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Board of Selectmen Minutes 11/13/2013
Town of Buxton
Minutes for November 13, 2013 Selectmen’s Meeting

Prepared by:  Beverly Gammon

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

Others Present:  David Harmon, Michael Grovo

Public Hearing Regarding Notice of Unsafe Structure – 7:00 PM

Clifford Emery, Chairman of the Board read the hearing notice.

The Public Hearing was opened at 7:05 PM

After the discussions ended, a motion was made and seconded to table the hearing for a discussion and decision to be made at the next Selectmen’s Meeting on Wednesday, November 20, 2013.

Selectmen’s Meeting Agenda

  • Call to Order
The meeting was called to order at 8:00 PM

  • Pledge of Allegiance

  • Approval of Prior Meeting Minutes
Selectmen Meeting Minutes November 6, 2013  
Approved 4-0-1

  • Discussion held between 5:00 & 7:00 p.m.
A resident was scheduled to meet with the Board but did not show up.

Another resident came in and talked with the Board about some issues, taxes, and other things going on in town.  

The Selectmen went over some items they will talk about at their next Workshop.

Chief Schools was in and talked about some repairs he wants to make to the pump truck, some capital budget items, and brought the Board up to date on ISO work that is being done.

The Treasurer came in with a few items.

  • Review of Correspondence
  • Article in the Sunday Telegram Re:  Drummond Woodsum Law Firm given an award

  • Review of Projects and Issues
Selectman Burns was in last Thursday calling references for some of the lawn mowing bids.  He and Selectman Emery attended the Twelve Town Group Meeting in Waterboro Monday night, and last night he attended the Standish Town Council Meeting with Selectman Emery and Selectman Harmon.

Selectman Booker reported that she followed up on some Work Comp and liability coverage questions, an issue with a resident, and spent most of her time this week reading the Internal Control Document in preparation for the Board’s Workshop.

Selectman Harmon also mentioned the Standish Town Council Meeting  and said it was nice to see how they conduct their meetings.  She reported that she has been busy taking care of day-to-day issues and contacted BBI because trash was not picked up on the road she and Selectman Burns live on.  She was not sure if other roads might have been affected.

Selectman Emery talked about the discussion at the Twelve Town Group Meeting and conversation there about issues they are having with the Dispatch Center in Sanford.

Selectman Emery talked about getting together with the Town of Standish and a couple other towns last night to recognize Tony Vigue who spent a lot of time working on our cable franchise agreements.  Mr. Vigue has been a great asset to the Town of Buxton.

  • Old Business
Internal Control Document – We will remove this item as it is going to be taken up at the Board’s Workshop.

  • New Business

  • Executive Orders
E.O. 131411007 – An order to approve 32 hours of vacation time for Nathan Schools
Approved 4-0-1

E.O. 131411008 – An order to approve Tashia Pinkham’s attendance at the Northern New England Recreation & Park Conference
Approved 4-0-1

E.O. 131411009 – An order to approve an Application for a Veteran Exemption for [Map 1, Lot 100-2A]
Approved 4-0-1

E.O. 131411010 – An order to award the Lawn Mowing Services Contract for July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2016, to Knight Property Services LLC, 738 County Road, Westbrook, Maine for a maximum cost not to exceed $5,500 per mowing season
Approved 4-0-1

  • Executive Orders by Initiative

  • Accounts Payable and Payroll Warrants
E. O. 131411005 – An order approving expenditures as documented in the Accounts Payable Warrant #46
Approved 4-0-1
E. O. 131411006 – An order approving expenditures as documented in Payroll Warrant #45
Approved 4-0-1

  • Next Meeting of the Board
Board of Selectmen Meeting for a Workshop Thursday, November 14, 2013, at 6:00 PM

There will be a Public Hearing November 20, 2013, at 7:00 PM on a Liquor License Renewal for Kevin & Sundae Fallen, The Roost Inc., and D/B/A Personal Touch Catering

Board of Selectmen Meeting Wednesday, November 20, 2013, immediately following the Public Hearing

  • Other Business
Rabies Vaccination Clinic Saturday, December 7, 2013, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM at the Buxton Public Works Garage.  Cost is $8.00 per vaccination – CASH ONLY.  All dogs must be brought in on a leash and all cats must be in carriers.  For faster service please bring the previous rabies vaccination certificate.  Anyone from any community is welcome to attend.  For more information call the Buxton Town Hall at 929-6171.  The clinic is sponsored by the Hollis Animal Clinic, the Towns of Buxton & Hollis and the Vacationland Dog Club.

Toy Box applications and guidelines are now available for pick up at the Town Hall.  We will start taking applications Thursday, Nov. 21 from 1:00 – 3:00 PM.  Additional dates and times are listed in the guidelines.  For more information about the program, please contact Jane Wendelken at 207-929-4087.

  • Public Comments and Questions
No comments or questions.

  • Executive Session

  • Adjournment
Motion made and seconded to adjourn the Meeting at 8:16 PM.
Approved 4-0-1

Town of Buxton
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