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Board of Selectmen Minutes 05/15/2013
Town of Buxton
Minutes for May 15, 2013, 2013 Selectmen’s Meeting

Prepared by:  Beverly Gammon

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

Others Present:  Michael Grovo

     Selectmen’s Meeting Minutes

  • Call to Order
The meeting was called to order at 7:03 PM

  • Pledge of Allegiance

  • Approval of Prior Meeting Minutes
Selectmen Meeting Minutes for May 8, 2013
Approved 3-0-2

  • Discussion held between 5:00 & 7:00 p.m.
Our Public Works Director, Tom Kennie, came in to talk to the Board about projects they are involved in right now.  They have been working on the playground at Town Farm Park, sweeping and cleaning on 4A, and they are going to be cutting some big, dead trees that are along the sides of some roads.

At 6:30 Chief Grovo and Sgt. Vaughn Staples came in to talk to the Board about a couple of things going on in the Police Department.

After that the Selectmen had a discussion about some items in the Personnel Manual, read correspondence, and were very busy.

  • Review of Correspondence
  • Weekly Legislative Bulletin from Maine Municipal Association
  • Email from Governor LePage – Re:  Governor Orders Flags to be Lowered in Honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day
  • Email from Dave Francoeur, Deputy Dir. York County EMA – Re:  Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 Information

  • Review of Projects and Issues
Selectman Booker reported that she went to Freeport last Thursday afternoon for the end of the Maine Municipal Tax Collectors & Treasurers Conference.  LeeAnn Pratt received a Certificate of Completion for the Tax Collectors portion of that program, She has taken about ten different classes before getting to this point.  Charisse Keach was also there.  She has one more class to go to before she can get the Treasurers Certification.  

Selectman Booker said other than that she has been doing daily work this week and coming in to do mail.

Selectman Emery talked about the piece of property he mentioned last week at the end of Limington Road and 112.  We will be surveying that to purchase a small piece of land for the little crossroad that connects the two of them together.  Selectman Emery met with “Butch” Yarumian at Maine Boundary Consultants in West Buxton to talk about what needs to be done and Mr. Yarumian is going to try to do the survey within the next 3 weeks.  When he is ready, he is going to contact Selectman Emery so they can meet at the property and go over it one last time.

Selectman Emery said he and Peter Burns attended the Twelve Town Group Meeting in Waterboro on Monday.  They met the new Emergency Management Agency Director and discussed the Red Alert Program. There was also a gentleman there from Maine Regional Planning.  He went over the year in review and was looking for volunteers to be elected public officials.  Senator King’s representative from York County was there.  They are going to keep three offices open and all other offices will be closed.  His people are going to float through the communities setting up in each town on a certain day to be available to answer questions, and take ideas and opinions on issues.  They hope to get to all the communities in York County within a year’s time.  John Sylvester, the head of the Twelve Town Group, was there and talked about going to a Legislative Policy Committee meeting with Maine Municipal Association.

  • Old Business
Personnel Policy – The Selectmen agreed to meet for a workshop Monday, May 20, 2013 at 6:00 PM.

  • New Business

  • Executive Orders
E.O. 121305016 – An order to approve Tashia Pinkham’s attendance at the Southern Maine Area Recreation Therapy Workshop
Approved 3-0-2

E.O. 121305017 – An order to approve 8 hours vacation time for Greg Heffernan
Approved 3-0-2

E.O. 121305018 – An order to approve 40 hours vacation time for Thomas Kennie
Approved 3-0-2

E.O. 121305019 – An order to approve 16 hours vacation time for Fred Farnham
Approved 3-0-2

E.O. 121305020 – An order to approve 8 hours vacation time for John Myers
Approved 3-0-2

E.O. 121305021 – An order to approve the hire of John M. MacLean as a part-time employee at the Transfer Station effective May 15, 2013, at a pay rate of $10.15 per hour
Approved 3-0-2

E.O. 121305022 – An order to accept the resignation of Jason O. Denison effective May 15, 2013.
Approved 3-0-2

  • Executive Orders by Initiative

  • Accounts Payable and Payroll Warrants
E.O. 121305014– An order approving expenditures as documented in Accounts Payable Warrant #98
Approved 3-0-2
E.O. 121305015– An order approving expenditures as documented in Payroll Warrant #97
Approved 3-0-2

  • Next Meeting of the Board
Board of Selectmen Meeting Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at 7:00 PM

Dedication of the Town Report will be held Wednesday, May 29, 2013, at 6:00 PM here in the large meeting room.  Members of the public are invited.  The Town Reports will be available after the dedication on the 29th.

  • Other Business
Open House –Saturday, May 18, 2013, at the Bar Mills Fire Department, 180 Portland Road, from 9:00 AM. to 1:00 PM.  Activities will include station tours, truck tours, Child Safety Seat Installation, drug take-back, Yellow Dot Program kick off, blood pressure checks, and a bounce house for children

Selectman Senechal was given notice by one of the Trustees of Town Farm Park that a playground for children is under construction and should be completed within the next thirty days at Town Farm Park on Town Farm Road.

  • Public Comments and Questions
Chief Grovo went over statistics from last week for the 303 calls that were handled.  Chief Grovo reminded everyone that May 18 is Open House at the Bar Mills Fire barn.  The Police Department will be there to kick off the Yellow Dot Program and they will take back prescription drugs if anyone missed the last Drug Take Back.  

Chief Grovo also reported that the Police Department will have a dunk tank to raise money for the Keep the Heat On Program, on July 19 & 20 with a rain date of July 21.

  • Executive Session

  • Adjournment
Motion made and seconded to adjourn the Meeting at 7:25 PM
Approved 3-0-2

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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