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Board of Selectmen Minutes 10/20/2009
6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 20, 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 6:10 pm by Chairman, Allen Crabtree.
  • Roll Call
        Present were Selectmen: Allen Crabtree, Ann Farley, Jeff Harriman, Edythe Harnden, Town Manager; Jim Smith, and Recorder, Michele Bukoveckas.  Guests present were: Public Works Director; Dan Nowell, Animal Control Officer; Bobby Silcott, Linda & Kevin Sheehan, Don Gruden, Susan Fielder, Tom Ruppert, and Tim Smith.
  • Adjustments to the Agenda
        New Business, Item A to be taken out of order.
III.    Written Communication
  • Approval of the October 6, 2009 Selectmen’s Meeting Minutes
Ann Farley made a motion to approve the Oct. 6, 2009 Selectmen Meeting Minutes.  It was seconded by Jeff Harriman.  Motion carried.
  • Comments from the Public
        There were none.

  • New Business
  •         Appointment of Alternate Animal Control Officers
        Bobby Silcott stated that he has been searching for alternate animal control officers in the event he is not available.  He has been successful in recruiting Susan Fielder and Stephen Libby.  Both have received the proper training required.  It was suggested that their appointment and oaths be indefinite.  Also, the Board suggested that they would like to address the impound fee and Dog Ordinance at the next meeting.  Jeff Harriman made a motion to appoint Susan Fielder and Stephen Libby as alternate Animal Control Officers.  It was seconded by Ann Farley.  Motion carried.

V.      Old Business
  • Sexual Offender Ordinance Update
The town attorney, Amy Tchao, has not yet responded, this item will be brought back when she responds.

  • Street Light Policy/Update
A draft ordinance was passed out. The Board was asked to review and comment at the next meeting.  There were comments regarding the removal of some lights in town and whether or not they should stay.  The Board asked the Town Manager to contact CMP to see what costs would be associated if a light was taken down and asked to be put back.  No action on disconnecting the proposed street lights will be taken until after the November 3rd meeting.  Allen Crabtree asked the Board to review the ordinance and return with comments at the next meeting.

  • Fuel Storage and Tracking
Public Works Director, Dan Nowell is looking into a fuel tank storage and card reader system.  Current estimate is approximately $17,000 plus installation.  The new system would house both gasoline and diesel and would require individual cards to retrieve fuel.  This issue will be discussed during the budget process.

Dan Nowell also stated that the DEP as approved the permit for a dry hydrant in North Sebago.
  • New Business
  •         Appointment of Alternate Animal Control Officers
        See above.

  • Abatements and Supplements as Recommended by Assessor’s Agent
Ann Farley made a motion to approve abatements and supplements as recommended by Assessor’s Agent as follows:
                Map/Lot 023-034
                Map/Lot 019-008
                Map/Lot 016-020-A
                Map/Lot 005-007-A
                Map/Lot 012-003
                Map/Lot 012-003
It was seconded by Jeff Harriman.  Motion carried.

VII.    Reports from Town Officials
  • Town Manager
Jim Smith stated that he had met with the Bridgton, Casco, and Naples Town Mangers to discuss applying for a Energy
> Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants (EECBG) grant.  The grant equates to $85,000 per community and would be used on energy savings for the district. Projects may include energy audits, retrofits, transportation programs such as traffic signal synchronization, waste reduction, renewable energy generation, and other projects

  • Selectmen
Allen Crabtree stated the following:
  • NIMS Training.  In order to apply for Homeland Security Grants, all municipalities need to be 100% compliant.  There are varying degrees of training based on department.  A NIMS700 training will be held for Board members and staff.  A tentative date of November 18 has been scheduled.
  • The Warming Hut has been moved to its new home.
  • The request for the mailbox at the Town Office has been denied.
  • The grader which belongs to the State DOT at the old town garage needs to be moved to allow the Lions Club to store their trailers there.
  • Schedule an Executive Session at the next meeting for the Town Manager’s review.
  • Ann Farley made a motion to move to Executive Session pursuant to Title 36 M.R.S.A. § 841 (2) (E) for Poverty Tax Abatement at 8:15 pm.  It was seconded by Jeff Harriman.  Motion carried.
  • Executive Session pursuant to Title 36 M.R.S.A. § 841 (2) (E) for Poverty Tax Abatement
Returned to regular session at 8:35 pm.  No action taken during executive session.

Motion made by Ann, 2nd by Jeff, to refer the individuals involved in the poverty tax abatement request to our General Assistance officer to see if there were any options he could suggest.  If not, the matter would be brought up again by the Board.  Motion passed.

VIII.   Adjournment
        Edythe Harnden made a motion to adjourn at 8:36pm.  It was seconded by Ann Farley.  Motion carried.

Respectfully submitted,
Michele A. Bukoveckas
Town Clerk