Town of Buxton
Minutes for November 16, 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: Dennis Santolucito
The Meeting was called to order at 7:02 p.m.
- Approval of Prior Meeting Minutes
Selectmen Meeting Minutes November 2, 2011.
Approved 3-0-2. Selectman Emery was absent from that meeting.
Selectmen Meeting Minutes November 9, 2011. No vote taken because there was not a quorum.
- Discussion held between 5:00 & 7:00 p.m.
Today was the Appeal Hearing for the Liquor License Renewal for Skip’s Bar. Selectman Emery was not able to attend so Selectman Harmon brought him up to speed on the Hearing.
The Board discussed the employee Christmas party.
- Email from Sharon Leahy-Lind @ Maine.gov – Re: Maine Center for Disease Control’s Reorganization.
- Health Alert from Maine Public Health – Re: Increase in Whooping Cough in Maine and a Reminder to Check Vaccination Status.
- Letter from Dr. Donald Gnecco, Principal of Buxton Center Elementary School – Re: Appreciation for Halloween bags and goodies provided for students at the Elementary School by Tashia Pinkham our Recreation Director, Mike Grovo our Chief of Police, and Bruce Mullen our Chief of Fire & Rescue.
- Review of Projects and Issues
Selectman Libby has completed the yearly report for the Maine Forestry Division and is now working on a Sales Ratio Study to determine what the percentage ratios were to the assessments on the 90 sales that we had. The Town is required to do this once a year.
Selectman Senechal talked about how extremely busy this day has been. Several of the Selectmen spent most of the day here starting with the Public Hearing for Skip’s Bar. She said the Board has not been through anything like that before so this process was all new to them.
Selectman Senechal reminded everyone that the Toy Box is now open and we are taking applications. She also mentioned that we received a shipment of coats from the Salvation Army and encouraged those who need coats for their children to come in and take them.
Selectman Harmon attended the Public Hearing today and spoke on behalf of the Town along with Selectman Senechal and the Police Chief. She explained the process that follows the Hearing and said the Commissioner will make the final decision on the renewal.
Selectman Emery has been in to pick up the mail and has been keeping up with things that are going on. He was asked by the Facilities Manager for SAD 6 for a copy of the cost analysis the Town received from Alpha One on the handicapped accessibility to the Hanson School which he provided.
Selectman Harmon received calls asking if we know of any Thanksgiving dinners. There are none we know of in Buxton but the Standish Congregational Church will be hosting a Thanksgiving dinner from 12:00-2:00 p.m. on Thursday that is open to anyone.
E.O.111211021 – An order to approve Tashia Pinkham’s attendance at the Northern New England Parks & Recreation Conference.
- Executive Orders by Initiative
- Accounts Payable and Payroll Warrants
E.O.111211019 – An order approving expenditures as documented in Accounts Payable Warrant #47. Approved 4-0-1.
E.O.111211020 – An order approving expenditures as documented in Payroll Warrant
#46. Approved 4-0-1.
- Next Meeting of the Board
Public Hearing for Liquor License Renewal for Kevin & Sundae Fallen, The Roost, Inc., d/b/a Personal Touch Catering, Wednesday, November 30, 2011, at 7:00 p.m., at the Buxton Municipal Building.
Planning Board Meeting Monday, November 28, 2011, at 7:00 p.m.
Selectmen’s Meeting Wednesday, November 30, 2011, at 7:10 p.m.
During Thanksgiving week, Town Office will be open Monday-Wednesday (Nov. 21-23) from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. There will be no Selectmen's Meeting and no evening hours Wednesday (Nov. 23). The Town Office and Transfer Station will be closed Thursday & Friday (Nov. 24-25). There will be no curbside trash pickup on Thanksgiving Day. ~Thursday's curbside pickup will be done on Friday (Nov. 25). The Transfer Station will re-open Saturday, November 26th.
There will be a Rabies Vaccination Clinic Saturday, December 3, 2011, from 1-3 PM, at the Buxton Public Works Garage. The cost is $8.00 per Vaccination – Cash only. All dogs must be on a leash and all cats must be in carriers. Please bring the previous Rabies Vaccination Certificate. Flyers are on the counter at the Town Office. For more information call the Buxton Town Office at 929-6171.
- Public Comments and Questions
Dennis Santolucito informed us that there will be a T hanksgiving Dinner at the Good Shepard Parish in Saco which is the Most Holy Trinity Church on Main Street. This is a large dinner that is open to anyone.
Motion made and seconded to adjourn the Meeting at 7:18 p.m.