May
6
2019

Regular Meeting (05-06-2019)

Selectmen Present:                Suzan Rudnicki, John Luce and Jared Fitts

Absent:                                   Douglas Small

Town Manager/CEO:           Kevin Howell

Recording Secretary:            Coreen Sylvester

Guests Present:                      Jeanette Palmer, Greg Palmer, Shelly Palmer, Billy Palmer, Scott Palmer, Ed Moreshead of Northern Lights, Fire Chief Ralph Shaw, Sheila Mahon, Glennis McSorley, Toby Pelletier and Deanna Witham         

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

MINUTES:  John Luce made a motion to accept the minutes of April 29, 2019 as written. Jared Fitts seconded.  Three voted in favor.

MINUTES:  Voting on the minutes of April 8, 2019 was tabled as there were not enough Selectmen present who attended that meeting.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

Spirit of America Award Presentation:  The Town Manager presented the 2018 Spirit of America Award to Bill Palmer’s family in honor of Bill Palmer on behalf of the Board of Selectmen.

 

Treasurer’s Report:  The Town Manager gave the Treasurer’s Report as of May 6, 2019.

 

Elect Board Chairman:  John Luce made a motion to nominate Suzan Rudnicki as Chairman of the Board of Selectmen.  Jared Fitts seconded.  Three voted in favor.

 

Municipal Solar Power:  Kevin Howell stated a representative of Revision Energy will be at next week’s meeting to answer questions on municipal solar power.  Kevin said he had spoken with Maine Municipal Association and learned the Selectmen do have the power to enter into negotiations without signing a contract.

 

Heat Pump for Fire Station:  Kevin said he has an estimate of $2,600.00 from Valley Home Services Inc. to install a heat pump in the fire station.  After discussion, John Luce made a motion to go with Valley Home Services Inc. to install a heat pump in the fire station.  Jared Fitts seconded.  Three voted in favor.

 

Northern Light Contract:  Kevin let the Board know the Northern Light contract for ambulance service concludes at the end of this month.  Kevin gave an update on ambulance receivables and said the program is working very well.  Fire Chief Ralph Shaw and Ed Moreshead also said they are very happy with the way it is working.  After discussion, John Luce made a motion to sign a contract with Northern Light for ambulance service for one more year.  Jared Fitts seconded.  Three voted in favor.

 

Special Town Meeting Warrant:  Jared Fitts made a motion to sign the Special Town Meeting Warrant for June 11, 2019.  John Luce seconded.  Three voted in favor.

 

District Budget Referendum Election Warrant:  Jared Fitts made a motion to sign the District Budget Referendum Election Warrant for RSU 87 for June 11, 2019.  John Luce seconded.   Three voted in favor.

 

2019 Paving Specs:  Kevin said he would like to have the paving bids opened at the June 3, 2019 meeting.  Selectmen had no objections.

 

Damaged Tree in Village Cemetery:  The Town Manager said there is a tree in the Village Cemetery he would like to take down.  It was damaged during the winter and is blocking our access.  Selectmen had no objections.

 

No Meeting May 20, 2019:  Jared Fitts made a motion not to have a meeting on May 20th unless something comes up.  John Luce seconded.  Three voted in favor.

 

Rec Field:  The Town Manager stated the Public Works crew has done a great job getting the sports fields at the Recreation Complex ready.

 

WARRANT:  John Luce made a motion to accept the payroll warrant of May 6, 2019 in the amount of $11,225.75.  Jared Fitts seconded.  Three voted in favor.

WARRANT:  John Luce made a motion to accept the accounts payable warrant of May 6, 2019 in the amount of $46,763.46.  Jared Fitts seconded.  Three voted in favor.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION:  Suzan Rudnicki 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 8:15 pm.  Selectmen reconvened in regular session at 8:45 pm.  No action taken, informational only.

 

John Luce made a motion to sign the Town Manager’s contract.  Jared Fitts seconded.  Three voted in favor.

 

ADJOURNMENT:  John Luce made a motion to adjourn.  Jared Fitts seconded.  Three voted in favor.  Meeting adjourned at 8:47 pm.