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Gary McFarland
Bob Christie Kathleen Rybarz  
 Minutes of Special Meeting - July 2, 2018

Chair Nathan Mason called the meeting to order at 6:00 PM.

Present were: Selectmen Gary McFarland, Robert Christie, Nathan Mason, Kathleen Rybarz, S. Josephine Cooper; Administrative Assistant Stu Marckoon, Transfer Station Manager Chris Meyer and Planning Board member Don Bamman.

Expenditure Warrant 27 – Selectmen signed warrant 27 in the amount of $109,709.96.  Stu reported that the school warrant, month end state reports and payroll were included.

Expenditure Warrant 1 (FY 18/19) – Selectmen signed the warrant in the amount of $153,636.67.  Stu reported the paving bills were the bulk of the cost.  

Stu reported that revenues for the fiscal year that ended on June 30, 2018 were very strong, and none of other expenditure budgets had been exceeded.

Code Enforcement Officer Contract – Gary moved to sign a contract renewal with Rebecca Albright, Code Enforcement Officer and Local Plumbing Inspector.  Kathleen 2nd.  Vote in favor was 4-0 (Cooper not yet arrived)

Executive Session – Nathan moved to enter an executive session pursuant to 1 MRSA 405(6)(a) for a personnel matter.  Kathleen 2nd. Vote in favor was 4-0 at 6:05 PM.  Out at 7:01 PM.

Request for town attorney use – Planning Board member Don Bamman who arrived after the executive session said the Planning Board needs to finalize its decision on the MacQuinn appeal, and town attorney Dan Pileggi has been advising the Planning Board since the beginning.  He said the Planning Board wants to do everything correctly in regard to signing the proper forms for the gravel pit expansion.  He said it should be a short meeting.  He said they hope to meet next week, they’re just waiting for maps. 

Kathleen moved to authorize use of the town attorney by the Planning Board for the purpose stated above.  Bob 2nd.  Vote in favor was 5-0.

Stu requested that he be authorized to consult the town attorney in regard to an installment sale default on tax acquired property.  There was no objection.

Other – Kathleen said she had contacted Maine Municipal Association Legal Services in regard to the MacQuinn Appeal to see what obligations and/or options for the Board of Selectmen.  She said MMA Legal advised that the Selectmen could request the Appeals Board to reconsider their decision. 

Nathan said it might have been more prudent to first come before the Board of Selectmen prior to making the request.  Jo said it would have been nice to know about the inquiry.  Bob asked about other contact by individuals on behalf of the board.  Kathleen said there had not been an answer at the prior meeting  A brief discussion followed.

Kathleen also informed the Board that after she had been elected as a Selectman she joined the Friends of Lamoine group.  She said she has since resigned from the board of directors and from the organization.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:18 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Stu Marckoon, Adm. Asst. to the Selectmen