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Board of Selectmen Minutes 12/28/2011
Town of Buxton
Minutes for December 28, 2011 Selectmen’s Meeting

Prepared by:  Beverly Gammon

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

Others Present:  None

Special Town Meeting – 7:00

Meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m.  Hiram Davis was Moderator.  Vote was 9 to 7 in favor of adopting the Fireworks Ordinance.  The meeting adjourned at 7:47 p.m.

Meeting Agenda

  • Call to Order
The Meeting was called to order at 7:50 p.m.

  • Pledge of Allegiance
This was done at the Special Town Meeting.

  • Approval of Prior Meeting Minutes

  • Discussion held between 5:00 & 7:00 p.m.
Sharon Newell presented a donation of $755 on behalf of the Buxton Garden Club for the Keep the Heat on Program.  The donation was raised at the Festival of Trees sponsored by the Garden Club and held at the Bar Mills Community Church.

  • Correspondence
  • Email from Michael Edgecomb – Re:  Time Warner Programming Changes.
Email from Maine Health – Re:  First report of a confirmed case of seasonal influenza has been reported.

  • Review of Projects and Issues
Selectman Harmon talked about the $755 raised at the Festival of Trees sponsored by the Buxton Garden Club.

Selectman Libby is working on the business equipment form and tree growth issue.

Selectman Senechal said it was a short but busy week.  She has been working on Volunteer Firefighter Insurance and has materials ready and recommendations.  She also talked about energy efficiency lighting upgrades.

Selectman Emery has been working on issues, reviewing mail and correspondence.  He talked about a letter the Town received from the State on Skip’s Liquor License renewal.

Selectman Harmon has been dealing with computer issues.

  • Old Business

  • New Business

  • Executive Orders
E.O.111212032 – An order to approve 8 hours vacation time for Tashia Pinkham.
Approved 4-0-1.

  • Accounts Payable and Payroll Warrants
E.O.111212030 – An order approving expenditures as documented in Accounts Payable Warrant #61.  Approved 4-0-1.

E.O.111212031– An order approving expenditures as documented in Payroll Warrant
#60.  Approved 4-0-1.

  • Next Meeting of the Board

Selectmen’s Meeting Wednesday, January 4, 2012, at 7:00 p.m.

  • Other Business
There will be a Blood Drive at Buxton Town Hall on Wednesday, January 4, 2012, from 11 AM ~ 4:00 PM.  All donors will receive a coupon for a free pound of Dunkin Donuts Coffee.
Reminder:  Send your Rescue Subscription Form for 2012.  Current subscriptions expire 12/31/2011.
The Town of Buxton currently has a position open to fill a vacancy on the Planning Board until it is filled at the next annual municipal election in June, 2012.  If you are interested in serving on this Board, please contact the Board of Selectmen by December 31, 2011 at 207-929-5191.  Someone has expressed interest and will meet with the Board of Selectmen on January 4th.
The Town also has a position open for a Full-time Transfer Station Attendant.  Interested persons should fill out an application at the Transfer Station or Town Office or mail a Resume to Buxton Transfer Station, 185 Portland Rd., Buxton, ME 04093.  Please call Greg at 207-929-3913 for more information.  Applications will be accepted through January 6th at 4:00 p.m.
Please remember to license your dog(s) for 2012.  After January 31st a late fee of $25 per dog will be charged.

Town Office will be closed Monday, January 2nd, for the New Year holiday.
The Transfer Station will be closed Tuesday, January 3rd, for the holiday.  Curbside pick- up will not affected at all so trash will be picked up the same day it usually is picked up.

  • Public Comments and Questions
Selectman Harmon relayed information from Chief Grovo.  If you see suspicious vehicles in the area call the Police Department.  There have been recent burglaries around and in surrounding towns.  People are urged to keep your doors locked.

  • Executive Session

  • Adjournment
Motion made and seconded to adjourn the Meeting at 8:03 p.m.  Approved 4-0-1.

Town of Buxton
  185 Portland Road, Buxton, ME 04093 (207) 929-5191
Town Office Hours: Mon, Tues, Thur, Fri 8:30am to 4:30pm & Wed: 11:30am - 7:30pm
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