Call to Order
The meeting was called to order at 6:05 pm by Chairman, Ann Farley.
I. Roll Call
Present were Selectmen; Ann Farley, Edythe Harnden, Jeff Harriman, Chris Parker; Town Manager; James M. Smith, Town Clerk and Recorder, Michele Bukoveckas. Guest present: Jim Hamper, Candidate for Maine Senate 13.
II. Adjustments to the Agenda
Michele requested the addition of a Pole Permit Application to New Business.
III. Written Communication
- Approval of the September 18, 2012 Selectmen’s Meeting Minutes
Jeff Harriman made a motion to approve the September 18, 2012 Selectmen’s Meeting Minutes. It was seconded by Edythe Harnden. Motion carried. Ann Farley abstained.
Candidate for Maine Senate 13, Jim Hamper addressed the Board. He stated that he was from Oxford and worked in the Legislature for 8 years and was now running for a seat in the Senate. He stated that he is very aware of the cost shift that municipalities are facing and is looking forward to this new challenge.
- Discussion of Pickering Street Survey
Jim stated that he had spoken with MMA and was referred to M.R.S.A. §2952-Highways. This statue states that if a building or fence has been present for 40 years, that building or fence will become the new boundary. Jim will contact the property owner’s attorney with this information. Jim requested no action by the Board at this time. This issue will be brought back at the next meeting for the attorney’s comments.
Michele stated the application was for 3 poles on Kimball Corner Road. Jeff Harriman made a motion to approve the pole permit application. It was seconded by Edythe Harnden. Motion carried.
VII. Reports from Town Officials
Jim Smith reported the following:
- River Road had been paved and looked good.
- Paving on Orchard road will occur tomorrow. There is a property owner who seems to be having an issue with this driveway and drainage issues. Jim will be speaking with him.
- Is waiting for a second quote for repairs to Station 2.
Chris Parker inquired about the school house on Route 107. Jim responded that the property owner had granted permission for the town to remove the roof and replace it with tyvek for the time being.
Jeff Harriman inquired as to the status of the Law Enforcement. It was stated that the startup costs were quite high. The town has to decide what they are looking for by having police presence. It is faster response, presence or traffic control. This issue is still being looked into. Jim will get a copy of Parsonsfield’s agreement for next time. It was also suggested that perhaps Allen might be able to write a grant for this project.
Edythe Harnden stated that she had received the following donations for the fuel fund: $100 from a friend and $200 from Long Beach Community Center. It was suggested that perhaps a benefit supper or dance could be held as a fund raising event. Edythe also stated that she had received a quote from Ward Fitch and was waiting for another from William Nason for the Weatherization Grant Participant.
Ann Farley inquired what was happening with the trees at the Town Beach. Jim Smith stated that he hadn’t had the chance to review this with Chris Parker.
She also stated that she, Jeff, and Michele should get together and work on an email retention policy. Michele requested that we wait until after elections.
Lastly, Ann inquired on the status of the Sand/Salt reimbursement. Michele stated that she had contacted Peter Coughan at Maine D.O.T on September 14, 2012. Peter stated that there was no funding at this time. Sebago is # 1 on the list. We should contact our representatives for funding starting July 2013.
- Department Heads
Town Clerk, Michele Bukoveckas reported that she had applied for a $500 grant from MMA Safety Works to purchase 3 new office chairs. She stated that the current chairs are 12 years old and could potentially cause workplace injuries. The new chairs would be ergonomic. There is a 1/3 match for the grant which does exist in the Town’s budget.
Edythe Harnden made a motion to adjourn at 7:05 pm. It was seconded by Chris Parker. Motion carried.
Michele A. Bukoveckas