Regular Meeting (04-01-2013)

Selectmen Present:            Suzan Rudnicki, Douglas Small, John Luce, Earlyn Bowers and Joseph Pelletier

Town Manager:                  Tom Richmond

Recording Secretary:         Coreen Sylvester

Guests Present:                   Fire Chief Michael Azevedo, Glennis McSorley, Toby Pelletier and Herbert Dean

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

 MINUTES:  Earlyn Bowers made a motion to accept the minutes of March 25, 2013 as amended.  John Luce seconded.  Five voted in favor.




Fire Chief (grant update):  Fire Chief Mike Azevedo said the Fire Department has received a recruitment and retention grant in the amount of $71,500.00, which is broken down as follows:  $10,000.00 per year for four years for physicals, $6,500.00 in the first year for uniforms, $3,000.00 per year for four years for a volunteer recruiter and thirty $100.00 gas cards per year to reimburse firefighters for travel.


Mike stated he has an application out for a $50,000.00 grant, with a $5,000.00 town match, for an exhaust venting system in the fire station.  Mike also said they have received a forestry equipment grant of $4,800.00, with a $2,400.00 match, for light gear to fight forest fires.


Portable Toilet for Scheduled Burns:  The Fire Chief stated he had checked the laws, and the Fire Department is not required to have a toilet onsite for burns, it just has to provide facilities within a reasonable distance, and the fire station would be considered a reasonable distance from anywhere in town. 


After discussion, John Luce made a motion to have a portable toilet supplied at scheduled burns.  Joe Pelletier seconded.  Five voted in favor.


Hose Dryer:  Earlyn Bowers asked Mike if he has ever looked into buying a hose dryer and closing the hose tower to save on heat loss.  Mike said he does think we’d be better off to seal the tower up, and he will check into hose dryers.


Insurance, ISO Rating:  Mike stated full-time EMT/fireman Steve Cummings will be working on a pre-plan to get our ISO rating down to at least 7 (it is currently at 9), because many insurance companies won’t even look at Carmel with such a high ISO.


Cook Road Construction:  Town Manager Tom Richmond stated he is getting ready to put out bids for road construction.  There was discussion regarding road construction planned for Cook Road and Fuller Road.




  1. Herb Dean asked if Mary Lou Hargreaves has turned in a resignation from the Planning Board.  Tom said he has not seen one.


  1. The Town Manager gave the Treasurer’s Report as of March 31, 2013.


  1. John Luce asked to see something on ambulance billing and receivables at the next meeting.


WARRANT:  John Luce made a motion to accept the payroll warrant of April 1, 2013 in the amount of $2,891.06.  Earlyn Bowers seconded.  Five voted in favor.

WARRANT:  John Luce made a motion to accept the Full-time fireman’s payroll warrant of April 1, 2013 in the amount of $739.81.  Earlyn Bowers seconded.  Five voted in favor.

WARRANT:  John Luce made a motion to accept the accounts payable warrant of April 1, 2013 in the amount of $38,107.34.  Earlyn Bowers seconded.  Five voted in favor.




Street Lights Out:  Toby Pelletier said she has noticed two street lights are out:  one across from the Rec Field at Johnnie DeLuck’s house, and the other is just past the Seafood Galley on Route 2.  Tom said he will check on it.


ADJOURNMENT:   Suzan Rudnicki made a motion to adjourn.  Doug Small seconded.  Five voted in favor.  Meeting adjourned at 8:25 pm.


Meeting reconvened at 8:26 pm.




Rec Field Right-of-Way:  Tom said Pat Devlin may become the new owner of the property that abuts the Rec Field on the end furthest down the Five Road and if he does, he would be willing to give us a right-of-way to cut brush and trees to make more room for parking for Rec Field events.  John Luce asked if he would consider selling it to us, and Tom said Pat had said he would rather not sell it at this time.


Meeting adjourned at 8:27 pm.