MINUTES OF THE TOWN MEETING

JULY 5, 2003

(Town minutes shown in black, Board of Island Trustees minutes shown in blue)

 

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

 

The meeting was called to order at 9:00 AM by Conrad Theberge

 

MOTION to nominate Dick Norris as Moderator made by Bob Roberts and seconded by James Kuiken

There were eight (8) ballots cast for Dick Norris

 

Dick Norris was sworn in as Moderator by Conrad Theberge, Deputy Town Clerk

MOTION to adopt the following procedures for this meeting made by James Kuiken and seconded by Bob Roberts:

     1.  Utilize the Maine Moderator's Manual in the conduct of business

 

     2.  Follow the guidelines established by MMA for Town Meetings & Elections

 

     3.  Incorporate the vote of the Board of Island Trustees into the Town Meeting

          flow of business when appropriate

 

     4.  Limit the discussion of any person to no more than three (3) minutes per

          issue

 

The motion was approved unanimously.

Warrant Article #2, To vote by written ballot to elect one (1) person to a three year term as Selectmen.

MOTION to nominate C. David Decker made by Bob Roberts and seconded by

James Kuiken

 

Motion to close nominations made by Carl Hommel and seconded by John Crosby -

Unanimous

 

Results of balloting - C. David Decker - 22

                                    John Crosby - 1

                                    Hank Vande Hei - 1

                                    Unacceptable - 2

Recess Town Meeting - Open BIT (Board of Island Trustees) Meeting

 

To vote by written ballot to elect one (1) person to a three (3) year term to the Board of Island Trustees.

MOTION to nominate John B. Nun to Board of Island Trustees made by James

Kuiken and seconded by Bob Roberts.

 

MOTION to nominate James E. O'Connor to Board of Island Trustees made by

Bob Roberts and seconded by James Kuiken.

 

Results of Balloting - John B. Nun - 39

                                    James E. O'Connor - 91

MOTION to recess BIT Meeting until conclusion of the Frye Island, Inc. Meeting made by James Kuiken and seconded by Bob Roberts - Unanimous

 

Recess BIT Meeting - Reconvene Town Meeting

 

MOTION to recess Town Meeting until conclusion of Frye Island, Inc. Meeting made by James Kuiken and seconded by Bob Roberts - Unanimous

 

Reconvene BIT Meeting

 

MOTION to approve Warrant Article #3, To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Selectmen to apply to the Maine Municipal Bond Bank, through the "Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund" (DWSRF), for a Municipal Bond in the amount of Five Hundred Thousand ($500,000.00) Dollars to pay for improvements to the Public Water System.

 

Motion made by Bob Roberts and seconded by James Kuiken - Unanimous

 

Recess BIT Meeting - Reconvene Town Meeting

 

MOTION to accept Article 3 as approved in the BIT Meeting made by Bob Roberts and seconded by James Kuiken - Unanimous

 

Recess Town Meeting - Reconvene BIT Meeting

 

MOTION to approve Warrant Article #4, To see if the Town will vote to authorize and direct the Selectmen and Treasurer, at their discretion, to sell by sealed bid or public auction and convey quit-claim deed, any real estate acquired from tax sources by the Town, or to convey the property to the prior owner upon payment in full of all taxes, interest, and charges incurred by the Town.  Selectmen reserve the right to reject any and all bids.

 

Motion made by Bob Roberts and seconded by James Kuiken - Unanimous

 

Recess BIT Meeting - Reconvene Town Meeting

 

MOTION to accept Article 4 as approved in the BIT Meeting made by Bob Roberts and seconded by James Kuiken - Unanimous

 

Recess Town Meeting - Reconvene BIT Meeting

 

MOTION to approve Warrant Article #5, to see if the Town will vote to authorize the Selectmen and the Treasurer, on behalf of the Town and any of the Town's departments, to accept gifts, real estate, donations, and other funds, including trust funds that may be given or left to the Town, and to grant the Selectmen further authority to expend such sums of money as they deem necessary from these donations or for their designated purposes.  These expenditures may be reflected outside of the Town's approved budget.

 

MOTION made by Bob Roberts and seconded by James Kuiken - Unanimous

 

Recess BIT Meeting - Reconvene Town Meeting

 

MOTION to accept Article 5 as approved in the BIT Meeting made by Bob Roberts and seconded by James Kuiken - Unanimous

 

Recess Town Meeting - Reconvene BIT Meeting

 

MOTION to approve Warrant Article #6, To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Selectmen and the Treasurer to accept and expend, on behalf of the Town, any Federal or State funds received in the form of grants during the fiscal year.

 

Motion made by Bob Roberts and seconded by James Kuiken - Unanimous

 

Recess BIT Meeting - Reconvene Town Meeting

 

MOTION to accept Article 6 as approved in the BIT Meeting made by Bob Roberts and seconded by James Kuiken - Unanimous

 

Recess Town Meeting - Reconvene BIT Meeting

 

MOTION to accept Warrant Article #7, To see if the Town will vote to Authorize the Selectmen to expend such sums of money as they deem necessary from the Capital Reserve accounts for their designated purposes.  These expenditures may be reflected outside of the Town's approved budget.

