Feb
1
2016

Regular Meeting (02-01-2016)

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

Town Manager:                      Tom Richmond

Recording Secretary:            Coreen Sylvester

Guests Present:                      Glennis McSorley, Toby Pelletier and Code Enforcement Officer Kevin Howell

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

MINUTES:  John Luce made a motion to accept the minutes of January 11, 2016 as

  1. Earlyn Bowers seconded.  Five voted in favor.

NEW BUSINESS:

2016 Budget:  The Selectmen and Town Manager reviewed the 2016 proposed budget.

Town Meeting Warrant:  Town Manager Tom Richmond and the Selectmen went over the draft of the of the 2016 town meeting warrant.  John Luce made a motion to agree with the Budget Committee on Article 21.  Earlyn Bowers seconded.  Two voted in favor.  Three abstained.  Motion died.  Selectmen decided to make no recommendation on Article 21.

CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER REPORT:  Kevin Howell stated he went to court today to attend a case management hearing on the Stephen Dunham junkyard case.  Today’s hearing was just so the judge could determine how much time she needed to prepare for the case.  Kevin said the court will let us know when they schedule a hearing.

Kevin let the Board know he got his plumbing inspector license, so he is now certified to do the plumbing inspections on his own.

PERC vs. MRC:  There was discussion regarding the need to make a decision as to whether to stay with Penobscot Energy Recovery Company (PERC) for trash disposal or to go with Municipal Review Committee’s (MRC) proposed new facility.  Tom said he would try to get a meeting together with other town managers to try to get more information from PERC and MRC so that we can make a more informed decision.

Additional Town Warrant Article:  Suzan Rudnicki made a motion to give the Town Manager permission to add another article to the town meeting warrant to purchase a new ambulance.  John Luce seconded.  Three voted in favor.  Joe Pelletier and Doug Small abstained.

Town Report Dedication:  There was discussion regarding a dedication for this year’s town  report.

 

WARRANT:  John Luce made a motion to accept the full-time fireman’s payroll warrant of January 19, 2016 in the  amount of $878.49.  Joe Pelletier seconded.  Five voted in favor.

WARRANT:  John Luce made a motion to accept the payroll warrant of January 19, 2016  in the amount of $3,841.10.  Joe Pelletier seconded.  Five voted in favor.

WARRANT:  John Luce made a motion to accept the full-time fireman’s payroll warrant of January 25, 2016 in the amount of $878.49.  Joe Pelletier seconded.  Five voted in favor.

WARRANT:  John Luce made a motion to accept the payroll warrant of January 25, 2016 in the amount of $4,052.08.  Joe Pelletier seconded.  Five voted in favor.

WARRANT:  John Luce made a motion to accept the accounts payable warrant of  January 25, 2016 in the amount of $14,304.85.    Joe Pelletier seconded.  Five voted  in favor.

WARRANT:  John Luce made a motion to accept the full-time fireman’s payroll warrant of February 1, 2016  in the amount of $878.49.  Joe Pelletier seconded.  Five voted in favor.

WARRANT:  John Luce made a motion to accept the payroll warrant of February 1, 2016  in the amount of $3,953.17.   Joe Pelletier seconded.  Five voted in favor.

WARRANT:  John Luce made a motion to accept the accounts payable warrant of  February 1, 2016 in the amount of $149,641.51.  Joe Pelletier seconded.  Five voted  in favor.

ADJOURNMENT:   Joe Pelletier made a motion to adjourn.  Earlyn Bowers seconded. Five voted in favor.  Meeting adjourned at 8:59 pm.