MINUTES OF THE SPECIAL SELECTMEN'S MEETING
TOWN OF FRYE ISLAND
OCTOBER 29, 2004
The location of the meeting was the Administration Building, Town of Frye Island
The meeting was called to order at 6:00 PM by James Kuiken
Selectmen: James Kuiken, Bob Roberts, Dave Decker
BIT: Pat Karpacz, Grace Morin, Jim O'Connor, Bruce Nisula
Town Manager: Wayne Fournier
Tax Assessor: Richard Main
Richard Main, Tax Assessor, presented the 2004 Municipal Tax Rate Calculation
Form and explained how the form is completed. The State of Maine allows a
maximum of 5% overlay above the tax commitment that was voted upon at the Town Meeting. This overlay can be used for tax abatements, unforeseen expenses, and the amount that is not spent goes into Fund Balance.
The 2005 Town Budget has a line item of $2,000.00 for tax abatement and has
Designated reserve accounts for unforeseen expenses.
James Kuiken stated that if an overlay is needed it should be presented at the
Town Meeting and let the voters approve it.
MOTION to set the mil rate of $17.04 per thousand for the 2005 tax year was
Made by Bob Roberts and seconded by Dave Decker - Unanimous
A proposal for engineering drafted by Gagnon Engineering, Inc. for repairs to the
ferry landings was presented by Wayne Fournier.
MOTION to spend up to $15,000.00 from Ferry Reserve for Gagnon Engineering,
Inc. to prepare structural evaluations & ramp bearing repairs and ramp apron &
counterweight improvements made by Bob Roberts and seconded by Dave Decker -
Bob Roberts asked Wayne to contact Gagnon Engineering, Inc. and see if we can come to an agreement of not to exceed $12,000.00 for this work.
There will be a meeting with the SCADIA supplier on Monday, November 8, 2004
at the Maintenance Building.
MOTION to adjourn at 6:27 PM made by James Kuiken and seconded by Dave Decker - Unanimous
James L. Kuiken