TOWN OF SEBAGO
BOARD OF SELECTMEN’S MEETING
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
TOWN OFFICE BUILDING
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 6:02 pm by Chair, Ann Farley.
I. Roll Call
Present were: Selectmen; Ann Farley, Jeff Harriman, Mose Russo III, Edythe Harnden joined the meeting at 6:35pm, Town Manager; James Smith, and Recorder; Michele Bukoveckas. Guests present were: Paul & Judy McCarthy, Peter and Judi Barry, Richard & Sally Perry, Eugene & Ellen Rowe, Jane MacDonald and M.S.A.D. # 61School Board Member, Richard Merritt.
II. Adjustments to the Agenda
Ann Farley stated she would like to move Richard Merritt after comments from the public.
III. Written Communication
- Approval of the April 20, 2010 Selectmen’s Meeting Minutes
Jeff Harriman made a motion to approve the April 20, 2010 Selectmen’s Meeting Minutes. It was seconded by Mose Russo III. Motion carried.
There were none.
- Update on School Budget by Richard Merritt
School Board Member Richard Merritt was asked to address the Board concerning Sebago’s School Assessment. Richard explained the recent change (a difference of $24,92 from) is due to a change in State funding. This change was originally a difference of $57,774 to $32,845 less than last year. With the State providing additional funds, the minimum receivers (Sebago, Bridgton and Naples) assessments are lowered, which in turns increases the amount needed to be raised by those towns. This amount is effected by an additional local match above the $18 million the district needs, distributed amongst the towns.
The Board discussed that the fees from Clean Harbors are currently charged in a bulk rate. Breaking down the fees to an individual level may become a tedious task, and may result in the illegal disposal of hazardous waste. There being no further discussion, Jeff Harriman made a motion to take no action on hazardous waste fees. It was seconded by Ann Farley. Motion carried.
- Update on School Budget by Richard Merritt
Previously discussed above.
- Safe Harbor Right of Way Discussion
Jim Smith stated that the Dock Committee had met and considered several items such as:
- Public Properly, and proper use.
- Town owned dock would require a site plan review by the Planning Board.
- Offer the Right of Way for Sale-not really an option right now.
- Apply Beach Ordinance to this location and other Town owned beach access in Town.
- Parking Issues
- Docks/Rafts/Moorings really can’t be enforced without an ordinance.
- Permanent docks are required to go before the Planning Board, seasonal docks just require a permit.
- Should annual review be required
These items were discussed with the public present. It was stated that the Dock Committee should meet with2 residents that are in favor and 2 residents that are against the dock, and then report back to the Board at the June 2 meeting.
- Speed Radar Sign Discussion
Jim presented the Board with information he had found concerning a speed radar sign. The sign is $3,199.95 and has an accessory pack that sells for $779.00. The accessory pack would enable the Town to get a recording of vehicles that exceed the speed limit and at what time of day. This information could then be passed on to law enforcement. This sign would also allow the attachment of a camera. Jeff Harriman made a motion to have the Town Manager move forward with a purchase of a radar sign before June 30th. It was seconded by Mose Russo III. Motion carried.
- Fire/Rescue Chief Appointment Discussion
Jim stated that he had spoken with the Town Attorney on this issue. Jim was advised that the department by-laws would have to be reviewed. The attorney also stated that that the Board does not have to approve the recommendations, but must have just cause for doing so. Copies of the by-laws will be made available for Board members at the next meeting on June 2, 2010. The Board will review this issue in Executive Session.
VII. Reports from Town Officials
MMA is looking for a nominee to serve on the Legislative Policy Committee. Jeff Harriman made a motion to nominate Jim Smith to the Legislative Policy Committee. It was seconded by Mose Russo III. Motion carried.
Edythe Harnden stated that the Board should sit in with the General Assistance Administrator to ensure the program is being administered properly. This issue will be discussed at the next Board meeting.
Ann Farley apologized that she missed the last Greenprint meeting with Loon Echo Trust. She stated that she would go to the next one.
Jeff Harriman asked if Richard Merritt was still willing to contribute funds to the radar sign, and wanted to know if it would be possible to “pre-pay” Clean Harbors for the Hazardous Waste clean-up day. Ann stated that Richard had mentioned that he and others intended to contribute to the costs associated with the sign. Jim Smith will contact him. Jim Smith will also look into pre-paying Clean Harbors in this year’s budget.
Jeff Harriman made a motion to adjourn at 8:05pm. It was seconded by Edythe Harnden. Motion carried.
Michele A. Bukoveckas