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Board of Selectmen Minutes 05/02/2017
CALL TO ORDER
The meeting was called to order at 6:00 pm by Chairman, Ann Farley.

I.      ROLL CALL
        Present were: Selectmen; Ann Farley, Tim Mayberry, Edythe Harnden, Chris Parker, Phil Lowe, Town Manager; Jim Smith, Town Clerk and Recorder; Michele Bukoveckas.  Guests present were: Claudia Lowe, Jim Libby, Chris Harrington, Jim Jansz, Sherri Small, Code Enforcement Officer; Brandon Woolley, Janice Barter and Al Smith, Superintendent of M.S.A.D. # 61.

II.     ADJUSTMENTS TO THE AGENDA

III.    WRITTEN COMMUNICATION

                A.      Approval of the April 10, 2017 Selectmen’s Meeting Minutes
        Edythe Harnden made a motion to approve the April 10, 2017 Selectmen’s Meeting Minutes.  It was seconded by Phil Lowe.  Motion carried.       

                B.      Approval of the April 18, 2017 Selectmen’s Meeting Minutes
                        Edythe Harnden made a motion to approve the April 10, 2017 Selectmen’s                        Meeting Minutes.  It was seconded by Phil Lowe.  Motion carried.        
        
                C.      Approval of the April 19, 2017 Selectmen’s Meeting Minutes
                        Edythe Harnden made a motion to approve the April 10, 2017 Selectmen’s                        Meeting Minutes.  It was seconded by Phil Lowe.  Motion carried.        

IV.     COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC
        Jim Libby informed the Board of the following:
  • Good Shepherd Food Mobile would be present at Our Lady Of Sebago Lake here in Sebago, on May 3rd from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm.
  • The pantry is participating in a “Limited Back Pack” program which distributes food to elementary school children on Fridays.  This is to provide weekend meals to children who otherwise may not have the resources for food.
  • Federal Funds are available to provide low income seniors $50.00 worth of food. Some Sebago residents have already signed up for this program.




        Claudia Lowe reminded the public of the following:
  • the Spaulding Library would be hosting “Lawyers in the Library” to answer general questions on May 3rd from 4:00pm to 7:00pm
  • Thursday is a Science Fair at the school
  • Meet the candidates on May 8th at 7:00 pm.
V.      OLD BUSINESS
                A.      Fire Truck Donation Discussion
        This will be placed on the June agenda as Fire Chief, Ken LIttlefiled was not present.

                B.      Haley-Davis Cemetery Discussion
        It was stated that the Chases could no long act as trustees of the Haley Davis Cemetery on Convene Road. Code Enforcement Officer, Brandon Woolley stated there were three (3) options available:
  • Abandon the cemetery, and let the town take it over
  • Acquire title by warranty deed (might be very difficult to do)
  • Acquire title by a quit claim deed and let the town maintain it.
                        Phil Lowe made a motion to prepare a warrant article asking if the town                                 wishes to acquire the Haley-Davis Cemetery by virtue of a quit claim deed.
                        It was seconded by Tim Mayberry.  Motion carried.
                        
VI.     NEW BUSINESS
                A.      M.S.A.D. # 61 School Budget Discussion-Al Smith, Superintendent
        Superintendent, Al Smith stated that currently it appears the school budget is up by 2.7 %.  The district recently found out there is a reduction in health insurance, so the budget will be reduced at the District Meeting on May 16th from the floor.  He also stated that another component this year is to ask the voters to authorize the transfer $1,100,000 from the undesignated fund balance to the Capital Reserve and to ask the voters to expend $1,455,755 for improvements.

        Janice Barter expressed that the School Board really enjoyed working with Ben Bowditch.  She stated that he was well respected and open minded.  He will be missed.

                B.      Discussion and Signing of the Annual Town Meeting Warrant
                        Michele will make the necessary changes and have the warrant ready for                          the Board’s signatures in the morning. Ann Farley made a motion to                            approve the warrant.  It was seconded by Chris Parker. Motion carried.

                C.      M.S.A.D. # 61 School Board Member Discussion
                        Ann Farley made a motion to advertise to fill the vacancy for a term to                                 expire in June of 2018.  It was seconded by Chris Parker.  Motion carried.
                                                                
VII.    REPORTS FROM TOWN OFFICALS
                
                A.      Town Manager
                        Jim reported/commented on the following:
  • The fire department received a notice regarding a recent safety inspection.  There is a new requirement that motor vehicle driving  records be reviewed monthly.  In addition, there a requirement that fire fighters attend a EVOC or training that meets or exceeds NFPA standards.
  • Will be utilizing a current EMS person to conduct town mowing.  The Board expressed that they would like the Town Manager to advertise this position, therefore Ann Farley made a motion to advertise for a part time laborer.  It was seconded by Edythe Harnden.  Motion carried.  It was stated that the following positions would also be advertised: part time transfer station attendant and Animal Control Officer.
                B.      Selectmen
                        Chris Parker reported/commented on the following:
  • Inquired when Davy would be working at the Transfer Station.  Jim Smith stated he would be starting this weekend.
                        Tim Mayberry had nothing to report.

                        Ann Farley reported/commented on the following:
  • Reminded the Board of the following dates:
  • May 16th – School District Budget Vote at Lake Region High School. Starts at 6:30 pm.
  • May 18th – Public Hearing on the Marijuana Moratorium at the Town Office.  Starts at 6:00 pm.
  • May 30th – Election-Town Officers  and School Budget Referendum.  Town Office.  Polls open 8:00 am to 8:00 pm.
Policy Committee needs to meet again.  It was decided to meet on May 10th at 1:00 pm at the Town Office.

Edythe Harnden reported/commented on the following:
  • Reminded the Board about the upcoming General Assistance Meeting at the Cornish Fire Station on May 15th from 8:30 am to 1:00pm.
Phil Lowe reported/commented on the following:
  • Stated that a few months back, a resident asked questions regarding taxes on Inner and Outer Islands.  Phil wanted to know if that resident was informed of the answer, and whether or not there is something in place to insure requests are answers.  It was stated that the Board/Town does their best to make sure answers are delivered.
        
                C.      Committees
  • Withdrawal Committee
  • Ordinance Review Committee
The committee decided that in keeping the ordinances separate, it would give the town more latitude, therefore, no changes are recommended.

VIII.   ADJOURNMENT
        Phil Lowe made a motion to adjourn at 7:15 pm.  It was seconded by Tim Mayberry.        Motion carried.


Respectfully submitted,
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Michele A. Bukoveckas
Town Clerk