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Board of Selectmen Minutes 10/8/08
Town of Buxton
Minutes for October 8, 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:  Robert Elwell, Jack Hanna and Peter Burns.

Public Hearing – Victualer License

        Lord Myers, Inc. d/b/a Tory Hill Variety
Chairman Harmon opened the Meeting at 7:01 p.m. by reading the Notice of Public Hearing.  There were no comments from the public or the Selectmen.  The Hearing closed at 7:02 p.m.


Business Meeting Agenda

1.      Call to Order.


The Meeting was called to order at 7:02 p.m.

2.      Approval of Prior Meeting Minutes.

Selectmen’s Meeting Minutes October 1, 2008.  Approved 5-0.

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

The Buxton Fire/Rescue held a Blood Pressure Clinic in the Lobby at the Town Hall tonight.

4.      Review of Correspondence.

·       Letter from York County Commissioners – Re:  Process for electing members to the York County Budget Committee


5.      Review of Projects and Issues.

Selectman Libby reported that he had completed the year end finance forms for the State Planning Office and Maine Municipal.

Selectman Collomy reported that the re-shingling of the Town Hall roof was completed late Sunday night.  The cupola bases were rebuilt by Selectman Collomy and they were installed on Monday of this week.  Each cupola has a rain diversion built in to deflect the rain.

Selectman Pulsoni reported that last week she mowed the lawn at the Korean War Memorial.  The Town is looking for help with the lawn and if any one would like to volunteer, please call the Town Office.

Selectman Emery reported that he has been handling questions on the new Public Works Garage and finishing up the fuel islands.  Selectman Emery stated that the steel work is in progress and the building is coming along well.

Selectman Harmon reported that the CMP easement has been completed and the 3 phase electricity is ready for the new garage.

Selectman Harmon reported that Virgie Wright passed on Tuesday night.  She was a beloved member of the community and will be missed.

Selectman Harmon stated that there are two employees who keep the website up to date and they do the job along with their other duties.  The items that were mentioned have been handled.  The Town does not have people dedicated to just the website update.


6.      Old Business.

None



7.      New Business.
        
None


8.      Executive Orders.

E.O.080910009 – An order to deny a Poverty Abatement for Case No. PA08-006.  Approved 5-0.

E.O.080910010 – An order to approve 8 hours of vacation time for Fred Farnham.  
Approved 5-0.

E.O.080910011 – An order to appoint Hiram R. Davis as the Election Warden for the State of Maine’s General and Referendum Election on November 4, 2008 per Title 21-A, M.R.S.A. Chapter 7, Section 501, Subsection 2.  Approved 5-0.

E.O.080910012 – An order to appoint Joan Plummer and Sharleen Field and John L. Myers, Jr. as Deputy Wardens for the State of Maine’s General and Referendum Election on November 4, 2008 per Title 21-A, M.R.S.A. Chapter 7, Section 501, Subsection 2.  Approved 5-0.

E.O.080910013 – An order to approve an Abatement for Real Estate Taxes for tax year 2008/09 in the amount of $1,666.17 for [Map 8, Lot 20A].  Approved 5-0.

E.O.080910014 – An order to approve an Abatement for Real Estate Taxes for tax year 2008/09 in the amount of $73.26 for [Map 10, Lot 123A].  Approved 5-0.

E.O.080910015 – An order to approve an Abatement for Real Estate Taxes for tax year 2008/09 in the amount of $334.62 for [Map 4, Lot 27E].  Approved 5-0.

E.O.080910016 – An order to approve a Supplemental Tax Warrant and Certificate for tax year 2008 in the amount of $669.00 for [Map 3, Lot 22-1].  Approved 5-0.

E.O.080910017 – An order to approve an Abatement for Real Estate Taxes for tax year 2008/09 in the amount of $2,190.87 for [Map 3, Lot 22-1].  Approved 5-0.

E.O.080910018 – An order to approve an Abatement for Real Estate taxes for tax year 2008/09 in the amount of $951.39 for [Map 2, Lot 22-2].  Approved 5-0.

E.O.080910019 – An order to approve a Supplemental Tax Warrant and Certificate for tax year 2008 in the amount of $2,305.71 for [Map 3, Lot 22-2].  Approved 5-0.

E.O.080910020 – An order to approve a Supplemental Tax Warrant and Certificate for tax year 2008 in the amount of $1,666.17 for [Map 8, Lot 20A].  Approved 5-0.

E.O.080910021 – An order to accept the bid of $500 from Scott Camire for the Recreation Bus.  Approved 5-0.


9.      Executive Orders by Initiative.

E.O.080910022 – An order to approve a Victualer license for Lord Myers, Inc. d/b/a/ Tory Hill Variety.  Approved 5-0.



10.     Accounts Payable and Payroll Warrants.

E.O.080910007 -- An order approving expenditures as documented in Accounts Payable Warrant #15-09.  Approved 5-0.

E.O.080910008 -- An order approving expenditures as documented in Payroll Warrant
#15-09.  Approved 5-0.

11.     Next Meeting of the Board.


Planning Board Meeting Tuesday, October 14, 2008 at 7:00 p.m.
Public Hearing Secret Ballot Article -- Wednesday, October 15, 2008 at 7:00 p.m.
Selectmen’s Meeting Wednesday, October 15, 2008 at 7:15 p.m.



12.     Other Business.

The Visiting Nurses of So. Maine will be holding a flu shot clinic on Friday, October 24, 2008 at the Buxton Town Hall from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

The Town Office will be closed on Monday, October 13 for the Columbus Day Holiday.  Reminder – the Transfer Station will be closed on Tuesday, October 14th.



Selectman Harmon read the Secret Ballot question that will be presented next week at a Public Hearing.


13.     Public Comments and Questions.

Robert Elwell questioned if the Selectmen had done anything further on a request to the DOT to reroute the truck route.  The Selectmen responded that they have not.

Robert also asked who was overseeing the building of the garage and if written reports are done on the construction.  Selectman Emery stated that the engineers do inspections and give bi-weekly reports of the job.

Robert also thanked the Selectmen for updating the Website.


14.     Executive Session.

None


15.     Adjournment.

Motion made and seconded to adjourn the Meeting at 7:26 p.m.  Approved 5-0.



 
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