Selectmen Present: Joshua Devlin, Earlyn Bowers, Douglas Small and John Luce
Absent: Suzan Rudnicki
Town Manager: Tom Richmond
Recording Secretary: Coreen Sylvester
Guests Present: None
7:30 PM: Josh Devlin called the meeting to order.
MINUTES: John Luce made a motion to accept the minutes of January 9, 2012 as
written. Earlyn Bowers seconded. Three voted in favor. Josh Devlin abstained as he was not present for that meeting.
ROAD COMMISSIONER/TAX COLLECTOR/TOWN MANAGER REPORT:
Rec Committee: Tom stated Rec Director Aaron Hawes had planned on being at tonight’s meeting, but had to go out of town. Selectmen looked over paperwork Aaron had dropped off with budgetary figures and amounts the Rec Committee would like to carry forward as well as proposals for a new walking area/new parking lot they would like to use the funds for. There was also discussion regarding the possibility of purchasing some land from Dorothy Verrill, owner of land that abuts the rec field. Josh Devlin stated he would ask her about it. John Luce made a motion to carry forward the remaining 2011 balance of the Rec Department equipment account to 2012 for work above and beyond normal Recreation operations. Doug Small seconded. Four voted in favor
Budget: Tom gave Selectmen copies of estimates he had received for paving various roads in town. There was discussion about which roads may be done, depending on what funds are raised at Town Meeting. Tom requested an article be added to the Town Meeting warrant for $100,000.00 from taxation for additional paving. Selectmen had no objections.
Tom said the balance in Revenue Sharing is higher than anticipated due to having
estimated how much we was received over the years, and at the auditor’s suggestion we have transferred funds to surplus, leaving a total of $130,000.00 in the reserve account.
Carry Forwards: The Town Manager read the following carry-forward requests from the Fire
Department: $3,000.00 for bay door, $4,000.00 (previously designated) to replace pump on new fire truck if needed and $2,895.30 hydrant repair balance. After discussion John Luce made a motion to carry forward the $9,895.30 for the fire department as listed above. Earlyn Bowers seconded. Three voted in favor. Josh Devlin opposed.
Loan Payments: Tom Richmond said he believes we have five more years due on the bus
garage and three years on the road loan.
WARRANT: John Luce made a motion to accept the payroll warrant of January 17, 2012
in the amount of $3,143.37. Earlyn Bowers seconded. Four voted in favor.
WARRANT: John Luce made a motion to accept the accounts payable warrant of
January 17, 2012 in the amount of $18,399.98. Earlyn Bowers seconded. Three voted in favor. Josh Devlin abstained.
OTHER BUSINESS: Town Report Dedication: After discussion, Josh Devlin made a motion to dedicate the 2011 Town Report to Stanley Powell. Earlyn Bowers seconded. Three voted in favor.
EXECUTIVE SESSION: Josh Devlin made a motion to go into executive session pursuant
to 22MRSA §4305(3B) to discuss general assistance. Earlyn Bowers seconded. Four voted in favor. Selectmen went into executive session at 8:20 pm. Selectmen reconvened in regular session at 8:28 pm. No action taken, informational only.
ADJOURNMENT: Josh Devlin made a motion to adjourn. Earlyn Bowers seconded.
Four voted in favor. Meeting adjourned at 8:29 pm.