Town of Sebago
ANNUAL TOWN MEETING MINUTES
JUNE 4, 2005
At 9:00 a.m. Town Clerk, Michele Bukoveckas, called the meeting to order and asked the public to stand and recite the Pledge of Allegiance. Present were: Selectmen, Ruth Douglas; Lisa Hutchins; Allen Crabtree; David McCarthy; Robert Irish Jr.; Town Manager, David Hague; Budget Committee Member, Jan Wilk; and Recorder, Michele Bukoveckas. Approximately 86 townspeople attended. The minutes are as follows:
To Maureen Tabor, resident, Greetings:
In the name of the State of Maine, you are hereby required by law to notify and warn the inhabitants of the Town of Sebago qualified by law to vote in Town affairs, to meet at the Town Hall in said Town of Sebago at 9:00 a.m., Saturday, the 4th day of June, 2005, to act on the following:
Article 1. To choose a Moderator to preside at said meeting.
Ruth Douglas made a motion to nominate Michael Foye as Moderator. It was seconded by David Hague. There were no other nominations, a vote was taken and Mike Foye was sworn in as moderator. Mike introduced the Clerk, Town Manager, Selectmen, and Budget Committee. Mike also read the May 17, 2005 Election Results.
Article 19. To see if the Town will vote to accept the recommendations of the Fire House Committee and direct the Selectmen to begin the process of developing a new emergency services building for the Town of Sebago through the Capital Investment Program process with recommendations to be brought back to the Town Meeting in June 2007. (Selectmen so recommend.)
Ruth Douglas made a motion to accept the recommendations. It was seconded by Bob Irish Jr. Motion carried. (A copy of the recommendations is attached)
The Fire Station Planning Committee that had been created at the 2004 Town Meeting, made these recommendations which were approved by the voters with Article 19:
1.~~~~~~Site and construct a single fire station that combines the East (Station 2) and North Sebago stations and decommission these two stations. ~The new fire station should contain upwards of six apparatus bays and provide protection for the Route 114 corridor.
2.~~~~~~Install fire suppression and detection systems in all public buildings.
3.~~~~~~Implement an automatic aid program that meets the guidelines of the ISO’s automatic aid requirements.
4,~~~~~~Replace the 1967 forestry truck as soon as possible.
5,~~~~~~Replace Tank #1 by 2007 with a pumper/tanker.
6.~~~~~~Replace Tank #3 by 2010.
7,~~~~~~Improve the ISO rating for Sebago.