2010-03-09 Select Board Meeting Minutes

Town of Bowdoinham
Select Board Meeting Minutes
March 9, 2010


Residents in attendance: Brooke Cox, Darragh Ferranti, Ed Ferranti, George Christopher, Kevin Prout, Dick Leighton, Bruce Ross, Kelley Moeykens, Pamela Ross, Susie Uhle, Stanley Uhle, Bradley Meads, Bob Kane, Bob Bremm, Nancy Dolan, Cheryl Dolan, Jennifer Foley, Stewart Burrell, Melinda Burrell, Lynn Spiro, Ben Long, Ann Tourtelotte, Doug Tourtelotte, Nancy Hunsberger, Brian Benson, Ben Hunsberger, Joan Mitchell, Albert Stehle, David Mann, Athena Mann, Hal Ahlers, Georgia Ahlers, Joanne Joy, Dory Street, Eric Skelton, Laurie Bertulli, Bob Bertulli, Dotty Baker, Don Goodrich, Todd Delair, Sharon Mitchell, Ken Mitchell, Michael Egan, Margaret Patterson, David Reinheimer, Susie Reinheimer, Kurt Reinhart, Christine Lamoreau, Shawn Lamoreau, Dana Madsen, Barbara Madsen, Alice Pollis, Paul Baines, Jack Tourtelotte, Sarah Stapler, Jeff Hoyt, Chris Jackson, Karen Tilbor, Brant Miller, Mary Hoyt, Howard Solomon, Ann Hartzler, David White, Sue Blake, Darryl Whitney, Lynn Sternfels, Steve Cox, Jane Beaudoin

Nonresidents: Darcie Moore


Item 1: Call the meeting to order – Selectperson Hobart called the meeting to order at 6:30 pm. In Chair Whittlesey’s absence, Selectperson Hobart chaired the meeting.

Item 2: Consideration of the minutes from February 23, 2010 meeting – The Board reviewed the minutes. Selectperson Billings moved to approve the minutes, seconded by Selectperson Hobart. The vote was 2-0 in favor.

Item 3: Comments from the Public – Selectperson Hobart stated he had been in contact with the Town’s attorney as well as the Attorney General’s Office and since there was an active investigation regarding the February 2nd election, he was advised that there should be no discussion regarding the election. Albert Stehle, Carding Machine Road resident stated that the Maxwell Cemetery was full of trash and needed to be cleaned up. Bob Kane, Post Road Resident stated that over 151 residents had signed a petition since Friday and that it was his understanding that if he was to submit it to the Board it would not be a public document until the signatures were reviewed and certified by a Notary. Selectperson Billings disagreed stating that once a document is submitted to the Board, it automatically becomes a public document and available through the Freedom of Access Law. Selectperson Billings noted that this was also the opinion of the Town’s attorney. Mr. Kane chose not to submit the petition to the Board.

Item 4: New Business

a) Consideration to accept the proposed amendments to the bylaws of the Finance Advisory Committee – Jennifer Foley, Chair of the Finance Advisory Committee – Jennifer Foley submitted to the Board the list of suggested amendments to the Finance Advisory Committee’s bylaws as recommended by the Finance Advisory Committee. Selectperson Billings asked to see the changes integrated into the bylaws in order to review the entire document. Ms. Foley agreed to insert the changes into the bylaws for the Board’s review at the March 23rd meeting. No action was taken.


b) Consideration to accept agreement with Pine Tree Engineering for Professional Engineering Services for the Sidewalk Transportation Enhancement Project at a cost no greater than $73,532.65. The Manager summarized the agreement. Selectperson Billings moved to accept the agreement with Pine Tree Engineering for the Sidewalk Transportation Enhancement Project for a cost no greater than $73,532.64, seconded by Selectperson Hobart. The vote was 2-0 in favor.
c) Consideration to accept contract with Pine Tree Engineering for Professional Engineering Services for the reconstruction of Center Street at a cost no greater than $7,800.00 – The Manager reported that due to extensive drainage problems associated with the recent heavy rainstorms, it was recommended that the planned reconstruction of the Center Street be engineered to address the problems. The Board reviewed the contract submitted by Pine Tree Engineering for the Engineering Services for the reconstruction of Center Street. Selectperson Billings moved to accept the contract at a cost no greater than $7,800.00, seconded by Selectperson Hobart. The vote was 2-0 in favor.


d) Proposed Amendments to Land Use Ordinance – The Manager stated that Nicole Briand, Planner/CEO was unable to attend the meeting. The Manager submitted a memo prepared by Nicole Briand regarding the proposed amendments. The Board agreed to table this discussion to the March 23rd meeting.


e) Recommendations for June 2010 Municipal Election – The agreed to table this discussion to the March 23rd meeting.

Item 5: Consent Items - none

Item 6: Consideration of FY10 Treasurer’s Warrant #17 Accounts Payable: $206,678.28
Payroll (2//2010): $ 16,452.70 Total: $223,130.98

The Board reviewed Treasurer’s Warrant #17. Selectperson Billings moved to approve Warrant #17, seconded by Selectperson Hobart. The vote was 2-0 in favor.

Item 7: Selectperson’s Request for Agenda Items for next meeting (March 23, 2010) -

• June 2, 2010 election

Item 8: Announce Future Meetings, Workshops, Events

• March 16 @ 6:30 pm – Public Hearing on Proposed Amendments to Land Use Ordinance
• March 18 @ 6:30 pm – Finance Advisory Committee Meeting
• March 18 @ 6:30 pm – Public Hearing on Walk-able Village Plan
• March 23 @ 6:30 pm – Select Board Regular Meeting

Item 9: Adjourn – Selectperson Hobart adjourned the meeting at 6:50 pm