MINUTES OF THE SELECTMEN'S MEETING
WITH BIT EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE PARTICIPATION
TOWN OF FRYE ISLAND
JUNE 17, 2006
The location of the meeting was the Community Center, Town of Frye Island.
The meeting was called to order by James Kuiken at 9:02 AM
SELECTMEN: James Kuiken, Brian Walker
BIT EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: Jim O'Connor, Joe Potts, Debbie Anthony,
James Kuiken, Brian Walker
TOWN MANAGER: Wayne Fournier
TOWN TREASURER: Carl Hommel
PUBLIC HEARING ON GROWTH ORDINANCE
There were approximately fifty (50) people present for the Public Hearing.
There were two (2) 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
After much discussion, it was decided by the BOS/BIT that the repeal of the Growth Ordinance is what the majority of the people present supported.
At the present time it is not necessary to rush to have a Special Town Meeting because the deadline for appealing property taxes is almost here and that another Public Hearing would be held during the summer.
TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE REPORT
Richard Flowerdew gave a report on what the Transportation Committee has been working on and some of the findings on ferry traffic, ferry repairs, and future ferry needs that will have to come about.
The report was well received by the BOS/BIT and they thanked Richard and the rest of the Transportation Committee for the hours put in and the work the committee has done.
Quail Circle clean-up is scheduled for today.
The Marina Committee would like to install a flood light at the end of the Marina and lighting at each ramp - the cost of this lighting project would cost about $8,800.00.
MOTION by James Kuiken and seconded by Brian Walker to expend up to $8,800.00 for the installation of lighting at the Marina with the funds coming from the following accounts:
1. $4,400.00 from Equity Reserve Account
2. $4,400.00 from Island Improvement Account
Motion passed unanimously.
MOTION to put the $65,000.00 that Frye Island, Inc. gave the Town for water tank repairs and gravel reimbursement be place in the Island Improvement Reserve Account made by James Kuiken and seconded by Brian Walker - Unanimous
Tabled until Paul White was present to give report
Wayne presented a new lease between the Town and FII for approval. The lease was approved and will be signed by the BOS and the FII Board of Directors.
ENHANCED 911 STREET NUMBERS:
The Town was asked to change the street numbers to a conventional system - odd numbers on one side of street and even numbers an other side of street. After some discussion, it was decided to leave the numbering system as is.
Wayne presented ferry projections to year end. After reviewing projections it was decided to have a Special BIT Executive Committee meeting on Friday, June 23, 2006 at 7:00 PM to discuss increasing ferry ticket prices and having a Special BIT Meeting.
All the briefs have been filed and waiting for court to set dates for hearings.
TOOMEY VS TOWN
Town has filed briefs and the ball is now in Toomey’s attorneys court.
There was a problem with the Town applying for the Beano license and therefore Beano will not take place this year.
Paul White would like to approve clearing of cutting of trees on non shore land zoned lots. At the present time the Town does not have an ordinance that states permission is required for cutting of trees on non shore land property.
Bill & Shannon Schiesser have stated that they will be at the July 7, 2006 BOS/BIT meeting to discuss there fine.
REVIEW & APPROVAL
MOTION to accept the minutes of the May 237, 2006 BOS/BIT meeting as corrected made by James Kuiken and seconded by Brian Walker. (Correction- add Carl Hommel as attended) Unanimous
Auditor is working on audit.
MOTION to go to Executive Session according to MRSA 1 Paragraph 405 (6) (A) made by James Kuiken and seconded by Brian Walker - Unanimous.
Returned from Executive Session - discussed personnel issues.
NEW MEETING DATES:
August 12, 2006 9:00 AM Community Center
September 2, 2006 Public Hearing for 2007 Budget 9:00 AM Community Center
September 9, 2006 9:00 AM Community Center
September 23, 2006 9:00 AM Community Center
September 30, 2006 9:00 AM Community Center
October 7, 2006 Town Meeting Community Center
MOTION to adjourn at 2:00 PM made by James Kuiken and seconded by Brian Walker - Unanimous
James L. Kuiken