MINUTES OF THE TOWN MEETING

OCTOBER 9, 2004

 

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

 

The meeting was called to order at 9:00 AM by Wayne Fournier, Town Clerk

 

MOTION to nominate Joe Potts as Moderator made by Carl Hommel and

seconded by James Kuiken

 

There were nine (9) Ballots cast for Joe Potts

 

Joe Potts was sworn in as Moderator by Nancy McAnaney, Deputy Town Clerk

 

MOTION to recess Town Meeting until conclusion of Frye Island Incorporated

Meeting was made by Oleg Svetlichney and seconded by Bud Faulk - Unanimous

 

Reconvene Town Meeting at 9:42 AM

 

MOTION to adopt the following procedures for this meeting made by Christa

Mueller and seconded by Dave Treacy:

 

     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, and

 

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

          per issue

 

The motion passed unanimously

 

Recess Town Meeting - Call BIT Meeting To Order

 

MOTION to approve Warrant Article #2, To vote to see if the registered voters

will appropriate $499,448.00 from Municipal Revenues; and raise and appropriate

from property taxes $669,090.00 for Municipal Services and $837,360.00 for

Non-Municipal Services.

 

Motion made by Oleg Svetlichney and seconded by Chip McCarty

 

There were four (4) votes opposed - motion carries

 

Recess BIT Meeting - Reconvene Town Meeting

 

MOTION to accept Warrant Article #2 as approved in the BIT Meeting made by

Oleg Svetlichney and seconded by Laura Crosby - Unanimous

 

Recess Town Meeting - Reconvene BIT Meeting

 

MOTION to approve Warrant Article #3, to see if the registered voters of Frye

Island will amend the Charter to change the financial year from a calendar year

(January 1 to December 31) to a Fiscal Year (July 1 to June 30).

 

The motion was made by Pat Karpacz and seconded by Dave Treacy - Unanimous

 

Recess BIT Meeting - Reconvene Town Meeting

 

MOTION to accept Warrant Article #3 as approved in the BIT Meeting made by

Carl Hommel and seconded by Nancy Fournier - Unanimous

 

Recess Town Meeting - Reconvene BIT Meeting

 

MOTION to approve Warrant Article #4,  To see if the registered voters of Frye

Island will raise and appropriate from property taxes $334,545.00 for Municipal

Services and $418,680.00 for Non-Municipal Services for the last six (6) months

of an eighteen (18) month financial year if Warrant Article #3 is approved by

the voters.

 

The motion was made by Chip McCarty and seconded by Bud Faulk - Unanimous

 

Recess BIT Meeting - Reconvene Town Meeting

 

MOTION to accept Warrant Article #4 as approved in the BIT Meeting made by

Bud Faulk and seconded by Laura Crosby - Unanimous

 

Recess Town Meeting - Reconvene BIT Meeting

 

MOTION to approve Warrant Article #5, to see if the registered voters of Frye

Island will vote to establish the dates of January 1, 2005 for the first payment of

1/2 the taxes and July 1, 2005 for the second payment of 1/2 the taxes.  A third

payment, should the voters approve Warrant Article #3, will be payable on

January 1, 2006.

 

The Motion was made by Chip McCarty and seconded by Oleg Svetlichney -

Unanimous

 

Recess BIT Meeting - Reconvene Town Meeting

 

MOTION to accept Warrant Article #5 as approved in the BIT Meeting made by

Bud Faulk and seconded by Grace Morin - Unanimous

 

Recess Town Meeting - Reconvene BIT Meeting

 

MOTION to approve Warrant Article #6, To see if the voters of Frye Island will

approve an interest rate as the highest allowed by law to be charged on unpaid taxes.

 

The Motion was made by Pat Karpacz and seconded by Dave Treacy - Unanimous

 

Recess BIT Meeting - Reconvene Town Meeting

 

MOTION to accept Warrant Article #6 as approved in the BIT Meeting made by

Nancy Fournier and seconded by Ed Charrette - Unanimous

 

Recess Town Meeting - Reconvene BIT Meeting

 

MOTION to approve Warrant Article #7, To see if the registered voters of Frye

Island will vote to appropriate $75,000.00 from the Undesignated Fund Balance

for the purpose of extending the new 8" water main from the connection on

Independence Road (adjacent to the DPW driveway) to the intersection of High

Point and Independence Road.

