Feb
9
2015

Regular Meeting (02-09-2015)

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

Town Manager:                Tom Richmond

Recording Secretary:     Coreen Sylvester

Guests Present:    Herbert Dean, Derek Leonard, Deputy Kari Kurth, Toby Pelletier, Bill Palmer and Billy  Palmer

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

MINUTES:  John Luce made a motion to accept the minutes of January 26, 2015 as

  1. Douglas Small seconded.  Five voted in favor.

ROAD COMMISSIONER/TAX COLLECTOR/TOWN MANAGER REPORT: 

  1. The Town Manager and the Board looked over the final auditor's report for 2014. Tom Richmond suggested that Selectmen take it home to read it, to see if they would like to have the auditor come to a meeting and answer questions.

  2. The Selectmen and Town Manager went over items from this week's packet.

NEW BUSINESS: 

Davis Road Bridge (repost 10 ton):  Bill Palmer stated he is concerned about the weight limit being lowered to ten tons on Davis Road Bridge, because it would put him out of business with his hay cutting business on his property in there.  Bill requested that we  have the bridge checked over to see what needs to be done to fix it, and what it would  cost.  Tom Richmond said we have not yet received the report from the State, and  suggested waiting until that comes in before taking any action.  Billy Palmer asked if they   could have a copy of the report when it comes in, and Tom said they could.  No action  taken.

Derek Leonard (Signature Needed for Re-licensing):  Derek Leonard of Leonard Automotive LLC stated his business changed from a sole proprietorship to a LLC.  The State   considers this a name change and is requiring him to be re-licensed, and part of that process is having a town official sign a zoning form.  Derek stated he had brought the form to the office to be signed, but there seems to be some question as to whether he is in  compliance.  Derek had a copy of the form that Stewart Brooks had signed, and said he  had a copy of a letter three out of four neighbors had signed saying they had no problem         with his having his business there.  Herbert Dean found in the 2009 Planning Board minutes where the Planning Board agreed to allow a special use permit if Stewart found   out from Maine Municipal Association said it was okay with three out of four signatures. Herb said he had not been able to find any information about that in the minutes, but  assumed that since Stewart had signed the original compliance form, he must have gotten MMA approval.

After discussion, John Luce made a motion to authorize the Town Manager to sign the            compliance form for Leonard Automotive LLC.  Suzan Rudnicki seconded.  Five voted   in favor.

Town Meeting Warrant:  Joseph Pelletier made a motion to post the warrant for the 2015 Town Meeting.  Earlyn Bowers seconded.  Five voted in favor.

WARRANT:  John Luce made a motion to accept the accounts payable warrant of January 30, 2015 in the amount of $9,594.99.  Earlyn Bowers seconded.  Five voted in favor.

WARRANT:  John Luce made a motion to accept the Full-time fireman’s payroll warrant of February 2, 2015 in the amount of $828.07.  Earlyn Bowers seconded.  Five voted in favor.

WARRANT:  John Luce made a motion to accept the payroll warrant of February 2, 2015 in the amount of $2,914.32.  Earlyn Bowers seconded.  Five voted in favor.

WARRANT:  John Luce made a motion to accept the Full-time fireman’s payroll warrant of February 9, 2015 in the amount of $828.07.  Earlyn Bowers seconded.  Five voted in favor.

WARRANT:  John Luce made a motion to accept the payroll warrant of February 9, 2015 in the amount of $2,832.79.  Earlyn Bowers seconded.  Five voted in favor.

WARRANT:  John Luce made a motion to accept the accounts payable warrant of February 9, 2015 in the amount of $153,975.15.  Earlyn Bowers seconded.  Five voted in favor.

OTHER BUSINESS:

Snowmobile Club Check:  Town Manager Tom Richmond said he has not written the check for  the Snowmobile Club yet, and thinks they should make a presentation to the Board as to what they have done with the trails before they get their check.  Selectmen had no objections

Temporary Dumpster at Salt Shed:  Tom let the Board know that Sullivan's Trash and Recycling had brought a dumpster out after the big storm two weeks ago for people who had no place to keep their trash for an extra week, and some people abused it by putting     carpets and other non-regular household trash in it.

Pickup Truck in Town Office Parking Lot:  Tom stated one of our firemen had left a pickup in  the employee parking lot, and Tom had asked him several times over the past couple  weeks to get it out of there.  He never moved it, so Tom had Sinclair Towing tow it off.

ADJOURNMENT:   Suzan Rudnicki made a motion to adjourn.  Joe Pelletier seconded. Three voted in favor.  Meeting adjourned at 8:40 pm.