Regular Meeting (09-24-2018)

Selectmen Present:                Suzan Rudnicki, John Luce, Douglas Small, Joshua Devlin and Jared Fitts

Town Manager/CEO:           Kevin Howell

Recording Secretary:            Coreen Sylvester

Guests Present:                      Sheila Mahon, Deanna Witham, Glennis McSorley and Toby Pelletier

Public Hearing – 2018/2019 General Assistance Ordinance:  Suzan Rudnicki opened the public hearing and read the changes to the ordinance.  There was a short discussion. 

Suzan closed the public hearing.

7:33 PM:  Suzan Rudnicki called the meeting to order.

MINUTES:  John Luce made a motion to accept the minutes of September 17, 2018 as written.  Douglas Small seconded. Four voted in favor.  Josh Devlin abstained as he was not present for that meeting.




2018/2019 General Assistance Ordinance:  Jared Fitts made a motion to accept the 2018/2019 General Assistance Ordinance.  Douglas Small seconded.  Five voted in favor.




  1.       The Town Manager and Selectmen went over the items in this week’s packet, including an update from FEMA stating that the funds for the reimbursement grant from last year’s windstorm have been obligated and passed on to the State for disbursement. 


  1.       Kevin gave an update on the progress of the town landing and said Tyler McIntosh has been clearing the final trees and brush.


  1.       There was discussion about the sign for Ruggles Cemetery.  Kevin said he spoke with Ralph Harris who thinks the cemetery was established in 1816, and Kevin will be working on designing the sign.


  1.       There was discussion regarding recycling.  Kevin said Carmel is fortunate because our contract is net-zero, which means we pay nothing to EcoMaine for tipping fees, and they do not pay us for the recycled materials.  We only have to pay for transporting the recycling, and that will cost less once Fiberight is able to accept it.  A lot of towns’ contracts have expired and they are now paying $140.00 per ton in tipping fees, up from $20.00 per ton previously.



WARRANT:  John Luce made a motion to accept the payroll warrant of September 24, 2018 in the amount of $4,952.17.  Josh Devlin seconded.  Five voted in favor.

WARRANT:  John Luce made a motion to accept the accounts payable warrant of September 24, 2018 in the amount of $34,352.88.  Josh Devlin seconded.  Five voted in favor.


ADJOURNMENT:  Suzan Rudnicki made a motion to adjourn.  Josh Devlin seconded.  Five voted in favor.  Meeting adjourned at 7:57 pm.