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Gary McFarland
Bob Christie Kathleen Rybarz  
 Minutes - August 24, 2017

Chair Jo Cooper called the meeting to order at 5:30 PM at the Lamoine Consolidated School Library.

Present were:  Selectmen S. Josephine Cooper, Robert Christie Gary McFarland, Kathleen Rybarz, Nathan Mason; Administrative Assistant Stu Marckoon and Code Enforcement Officer/Facilities Maintenance Director Rick Gallegos

Executive Session – Jo moved to enter executive session pursuant to 1 MRSA 405(6)(a) to discuss a personnel matter.  Gary 2nd.  Vote in favor was 4-0 (Mason not yet present).

Out at 5:55 PM

Jo moved to draft a transition agreement with Rick Gallegos as Code Enforcement Officer and to advertise for a new Code Enforcement Officer and Local Plumbing Inspector.  Nathan 2nd.  Vote in favor was 5-0.

Executive Session - Jo moved to enter executive session pursuant to 1 MRSA 405(6)(a) to discuss a personnel matter.  Gary 2nd.  Vote in favor was 5-0.

Out at 6:02 PM

Expenditure Warrant 5 – Selectmen signed the warrant in the amount of $189,894.89.  Stu noted the bulk of the expenditures were for the county tax and school department payments.

Gravel Pit Restoration Issues – Stu reported that Patrick Jordan had called the town office after receiving a stop work order for the former King Pit and said that he had replanted the area in question with new loam and trees.  He said Mr. Jordan was cooperative and that he has referred the call to CEO Gallegos.   Stu said he would contact Steve Salsbury in regard to the other restoration issue with the closed Gott Pit (Little B&H) which is only missing an affidavit from the pit owner stating that pressure treated lumber was removed from the restoration.

Kathleen reported that the MacQuinn "Asher Pit" was supposed to be restored, but the hydro-seeding had failed.

Electronic Sign – Stu reported he was meeting with NeoKraft on Friday and requested authorization to accept a proposal for a red letter/black background sign.   He said he’s requested estimates from Richard McMullen to construct a planter for the sign’s base and Arthur Ashmore to run an electrical line to the sign’s location.  Kathleen moved to authorize Stu to proceed with the project.  Gary 2nd.  Vote in favor was 5-0.

Resignation – Recreation Committee – Jo moved to accept, with regret, the resignation of Elie Khoury from the Recreation Committee. Kathleen 2nd.  Mr. Khoury is relocating due to work.  Vote in favor was 5-0, Selectmen signed a letter thanking Mr. Khoury for his service.

Appointment – Parks Commission – Jo moved to appoint Robert Ehlers to the Parks Commission.  Gary 2nd.  Vote in favor was 5-0.

Veterans’ Memorial Bench Damage – Stu reported that one of the benches at the Veterans’ Memorial broke when the lawnmower brushed against it earlier in the day.  Jo noted the benches were donated by the Cole Museum.  Stu said he would contact Fred Wieninger who constructed the memorial to see if he could estimate the repair cost, and possibly the Cole Foundation in Bangor.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 6:13 PM

Respectfully submitted,

Stu Marckoon, Adm. Asst. to the Selectmen