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Board of Selectmen Minutes 10/10/2012
Town of Buxton
Minutes for October 10, 2012 Selectmen’s Meeting

Prepared by:  Beverly Gammon

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

Others Present:  John Vedral, David Harmon, Mike Grovo, Peter Burns.

Public Hearing Secret Ballot Articles 7 PM

The Public Hearing was opened at 7 PM.  Dianne Senechal read the Articles.  The Board asked John Vedral, a member of the Planning Board, and Fred Farnham, Code Enforcement Officer, to explain Article 3.  Adam Ricci, Animal Control Officer explained Article 4.  Scott Camire, Buxton Police Department, explained Article 5, and Fred Farnham talked about Article 6.
There were no comments or questions from the public.  The Hearing was closed at 7:34 PM.

Meeting Agenda

  • Call to Order
The meeting was called to order at 7:39 PM.

  • Pledge of Allegiance

  • Approval of Prior Meeting Minutes
Selectmen Meeting Minutes September 26, 2012.  Approved 3-2.

Selectmen Meeting Minutes October 3, 2012.  Approved 3-2.

  • Discussion held between 5:00 & 7:00 p.m.
The Police Chief came in to discuss items on the Public Hearing that affects the Police Department.  

Selectman Emery had a discussion with the other Selectmen regarding part of Route 112 and the Town taking that over.  

The Board also had a discussion with Peter Burns regarding the agreement between Saco River Cable Television and Time Warner and they talked about outstanding items that most of our correspondence pertains to.

  • Correspondence
  • Health Alert from Maine Public Health – Re:  Meningitis and Stroke Associated with Potentially Contaminated Product.
  • Email from Tony Vigue – Re:  PEG Channels
  • Email from Dave Francoeur, York County EMA – Re:  Sanford Communications Drill.
  • Email from Tony Vigue – Re:  Free Speech Proclamation.
  • Email from Sharleen Fields, Director W. Buxton Public Library – Re:  Book Sale.

  • Review of Projects and Issues
Selectman Libby has been working with Bob Gingras from Parker Appraisal regarding things they are doing with the new update work.  That has been going very well and they have done two maps already (Maps 1 and Map 1A.  They are working from the north end of Town down to this area.

Selectman Harmon talked about Hazardous Waste Day and said the Transfer Manager thought it was a huge success and that it went very well.  Darren Mercier, one of the employees at the Transfer Station, did a great job taking out the hazardous material that the Transfer Station could handle so we would not have to pay for it through the company we did the Hazardous Waste Day through.  She also spoke with a resident who was at the Transfer Station on Saturday.   He had nothing but great things to say about Greg Heffernan and the employees there.  He mentioned how helpful they were, that they really know what they are doing, and said we have a good group of employees over there.  She passed those comments on to Greg Heffernan.

Selectman Harmon reported that the Keep the Heat On Program received a $500 donation this week.  She also mentioned that we have received about 200 Absentee Ballots and the clerks have been busy sending ballots out.

Selectman Emery came in yesterday.  He went through the mail and donated blood while he was here.  There were 34 participants in the Blood Drive.

Selectman Emery said he talked at length with the gentleman from DOT about the Town being given back portions of 4A and 112.  He explained the reasons the Town is very disappointed.  DOT thinks that 112 is in good shape.  The Board disagrees and will have an in depth conversation about that when they meet.

Selectman Senechal participated in the Blood Drive yesterday as well.  She has been working with residents who have been calling, preparing for the Public Hearing, and has been looking at carry forwards.

The Board talked briefly about carry forwards and agreed to meet at 5 PM next Wednesday to work on them.

  • Old Business
Personnel Policy – The Selectmen talked about scheduling another workshop but decided to hold off another week because of conflicting schedules.

The Internal Control Document will be reviewed at a later date.

  • New Business

  • Executive Orders
E.O.121310015 – An order to accept the bid of $851 from Philip Viola for the 2001 Chevrolet Impala Police Cruiser.  Approved 4-1.

E.O.121310016 – An order to accept the bid of $1321 from Ray’s Garage for the 2008 Chevrolet Impala.  Approved 4-1.

E.O.121310017 – An order to adopt the MMA Model Ordinance GA Appendices C for the period of October 1, 2012 – September 30, 2013.  Approved 4-1.

E.O.121310018 – An order to approve an Application for a Veteran Exemption for [Map 9, Lot 13-2].  No vote.  This is to be carried forward to the next meeting.  

E.O.121310019 – An order to approve the Application for a non-transferrable Automobile Graveyard or Junkyard Permit effective October 1, 2012 for Lee Anderson, Long Plains Road LLC, 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., and Vaughn Waterman d/b/a Buxton Auto Salvage.   Approved 4-1.

E.O.121310020 – An order to approve 8 hours vacation time for Greg Heffernan.
Approved 4-1.

  • Executive Orders by Initiative

  • Accounts Payable and Payroll Warrants
E.O.121310013 – An order approving expenditures as documented in Accounts Payable Warrant #30.  Approved 4-1.

E.O.121310014 – An order approving expenditures as documented in Payroll Warrant #29.  Approved 4-1.

  • Next Meeting of the Board
Twelve Town Group Meeting Monday, October 15 at 6:30 PM at the Waterboro Town Hall.

Board of Selectmen Meeting Wednesday, October 17, 2012, at 7 PM.

  • Other Business
There will be a Flu Shot Clinic at Buxton Town Hall from 1:00 – 2:00 PM on Friday, October 19, 2012.  Participants must bring their Medicare and/or insurance cards.  The fee is $30.

  • Public Comments and Questions
Mike Grovo talked about being away for the past two weeks for IMC training, and then teaching at the Police Academy.  He reviewed statistics and reported that there were just under one thousand calls to Dispatch over the last three weeks.

Chief Grovo spoke about a letter he received from the State regarding some minor speed zone changes that will take place near the intersections of Routes 22 & 35 & and up through the intersection with Route 25.  

Chief Grovo said he will be attending the York County EMA meeting along with Sheridan Bennett our EMA Director.

Mike Grovo thanked the Board for sending him and part of his staff to the Tri Tech training. He said they learned a lot from it and will be able to do much more with the software program they have as a result of that.

  • Executive Session

  • Adjournment
Motion made and seconded to adjourn the Meeting at 7:34 PM.  Approved 4-1.

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