Board of Selectmen
Minutes of the Meeting
January 30, 2008
Don Breton called the meeting to order at 7:02 p.m. In attendance were the following: Libby Mitchell, Rob Browne, George Gould and Mike Vashon.
The January 16th 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.
Old Business: An update of the progress of Francis Joseph’s automobile graveyard. Paul Mitnik observed on the property that approximately 20 of the 54 vehicles had been removed. Paul will continue to monitor every week.
The town manager had distributed a copy of the contract for dispatching emergency services with the Central Maine Regional Communication Center in Augusta. The expected cost for one year would be $22,258.50.
New Business: Donald Breton opened the Public Hearing, at 7:30, for the renewal of a liquor license for Natanis. The town manager indicated that since Natanis had a license for the past five years and a complaint has not been filed against the applicant within that time, the applicant can request a waiver of the hearing. A request was made by Natanis. The other applicant, Flatheads, LLC requested their application be removed from consideration at this time. Don asked if there were any comments from the only attendee, George Gould. There were no comments. The public hearing was closed at 7:34. Libby Mitchell made a motion to approve the liquor license for Natanis; it was seconded by Don Breton, vote 2-0 (Rob Browne abstained).
The only other item on the agenda was the three bids submitted for a 50 yard container. Bucks Fabricating submitted a bid for $7,907.00, Atlantic Recycling Equipment LLC submitted a bid for $8,808.00, and Rudco Products Co. submitted a bid for $10,716.00. After a brief discussion, Libby made a motion to accept the low bid of Bucks Fabricating for $7,907.00 seconded by Rob, vote 3-0.
Don Breton then announced the resignation of Michael Vashon as town manager. Don expressed regret at Mike leaving and indicated his appreciation for his work for the town since October 2002. Don also indicated that Mike had kept the tax rate stable, presented well managed budgets and brought the town more than $200,000 in grants.
There being no further business, a motion to adjourn the selectmen’s meeting at 8:01 p.m. Libby/Rob 3-0.
Michael A. Vashon