Town of Lamoine, Maine
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Administrative Assistant's Report
Special Meeting - July 28, 2016
So much for a meeting a month in the summer – my apologies. My goal is to keep this meeting short and deal only with some very pressing matters. You will start at 6PM at the town hall. The Comp Planning Committee meets at 6:30. I realize Bob is on both this board and the Comp Planning Committee – the Selectmen, after the executive session, will recess to the fire station to meet with the fire chief on the damaged pump issue.
Warrant 2 – This will be updated periodically on the town’s website. I’ll have previous and current fiscal year budget reports for you as well.
Executive Session – The affected employee will be present to meet with you.
Fire Truck Damage – As reported to you via e-mail, the 1995 pumper (Engine 401) suffered a catastrophic pump failure and is being repaired in Island Falls. The cost estimate is $12,000 to $15,000 which was not budgeted. I have filed a claim with MMA Risk Management, but have no idea whether this will be covered by insurance. If it is not, my suggestion would be to have a special town meeting to appropriate money from surplus for the repair.
Video Switcher – As you know, the switcher froze a few weeks ago. This was the original switcher purchased with the CTV system back in 2004, so it has done its time. I have put a web page printout of a new 4-channel switcher in your material and the Tech Committee (minutes enclosed) has recommended that a new switcher be purchased from the CTV Fund.
Meeting Conflict – I’m embarrassed to say that I mistakenly schedule myself at another obligation on September 8th which is your first scheduled September meeting. There are options – you could meet on September 1st (which would be 2-weeks after the August meeting), meet early in the day on the 8th, meet without me, or I could try to get out of that obligation. What’s best? Your call.
See you Thursday.