MINUTES OF THE SELECTMEN'S MEETING

WITH BIT EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE PARTICIPATION

 

TOWN OF FRYE ISLAND

SEPTEMBER 30, 2006

 

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

 

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

 

SELECTMEN:  James Kuiken, John Nun

 

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

                                                            Jim O’Connor, James Kuiken, John Nun

 

TOWN MANAGER:  Wayne Fournier

 

TREASURER:  Carl Hommel

 

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

Ferry Schedule:

Wayne received a letter from Tom Howard, SAPPI, stating that the level of the lake will be 261.5 by November 1, 2006 and 261 or less by Nov 30, 2006.  Wayne passed out a chart with calculations showing the expected lake levels through October.

It is estimated that by October 21, 2006 the level of the lake will be 262.0. 

The safe design of the mainland ferry dock allows heavy equipment to utilize the ferry until 262.3.  With the repair work on the island ferry dock that has been scheduled for this fall it was decided to close the Island on October 22, 2006 at

9:00 PM.

 

All boats are to be out of the Marina by October 12, 2006 to allow the pulling of the slips and walkways.

 

MOTION by James Kuiken and seconded by Bruce Nisula  to charge all people not sitting in manufacturers supplied seats to pay $5.00 as a walk on for safety purposes, to become effective immediately - Unanimous

 

MOTION to expend up to $70,000.00 from the Ferry Reserve Fund Account to repair the Island Ferry Ramp, pilings on the mainland, raise rails on both ferries, and keel coolers made by James Kuiken and seconded by John Nun - Unanimous

 

Water System Design:

CMD to do a Hydraulic Model of Island for Distribution System.  There was some discussion as to what this model would provide - above ground, shallow burial, deep burial, type of pipe to be used , etc.  The cost of the study is $15,000.00.

 

There will be a meeting on Monday, October 2, 2006 at 1:00 PM with CMD at the Town Office.

 

John Crosby has rented the compressor to blow out the water lines for $318.00 per week.  The purchase of this compressor is $6,500.00.  It was decided to continue renting the compressor.

 

Permit Fees:

The rental of the ferry is $500.00 per hour for every hour after 8 hours - not $100.00 as stated on the fee schedule.

 

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

TABOR:

Wayne has been in contact with MMA to discuss the time frame for the implementation of TABOR if it passes.  MMA said that the Town budget for 2007 will not be affected.

 

MOTION by Joe Potts and seconded by John Nun stating the BIT Executive Committee endorses TABOR.

 

     John Nun, Bruce Nisula, Joe Potts, Debbie Anthony, Jim O’Connor - YES

     James Kuiken - No

 

Motion passes.

 

Beach Committee:

Beach Committee would like to have a survey done for Beach 7 & 9. 

It was decided to discuss this in the spring of 2007.

 

Beach Committee would like to put Beach Rules on Fire Barn across from Town Office.  It was decided to publish the Beach Rules periodically in the FINS and possibly contact realtors to put a copy in rental packages.

 

 

Warrant:

Make the following changes:

 

     1.  Article 5 - change date from January 1, 2007 to December 31, 2006.

 

     2.  Article 7 - last sentence - change word 'bid' to bids and add period.

 

     3.  Article 9 - last sentence - change word 'on' to in.

 

     4.  Article 14 - Remove Board of Selectmen

 

MOTION to accept Warrant for October 7, 2006 Town Meeting as corrected made by James Kuiken and seconded by John Nun - Unanimous

 

REVIEW & APPROVALS

 

Financials:

Is it possible to remove line items that are no longer used?  Wayne said that this will be worked on over winter.

 

The investments with Merrill Lynch that come due on October 11, 2006 are to be rolled over.  Need to look at cash on hand and invest more in November or December.

 

Calvin needs to make adjusting journal entries for year end by late January or early February instead of waiting for audit.

 

Received audit for 2005 - very hard to understand, a meeting will be set up with Don Talbot.

 

Toomey Appeal:

The case will be heard on October 12, 2006.  The Town attorney said people will be allowed to attend but does not expect a decision on this date.

 

Milfoil:

The Town has received a permit to remove milfoil.  The Town will remove milfoil in Quail Circle and the Marina as in past years.

 

MOTION to adjourn at 11:20 AM made by John Nun and seconded by James Kuiken - Unanimous

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

James L. Kuiken