Members Present: Lauchlin Titus and Phil Haines
Members Absent: Rob Browne
Others Present: Mary Sabins, Mary Grow, and two female KVCC students named Erin and Alex
1. Call to order – Chairman Haines gave a civics lesson to the students in the audience prior to calling the meeting to order at 7:04 p.m., and explained how the town government and the Selectmen’s meetings work. Each agenda item was explained in detail for the student’s benefit throughout the meeting as each item on the agenda was discussed.
2. Minutes – On a motion made by L. Titus, seconded by P. Haines, the Board voted unanimously to accept the minutes of the 10/22/15 meeting as written.
3. Tom Hineman – Mr. Hineman notified the Town Manager earlier in the day that he would not be present at the meeting. The Board took no action on this item.
4. Tax acquired property bid – One bid was received. That bid was from Linda Adams of Gardiner, ME in the amount of $3,501.00. A deposit check equivalent to 10% of the bid price in the amount of $305.01 was received within the bid envelope as required. With little discussion, and on a motion made by L. Titus, seconded by P. Haines, the Board voted unanimously to accept the bid of Linda Adams. This tax sale involved an undeveloped 2.2 acre parcel of land formerly owned by Heirs of Leal Corson known as Map 006, Lot 029 on Webber Pond Road.
5. Public Hearing for renewal of Automobile Hobbyist and Graveyard/Junkyard Permits – Chairman Haines called the public hearing to order at 7:12 p.m. There being no public comment, the hearing was immediately closed. On a motion made by L. Titus, seconded by P. Haines, the Board voted unanimously to approve the following permits:
1. Keith Lemieux, 79 Priest Hill Road, Map 8, Lot 151
2. James Jurdak, 7 Baker Road, Map 19, Lots 17 & 18
3. Robert Dore, 919 Church Street, Map 1, Lot 174
Automobile Graveyard/Junkyard List
1. Olin Charette, Weeks Mills Garage, 1499 Riverside Drive
2. Stan Garnett, Garnett Motors, 616 N. Belfast Ave.
3. Bill Pullen, Freddie’s Service Center, 163 S. Stanley Hill Road
4. Dale Clement, Bondo’s Garage, 471 Taber Hill Road
5. James Cogley, Ron’s Parts Inc., 510 Main Street
6. Voit Ritch, Auto Werkes, 2 Ritch Road
6. Treasurer’s Disbursement Warrant Policy for Employee Wages and Benefits – Without discussion, and on a motion made by L. Titus, seconded by P. Haines, the Board voted unanimously to renew this annual policy that will allow just one Selectman to sign the payroll warrant.
7. V-plow for a sign at the public works garage – Sabins explained that staff at the highway garage had seen in another town where an old v-plow was re-painted with a scenic picture and lettered to identify the town public works garage. Since the Town of Vassalboro owns two v-plows, PW Director Gene Field asked if the larger of the two plows could be used for that purpose at the Vassalboro Town Garage. The Selectmen stated they liked the idea, and supported suggestions for contacting the art teacher (Sue Briggs) at the elementary school to see if she might be willing to do the painting. The two students in the audience stated they were former students at Erskine Academy and thought there might be someone in the art department there that would help with the painting as well.
8. Reports – a. Road Report - On a motion made by L. Titus, seconded by P. Haines, the Board voted unanimously to accept the report as presented. b. Police Report - On a motion made by L. Titus, seconded by P. Haines, the Board voted unanimously to accept the report as presented. c. First Responders’ Report - On a motion made by L. Titus, seconded by P. Haines, the Board voted unanimously to accept the report as presented.
9. Treasurer’s Warrants – On a motion made by L. Titus, seconded by P. Haines, the Board voted unanimously to approve warrants #27, #28, and #29.
10. Other – 1. Sabins noted that a combined workshop with the Selectmen and the Planning Board has been confirmed for Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. prior to the start of the next Selectmen’s meeting. Department of Environmental Protection Representative Colin Clark will be the guest speaker to talk about potential changes to the Shoreland Zone Ordinance. Alternate Code Officer Paul Mitnik, who is also the Code Officer in China, asked if the China Planning Board could also attend this meeting as they anticipate making changes to their Shoreland Ordinance as well. The Selectmen agreed that it would be a good idea to allow the China Planning Board members to attend the meeting to work with and get to know our Planning Board Members. The Selectmen suggested that they could move to another room within the building if the workshop is not completed by 7:00 p.m. when the Selectmen’s meeting is scheduled to commence.
11. Adjourn – There being no further business to discuss, the meeting was adjourned at 7:45 p.m.
These minutes were read and accepted by the Board of Selectmen on 11/19/15 with the following amendments: None.