SECTION 4:   IMPLEMENTATION STRATEGIES

4.1  Definition and Overview

4.1.1     Definition

In the previous section, the following terms, as defined below, were used:

 

GOALWHAT you want.  (ideal)

 

OBJECTIVEHOW MUCH you will achieve.  (Measurable)

 

POLICYHOW you will achieve objective.

 

As the definitions indicate, broad goals are narrowed down to more specific policies designed to serve those Goals and Objectives for each topic addressed.  This section, Section 4:  Implementations Strategies, will address the logistics of implementing the policies contained in Section 3

 

An implementation Strategy is defined as follows:

 

IMPLEMENTATION STRATEGY:

            ACTIVITY                  needed to carry out policy,

            WHO                           will do it,

            WHEN                        they’ll do it,

                        and for capital investments,

            HOW MUCH              it will cost.

 

Collectively, the Implementation Strategies needed to carry out all of the Plan’s policies will serve as an Action Plan for the Town to use as a guide for implementing and coordinating the various policies contained in the Comprehensive Plan during the 10 years of the planning period, 2001 to the year 2011.

 

4.1.2     Overview

The major action steps needed to implement the Comprehensive Plan are listed in Section 4.1.3.

 

The full set of Implementation Strategies (which include the major action steps) including specific activities needed, the time they are needed, and who will be responsible for carrying them out, are presented in detail in Section 4.2.

 

For those items in 4.2 and 4.3 which are capital needs, rough cost estimates are provided in the Capital Investment Plan, Section 4.3.

4.1.3     Major Action Steps

Section 4.2 clearly specifies who will take what steps to implement the plan.  It includes the particulars of the Implementation Strategies, and how the ordinances should be written to serve the Goals, Objectives, and Policies of the Comprehensive Plan.  Consult Section 4.2 under the subject heading(s) and Goal or Goals of interest.

 

4.1.4     Parties Responsible for Carrying Out the Major Action Steps

The second column of the Table of Implementation Strategies in Section 4.2 assigns specific actions to specific parties.

 

4.1.5     Schedule and Estimates of Capital Costs

The timing of the major action steps involving capital costs is presented in the Capital Investment Plan contained in Section 4.3.  The timing of these and all other implementation strategies is contained in the Table of Implementation Strategies in Section 4.2.

 

4.2  Table of Implementation Strategies

 

ACTION STEPS

RESPONSIBLE PARTIES

WHEN

 

4.2.1      Citizen Participation

Goal:  Obtain more participation by townspeople in town affairs.

 

Use existing and new volunteer advisory citizens’ committees to address specific issues such as solid waste, sewage, recreation, development of Land Use Ordinances, development of a building code, commercial/industrial development and other issues as may become necessary. Selectmen, Planning Board, other Town Boards and Committees As needed to implement scheduled policies, or to address other appropriate issues.

 

4.2.2      Economic Expansion

Goal:  Establish a local census program to facilitate Town planning and operations.

 

To create a viable electronic statistical database to facilitate Town planning, operations and fiscal management.

Town Manager, Town Clerk, Code Enforcement Officer, Planning Board

As needed with a goal of 2005

 

Goal:  To investigate the desirability/need to increase commercial growth on Frye Island.

 

Investigate the potential for allowing a limited amount of clean commercial growth.  Consider only such growth that will generate more tax revenues than service costs.

Planning Board, Town Manager, Town Meeting

Begin consideration  2002

 

 

 

Draft Land Use Ordinance to restrict the locations of any potential new light commercial growth to areas suitable for these uses, where the uses will not adversely impact surrounding residential, forest or recreational uses

 

Planning Board, Town Manager, Town Meeting, Code Enforcement Officer.

Begin consideration  2002

 

4.2.3      Housing

Goal:  All housing should be safe, durable, economical and energy efficient.

 

Apply safety, appearance, quality, energy efficient standards to new construction and additions.

 Planning Board, Code Enforcement Officer, Town Manager, Fire Department, Town Meeting

ongoing   

 

 

 

Adopt appropriate standards as a supplement to the Maine Fire and Safety Code.

Town Meeting

ongoing

 

 

 

Ensure that building codes do not prevent the use of new building methods.

Code Enforcement Officer, Town Manager

ongoing

 

 

 

Ensure that existing zoning, building codes and land use ordinances encourage the construction of a full range of housing.

