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Board of Selectmen Minutes 10/12/2011

Town of Buxton
Minutes for October 12, 2011 Selectmen’s Meeting

Prepared by:  Beverly Gammon

Members Present:  Clifford L. Emery, Robert C. Libby, Jean C. Harmon, Dianne M. Senechal
Peter E. W. Burns was absent.

Others Present:  Mike Grovo, Jack Hanna.

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

  • Pledge of Allegiance

  • Approval of Prior Meeting Minutes
Selectmen Meeting Minutes October 5, 2011.  There was no vote because there was not a quorum.  Peter E. W. Burns is absent from this meeting.

  • Discussion held between 5:00 & 7:00 p.m.
The Trustees and Librarian from Berry Library came in and went over the plans that an architect drew up for the addition.  The job went out to bid and was awarded to Bill Kolwolski.  He will begin the work very soon.

  • Review of Correspondence
  • Email from Jan Hill – Re:  Proof and Quote for new EMA sign
  • Email from Dianne Wilkins, Maine Smart Meter Safety Coalition – Re:  Public Presentation at USM on cell phones October 17th from 1:00-3:30 p.m.

  • Review of Projects and Issues
Selectman Libby has been working on a lot of things including taking care of property tax issues and other things that have come up. .  

Selectman Harmon has been in the office most every day working on tying up loose ends on some things have come up.  She mentioned that the Town’s Auditor will be in next Monday and Tuesday to hopefully finish up the audit, and the new Treasurer will start on Monday as well.

Selectman Senechal said she missed the Workshop and last week’s meeting but she has been reviewing all the information on the carry forwards and agrees with everything that is being carried forward.  She informed the public that the new carpet has been installed in the Administration area.  That was an item under building maintenance that was approved at Town Meeting.  The Board is waiting for the new floor to be put in the Fire Station at Groveville.  She put a note in for the Fire Chief to look into what the hold-up is.   She reported that the Blood Drive on Tuesday was successful.  There were 42 people who came in to give blood.

Selectman Emery said he has been busy with his work and has not had as much opportunity to get in to the office this past week but he has been stopping in when he could, calling in, and keeping up with mail.

  • Old Business

  • New Business
The Selectmen discussed the need to have a Special Town Meeting to reconcile accounts.  At the Workshop last week they went over all the carry forwards and all the deficiencies for items approved and they have $15,661.93 that they have to reconcile.  The Board decided to hold the Special Town Meeting November 2, 2011.  If it is determined in the audit next week that those numbers have to change, they will change the date of the meeting.

  • Executive Orders
E.O.111210008 – An order to approve the Application for a non-transferrable Automobile Graveyard or Junkyard for the following entities:  Forest D. Boucher d/b/a Forest D. Boucher; James Fitz d/b/a A & J Trailer Sales & Service; Bill Havu d/b/a Johnnie’s Country Service; Joseph Iaconetta Jr., d/b/a Ike’s Auto Sales and Service; B.H. Reynolds d/b/a Reynolds Auto Salvage; Robert Reynolds d/b/a Bear’s Auto Salvage; Rusty Rowe d/b/a Rowe’s Auto Parts; Michael Smith d/b/a Ray’s Garage Inc.; Philip Thompson d/a/a Thompson’s Garage; Vaughn Waterman d/b/a Buxton Auto Salvage
Approved 4-0-1

E.O.111210009 – An order to approve Abatement of Personal Property Taxes in the amount of $154.50 for PP #34
Approved 4-0-1

E.O.111210010 – An order to approve Abatement of Real Estate Taxes in the amount of $801.34 for Map 10, Lot 31
Approved 4-0-1

E.O.111210011 – An order to approve 64 hours vacation time for Fred Farnham
Approved 4-0-1

E.O.111210012 – An order to approve 40 hours vacation time for John Myers
Approved 4-0-1

E.O.111210013 – An order to approve John Myers attendance at the NEATC Annual Conference
Approved 4-0-1

  • Executive Orders by Initiative

  • Accounts Payable and Payroll Warrants
E.O.111210006 – An order approving expenditures as documented in Accounts Payable Warrant #37.  Approved 4-0-1.

E.O.111210007 – An order approving expenditures as documented in Payroll Warrant
#36.  Approved 4-0-1.

  • Next Meeting of the Board
Public Hearing General Assistance Ordinance October 19, 2011, at 7:00 p.m.
Selectmen’s Meeting Wednesday, October 19, 2011, at 7:05 p.m.
Public Hearing Secret Ballot Articles Wednesday, October 26, 2011, at 7:00 p.m.
3rd Drug Take Back Day Saturday, October 29, 2011 (Drop off places are Hannaford and Rite Aid in Buxton.  

  • Other Business
Flu Shot Clinic at Buxton Town Hall Friday, October 21, 2011, from 1:00-3:00 p.m.  
The cost will be $30.00

Monday, October 17, 2011 the Planning Board will hold a Public Hearing on the Shoreland Zoning Articles.

Selectman Emery said he would like to see if the Public Hearings in the future can be held before the Absentee Ballots go out.  A brief discussion followed among the Selectmen who were present and they agreed they would like to do that if the timing can be worked out.

  • Public Comments and Questions
Chief Grovo said the hours of the Drug Take Back initiative are from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on the 29th.

He talked about puppies that were dropped off beside the road at the Corner of Route 202 and 4A.  He said they are actively investigating it and encouraged people to contact him or Adam Ricci, our Animal Control. Officer at 929-6612 if anyone has information.

The Chief provided statistics on the 247 total calls to Dispatch this week, and mentioned talking with someone from an ATV Club who had questions about collecting donations for the food pantry.

  • Executive Session

  • Adjournment
Motion made and seconded to adjourn the Meeting at 7:22 p.m.  Approved 4-0-1

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