MINUTES OF THE SELECTMEN'S MEETING
WITH BIT PARTICIPATION
TOWN OF FRYE ISLAND
FEBRUARY 21, 2004
The location of the meeting was the Holiday Inn Express, Saco, ME
The meeting was called to order at 9:05 AM by James Kuiken
Selectmen: James Kuiken, Bob Roberts, Dave Decker
BIT: Pat Karpacz, Dick Giggey, Jim O'Connor
Treasurer: Carl Hommel
Town Manager: Wayne Fournier
Richard Main explained how the property values were construed for the revaluation
and presented Property Tax Bulletin No. 18, Farm and Open Space Tax Law.
Richard explained that some FII properties were never previously taxed and how
some of FII property may be classified as Open Space. If FII is to apply for OPEN
Space assessment it has to be applied for by April 1 of any year.
MOTION to recess the Selectmen's Meeting until the conclusion of the FII
Meeting made at 9:50 AM by James Kuiken and seconded by Dave Decker -
MOTION to reconvene the Selectmen's Meeting made at 10:40 AM by James
Kuiken and seconded by Dave Decker - Unanimous
MOTION to accept the minutes of the January 24, 2004 Selectmen's Meeting as
corrected made by James Kuiken and seconded by Bob Roberts - Unanimous
The Town has changed the accounting practice from Quickbooks to Trio
The transfers to the reserve accounts needs to be done in December and not
until the audit is complete
Golf Committee Meeting to be held on March 6 & 7, 2004. Dave Decker will go
to meeting and explain that the Golf Course will have to operate within the budget.
The Golf Course will be on the Agenda to be one of the FII properties to be
transferred to the Town, if the Golf Course is not transferred to the Town the
Golf Course will have to pay property taxes.
The mailing regarding the slip usage has been sent.
Wayne is updating the waiting list.
MOTION to raise the Quail Circle fee from $150.00 to $200.00 with $50.00 to go
to municipal operating expenses; to raise the Equity Slip fee from $225.00 to
$375.00 with $150.00 to go to municipal operating expenses; to raise the Annual
Rental fee from $750.00 to $900.00 with $150.00 to go to municipal operating
expenses made by Jim O'Connor and seconded James Kuiken - Unanimous
A questionnaire will be sent in the Winter Newsletter.
Cleaning of Community Center - the only monies in the budget are for one Spring
Ferry Haul Out Facility - Len Langer, Town Attorney, is working on sending a
letter to Kleinschmidt Engineering informing them that
the Town expects them to provide a redesigned Haul
Out Facility that functions properly.
Ten Foot Right of Way - The Town has finally closed on the property and deed has
been sent to the Cumberland County Registry of Deeds
Ticket price complaint - Len Langer, Town Attorney, has sent a letter stating that
the new fees are in compliance with the Town Charter
Ferry Engine Rebuilds - the Ellie Corliss is complete and work is starting on The
Ferry Trailer - the roof on the ferry trailer is leaking; a quote of $3240.00 has
been received to replace the roof with a peaked roof over the
existing roof, adding a roof over the deck, and replacing two doors.
MOTION to expend up to $3240.00 to replace roof on ferry trailer, add roof over
deck area, and replace two doors made by James Kuiken and seconded by Bob
Roberts - Unanimous
SAD #6 - a meeting was held with the Selectmen and Senator Gilman and
Representative Moore. A package will be sent to the Town's elected
state officials with documentation leading to the formation of the Town
of Frye Island and LD 500 which removes the withdrawal from the
school district in the Town’s Incorporation Act.
2004 Ferry Schedule – The 2004 schedule is being worked on and will be ready for
approval at the March Selectmen’s Meeting
New Fire Truck – The new fire truck has been ordered and delivery is expected
late summer of 2004
Liquor Licenses – A Public Hearing will be scheduled for March 27, 2004 for the
approval of the liquor license for the Golf Course
Admin Building Repairs – A letter of intent has been sent to Zachau Construction,
Inc. stating that the repairs will be started as soon as
Scanner – The new scanner has been installed and the bugs are being worked out
Insurance – Jim O’Connor and Wayne have met to review the Town and FII
insurance policies and have come up with some questions that will
be presented to Clark Associates, Town of Frye Island’s insurance
Check on liability insurance costs for the Board of Island Trustees.
Emerald Point – Wayne to check with Steve Harvey and see why the Town has
not received any fees as of yet
Ferry Ticket Sales – Wayne suggested that ticket sales should be collected on the
mainland to alleviate some of the traffic in the office. After
a lengthy discussion, Wayne was asked to submit a detailed
plan for further consideration.
Transfer Station Fees – Fees for the Transfer Station were discussed along with
fees other Transfer Stations in the area charge.
MOTION to go to Executive Session made by James Kuiken and seconded by
Dave Decker – Unanimous
Returned from Executive Session – discussed personnel
MOTION to offer Martin Freidman a letter of employment and six weeks
severance pay made by Dave Decker and seconded by Bob Roberts –
MOTION to adjourn made by James Kuiken and seconded by Dave Decker –
James L. Kuiken