Regular Meeting (08-06-2018)

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

Absent:                                   Joshua Devlin

Town Manager/CEO:           Kevin Howell

Recording Secretary:            Coreen Sylvester

Guests Present:                      Deanna Witham, Fire Chief Ralph Shaw, Sheila Mahon, Glennis McSorley and Toby Pelletier

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

MINUTES:  John Luce made a motion to accept the minutes of July 30, 2018 as written. Jared Fitts seconded.  Four voted in favor.




Fire Department Update:  The Town Manager stated the calls and run sheets are in this week’s packet, and our ambulance license is up to paramedic level.  As of last Wednesday, we are also responding to mutual aid towns.  The Fire Chief said things are working out very well with Capital.




  1. Kevin Howell said the paving is done, and the total project came in $5,573.63 under budget. 


  1. Kevin said he was elected to the MMA Legislative Policy Committee representing Senate District 10, which includes Carmel and fourteen other towns in southern Penobscot County, and has requested to be on the Transportation Sub-committee.


  1. There was discussion about the turnaround on Preble Lane.  Kevin said we will be removing trees and will be working to get it to where it’s comfortable for school buses and plow trucks to turn around.




Town Truck Discussion:  The Town Manager said he contacted several dealerships to get prices on purchasing or leasing a work truck.  A municipal lease basically gives the town a discount off the top, and the town owns the vehicle after the lease is up.  Quirk had the best price of $25,000.00 to purchase, or a lease of $6,957.00 a year for four years.  After discussion, the Town Manager and Board decided to table the discussion.


WARRANT:  John Luce made a motion to accept the payroll warrant of August 6, 2018 in the amount of $8,016.80.  Doug Small seconded.  Four voted in favor.

WARRANT:  John Luce made a motion to accept the accounts payable warrant of August 6, 2018 in the amount of $320,765.28.  Jared Fitts seconded.  Four voted in favor.


ADJOURNMENT:  Suzan Rudnicki made a motion to adjourn.  Doug Small seconded.  Four  voted in favor.  Meeting adjourned at 8:16 pm.