03-26-2013 Select Board Meeting Minutes


Town of Bowdoinham

Select Board Meeting

March 26, 2013 at 5:30 p.m.



1.         Call the Meeting to Order & Establish a Quorum


The meeting was called to order and quorum established by Chairman Hobart at 5:30 p.m.  Select Board members Brian Hobart, Kathy Gallant, Kathy Tome and M. Theresa Turgeon (arrived at 5:35 p.m.) were present.  Douglas Tourtelotte was absent.  Staff present included Town Manager William Post and Planning and Development Director Nicole Briand.  Also present were George Christopher, Stewart Burrell, and Kate Cutko.


2.         Amendments to the Agenda – None


3.         Approve Consent Calendar

  1. Meeting Minutes of March 12, 2013
  2. Warrants & Financial Reports:
    1. Treasurer’s Warrant #50 for $250,161.80


On motion of Tome/Gallant, the Board voted 3 – 0 to approve the consent calendar as presented.


4.         Action Items

            A.  Act on Agreement for Services with Coastal Humane Society


The Town Manager stated that Town contracts with the Coastal Humane Society for the care of stray domestic animals. The Town is required by state law to provide with a facility for this purpose. The cost of the annual contract is $3,726.81 and the Town has $3,750 budgeted for this purpose.


On motion of Tourtelotte/Gallant, the Board voted 3 – 0 to approve the Agreement for Services with Coastal Humane Society.


Board member Turgeon arrived at this point in the meeting.


            B.   Act on Endorsement of Route 24 Corridor Management Plan.


The Manager stated that the Midcoast Council of Governments (MCOG) has requested that each Select Board in the Route 24 corridor endorse the Corridor Management Plan so that it can be presented at a public meeting.


Nicole Briand asked if the Board members had any questions. Board member Tome stated that she was pleased to see that the plan includes the creation of bike lanes.   


On motion of Tome/Gallant, the Board voted 4 – 0 to endorse the Route 24 Corridor Management Plan as presented.


C.     Act on Resolution concerning Proposed State Budget


The Manager stated that in response to a request from one Board member, he drafted a resolution expressing the Board’s concern to the Governor’s proposed state budget. He asked if there were any questions or edits.


On motion of Gallant/Tome, the Board voted 4 – 0 to approve the Resolution Concerning the Proposed State Budget.


5.         Discussion Items

            A.  Update on the 250th Anniversary Committee (Kate Cutko)


            Kate Cutko stated that the 250th Anniversary Committee is trying to finish up their work. The Committee is proposing to increase the amount to go back to the anniversary fund from $2,776.55 to $5,000l increase the amount in the 300th Fund from $4,000 to $5,000; create an additional trust fund hat could be used for the 350th celebration with $1,000 without any educational or charitable requirements; and to use the remaining funds of approximately $8,000 and any incoming revenue to continue funding educational and historical projects. The remaining funds would be overseen by a “Kendall Committee and could fund projects such as a historical road listing or a photo history of buildings.


            The Board endorsed moving forward with a “Kendall Committee” as proposed and requested a full description and by-laws be drafted.


            The Board thanked Ms. Cutko.


            B.   Update on the Food Pantry (Kathy Tome)


Kathy Tome stated that the room located in the Second Baptist Church basement is being painted. Mark Warren is building shelves that will be able to be moved to a permanent location later. The flooring was donated by the church. She is coordinating two food drives including one at the school and one at the old fire station with a band and a grill for a cook-out.  Several people are already collecting food to be donated once the area is ready in the church.  The hours of the food pantry will be determined soon, along with an opening date.


6.         Town Manager’s Report


            The Manager stated that the proposed Fiscal Year 2014 budget continues to be reviewed by the Finance Advisory Committee. The Committee will be finalizing the budget on April 9th and it will be presented to the Select Board on April 23rd. The Board will then hold a public hearing on the town meeting warrant on May 7th and approve the warrant after that meeting.


7.         Select Board Member’s Request for Agenda Items for Next Meeting


            Board member Gallant asked to include an update on the chicken barbeque project.


8.         Announce Future Meetings and Events

A.  Select Board Meetings

1. April 9th – Regular Meeting

2. April 23rd – Regular Meeting

            B.   Finance Advisory Committee Meeting March 26th 6:30 p.m.

            C.  Mailly Waterfront Planning Meeting March 26th 6:30 p.m.

            D.  Public Hearing – Proposed Land Use Ordinance Amendments March 28th 7:00 p.m.

            E.   Bowdoinham Businesses Workshop – Website and Facebook March 27th 6:30 p.m.

            F.   Comprehensive Planning Committee Meeting April 2nd 6:30 p.m.


9.         Comments from Select Board Members – None


10.       Comments from the Public – None


11.       Adjourn


            The meeting adjourned by acclamation at 5:56 p.m.




                                    Select Board                                                                                                   

                                    Town of Bowdoinham, Maine   Brian Hobart, Chair




                                                                                                M. Theresa Turgeon, Vice-Chair




                                                                                                Kathleen Gallant




                                                                                                Kathy Tome




                                                                                                Douglas Tourtelotte




                                                                                                Respectfully Submitted,




                                                                                                William S. Post, Town Manager