Members Present: Rob Browne and Lauchlin Titus
Members Absent: Phil Haines
Others Present: Mary Sabins, Mary Grow, Stephen Csengery, Rick & Parker Denico (7:03) of Scout Troop #410.
1. Call to order – In the planned absence of Chairman Haines, the meeting was called to order by Selectman Browne at 7:00 p.m.
2. Minutes – On a motion made by L. Titus, seconded by R. Browne, the Board voted unanimously to accept the minutes of the 6/18/15 meeting as written.
3. Eagle Scout Candidate Stephen Csengery talked with the Selectmen about ideas he has had for an Eagle Scout project. The project he is leaning toward at this time involves improving the Seaward Mills Stream Trails. Selectman Titus suggested that Stephen call John Melrose who is affiliated with the Kennebec Land Trust that owns that property to extend his offer of assistance. As the Board was having discussion with Stephen, another Eagle Scout Candidate Parker Denico and his father Rick Denico, entered the meeting room to inquire about approval for Parker’s Eagle Scout Project. Parker plans to restore the Williams Cemetery off the Stanley Hill Road near the Brann Road, if the Selectmen approve. Parker stated that the Scouts have already given approval for the proposed cemetery restoration project, pending written approval from the Board of Selectmen on Town letterhead. By consensus, the Selectmen approved Parker’s cemetery restoration project, and Selectman Browne hand wrote a letter of approval on letterhead, which both Selectmen signed.
4. Municipal Review Committee (MRC) Update from Ken Fletcher – Selectman Titus indicated a desire to hear the thoughts of MRC Representative Ken Fletcher and to take Mr. Fletcher up on his offer to come to a meeting to explain the plans being made by the MRC to dispose of municipal solid waste after the current agreement with PERC in Orrington expires in 2018. L. Titus suggested arranging a time for Mr. Fletcher to visit in September or October after the Board resumes the normal meeting schedule.
5. MMA Ballot – On a motion made by L. Titus, seconded by R. Browne, the Board voted unanimously to cast the Town’s ballot for the candidates as proposed by the MMA Nominating Committee for positions on the MMA Executive Committee and Vice-Presidency.
6. Volunteer Recognition Event – Sabins inquired if the Board had any interest in providing an event in late summer, possibly held at the town recreation fields, to recognize the many volunteers in town that serve on town committees and other forms of volunteerism that benefit the community to thank them for their service. General discussion about the idea was given, but no firm commitment was made at this time. The subject will be placed on the next agenda when a full Board is present for the discussion.
7. Reports – a. Road Report - On a motion made by L. Titus, seconded by R. Browne, the Board voted unanimously to accept the report as presented. b. First Responders’ Report - On a motion made by L. Titus, seconded by R. Browne, the Board voted unanimously to accept the report as presented. c. Financial Report - On a motion made by L. Titus, seconded by R. Browne, the Board voted unanimously to accept the report as presented. d. Police Report - On a motion made by L. Titus, seconded by R. Browne, the Board voted unanimously to accept the report as presented.
8. Treasurer’s Warrants – On a motion made by L. Titus, seconded by R. Browne, the Board voted unanimously to approve warrants #4 and #5.
9. Other – 1. L. Titus provided an update on the plans being made for the September 12th Vassalboro Days event being spearheaded by the Vassalboro Business Association. The Association received a donation of $1,000 from the Maine Federal Savings Credit Union toward the event, which will be a big help. The Association also plans a wine tasting event as a fundraiser for college scholarships to be given to high school seniors in June 2016.
10. Adjourn – There being no further business to discuss, the meeting was adjourned at 7:43 p.m.
These minutes were read and accepted by the Board of Selectmen on 8/13/15 with the following amendments: None.