Town of Lamoine, Maine
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Administrative Assistant's Report
For Meeting of March 7, 2013
Happy March. There is supposed to be quite a storm brewing, though it looks like mostly rain in our part of the world for this weekend (3/1-3/3). This will be the final meeting for this iteration of the Board of Selectmen. Let me once again say thank-you to Dick Fennelly for his service to the town.
We had a candidates night last night (2/26) that wasn't particularly well publicized or attended, but it was a very good discussion that is playing over the cable TV channel until Election Day.
The agenda is not particularly lengthy for the meeting before town meeting.
Please note that I will be out of the office on March 1st and March 5th . On the 1st , I am attending the annual town managers' interchange in Bangor. On the 5th I am teaching the tax lien class, also in Bangor. The office will be closed at lunch on both days.
Minutes of February 21, 2013 – As always, written corrections are most appreciated.
Warrant 17 – This will be a large one. The school payment of March is on this one, as it will give us a better idea of how much to shift into the investment account. Your 2nd half salary payments are also on here. With luck there will also be a sizable transfer into the investment fund as well. Taxes have come in pretty well in the past week. Nancy has done a very good job keeping up with the receipts. The warrant will be periodically updated on the website
Cash & Budget Report – You'll notice spending is a bit ahead of the percent of the year that has passed – that's because the March school payment is scheduled now instead of waiting until the 20th . There are no places that raise red flags for overspending at this time. Excise tax is still a concern as it lags $23,000 behind. (I'll have you know, though, the Marckoon household is doing its part!).
Checking Account Reconciliation – That should be done in plenty of time for the meeting and I will e-mail it around – most likely on Monday the 4th .
Tax Acquired Property Sale – The bids are due at this meeting. A copy of the ad is in your packets (and linked on the electronic version.) There has not been a great deal of interest thus far.
MDOT Paving Update – I spoke with the gentleman in charge of the paving projects on the state highways in Lamoine this summer. He confirmed my fear that they will not be placing a shim coat first prior to a surface coat. He says the paving is designed to last about 7-years. The last time they did the road was in 2005, about 7-and-a-half years ago. The state roads have not improved any. That's why the town roads are done with about 1.25 inches with a shim coat! They last about 15-years.
Town Meeting Preview – There should be a printout of the power point show in your packets – provided I get it done. The printing does not show any background pictures – only those inserted on the slide. It'll look pretty nice at town meeting.
State Budget – A resolve based on Hancock's will be in your packet. You asked to discuss this. There are also letters for each of you from Rep. Malaby – he sent one to the town clerk as well. Interesting reading.
That's all that I have. May the storm treat you well.