Regular Meeting (08-19-2019)

Selectmen Present:                Suzan Rudnicki, Jared Fitts, John Luce and Isaac Raymond

Absent:                                   Douglas Small

Town Manager/CEO:           Kevin Howell

Recording Secretary:            Coreen Sylvester

Guests Present:                      RSU 87 Superintendent Mark Turner, Glennis McSorley, Deanna Witham and Karl Rudnicki

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

MINUTES:  Voting on the minutes of August 12, 2019 was tabled as there were not enough Selectmen present who attended that meeting




Mark Turner – Superintendent of RSU 87:  Town Manager Kevin Howell introduced Superintendent Mark Turner.  There was discussion with Mr. Turner regarding various topics including the school budget, community relations, re-instituting a junior fire department and portable classrooms.


Paving Discussion:  Kevin stated this year’s paving is done, explained the work that was done and said they will be back to do the shoulder work in two to four weeks after the pavement has had time to set up.


School Assessment:  The Town Manager let the Board know that last week he was notified that the school had sent us the wrong assessment.  Our auditor said there is no problem since the school is on a fiscal year, we are on a calendar year and the correct budget was approved at the election in June.  We will just commit the difference next year.


Investment Options – Camden National Bank:  There was discussion about whether to invest in a CD.  Kevin said he called several banks, and everyone is at 1.5% interest right now.  John Luce made a motion to put $250,000.00 into a six-month CD.  Jared Fitts seconded.  Four voted in favor.


Town Manager Vacation and No Meeting Next Week:  Kevin said he would like to take some time for vacation (he still takes calls/emails and does inspections) and asked if Selectmen are agreeable to having no meeting next week.  Selectmen had no objections to either.


WARRANT:  John Luce made a motion to accept the payroll warrant of August 19, 2019 in the amount of $5,613.07.  Isaac Raymond seconded.  Four voted in favor.

WARRANT:  John Luce made a motion to accept the accounts payable warrant of August 19, 2019 in the amount of $25,990.03.  Jared Fitts seconded.  Four voted in favor.




Special Use Application:  Kevin let the Board know he has received an application for a special use permit at 983 Hampden Road.  While he was there for an inspection, he found an antique item for the Historical Society; a key that trucks used during prohibition for transporting bootleg alcohol.


ADJOURNMENT:  Sue Rudnicki made a motion to adjourn.  Jared Fitts seconded. Four voted in favor.  Meeting adjourned at 8:25 pm.