Vassalboro Board of Selectmen
Minutes of the Meeting
May 14, 2009

Members Present: Lauchlin Titus, and Rob Browne

Members Absent: Libby Mitchell

Others Present: Mary Sabins, Tom Linscott, Phil Innes, Paul Mitnik, David Jenney, George Gould, Joe & Adele Suga, Mary Grow, Dick Phippen, Jim Schad, Cathy St. Pierre, several Erskine Students, news reporters and cameramen, and a few other unknown members of the public.

1.Call to order – The meeting was called to order by Selectman Rob Browne at 6:30 p.m.

2. Minutes – On a motion made by L. Titus, seconded by R. Browne, the Board voted unanimously to approve the minutes of the 4/29/09 meeting as written.

3. New Business – a. Webber Pond Boat Launch – Dept. of Conservation representative Tom Linscott was present along with resident Phil Innes to discuss the property boundary line discrepancy at the Webber Pond Boat Launch and parking lot. During the planning stages for the parking lot and boat ramp renovations to be conducted by the Dept. of Conservation, it has been discovered that the town’s deed for the property does not match the property currently occupied and being used at the site. Tom displayed a map of the proposed land that depicted where the new boundary lines would be staked and written in an agreement as agreed to by Mr. Innes. Mr. Innes is asking the town to provide $1,900 in compensation for the arrangement, which will be presented in a town meeting warrant article at town meeting in June. After discussion and on a motion made by L. Titus, seconded by R. Browne, the Board voted unanimously to approve moving forward with the plan. b. Second reading of the Town Meeting Warrant – On a motion made by L. Titus, seconded by R. Browne, the Board voted unanimously to accept the second reading of the warrant with the amended version of Article 25 involving the Webber Pond Boat Launch and parking lot renovation project.

4. Treasurer’s Warrant – On a motion made by R. Browne, seconded by L. Titus, the Board voted unanimously to sign the treasurer’s warrant #65.

Intermission was taken after finishing the regular meeting business which ended at 6:50 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. when the public hearing on the ordinances was scheduled to begin.

5.Public hearing on the ordinances – a. Adult-Only Businesses Ordinance – The Town Code Enforcement Officer and five or six other residents expressed their suggestions for changes to the ordinance. The suggestions were recorded and will be considered for revisions to the ordinance before proposed adoption at the June Town Meeting. b. Enforcement and Appeals Ordinance – a suggestion was made for revising a run-on sentence. P. Mitnik will accept and make that change. c. Shoreland Zone Ordinance – no amendments were proposed; only discussion given whether property value is diminished if the property is declared in a resource protected zone.

6. Other – none.

7. Adjourn – There being no further business to discuss, the meeting was adjourned at 8:00 p.m.

 

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These minutes were read and accepted by the Board of Selectmen on 5/20/09 with the following amendments: None.