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Town Seal
Board of Selectmen Minutes 08/27/08
Town of Buxton
Minutes for August 27, 2008 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:  Larry Miller

Business Meeting Agenda

1.      Call to Order.

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

2.      Approval of Prior Meeting Minutes.

Selectmen’s Meeting Minutes August 20, 2008.  Approval postponed until 9/3/08.

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

Dave Price – Price Engineering – update on Public Works Garage

4.      Review of Correspondence.


5.      Review of Projects and Issues.

Selectman Libby reported that he is working on the Municipal Valuation Return with the Tax Collector.  The form consists of 14 pages of information.

Selectman Emery reported that the Selectmen had a workshop on Monday, August 29, 2008 with Bob Schwartz, Executive Director of the Maine Chiefs of Police Association.  The purpose of the meeting was to learn what the Association can do for the Town to assist in the search for a new Police Chief.  The cost of using the Chief Association is $1,000.

Selectman Emery also gave an update on the progress of the new Town Garage.

Monday, September 1, is a Holiday.  The Transfer Station will be closed on Tuesday,
September 2.  

The Selectmen wrote a letter to Commissioner Cole regarding Route 112 rebuild.

6.      Old Business.


7.      New Business.
School started on August 27, please watch for kids waiting for the bus.

8.      Executive Orders.

E.O.080908022 – An order to approve a Poverty Abatement for Case No. PA08-005.  Approved 5-0.

E.O.080908023 – An order to approve an Application for Veteran Exemption for
[Map 7, Lot 43-2].  Approved 5-0.

E.O.080908024 – An order to approve 16 hours of vacation time for Greg Heffernan.  
Approved 5-0.

9.      Executive Orders by Initiative.


10.     Accounts Payable and Payroll Warrants.

E.O.080908020 -- An order approving expenditures as documented in Accounts Payable Warrant #08-09.  Approved 5-0.

E.O.080908021 -- An order approving expenditures as documented in Payroll Warrant
#08-09.  Approved 5-0.

11.     Next Meeting of the Board.

Selectmen’s Meeting Wednesday, September 3, 2008 at 7:00 p.m.
Planning Board Meeting Monday, September 8, 2008 at 7:00 p.m.

12.     Other Business.

Hazardous Waste Day is September 27 from 10:00 – 2:00 p.m.

13.     Public Comments and Questions.

Larry Miller questioned the Executive Orders for vacations for employees if they are a published benefit.  Selectman Emery explained that Department Heads approve employees and the Board of Selectmen approves vacation time for Department Heads.  Larry wanted clarification if this was a regular benefit or outside of regular benefits.

Larry Miller encouraged the Board of Selectmen to hire outside advisor when hiring/selection process of new Police Chief.  Larry thought the $1,000 would be well spent.

14.     Executive Session.


15.     Adjournment.

Motion made and seconded to adjourn the Meeting at 7:15 p.m.  Approved 5-0.

Town of Buxton
  185 Portland Road, Buxton, ME 04093 (207) 929-5191
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