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Lamoine Board of Selectmen

 
 
Jo Cooper
Gary McFarland
Bernie Johnson
Nathan Mason
Heather Fowler
 
 Minutes - May 28, 2015

Chairman Gary McFarland called the meeting to order at 6:00 PM.

Present were: Selectmen Gary McFarland, S. Josephine Cooper, Heather Fowler; Administrative Assistant Stu Marckoon, Town Clerk/Tax Collector Jennifer Kovacs.

Executive Session – Gary moved to enter executive session pursuant to 1MRSA 405(6)(a) to conduct a job performance review.  Out at 6:30 PM.

Following the end of the executive session Planning Board members Donald Bamman, Gordon Donaldson, John Holt, and Chris Tadema-Wielandt, Steven and Jacob Fallica, and Kathleen Rybarz attended.  Selectman Bernie Johnson arrived at 7:08 PM.  Selectman Nathan Mason had informed the board prior to the meeting that he was unable to attend.

Agenda No change to the printed agenda was proposed.

Minutes – May 14, 2015 – Heather moved to approve the minutes as prepared.  Jo 2nd.  Vote in favor was 3-0.

Expenditure Warrant 24 – Selectmen signed the warrant in the amount of $182,594.44.  Stu noted that most of the expenditures were for school warrants. 

Cash and Budget Report – Stu reported cash flow was very good, and the town still has $1.6 million in the bank with a month left in the fiscal year.

Computer Use Policy – Heather asked if this was a new policy being proposed.  Stu said Maine Municipal Association had suggested a policy as they turned down insurance on data for lack of one.  Jo moved to approve the policy as written.   Gary 2nd.  Stu reported that he used the MMA template, but tweaked it a little so that the Selectmen would not have to take a vote every time something had to be downloaded. Vote in favor was 3-0.

Recreation Committee Jo moved to appoint Jason Trenholm as an alternate member of the Recreation Committee.  Heather 2nd.  Vote in favor was 3-0.

Parks Maintenance Worker – Stu said the town needs a new employee to maintain the privies at the town parks, as the previous person has declined to take the job.  He suggested Robert Cooper (Jo’s son), and suggested $10/hour.  Jo said she had mentioned the job to him and he seemed willing.  There was no objection from the other Selectmen.

Appointment List – Selectmen reviewed the list of folks whose terms are expiring  It was noted that Gordon Donaldson will be leaving the Planning Board and has expressed a desire to not be reappointed.  The Selectmen asked Stu to contact others whose terms will expire to see if they are willing to be reappointed. 

Rescue Boat – Gary moved to authorize fire chief George Smith to sign the contract with Ribcraft USA for the new rescue boat.   Jo 2nd.  Vote in favor was 3-0.  Stu reported that the chief had already signed it 

Rescue Boat Loan – Heather moved to authorize Stu to sign the various loan documents for the $75,000 loan on the new boat.   Jo 2nd.  Vote in favor was 3-0.  Heather also moved to authorize Stu to send the deposit check to Ribcraft USA in order to get production started on the craft. Gary 2nd.  Vote in favor was 3-0.

Heating Fuel Contracts – Gary moved to authorize Stu to sign the heating fuel contracts with Acadia Fuel.  Jo 2nd.  Vote in favor was 3-0.

Hodgkins Scholarship Committee – Heather and Gary agreed to meet on Monday, June 8, 2015 at 6PM at the town hall to review the scholarship applications.  Stu said he would let Selectman Nathan Mason know.

Other Matters – Stu reported the realtor who had listed the land across the street from the town off for sale had called and the land is no longer on the market.

Heather asked about a flooding issue at Archer’s Brook on Pinkhams’ Flats.  Stu reported beavers have caused the problem, and MDOT is aware.

Next Meetings – The next regular meetings will be held on June 11, 25, July 16, and August 13.  Heather noted that June 16 is the 8th grade graduation at the school.

Gravel Ordinance Workshop – Selectmen conducted a workshop with the Planning Board in regard to the proposed ordinance changes. Stu kept notes on the working document.  He said he hopes to have the revised document ready for the Planning Board meeting on Tuesday.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 9:36 PM

Respectfully submitted,

Stu Marckoon, Adm. Asst. to the Selectmen