 

Motion made by Bob Roberts and seconded by James Kuiken - Unanimous

 

Recess BIT Meeting - Reconvene Town Meeting

 

MOTION to accept Article 7 as approved in the BIT Meeting Made by Bob Roberts and seconded by James Kuiken - Unanimous

 

Recess Town Meeting - Reconvene BIT Meeting

 

MOTION to accept Warrant Article #8, To see if the Town will vote to ratify the actions of the Board of Selectmen in receiving funds from outside sources, and transferring from undesignated fund balance Twenty One Thousand One Hundred Twenty ($21,120.00) Dollars to the Island Improvement Reserve account during the year 2002.

 

MOTION made by Bob Roberts and seconded by James Kuiken - Unanimous

 

Recess BIT Meeting - Reconvene Town Meeting

 

MOTION to accept Article 8 as approved in the BIT Meeting made by Bob Roberts and seconded by James Kuiken - Unanimous

 

Recess Town Meeting - Reconvene BIT Meeting

 

MOTION to accept Warrant Article #9, To see if the Town will vote to adopt the 2000 edition of the International Residential Code, regulating and controlling the design, construction, quality of materials, erection, installation, alteration, repair, location, relocation, replacement, addition to, use, or maintenance of one and two family dwellings in the Town of Frye Island; providing for the issuance of permits and collections of fees therefore when used with money; repealing all other Ordinances and parts of the Ordinance in conflict there with.

 

MOTION made by Bob Roberts and seconded by James Kuiken - Unanimous

 

Recess BIT Meeting - Reconvene Town Meeting

 

MOTION to accept Article 9 as approved in the BIT Meeting made by Bob Roberts and seconded by James Kuiken - Unanimous

 

Recess Town Meeting - Reconvene BIT Meeting

 

MOTION to accept Warrant Article #10, To vote to replace the section "HISTORY" on the reverse of the cover (title) page  of Chapter 101 - Land Use with an expanded history that clearly states the continuity from the 1976 Land Use Ordinance of the Town of Standish.

 

MOTION made by Bob Roberts and seconded by James Kuiken - Unanimous

 

Recess BIT Meeting - Reconvene Town Meeting

 

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

 

Recess Town Meeting - Reconvene BIT Meeting

 

MOTION to accept Warrant Article #11, To vote to change Chapter 101-I-4, Paragraph D.2, non-conforming lots, to clarify the dates relating to certain requirements and include suggestions by the Town's Code Enforcement Officer.

 

MOTION made by Bob Roberts and seconded by James Kuiken

 

MOTION to amend Article 11 - Change dates in paragraphs a & b to October 1, 2003 made by Dave Treacy and seconded by Bob Roberts.

 

MOTION to table Article 11 made by Fred Brownstein and seconded by Dennis Stafford.

 

Vote on motion To Table Article 11 - For - 35

                                                              Against - 34

 

Recess BIT Meeting - Reconvene Town Meeting

 

MOTION to accept Article 11 as presented in the BIT Meeting made by Bob Roberts and seconded by James Kuiken.

 

MOTION to amend Article 11 - Change dates in paragraphs a & b to October 1, 2003 made by Dave Treacy and seconded by Bob Roberts.

 

Motion to table Article 11 made by Dick Norris and seconded by Mark Thomas.

 

Vote on motion to table - For - 8

                                          Against - 20

 

Vote on amendment - Unanimous

 

Vote on motion to accept Article 11 - For -27

                                                              Against - 1

 

Recess Town Meeting - Reconvene BIT Meeting

 

MOTION to accept Warrant Article #12, To vote to change the definition of Stream in Chapter 101-III-17, the definition section of the Shoreland Zoning Ordinance, to comply with a request from the Maine DEP, as follows:

 

     Stream - A free-flowing body of water from the outlet of a great pond or the

                    confluence of two (2) perennial streams to the point where it flows

                    into a great pond or becomes a river.

 

MOTION made by Bob Roberts and seconded by James Kuiken - Unanimous

 

Recess BIT Meeting - Reconvene Town Meeting

 

MOTION to accept Article 12 as approved in the BIT Meeting made by Bob Roberts and seconded by James Kuiken - Unanimous

 

Recess Town Meeting - Reconvene BIT Meeting

 

MOTION to accept Warrant Article #13, To vote to adopt the changed Official Zoning Map of the Town of Frye Island dated July, 2003 (changing lot 509 from Rural District to Residential District), as approved by the Planning Board on June 14, 2003.

 

MOTION made by Bob Roberts and seconded by James Kuiken

 

MOTION to move the question made by John Crosby and seconded by Ernie Wrzesinsky

 

Vote on motion to move - Unanimous

 

Vote on motion to accept Article 13 - Majority Vote

 

Recess BIT Meeting - Reconvene Town Meeting

 

MOTION to accept Article 13 as approved in the BIT Meeting made by Bob Roberts and seconded by James Kuiken

 

Vote on motion to accept Article 13 - For - 17

                                                              Against - 6

 

Recess Town Meeting - Reconvene BIT Meeting

 

MOTION to adjourn made by Bob Roberts and seconded by James Kuiken - Unanimous

 

Recess BIT Meeting - Reconvene Town Meeting

 

Motion to adjourn at 11:40 AM made by Bob Roberts and seconded by James Kuiken - Unanimous

 

Respectfully submitted,

James L. Kuiken