2010-10-26 Select Board Meeting Minutes

 


Town of Bowdoinham
Select Board Public Hearing
October 26, 2010

Residents in attendance: Kevin Prout, George Christopher, Dick Leighton, Ed Ferranti, Theresa Turgeon, Bruce Ross, Stewart Burrell, Dotty Baker, Bob Kane, Kathy Tome, Lynn Spiro, and Kathy Durgin-Leighton

Nonresidents – Nicole Briand

Public Hearing: To consider the adoption of the revised Maine Municipal Model General Assistance Ordinance – Appendices A-C for the period of October 1, 2010 – October 1, 2011 as revised September 2010. These appendices are filed with the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) in compliance with Title 22 M.R.S.A. §4305(3-B).

There were no comments from the public.

Select Board
Regular Meeting


Item 1: Call the meeting to order – The Chair called the meeting to order at 6:33 pm. All members were present: Chair Hobart, Selectperson Billings, and Selectperson Tourtelotte.

Item 2: Consideration of the minutes from October 12, 2010 – The Board reviewed the minutes. Selectperson Tourtelotte moved to approve the minutes, seconded by Selectperson Billings. The vote was 3-0 in favor.

Item 3: Comments from the Public – Ed Ferranti stated that when a resident sits on a town appointed committee and states that the town government is against him/her, isn’t that person part of the town government as a committee member?

Item 4: New Business

a) General Assistance Ordinance – to consider adoption of Maine Municipal Model General Assistance Ordinance - Appendices A-C for the period of October 1, 2010 – October 1, 2011 as revised September 2010 – Selectperson Billings moved to adopt Appendices A-C for the period of October 1, 2010 – October 1, 2011, seconded by Selectperson Tourtelotte. The vote was 3-0 in favor.

b) Appointment of Election Clerks for November 2, 2010 election – The Manager presented to the Board the list of election clerks as recommended by Theresa Turgeon, Deputy Clerk. Selectperson Billings moved to appoint the Election Clerks as presented, seconded by Selectperson Tourtelotte. The vote was 3-0 in favor.

Selectperson Billings moved to approve the Warden and Assistant Warden for November 2, 2010 election as presented, seconded by Selectperson Tourtelotte. The vote was 3-0 in favor.

c) Community Development Advisory Committee Report – Selectperson Billings, having been at the last CDAC meeting, stated that the Committee was uncertain of its charge from the Select Board and was seeking more direction from the Board. Since there was no one present from the CDAC committee, the Board tabled this until the next meeting.

Item 5: Old Business – There was no Old Business.

Item 6: Town Manager’s Report

a) The Manager reported that the paving work on the Millay Road cost $17,340 and was $1,660 under the estimated amount.
b) The Manager reported that Treasurer’s Warrant #18 included a single payment to Sagadahoc County for $411,515 as well as two road bond payments; one of which will be retired this year for $8,000.
c) Theresa Turgeon, Deputy Clerk who is in charge of the absentee voting for the November 2, 2010 election reported that there had been 191 absentee ballots requested thus far.

Item 7: Consent Items

A. Assessing Agent Property Tax Abatements & Supplements for the following:

Abatement # 9 – Halsey, Ian, Halsey Place, R04-046-B - $190.92 – assessed for water and septic plus incorrect acreage – Selectperson Billings moved to approve Abatement #9, seconded by Selectperson Tourtelotte. The vote was 3-0 in favor.

Abatement #10 - Halsey, Ian, Halsey Place, R04-046-B - $200.47 – assessed for water and septic plus incorrect acreage – tabled until further research could be completed.

Abatement #11 - Halsey, Ian, Halsey Place, R04-046-B - $217.65 – assessed for water and septic plus incorrect acreage – tabled until further research could be completed.


Supplement #2 – Billings, Valerie, R11-008-T-002 ON - $117.84 – account deleted – trailer was moved and left a balance on the account. Selectperson Billings moved to approve Supplement #2, seconded by Selectperson Tourtelotte. The vote was 3-0 in favor.


Item 8: Consideration of FY10 Treasurer’s Warrant #18 – Accounts Payable: $492,354.74

Payroll: $ 607.94
Payroll: $ 18,967.89
Warrant Total $511,930.57

The Board reviewed Warrant #18. Selectperson Billings moved to approve Treasurer’s Warrant #18, seconded by Selectperson Tourtelotte. The vote was 3-0 in favor.

Item 9: Selectperson’s Request for Agenda Items for next meeting (November 16, 2010) –

Item 10: Announce Future Meetings, Workshops, Events

• November 2nd – Election 8 am to 8 pm Town Hall
• November 8 @ 6:30 pm – Energy Meeting
• November 9th @ 6:00 pm – Select Board meeting – Treasurer’s Warrant
• November 9 @ 6:30 pm – 2012 Meeting – Fire Station
• November 16 @ 6:30 pm – Regular Select Board meeting

Item 11: Adjourn – The Chair adjourned the meeting at 7:05 pm.