Planning Board, Code Enforcement Officer

ongoing

 

 

 

Provide for mobile homes and mobile home parks in the Land Use Ordinances

Planning Board, Code enforcement Officer, Town Manager, Town Meeting

2002

 

Ensure that building codes address modular homes, log homes, timber-framed homes, as well as traditional homes.

Code Enforcement Officer, Planning Board, Town Meeting

ongoing

 

 

 

Establish by land use ordinance the requirement that the home footprint area, excluding porches and outdoor stairs, be no greater than 15% of the total lot size.  Additions to existing homes must satisfy the requirement that the new total footprint area may not exceed 15% of the total lot size.

Planning Board, Town Meeting

2002

 

Ensure that building codes or ordinances establish a maximum height limit of 35 feet, including all parts of the structure from the  original grade.

Fire Department, Planning Board,  Town Meeting

2002

 

Goal:  Establish the requirements and need for affordable housing in the Town.

 

Continue to determine how State Statutes apply to affordable housing in the Town.

Planning Board, Town Manager, Board of Selectmen

ongoing

 

 

 

Consider participation in any regional plans for affordable housing by working with the Portland Council of Government.

    Town Manager, Planning Board,  Board of Selectmen, Portland   Council of Government

ongoing

 

Goal:  Maintain the part time seasonal quality of the Town.

 

Define the Town and property owners obligations and liabilities during off season usage, when the Island is closed.

Planning Board,

Selectmen, Exec. Committee,

Town Manager,

Town Meeting

2002

 

 

 

Draft a policy statement to define the Town as a part time seasonal town, with no services available during months the Island is closed.

Planning Board, Town Manager, Selectmen, Exec. Committee

Town Meeting

2002

 

 

 

Evaluate how State Codes apply to any conversion from seasonal to year round use of homes.

Town Manager, State Plumbing

Inspector, CEO

2002

 

 

 

Determine the impact on insurance of full time usage of homes where facilities such as water, fire and police services are not available year round.

Town Manager, Code Enforcement 

Officer, Planning Board

2002

 

Goal:  Promote better and safer building maintenance standards.

 

 

 

 

Establish by ordinance a minimum

time to complete landscaping around a new home, shed, accessory building or addition in order to stabilize the soil and reduce erosion and phosphorous runoff.

Planning Board, Portland Water

District, Code Enforcement

Officer, Garden Club, Watershed

Committee, Town Meeting

2002

 

 

 

Establish ordinances to require

erosion and sedimentation control

during construction.

Planning Board, Portland Water

District, Watershed Committee,

Town Meeting

2002

 

 

 

Establish ordinances prohibiting that any object unregistered, unusable, or  unsafe from being in view to the passing public or neighbors for more than 12 consecutive months.

Planning Board, Town Meeting

2002

 

 

 

Establish by ordinance simple erosion control landscaping requirements for new construction of homes, accessory buildings, sheds, additions and other buildings with emphasis on the

shoreland zone.

Planning Board, Executive Board, Garden Club, Town Meeting

2002

 

 

 

Establish by ordinance the minimum requirements for house numbering in order to allow easy location by police and fire services.

Fire Department, Sheriff Deputies, Planning Board, Town Meeting

2002

 

 

 

Establish requirements and as appropriate draft an ordinance for regular inspection/pump out of septic tanks.

Planning Board, State Plumbing

Inspector, Town Manager,

Town Meeting

2002

 

Goal:  Review the housing needs of the Town of Frye Island and the region every five years.

 

Evaluate regional housing conditions every five years based on the PCOG. Regional Plan.

Comprehensive Plan Committee,     Planning Board, Town Manager, Board of Selectmen

2006

 

 

 

Evaluate impact of new home construction on Town infrastructure, in particular roads, ferry, water system and ecreational facilities every 5 years.

Comprehensive Plan Committee, Planning Board, Town Manager, Board of Selectmen

2006

 

 

 

Modify land use and zoning ordinances as the need and situation change.

Planning Board

ongoing

 

4.2.4      Natural Resources

 

        4.2.4.1   Water Resources

Goal: Protect and Preserve Ground and Surface Water as well as Quality Drinking Water.

 

Educate citizens about ways to preserve water purity.

Town Manager, Town Meeting, BIT, FII, Maine DEP, Portland Water District

ongoing

 

 

 

Provide and maintain adequate lavatories and waste disposal facilities for boaters at the Marina.

Town Manager, Frye Island Dept. of Public Works

ongoing

 

 

 

Improve storm water management procedures by consulting with State agencies.

