May
2
2016

Regular Meeting (05-02-2016)

Selectmen Present:                Suzan Rudnicki, Douglas Small, Earlyn Bowers and Jared Fitts 

Absent:                                   John Luce

Interim Town Manager:      Julia Pike

Recording Secretary:            Coreen Sylvester

Guests Present:                      David Sleeper, Glennis McSorley, Toby Pelletier, Fire Chief Ryan Simpson, Fireman Darren Corriveau and Code Enforcement Officer/Interim Road Commissioner Kevin Howell

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

MINUTES:  Earlyn Bowers made a motion to accept the minutes of April 11, 2016 as written. Douglas Small seconded.  Four voted in favor.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

David Sleeper – Interested in Purchasing 55 Hampden Road:  David Sleeper explained he owns property abutting the land at 55 Hampden Road, which is a tax-acquired property, and asked if the Board would consider selling it to him.  It was decided Selectmen would like to speak with Town Manager Tom Richmond first to see what he recommends, and let Mr. Sleeper know.

 

Fire Chief – Air Packs:  Chief Ryan Simpson stated all our air packs will expire within the next three years, and it will cost approximately $120,000.00 to replace them all.  Ryan said there has never been any contingency plan, and he has found a company that would give us a lease/purchase arrangement at $15,000.00± per year for 10 years.  Earlyn Bowers asked Ryan if would work out some proposals for budgeting money for them, and Ryan said he would.

 

Fire Truck #422:  Ryan Simpson let the Board know that truck #422 has something seriously wrong with it; it keeps shutting off while they’re driving it down the road.  Earlyn Bowers asked if Ryan thinks it is connected to the incident with the gas cylinder from the fire on Hampden Road exploded and went into the truck, and Ryan said he believes it is.  Ryan stated he has been in contact with Maine Municipal Association in the hope they will cover the repair costs.  Selectmen asked if there are any available grants that might help.  Ryan said there are no grants available now.  Selectmen asked Julia to check into it and see if there are any grants available.

 

TOWN MANAGER /ROAD COMMISSIONER/TAX COLLECTOR’S REPORT:

 

  1. Julia Pike said Kevin Howell, Willie Dunton and Thomas Benecke have been working together to get road work done, and have got the water trailer going.

 

  1. Doug Small asked if anyone has worked towards getting road proposals done, and Julia said Kevin Howell has.

 

  1. Julia let the Board know she attended a meeting on PERC vs MRC; the deadline for deciding who to go with is June 30, 2016.  Julia said she would like to do more reading on the matter before she makes any recommendation.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

Town Garage Placement:  There was discussion on whether to build the town’s new garage on the sand shed lot or on the municipal lot.  Julia said she will have Kevin check into what is required for facilities in a municipal garage.

 

Due to the amount of traffic on Safety Lane, Selectmen leaned more toward putting the garage on the sand shed lot.  Sue Rudnicki suggested putting “Not a Throughway, No Trucks” signs on both ends of Safety Lane to limit traffic, as it was originally intended as a driveway and municipal parking lot, not a throughway.  Kevin Howell said he would do some research on how to address the traffic problem on Safety Lane.

 

CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER/ROAD COMMISSIONER REPORT: 

There was discussion regarding the 2016 proposed public works projects and road work (see attached report).  Kevin said he will put together a bid sheet and get it out. 

Kevin stated he had pulled the air conditioners in preparation for the heat pumpinstallation tomorrow morning, and asked the Board if they want to do a maintenance agreement with Valley Satellite & Heat Pumps for $225.00 a year.  Sue asked if the $225.00 includes both heat pumps and Kevin said he will double check.  Jared Fitts made a motion to go for it, provided it includes both heat pumps.  Earlyn Bowers seconded.  Four voted in favor.

 

There was discussion regarding proposed changes to the Land Use/Zoning Ordinance.

 

NEW BUSINESS: 

 

Bangor Humane Society Contract:  Suzan Rudnicki made a motion to renew the Bangor Humane Society contract for one year from July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017.  Doug Small seconded.  Four voted in favor.

 

Heat Pumps for Town Office:  We have a proposal from Valley Satellite and Heat Pumps, and Jared Fitts stated he was going to get a proposal from another company, but had some questions as to what will be included in the job.  Sue Rudnicki suggested Kevin Howell look into whether we need a state inspection to be able to install heat pumps.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION:  Doug Small made a motion to go into executive session pursuant to 1MRSA § 405(6A) to discuss a personnel matter. Sue Rudnicki seconded. Four voted   in favor. Selectmen went into executive session at 9:35 pm. Selectmen reconvened in regular session at 10:04 pm. No action taken, informational only.

 

WARRANT:  Earlyn Bowers made a motion to accept the full-time fireman’s payroll warrant of April 19, 2016 in the amount of $878.49.  Doug Small seconded.  Four voted in favor.

WARRANT: Earlyn Bowers made a motion to accept the payroll warrant of April 19, 2016 in the amount of $5,085.01.  Doug Small seconded.  Four voted in favor.

WARRANT:  Earlyn Bowers made a motion to accept the full-time fireman’s payroll warrant of April 25, 2016 in the amount of $878.49.  Doug Small seconded.  Four voted in favor.

WARRANT: Earlyn Bowers made a motion to accept the payroll warrant of April 25, 2016 in the amount of $5,067.52. Doug Small seconded.  Four voted in favor.

WARRANT:  Earlyn Bowers made a motion to accept the accounts payable warrant of April 28, 2016 in the amount of $24,377.87.  Doug Small seconded.  Four voted in favor.

WARRANT:  Earlyn Bowers made a motion to accept the full-time fireman’s payroll warrant of May 2, 2016 in the amount of $878.49.  Doug Small seconded.  Four voted in favor.

WARRANT: Earlyn Bowers made a motion to accept the payroll warrant of May 2, 2016 in the amount of $5,164.33.  Doug Small seconded.  Four voted in favor.

WARRANT:  Earlyn Bowers made a motion to accept the accounts payable warrant of May 2, 2016 in the amount of $21,416.47.  Doug Small seconded.  Four votedin favor.

 

ADJOURNMENT:   Suzan Rudnicki made a motion to adjourn.  Earlyn Bowers seconded. Four voted in favor.  Meeting adjourned at 10:07 pm.