Jan
8
2018

Regular Meeting (01-08-2018)

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

Absent:                                   Earlyn Bowers

Town Manager/CEO:           Kevin Howell

Recording Secretary:            Coreen Sylvester

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

MINUTES:  John Luce made a motion to accept the minutes of December 11, 2017 as written.    Jared Fitts seconded.  Four voted in favor.

           

NEW BUSINESS:

 

Snowmobile Crossing Permission:  Town Manager Kevin Howell let the Board know Rob Hill asked permission to cross the Town land behind Aaron Hawes’ property to get to the snowmobile trail on the other side.  Doug Small suggested Kevin find out if Rob is a member of the Snowmobile Club, in which case he would be covered under the Snowmobile Club.  Selectmen had no objections as long as there is no liability for the Town.

 

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

 

  1. Kevin let the Board know he plans to have town meeting warrant articles ready for next meeting.

 

  1. The Town Manager stated he has coordinated a meeting tomorrow with the Fire Chief and Bob Thomas of MMA Risk Management.

 

  1. Kevin told Selectmen he did get elected to the Board of Directors of the Municipal Review Committee.

 

  1. The Town Manager gave the final Treasurer’s Report of 2017.

 

  1. Suzan Rudnicki asked how we’re doing with ambulance billing.  Kevin stated he signed the contract with Central Maine Cost Recovery, and it may take some time to get all the information transferred from Hermon to the new company, but it is actively being worked on.

 

  1. Kevin said the President did approve the wind storm of October 30, 2017 as a federal disaster, and Kevin has signed up for a FEMA GA Grant for reimbursement of funds used during and after the storm.

 

  1. Kevin gave an update on building permits issued in 2017, with twenty-three (23) new homes and a couple of apartment buildings being built, as well as a report of plumbing permits issued.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

2018 Budget:  After going over the proposed 2018 budget, Suzan Rudnicki made a motion to recommend the budget as drafted by the Town Manager.  Douglas Small seconded.  Four voted in favor.  Kevin Howell said he would have the Town Warrant ready for the next meeting. 

 

Zoning Maps:  Kevin said he went through the town records and was unable to find a zoning map, and our Land Use/Zoning Ordinance states we must have an official zoning map.  Kevin had a zoning map drafted, and the Planning Board adopted it at the last meeting.  After discussion, Kevin stated he will have a copy ready for the chairman to sign at the next meeting.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION:  Suzan Rudnicki made a motion to go into executive session pursuant to 1MRSA § 405(6) (F) to discuss a confidential matter.  Jared Fitts seconded.  Four voted in favor.  Selectmen went into executive session at 8:33 pm.  Selectmen reconvened in regular session at 9:39 pm.  No action taken, informational only.

 

Bank Account:  Suzan Rudnicki made a motion to have Kevin Howell’s name put on the Maine Savings Firemen’s Auxiliary bank account.  Jared Fitts seconded.  Three voted in favor.  John Luce abstained.

 

WARRANT: John Luce made a motion to accept the payroll warrant of December 18, 2017 in the amount of $4,270.04.  Doug Small seconded.  Four voted in favor.

WARRANT: John Luce made a motion to accept the payroll warrant of December 25, 2017 in the amount of $4,990.76.  Doug Small seconded.  Four voted in favor.

WARRANT: John Luce made a motion to accept the payroll warrant of December 25, 2017 in the amount of $293.89.  Doug Small seconded.  Four voted in favor.

WARRANT: John Luce made a motion to accept the accounts payable warrant of December 29, 2017 in the amount of $38,703.44.  Doug Small seconded.  Four voted in favor.

WARRANT: John Luce made a motion to accept the payroll warrant of January 2, 2018 in the amount of $4,499.49.  Doug Small seconded.  Four voted in favor.

WARRANT: John Luce made a motion to accept the payroll warrant of January 8, 2018 in the amount of $4,098.75.  Doug Small seconded.  Four voted in favor.

WARRANT: John Luce made a motion to accept the accounts payable warrant of January 8, 2018 in the amount of $79,763.88.  Doug Small seconded.  Four voted in favor.

 

OTHER BUSINESS: 

 

Selectmen’s Meetings:  Doug Small said he would like to go back to having Selectmen meetings more often.  After discussion, the Board decided to meet every Monday night except holidays, or unless Kevin doesn’t have anything for a meeting.

 

ADJOURNMENT:  Suzan Rudnicki made a motion to adjourn.  Doug Small seconded.  Four voted in favor.  Meeting adjourned at 9:54 pm.