Town Manager, ME DEP, ME. Natural Areas program,  ME. Dept. of Conservation

2002-5

 

 

 

Verify Town shoreland zoning is in compliance with State guidelines.

Planning Board

ongoing

 

 

 

Encourage citizens to practice erosion control in their property maintenance and construction.  Town to consider free or discounted ferry travel for rock hauling.

Workshops by DEP &PWD, Town Manager, Selectmen, BIT, FII Town Meeting

2002-5

 

 

 

Educate citizens about Maine DEP and PWD phosphorous control methods

ME DEP, Town PWD, Town Manager

2002-5

 

 

 

Try to replicate the level of phosphorous prevention described in the DEP manual “Phosphorous Control in the Lake Watershed”

Citizens of Frye Island

ongoing

 

 

 

Cooperate with 13 towns in the Sebago Watershed to protect water quality

Town Manager, Selectmen, BIT, FII

ongoing

 

 

 

Prevent further development on slopes whose gradient is more than 25%.

Code Enforcement Officer (CEO), Planning Board, Town Manager

ongoing

 

 

 

Limit filling, draining or excavation of wetlands on or adjacent the Island.

CEO, Town Manager

ongoing

 

 

 

Modify the Land Use Ordinances to specifically include Public Water Supplies in the list of abutters.

Planning Board, CEC, Town Manager, Town Meeting

2002

 

 

 

Monitor land use in the Town’s Source Water Protection Area (SWPA).

CEO, Town Manager, Public Works

Beginning 2001 & continuing

 

       4.2.4.2   Critical Natural Resources

Goal:  Protect and preserve the quality of existing streams, natural areas and habitats.

 

 

 

Consider/establish a Town Conservation Commission of 5 Islanders with 2 alternates.

Planning Board, BIT, Selectmen, Town Manager, Town Meeting

2002-3

 

 

 

Though none are shown on USGS maps, investigate the need for a Stream Protection District for any Island perennial streams.

Town Manager, Planning Board, Town Conservation Commission

2002-3

 

 

 

Develop and implement standards for storm water management.

Town Manager, Planning Board, Conservation Commission, PWD

2002-3

 

 

 

Develop and implement erosion control standards for all Town lots, roads and ditches.

Town Manager, COE, Planning Board, Conservation Commission, PWD

2002-6

 

 

 

Encourage lot owners whose lot slope exceeds 25%  to institute necessary erosion control procedures.

ME DEP, Selectmen, Town Manager, CEO, BIT, FII

ongoing

 

 

 

Limit development and filling or draining of  natural habitats of flora and fauna,

Town Manager, Planning Board, Conservation Commission, CEO

ongoing

 

 

 

Consult Maine Dept. of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife for recommendations for wildlife management and protection.

Town Manager, Selectmen, BIT, Planning Board, Conservation Commission

2002-3

 

 

 

Encourage water craft operators to observe State speed limits within 200 feet of the shoreline by use of signs, education, and enforcement.

Town Manager, Police, Conservation Commission

2002

 

 

 

Investigate establishing scenic easements on the Island to protect superlative scenic views.

Planning Board, Conservation Commission, BIT, FII, Town Manager

2003-4

 

 

 

Establish and implement natural buffering requirements.

Planning Board, ME DEP, PWD, Town Manager, Selectmen, BIT, FII, CEO

2003

 

 

 

Establish and implement clearing and height limitations for new building construction.

Planning Board, ME DEP, Town Manager, Selectmen, BIT, CEO

2003-4

 

 

 

Seek grants and/or other funding sources to facilitate the Town’s participation in appropriate environmental protection programs.

Town Manager, Conservation Commission, planning Board

continuing

 

4.2.5      Agriculture and Forest Resources

Goal: Protect and Preserve Forest Resources

 

 Work with landowners to maintain the Town’s current forested environment.

Town Officials, Planning Board

ongoing

 

 

 

Draft a Land Use Ordinance to regulate tree removal so as to limit harmful environmental impacts on streams, wetlands and other critical natural areas.  These local regulations should apply to clearcuts, stream buffers, road buffers, slash removal and erosion and sedimentation controls.  Such local regulations should be at least as applicable as state regulations under shoreland zoning and other state statutes.

Planning Board, Selectmen, BIT Executive Board, Town Manager, Town Meeting. Code Enforcement Officer

2003

 

4.2.6      Transportation

      4.2.6.1  Ferry System

Goal:  Insure adequate, safe, well maintained and cost effective ferry service to the Town of Frye Island.

