Vassalboro Board of Selectmen
Minutes of the Meeting
September 1, 2011

Members Present: Rob Browne, Lauchlin Titus, and Phil Haines

Others Present: Mary Sabins, David Jenney, Rick Denico, Chuck O’Neal, and two abatement applicants.

1. Call to order – The meeting was called to order by Chairman Haines at 6:58 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 8/18/11 meeting as amended. Tiffany Luczko was incorrectly listed as in attendance at the meeting; the correct name of the attendee is Kristen Bowker. All references to Tiffany Luczko in section 3(k) should have said Kristen Bowker.

3. (Agenda items taken out of order) Chuck O’Neal asked for any updates or news on the Coyote Ridge case after he provided the copy of the Letter of Credit document to the Manager recently. Sabins distributed a copy of the correspondence from the Town Attorney that stated that the Letter of Credit was not properly written and would not be of use. Discussion was given, but no decision made, as to whether current landowners in the subdivision would be able to get a building permit.

4. Rick Denico asked the Board to renew the annual policy to allow the school finance committee to authorize school warrants in lieu of Selectmen’s signatures. Sabins stated that the policy has not yet expired and it is not time for renewal. Mr. Denico requested that the Board consider renewing the policy at the start of a new fiscal year instead of during a calendar year.

5. New Business – a. Tax acquired property – Since no representative from Habitat to Humanity was able to be present at the meeting, a motion was made by L. Titus, seconded by R. Browne, and voted unanimously by the Board to table any action on this item tonight. b. Review of the first draft of the Personnel Handbook – The Board reviewed the proposed Handbook page by page and made revisions along the way. Sabins will make the requested changes and provide the revised version to the Board for additional review.

6. Reports – a. Status report – On a motion made by L. Titus, seconded by R. Browne, the Board voted unanimously to accept the Status Report as presented. 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. b. Police Report – On a motion made by L. Titus, seconded by R. Browne, the Board voted unanimously to accept the Police Report as presented. b. Financial Report – On a motion made by L. Titus, seconded by R. Browne, the Board voted unanimously to accept the Financial 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 #10 and #11.

8. Other1. Sabins read two thank you notes that have been received recently. 2. The Selectmen approved of the disposal of the antiquated State Statutes that are stored in the bookcase in the Manager’s office.

9. Executive Session – On a motion made by L. Titus, seconded by R. Browne, the Board voted unanimously at 9:04 p.m. to enter into an Executive Session pursuant to 36 MRSA, Section 841, subsection 2(e) to discuss an abatement request. The Board returned to open session at 9:20 p.m. On a motion made by L. Titus, seconded by R. Browne, the Board voted unanimously to deny the abatement request.

10.Adjourn – There being no further business to discuss, the meeting was adjourned at 9:21 p.m.

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These minutes were read and accepted by the Board of Selectmen on 9/15/11with the following amendments: None.