Call to Order
The meeting was called to order by Chairman, Ann Farley at 6:00 pm.
I. Roll Call
Present were Selectmen; Chris Parker, Ann Farley, Jim Libby, Tim Mayberry, Edythe Harnden, Town Manager; Jim Smith, Town Clerk and Recorder, Michele Bukoveckas. Guests present were: Code Enforcement Officer; Brandon Woolley, Denise Olsen, Richard Merritt, Phil & Claudia Lowe, David McCarthy, Ed Fitzgerald, Ben Bowditch, Doug Newton, June and Donelle Allen, Allen Crabtree, Lisa Johnson, Joseph and Anne McMahon, Tom and Aston Cutting, Grosve nor and Wendy Newcomb, June Berry, Dawn Touchette, Amanda Dearborn, Jeremy Turon, Mary MacKinnon.
II. Adjustments to the Agenda
Item B under New Business will be discussed at the end of the agenda.
III. Written Communication
A. Approval of the February 2, 2016 Selectmen’s Meeting Minutes
Edythe Harnden made a motion to approve the February 2, 2016 Selectmen’s Meeting Minutes. It was seconded by Tim Mayberry. Motion carried.
IV. Comments from the Public
Dave McCarthy stated that the Board had a big decision to make this evening and that those that are chosen must put their best effort forward as this will affect the town in a big manner. He advised the Board to choose the members wisely as there are many qualified individuals.
Phil Lowe stated that the numbers present tonight show an intense energy. People in town have been very active in this effort and those chosen, will fight the battle. He advised the board to choose the best bargaining party.
Allen Crabtree stated that in addition to the four member group, the group can have a support group to help with the cause; interested individuals should come to the meetings.
It was stated that Lake Region Television would be filming the meetings but schedule and remuneration needs to be discussed.
V. New Business
A. Appointments to M.S.A.D. # 61 Withdrawal Committee
- Ann Farley made a motion to appoint Tim Mayberry as the Board of Selectmen representative to the MSAD # 61 Withdrawal Committee. It was seconded by Edythe Harnden. Motion carried.
- Ann Farley made a motion to appoint Lisa Johnson as the General Public representative to the MSAD # 61 Withdrawal Committee. It was seconded by Tim Mayberry. Motion carried.
- Jim Libby made a motion to appoint Richard Merritt as the representative for the Group Circulating the Petition to the MSAD# 61 Withdrawal Committee. It was seconded by Edythe Harnden. Motion carried.
- It was stated that Joseph McMahon would be the representative from the Sebago School Board Members to serve on the MSAD # 61 Withdrawal Committee.
B. Town Report Dedication
The Board did not make a decision at this time. This issue will be on the next agenda
C. RFQs for Public Safety Building
There were six (6) companies that submitted proposals. The Board will come in and review the proposals individually by 5pm Friday, inform Jim of their choices, and then Jim will contact the companies for interviews.
D. Long Beach Marina Petition Discussion
C.E.O., Brandon Woolley stated that the Board of Selectmen received this petition as a matter of procedure. Brandon stated that since the petition was circulated by a non- registered voter of the State of Maine, the petition was invalid. Brandon felt that even if this was the case, the petition should not be disregarded, but forwarded to the Planning Board. He stated that a public hearing was held on this issue, and that this petition was to “re-open” the public hearing to allow for more testimony. Ann Farley made a motion to forward the petition to the Planning Board. It was seconded by Tim Mayberry. Motion carried.
E. Budget Discussion
SYAA- Sebago Youth Athletic Association was not funded this year. Recreation Director, Denise Olsen used some left over funds and did some minor repairs to the buildings and fields. She would like to see the funding return. It was stated that should Sebago have enough interested children to play baseball, and the funds are not available, they would have to travel to other towns to be on a team. A suggestion was made to fund SYAA, and in the event we do not have enough children signed up, the funding could be reduced or eliminated at town meeting. Tim Mayberry made a motion to fund SYAA (50-32-23-17) in the amount of $4,000 and requested that the Board be apprised of the existing balance in the SYAA checkbook. The Board also stated
they would like to see an accounting of the funds spent. It was seconded by Edythe Harnden. Motion carried.
The Board had a discussion regarding the Recreation Director’s hours and the amount of funding required in the wage line item. Tim Mayberry made a motion to fund 50-02-01-01 (Recreation Director’s wages) in the amount of $12,500. It was seconded by Ann Farley. Motion carried with Chris Parker opposed.
VI. Reports from Town Officials
Jim Smith commented/reported on the following:
- Has been notified that Camp O AT KA has filed for non-profit tax exemption. In speaking with Mike O’Donnell, there are several criteria the camp would have to meet in order to be partially, or totally exempt. This could result in a great loss of tax revenue for Sebago. Mike will keep us informed.
- Community Concepts would like the Town Manager to sign a letter of support to help them attain a grant. This grant will enable Community Concepts to offer low rate mortgages to qualifying families. Tim Mayberry made a motion to have Jim Smith sign the letter of support. It was seconded by Ann Farley. Motion carried.
Chris Parker had nothing to report.
Tim Mayberry had nothing to report.
Edythe Harnden reported/commented on the following:
- Asked that Denise finish cleaning out the office (balls, t-shirts, etc.)
- There will be a General Assistance training in Cornish on April 19th. Time to be determined. She will keep the Board informed.
Ann Farley reported/commented on the following:
- There is a Zoning Board of Appeals on Wednesday, February 17 at 6:30 pm regarding the farm on StoneyBrook.
- Tim Mayberry will meet with Jim and Ann this Thursday am, next week, Chris Parker will meet with Ann and Jim.
Jim Libby reported/commented on the following:
- Thank you to Phil and Claudia Lowe for their donation of a tile floor and the Lion’s Club for their donation of a plywood subfloor. The Warming Hut looks great!!
- The Food Pantry served 30 people this week.
- Inquired when we would advertise Engine 2 for sale.
- Inquired why Folly Road was being plowed all the way through. It was stated that an individual was doing it and this would be the last year it would be done. It was stated that traditionally, the Town only plows up to the bridge.
Tim Mayberry made a motion to adjourn at 7:24 pm. It was seconded by Jim Libby. Motion carried.
Michele A. Bukoveckas