 

The Motion was made by Pat Karpacz and seconded by Grace Morin - Unanimous

 

Recess BIT Meeting - Reconvene Town Meeting

 

MOTION to accept Warrant Article #7 as approved in the BIT Meeting made by

Bud Faulk and seconded by Christa Mueller - Unanimous

 

Recess Town Meeting - Reconvene BIT Meeting

 

MOTION to approve Warrant Article #8, To see if the registered voters of Frye

Island will vote to appropriate up to $70,000.00 for the purpose of replacing the

Tennis Courts at the Community Center.  Approval of Warrant Article #8 will add

approximately $0.84 (84 cents) to the Municipal Tax Rate.

 

The Motion was made by Dennis Stafford and seconded by Oleg Svetlichney.

 

MOTION to amend Warrant Article #8 to appropriate $25,000.00 for replacing

Tennis Courts at the Community Center which will raise the Municipal Tax Rate

by approximately $0.30 (30 cents).

 

The amendment was made by Nancy Perry and seconded by Oleg Svetlichney

 

The Amendment failed unanimously

 

The Motion failed with five (5) votes for

 

Recess BIT Meeting - Reconvene Town Meeting

 

MOTION to approve Warrant Article #8 as presented in the BIT Meeting was

made by Bud Faulk and seconded by Grace Morin.

 

The Motion failed with four (4) votes for

 

Recess Town Meeting - Reconvene BIT Meeting

 

MOTION to approve Warrant Article #10, To see if the registered voters of Frye

Island will vote to rezone the Recreation Area adjacent to Lot 501 from Water

Oriented Commercial to Residential.

 

The Motion was made by Chip McCarty and seconded by Kathy Potts

 

Motion carried - there were seventeen (17) opposed

 

Recess BIT Meeting - Reconvene Town Meeting

 

MOTION to accept Warrant Article #10 as approved in the BIT Meeting made by

Oleg Svetlichney and seconded by Bud Faulk.

 

Seventeen (17) YES - Twelve (12) NO - Motion carried

 

Recess Town Meeting - Reconvene BIT Meeting

 

MOTION to approve Warrant Article #9, To see if the registered voters of Frye

Island will vote to rezone Lot 501 from Water Oriented Commercial to Residential.

 

The Motion was made by Nancy Fournier and seconded by Kathy Potts

 

Thirty Eight (38) YES - Thirteen (13) NO - Motion carries

 

Recess BIT Meeting - Reconvene Town Meeting

 

MOTION to accept Warrant Article #9 as approved in the BIT Meeting made by

Christa Mueller and seconded by Grace Morin

 

Motion carries - seven (7) opposed

 

Recess Town Meeting - Reconvene BIT Meeting

 

MOTION to approve Warrant Article #11, To see if the registered voters of Frye Island will vote to amend the Ordinance known as the "Ordinance Prohibiting Unsafe Use of Golf Carts in the Town of Frye Island, Maine Providing for

Violations Thereof; according to the following:

 

     105-4.  Unsafe Use of Golf Carts Prohibited.

 

     The following practices constitute unsafe use of Golf Carts on Town Public

     Roads:

 

     F.  Use of a Golf Cart by a driver without a valid motor vehicle driving license in

          any class. (October, 2000;  WA03:  modified)

 

The Motion was made by Carl Hommel and seconded by Dave Treacy

 

The Motion carries - four (4) opposed

 

Recess BIT Meeting - Reconvene Town Meeting

 

MOTION to accept Warrant Article #11 as approved in the BIT Meeting made by

Phil Perry and seconded by Dave Treacy

 

Motion carries - three (3) opposed

 

Recess Town Meeting - Reconvene BIT Meeting

 

MOTION to approve Warrant Article #12, To see if the registered voters of Frye

Island will vote to appeal Chapter 106 - "Ordinance Prohibiting   Unsafe Use of All

Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) in the Town of Frye Island, Maine, Providing Penalties

for Violation Thereof".

