Vassalboro Board of Selectmen
Minutes of the Meeting
June 22, 2010

 

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

Others Present: Mary Sabins, Frank Byron (Pastor of the Center Baptist Church), Alice & Sheldon Hopkins (members of the Center Baptist Church), Paul Mitnik (approx. 3:15 pm), and many town staff members attended to recognize Paul Mitnik’s retirement celebration.

  1. Call to order – The meeting was called to order by Chairman Titus at 3:02 p.m.

  2. Minutes – On a motion made by P. Haines, seconded by R. Browne, the Board voted unanimously to approve the minutes of the 6/10/10 meeting as written.

  3. New Business (taken out of agenda order) –

    a. Annual appointments – On a motion made by P. Haines, seconded by R. Browne, the Board voted unanimously to appoint Mary Ellen Johnston and Steve Jones to the Conservation Commission for a three year term. On a motion made by P. Haines, seconded by R. Browne, the Board voted unanimously to appoint Nichole Wasilewski, Peter Howard, Kristofer Target, Jennifer Fisher, Ed Wasilewski, and Ryan Redman as members of the Recreation Committee for a one year term. On a motion made by P. Haines, seconded by R. Browne, the Board voted unanimously to appoint Peggy Cain and Russell Brown to the Appeals Board for a two year term. On a motion made by P. Haines, seconded by R. Browne, the Board voted unanimously to appoint Richard Kelly, Tom Richards, Julie Lyon, and Jim Ashton to the Cemetery Committee for a one year term. On a motion made by P. Haines, seconded by R. Browne, the Board voted unanimously to appoint Ellery Bane as the Town Assessor for a one year term. On a motion made by P. Haines, seconded by R. Browne, the Board voted unanimously to appoint Paul Mitnik to the Planning Board for a two year term. On a motion made by R. Browne, seconded by P. Haines, the Board voted unanimously to appoint Leon Cummings (a/k/a Lee Cummings) to the Planning Board for a two year term. R. Browne nominated George Gould for the alternate position to the Planning Board for a two year term. The motion died for lack of a second. R. Browne nominated Virginia Brackett for a two year term on the Planning Board. The motion died for lack of a second. After discussion, R. Browne again nominated George Gould for the two year alternate position on the Planning Board. The motion was seconded by P. Haines and voted unanimously by the Board. A motion was made by P. Haines, seconded by R. Browne, and voted unanimously by the Board to appoint Penny Plourde to a two-year term on the Planning Board. Selectman Titus requested that thank-you letters be sent to former Planning Board Members Virginia Brackett and Jay Nutting for their years of service.

    b.Paul Mitnik explained that the Center Baptist Church now has only an outhouse and they wish to install a flush toilet. Because they do not have enough land for a leach field, written approval from the Selectmen is needed in order for them to install a holding tank as a replacement system. With little discussion and on a motion made by P. Haines, seconded by R. Browne, the Board voted unanimously to approve and sign the holding tank agreement.

    At this time, a short recess in the meeting was taken to wish Paul Mitnik well in his second retirement and to thank him for his years of service to the town. The assembled group enjoyed a retirement cake and punch together. The regular Selectmen’s meeting reconvened at 3:35 p.m.

  4. Reports – a. Status Report - On a motion made by P. Haines, seconded by R. Browne, the Board voted unanimously to accept the Status Report. b. Road Report - On a motion made by P. Haines, seconded by R. Browne, the Board voted unanimously to accept the Road Report. c. Financial Report - On a motion made by P. Haines, seconded by R. Browne, the Board voted unanimously to accept the May Financial Report.

  5. Other – 1. Sabins updated the Board on the verbal agreement she and Public Works Director Gene Field had made with Phil Innes to build a gravel shoulder on one side of the Dam Road that will extend slightly onto Mr. Innes’ property to increase the number of parking spaces at the boat launch site. 2. The Board signed the payroll warrant. 3. On a motion made by P. Haines, seconded by R. Browne, the Board voted unanimously to approve the adoption of the Treasurer’s Disbursement Policy for State Fees. 4. L. Titus gave an update on the work of the Energy Committee and informed the Board members that no grant funds have been received yet. No other towns have received their funds yet either.

  6. Adjourn – There being no further business to discuss, the meeting was adjourned at 3:55 p.m.

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These minutes were read and accepted by the Board of Selectmen on 7/22/10 with the following amendments: None.