MINUTES OF THE SELECTMEN'S MEETING

WITH BIT EXECUTIVE BOARD PARTICIPATION

 

TOWN OF FRYE ISLAND

OCTOBER 22, 2005

 

The location of the meeting was the Administration Building, Town of Frye Island

 

The meeting was called to order at 9:00 AM by James Kuiken.

Selectmen:  James Kuiken, Brian Walker

 

BIT Executive Committee:  Bruce Nisula, Jim O'Connor, Debbie Anthony, James

                                               Kuiken, Brian Walker

 

Town Manager:  Wayne Fournier

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

FERRY

Wayne presented the 2006 fee schedule - after some discussion about the IIR Fund amounts the fee schedule was approved as submitted.

 

Bruce Nisula went over in detail his Draft Ferry Proposal dated October 11, 2005.

WINTER MEETINGS

The winter meeting dates will be December 10, 2005, February 11, 2006, March 18, 2006.  All meetings will be at the Holiday Inn Express in Saco, ME and will start at 9:00 AM.  The first meeting after the Island opens will be May 6, 2006 in the Administration Building at 9:00 AM.

 

PETITIONS & COMMUNICATIONS

 

Tim Toomey asked the Board of Selectmen why the Town was going to challenge the Board of Appeals decision to allow a variance on Lot 225.

James Kuiken told Tim that the BOS did not believe the reason given for the variance was in the best interest of the Town of Frye Island.

 

Tim asked for a copy of the September 24, 2005 BOS Meeting minutes and a copy of the Board of Appeals file.  Wayne is to give Tim these documents.

 

Wayne to ask Larry Clough about the Town's window of opportunity concerning the Board of Appeals timing in reopening a hearing after a decision has been made.

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

LOT 279 - Bill & Shannon Schiesser

The Board of Selectmen did not change their decision about cutting of trees on Town property and that the BOS is willing to hear Schiesser's request for reconsideration.

 

INSURANCE

Jim O'Connor is willing to get together with Clark do discuss the 2006 insurance coverage.

 

AUDIT

The audit is not yet complete.

 

WATER SYSTEM

The monies that were approved in the 2005 budget for the Scadia Equipment are to go toward the Multi Media Filter being installed and $15,000.00 that was approved for the filter system is to be returned to the Island Improvement Reserve Account.

 

SAD 6

Wayne has spoken to Len Langor and an e-mail has been sent to Len stating that he is to proceed with complaint in Superior Court.

 

FERRY HAUL OUT

Len Langor has sent a letter to Kleinschmidt stating that the Town is proceeding with a lawsuit . 

 

Wayne has received a quote in the amount of $8,470.00 for the material to install a draw down winch.  Wayne to contact Len Langor and write letter stating that the cost to install draw down winch (labor & material) is approximately $15,000.00 and if this doesn't work the Town will expect more.

 

FERRY DOCK REPAIRS

Bancroft is ready to start after the island closes but there is some question if the structural work can be started due to the high water level.

 

Wayne has received approximate costs from Bancroft as follows:

 

     1.  $4,050.00 to repair keel coolers

 

     2.  $ 2,325.00 to relocate life jacket lockers

 

Wayne directed to proceed with these two items and the monies are to come from operating expenses.

 

TRANSFER STATION

The State will write a letter to the Town for not having a license to operate a transfer station and instructions on how to apply and do some things to comply with regulations.

If the license is applied for immediately there will be no fine involved.

 

MILFOIL

The Town needs to obtain a permit for the removal of milfoil.

 

REVIEW & APPROVAL

 

MOTION to accept the minutes of the September 2, 2005, September 9, 2005, September 24, 2005, and September 30, 2005 Selectmen's Meetings as submitted made by James Kuiken and seconded by Brian Walker.

Unanimous

FINANCIALS

The financials for September were reviewed.  Wayne believes that there will be a surplus of funds in the operations portion of the budget but the ferry revenues fall short of budget amounts.

 

MOTION to adjourn at 10:55 AM made by James Kuiken and seconded by Brian Walker.

 

Unanimous

 

Respectfully submitted.

James L. Kuiken