Nov
23
2015

Regular Meeting (11-23-2015)

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

Absent:                                   John Luce

Town Manager:                      Tom Richmond

Recording Secretary:            Coreen Sylvester

Guests Present:                     Jerry Sullivan, Liz Sullivan, Glennis McSorley, Robert (Bobby) Noyes, Toby Pelletier, Code Enforcement Officer Kevin Howell and Robbin Lanpher

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

MINUTES:  Earlyn Bowers made a motion to accept the minutes of November 9, 2015 as   written.  Joe Pelletier seconded.  Four voted in favor.

NEW BUSINESS:

Sullivan's Waste Trash & Recycling Contracts:  Jerry Sullivan asked to increase the cost of recycling by $6,000.00 and leave the trash collection amount the same.  Selectmen  decided to give the $500.00 per month increase until March, then see if Town Meeting votes to continue with recycling.

R&R Lumber Snowplowing Contract:  Bobby Noyes asked for an 11% increase this year.  Tabled for Tom to check numbers out.

Junkyard Hearing:  Kevin Howell stated he has approved all applications for junkyard permits.

Suzan Rudnicki made a motion to approve Paul Falkenburg at 262 Irish Road for a junkyard permit.  Joe Pelletier seconded.  Four voted in favor.

Suzan Rudnicki made a motion to approve Ideal Recycling at 238 Main Road for a junkyard permit.  Joe Pelletier seconded.  Four voted in favor.

Suzan Rudnicki made a motion to approve Robert C. Noyes, DBA R&R Lumber Co at 176 Fuller Road for a junkyard permit

Dunham Junkyard:  Sue Rudnicki asked if Steven Dunham has done anything about cleaning  up his junkyard.  Kevin Howell stated nothing has been done towards cleaning it up, so    we are waiting for the attorney to get the paperwork in order to enforce the contempt from 2006.

Ordinance Changes:  Kevin Howell let the Board know the public hearing for ordinance changes will be January 4, 2016.

Robbin Lanpher Fire Department Termination:  Robbin Lanpher stated he is contesting his   termination from the Fire Department, and if the Board will not rescind the termination    he is requesting a hearing.  Selectmen set December 14, 2015 as the date for the hearing.

Budget Discussion:  Tom stated there will be an increase of approximately $18,000.00 for   wages in the Fire Department, due to a new ruling by the labor department which requires  firemen to be paid hourly.

Tom stated that since Selectmen suspended the assessor's quarterly reviews three years ago, we have continued raising the $10,000.00 per year and putting it in the revaluation reserve.  Tom suggested reinstating the quarterly reviews, and asked if the Board wants to  lock in the assessing contract for three years or continue with the year-to-year renewals.  Doug Small suggested waiting for another year before starting quarterly reviews.

Maine Revised Statutes Books:  Tom asked if Selectmen want to put the Maine Revised   Statutes books out for recycling or if anyone would like to take them home.  Selectmen  were reluctant to throw them out in case anyone ever wants to research older laws.  Tom       stated we would hang onto them until the library is finished, then see if they have a spot  for them.

WARRANT:  Joseph Pelletier made a motion to accept the full-time fireman’s payroll warrant of November 16, 2015 in the amount of $828.07.  Earlyn Bowers seconded.  Four voted in favor.

WARRANT:  Joseph Pelletier made a motion to accept the payroll warrant of November 16, 2015 in the amount of $3,855.11.  Earlyn Bowers seconded.  Four voted in favor.

WARRANT:  Joseph Pelletier made a motion to accept the accounts payable warrant of November 16, 2015 in the amount of $8,165.89.  Earlyn Bowers seconded. Four voted in favor.

WARRANT:  Joseph Pelletier made a motion to accept the full-time fireman’s payroll warrant of November 23, 2015 in the amount of $828.07.  Earlyn Bowers seconded.  Four voted in favor.

WARRANT:  Joseph Pelletier made a motion to accept the payroll warrant of    November 23, 2015   in the amount of $4,312.83.  Earlyn Bowers seconded.  Four voted  in favor.

WARRANT:  Joseph Pelletier made a motion to accept the accounts payable warrant of November 23, 2015 in the amount of $6,983.49.  Earlyn Bowers seconded. Four voted in favor.

OTHER BUSINESS:  Tom said if the Board has no objections, we are going to close the Town Office at noon on December 24th.

ADJOURNMENT:   Sue Rudnicki made a motion to adjourn.  Earlyn Bowers seconded. Four voted in favor.  Meeting adjourned at 8:52 pm.