Town of Lamoine, Maine
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Administrative Assistant's Report
For Meeting of January 10, 2008
Oh the joy of winter! With nearly 2-feet of snow in the past 3-days, I perceive folks are getting a little weary of shoveling, plowing, and the like. On the plus side, snowmobile registration activity was brisk this week.
Your meeting for the 10th has a relatively short agenda, but some matters could take a while.
Minutes – It's been about a month since you met. Please review the minutes to make sure they're OK.
Warrant 14 – At this point no transfer from investments is needed, however we're likely to get a big school warrant next Monday. A couple of insurance bills (property/casualty, workers comp) are due and on the warrant. Other than that, nothing unusual.
Warrant 13 – In case you had any questions about the warrant you signed on the 20 th , this would be a good chance to ask. I've put a copy in your packet.
Cash & Budget Report – Nothing is raising any red flags with me at this time, except we're still lagging behind on municipal revenue sharing from the state!
Checking Account Reconciliation – I did this on New Year's Day (it was quiet in the office!), and it came out right the first try!
Excise Tax Collection Report – The Report is in your packet. Our calendar year excise tax collections were up about 1.71%, not shocking given the economy.
Lease with Verizon Wireless – I've copied the final copy of the lease with VZW for your packets. Please review – I'm not sure if I can answer any questions you might have.
Town Hall Reconfiguration – What's in your packets is what Tyra Hanson supplied the day of the last budget committee meeting. I think she plans to meet with you on the 10 th . I'll double check on that.
Bradford Auto Consent – You've been good about communicating back to me on this and I'll print off the e-mail. The matter still needs discussion, A copy of the agenda will be sent to Margaret DeLuca, but I don't believe there is a consensus on the board on how to proceed with a consent agreement other than what the vote was last meeting. The Planning Board and CEO have been invited to attend the meeting as well.
Planning Board – See above for the Bradford Auto discussion. The Board is also planning to ask the Selectmen to seek a grant for a Comprehensive Plan update. A letter has been drafted, but the final letter awaits Planning Board approval next Tuesday. I've put the draft in your packet.
Adopt A Road Proposal – This was dropped off today (1/2/08) by Lynda Tadema-Wielandt. Copies are in your packet.
Town Meeting Warrant 2008 – The latest draft is in your packet.
Town Report 2007 – Do you wish to seek estimates for printing costs again? We've had The Copy Center in Augusta print these for the past several years – they're consistently about $1,000 lower than any local printer.
Budget 2008/09 – The minutes from the past Budget Committee meeting and the budget updated with those figures is included.
Executive Session – A memo regarding this was distributed a couple of meetings ago and the party to whom this refers plans to attend.
Next Meetings – The dates are as you agreed a few meetings ago.
We'll see you on the 10th .