Vassalboro Board of Selectmen
Minutes of the Meeting
May 20, 2009

 

Members Present: Libby Mitchell, Lauchlin Titus, and Rob Browne

Others Present: Mary Sabins, Mary Grow, Dick Thompson, Phil Haines, Ben & Gary Paquette (Erskine student and parent), and one unknown female resident.

  1. Call to order – The meeting was called to order by Chairman Mitchell at 7:00 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 5/14/09 meeting as written.
  3. Treasurer’s Warrants – On a motion made by L. Titus, seconded by R. Browne, the Board voted unanimously to approve warrants #66, #67 and #68 as presented.
  4. Reports – a. Status report – Sabins reviewed the items on the report to update the Board on the developments of ongoing issues. 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. d. Financial report - On a motion made by L. Titus, seconded by R. Browne, the Board voted unanimously to accept the financial report as presented.
  5. New Business – a. Moderator Richard Thompson was present and discussed the Town of Vassalboro’s protocols for town meeting procedures and some of the warrant articles were briefly discussed. b. Post-public hearing ordinance amendments – The Selectmen reviewed each of the three ordinances that will be proposed for adoption at the June Town Meeting. The ordinance requiring the most discussion and amendment was the Adult-Only Businesses Ordinance. After discussion and on a motion made by L. Titus, seconded by R. Browne, the Board voted unanimously to approve the three ordinances discussed tonight with amendments as discussed. The Board then signed the ordinance certification forms that will be attached to the ordinances when posted with the Town Meeting Warrant. c. The Board then reviewed the Town Meeting Warrant calling for the June 8-9 annual town meeting and election. On a motion made by L. Titus, seconded by R. Browne, the Board voted unanimously to sign the warrant.
  6. Other – 1. Sabins announced that she had received a mailing from MMA requesting nominees to run for the MMA executive committee. No action taken by the Board. 2. Sabins reminded the Board that her Manager’s contract with the Town expires on June 16th. The Board scheduled the Manager’s job performance evaluation for the June 3rd Selectmen’s meeting. 3. Sabins suggested that she would like to take a few days of vacation from June 26th – July 5th. The Board had no problem with that plan. 4. The Selectmen’s meeting dates for the months of July and August will be discussed at the next meeting. Traditionally, the Selectmen have only met once a month during the summer months.
  7. Adjourn – There being no further business to discuss, the meeting was adjourned at 8:55 p.m.

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These minutes were read and accepted by the Board of Selectmen on 6/3/09 with the following amendments: None.