2010-11-16 Select Board Meeting Minutes

 

 

 

Town of Bowdoinham

Select Board Minutes

Regular Meeting

November 16, 2010

 

 

Approximately 30 people in attendance.

 

Item 1:  Call the meeting to order – The Chair called the meeting to order at 6:30 pm. All members were present:  Chair Hobart, Selectperson Billings, and Selectperson Tourtelotte.

 

Item 2:  Consideration of the minutes from October 26, 2010 & November 9, 2010 – The Board reviewed the minutes.Selectperson Billings moved to approve the minutes of October 26, seconded by Selectperson Tourtelotte. The vote was 3-0 in favor. Selectperson Billings moved to approve the minutes of November 9, seconded by Selectperson Tourtelotte. The vote was 2-0-1 in favor. (Chair Hobart abstained as he was absent from the November 9thmeeting.)

 

Item 3:  Comments from the Public – Theresa Turgeon gave a report on the November 3 election.

 

Item 4:  New Business

 

  1. Consideration to schedule a Special Town Meeting to appropriate funds to settle a complaint from a town employee – Selectperson Tourtelotte moved to approve the Warrant for the Special Town Meeting, seconded by Chair Hobart. Discussion:  Selectperson Billings read a statement in opposition. (see attached for the record). There was a heated debate. The Board took no action and tabled for another meeting.
  2. Planner/CEO Update – Nicole Briand presented a report. (see attached)
  3. Community Development Advisory Committee – Resident Dean Beckwith stated that he had an interest in buying the old fire station for a new business. Brian Smith, member of the Community Development Advisory Committee, suggested that the property be listed for sale. Selectperson Tourtelotte suggested notifying the Credit Union that the property will be available. Tabled until the December 7thmeeting.

 

Item 5:  Town Manager’s Report – The Town Manager was absent – expenses and revenues for October were provided in the Select Board’s packet for review.

 

Item 6:  Consent Items - none

 

Item 7:  Consideration of FY10 Treasurer’s Warrant #23 – Accounts Payable:                                                                                                                                                                                                    Payroll:                                        

                                                                                                       Warrant Total:      

           

The Board reviewed the Treasurer’s Warrant. Selectperson Billings moved to approve Treasurer’s Warrant #23, seconded by Selectperson Tourtelotte. The vote was 3-0 in favor.     

                       

Item 8:  Selectperson’s Request for Agenda Items for next meeting (December 7, 2010) – Sale of the old fire station and report from Fire Chief Jack Tourtelotte regarding proposed purchase of new fire truck.

 

Item 9:  Announce Future Meetings, Workshops, Events

 

  • November 16 @ 6:30 pm – Regular Select Board meeting
  • November 17 @ 6:30 pm – WAITT meeting
  • November 18 @ 6:30 pm – Finance Advisory Meeting

 

Item 10:  Consideration to enter into Executive Session pursuant to 1 M.R.S.A. §405(6)(A) to discuss a Personnel Matter. Selectperson Billings moved to enter into Executive Session pursuant to 1 M.R.S.A. §405(6)(A) to discuss a Personnel Matter, seconded by Selectperson Tourtelotte. The vote was 3-0 in favor. Selectperson Billings moved to exit from Executive Session pursuant to 1 M.R.S.A. §405(6)(A) to discuss a Personnel Matter, seconded by Selectperson Tourtelotte. The vote was 3-0 in favor. There was no action taken.

 

Item 11:  Adjourn – Chair Hobart adjourned the meeting at 8:41 pm.

 

*The above minutes were put together by Town Manager Kathy Durgin-Leighton using written notes provided by Chair Hobart.