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Town Seal
Board of Selectmen Minutes 12/10/08
Town of Buxton
Minutes for December 10, 2008 Selectmen’s Meeting

Prepared by:  Dianne Senechal

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

Others Present:  Police Chief Grovo, Jack Hanna, Larry Miller, Peter Burns, Dave Harmon, Lori and Steve Anthony, Keith Emery and Rob Hunt.

Meeting Agenda

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

2.      Approval of Prior Meeting Minutes.

Selectmen’s Meeting Minutes December 3, 2008.  Approved 4-1-0.

  • Discussion held between 5:00 & 7:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. – Ron Smith a draft of the Town audit was delivered and briefly discussed.

  • Review of Correspondence.

  • Review of Projects and Issues.
Selectman Libby and Collomy reported they were busy reviewing applications for the Dispatch and Police positions.

Selectman Libby reported the Board had a Workshop on Monday and discussed several items.  The new Garage is coming along very well.  The doors are in and the walls are being framed and sheet rocked.

Selectman Harmon reported that they have been reviewing applications for open positions in the Police Department.  The Selectmen will be sending a memo to Department Heads to keep the budget for the next year flat.

  • Old Business.

7.      New Business.

8.      Executive Orders.

E.O.080912013 – An order to appoint Michael S. Grovo to the position of Police Chief authorized to carry a weapon.  Approved 3-1-1.  Selectmen Harmon, Collomy and Libby voted ‘yes’; Selectman Emery voted ‘no’, Selectman Pulsoni was absent.

E.O.080912014 – An order to appoint Michael S. Grovo to the position of Chief Constable authorized to carry a weapon.  Approved 4-0-1.

E.O.080912015 – An order to approve 5.13 hours of vacation time for Dianne Senechal.
Approved 4-0-1.

9.      Executive Orders by Initiative.


10.     Accounts Payable and Payroll Warrants.

E.O.080912011 -- An order approving expenditures as documented in Accounts Payable Warrant #23-09.  Approved 4-0-1.

E.O.080912012 -- An order approving expenditures as documented in Payroll Warrant
#23-09.  Approved 4-0-1.

  • Next Meeting of the Board.

Selectmen’s Meeting Wednesday, December 17, 2008 at 7:00 p.m.

  • Other Business.
Selectman Harmon reminded the public that all programs that are available through the Town Office (Toy Box, General Assistance, Keep The Heat On) all have applications and steps that need to be followed before any one is accepted in the Program.  The public was reminded that they need to keep that in mind as the steps are followed.

The Town is looking for a new Editor for the Buxton News.  If you are interested in this position, please call the Town Office and leave your name and phone number.

This is the last week to apply to the Toy Box.  Applications will be accepted on Thursday from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. and 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. on Friday.  

There will be a free Christmas Dinner December 25 at the Buxton Centre Baptist Church from noon to 2:00 p.m.  Call 929-3060 for a reservation

The Buxton Garden Club is sponsoring the Festival of Trees this week at the Bar Mills Church on Hermit Thrush Drive from December 8th through the 12th.

The South Buxton Cemetery Association will be part of the Wreaths Across America program with a ceremony scheduled for 11:45 a.m. on Saturday, December 13.  The public is welcome.

  • Public Comments and Questions.
Larry Miller stated that he was very pleased to see that the draft of the Audit Report had come in and it is 3 months earlier than last year.

Larry also stated that he was pleased to see that flat funding was recommended for the budgets.  He would like to see people still employed by the Town with no increase in salary.

Rob Hunt stated that he had started his first week at the Maine Legislature.  He was just getting used to the procedures and what was happening.  He said that the State is in some trying times and as a last resort he is against cutting jobs.  Thus far he has attended an energy forum and asked any one to contact him with their concerns.

  • Executive Session.

  • Adjournment.
Motion made and seconded to adjourn at 7:21 p.m.  Approved 4-0-1.

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