 

To facilitate ferry system operations the Town should consider acquiring the FII ferry system by transfer.

Town Manager, FII Board,

BIT Exec. Board, Selectmen,

Town Meeting

2002

 

 

 

Initiate periodic ferry use surveys and use results to adjust schedules, second boat use and mixing of loads.

Ferry Dept., Town Manager,

BIT Exec. Board,

Selectmen

Beginning 2002

 

 

 

Based on need surveys develop long range plan for a larger or third ferry boat.

Ferry Dept., Town Manager,

 BIT Exec. Board, Selectmen,

Town Meeting

2002

 

 

 

Establish and implement a more comprehensive Ferry Crew Training Program with emphasis on safety, equipment maintenance and routine and emergency operations.

Ferry Dept., Town Manager

Implement 2002-2003

 

 

 

Establish, document and maintain a comprehensive ferry system maintenance and inspection program.

Ferry Dept., Town Manager

Implement 2002-2003

 

 

 

Contract for “ultrasounding” of both boat hulls.(Anticipated cost $600/boat.)

Ferry Dept., Town Manager,

FII Board, BIT Exec. Board,

Selectmen, Town Meeting

 

NLT 2002

 

 

 

Plan, design and construct on the Island a ferry boat take-out railway for hull inspection and maintenance. (Assumed capital expense, up to $100,000.)

Ferry Dept., Town Manager,

FII Board, BIT Exec. Board,

Selectmen, Town Meeting

2002 Budget

 

            4.2.6.2  Roads

Goal:  Insure adequate mainland and Island roads are available and maintained to safely accommodate Town of Frye Island traffic.

 

The Town should continue its involvement in the regional “302 Corridor and You Project”.

Town Manager, Planning Board,

BIT Exec. Board, Selectmen

continuing

 

 

 

The Town should continue a joint effort with the Town of Raymond concerning Cape Road State maintenance.

Town Manager,

BIT Exec. Board, Selectmen

continuing

 

 

 

Though Island roads are Public Easements, a “rolling” five year Town Road Upgrade and Maintenance Plan, should be developed and implemented considering traffic congestion, safety, water runoff control and public parking.

(Appropriate funding shall include use of the annual $11,000 State grant.)

Public Works Dept.,

Planning Board,

 Town Manager, FII Board,

BIT Exec. Board, Selectmen,

Town Meeting

 

Beginning 2003

 

 

 

Any vacant land development on the Island should include consideration of road impacts to the land use plan

Public Works Dept.,

Planning Board.

Town Code Enforcement Officer,

Town Manager

continuing

 

 

 

Public Works Dept. should acquire adequate equipment or contract services for routine road maintenance.  The annual budget should include $15,000 to $20,000 to a PW capital equipment reserve fund.

Public Works Dept.,

Town Manager,

BIT Exec. Board, Selectmen,

Town Meeting

continuing

 

 

 

Periodic training of Public Works personnel in road construction and maintenance should include emphasis on BMPs in light of Portland Water District watershed runoff concerns.

Public Works Dept.,

Town Manager,

Portland Water District

continuing

 

4.2.7      Public Facilities and Services

 

      4.2.7.1   Utilities

 

Goal:  Insure adequate Public Utilities are maintained to and in the Island town.

 

The Town through the appropriate utilities shall annually verify that adequate electrical and phone cable service exists to the Island.

Town Manager, Planning Board

Beginning 2002

 

 

 

To facilitate water system operations the Town should consider acquiring the FII water system by transfer.

Town Manager, FII Board,

BIT Exec. Board, Selectmen,

Town Meeting

2002

 

 

 

The ongoing engineering evaluation of the Town water system should be completed and appropriate steps taken to upgrade the treatment and storage elements of the system.  Consider funding of up to $400,000 through a state low interest loan

Town Manager, Selectmen, BIT Exec. Board, Town Meeting,

PW Dept.

2001-2002

 

 

 

Consider development of an appropriate water conservation ordinance in event of drought or system capacity problems.

Planning Board, Town Manger,

PW Dept., BIT Exec. Board, Selectmen, Town Meeting

2003

 

 

 

Develop and implement an ordinance for routine periodic inspection and maintenance of all septic systems on the Island.

PWD, Planning Board, Town Manager, BIT Exec. Board, Selectmen, Town Meeting

2002-2003

 

 

     4.2.7.2   Solid Waste Management and Disposal

 

Goal:  Provide for waste disposal in a cost-effective, environmentally sound manner that meets all DEP and other state requirements.

