Members Present: Rob Browne, Lauchlin Titus, and Phil Haines
Others Present: Mary Sabins, Linda Titus, and Mary Grow (7:30 p.m. approximately)
1. Call to order – Prior to the meeting, the Selectmen held a joint workshop at 6:00 p.m. with the Planning Board, the Conservation Commission, and DEP Representative Colin Clark to discuss recommended amendments to the Shoreland Zone Ordinance. With that meeting still in progress at the time the Selectmen’s meeting was scheduled to commence, the Selectmen and the Town Manager excused themselves from the workshop being held in the large conference room, and moved the Selectmen’s meeting to the smaller Assessor’s Office within the Town Office Building. The Selectmen’s Meeting was then called to order by Chairman Haines at 7:10 p.m.
2. Minutes – On a motion made by L. Titus, seconded by P. Haines, the Board voted two in favor, one abstention (R. Browne who was absent from that meeting) to accept the minutes of the 11/5/15 meeting as written.
3. Linda Titus requested of the Selectmen to consider contributing up to $350 toward the expenses for the Christmas Tree Lighting event that will be held again this year at the Old Woolen Mill owned by Ray Breton. She estimated electricity expenses at about $150; the building heating expenses at $100 for two days, and $100 for replacement lights. The Board inquired of Sabins where the unbudgeted funds would come from, to which she responded the unclassified expense line in the Administration budget. This expense, along with other planned unclassified expenses such as the $1,200 contract with Kennebec Water District for operating Outlet Stream Dam, and the recent volunteer and employee recognition event, will overdraft the $2,000 budget in the unclassified expenses line. There should be other expense lines within the Administration budget (i.e.: legal services) that will not overdraft, and as long as we don’t over expend the entire Administration budget, we should be all set with funding this request. On a motion made by L. Titus, seconded by R. Browne, the Board voted unanimously to support expenses for the tree lighting event up to $350.00. It was suggested that Ray Breton should invoice the Town, and the Town will reimburse him for his expenses.
4. Quitclaim Deed – Without discussion and on a motion made by L. Titus, seconded by R. Browne, the Board voted unanimously to sign the Quitclaim Deed to Linda Adams and a Transfer Tax Declaration form for the sale of tax acquired property located at Map 6, lot 29 on Webber Pond Road.
5. Municipal Review Committee Board of Directors election – After discussion on the qualifications of each candidate, and on a motion made by L. Titus, seconded by R. Browne, the Board voted unanimously to cast the Town’s ballot for Mike Roy to serve as a Director.
6. Reports – a. Road Report - On a motion made by L. Titus, seconded by R. Browne, the Board voted unanimously to accept the report as presented. b. Financial Report - On a motion made by L. Titus, seconded by R. Browne, the Board voted unanimously to accept the report as presented.
7. Treasurer’s Warrants – On a motion made by L. Titus, seconded by R. Browne, the Board voted unanimously to approve warrants #31 and #32.
8. Other – 1. L. Titus stated that he had spoken with Rick Denico, Sr. recently concerning roof damage at the school that occurred last winter and was recently discovered during routine inspection. Original repair estimates were $18K, but are now reduced to $10K. The Town Office has no copy of the school’s insurance policy on file as it is handled through the Superintendent’s office. Sabins will seek to obtain a copy. 2. L. Titus spoke with Transfer Station Manager George Hamar to seek ideas to submit for the available grant for municipal collaborative effort. George suggested a regional transfer station. No action was taken by the Board. 3. L. Titus also stated that he had witnessed a town fire truck being hauled on the back of a tow truck toward Winslow today and wanted to know why. Sabins stated she had no knowledge of it, but would inquire of the fire chief via email and let the Board know what the problem is.
9. 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 12/3/15 with the following amendments: None.