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Board of Selectmen Minutes 08/18/09
6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 18, 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 6:17 pm by Chairman, Allen Crabtree.  
I.      Roll Call
Present were Selectmen; Allen Crabtree, Ann Farley, Edythe Harnden, Mose Russo III arrived at 6:30pm, Town Manager; Jim Smith III, and Recorder, Michele Bukoveckas. Selectperson, Jeff Harriman was absent.  Guests present were: Abe Parker, Laurence P. Minnot Jr. (attorney for the Orrs’), Jim Libby, Don Olden Sr., Richard Terry, Paul McCarthy, Ray Maher, and James Lowery and Charlie Brown from Sebago Technics.
II.     Adjustments to the Agenda
The following additions to the agenda were made:
        Old Business    C. Brush Dump Discussion
                                D. Dept. of Labor Action
        New Business    C. BOS/PB Meeting with Loon Echo on 08/25
                                D. BOS Meeting Time
III.    Written Communication
  • Approval of the August 4, Selectmen’s Meeting Minutes
Allen Crabtree requested that the names of those appointed to the Fire and Rescue Personnel be listed in the minutes.   Allen requested that under the Selectmen’s report, clarification be made that he recommended watching how other towns run their town meetings.  Lastly, Allen recommended that it be stated that “no action was taken during executive session” There being no further corrections, Ann Farley made a motion to approve the minutes as amended.  It was seconded by Allen Crabtree.  Motion carried.
  • Comments from the Public
There were none.

V.      Old Business
  • Marina Road Easement
Ann Farley made a motion to sign the easement for the Orrs.  It was seconded by Edythe Harnden.  Motion carried.

  • Town Office Hours
It was suggested that Jim Smith’s cell phone number be stated on the voice mail.  The Board stated that they would revisit the Town Office hours in March.  The front office will continue to track the office traffic during the new hours.

  • Brush Dump Discussion (Yard Waste Disposal Facility)
Sebago Technics was present to follow up on items as requested from the Board.  They stated that the completed project would cost approximately $133,000.  The Board decided that the Yard Waste Committee meet to discuss their options.  The committee should discuss the what, how, who, and their options for funding.  This issue will be re-visited at a later date to discuss the committees findings.

  • Dept. of Labor Action
Jim Smith stated that the Town has incurred fines as a result of a recent review of town practices and training.  There are three options for paying the fines:
  • Use the U.F.B
  • Access fines to the Departments they pertain to.
  • Find it somewhere in the budget.
Jim was directed to take measures to avoid this issue in the future.   Jim will report his findings to the Board at the next meeting.

VI.             New Business
  •         Appointments to the Board of Appeals
Ann Farley made a motion to appoint Bruce Hart and David McCarthy to the Board of Appeals for a term of 5 years.  It was seconded by Mose Russo III.  Motion carried.

  •         Workshop with the Planning Board and Loon Echo Trust
        Allen Crabtree informed the Board that there will be a workshop on September 22, 2009 at 7:00pm to listen to a presentation from Loon Echo Trust.

  •         Board of Selectmen Meeting Time
The Board discussed the possibility of changing the meeting time, as a Board member currently has a conflict with the current 6:00pm meeting time.  The Board stated they would visit this issue when a full board is present.

VII.    Reports from Town Officials
  • Town Manager
Jim Smith stated that the previous Town Manager had a conversation with one of the abutters of the Town Beach Parking Lot.  As a result of the conversation it was decided that the Town would split the cost of a fence between the two properties.  Since this was not budgeted for this year, and the Selectmen had no prior knowledge, it will need to be discussed for the next budget cycle.

  • Selectmen
Allen Crabtree asked the Board to be ready to discuss the Lion’s Club Lease and Safe Harbor Rd at the next meeting.  

C.      Committees

VIII.   Adjournment
Mose Russo III made a motion to adjourn at 8:05pm.  It was seconded by Edythe Harnden.  Motion carried.

Respectfully submitted,
Michele A. Bukoveckas
Town Clerk


A.      Distribution and Discussion of Goals Set at Last Meeting