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Town Seal
Board of Selectmen Minutes 09/19/2007
Town of Buxton
Minutes for September 19, 2007 Selectmen’s Meeting

Prepared by:  Dianne Senechal

Members Present:  Jean C. Harmon, Clifford L. Emery, Robert C. Libby, Daniel T. Collomy and Linda W. Pulsoni

Others Present:  Olive Collomy, Keith Emery, Sharon Elwell, Dennis Santolucito, Lary Owen, Tom Kennie, Cliff White, Charles McNutt and Dave Harmon.

Business Meeting Agenda

1.      Call to Order.

The Meeting was called to order at 7:07 p.m.

Open Winter Sand Bids -- 2

1.      Gorham Sand & Gravel
                Screened winter sand delivered to Church Hill Road      $7.95 per CY
                Screened winter sand delivered to Portland Road         $7.95 per Cy

2.      Shaw Brothers

                Screened winter sand delivered to Church Hill Road      $8.95 per CY
                Screened winter sand delivered to Portland Road         $8.95 per Cy

                Loaded at I-Pit, Route 35 Dayton                                $5.75 per CY

2.      Approval of Prior Meeting Minutes.

Selectmen’s Meeting Minutes September 12, 2007.  Approved 5-0.

3.      Discussion held between 5:00 & 7:00 p.m.

5:00 p.m. – Chief Graves – discuss pending issues in Fire and Rescue
6:00 p.m. – Bill Hoffman – present overview of the Site Clearing Project for the new Town Garage

4.      Review of Correspondence.

·       Email from Geoff Herman, Maine Municipal Association – Re:  Survey Results from municipal officials regarding school reorganization process
·       Email from Joyce Kelley, York County Emergency Management – Re:  Notification of 2-day Emergency Planning Course Oct. 1 & 2 in Sanford
·       Email from Saco River Cable Committee – Re:  FCC Ruling regarding Video Franchising

5.      Review of Projects and Issues.

Selectman Libby has been handling tax bill issues by providing calculations to those questioning their tax bills.

Selectman Emery attended the Eleven Town Meeting last Monday.  The discussion centered on the budgetary issues at the County level and the new Finance Director.  Thursday’s meeting pertained to PSAP issues which did not affect Buxton.  MMA will be preparing a newsletter to be used as a forum of how local government works.

Selectman Harmon reported that the Town recently installed a new audio system and more work will be done next week to improve the amplification within the meeting room.

Selectman Harmon also reported that several people have expressed an interest in serving on the Comprehensive Plan and the Charter Review Committee.

6.      Old Business.


7.      New Business.
The Boy Scouts will be sponsoring a food drive and will have a box at the Town Hall for food donations.

8.      Executive Orders.


9.      Executive Orders by Initiative.


10.     Accounts Payable and Payroll Warrants.

E.O.070809013 -- An order approving expenditures as documented in Accounts Payable Warrant #12-08.  Approved 5-0.

E.O.070809014-- An order approving expenditures as documented in Payroll Warrant
#12-08.  Approved 5-0.

11.     Next Meeting of the Board.

Department Head Meeting Thursday, September 20 at 8:00 a.m.
Planning Board Meeting Monday, September 24, 2007 at 7:30 p.m.
Selectmen Workshop Monday, September 24, 2007 at 6:00 p.m.
Selectmen’s Meeting Wednesday, September 26, 2007 at 7:00 p.m.

12.     Other Business.

Flaggy Meadow Road will be closed from September 24 to November 21 due to the bypass road construction.  There is a flashing sign posted at Groveville Square informing motorists to use Hurlin Smith and Waterman Road to access Route 202.

The North Congregation Church on Church Hill Road will be holding a bottle drive on September 29 to raise money for the Food Pantry and the Keep the Heat on fund.

A representative from York County Community Action will be at the Buxton Town Hall on September 25th from 9:00 – 11:00 A.M. to help Buxton residents prepare Property Tax and Rent Refund Rebate Forms.  No appointments – first come first serve basis.

13.     Public Comments and Questions.

Lary Owen asked if FEMA money had come in yet.  Selectman Harmon report that she believed $57,000 has been received and $11,000 more will be coming.

Charles McNut reported on the dog seizure situation at the kennel in Buxton.  Mr. McNut is on the Board of Directors of the Kennebunk Animal Shelter.  The media has gone on this issue but it remains a very big and ongoing situation that is extremely costly and volunteers are needed.  The Kennebunk Animal Shelter and the Westbrook Shelter are appealing for volunteers to help care for the animals.  The animals are not going to be put up for adoption as the case is in litigation.

There are 100 dogs still at the Buxton facility.  70 dogs have been moved to the Kennebunk shelter and some have been moved to Westbrook.  The animal welfare society needs donations and volunteers to support the on going effort.

14.     Adjournment.

Motion made and seconded to adjourn the Meeting at 7:37 p.m.

Town of Buxton
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