MINUTES OF THE SELECTMEN'S MEETING

WITH BIT EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE PARTICIPATION

 

TOWN OF FRYE ISLAND

MAY 6, 2006

 

 

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

 

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

 

SELECTMEN:  James Kuiken, John Nun, Brian Walker

 

BIT EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE:  Bruce Nisula, Jim O'Connor, Joe Potts, Debbie

                                                           Anthony, James Kuiken, John Nun, Brian

                                                           Walker

 

TOWN MANAGER:  Wayne Fournier

 

 

PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE PUBLIC

 

Wayne & Kathy Hingston and Kathy Potts had questions regarding the Growth Ordinance. It was explained that the Public Hearings for amending the Growth Ordinance were scheduled for May 27, 2006 and June 17, 2006 at the Community Center and the registered voters of the Town would decide at a Special Town Meeting on July 1, 2006 whether to amend or not amend the Growth Ordinance.

 

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

GOLF REPORT:

The course held up extremely well during the winter.  Jim Hodge, the new Superintendent, is on board and doing a good job.  The Golf Committee will meet next week.

 

MARINA REPORT:

The beaver are back, Quail Circle has lost four (4) slips to beaver lodges and the beaver are in the back lagoon at the Marina.  Fish & Game Department says that the beaver cannot be trapped until August and a permit from the DEP and Fish & Game is required to remove lodges.

 

Docks are in at the Marina and all slips are rented.  John Crosby would like to purchase mushroom anchors for buoys that mark the channel at the Marina - the cost of these anchors is about $70.00 each and eight (8) are needed.  Permission granted to purchase the mushroom anchors.  Wayne is obtaining a price to install slip numbers on the walkways.

 

ABATEMENT - Lot 3034 - Tax Year 2006:

Received an application for an abatement from R. Mark & Diane M. Carlson for a tax abatement on lot 3034 for the tax year 2006.  The Carlsons have a Growth Permit for 2008.

 

MOTION to grant an abatement in the amount of $467.75 on lot 3034 for tax year 2006 which is consistent with the recommendations made by Richard Main before he departed made by James Kuiken and seconded by John Nun - Unanimous

 

 

CERTIFICATION FOR EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT DIRECTOR:

Fire Chief Steve Persson is the Town's Emergency Management Director and must get certified.  Wayne to contact Chief Persson and discuss this.

 

INSURANCE REPORT ON FERRIES:

Received a letter from Clark Associates, Town's Insurance Agent, with recommendations from One Beacon Insurance Group that should be accomplished to conform with U.S. Coast Guard Standards for Small Passenger Vessels under the rules and regulations of Sub Chapter T.  Wayne to get a copy of Sub Chapter T and distribute it to the board members.

 

PROPERTY ASSESSMENTS:

The Town's Assessor, Richard Main, resigned his position as of February 28, 2006.  At the present timer the Board of Selectmen are acting as the Assessors.  April 1 is the deadline for assessing properties, but Richard did this until the tax commitment date and then submitted the form to the state.

 

VOLUNTEER FORM:

Joe Potts submitted a form to be filled out by volunteers who would like to be appointed to a position (board, committee, etc.) in the Town.  There was some discussion as to some of the requirements being asked.  Bruce Nisula to work with Joe to refine the form and submit it to the board at the May 20, 2006 meeting for approval.

 

ELECTRONIC TICKET OPERATIONJS:

Wayne has had a discussion with Bob Russo concerning an electronic system similar to those used to purchase e-tickets for airline reservations and airport use.  Joe Potts had some concerns about methods of security that will be incorporated into this system.  The talks are only in the preliminary stages and much more information will be needed.

 

 

OLD BUSINESS 

SAD 6:

Jimmy Kuiken explained how the Town of Frye Island went from zero (0) population to an estimated population 0f one (1) at a reapportionment meeting of SAD 6.

 

Frye Island's portion of SAD 6 Taxes for Fiscal Year 2006/2007 has increased by Eight Hundred Eighty Two Thousand Four Hundred Sixty Six Dollars and Thirty Eight cents ($882,466.38).  This increase is based on state evaluations and the Town of Frye Island has increased in valuation by 30.92% according to the state.  Wayne is to contact the state and request a representative to come to the Town and explain how state evaluations are prepared.

 

Marshall Tinkle, Town Attorney, is still preparing briefs in response to state's questions and requirements.

 

 

BANK of AMERICA VS MERILL LYNCH

The Town has purchased six month CDs from Merrill Lynch as follows:

 

1.     Four (4)Eighty Thousand Dollar CDs from operating cash and undesignated    

fund balance

 

     2.  Three (3) Fifty Thousand Dollar CDs from designated reserve fund accounts

 

 

REVIEW & APPROVAL

 

MOTION to accept the minutes of the March 11, 2006 Selectmen's Meeting made by James Kuiken and seconded by Brian Walker - Unanimous

 

 

MOTION to accept the Minutes of the April 7, 2006 Special Selectmen's Meeting made by James Kuiken and seconded by John Nun - Unanimous

 

 

FINANCIALS:

April, 2006 statements will be ready for the May 20, 2006 meeting.

 

The monies left over from purchasing the Willis Property should be returned to the Undesignated Fund Balance.

 

The Town has foreclosed on  property for back taxes but still cannot collect from the Marshall Service for the back taxes for the property seized by them.  Wayne has been in contact will several state and federal agencies and was directed to contact Dick Steeves, the attorney who handled the transactions when the property was sold.

 

WEEKEND FERRY POLICY:

Heavy equipment (construction vehicles) are not permitted use of the ferry Pre & Post Season on Saturday and Sunday but delivery trucks for islanders must be cleared with Wayne before using ferry during these periods.

 

 

MOTION to go to Executive Session according to MRSA 1 Paragraph 405 (6) (A) made by James Kuiken and seconded by John Nun

Returned from Executive Session - discussed personnel issues.

 

MOTION to adjourn at 2:55 PM made by James Kuiken and seconded by John Nun - Unanimous

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

James L. Kuiken