MINUTES OF THE SELECTMEN'S MEETING

WITH BIT EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE PARTICIPATION

 

TOWN OF FRYE ISLAND

 SEPTEMBER 23, 2006

 

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

 

The meeting was called to order at 9:01 AM by James Kuiken.

 

SELECTMEN:  James Kuiken, John Nun

 

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

                                                            James Kuiken, John Nun

 

TOWN MANAGER:  Wayne Fournier

 

TREASURER:  Carl Hommel

 

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

Ferry:

Discussed water level - Bancroft Corp. needs to work on Island ramp, the ferry might have to be shut down for a couple of days.  Wayne to meet with Bancroft Corp. on Tuesday.  Wayne to keep us posted on what needs to be done and when.

 

Changed sheaves on mainland gantry, the old sheaves did not have any grease fittings.  The island gantry sheaves will also have to be changed.

Review Permit Fees:

MOTION to accept the Electrical & Plumbing Permit Fees immediately as presented made by James Kuiken and seconded by John Nun - Unanimous

 

MOTION that all fees approved on September 8, 2006 are to become effective immediately made by James Kuiken and seconded by John Nun - Unanimous

 

MOTION to amend the fees for ferry rental to allow only one modular home per day and to charge $500.00 per hour for every hour over  8 made by James Kuiken and seconded by John Nun - Unanimous

Haul Out Facility:

The equipment for the pull down winch has been ordered and is scheduled to be completed by October 31, 2006.

SAD 6:

The Town has replied to the State brief.  No date has been set for hearing.

Toomey Appeal:

The case is to be heard on October 12, 2006 at 10:00 AM in the Cumberland County Courthouse, Portland, ME.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

TABOR:

Wayne has gone to 2 training sessions on TABOR.  TABOR is based on consumer price index plus population changes to control the limit of tax  increase.  TABOR requires a 2/3 vote and then a referendum vote (by simple majority) to over-ride.

Voting Requirements:

The State requirements have changed and the State is sending a computer just for voting list.  Automated Voter System allows handicapped people to vote by FAX and the State will pay for dedicated phone line for FAX machine.

Budget:

MOTION to raise the current assessed value of improved lot by $8,594.00 made by James Kuiken and seconded by John Nun, acting as Board of Assessors - Unanimous

 

 

This draft as presented removed the overlay, added $3,000.00 for Electrical & Plumbing Permits, and shifted $10,000.00 from Fire & Safety operating account to Fire & Safety Reserve Account.  The budget as of now is $72,400.00 below LD 1 cap without the Water Reserve.

 

Fire Chief, Steve Persson, stated what the money in the operating account was needed for and therefore the $10,000.00 was put back into the operating account.

 

There will be a BOS/EC Meeting on September 30, 2006 at 9:00 AM in the Community Center to approve the budget and warrant for the October 7, 2007 Town Meeting.

 

REVIEW & APPROVALS

 

MOTION to accept the minutes of the September 8, 2006 BOS/EC Meeting made by James Kuiken and seconded by John Nun - Unanimous

 

MOTION to accept the minutes of the September 14, 2006 EC Meeting made by James Kuiken and seconded by Joe Potts - Unanimous.

 

MOTION to accept the minutes of the September 2, 2006 Special Town Meeting made by James Kuiken and seconded by John Nun - Unanimous

 

John Nun has volunteered to take the minutes of the October 7, 2006 Town Meeting.

 

 

Financials and Ferry Projections are tabled until the September 30, 2006 BOS/EC Meeting.

 

 

MOTION to adjourn at 12:35 PM made by James Kuiken and seconded by John Nun - Unanimous

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

James L. Kuiken