 

The Motion was made by Grace Morin and seconded by Nancy Fournier

 

Motion carries - three (3) opposed

 

Recess BIT Meeting - Reconvene Town Meeting

 

MOTION to accept Warrant Article #12 as approved in the BIT Meeting made by

Laura Crosby and seconded by Ernie Wrzesinsky

 

Motion carries - Four (4) opposed

 

Recess Town Meeting - Reconvene BIT Meeting

 

MOTION to approve Warrant Article #13, To see if the registered voters of Frye

Island will vote to amend Article VIII, Section 3 of the Charter of the Town of Frye

Island to remove "& ATVs" from the Section Title and to remove "and All

Terrain Vehicles (ATVs)" from the body of the Section.

 

The Motion was made by Chip McCarty and seconded by Grace Morin

 

The Motion carries - two (2) opposed

 

Recess BIT Meeting - Reconvene Town Meeting

 

MOTION to accept Warrant Article #13 as approved in the BIT Meeting made by

Phil Perry and seconded by Christa Mueller

 

Motion carries - one (1) opposed

 

Recess Town Meeting - Reconvene BIT Meeting

 

MOTION to approve Warrant Article #14, To see if the registered voters of Frye

Island will vote to amend Article VI, Section 1-A of the Charter of the Town of Frye

Island to read as follows:

 

Eligibility for Membership:  He or she must be a citizen of the United States, at

least 18 years of age, and an owner or a spouse of an owner of real property

located within the Town of Frye Island with a fixed home currently occupied by

the person, maximum of two people per fixed home.

 

The Motion was made by Pat Karpacz and seconded by Grace Morin - Unanimous

 

Recess BIT Meeting - Reconvene Town Meeting

 

MOTION to accept Warrant Article #14 as approved in the BIT Meeting made by

Bud Faulk and seconded by Dave Treacy - Unanimous

 

Recess Town Meeting - Reconvene BIT Meeting

 

MOTION to approve Warrant Article #15, To see if the registered voters of Frye

Island will vote to amend Article VI, Section 1-F of the Charter of the Town of

Frye Island to read as follows:

 

Other Meetings:  The Board of Island Trustees shall meet immediately preceding

any Special Town Meeting, called in accordance with Article II, Section 1 of this

Charter.  The Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Board of Island

Trustees or his or her designee shall preside at all Board of Island Trustees'

Meetings.

 

The Motion was made by Kathy Potts and seconded by Nancy Fournier - Unanimous

 

Recess BIT Meeting - Reconvene Town Meeting

 

MOTION to accept Warrant Article #15 as approved in the BIT Meeting made by

Laura Crosby and seconded by Bobbi Aranyi - Unanimous

 

Recess Town Meeting - Reconvene BIT Meeting

 

MOTION to approve Warrant Article #16, To see if the registered voters of Frye

Island will vote to accept the dedication of an easement interest in a strip of land

described as Emerald Point Drive on Frye Island as shown on the Town of Frye

Island Land Use Map dated September 1, 2003 from Frye Island Incorporated and

establish a public easement on said strip of land.

 

The Motion was made by Phil Perry and seconded by Chip McCarty - Unanimous

 

Recess BIT Meeting - Reconvene Town Meeting

 

MOTION to accept Warrant Article #16 as approved in the BIT Meeting made by

Nancy Fournier and seconded by Christa Mueller - Unanimous

 

Recess Town Meeting - Reconvene BIT Meeting

 

MOTION to approve Warrant Article #17, to see if the registered voters of Frye

Island will vote to approve an increase in the fee structure for heavy equipment to

use the ferries in accordance with the attached fee schedule identified as Appendix A.

 

The Motion was made by Oleg Svetlichney and seconded by Christa Mueller

 

MOTION to amend fee structure to add a fee for a resident pedestrian/bicycle to

the Discount Fee Schedule for $5.00 made by Dennis Stafford and seconded by

Chip McCarty.

 

The Amendment carries - eight (8) opposed

 

MOTION to amend Discount Fee Schedule so that a trailer with a single axle

be charged $10.00, a trailer with a double axle be charged $20.00, and a trailer

with a tri axle be charged $30.00 made by Nancy Perry and seconded by Ernie

Wrzesinsky.

 

Forty Five (45) YES - Twenty Nine (29) NO - Amendment Carries

 

The Motion as amended carries - two (2) opposed

 

MOTION to adjourn BIT Meeting made by Carl Hommel and seconded by

Nancy Perry - Unanimous

 

MOTION to adjourn the Town Meeting made by Dave Treacy and seconded by Ed Charrette - Unanimous

 

Respectfully submitted,

James L. Kuiken