TOWN MEETING
TOWN OF FRYE ISLAND
OCTOBER 6, 2001

The location of the meeting was the Community Center at Frye Island Maine.

Conrad Theberge, Frye Island Town Clerk, called the meeting to order at 9:00 A. M.

ARTICLE 1  – vote by written ballot to choose a moderator to preside at said meeting.  Town Clerk asked for nominations from the floor.  Joseph Potts was nominated and second from the floor.  Joseph declined the nomination. Andrew Broaddus was nominated by Carl Hommel and second by Ernest Wrzesinsky.  Carl Hommel moved that nominations are closed and Ernest Wrzesinsky second the motion.  Two nominations were received, one declined and six votes were cast.  These votes were cast for Andrew Broaddus.

James Kuiken made a motion at 9:07AM to recess the Town Meeting.  Robert Roberts second this motion.  Motion carried

Town Meeting was reconvened at 12:35PM. John Nun made a motion to have speakers limited to 3 minutes.  James Kuiken second this motion.  Motion carried

Robert Roberts made a motion to allow non-registered voters to speak at the Town Meeting.  David Treacy second this motion.  Motion carried

ARTICLE 2 – Harold Hadley made a motion to approve 2002 Budget as recommended by the Board of Selectmen, with expenditure not to exceed $1,498,701, taxes raised totaling $1,162,751, and a tax rate of $36.58.  The commitment date shall be October 7, 2001, and the due dates shall be January 1, 2002 and July 1, 2002, with an interest rate of 10.75% on delinquent payments.  James Kuiken second this motion.  Oleg Svetlichny made an amendment to this article.  Oleg Svetlichny made a motion to spend $16,000.00 for re-evaluation of the island out of the proposed budget.  James Kuiken second this motion.  Town voters voted on the amendment.  Motion carried.  Town voters voted on Article 2 and the results were as follows.  Eleven in favor and eleven against.  Motion failed.

Joseph Potts made a motion to revisit Article 2 because under the Towns Charter, article 2 (Town Meeting) Section 5 voting method (“The normal method of voting on warrant issues is the raising of a placard of particular color that was provided at Voter check-in at the Town Meeting.  If a declared vote is questioned by at least 7 voters, then the moderator shall make it certain by polling the Voters or by some other method”).  Robert Roberts second this motion.  Motion carried

The moderator recessed the Town Meeting.  After the Town Meeting was reconvened David Treacy made a motion to revisit Article 2.  Oleg Svetlichny second the motion.  Motion carried.

Moderator called for a written vote on article 2.  The results of article 2 are as follows.

23 in favor and 13 against—Article 2 passed.

ARTICLE 3 – James Kuiken made a motion to accept article 3.  Cathy Potts second this motion.  Motion carried

ARTICLE 4 – Kathy Potts made a motion to accept article 4.  Jan Roberts second this motion.  Motion Carried

ARTICLE 5 – Oleg Svetlichny made a motion to accept article 5.  Fritz Mueller second this motion.  Motion carried

ARTICLE 6 – David Treacy made a motion to accept article 6.  Fritz Mueller second this motion.  Motion carried

ARTICLE 7 – Harold Hadley nominated Oleg Svetlichny.  John Crosby second the nomination.  The residents voted by written ballot.  While the ballot counters were counting the votes, Oleg informed the public his credentials to be on MSA#6 Board member.  The results of the votes were as follows.

Oleg Svetlichny  16
Andrew Broaddus  3
Jan Roberts            1
Abstention              1

ARTICLES 8 thru 17 – James Kuiken made a motion to accept articles 8 thru 17.  Kathy Potts second this motion.  Motion carried

At 1:30PM motions was made and second to adjourn.  Motion passed

Respectfully Submitted,

Conrad Theberge
Town Clerk