6:05 pm by Chairman, Allen Crabtree.
I.      Roll Call
        Present were Selectmen; Allen Crabtree, Ann Farley, Jeff Harriman, Town Manager; Jim Smith, Recorder, Michele Bukoveckas.  Selectman, Maureen Harriman was absent.  Guests present were: Abe Parker and Don Olden Sr.

II.     Adjustments to the Agenda
Allen Crabtree stated that Patrick Philips would not be attending.  Allen Crabtree also wanted to add discussion of the plow truck to Old Business.
III.    Written Communication
  • Approval of the April 21, 2009, Selectmen’s Meeting Minutes
Since the Board did not have a chance to review the minutes, Allen Crabtree made a motion to consider this item at the next meeting.  It was seconded by Ann Farley.  Motion carried.
  • Comments from the Public
Don Olden Sr. inquired that there are several properties in town that need attention, as they are becoming junk yards.  Jim Smith stated that he will address this issue with Bob DeVilleneuve, the Code Enforcement Officer.

V.      Old Business
                A.      Warrant Articles / Annual Town Report  Discussion
Article 3-      Allen Crabtree made a motion to increase the Administration budget by $1,500 to fund the newsletter printing.  It was seconded by Ann Farley.  Motion carried.

Article 9-      Allen Crabtree made a motion to fund V03 (Plow Truck) from the UFB in the amount of $42,166.  It was seconded by Ann Farley.  Motion carried.

Article 19-     Add the word “zoning”

Article 24-     Fix the spelling of impound.

The Board stated that the article regarding changing the name of Dyke Mountain Road had been removed, since the Board has the authority to change road names without the Town’s permission.  Town Manager, Jim Smith checked with the State E911 Director, and found out that a road name may remain the same when the road crosses towns, providing the numbering continues. The Board stated that they would like letters sent to property owners on Dyke Mountain Road to notify them of a hearing regarding a name change.  This hearing will occur on June 17, 2009 during a regular Board Meeting.  This issue will be revisited at the next meeting.

A proposed article requesting additional funding for the Spaulding Library, as discussed during the last Board meeting, has been removed at the request of the library and is no longer on the warrant.

VI.     New Business
  • Signing of June 6, 2009 Town Meeting Warrant
There being no further discussion, Ann Farley made a motion to approve the warrant.  It was seconded by Jeff Harriman.  Motion carried.

  • Appointment of Robert DeVilleneuve as C.E.O and L.P.I.
Jeff Harriman inquired as to why this was necessary, as the Town Manager hires and fires employees.  It was stated that this was a State Requirement.  Ann Farley made a motion to appoint Robert DeVilleneuve as C.E.O. and L.P.I.  It was seconded by Jeff Harriman.  Motion carried.

  • Patrick Philips, Superintendent of M.S.A.D. # 61
Mr. Philips was not present.  A revised SAD 61 budget was circulated for FY09-10.

VII.    Reports from Town Officials
  • Town Manager
Jim Smith stated that he would like to change the Town Office hours to Tuesday, 10:00 am to 7:00 pm, Wednesday-Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.  The office would be closed on Saturday, Sunday, and Mondays. This would not be an addition or reduction of hours.  It was stated that most transactions can now be done on the web.  This would enable employees to stay on Tuesday nights for meetings, instead of going home and returning.  Notices would be placed in local papers, the stores, and web site to announce the new hours.  The Board stated that an announcement would be made at Town Meeting as well.  The new hours would be effective June 9, 2009.

  • Selectmen
Allen Crabtree gave an update on the H1N1 virus.  He stated that during a briefing by Sebago Health Officer Helen Twombley last Friday, it was stated that this might not be as severe as first thought.  People are still encouraged to take precautions. It is believed that this virus might make a come-back in the fall.

Allen would like to have the following items on the next agenda: Acceptance of a boat from the Fire Company, and an update on the Road Plan.

Ann Farley asked Jim Smith to send an email to the Board regarding any information he may receive about the school budget.

  • Committees
There was none.

VIII.   Adjournment
        Jeff Harriman made a motion to adjourn at 7:30 pm.  It was seconded by Ann Farley.  Motion carried.

Respectfully submitted,
Michele A. Bukoveckas
Town Clerk