MINUTES OF THE SELECTMEN'S MEETING

WITH BIT EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE PARTICIPATION

 

TOWN OF FRYE ISLAND

MARCH 11, 2006

 

The location of the meeting was the Kuiken Residence, Alfred, ME

 

The meeting was called to order at 9:03 AM by James Kuiken

SELECTMEN:  James Kuiken, John Nun, Brian Walker

 

BIT EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE:  Bruce Nisula, Joe Potts, Debbie Anthony,

                                                            James Kuiken, John Nun, Brian Walker

 

TOWN MANAGER:  Wayne Fournier

 

REVIEW & APPROVAL

MOTION to accept the minutes of the February 11, 2006 Selectmen's Meeting as submitted made by James Kuiken and seconded by John Nun - Unanimous

FINANCIALS

Rapid Renewal - one registration has been completed using the rapid renewal program - should start seeing excise tax next month

 

The Money Market, Money Market #2, and Special Checking Account have been transferred to the Regular Checking Account for dispersing into Certificates of Deposit.

 

Wayne to see what the $383.00 in Recreation Professional Services was for.

 

The Fund Balance is not being computed properly, Marge from Berry, Fowles & Co., Town Auditor, is working with TRIO to find out what the problem is.

 

The $14,000.00 that shows up in Ferry Worker's Comp yearly total was expended in the month of February and will be corrected to show this.

 

Bruce Nisula questioned the amount of money in the Golf Reserve - there was $10,000,00 taken out of the reserve account and earmarked for repairs in 2005.

The Golf Committee did not spend this money and Bruce asked if this money was

transferred back to the reserve account.  Wayne to check work sheets and get back to board.

 

MOTION to obtain Certificates of Deposit from Merrill Lynch as follows:

 

1.      Two (2) Eighty Thousand ($80,000.00) Dollar six (6) month and two (2)

      Eighty Thousand ($80,000.00) Dollar twelve (12) month CDs from the

      regular checking account.

 

     2.  Two (2) Fifty Thousand ($50,000.00) Dollar six (6) month and two (2) Fifty

          Thousand ($50,000.00) Dollar twelve (12) month CDs from the designated

          reserve accounts.

 

Motion made by James Kuiken and seconded by John Nun - Unanimous

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

SAD 6

Len Langor, Town Attorney, received a letter from the court regarding SAD 6’s Motion to Intervene.  Len will contact the court for an interpretation of the letter and file response in behalf of the Town.

TOOMEY APPEAL

Larry Clough, Town Attorney, stated that both sides are preparing briefs and does not expect anything to occur until April.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

GOLF REPORT

No report

 

MARINA REPORT

No report

 

WINTER NEWSLETTER

Wayne is starting to put the Winter Newsletter together now, all information is need by March 17, 2006.  Lisa will help with putting the newsletter together.  Mike Hurley will help with printing and mailing and Joe Potts will help with the emailing. The mailing will be a one page mailing telling the people the newsletter in it’s entirety is on line and if a hard copy is requested, it will be mailed.

 

ABATEMENT – Lot 3034

Motion to deny the abatement request for 2005 taxes by  R. Mark & Dianne M. Carlson, Lot 3034, Map 62 due to the fact that tax abatements have to be applied for within 185 days of the tax commitment date.  The tax commitment date for the tax year 2005 was November 1, 2004 and the date of request was February 15, 2006.

 

Motion made by James Kuiken and seconded Brian Walker – Unanimous

 

ISLAND OPENING

MOTION to amend the Ferry Schedule for 2006 as posted on the web site as follows:

 

1.  Change the date for the first ferry from 7:00 AM April 21, 2006 to

     7:00 AM April 28, 2006

 

2.      High Season to begin June 23, 2006

 

3.      Post Season to begin September 5, 2006

 

Motion made by Joe Potts and seconded by James Kuiken – Unanimous

 

GROWTH ORDINANCE

Wayne to get an opinion from MMA to see if the Selectmen can initiate amending the Growth Ordinance.  The amendment will be an administrative change and not a substance change.

 

MOTION to adjourn at 10:58 AM made by James Kuiken and seconded by Brian Walker – Unanimous

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

James L. Kuiken