MINUTES OF THE FIRST SELECTMENS’ MEETING
TOWN OF FRYE ISLAND, MAINE
May 2, 1998

The location of the meeting was the Frye Island Administration Building.

The meeting was called to order at 10:50 a.m. by Kathleen Potts, Frye Island Town Clerk.

PRESENT:  Selectmen Fogg, Lowe, Potts, Tedford, and Svetlichny; Vic Richards, Island Manager

ATTENDEES:  Patricia and Stan Karpacz; FII and MSC Board Members

MINUTES:

Minutes of the March 14, 1998 meeting were approved as read. It was moved by Robert Fogg and seconded by David Lowe that only officially approved minutes appear on the Frye Island Home Page. The motion was approved unanimously.

PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS:  None

REPORT OF ISLAND MANAGER:

Vic Richards reported that the new Code Enforcement Officer/Tax Assessor, Jerry Daigle, is becoming familiar with Frye Island. Other Town office employees are currently taking instruction in automobile registration. The Kennebunk Town Clerk plans to visit the Island in the near future to provide additional information. We have the opportunity to contract with MERC for trash disposal for three years, at a rate of $45/ton for the first year, $46.50/ton the second, and $48/ton the third year.

PUBLIC HEARINGS:  None

OLD BUSINESS:  None

NEW BUSINESS:

David Lowe suggested that individuals volunteer to assist in restoring the appearance of Frye Island by removing debris from FII lots.

Robert Fogg suggested that successive wood clean-up dates be published in the FINS and on the Home Page.

It was suggested that a public hearing pertaining to Island safety and security issues be held in the near future.

05-98  APPOINTMENT OF DEPUTY TOWN CLERK AND DEPUTY REGISTRAR OF VOTERS

David Lowe moved that Conrad Theberge be appointed Deputy Town Clerk and Deputy Registrar of Voters Pro Tem until the next round of appointments; the motion was seconded by Robert Fogg.

The motion passed by a unanimous show of hands, 5-0.

06-98  DRAFT WARRANT ARTICLES

David Lowe moved to table the Draft Warrant Articles until the next meeting; the motion was seconded by Robert Fogg.

The motion passed by a unanimous show of hands, 5-0.

07-98  CLARIFICATION OF BUILDING PERMITS AND VARIANCES

A motion was made by Joe Potts to clarify that all existing building permits and variances granted by Standish be carried over to the Town of Frye Island. Oleg Svetlichny seconded the motion.

The motion passed by a unanimous show of hands, 5-0.

08-98  TRASH DISPOSAL CONTRACT

A motion was made by Joe Potts authorizing Vic Richards to sign a three year contract with MERC at the cost of $45/ton for the first year, $46.50/ton the second, and $48/ton the third year. The motion was seconded by Greg Tedford.

The motion was reworded, "to sign a one-year contract with MERC, with the option to extend the contract for three years with the approval of the town voters."

The motion, as reworded, was passed unanimously by a unanimous show of hands, 5-0.

09-98  NEXT MEETING DATE

Joe Potts moved that the next meeting date be moved to Saturday, May 30; the agenda will be released to show the specific time. Greg Tedford seconded the motion.

The motion was passed unanimously by a unanimous show of hands, 5-0.

ADDITIONAL BUSINESS:

Vic Richards agreed to follow up with Standish Assessor Bill Kirk regarding the Homestead Exemption.

Clarification: Andy Broaddus is currently monitoring the SAD 6 school board activities; a representative will be elected at the July Town Meeting.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:  None

The meeting was adjourned at 11:58 a.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Kathleen A. Potts
Town Clerk


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