2009-05-21 Select Board Meeting Minutes


Town of Bowdoinham
Minutes of Select Board Meeting
May 21, 2009

 

Residents present: George Christopher, Dan Billings, Bill Shippen, Paul Baines, Dotty Baker, Don Oakes, Peter Sullivan, Brant Miller, Todd Woofenden, and Brent Zachau, Stewart Burrell, Paul Beltramini, & Kathy Durgin-Leighton, Harvey Freeman, Brian Hobart

 

Item 1: Call the meeting to order – The Chair called the meeting to order at 6 pm. All members were present: Chair Ciembroniewicz, Selectperson Dorr, and Selectperson Whittlesey

Item 2: Consideration of the minutes from April 28 & May 7 meetings – The Board reviewed the minutes.
Selectperson Whittlesey moved to approve the April 28, 2009 meeting minutes as amended, seconded by Selectperson Dorr. The vote was 3-0 in favor. Selectperson Whittlesey moved to approve the May 7, 2009 meeting minutes, seconded by Chair Ciembroniewicz. The vote was 2-0 in favor.

Item 3: Comments from the Public – There were no comments from the public.

Item 4: New Business

A. Sludge Study Committee Consideration to appoint a committee to examine the issue of spreading sewage sludge on agricultural lands in Bowdoinham

The Board met with and asked questions from the following residents regarding their interests in serving on the Sludge Study Committee: Brant Miller, Peter Sullivan, Paul Baines, and Donald Oakes. The Board will meet with Wayne Sanford on Tuesday, May 26th before making any decisions regarding the makeup of the Committee.

B. Consideration to approve Debt Reduction Proposal – Selectperson Dorr moved to endorse the Debt Reduction Proposal as presented by Dan Billings, Finance Advisory Committee Chair, seconded by Selectperson Whittlesey. The vote was 3-0 in favor.

C. Town Report Dedication – Chair Ciembroniewicz read the 2009 Annual Report Dedication. Finance Advisory Committee Chair Dan Billings accepted the recognition with gratitude and honor and Town Manager Kathy Durgin-Leighton accepted with surprise and embarrassment
(along with gratitude and honor)!


Item 5: Announce Future Meetings, Workshops, Events

• May 26 @ 6:30 pm – Select Board Meeting
• May 30 @ 2:00 pm – MSAD 75 Budget Meeting – Orion Performing Arts Center
• June 9 @ 6:30 pm – Select Board Meeting
• June 9 – Election Day – Municipal and School District at Town Hall
• June 10 @ 7:00 pm – Town Meeting at Bowdoinham Community School

Item 6: Adjourn – The Chair recessed the meeting at 6:50 pm for the Public Hearing

 

Public Hearing on Proposed Town Meeting Warrant
7 pm


The Board heard comments from the public regarding the proposed land use ordinances (Article O1 and Article O2).

Chair Ciembroniewicz called the Select Board to order at 8:40 pm. The Board discussed the comments offered by the public regarding the proposed ordinances.

Selectperson Dorr moved to include article O1 (Land Use Ordinance) in the June 2009 Town Meeting Warrant, seconded by Selectperson Whittlesey. The vote was 3-0 in favor.

Selectperson Whittlesey moved to include article O2 (Village 1 Districting Amendment to Article O1) in the June 2009 Town Meeting Warrant, seconded by Selectperson Dorr. The vote was defeated 1-2. (Dorr) – (Whittlesey, Ciembroniewicz)

Chair Ciembroniewicz adjourned the meeting at 9:00 pm to return to the Public Hearing on the proposed Town Meeting Warrant.