Board of Selectmen

Minutes of the Meeting

April 9, 2008

Don Breton called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. In attendance were the following: Libby Mitchell, Rob Browne, Paul Mitnik, George Gould, Cathy St.Pierre, Mary Grow and Mike Vashon.

Paul Mitnik was recognized and gave the selectmen an update on Leo Barnett’s subdivision on Riverside Drive abutting Olin Charette’s property. Leo has several violations, including some with the state, including the D.O.T. and has not registered as a mobile home park. Copies of the two letters were distributed to the selectmen at the meeting. The letters were sent certified mail and Paul has also called him and as of this date, Leo had not responded to either the calls or letters. The selectmen suggested that a letter be sent by the selectmen indicating that he has a certain time period to correct these deficiencies. Paul Mitnik offered to draft the letter and work with Don Breton.

The March 26th minutes were reviewed and approved, Libby/Rob 3-0.

The Warrant was reviewed and approved, Libby/Rob 3-0.

The Road Report was reviewed and approved, Libby/Rob 3-0.

The Status Report was reviewed and the town manager indicated no changes for this meeting. Snow has held up the removal of additional vehicles or repairs to both properties. Leo Barnett was added to the status list.

The Police report was reviewed and approved, Libby/Rob 3-0.

The Financial report was reviewed and approved, Libby/Rob 3-0.

Old Business: The town manager suggested the selectmen approve the awarding of the paving bid to Pike Industries. Pike’s bid was $59.22 compared to Mariners bid of $62.48. Libby made a motion to accept the bid from Pike for $59.22 for paving in the town of Vassalboro.

The town manager then indicated there were three bids submitted for the used public works trailer. The bids were Dick Condon $935.00, Main Street Motors $1,400. and S & S Builders – Joe Santos $1,950. Libby made a motion to accept the highest bid of $1,950 from Joe Santos of Canaan, seconded by Rob, vote 3-0.

New Business: None

There being no further business, there was a motion to go into executive session, “I move that the board enter executive session to discuss a personnel matter pursuant to 1 MRSA, Section 405, subsection 6(A).” at 7:50. There was a motion to go out of executive session, Libby/Rob vote 3-0.

Libby gave a brief update on several LD’s that were currently being worked on by legislatures.

Don Breton then announced that the selectmen had signed a contract to hire Mary Sabins as the new town manager effective June 16, 2008. Mary Grow asked a few questions about Mary, regarding her residency and prior town manager experience.


There being no further business, a motion to adjourn the selectmen’s meeting at 8:17 p.m. Libby/Rob 3-0.

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Attest: ______________________________

Michael A. Vashon