MINUTES OF THE SELECTMEN'S MEETING
WITH BIT PARTICIPATION
TOWN OF FRYE ISLAND
SEPTEMBER 18, 2004
The location of the meeting was the Community Center, Town of Frye Island
The meeting was called to order at 9:00 AM by James Kuiken
Selectmen: James Kuiken, Bob Roberts
BIT: Pat Karpacz, Grace Morin, Jim O'Connor, Bruce Nisula
Town Manager: Wayne Fournier
Treasurer: Carl Hommel
MOTION to accept the minutes of the September 3, 2004 Selectmen's meeting as
corrected made by James Kuiken and seconded by Bob Roberts - Unanimous
MOTION to accept the minutes of the September 4, 2004 Budget Public Hearing
as corrected made by James Kuiken and seconded by Bob Roberts - Unanimous
Signed Check Warrants
August, 2004 financial statements not available will review at September 25, 2004
Ferry ticket revenues as of September 14, 2004 - $ 348,687.00; budget amount
Bill Gately, Mark Thomas, and Mike Mazzola were elected to the Golf Committee
at the annual meeting.
Revenues and expenses are on target with budget.
Work day to be held on September 19, 2004
Discussion about changing policy to not allow pro shop credits to be carried from
year to year beginning in 2005.
The Marina Committee is taking an active role in discussions concerning mooringpolicy
Refrigerator for the teen room will be donated
Ferry Haul Out - the rollers have been installed and there are still several spots
where the carriage sticks. The operation with the rollers is much
better but is still not acceptable. Coastal Engineering will be
correcting the sticking problems.
Water System - construction has started on the Treatment Building, some ledge
had to be blasted for footings, but this was expected.
A meeting with A. E. Hodsdon has to be scheduled as soon as
possible to discuss discrepancies in yard piping.
A meeting with Zachau Construction has to be scheduled to discuss
Ferry Painting - paint is on site, the ferry will be pulled o September 20, 2004 to
begin the painting process. Process should take from seven (7)
to ten (10) days. A representative from the paint supplier will be
on hand to supervise.
One of the transmissions on the ferry will have to be pulled and
sent out for repair.
There is a crack in the hull of the ferry by the propellers, this will
be welded when is boat is pulled for painting.
Beach 10 - received a quote from Grondin in the amount of $5,180.00 for erosion
control. Wayne to tell abutters that the Town will be starting this work
the first week of October, 2004.
MOTION to expend up to $6,000.00 for erosion control work to be performed by
R J Grondin & Sons at Beach #10 made by James Kuiken and seconded by Bob Roberts - Unanimous
Tax Cap Initiative - discussed what impact the Tax Cap Initiative would have on the
Town of Frye Island. If the tax cap took effect now, the
amount the Town would be able to collect will only pay for
the school and county taxes.
There will be a Public Hearing on September 25, 2004 to change the Town of Frye
Island's fiscal year from the calendar year (January thru December) to a fiscal
year (July thru June).
Winter Meeting Schedule - Selectmen Meetings will be held on the following dates
at the Holiday Inn Express, Saco, ME:
December 4, 2004, January 22, 2005, February 19, 2005,
and March 19, 2005
Police Review Committee - Dana spoke with South Portland and they do not have a
review committee. Dana does not believe the review
committee is a good idea because it will undermine the
policeman's authority. There will be a complaint form
available for people to file in 2005.
Fines - second notices need to sent
Raymond Rescue - need to bill people who Raymond Rescue has answered calls for
MOTION to purchase a John Deere backhoe for $40,000.00 plus the Town's backhoe made by James Kuiken and seconded by Bob Roberts - Unanimous
Added items to budget for capital expenses and removed Raymond Dispatch,
Fire Works, and some of DPW's equipment maintenance.
Discussed Marina fees for 2005 and how some extra income could be generated from
Wayne to come up with a revised budget for the September 25, 2005 meeting.
MOTION to adjourn at 2:10 PM made by James Kuiken and seconded by Bob
Roberts - Unanimous
James L. Kuiken