Vassalboro Board of Selectmen
Minutes of the Meeting
September 26, 2013

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

Others Present: Mary Sabins, Mary Grow, Adam Loiko, Matt Masse, Tom Richards, Rick Denico, Jr., and Dale Doughty.

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 P. Haines, seconded by L. Titus, the Board voted in two in favor with one abstention (Rob Browne who was absent from that meeting) to accept the minutes of the 9/12/13 meeting as presented.

3. Flagpole bid – The Board reviewed a spreadsheet summary of the three flagpole bids received. After brief discussion, and on a motion made by P. Haines, seconded by R. Browne, the Board voted unanimously to award the bid for the new flagpole to The Sign Store & Flag Center of Auburn, Maine for the price of $1,680, which includes removal of the existing pole.

4. Capital Expenses Committee (taken out of agenda order) – Rick Denico Jr. indicated that he had solicited help from three other volunteers to work with him on the Capital Expenses Committee. Those volunteers are: Matt Masse, Dale Doughty and Alan Dorval. Matt and Dale were present at the meeting and introduced themselves and gave their experience level and qualification information. On a motion made by P. Haines, seconded by R. Browne, the Board voted unanimously to appoint Matt Masse, Dale Doughty, and Alan Dorval to the Capital Expenses Committee. The Board signed appointment papers and then engaged in a discussion with the new Board members about the mission for the Committee that was established at the last meeting.

5. Recreation Committee appointment – Recreation Director Adam Loiko requested that the Board appoint his brother Ben Loiko to the Recreation Committee to fill a vacancy left on the Board when Brad Stout decided not to accept his appointment. Ben desires to serve as the Baseball Commissioner. On a motion made by P. Haines, seconded by R. Browne, the Board voted unanimously to appoint Ben Loiko to the Recreation Committee. The implementation of the recreation grant was also discussed.

6. Revision energy proposal – Chairman Titus recapped and summarized the Revision Energy proposal for solar energy laid out at the last meeting for the benefit of Selectman Browne who was unable to attend the last meeting, and the Capital Expenses Committee who will consider this investment during their deliberations.

7. Reports – a. Status Report – On a motion made by P. Haines, seconded by R. Browne, the Board voted unanimously to accept the report as presented. b. Road Report - On a motion made by P. Haines, seconded by R. Browne, the Board voted unanimously to accept the report as presented. c. Financial Report - On a motion made by P. Haines, seconded by R. Browne, the Board voted unanimously to accept the report as presented.

8. Treasurer’s Warrants – On a motion made by P. Haines, seconded by R. Browne, the Board voted unanimously to approve warrants #16 and #17.

9. Other 1. Sabins informed the Board that a motor vehicle accident occurred in the Union Cemetery today on the Holman Day Road. A vehicle rolled down the embankment within the cemetery and mowed down approximately five cemetery stones. Sabins will work with the driver’s insurance company to insure the damage is repaired.

10. Adjourn – There being no further business to discuss, the meeting was adjourned at 8:30 p.m.

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These minutes were read and accepted by the Board of Selectmen on 10/10/13 with the following amendments: None.