 

Investigate and verify that appropriate land fill and transfer station operations in the Old Brush Dump and Current Island Transfer Station meet existing regulatory controls.  Take any needed corrective action(s).

PW Dept., Town Manager, FII Board, BIT Exec. Board, Selectmen, Town meeting

2002

 

 

 

Goal:  Provide appropriate local control over all waste disposal activity.

 

 

 

Consider appropriate ordinances to address/control illegal dumping, and require off Island disposal of construction debris at owners expense.

Planning Board, Town Manager,

BIT Exec. Board, Selectmen,

Town Meeting.

2003

 

 

 

Consider transfer of current waste transfer station property from FII to Town

Town Manager, FII Board,

BIT Exec. Board, Selectmen,

Town Meeting

2003

                       

        4.2.7.3   Fire, Emergency Rescue and Police Protection

Goal: Provide the needed, cost effective level of fire protection that is necessary for public safety within the Town of Frye Island.

 

The Town leadership will continue their support and encouragement of Town volunteer staffed, fire and emergency rescue services.

Fire Dept., Town Manager,

BIT Exec. Board, Selectmen,

Town Meeting

continuing

 

 

 

 The Town will continue to fund, through the Town budget, the reasonable operational needs of the Fire Department.

Fire Dept., Town Manager,

BIT Exec .Board, Selectmen,

Town Meeting

continuing

 

 

 

The Town through a designated capital reserve fund accumulate funds to, if needed, replace a fire truck.

Fire Dept., Town Manager,

BIT Exec. Board, Selectmen,

Town Meeting

Annually, beginning in 2002, place up to $10.000 in Reserve Fund.

 

Goal:   To seek appropriate public safety assistance from state and local agencies and entities.

 

 

The Town will continue to contract for public safety needs form Cumberland County and the Town of Raymond until and unless the Town of Frye Island can provide these services on its own.

Town Manager, BIT Exec. Board, Selectmen, Town meeting

When the population increases to a level that requires full time services.

 

 

 

Town will continue in its efforts to obtain adequate three shifts a day police services from the Cumberland County Sheriffs Dept. or from alternative sources.

Town Manager, BIT Exec. Board,

Selectmen

ongoing

 

 

 

The Town Volunteer Fire Department will continue to provide fire suppression and emergency rescue services in coordination with the Maine Forestry Dept. and the State Warden’s Service.

Fire Dept., Maine Forestry Dept., State Wardens Service, Town Manager, BIT Exec. Board, Selectmen

continuing

 

 

 

 

Goal:   To provide a continuing training program for volunteer fire fighters so as to maintain and enhance the department’s services.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Town of Frye Island will support the cost of appropriate training for public safety volunteers to include emergency medical first responder capabilities.

Fire Dept., Town Manager, BIT Exec. Board, Selectmen

continuing

 

 

 

 

     4.2.7.4   Ferry Operations, Servicing and Replacement

                        See Section 4.2.6.1  Ferry System in Section 4.2.6 Transportation

 

      4.2.7.5   Emergency Planning, Communications and Evacuation Planning.

Goal:  To provide a viable emergency management function in the Town of Frye Island.

 

A Town, Citizen Committee for Emergency Planning shall be established to function under the Town Manager as the Town’s Director of Emergency Services

Town Manager,

BIT Exec. Board, Selectmen, Town Meeting

Established 2001 and continuing.

 

 

 

The Frye Island Fire Department will continue to be responsible for maintaining radio communications in Island emergencies.

Fire Dept., Town Manager, PW Dept., Ferry Dept., Town of Raymond, Cumberland County, Citizens Emergency Planning Committee.

continuing

 

Goal:   The Town of Frye Island shall develop and maintain an emergency evacuation plan.

 

The Town Manager will lead the development, maintenance and testing of an evacuation plan for Frye Island.

Citizens Emergency Planning Committee, Town of Raymond, Cumberland County, State and Federal Emergency Management Offices/Agencies, Town Manager, FII Board, BIT Exec. Board, Selectmen Town Meeting.  

Beginning spring of 2002 and continuing.

 

      4.2.7.6   Town Operations

 

Goal:  To provide adequate staff, equipment and contract services to meet Town operational needs.  (See also Section 4.2.6 Transportation, related contractual comments this Section 4.2.7 and Section 4.2.10 Fiscal Capacity.)

