Vassalboro Board of Selectmen
Minutes of the Meeting
April 19, 2018

Members Present: Rob Browne, Lauchlin Titus, and John Melrose

Others Present: Mary Sabins, Rick Denico, Linda Santerre, Dick Dolby, and Mary Grow (approx. 6:20)

1. Call to order – The meeting was called to order by Chairman Titus at 6:00 p.m.

2. Minutes – On a motion made by R. Browne, seconded by J. Melrose, the Board voted unanimously to accept the minutes of the 4/5/18 meeting as written.

3. CEO Dick Dolby distributed a handout to the Board, which depicted the E911 numbering sequence that is out of numerical order on Gray Road, affecting three homes. CEO Dolby explained that one of the residents on the road reported the problem after emergency responders were unable to find their home in a timely manner in an emergency. R. Dolby stated that he wanted the Selectmen to be aware of the problem and to make the decision whether to require the residents to change their addresses to correct the problem. Changing ones address can be a complex and time consuming project, and the prospect of having to do so could create a hardship for those needing their address changed. After discussion, the Board agreed by consensus that CEO Dolby could give these residents the option to correct the addressing problem, rather than mandating it.

4. Habitat for Humanity representative Linda Santerre distributed handouts to the Selectmen about the Habitat for Humanity ReStore program located at 24 Silver Street in Waterville. This store recycles salvageable building materials and furniture for use by those in need. Linda described the services her program provides. Sabins encouraged Linda to introduce herself to the Town Clerk who is Vassalboro’s General Assistance Administrator, and also the Food Pantry Director Cindy Ferland, who is also the town’s representative for Salvation Army.

The Board members agreed to take the agenda items out of order so that they could discuss the budget and town meeting warrant articles last at the end of the meeting.

5. Quitclaim Deed – Sabins indicated that all three years of back taxes have been paid by the April 17th deadline set by the Selectmen on the property formerly owned by Craig Conary. After discussion, and on a motion made by J. Melrose, seconded by R. Browne, the Board voted unanimously to sign the quitclaim deed as prepared by Sabins to give the property back to Mr. Conary.

6. Reports – a. Road Report - On a motion made by J. Melrose, seconded by R. Browne, the Board voted unanimously to accept the report as presented. b. Financial Report - On a motion made by J. Melrose, seconded by R. Browne, the Board voted unanimously to accept the February and March reports as presented.

7. Treasurer’s Warrants – On a motion made by J. Melrose, seconded by R. Browne, the Board voted unanimously to approve warrants #67 and #68.

8. Other1. The Board set July 12th and August 23rd as their summer meeting dates. 2. The Board rescheduled their September 20th meeting to Wednesday, September 19th at 7:00 p.m. 3. J. Melrose questioned the State valuation numbers for the town and the origin of them.

9. Budget and draft town meeting warrant review – The Board carefully reviewed each draft warrant article and made decisions on their recommendations for each department expenditure that will appear in the printed warrant for town meeting. The Budget Committee will be convening a meeting immediately following this meeting for the same purpose.

10. Adjourn – There being no further business to discuss, the meeting was adjourned at 7:02 p.m.

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These minutes were read and accepted by the Board of Selectmen on 5/2/18 with the following amendments: None.