Regular Meeting (02-05-2018)

Selectmen Present:                Earlyn Bowers, Douglas Small,Jared Fitts and John Luce

Absent:                                   Suzan Rudnicki

Town Manager/CEO:           Kevin Howell

Recording Secretary:            Coreen Sylvester

Guests Present:                      Glennis McSorley and Toby Pelletier

7:30 PM:  John Luce called the meeting to order.

MINUTES:  Douglas Small made a motion to accept the minutes of January 29, 2018 as written

  1.   Jared Fitts seconded.  Three voted in favor.  Earlyn Bowers abstained as he was not present for that meeting.




  1.       The Town Manager stated he got the notification and application for the speed trailer.  It’s been sent in and it looks like we’ll get it.


  1.       Kevin let the Board know Dollar General did have its closing, and will be breaking ground in the spring.


  1.       Kevin said the new owner of the diner formerly known as Seafood Galley hopes to open on February 14th.


  1.       The Town Manager let Selectmen know the auditor was here two weeks ago and did the pre-audit field work, and will get the short audit report for our annual report to Kevin this week.  Kevin said he hopes to have the report to the printer by this Friday or next Monday.


  1.       ECO Maine sent a notification to Kevin letting him know he won the Maine Excellence Award in the Community category, which Kim Davis had nominated him for.  Kevin said he is supposed to go to their awards ceremony on March 6th to accept the award.


  1.       There was discussion about tipping fees and trash disposal.  Kevin said Fiberight, which will be handled by a company called Coastal, will not be ready to accept trash  April 1st, but we will still be able to take it to PERC for six months.  Because we went with MRC, we will only be charged $70 per ton instead of $85 per ton if we hadn’t gone with MRC.


  1.       In discussion regarding the proposed town landing, the Town Manager said that in our comprehensive plan the section on Parks & Recreation says we will make access to resources, including public access to water.


  1.        Kevin stated that in the past thirty days, there were over 3,440 visits on our website.


  1.       Ralph Harris has scanned all of Carmel’s town reports and has shared them with us.  Kevin said he is in the process of uploading them onto our website.


  1.   Toby Pelletier asked if we have any plans to map out our cemeteries.  Kevin stated he has looked into it and gotten estimates of over $5,000.00 to have it done professionally.  Kevin said it is on his radar to work on it himself.  Doug Small suggested checking with Marvin Graves as the Historical Society had done some work on it.


  1.   Kevin let the Board know the salt shed is almost empty, and Bobby Noyes is going to put up another five hundred yards for $9.50 per yard, including mixing it with salt.


WARRANT:  Earlyn Bowers made a motion to accept the payroll warrant of February 5, 2018 in the amount of $4,296.15.  John Luce seconded.  Four voted in favor.

WARRANT:  Earlyn Bowers made a motion to accept the accounts payable warrant of February 5, 2018 in the amount of $21,362.56.  John Luce seconded.  Four voted in favor.


ADJOURNMENT:  Earlyn Bowers made a motion to adjourn.  John Luce seconded.  Four voted in favor.  Meeting adjourned at 7:52 pm.