 

During the annual budget process insure adequate consideration for staff and equipment to meet the Town’s health and safety needs

Town Depts.,

Town Manager,

BIT Exec. Board, Selectmen, Town Meeting

continuing

 

 

 

 

Establish and maintain a rolling Five Year Capital Investment Plan for the Town

Town Depts.,

Town Manager,

BIT Exec. Board,

Selectmen, Town Meeting

continuing.

Initial priority to be to Water and Ferry Systems.

 

Goal:   To consider and act on, in partnership with FII, the transfer of appropriate FII assets to the Town of Frye Island.

 

 

Town to acquire through mutual agreement with FII, those FII assets appropriate for Town ownership rather than lease operation.

Town Manager,

BIT Exec. Board,

Selectmen, Town Meeting

2002-2005

Finalize negotiations initiated in 2002.

 

Goal:   In time develop an electronic statistical database to facilitate Town planning, operations and fiscal management.

 

 

Organize, inventory, and purge all Town records with a long term goal of automating appropriate material.

Town Dept. Heads,

Town Manager,

Town Clerk, Code Enforcement Officer, Planning Board, Appeals Board, Conservation Committee, Emergency Planning Committee.

Consider automation by 2005.

 

 

 

Establish a Town census procedure to to facilitate application for State and Federal grants.

Town Manager,

Town Clerk,

Planning Board

Operational by 2003

 

     4.2.7.7   Commercial Services

 

Goal:   Provide Town Services in the best operational and cost effective manner.

 

Investigate potential for a more cost effective provision of Town services through increased “interlocal” commercial contracts and/or privatization.

Town Manager,

Town Depts. Town Clerk, BIT Exec. Board, Selectmen, Town Meeting

ongoing

 

      4.2.7.8   Education

 

Goal:   To provide and maintain a high quality, cost effective Town education system despite the Town’s unique seasonal occupancy.

 

Develop and implement a cost effective Town plan/system to facilitate education for potential year around Town residents, while also supporting Maine state and regional education policies and programs.

Town Manager, BIT Exec. Board, Selectmen, SAD#6, State Legislature, State Education Dept. Town Meeting.

ongoing

 

 

4.2.8      Historic and Archeological Resources

Goal: Preserve the stone walls and any remains, which emphasize the rural history and character of Frye Island.

 

Create an inventory of historic structures and objects.

Volunteer committee under the Planning Board.

2003

 

 

 

Create a plan for reasonable preservation by easement or acquisition.

Planning Board, Town Meeting

2003

 

Goal:  Protect historic archeological and prehistoric archeological sites from destruction by erosion, land use and/or development.

 

Prepare an Archeological Resources Protection Plan.

Planning Board, Maine Historic Preservation Commission. Town Manager

2003

 

4.2.9      Recreation and Public Access

Goal: Goal:  Obtain more participation by townspeople in recreational planning and development.

 

Establish Town Recreation Planning and Development Committee

Town Manager, BIT Exec. Board, Selectmen

2002

 

 

 

Use volunteer citizens to address specific issues pertaining to recreation.

Selectmen, Planning Board, other Town Boards and Committees

continuing

 

 

 

Encourage increased FINS reporting of Town recreational activities, issues and need for volunteers.

Town Manager, Recreation Committee and FINS Editor

continuing

 

 

 

Utilize volunteer workdays to improve undeveloped recreational areas and walking trails.

Town Manager, Recreation Committee

continuing

 

Goal:   Provide adequate recreational facilities and access to Island open space opportunities to include Sebago Lake.

 

Maintain all recreational areas and Lake access in a suitable condition so as to promote reasonable use.

Recreation Committee, Town Manager, PW Dept.

continuing

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reestablish and expand Island wide walking trails as laid out in original Leisure Living development plan.

Adjacent property owners,

Recreation Committee,

Volunteer workers,

Planning Board,

Town Manager, FII Board,

BIT Exec. Board, Selectmen, Town Meeting

Initiate 2002

 

 

 

Establish a recreation facilities maintenance cost code in the Town Budget and provide for any new facilities in the Town Capital Investment Plan.

Town Manager, PW Dept., Recreation Committee, Planning Board, FII Board, BIT Exec. Board, Selectmen, Town Meeting

2003 Operating Budget,

2004 Capital Improvement Plan

 

 

4.2.10    Fiscal Capacity

Goal:  Find and utilize new revenue sources for Town government.

