Vassalboro Board of Selectmen
Minutes of the Meeting
July 13, 2016

Members Present: Rob Browne and Lauchlin Titus

Members Absent: Phil Haines

Others Present: Mary Sabins and Mary Grow

1. Call to order – The meeting was called to order by Chairman Titus at 3:35 p.m.

2. Minutes – On a motion made by R. Browne, seconded by L. Titus, the Board voted unanimously to accept the minutes of the 6/30/16 meeting as written.

3. Pole Permit – On a motion made by R. Browne, seconded by L .Titus, the Board voted unanimously to approve the pole permit for a location on the Nelson Road.

4. MMA Executive Committee Ballot – On a motion made by R. Browne, seconded by L. Titus, the Board voted unanimously to accept the list of nominees on the ballot for office as presented and to cast the Town’s ballot in favor of those listed. The Board completed and signed the ballot.

5. Legislative Policy Committee (LPC) Survey – The survey sent by the Maine Municipal Association concerning possible topics of discussion and concern for the LPC was briefly discussed. Both Selectmen attending the meeting have completed the survey on their own and will return it in the envelopes provided by MMA.

6. Reportsa. Road Report - On a motion made by R. Browne, seconded by L. Titus, the Board voted unanimously to accept the report as presented. b. First Responders’ Report - On a motion made by R. Browne, seconded by L. Titus, the Board voted unanimously to accept the report as presented. c. Police Report - On a motion made by R. Browne, seconded by L. Titus, the Board voted unanimously to accept the report as presented.

7. Treasurer’s Warrants – On a motion made by P. Haines, seconded by R. Browne, the Board voted unanimously to approve warrants #2 and #3.

8. Other1. A letter was noted from the financial advisor concerning the effects on the stock market as a result of the United Kingdom’s recent vote to exit the European Union, and their advice not to panic and make changes to the investment portfolio. 2. Funding options for a resident needing a handicap ramp was discussed. The Selectmen suggested that the Boy Scout leader in town should be contacted. He may have a scout needing an Eagle Scout project. 3. The town’s contribution amount needed toward the proposed sidewalk grant project was briefly discussed. The subject will be placed on the August 11th agenda for further discussion when the full Board is present. 4. The paperwork for the lease/purchase of the new fire truck was discussed. The Town Attorney’s opinion on the lease agreement was required by the finance company, and the attorney made some changes to one section with the finance company’s approval. There being only one signature line on the agreement paperwork in multiple places, on a motion made by R. Browne, seconded by L. Titus, the Board voted unanimously to authorize the Town Manager to act as the Board of Selectmen’s designee effective immediately to complete the lease/purchase agreement for the fire truck.

9. Adjourn – There being no further business to discuss, the meeting was adjourned at 4:15 p.m.

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These minutes were read and accepted by the Board of Selectmen on 8/8/16 with the following amendments: None.