Town of Lamoine, Maine
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Administrative Assistant's Report
For meeting of 9/18/08
Wow the Veterans' Memorial project is nearly done construction and it's been good fun watching it go up with all the finishing coming together in the last 48-hours. The comments have been universally positive, and I'm in hopes the weather is decent for Saturday's dedication ceremony.
As you can see, the agenda isn't all that long. We've had a very busy week at the town hall. The photocopier died on Monday a major malfunction that was fixed today (9/11/08). Business has been pretty brisk and getting Diane up to speed means a few more resources shifted elsewhere. She's doing very well.
Minutes Please review the minutes from 9/4. I did them from notes, not the DVD.
Warrant 6 I've not got this completely done, but it'll be huge. The school construction warrant is for over $300,000! We'll get that from the bond money. The operations warrant for the school is another $177,000. The payroll for the school is about $30,000, so that's a half million alone for the school. The paving bill is on here for a little under $114,000. Eek we'll have to move some money from the investments account to cover this.
Cash & Budget Report I'll do that next should be kinda scary!
Checking Account - That balanced up nicely, and is in your packet.
Request for Excise Tax Refund The written material in your packet is pretty self explanatory. I've included the letter requesting the refund, my letter back to the taxpayer, and a copy of the excise tax statute. I do not have any authority to issue a cash refund on excise tax and thus choose to kick this up to you.
Meeting with Steve Salsbury I've not received any paper work from Steve yet on a possible lease with Gott instead of a ROW swap.
Meeting with Budget Committee Two of the six committee members are unable to attend. Their thought I believe is to talk about budgeting strategy and scheduling for the next fiscal year.
Contracts AA Randall & Sons Chris reviewed the contract and made some minor changes from what was proposed at the last meeting. By consent of the board I've cut a check for $11,000 with a list (in your packet) of what they plan to purchase with that.
Diane Carter With the few revisions from the previous meeting, that contract is ready to go as well.
No Frills Oil Through the consortium bid, we're able to purchase heating fuel this year for $3.61/gallon. The contracts are in your packet and ready for signature. I'll have the payment on this warrant as well.
Bloomfield Park Entrance I've not heard one way or the other whether the release deed and easement have been executed.
School Consolidation There's a meeting Monday at Sumner HS at 6:30 for the public. Cynthia has a meeting on the 17 th , so we should have some very fresh news for our meeting.
Veterans Memorial As mentioned above, it's looking real nice. Now all that's left to do is pay for it.
Special Election Order We'll advertise that nomination papers for Chris's seat are available 9/15/08. This meets the statutory 85-days before the election planned for 12/9/08. That's the same date proposed for the RSU formation according to Jim Boothby. I'll draft up an order for that by Thursday, it might not be in your packet.
Lamoine Quarterly I hope to have something preliminary banged out next week, maybe. Nothing is started yet.
Next Meetings Job descriptions and staffing plans are a goal you discussed earlier this summer, and this would be a good time to look them over. I'll try to get the job descriptions in this packet, but definitely by Thursday.
That's all for now. Hopefully we've had a good time at the dedication by the time you read this.