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Gary McFarland
Bob Christie Kathleen Rybarz
Minutes - May 24, 2016

Chairman Gary McFarland called the meeting to order at 8:26 PM.

Present were:  Selectmen Gary McFarland, S. Josephine Cooper, Robert Christie, Kathleen Rybarz; Administrative Assistant Stu Marckoon, CTV Operator Dylan Kelley, LPI Michael Jordan, Selectman Candidates Nathan Mason and Wanda Whitener.  (Several others in the room departed as the town meeting held prior to this meeting adjourned).

Minutes – May 12, 2016 - Kathleen moved to approve the minutes as written.  Bob 2nd.  Vote in favor was 4-0.

Expenditure Warrant 25 – Selectmen signed the warrant in the amount of $16,215.10.  Stu noted that a $5,000.00 payment to the Lamoine Volunteer Fire Department was for the sale of the old rescue boat to the City of Ellsworth, as the check from Ellsworth was made out to the Town, but the fire department corporation actually owned the boat.

Cash & Budget Reports – There were no questions or comments in regard to the written reports.

Solid Waste – It was noted that the town meeting opted not to approve the Municipal Review Committee’s language earlier in the evening.  Stu suggested the issue be discussed further at future meetings as to a strategy for solid waste disposal after March 2018.  Kathleen requested a copy of the wording of Hancock’s article for the next meeting.

Technology Plan – Selectmen briefly reviewed a comprehensive office technology plan from Stu.  Bob moved to approve the plan.  Kathleen 2nd.  Vote in favor was 4-0.

Consent Agreement – Broughman Builders – Stu reported the correct internal plumbing permit was submitted and the LPI has inspected it and it passed.  He said the fine and attorney fee payments remain outstanding.  Selectmen expressed frustration at bringing this to closure.  Stu said he has contacted the town attorney in regard to this matter.

Code Enforcement Compensation – Stu referred to a memorandum supplied to the Selectmen outlining a payment plan for the Code Enforcement Officer and Local Plumbing Inspector.  He said he was looking for concept approval for the plan to pay a guaranteed bi-weekly base amount, and then an hourly rate for any hours worked in excess of an agreed upon base.  Gary said it looked OK to him.  LPI Michael Jordan said he was fine with the idea.  Bob moved to approve the concept.  Kathleen asked how many hours the LPI would need for training.  Mr. Jordan said there are two tests plus classes that are needed.   There was a brief discussion about training compensation.  Kathleen 2nd.  Vote in favor was 4-0.

Cable TV Ops Manager Appointment – Stu said he is recommending that Dylan Kelley be appointed to the position that has been vacated by Tim Sobel, noting that he had requested Mr. Kelley work the town meeting prior to this meeting, based on acceptance of the Tech Committee’s recommendation that the Administrative Assistant be given authority to hire a person for the position.  Gary moved to appoint Mr. Kelley, Bob 2nd, Vote in favor was 4-0.

Resignation – Comprehensive Planning Committee – Jo moved to accept, with regret, the resignation of Brett Jones from the Comprehensive Planning Committee.  Bob 2nd.  Vote in favor was 4-0.  Stu said he would inform Fred Stocking and request a recommendation from the committee on how to replace Mr. Jones.

Mediation Session – Kathleen said she would attend the mediation session in the MacQuinn et al case vs. Lamoine on July 8, 2016 at 9am in Bangor.  Stu said he would inform the town attorney to see if he wants to car pool.

Office Encounter – Stu reported on an unpleasant encounter he had with a person who came to the office seeking a letter that he did not have the authority to issue.  LPI Jordan said that he spoke with the man later and he and Stu were able to issue a letter in regard to a setback between a well and septic system for the person.

Next Meetings – The Selectmen will meet next on June 2, 2016, June 16th with the Hodgkins Scholarship Subcommittee at 6PM followed by the regular meeting at 7PM, July 14, 2016 and August 18, 2016.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:47 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Stuart Marckoon, Adm. Asst. to the Selectmen