MINUTES OF THE SELECTMEN’S MEETING AND
BOARD OF ISLAND TRUSTEES EXECUTIVE
TOWN OF FRYE ISLAND
October 13, 2001
The location of the meeting was the Community Center, Frye Island Maine.
Conrad Theberge, Frye Island Town Clerk, called the meeting to order at 2:02 P.M.
Present: Selectmen: James Kuiken, John Crosby, Robert Roberts
Executive Committee Members: Patricia Karpacz, Richard Giggey, Dave Decker and Mark Thomas.
Attendees: Oleg Svetlichny, Fritz Mueller, Ernest Wrzesinsky, Laura Crosby, Jan Roberts, Paul Bourque, David Treacy and Jean Sullivan Toomey.
Agenda 3 Approval of Minutes
A. MOTION 86 John Crosby made a motion to accept September 22, 2001 minutes. Robert Roberts second this motion. Unanimous
B. MOTION 87 John Crosby made a motion to accept Town Meeting Minutes October 6, 2001 as amended. James Kuiken Second this motion. James Kuiken withdrew his second and John Crosby withdrew his motion. The Selectmen asked to review the amendments before approving the minutes.
Report of Town Manager:
Working on the prop for boat #2. The shaft is rusting from the inside. Diver installed the shaft for a cost of $4,500.00. There is a leak and the boat has been pumped out. Next is to locate the leak and repair it. James Kuiken asked if there was enough money in the budget.
The board reviewed the financial report for the month of September.
A. Richard Giggey has concerns on the following
1. Procedure for voting at the town meeting.
2. State auditors report on valuations
3. State valuation to sales ratio
4. Assessment of houses – Ratio skewed
5. Assessment for improvements
B. Robert Tripp could do the revaluation for $16000.00. Start the project this year and complete in 2003. The new assessments would be used for the 2004 Tax Year. Would $16000.00 be enough to complete the valuation? Assessor needs to be unbiased and fair.
C. Send notice to each homeowner and let them know of the increase in valuation.
MOTION 88 Robert Roberts made a motion to endorse the Water System Evaluation Report, Frye Island Water System, as prepared by Pine Tree Engineering, and submit to the State Drinking Water Program. James Kuiken Second this motion. Unanimous
SAD#6 update--Town Manager has contacted Durwood Parkinson attorney from Wells. He is out of town for a couple days and should return call back to Town Manager.
MOTION 89 James Kuiken made a motion to award the contract for a 45 PPM Ricoh copier, for a term of 60 months, at the monthly rate of $136.07, plus a $20.42 monthly cost of copies, and a per copy overage cost of .007 per copy. Robert Roberts second this motion. Unanimous
MOTION 90 James Kuiken made a motion to except the 2002 Meeting Schedule as follows. Winter meetings will be held in winter office. Robert Roberts second this motion. Unanimous
January 19,2002 Selectmen August 8,2002 Budget
March 23, 2002 Selectmen August 31, 2002 Budget
May 25, 2002 Selectmen September 7, 2002 Budget
June 22, 2002 Selectmen September 14, 2002 Budget
July 20, 2002 Selectmen September 28, 2002 Budget
August 28, 2002 Selectmen
September 28, Selectmen
October 19, 2002 Selectmen
Town Meeting July 6, 2002 and October 5, 2002
Town meeting procedures and the outcome of the warrant article. Ernest Wrzesinsky has 6 areas of concern.
1. Challenging a vote—law is 30-a 253B – 7 voters need to challenge then poll the voters
2. Tie vote – person on the prevailing side need two-thirds vote to proceed.
3. Cannot recess the Town Meeting after a vote
4. Cap on money articles—the amount can be reduced not increased.
5. Separation of voters—non voters to speak
6. Name and address of voters
Robert Roberts made a motion to appoint a committee on voting procedures. Later withdrawn.
Fritz Mueller said Board of Island Trustees operating according to Charter.
MOTION 91 James Kuiken made a motion to release all interest in Lots#1758 and Lots#1105 for payment of all back taxes, interest and fees. Lot 1758 $1,067.50 taxes and $264.39 Interest $133.54 Fees. Lot 1105 $726.10 taxes and $180.03 Interest $133.54 fees. Robert Roberts second the motion. Unanimous
MOTION 92 to award a bid for 2002 Pick-up truck for the amount of $23,971.00 or less. Robert Roberts second this motion. Unanimous
Agenda 9a MOTION 93 James Kuiken made a motion to appoint the following people to the Conservation Commission.
Ed Charrette Three years Chair Pro Temp
Klaus Salzman Three years
Kathy Potts Three years
Christa Mueller Two years
John Nun One year
Claire Ladow One year
Barbara Aranyi One year
Robert Roberts second the motion. Unanimous
MOTION 94 James Kuiken moved to provide ferry service to contractors to and from the island during November and December. Nothing larger then a pickup truck will be allowed. The charge is $50.00 per vehicle. There will one trip in the morning and one trip in the afternoon. Each contractor must have a cell phone and give the number to the director of Public Works. John Crosby second this motion. Unanimous
MOTION 95 James Kuiken made a motion to accept a donation from Frye Island Inc. Monies received is to be placed in a capital reserve fund. Robert Roberts second this motion. Unanimous
Meeting went into Executive Session to discuss personnel policy.