 

Explore use of local sales tax or sharing of more of the state sales tax.

 

Selectmen, BIT Executive Board, and State Legislators           

2002

 

 

 

Apply for all available State grants, with a special emphasis on grants for developing State-mandated  programs

Selectmen, BIT Executive Board, Town Manager

As needed after Plan is approved

 

 

 

Work with State officials and/or the State Legislature to make changes in the State Rules for Property Tax Assessment in order to provide for more local control.

Selectmen, BIT Executive Board,  State Legislators, Town Manager

 

ongoing

 

 

 

 

Obtain fiscal relief by negotiating a more reasonable tax formula for the Town’s school budget.

Selectmen, BIT Executive Board, SAD#6, Town of Raymond,

State Commissioner for Education

ongoing

 

 

 

Establish a long term five year Capital Investment Plan and implement within the Town’s fiscal capacity.

Town Manager,

Dept. Heads, Selectmen,  BIT Exec. Board,  Town Meeting,

ongoing

 

 

 

 

Maintain an account of general fixed assets.

Town Manager, Town Clerk, Dept. heads

ongoing

 

 

 

 

Establish a clear and consistent record of Town operational and capital

expenditures.

Town Manager, Town Clerk, Dept. heads     

ongoing

 

 

 

Automate appropriate Town records.

 

Town Manager, Town Clerk, Dept. heads 

Initiate by 2005

 

 

 

Develop a purchase order System.

 

Town Manager, Town Clerk, Asst. Town Clerk

 

ongoing

 

 

 

Develop standard procurement procedures, which maximize competitive bidding by contractors and vendors.

 

Town Manager, Town Clerk, Dept. heads, Town Meeting

 

2002

 

 

 

 

Continue use of Cumberland County Sheriff and Raymond fire/rescue, Services.

 

 Town Manager, Town Meeting, Cumberland County, Town of Raymond.

 

ongoing

 

 

 

 

Coordinate water quality protection policies with Portland Water District.

 

Town Manager, Planning Board, Portland Water District, neighboring towns and the surrounding region, Town Meeting.

ongoing

 

 

 

4.2.11    Future Land Use

Goal: Encourage orderly growth and development in the Town.

Work with the owners of the unplatted 12 acres to allow controlled development.

Town Officials,

Planning Board

ongoing

 

 

 

Work with FII to encourage planning for the undeveloped nine holes of the Golf Course.

Town Officials,

Planning Board

ongoing

 

Goal: Protect and Preserve the rural character of Frye Island.

 

Insure Town Ordinances reflect the Town’s desire of maintaining a rural and recreation character.

Planning Board,

Appeals Board, CEO, Town Manager

ongoing

 

 

 

Monitor Island Real Estate  and construction activity.

Planning Board

Town Manager

CEO

ongoing

 

Goal: Update Land Use Ordinances

 

Insure existing zoning ordinances will control development of the south end of the Island and result in an acceptable use as well as a low density for build out.

Planning Board,

Town Mnager,

CEO

ongoing

 

 

 

Continue to discuss and implement ordinances, which encourage recreational use of Town land, while maintaining the rural environment

Planning Board,

Town Manager,

CEO, Selectmen,

Exec. Committee.

Town Meeting

ongoing

 

4.3  Capital Investment Plan

4.3.1    Introduction

In 2001 the Town tax base was assessed at $31,323,786.  However, the valuation based on State review for the SAD#6 2001-2002 budget was set at $45,450,000 and is the basis for calculation of the Towns school budget. For 2002 this could reach $600,000 for the Town of Frye Island.  The major source of Town revenues is 74% from property taxes ($1,018,023).  The remainder comes from ferry receipts ($215,000) and assorted other sources ($142,852) for a total 2001 budget of $1,375,875.  Assuming a 2002 budget of $1,400,000, the schools portion would be over 40%.  The schools requirement combined with high operational priorities and the existing  high mil rate of $32.50/thousand limit any capital investments to the “highest” priorities (1).  Recognizing a second priority of “needed items” (2),  it is appropriate to include them for future consideration in a Capital Investment Plan as well as other “long term” items (3) to complete a long term “needs” inventory.

 

While the Town is faced with a number of fiscal constraints, its only debt service is related to SAD#6.  Should loans or bonds be warranted, a maximum debt limit of $6.8 could be allowed considering 15% of the State’s valuation of the Town.  In exercising this option interest free State loans are a consideration or bond financing through the Maine Municipal Bond Bank (MMBB).  This Bank offers a way to pool smaller loans for a number of jurisdictions at the  lowest interest rates and processing costs.  But the fiscal impact of increased taxes remains a reality.

