Regular Meeting (08-12-2013)

Selectmen Present:         John Luce, Earlyn Bowers and Joseph Pelletier

Absent                               Suzan Rudnicki and Douglas Small

Town Manager:                  Tom Richmond

Recording Secretary:         Coreen Sylvester

Guests Present:                  Fire Chief Michael Azevedo, Glennis McSorley, Code Enforcement Officer Stewart Brooks and Toby Pelletier

7:30 PM:  Earlyn Bowers called the meeting to order. 


CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS REPORT:  Stewart Brooks stated the squatters have moved out of the house at 1068 Fuller Road.


Stewart let the Board know he, Health Officer Gladys Swett and EMT Stephen Cummings have an 8:30 appointment Wednesday to investigate the complaint on the hoarder in the Advent Campground.




Fire Truck Damages:  Selectmen asked the outcome of the issues with personnel who were involved in the fire truck accident.  Fire Chief Mike Azevedo explained the driver has been driving trucks since 1987, now works for Maine Department of Transportation and has a Class A license.  Mike stated if he had not been an experienced driver he probably wouldn’t have been able to keep the truck upright, and the accident could have been much worse.  The individual who didn’t have her seatbelt on has been suspended for two weeks.  No one has given Mike a time frame yet as to when they will know what repairs are needed.


Mike stated the insurance adjuster has been to look at the truck (which is at Northeast Emergency Apparatus in Auburn), has been discussing repair costs with Northeast and is waiting to see what it will cost to fix it.  Mike told the Board the Town of Hermon has an engine we can borrow once their lead engine is fixed.


Fire Department Updates:  The Fire Chief gave the Board an update on what is going on with the Fire Department as far as training and testing requirements, and said there are seatbelt safety and driver training courses coming up soon.


Mike stated full-time EMT/Fireman Steve Cummings is doing a tremendous job and has already started pre-planning.  Mike said he has asked him to come to a Selectmen’s meeting to meet the Selectmen.


MINUTES:  John Luce made a motion to accept the minutes of August 5, 2013 as written.  Joseph Pelletier seconded.  Three voted in favor.




  1. Town Manager Tom Richmond stated Fuller Road was ground Thursday, and they are supposed to tar it tomorrow.  Joe Pelletier asked if they have smoothed out the Horseback Road yet, and Tom said they have.


  1. Tom said Willie Dunton and Thomas Benecke have been working with the skid steer, which we have for a month.  Willie has told Tom that when Cheryl gets out of the hospital he will need to take some time off.


  1. Joe asked if there was anything new on the Haskell Road Bridge.  Tom said it hasn’t eroded any more since it was last discussed, and Plymouth Engineering plans on being here on September 9th to go over plans and options.


  1. Tom said he took pictures of the standing water near Dick’s Mini Mart and sent them to the Department of Transportation, but hasn’t heard back from them.


WARRANT:  John Luce made a motion to accept the payroll warrant of August 12, 2013 in the amount of $4,703.12.  Joe Pelletier seconded.  Three voted in favor.

WARRANT:  John Luce made a motion to accept the Full-time fireman’s payroll warrant of August 12, 2013 in the amount of $739.81.  Joe Pelletier seconded.  Three voted in favor.

WARRANT:  John Luce made a motion to accept the accounts payable warrant of August 12, 2013 in the amount of $114,634.29.  Joe Pelletier seconded.  Three voted in favor.


EXECUTIVE SESSION:  Earlyn Bowers made a motion to go into executive session pursuant to 1MRSA §405(6)(A) to discuss a personnel matter.  John Luce seconded.  Three voted in favor.  Selectmen went into executive session at 8:13 pm.  Selectmen reconvened in regular session at 8:21 pm.  No action taken, informational only.


ADJOURNMENT:   John Luce made a motion to adjourn.  Joe Pelletier seconded.  Three voted in favor.  Meeting adjourned at 8:22 pm.