Vassalboro Board of Selectmen
Minutes of the Meeting
October 6, 2016

Members Present: Rob Browne and Lauchlin Titus

Members Absent: Phil Haines

Others Present: Mary Sabins and Mary Grow

1. Call to order – The meeting was called to order by Chairman Titus at 7:00 p.m.

2. Minutes – On a motion made by R. Browne, seconded by L. Titus, the Board voted unanimously to accept the minutes of the 9/22/16 meeting as written.

3. Consent Agreement – Without discussion and on a motion made by R. Browne, seconded by L. Titus, the Board voted unanimously to sign the prepared Consent Agreement already signed by Bernard & Jody Welch. Finn Welch will sign the document tomorrow at the town office. The document was notarized by Notary Cathy Coyne. The Welch family has agreed to pay a fine of $1,600 now and to reimburse the Town $3,399.84 in legal fees over the next ten months for building permit violations.

4. Executive session – On a motion made by R. Browne, seconded by L. Titus, the Board voted unanimously at 7:04 p.m. to enter into an executive session pursuant to 1 MRSA Section 405, subsection 6(A) to discuss a personnel matter. The Board returned to open session at 7:22 p.m. On a motion made by R. Browne, seconded by L. Titus, the Board voted unanimously to accept the Town Manager’s recommendation to appoint Mark F. Brown as the Deputy Police Chief. Mr. Brown will serve in the capacity of Deputy Police Chief until he receives his full certification from the academy after taking some required online courses for 2016. Once his courses are up-to-date, he will be sworn in as the Police Chief, replacing Richard Phippen who wants to retire.

5. Transportation survey – The Board reviewed the survey as prepared by Sabins and amended by the Senior Citizens Working Group for distribution at the November 8th polls. The survey is designed to determine the transportation needs of the community and the support for a bus transit route in town. On a motion made by R. Browne, seconded by L. Titus, the Board voted unanimously to support the distribution of the survey.

6. Reportsa. Road Report - On a motion made by R. Browne, seconded by L. Titus, the Board voted unanimously to accept the report as presented. b. Police Report - On a motion made by R. Browne, seconded by L. Titus, the Board voted unanimously to accept the report as presented.

7. Treasurer’s Warrants – On a motion made by R. Browne, seconded by L. Titus, the Board voted unanimously to approve warrants #21 and #22.

8. Other1. Paul Breton has submitted his written resignation from his alternate position on the Planning Board. The Board plans to accept statements of interest from the public before filling the vacancy. 2. The Board set Saturday, December 10th at 6:00 p.m. as the date and time for the employee Christmas party to be held at Natanis Clubhouse. 3. Sabins announced that the Town has won first place in the annual MMA town report competition again this year. 4. Sabins reported that the Court Judge dismissed the harassment order case that Jon Blumberg filed against CEO Dick Dolby.

9. Adjourn – There being no further business to discuss, the meeting was adjourned at 7:47 p.m.

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These minutes were read and accepted by the Board of Selectmen on 10/20/16 with the following amendments: None.