Town of Buxton
Minutes for October 1, 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: Peter Burns, Larry Miller, Dennis Santolucitio, Dave Harmon, Keith Emery, Jack Hanna, Robert Elwell, Steve Anthony and Lori Anthony.
Business Meeting Agenda
1. Call to Order.
Open Bids – Bus – 4
1. Long Horn Enterprises, Inc. $400
2. Scott Camire $500
3. Lin-Cor Environmental $400
4. Bud Reynolds $302
2. Approval of Prior Meeting Minutes.
Selectmen’s Meeting Minutes September 24, 2008. Approved 5-0.
3. Discussion held between 5:00 & 7:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. – Kathy and Ken Peasley – discuss application before the Planning Board
4. Review of Correspondence.
· Letter from David A. Cole Commissioner, Maine Department of Transportation – Re: Route 112 Phase II status
· Email from Rep. Don Marean – Re: State Issues
5. Review of Projects and Issues.
Selectman Libby reported that he was working on tax bills. He also stated that property is taxed on ownership as of April 1.
Selectman Collomy reported that the roof re-shingling job may start this week depending on the weather.
Selectman Pulsoni reported that the Selectmen had a Workshop on Monday with the Police Chiefs of Gorham and Saco. They reviewed resumes and will begin interviewing when all the Committee Members can get together.
Selectman Emery reported that concrete has been poured for the floors of the New Town Garage and the steel is on site. Work is progressing.
Selectman Harmon reiterated the Workshop for reviewing the Police Chief resumes and they may start the interviewing the week of October 20. Selectman Harmon also stated that 480 individuals brought stuff to be dropped off at the Transfer Station for Hazardous Waste Day. A large number of people participated in this year’s event. In prior years the event has been held in July.
6. Old Business.
7. New Business.
Selectman Harmon read the question that will appear on the Town Secret Ballot regarding the non-binding question for a Town Manager.
8. Executive Orders.
E.O.080910003 – An order to approve an Application for Veteran Exemption for
Map 1A, Lot 0063. Approved 5-0.
E.O.080910004 – An order to appoint Clifford Emery to the position of Saco River Cable Committee Member effective until December 31, 2011. Approved 4-0-1. Selectman Emery abstained.
E.O.080910005 – An order to appoint Michael Robinson to the position of Trustee to Pleasant Point Park effective until December 31, 2010. Approved 5-0.
E.O.080910006 – An order to approve Bruce E. Mullen’s attendance to a Solid Fuel Heating Devices Workshop. Approved 5-0.
9. Executive Orders by Initiative.
10. Accounts Payable and Payroll Warrants.
E.O.080910001 -- An order approving expenditures as documented in Accounts Payable Warrant #14-09. Approved 5-0.
E.O.080910002 -- An order approving expenditures as documented in Payroll Warrant
#14-09. Approved 5-0.
11. Next Meeting of the Board.
Selectmen’s Meeting Wednesday, October 8, 2008 at 7:00 p.m.
12. Other Business.
Selectman Harmon stated that the Town has removed a server and the Munis System is now servicing the Town off-site and a server that was at the Town is no longer being used. During the upgrade there was a glitch in the system and the accounting software used by the Recreation Department was terminated in 2001. The Town is now using the software for the Recreation Department and the software will be purchased.
Selectman Collomy reported that the State will no longer be mailing transport tags. Hunters can find their permit number online. The list of permit holders and numbers can be found at http://deer.informe.org/index.htm. This is the last year that paper applications will be accepted for any-deer permits. Next year, all entries will need to be received through the Department of Inland Fisheries.
13. Public Comments and Questions.
Dennis Santolucitio asked a question regarding the non-binding Town Manager item that will appear as a Secret Ballot item on November 4th. He wanted to know why there was no money amount attached. The Selectmen responded that this item was placed on the ballot to get an idea if the residents of the Town want a Town Manager. If the residents want a Town Manager then the Selectmen will do all of their homework to present the question formally on the Ballot in June. It was noted that it may cost $80,000 or more.
Robert Elwell asked the Selectmen if they could address the Alternate Route situation for the 112 truck route as it was noted in his letter.
Robert Elwell also asked if item No. 5 on the Agenda could list all the on-going projects so residents could get a status report each week. Specifically asked if the new Town Garage and the status of hiring a new Police Chief could be under the projects and issues section.
There was also a discussion of updating the Town’s website.
14. Executive Session.
Motion made and seconded to adjourn the Meeting at 7:40 p.m. Approved 5-0.