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Town Seal
Board of Selectmen Minutes 11/07/07
Town of Buxton
Minutes for November 7, 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 and Dennis Santolucito.

Public Hearing – 7:00 p.m.

Liquor License renewal – The Roost
Chairman Harmon opened the Public Hearing at 7:00 p.m. for renewal of a Liquor License for The Roost.  The Public Hearing was opened to the public for comments from the public and the Selectmen.  There were no comments.  Motion made and seconded to close the Public Hearing at 7:01 p.m.  Approved 5-0.

Business Meeting Agenda  

1.      Call to Order.

The Meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m.

Open Bids:
                1.      Gary Poitras            $249
                2.      Sharon Elwell   $151
                3.      Keith Emery             $178.80

Forestry Truck
                1.      Johathan Kelley $512
                2.      Gary Poitras            $251
                3.      Sharon Elwell   $649

Town Farm Park Storage Shed
                1.      Ben & Andy Libby                24’ x 24’               $36,700
                                                        20’ x 24’               $34,105
                                                        20’ x 20’               $31,705

                2.      Jack Chase                      20’ x 24’               $23,586
                                                        Asphalt shingles        deduct 500
                                                        Interior walls, doors add $1,955
                                                        20’ x 20’               deduct $1,400

                3.      Littlefield Construction        24’ x 24’                  $49,993
                                                        Bldg w/12’ walls add $4,800
                                                        Wire mesh partitions $565
                                                        Solid interior doors $580
                                                        Asphalt shingles deduct $430

4.      Great Falls Builders            24’ x 24’               $35,361
                                                                      20’ x 24’                deduct $1,744
Interior partitions     add $2,200

2.      Approval of Prior Meeting Minutes.

Selectmen’s Meeting Minutes October 31, 2007.  Approved 5-0.

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


4.      Review of Correspondence.

·       Memorandum from John J. Sylvester, York County Budget Committee – Re:  Caucus to elect members to the County Budget Committee to be held November 14
·       Letter from Teresa Kozloff, resident – Re:  Thank you to Police Department
·       Letter from F. Allen Wiley, FPL Energy – Re:  Invitation to attend the celebration of the Saco River Fisheries Assessment Agreement at Saco City Hall
·       Email from Geoff Herman, Maine Municipal Association – Re:  Tree Growth

5.      Review of Projects and Issues.

Selectman Libby continues to handle all tax issues.

Selectman Collomy reported that the approval for the Town Garage site should be coming the DEP very soon.

Selectman Pulsoni reminded everyone that on November 12 there is an upcoming trip to Foxwoods through the Buxton Recreation.  Selectman Pulsoni also reminded everyone that property clean up can continue as the price of junk is high.  She reported that 1,358 voters turned out for the election on Tuesday.

Selectman Emery reported that he attended a meeting on November 1 regarding school consolidation.  The method of voting on the school budget will change to line items through an open meeting with the school department and the public.  Ten days later the school budget will be voted on by secret ballot.  Selectman Emery reported that he participated in a meeting after the school meeting regarding some serious issues at the county level.

Selectman Harmon reported that the Interview Committee may have found a candidate for Fire Chief and it will be announced next week.  Thanks were extended to the Fire Chief's from Gorham and Scarborough for their role in the interview process.

6.      Old Business.


7.      New Business.

8.      Executive Orders.

E.O.070811003 – An order to approve an Abatement for tax year 2007/08 for Real Estate Taxes in the amount of $64.80 for [Map 7, Lot 10].  Approved 5-0.

E.O.070811004 – An order to approve an Abatement for tax year 2007/08 for Real Estate Taxes in the amount of $172.96 for [Map 4, Lot 2A-9].  Approved 5-0.

E.O.070811005 – An order to approve an Abatement for tax year 2007/08 for Real Estate Taxes in the amount of $172.02 for [Map 4, Lot 62A-8].  Approved 5-0.

E.O.070811006 – An order to approve an Abatement for tax year 2007/08 for Real Estate Taxes in the amount of $172.96 for [Map 4-62A-7].  Approved 5-0.

E.O.070811007 – An order to approve an Abatement for tax year 2007/08 for Real Estate Taxes in the amount of $262.26 for [Map 9, Lot 50].  Approved 5-0.

E.O.070811008 – An order to approve an Abatement for tax year 2007/08 for Real Estate Taxes in the amount of $13.16 for [Map 18, Lot 8].  Approved 5-0.

E.O.070811009 –An order to approve an Abatement for tax year 2006/07 for Real Estate Taxes in the amount of $1105.23 for [Map 2, Lot 46].  Approved 5-0.

E.O.070811010 – An order to appoint Michael A. Robinson to the position of Saco River Corridor Commission Member effective until November 30, 2010.  Approved 5-0.

E.O.070811011 – An order to approve Fred Farnham’s attendance to a Plumbing Workshop.  Approved 5-0.

E.O.070811012 – An order to approve 8 hours of vacation time for Fred Farnham.  
Approved 5-0.

E.O.070811013 – An order not to offer a refund of excise tax credit if the credit amount available exceeds the amount transferred to another vehicle as stated by 26 MRSA section 1482(5)(d) through PL 2007, c. 83.  Approved 5-0.

E.O.070811014 –An order to accept the termination of Brad Gaumont effective October 29, 2007.  Approved 3-2-0.  Selectmen Harmon, Emery and Collomy voted “yes”; Selectmen Pulsoni and Libby voted “no”.

9.      Executive Orders by Initiative.

E.O.070811015 – An order to approve a renewal application for a liquor license for Kevin & Sundae Fallen doing business as The Roost, Inc.  Approved 5-0.

10.     Accounts Payable and Payroll Warrants.

E.O.070811001 -- An order approving expenditures as documented in Accounts Payable Warrant #19-08.  Approved 5-0.

E.O.070811002 -- An order approving expenditures as documented in Payroll Warrant
#19-08.  Approved 5-0.

11.     Next Meeting of the Board.

Planning Board Meeting Monday, November 12, 2007 at 7:00 p.m.
Selectmen’s Meeting Wednesday, November 14, 2007 at 7:00 p.m.

12.     Other Business.

Selectman Harmon read the results of the referendum questions from Tuesdays voting.

Keith Emery asked the Selectmen if they had received site approval from the DEP for the building that will be built at Town Farm Park.  Keith also asked the status of the Maine State Retirement.  Selectmen Emery reported that the Selectmen will have a representative from Augusta meet with them regarding the plan to get the costs and requirements from the Town.

13.     Public Comments and Questions.

Peter Pinkham asked when he was going to receive the income and expenses for the Community Day event.  He stated that he has heard several figures and he wants to know how much the event cost the Town.  The Selectmen promised that those figures would be produced.

Dennis Santolucito stated that two issues have come before the voters about preserving open land and he said Selectman Pulsoni had addressed that issue during her campaign and asked if she had given any thought to the issue.  She will look into it.

14.     Adjournment.

Motion made and seconded to adjourn the Meeting at 7:53 p.m.  Approved 5-0.

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