Board of Selectmen
Minutes of the Meeting
September 11, 2007
Don Breton called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. In attendance were the following: Libby Mitchell, Rob Browne, George Gould, Doug Phillips, Mary Grow and Mike Vashon.
The August 29th minutes were reviewed (change date of meeting) and approved, Libby/Rob 3-0
The Warrant was reviewed and approved, Libby/Rob 3-0.
The Road Report was reviewed and approved, Libby/Rob 3-0.
The Status Report was reviewed and the town manager indicated the Oakland recycling facility is 60 to 70% complete, and currently scheduled for an October opening. Rest Area on route 3 is still waiting for fed approval before any funds can be expended. Town manager is in the process of locating railings for China Lake outlet dam. A revised draft of the procurement policy will be distributed at the October 10th meeting.
New Business: The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) requested that the selectmen proclaim the week of September 17th as Constitution Week. The town manager indicated that Vassalboro had done this last year and was requested by Evelyn Dutil a resident and a member of DAR. It was moved by Libby and seconded by Rob, vote 3-0.
Doug Phillips had requested to speak regarding subdivision roads. Doug first discussed the fish ladder at the Webber Pond dam. This project was discussed at the Planning Board meeting of September 4th and this was the first time that Doug was aware of this project. The town manager indicated that for several months there was literature and three fish ladder options left in the meeting room of the town office and there was a public meeting that was advertised and held at the Vassalboro Community School on May 30th of this year.
Doug then proceeded to discuss the possibility of the town and the planning board agreeing on developing a form to be signed off by the Road Commissioner and or Town Manager and the developer whenever a road is built in a subdivision. The current practice does not ensure that roads are being built according to the road construction ordinance. The town manager indicated that he, the C.E.O. and the road commissioner would develop a form and have a draft available for the next planning board meeting for their review.
The next item on the agenda was a letter from the county commissioners and a draft of the E-911 contract for the Regional Communication Center (RCC). The town manager indicated there were a few questions that required a response before executing the contract and he had called Cliff Wells, Director of the RCC regarding those questions, although Cliff was unavailable at the time.
There being no further business, a motion to adjourn the selectmen’s meeting at 9:14 p.m. Libby/Rob, 3-0.
Attest: ______________________________ Michael A. Vashon