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Minutes of April 27, 2009 (Draft, subject to change)

Chair Jo Cooper called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM

Present were: Selectmen Kermit Theall, Gary McFarland, Richard Fennelly Jr., S. Josephine Cooper, Cynthia Donaldson; Fire Dept. Chief Engineer Moe Oliver, Fire Dept. Secretary Joseph Young Jr., Firefighter Carleton Brodie Jr., Fire Chief George “Skip Smith, Fire Capt. Michael Jordan. Administrative Assistant Stu Marckoon arrived at 7:04 PM.

Warrant 23 – Selectmen signed expenditure warrant 23 for $40,313.62.

Fire Truck Chassis Bids – Selectmen opened two bids for a fire truck chassis and read them aloud as follow:



Whited Ford


Darling's Commercial Sales


Selectmen discussed the specifications of the two bids. Chief Engineer Oliver and Chief Smith looked at the submitted bids, reviewing the ambulance prep package, the trailer towing package, and tires. After a short discussion, Richard said it sounds like both bids met the specifications. Chief Smith agreed. Jo moved to award the bid to Darling's. Kermit 2 nd . Vote in favor was 5-0. A brief discussion followed about where the truck would be serviced.

Stu asked about the process of ordering the truck. Chief Engineer Oliver said he needs the authorization to order it. He said K&T Environmental Equipment will be looking at the current brush truck (truck 405) and he recommended either selling it as a fire truck or using it in trade for the body prep on the new truck. There was a short discussion of the value of the present truck, and the proper way to dispose of it.

Kermit moved to have K&T Environmental act as an agent for the disposal of Truck 405 on terms deemed most favorable to the Town of Lamoine . Jo 2 nd . After a very brief discussion, the Board voted 5-0 in favor.

Bill for Recount – Stu explained that state law provides that when there is a greater than 2.5% difference in a vote and the losing candidate requests a recount, should the requester not win, they bear the entire cost of the recount. He said that given his relationship with the party involved, he would rather see the Board decide on whether to send the remainder of the bill. Jo moved to send the bill. Kermit 2 nd . Vote in favor was 5-0, Selectmen signed the bill.

Lease with Verizon Wireless – Stu reported that he contacted the Verizon Wireless representative after the last meeting and they agreed that a 200 x 200 lease would work well and solve the issue raised by the Planning Board. There was a brief discussion about the site plan submitted and the access road(s). Jo moved to sign the lease amendment. Richard 2 nd . Vote in favor was 5-0.

School Committee Meeting Reminder – Selectmen briefly discussed the upcoming school committee meeting next Monday (5/4/09) and the discussion about what role a Local Advisory Committee would play.

Next Meeting – The next regular meeting for the Board is scheduled for May 7, 2009. On the agenda will be a presentation from the Schoodic Sculpture Symposium and a discussion about conflicting offices. Selectmen also indicated that a mini workshop on rules, procedures, roles and goals would be helpful.

There being no further business to transact, the meeting adjourned at 7:43 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Stu Marckoon, Adm. Asst.