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Board of Selectmen Minutes 07/31/2013
Town of Buxton
Minutes for July 31, 2013 Selectmen’s Meeting

Prepared by:  Beverly Gammon

Members Present:  Clifford L. Emery, Robert C. Libby, Jean C. Harmon, Penny J. Booker, Peter E. W. Burns

Others Present:  Jack Hanna, Mike Grovo

Public Hearing – 7:00 p.m.  Amendments to GA Ordinance & Appendices
Amendments to the General Assistance Ordinance (Appendixes A & B-E)

The Public Hearing was opened at 7:05 PM.

Chairman Emery outlined the changes, provided a range of increase, and read the effective dates of changes in the Appendices.

There were no other comments or questions from the public or the Selectmen and the Hearing was closed at 7:07 PM.

Selectmen’s Meeting Minutes

  • Call to Order
The meeting was called to order at 7:07 PM.

  • Pledge of Allegiance

  • Approval of Prior Meeting Minutes
Selectmen Meeting Minutes for July 24, 2013
Approved 3-0-2

  • Discussion held between 5:00 & 7:00 p.m.
At 5:30 PM a resident came in to talk with the Selectmen about an issue with a private well. The Board will be addressing the problem with the State

At 6:00 PM LeeAnn Pratt, our Tax Collector, met with the Board with an issue.  They talked about that and Selectman Emery said it has been taken care of.

Another resident came in and updated the Board on the status of an ongoing land issue he has.

After that the Board talked about the Rules of the Board and updated them for this year.  They had a very brief conversation with Chief Grovo who came in to see them, and the Selectmen talked about some applicants for the Public Works position.

  • Review of Correspondence
  • Notice from Aubuchon Hardware – Re:  Event Saturday, August 3, 2013.
Selectman Emery talked about events planned at the Hardware Store for Saturday.  He said they are going to have a Dunk Tank and all the proceeds from that are going to the Keep the Heat On Program.  The Board thanked Jacques for doing that and for all he does throughout the year for this community.
  • Email from a Buxton resident – Re:  Recreation Program

  • Review of Projects and Issues
The Selectmen all mentioned being here for an Executive Session last night.  Each of them has been in as much as possible, keeping up with mail, catching up on things on their desks, reading the Rules of the Board, going through applications for the Public Works position, staying in touch with each other, and keeping up with what is going on.

Selectman Emery commented on some old business.  He made the phone call to the Dayton Selectmen and said that the issue there has been resolved and is all taken care of.

  • Old Business
Safety Training Plan – The Board agreed to meet for a Workshop Tuesday, August 6th at 6:00 PM to work on this.  They will also discuss the Transfer Station in regards to the Town of Hollis, and if time permits they may get into the Internal Control document.

  • New Business

  • Executive Orders
E.O. 131407025 – An order to approve Charisse Keach’s attendance at a Maine Municipal Workshop
Approved 5-0-0

E.O. 131407026 – An order to approve John Myers’ attendance at an MTCCA Legislative Policy Committee meeting.
Approved 5-0-0

  • Executive Orders by Initiative
E.O. 131407027 – An order to adopt the MMA Model Ordinance GA Appendix A for the period of July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2014
Approved 5-0-0

E.O. 131407028 – An order to adopt the MMA Model Ordinance GA Appendices B – E for the period of October 1, 2013 – September 30, 2014
Approved 5-0-0

E.O. 131407029 – An order to approve 6 hours vacation time for Michael Grovo
Approved 5-0-0

  • Accounts Payable and Payroll Warrants
E. O. 131407023 – An order approving expenditures as documented in Accounts Payable Warrant #13
Approved 5-0-0
E. O. 131407024 – An order approving expenditures as documented in Payroll Warrant #12
Approved 5-0-0

  • Next Meeting of the Board
Board of Appeals Meeting Tuesday, August 6, 2013, at 7:00 PM
Board of Selectmen Meeting Wednesday, August 7, 2013, at 7:00 PM
Board of Selectmen Meeting Tuesday, August 6, 2013, at 6:00 PM

Selectman Burns mentioned that he has been invited to attend a Finance Committee meeting August 1, 2013, at 2:00 PM at the SAD 6 Superintendent’s Office where Mr. Brockman is going to lay out the forecast for the next several years, and explain how he proposes to handle the money that the State turned back after all the budgets had been voted on.  The amount SAD 6 received was $619,250; however, they cannot spend that this year.  It has to be rolled over into the next year.

  • Other Business
There is a job opening in our Public Works Department for a Laborer/Equipment Operator.  A job description and other information about the job has been posted on the town website and on .  Resume and cover letter should be directed to the Board of Selectmen, 185 Portland Road, Buxton, ME 04093.  Deadline for applications will be 4:00 PM, August 9, 2013.

There are two vacant positions on the Planning Board and one vacancy on the Budget Committee.  If interested in any of these positions, please send a letter of interest to the Board of Selectmen, 185 Portland Road, Buxton, ME 04093 or stop in, leave your name and contact information and we will set up a time for you to meet with the Board.

  • Public Comments and Questions
Chief Mike Grovo provided a summary of the 321 calls that came in last week, and mentioned that the next Drug Take-Back Initiative is scheduled for October 26.

  • Executive Session

  • Adjournment
Motion made and seconded to adjourn the Meeting at 7:26 PM
Approved 5-0-0

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