 

A final aspect in the Towns Capital Investment Planning is the current unique arrangement for facilities and property.  As outlined throughout this Comprehensive Plan the Town currently owns few assets.  Rather, the majority of the capital assets are leased to the Town by Frye Island Incorporated (FII). (Appendix 5.8).  However, FII is currently reviewing all such assets with an option of their transfer to the Town at negligible or no cost.  For planning purposes Capital Investment requirements related to such assets are viewed as Town assets with joint funding by the Town and FII.

 

The proposed Capital Investment Plan (CIP) is based on limited input from the small Town staff and material outlined in this Comprehensive Plan.  The CIP has been developed based on perceived needs and priorities but, fiscal capacity will depend on annual available funds which are not reflected in the CIP.  The possible impact of contracting out or privatization of functions should also be taken into consideration in development of budgets.  Thus it is apparent that a more orderly Fiscal Capacity Model/Process might enhance CIP development and maintenance.  Such a process could be incorporated in the Town Charter under Section 2, Budget Preparation – Municipal Items, Article VII, Financial Procedures. (Appendix 5.2)

 

Capital Investment Plan

 

In the following tables, priority is given by:

*Priority:  1 – highest need, 2 –general need,   3 – long term need.

Needed Capital Improvement

Year Needed / Priority* Cost Estimate Possible Funding Sources
 
4.3.1 Natural Resources
Resource management consultations and workshops by PWD and State DEP.

As available

2

 

Free State grants
 

4.3.2.     Ferry System

Based on a review of options design and construct ferry boat takeout facility.

2002-03

1

Up to $100,000 Town, FII and State MMBB
       
Assess mainland ferry landing parking and office.  Expand parking as possible and consider replacement of 40 year old office trailer.

2006

3

TBD Town, FII and State MMBB
       
Continue annual contribution to the ferry system reserve fund for boat replacement

Continuing

1

$1 per ticket to reserve fund. Users
 
4.3.3.    Water System
Finalize engineering study and if appropriate upgrade treatment system and system storage to include upgrade of Public Works Bldg.

2002-04

1

 

Options range from $190,000-$390,000

(Engineer’s estimate.

State grant, no interest loan with multiyear payoff.

FII contribution (?)

       

4.3.4.    Fire and Rescue

Initiate and support fire truck reserve fund with a goal of $300,000.

2003

2

$10,000/year goal Town & private donations.
       

4.3.5.    Recreation

     
Complete construction of the North end Ball field Park.

2002-2003

1

$80,000 value

Private Donations and limited FII & Town funds
       
Consider development of Old Rec. Hall Recreation Area

2006

3

TBD Town & donations
       
Consider developing exercise room in Community Center

2005

3

$1000 Donations and limited Town funds.
       
Improve and develop Walking Trails

Beginning 2003

2

$300/year Town funds, donations and volunteer work days
       
Golf Driving Range (at golf course) or addition of a practice hole. FII Project TBD FII
       
4.3.6.   Public Works Equipment
Establish a Public Works Equipment Replacement Fund with annual budget contributions.  Contingent on available funds, the following equipment to be replaced by lease or purchase or by having the primary function contracted out based on best option.

2003 & Continuing

1

$15,000 - $20,000 per year Town Budget
       
- Pick-up with or w/o snow plow (?)   ($25,000) 2003 Use Replacement Fund. Town lease/purchase
       
- Back hoe ($45,000) 2004-05 Use Replacement Fund. Town lease/purchase
       
- Grader (Contract out?) ($80,000) 2005-06 Use Replacement Fund. Town lease/purchase
       
-  3-5 cu yd Dump truck ($40,000) 2006- 07 Use Replacement Fund. Town lease/purchase
       
-  Bush hog (Annual rental) As needed Operating funds Town

 
4.3.7.    Winter Town Hall and Records Storage

Winter Town Hall and Records Storage.

2004
2

No cost anticipated for Bldg. But cost for a file storage area may be extra. ($15,000 assumed) FII and Town
       

4.3.8.    Island Town Hall Bldg upgrade

- Bldg engineering survey 2001 
1
$3,000 FII
       
- Construction to include ADA ramp 2002-03 
1
TBD $10,000 allocated in 2001 Town budget.
       
-  New Parking Lot 2004 
3
TBD Town, FII

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