MINUTES OF THE SELECTMEN'S MEETING

WITH BIT EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE PARTICIPATION

 

TOWN OF FRYE ISLAND

MAY 27, 2006

 

 

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

 

The meeting as 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, Debbie Anthony,

                                                            James Kuiken, John Nun, Brian Walker

 

TOWN MANAGER:  Wayne Fournier

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING ON GROWTH ORDINANCE

 

There were approximately 55 people present for the Public Hearing.

 

There were three options presented to the public which were as follows:

 

     1.  Repeal the Growth Ordinance in it's entirety

 

     2.  Issue fifteen (15) building permits per year on a first come first serve basis

 

     3.  Issue fifteen (15) building permits per year using a lottery system

 

After much discussion, a straw vote was taken and the results were unanimous to repeal the Growth Ordinance in it's entirety.

 

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

GOLF REPORT:

No report

 

MARINA REPORT:

No report

 

INSURANCE REPORT ON FERRIES:

The Coast Guard will not do a stability test on the ferries, the Coast Guard will not do vessels that carry vehicles.

 

Wayne has received a quote from a company to do a stability test for one (1) ferry in the amount of $3,000.00 and $1,000.00 for the second ferry if done at the same time.

 

It was decided to not do the stability test and inform the insurance company what has been completed on their list and the remaining items are in progress.

 

 

VOLUNTEER FORM:

MOTION to approve the Volunteer Form as revised and presented made by James Kuiken and seconded by John Nun - Unanimous

 

 

PROPERTY FORECLOSURES:

The Town has foreclosed on the following properties:

 

     Lots 1066, 364, 124/125 (merged), 126/127 (merged), 1401, 1721, and 1108

 

The Town does not wish to auction these properties at the present time.

 

 

PUBLIC WORKS GRADER:

John Crosby, Director of Public Works, has requested permission to purchase an Altec Road Grader - Model #MG747G - Serial #029990051 for the price of $37,500.00.

 

MOTION to purchase the Altec Road Grader for $37,500.00 with the funds coming from the following accounts:  (1) $23,700.00 from Equipment Reserve Account, (2)

$10,417.00 from the 2005 DOT Grant, and (3) $3,383.00 from the 2006 DOT Grant made by James Kuiken and seconded by John Nun - Unanimous

 

 

MEETING DATES:

The following dates have been confirmed for the BOS/Executive Committee Meetings

June 17, 2006 - 9:00AM - Community Center

 

July 7, 2006 - 7:00PM - Community Center

 

July 15, 2006 - 9:00AM - Community Center

 

July 28, 2006 - 7:00 PM - Community Center

 

 

TABOR BUDGET RESTRICTION PROPOSAL:

The TABOR (Taxpayers Bill of Rights) Initiative will be on the November, 2006 Ballot as a referendum.  TABOR is based on Colorado's tax cap and puts restrictions on Town, County, and School budget increases.

 

 

STATE ASSESSMENT:

Mike Rogers sent a letter stating that the Town of Frye Island's State Evaluation has gone up by 26.5% for 2007 to $141,600,000.00.

 

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

PROJECT UPDATE:

The attorneys are still in the process of filing briefs for SAD 6 and the Toomey Appeal.

 

Len Langor is working on the Kleinschmidt/Town of Frye Island dispute.

 

 

REVIEW & APPROVAL

 

MOTION to accept the minutes of the May 6, 2006 Board of Selectmen Meeting as presented made by James Kuiken and seconded by Brian Walker - Unanimous

 

 

 

FINANCIALS:

The auditor has been on the Island and is working on the Capital Assets for the audit.

 

 

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

Returned from Executive Session - discussed personnel issues

 

MOTION to adjourn made by James Kuiken and seconded by John Nun - Unanimous

 

Respectfully submitted,

James L. Kuiken