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Board of Selectmen Minutes 06/05/2013
Town of Buxton
Minutes for June 5, 2013 Selectmen’s Meeting

Prepared by:  Beverly Gammon

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

Others Present:  Peter Burns, Michael Grovo

     Selectmen’s Meeting Minutes

  • Call to Order
The meeting was called to order at 7:00 PM.

  • Pledge of Allegiance

  • Approval of Prior Meeting Minutes
Selectmen Meeting Minutes for May 29, 2013
No vote taken because there was not a quorum

  • Discussion held between 5:00 & 7:00 p.m.
Mr. St. Ours came in with Fred Farnham to discuss a Recycler’s License.  

Our Treasurer came in to discuss a payroll issue.

Peter Burns came in to bring the Board up to date on the negotiations with Saco River Community TV.

The Selectmen spent the rest of their time signing paperwork.

  • Review of Correspondence
  • Weekly Legislative Bulletin from Maine Municipal Association
  • Email from Lisa Medina, Associate Manager, Special Events, American Diabetes Association – Re:  American Diabetes Association’s Kennebunks Tour de Cure
  • Review of Projects and Issues
Selectman Libby talked about being away for the last few weeks and said things have been taken care of very well.  He will play catch up for the next week or two.

Selectman Booker said she has been reading contracts and agreements, trying to keep up with all the things going on lately, reviewing the Town Report, and making sure she is up to speed on all of that.  She had discussions with some Department Heads which she said is normal for most every week.

Selectman Senechal reported that she has been doing the same things and getting ready for Town Meeting.  

Selectmen Senechal and two other Selectmen attended a robbery training session for our personnel this morning.  She said it was an excellent presentation and thanked the Police Chief and Charisse Keach, our Treasurer, for putting that all together.  

Selectman Senechal reported that she had a chance to get out this past week to go over to the Public Works Department and the Transfer Station.  She talked with the Public Works crew about some of the projects they have been working on, and noted that a cement slab has been put in at the Transfer Station so that people who go there to drop off leaf debris for composting do not have to stand in a foot of water.  

Selectman Senechal notified the public that the playground at Town Farm Park has been completed.  It has all kinds of things for the little ones including a climbing wall and there is also going to be a flower garden that she has been asked to help with.  Tashia Pinkham, our Recreation Director, Trustees of Town Farm Park, and our Public Works Director have been working on that project.

  • Old Business
Personnel Policy – The Board is still working on this

The Safety Training Plan that David Anderson sent in still needs to be reviewed.  The Selectmen have been sidetracked with other projects and have not had time to work on that this week.

  • New Business
Selectman Senechal was happy to report that the town received a Grant from Narragansett Number One Foundation for the Keep the Heat On Program and she thanked the Foundation for supporting the program.

  • Executive Orders
E.O. 121306003 – An order to approve 32 hours of vacation time for Michael Grovo
Approved 3-0-2

  • Executive Orders by Initiative

  • Accounts Payable and Payroll Warrants
E.O. 121306001 – An order approving expenditures as documented in Accounts Payable Warrant #105
Approved 3-0-2
E.O. 121306002– An order approving expenditures as documented in Payroll Warrant #104
Approved 3-0-2

  • Next Meeting of the Board
Board of Selectmen Meeting Thursday, June 6, 2013, for Workshop and possible Executive Session

Twelve Town Group Meeting Monday, June 10, 2013, at 6:30 PM in the Waterboro Town Hall

Board of Selectmen Meeting Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at 7:00 PM

  • Other Business
Annual Town Meeting - Secret Ballot Vote – Tuesday, June 11, 2013 – Polls open 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Annual Town Meeting is Saturday, June 15, 2013, starting at 9:00 AM

  • Public Comments and Questions
Peter Burns talked about the school budget that residents will vote on Tuesday.  He read the two Articles and explained what each one is.  The budget this year is $44,572,780 which is a $362, 153.97 increase over last year.  Mr. Burns said only 57 people voted on a 44 million dollar budget and very strongly urged the public to vote “yes” on Article 2

Police Chief, Mike Grovo, went over statistics for last week.  He reported that more than 400 calls came in during that time.

  • Executive Session

  • Adjournment
Motion made and seconded to adjourn the Meeting at 7:23 PM
Approved 3-0-2

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