Oct
29
2018

Regular Meeting (10-29-2018)

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, Toby Pelletier and Glennis McSorley

7:30 PM:  Suzan Rudnicki called the meeting to order.

MINUTES:  John Luce made a motion to accept the minutes of October 15, 2018 as written. Douglas Small seconded.  Four voted in favor.  Suzan Rudnicki abstained as she was not present for that meeting.

MINUTES:  John Luce made a motion to accept the minutes of October 22, 2018 as written. Douglas Small seconded.  Three voted in favor.  Jared Fitts and Joshua Devlin abstained as they were not present for that meeting.

 

TOWN MGR/TAX COLLECTOR/CODE ENF OFFICER/RD COMM. REPORT:

 

  1. The Town Manager gave the treasurer’s report as of October 29, 2018.

 

  1. Kevin Howell gave an update on building and plumbing permits.

 

  1. Kevin let the Board know Keith Drost of Ideal Recycling signed the promissory note for the cost of the May 2018 fire suppression.

 

  1. There was discussion regarding the cemetery mowing contract, which is open this year.  Kevin stated Justin Thibodeau gave us a quote.  After discussion, Sue Rudnicki made a motion to stay with Thibodeau’s Lawn Care for cemetery mowing for the next three years.  Doug Small seconded.  Five voted in favor.

 

  1. The Town Manager let Selectmen know he has taken all the classes and received all the credits for certification to Maine Town and City Clerk’s Association and has submitted his application.  The final test is in February.

 

  1. Kevin explained legislature has amended the time requirements for when nomination papers must be available and returned.  Based on the date for our town meeting and municipal election, nomination papers would have to be available on Thanksgiving Day and returned on New Year’s Day.  Kevin said he will make them available November 21, 2018 and due back by January 2, 2019.

 

  1. The Town Manager and Selectmen went over items in this week’s packet, including an update on the progress of the Fiberight plant, which is coming along very well.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION:  Suzan Rudnicki made a motion to go into executive session pursuant to 1MRSA § 405(6) (A) to discuss a personnel matter.  John Luce seconded.  Five voted in favor.  Selectmen went into executive session at 7:46 pm.  Selectmen reconvened in regular session at 7:55 pm.  No action taken, informational only.

 

WARRANT:  John Luce made a motion to accept the payroll warrant of October 29, 2018 in the amount of $11,246.69.  Josh Devlin seconded.  Five voted in favor.

WARRANT:  John Luce made a motion to accept the accounts payable warrant of October 29, 2018 in the amount of $57,370.31.  Josh Devlin seconded.  Five voted in favor.

 

ADJOURNMENT:  Josh Devlin made a motion to adjourn.  Jared Fitts seconded.  Five voted in favor.  Meeting adjourned at 7:59 pm.