TOWN OF SEBAGO
BOARD OF SELECTMEN’S MEETING
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
TOWN OFFICE BUILDING
All Regular Board of Selectmen Meetings ARE held the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of Each Month.
Public Hearing Concerning Changing Dyke Mountain Road to Douglas Hill Road.
Call to Order
The public hearing was called to order at 6:02 pm. Present were: Selectmen; Allen Crabtree, Ann Farley, Jeff Harriman, Edythe Harnden, Mose Russo, Town Manager; Jim Smith and Recorder, Michele Bukoveckas. Guests present were: Don Olden Sr., Robert Timothy, D. Kilton Andrews, Richard Hefler, Arlene Clow, Jim Libby, Philip Lowe, Phil Strike and Fire Chief; Ken Littlefield.
Jeff Harriman made a motion to open the public hearing. It was seconded by Ann Farley. The Board stated that if the road was changed from Dyke Mountain Road to Douglas Mountain, the numbering would have to continue from Baldwin. There were comments both in favor and against the name change. Most felt that it would be too much trouble to change their addresses. There being no further discussion, Jeff Harriman made a motion to take no action. It was seconded by Mose Russo. Motion carried. As the sign is currently missing, a new sign will be ordered and installed. The public hearing was closed at 6:23 pm.
I. Roll Call
II. Adjustments to the Agenda
Allen Crabtree added the following to New Business:
D. Grant application for a new Public Safety Building
E. Town Office hours
F. Follow-up from Town Meeting.
III. Written Communication
- Approval of the June 2, 2009, Selectmen’s Meeting Minutes
Allen Crabtree requested that the last line on paragraph 5 be deleted. Ann Farley made a motion to approve the minutes as amended. It was seconded by Jeff Harriman. Motion carried.
Jim Libby stated that the Christmas tree will be planted this fall.
Don Olden Sr. inquired about the “junk yards” on the Marina Road and Kimball Corner Road. Jim Smith stated that the CEO had sent a letter and met with the residents on the Marina Road for a solution. Jim Smith was not aware if a letter had been sent to the owners on the Kimball Corner Road.
V. Old Business
VI. New Business
Previously done during the Public Hearing.
- Electing a Board of Selectmen Chair and Vice Chair
Ann Farley made a motion to appoint Allen Crabtree as Chairman of the Board. It was seconded by Jeff Harriman. Motion carried. Allen Crabtree made a motion to appoint Ann Farley as Vice Chairperson of the Board. It was seconded by Jeff Harriman. Motion carried.
- Betty Williams from Soil & Water Conservation District-Over View of Sebago Lake Conservation Project
Betty Williams was not present.
- Approval of a Grant Application
Allen Crabtree stated that grant application have to be approved by the Board before submission. This grant would enable the Town to build a Public Safety Building. The grant is due July 10th. Phil Lowe stated that he had gotten a preliminary quote from Allied/Cook. We do however have an architect that we are working with, but their quote had items in it that would not be necessary. It was stated that Station 2 would make the prime location for the new building, and the fact that we currently own the land would be favorable for the grant application. In addition, Planning Board approval would be favorable as well. Steps will be taken to see if Planning Board approval can be done prior to submitting the application. Allen Crabtree made a motion to apply for the
grant. It was seconded by Jeff Harriman. Motion carried. Allen Crabtree made a motion to direct the Town Manager to work with the Planning Board and Public Safety Committee to come up with a reasonable estimate and to use funds from the reserve if necessary to obtain that estimate. It was seconded by Jeff Harriman. Motion carried. Allen Crabtree made a motion to have the Town Manager, Jim Libby, Phil Strike, Phil Lowe, and Fire Chief pick a site for the Public Safety Building and bring this information back at the July 7th meeting. It was seconded by Jeff Harriman. Motion carried.
Allen Crabtree stated that he prepared a draft article for the Bridgton News announcing the trial of new hours. He asked the Board the review the article and remit comments to him. The Board stated they will re-visit this issue on
- Follow Items from Town Meeting
Article 9-Suggested that the Town Manager check with MMA regarding the legality of CIP line item deletion/fund reduction from the bottom up.
Article 19-Will use the State’s version on July 1st, and bring back the Town’s version at a later date. The Town Manager will check with MMA on the possibility of voting on this issue by referendum at the November election.
Article 22 and 23-It appears unclear as to whether or not these are ordinances or not as stated at Town Meeting. This issue will be researched with MMA.
It was suggested that an ad-hoc committee be established to assessing the needs of the cemeteries. Suggestions for committee members include Ted Greene, Sherrill Brown and Abe Parker. Request for interested members will be placed on the web site and in the next newsletter.
VII. Reports from Town Officials
Allen Crabtree inquired if the Board could attend the up coming Board of Appeals meeting, and if so, would it have to be posted as a meeting. The Town Manager will check with MMA.
Allen Crabtree inquired if the F.R. Carroll trailer was being stored at the Public Works Building while work was being done and whether or not it was insured. It was stated that it is only while work being done in town, and they provide their own insurance.
Jeff Harriman made a motion to adjourn at 8:00 pm. It was seconded by Edythe Harnden. Motion carried.
Michele A. Bukoveckas