Selectmen Present: Joshua Devlin, Suzan Rudnicki, Earlyn Bowers, Doug Small and John Luce
Town Manager: Tom Richmond
Recording Secretary: Coreen Sylvester
Guests Present: Isaac Raymond, Fire Chief Mike Azevedo and Glennis McSorley
7:30 PM: Josh Devlin called the meeting to order.
MINUTES: Suzan Rudnicki made a motion to accept the minutes of April 11, 2011 as
written. Douglas Small seconded. Five voted in favor.
ROAD COMMISSIONER/TAX COLLECTOR/TOWN MANAGER REPORT:
1. Tom Richmond stated the road crew has been out patching and will be doing more this week.
2. Tom said he has been out looking at roads to see which ones need work. Tom also said we didn’t grade any roads last year, but some will need to be done this year.
3. The Town Manager stated the crew has been working in Highland Cemetery cleaning up limbs, old wreaths and baskets, getting ready for a couple of funerals this week.
Public Works and Fire Department Truck Purchase: Tom gave Josh a paper with three
quotes on it for the Public Works truck, and two bids on the Fire Department truck. Tom stated if we buy both trucks from O’Connor GMC, we will save $500.00 on each.
The Fire Department received a bid of $33,331.00 from Ford, and a bid of $31,678.00 from GM. Mike Azevedo stated the Fire Department prefers the Ford truck, because they believe it will be more reliable and it has more of the options they want. Part of their specs was to have a snowplow included so they plow out the hydrants. The Town Manager stated he would check on the cost of adding the hydrants into our snowplowing contract if Mike will get him a list of hydrants, so they may be able to eliminate the cost of the snowplow from the truck and add other options.
Josh Devlin made a motion to accept O’Connor GMC’s offer of $21,320.00 to purchase the Public Works truck. Suzan Rudnicki seconded. Five voted in favor.
Bangor Humane Society Contract: Josh Devlin made a motion to authorize the Town
Manager to sign the contract with Bangor Humane Society to take care of our stray animals for the next year, at a cost of $3,588.52 ($1.38 per capita). Sue Rudnicki seconded. Five voted in favor.
EXECUTIVE SESSION: Josh Devlin made a motion to go into executive session pursuant to
1MRSA §405(6A) to discuss a personnel matter. Sue Rudnicki seconded. Five voted in favor. Selectmen went into executive session at 8:01 pm. Selectmen reconvened in regular session at 8:39 pm. No action taken, informational only.
Aid Agreement with Etna: The Fire Chief stated he had been asked by the Town of Etna to
come up with some sort of proposal for mutual aid, or a written statement saying our fire department is not interested in entering into an agreement with Etna. Mike asked the Board’s permission to write a letter to Etna saying we are not able to help them at this time, due to a staffing shortage. Selectmen had no objections.
Railroad Fires: The Fire Chief stated the railroad is going to pay the fine for the recent fires
along the railroad, and has offered to help with equipment and men if the Fire Department will burn the rest of the dry grass along the railroad tracks so that fires don’t start every time a train goes by. Josh Devlin made a motion to allow Chief Azevedo to burn along the railroad tracks from the Creamery Road to the Etna railroad crossing on Route 143. Sue Rudnick seconded. Four voted in favor. One abstention.
WARRANT: John Luce made a motion to accept the payroll warrant of April 18, 2011 in
the amount of $3,801.48. Earlyn Bowers seconded. Five voted in favor.
WARRANT: John Luce made a motion to accept the accounts payable warrant of
April 15, 2011 in the amount of $7,615.52. Earlyn Bowers seconded. Five voted in favor.
ADJOURNMENT: Earlyn Bowers made a motion to adjourn. Sue Rudnicki seconded.
Five voted in favor. Meeting adjourned at 8:53 pm.