MINUTES OF THE SELECTMEN'S MEETING

WITH BIT EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE PARTICIPATION

 

TOWN OF FRYE ISLAND

 

JULY 9, 2005

 

The location of the meeting was the Community Center, Town of Frye Island

 

The meeting was called to order at 9:05 AM by James Kuiken

Selectmen:  James Kuiken, Brian Walker, John Nun

 

BIT EC:  Bruce Nisula, Joe Potts, Debbie Anthony, James Kuiken, Brian

                Walker, John Nun

 

Town Manager:  Wayne Fournier

 

Treasurer:  Carl Hommel

 

ELECTION OF BOS/BIT EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OFFICERS

MOTION to nominate Brian Walker as Chair of BOS made by John Nun and seconded by James Kuiken.

 

Brian Walker declined the position of Chair of the BOS

 

The motion and the second were withdrawn by John Nun and James Kuiken respectively.

 

MOTION to nominate James Kuiken as Chair of the BOS made by Brian Walker and seconded by John Nun - Unanimous

 

MOTION to nominate James Kuiken as Secretary of the BOS made by Brian Walker and seconded by John Nun - Unanimous

 

MOTION to nominate Bruce Nisula as Chair of the BIT Executive Committee made by Joe Potts and seconded by Debbie Anthony - Unanimous

 

MOTION to nominate James Kuiken as Secretary of the BIT Executive Committee made by Joe Potts and seconded by Debbie Anthony - Unanimous

 

PUBLIC HEARING

Proposal from Vic Solomini to purchase approximately 8,120 sq. ft. triangular shaped piece of property which is located adjacent to lot 1741 and is part of the Golf Course property.

 

Mark Thomas, Chairperson of the Golf Committee, stated that the Golf Committee has endorsed this transaction.

 

The parcel of land in question is a part of the Golf Course and is not part of another lot.

 

Vic stated that he will not ask for a variance on set back requirements.

 

Wayne to get appraisal from Robert Main, Town Appraiser, on land as is and after attached to lot 1741 to determine price.

 

There will be a Public Hearing at the July 30, 2005 BOS Meeting with an appraisal and selling price of the piece of land in question.

 

MOTION to approve the minutes of the June 18, 205 Selectmen's Meeting made by James Kuiken and seconded by John Nun - Unanimous

 

Signed Check Warrants.

 

PETITIONS & COMMUNICATIONS

John Crosby stated that he believed there was a conflict of interest with Dave Treacy concerning the bunk house issue.

 

Some of the meetings if the Planning Board and the Board of Selectmen are at the same time - change the times of these meetings so they do not conflict with one another

 

Roger Stenz asked that the Septic Trucks be considered as a Public Utility and not to pay ferry fees.

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

Water System - the control system was struck by lightning and damaged most of the control instrumentation - approximate estimate to replace equipment is $16,000.00.

Gas tube or fuse protection should be installed on the telephone line.

 

The deductible on the insurance policy is $1,000.00.

 

SAD 6 - Len Langor has sent a letter to the Attorney General's Office requesting a meeting.

 

Tennis Courts - The west Tennis Court at the Community Center has been patched and sealed and is now ready for use.  A new sink hole has surfaced along the same line as the other sink holes, this hole is outside the base line and has also been repaired.

 

Haul Out Facility - Wayne Duffet, Consulting Engineer, Stated that the rail system was not installed rugged enough, the roller system is not a typical roller system used on marine railways, and the carriage should be a pull-up/pull-down system.  Wayne Duffet recommends that the space between the bents should be 10 feet instead of 20 feet.

The existing drum is not large enough for a pull-up/pull-down two cable system, the cost of a secondary winch fro the pull-down is approximately $9,000.00 to

$10,000.00

 

Wayne is getting a price on a new roller system.

Audit - The final audit is not yet finished.

 

Appointments

MOTION to appoint Don Nolen to the Planning Board from July 1, 2005 to June 30, 2008 made by James Kuiken and seconded by John Nun - Unanimous

 

MOTION to appoint Paul Peterson and and Steve Kaplan to the position of Alternates on the Planning Board from July 1, 2005 to June 30, 2006 made by James Kuiken and seconded by John Nun - Unanimous

 

MOTION to appoint Paul White to the position of Town CEO from July 1, 2005 to June 30, 2006 made by James Kuiken and seconded by John Nun - Unanimous

 

The Executive Committee of the BIT will act as the committee to recommend payment and finance means to present at the October, 2005 Town Meeting.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

Ferry

MOTION to extend service on Saturday until 1:00 AM made by James Kuiken and seconded by Bruce Nisula.

     FOR - James Kuiken, Brian Walker, Bruce Nisula, Debbie Anthony

     OPPOSED - John Nun, Joe Potts

 

Motion carried.

Revenues for the ferry thru June 30, 2005 are $159,095.00, includes reserve monies, as compared to $140,490.00, minus reserve monies, thru June 30, 2004.  Ferry revenue is down thru June 30 as compared to last years figures.

 

Ferry fuel is up 30 cents per gallon over 2005 budgeted amount.

 

June, 2005 expenses are below budged amount.

 

Ferry Safety Report - Wayne presented the survey from Associated Marine Surveyors, Inc. which was dated September 3, 2004.  The survey made recommendations that  should be accomplished.  Wayne stated that about 1/2 of the recommendations have been complied to but we are still working on an anchor system design and stability calculations.

 

The report also stated that due to an increase in vehicle size over the years that a study  to calculate safe passageways and proper access space around perimeters of vehicles should be done using vehicle size and stability calculations.

 

Wayne is to rework the existing Ferry Policy, making it more compact, and the new policy has to be adhered to.

 

Septic Trucks are to pay the $60.00 ferry fee being currently charged.

 

Street Openings

MOTION - All street openings and curb cuts have to be approved by the Director of Public Works made by James Kuiken and seconded by John Nun - Unanimous

 

John Crosby to come up with guidelines and rules for the Selectmen to approve.

 

Fiscal Year - At the October, 2004 Town Meeting, the fiscal year was changed from a calendar year to a fiscal year staring July 1 and ending June 30 to help with the Palesky Referendum.  The Palesky Referendum was defeated in the November, 2004 election and therefore the BIT Executive Committee recommends going back to the old calendar year dates.

 

Wayne said that he could prepare a budget for the October, 2005 Town Meeting.

 

Planning Board - Marge Hommel stated that the Planning Board was at a stalemate concerning the Mooring Ordinance and suggested that the Selectmen appoint a committee to move the Mooring Ordinance along.

Marge was told the Selectmen would not appoint a committee at this time and for the Planning Board to keep working on the Mooring Ordinance,

Transportation Committee - The committee met on July 9, 2005 and is working on long and mid term recommendations.

 

Wayne to get a phosphorus sampling for the back lagoon at the marina.

 

John Crosby stated the existing water tank is showing signs of rust and should be sand blasted and coated with an epoxy paint.  John has received a verbal quote of between $15,000.00 and $29,000.00 to sandblast and apply epoxy paint along with a 20 year warranty.

 

MOTION to adjourn at 12:15 PM made by James Kuiken and seconded by John Nun - Unanimous

 

Respectfully submitted,

James L. Kuiken