Vassalboro Board of Selectmen
Minutes of the Meeting
June 9, 2011

Members Present: Rob Browne, Lauchlin Titus, and Phil Haines

Others Present: Mary Sabins, Mary Grow, and a student named Christina

1. Call to order – The meeting was called to order by L. Titus at 9:00 a.m. Board members Rob Browne and Phil Haines congratulated Mr. Titus on his recent re-election to the Board.

2. Minutes – On a motion made by P. Haines, seconded by R. Browne, the Board voted unanimously to approve the minutes of the 5/26/11 meeting as written.

3. New Business – a.) New Chairman - On a motion made by L. Titus, seconded by R. Browne, the Board voted two in favor with one abstention (Haines) to elect Phil Haines as the new Chairman. Mr. Haines then presided over the remainder of the meeting. b.) Employee family picnic - After discussion and by mutual agreement, the Board decided to hold the 2nd annual employee family picnic at Natanis Golf Course on Sunday, July 24th at 4:30 p.m. Rob plans to provide hot dogs and hamburgers; Lauchlin will provide corn on the cob. Employees will be asked to bring a salad or dessert to share if possible.

At this time, the new auditors Christian Smith and Elena Casey stepped into the meeting room to meet the Board of Selectmen.

4. Reportsa.) Status report – On a motion made by L. Titus, seconded by R. Browne, the Board voted unanimously to accept the Status Report as presented. b.) Road Report – On a motion made by L. Titus, seconded by R. Browne, the Board voted unanimously to accept the Road Report as presented. c.) Police Report – On a motion made by L. Titus, seconded by R. Browne, the Board voted unanimously to accept the Police Report as presented.

5. Treasurer’s Warrants – On a motion made by L. Titus, seconded by R. Browne, the Board voted unanimously to approve warrants #69 and #70.

6. Other – 1. Brief discussion was given about the progress of the dam gate replacement project.

7. Executive Session – On a motion made by L. Titus, seconded by R. Browne, the Board voted unanimously at 9:30 a.m. to enter into an executive session pursuant to 1 MRSA, Section 405, Subsection 6(A) to discuss a personnel matter. The Board returned to open session at 10:25 a.m. On a motion made by L. Titus, seconded by R. Browne, the Board voted unanimously to reappoint Mary Sabins as the Town Manager and to renew her contract for two years with pay as outlined in the contract at $62,000 for the 2011-12 fiscal year, and $67,000 for the 2012-2013 fiscal year.

8. Adjourn – There being no further business to discuss, the meeting was adjourned at 10:27 a.m.

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These minutes were read and accepted by the Board of Selectmen on 6/21/11 with the following amendments: None.