MINUTES OF THE TOWN MEETING
OCTOBER 12, 2002

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

The meeting was called to order at 9:05 AM by Conrad Theberge

Motion to nominate Dick Norris as Moderator made by Carl Hommel and seconded by Dave Treacy - Unanimous

Motion to close nominations for Moderator made by Robert Roberts and seconded by Jeanne Sullivan-Toomey - Unanimous

There were eight (8) ballots cast for Dick Norris. Dick Norris was sworn in as Moderator by Conrad Theberge, Town Clerk

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Motion to approve Article 2, shall the Town authorize the 2003 Budget as recommended by the Board of Selectmen, with an expenditure not to exceed $ 1,650,011.00, taxes raised totaling $ 1,259,557.00, and a tax rate of $ 38.60.  The commitment date shall be November 1, 2002, and the due dates shall be January 1, 2003 and July 1, 2003, with an interest rate of 8.75% on delinquent payments.  A primary element driving the increase in mil rate is as follows:

Motion made by Joe Potts and seconded by Robert Roberts Unanimous

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Motion to accept Article 2 as approved in the BIT Meeting made by Joe Potts and seconded by Laura Crosby - Unanimous

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Motion to change the price of a Green Ferry Ticket (i.e., tickets sold by the Ferry Mates at the Mainland Ferry Terminal) from $16.00 to $20.00 made by Joe Potts and seconded by James Kuiken - Motion approved overwhelmingly (5 opposed)

Motion to accept Article 3, authorize the Town to establish a Special Revenue Fund category of Town Operations in which the operations of the Frye Island Golf Club and Frye Island Yacht Club would be managed by The Board of Island Trustees Executive Committee, made by Joe Potts and seconded by James Kuiken - Unanimous

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Motion to accept Article 3 as approved in the BIT Meeting made by Joe Potts and seconded by James Kuiken - Unanimous

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Motion to approve Article 4, creation of an Island Improvement Reserve Fund, to authorize the Selectmen, with concurrence from the Board of Island Trustees Executive Committee, to expend such sums of money, as they deem necessary, from the Island Improvement Reserve Funds for island improvement projects made by Wayne Fournier and seconded by James Kuiken - motion approved overwhelmingly (1 opposed)

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Motion to accept Article 4 as approved in the BIT Meeting made by Nancy Fournier and seconded by James Kuiken - motion approve overwhelmingly (1 opposed)

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Motion to approve Article 5, purchase Lot #3 on Raymond Cape Road from Bernard Sharpe as a potential location of a municipal facility, and to authorize the use of up to $32,000.00 from the Town Unreserved/Undedicated Fund Balance to cover the purchase of this real estate made by Wayne Fournier and seconded by James Kuiken - Unanimous

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Motion to accept Article 5  as approved in the BIT Meeting made by Nancy Fournier and seconded by James Kuiken - Unanimous

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Motion to approve Article 6, shall the Town authorize the purchase  of property now used as the entrance road to the Ferry Landing from Raymond Cape Road from Carl Bloom (a 50' wide strip of land), and to authorize the use of up to $11,000.00 from the Town Unrestricted/Undedicated Fund Balance to cover the purchase of this real estate made by Wayne Fournier and seconded by James Kuiken - Unanimous

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Motion to accept Article 6 as approved in the BIT Meeting made by Nancy Fournier and seconded by James Kuiken - Unanimous

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Motion to approve Article 7, shall the Town authorize the purchase from Frye Island Incorporated the real estate in the Town of Raymond they own  that is adjacent to the Frye Island ferry landing for a sum of $1.00 plus closing costs, this includes the Ferry Trailer and the gantry system made by Wayne Fournier and seconded by James Kuiken - Unanimous

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Motion to accept Article 7 as approved in the BIT Meeting made by Robert Roberts and seconded by James Kuiken - Unanimous

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Motion to approve Article 8, shall the Town authorize the Board of Selectmen, on behalf of the Town, to join with other participating municipal and quasi-municipal employers in a Multiple Employer Welfare Arrangement for the provision of employee health benefits, as authorized by 24-A M.R.S.A., said Arrangement to be known as the "Maine Municipal Employees Health Trust" (Health Trust); and for that purpose and in consideration of the mutual covenants and agreements among participating employers, to authorize the Board of Selectmen to enter into a Participation Agreement on behalf of the Town and take whatever actions may be necessary.  The authority granted herein shall continue until revoked. - made by Wayne Fournier and seconded by James Kuiken - Unanimous

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Motion to accept Article 8 as approved in the BIT Meeting made by Nancy Fournier and seconded by James Kuiken - Unanimous

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Motion to approve Article 9, shall the Town authorize that the Town Treasurer may disburse money only on the authority of a warrant drawn for the purpose, either (a) affirmatively voted and signed by a majority of the Board of Selectmen at a duly called public meeting, (b) seen and signed (including reviewing and approving by electronic means) by a majority of them acting individually and separately, or (c) signed as otherwise provided by law for the disbursement of employees' wages and benefits and payment of municipal education costs made by Wayne Fournier and seconded by James Kuiken - Unanimous

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Motion to accept Article 9 as approved in the BIT Meeting made by Nancy Fournier and seconded by James Kuiken - Unanimous

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Motion to approve Article 10, shall the Town authorize a Parking Ordinance knownas an Ordinance to Regulate Parking of Motorized Vehicles and Trailers on Town Roads made by Wayne Fournier and seconded by James Kuiken - Unanimous

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Motion to accept Article 10 as approved in the BIT Meeting made by Robert Roberts and seconded by James Kuiken - Unanimous

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Motion to approve Article 11, shall the Town authorize the amendment of the Land Use Ordinances by replacing the existing Chapter 101, Land Use Ordinances, Chapter 102, Shoreland Zoning, and Chapter 1208, Floodplain Management Ordinance, with an integrated Chapter 101, Land Use Ordinances, Edit Revision Date September 14, 2002, providing and edited consolidation of all three present ordinances made by Ed Johnson and seconded by James Kuiken - Unanimous

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Motion to accept Article 11 as approved in the BIT Meeting made by Carl Hommel and seconded by James Kuiken - Unanimous

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Motion to approve Article 12, shall the Town authorize the change in the definition for Campground in Chapter 101 Land Use Ordinances to read as follows:

Campground - Any area or tract of land to accommodate two (2) or more parties in temporary living quarters, including  but not limited to tents and recreation vehicles

made by Ed Johnson and seconded by James Kuiken - Unanimous

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Motion to accept Article 12 as approved in the BIT Meeting made by Don Hadley and seconded by James Kuiken - Unanimous

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Motion to approve Article 13, shall the Town authorize the Official Shoreland Zoning Overlay Map dated October 20, 2002 made by Ed Johnson and seconded by James Kuiken.

Motion to amend the date in Article 13 to October, 2002 made by Dave Treacy and seconded by Pat Karpacz Motion and amendment passed unanimously

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Motion to accept Article 13 as approved in the BIT Meeting made by Joe Potts and seconded by James Kuiken - Unanimous

Motion to adjourn at 12:10 PM made by Robert Roberts and seconded by James Kuiken - Unanimous

Respectfully submitted,
James L. Kuiken