Sep
25
2017

Regular Meeting (09-25-2017)

Selectmen Present:                Suzan Rudnicki John Luce, Earlyn Bowers,Douglas Small andJared Fitts

Town Manager/CEO:           Kevin Howell

Recording Secretary:            Coreen Sylvester

Guests Present:                      Glennis McSorley and Toby Pelletier

7:00 PM:  Public Hearing; General Assistance Maximums:  Suzan Rudnicki opened the meeting and called the hearing to order.  After discussion, John Luce made a motion to accept the amended General Assistance Ordinance with the new maximums for 2017-2018.  Jared Fitts seconded.  Five voted in favor.  Suzan Rudnicki closed the hearing, and adjourned the meeting until 7:30 pm.

 

7:30 PM:  Suzan Rudnicki reconvened the regular meeting.

 

MINUTES:  John Luce made a motion to accept the minutes of September 11, 2017 as is. Earlyn Bowers seconded.  Four voted in favor.  Suzan Rudnicki abstained as she was not present for that meeting.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

Tax-Acquired Property Bid Opening:  Selectmen received the following bids for tax-acquired property:

 

Bidder                                     Property                      Bid Amount

 

David Scripture                       M1 L12-2                      $5,001.00

Clayton Bowers                      M1 L12-2                        8,208.00

Richard A Nadeau II               M13 L7                              201.76

 

Suzan Rudnicki made a motion to sell the property at Map 13 Lot 7 to Richard A Nadeau II for $201.76.  John Luce seconded.  Five voted in favor.

 

Suzan Rudnicki made a motion to sell the property at Map 1 Lot 12-2 Clayton Bowers for $8,208.00.  John Luce seconded.  Three voted in favor.  Earlyn Bowers and Douglas Small abstained.

 

LD 725 An act To Recognize Local Control Regarding Food Systems:  Kevin said he received a letter from MMA saying the Federal government has concerns because of the possibility of meats slipping through without passing FDA inspections.  It would be best for the town to wait and see whether the law passes.

 

Book Preservation:  The Town Manager showed the Board two of the town record books that have been re-bound, and said he will be meeting with Bill Stewart of Kofile Technologies soon to see which book(s) we will have done next.  Kevin said we have been having one book done each year, and said he would like to see two books done per year if possible.

 

MMA Convention:  Kevin Howell said he will be going to the MMA convention, and asked Selectmen to make him a designated voter for the convention.  John Luce made a motion to make Kevin Howell a designated voter at the MMA convention.  Doug Small seconded.  Five voted in favor.

 

MRC (Municipal Review Committee):  Kevin stated the open nomination period for MRC Board of Directors is now, and he would like to throw his name into the nominations.  Suzan Rudnicki made a motion to nominate Kevin Howell for the Board of Directors of MRC.  Douglas Small seconded.  Five voted in favor.

 

Carmel Days Discussion:  Kevin gave the Board an update on all the events that are planned for Carmel Days this weekend.

 

Town -Owned Property on Five Road:  There was discussion regarding the town-owned property on Map 7 Lot 77, including the possibility of turning it into an additional parking lot for the recreation area.

 

Dollar General Store:  Sue Rudnicki asked if there is any update on the Dollar General Store. Kevin said they were supposed to have their closing last week but it didn’t happen, and they are looking at next spring for completion.

 

Post Tax Commitment Assessor Time:  The Town Manager said he found more wording in the assessing contract, and believes we shouldn’t have to pay more for more customer service.  

 

WARRANT: John Luce made a motion to accept the payroll warrant of September 18, 2017 in the amount of $5,273.41.  Jared Fitts seconded.  Five voted in favor.

WARRANT: John Luce made a motion to accept the payroll warrant of September 25, 2017 in the amount of $5,289.48.  Jared Fitts seconded.  Five voted in favor.

WARRANT: John Luce made a motion to accept the accounts payable warrant of September 25, 2017 in the amount of $433.20.  Jared Fitts seconded.  Five voted in favor.

WARRANT: John Luce made a motion to accept the accounts payable warrant of September 25, 2017 in the amount of $44,730.54.  Jared Fitts seconded.  Five voted in favor.

 

ADJOURNMENT:  Sue Rudnicki made a motion to adjourn.  Earlyn Bowers seconded.  Five voted in favor.  Meeting adjourned at 8:17 pm.