MINUTES OF THE TOWN MEETING

OCTOBER 8, 2005

 

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

 

The meeting was called to order at 9:05 AM by Wayne Fournier, Town Clerk

 

MOTION to nominate Joe Potts as Moderator made by James Kuiken and seconded by Oleg Svetlichney.

There were fifteen (15) ballots cast for Joe Potts

 

Joe Potts was sworn in as Moderator by Lisa Kerrigan, Deputy Town Clerk.

 

MOTION to recess Town Meeting at 9:12 AM until the conclusion of the FII Meeting made by James Kuiken and seconded by Oleg Svetlichney.

Motion carries unanimously.

 

Reconvene Town Meeting at 9:25 AM.

 

MOTION to adopt the following procedures for this meeting made by Jim Reali and seconded by Oleg Svetlichney:

 

     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

 

There was one (1) vote opposed - motion carries

 

 

Recess Town Meeting - Call BIT Meeting to order

 

MOTION to approve Warrant Article #2 - To see if the voters of Frye Island will vote to amend the definition of Accessory Building in Chapter 101 Land Use, Art. I.  Zoning Ordinance Article I Paragraph 101.I.2 Definitions to read as follows:

Accessory Building:  A subordinate building incidental to and located on the same lot with the main "Principal" building and that is customarily a garage, workshop, shed, and the like, and that does not include any bedrooms or accommodations for sleeping, a bathroom, plumbing or any nature, or kitchen appliances.

 

Motion made by Michael Kaplan and seconded by Dave Treacy

 

Eleven (11) votes for - majority against - MOTION fails

 

MOTION to approve Warrant Article #3 - To see if the voters of Frye Island will amend the Charter to change the financial year from a Fiscal Year (July 1 to June 30) to a Calendar Year (Jan 1 to Dec 31).

Motion made by Phil Perry and seconded by Steve Kaplan

 

Motion carries unanimously

 

Recess BIT Meeting - Reconvene Town Meeting

 

MOTION to accept Warrant Article #3 as approved in the BIT Meeting made by Oleg Svetlichney and seconded by Phil Perry.

Motion carries unanimously

 

Recess Town Meeting - Reconvene BIT Meeting

 

MOTION to approve Warrant Article #4 - To see if the registered voters of Frye Island will vote to appropriate $159, 355 from municipal revenues; and raise and appropriate from property taxes $846,110 for municipal services and $861,360 for non-municipal services for municipal and non-municipal services for the ensuing year.

Motion made by Jim O'Connor and seconded by Harry McCarty

 

Motion carries unanimously

 

Recess BIT Meeting - Reconvene Town Meeting

 

MOTION to accept Warrant Article #4 as approved in the BIT Meeting made by Oleg  Svetlichney and seconded by Phil Perry.        

One (1) vote opposed - Motion carries

 

Recess Town Meeting - Reconvene BIT Meeting

 

MOTION to approve Warrant Article #5 - The Annual Town Meeting shall be held each year in the Town of Frye Island during the weekend of the Labor Day Holiday (September). Town Budget and Town Elections shall be part of the Annual Town Meeting.  Special Town Meetings can be called by a majority of the Selectmen or, if the Selectmen refuse to call a Town Meeting, by a notary public on the written petition of a number of Voters equal to at least 10% of the number of votes cast in the Town of Frye Island at the last gubernatorial  election, but in no case less than 10.  Special town meetings held during the months of November through April require 30 day advance notice by first class mail to all Frye Island Voters and property owners.  There is no quorum requirement (i.e., minimum number of Voters required to conduct valid transactions) for Town Meetings or Town Elections.

Motion made by Nancy Keup and seconded by Jim Reali

MOTION to amend the motion to read Columbus Day Holiday (October) instead of Labor Day Holiday (September) made by Bruce Nisula and seconded by Harry McCarty

Amendment - Eighteen (18) opposed  - majority for - Amendment Carries

Motion - fifty six (56) for - seventy three (73) opposed - Motion fails

Motion as amended passes

 

Recess BIT Meeting - Reconvene Town Meeting

 

MOTION to accept Warrant Article #5 as approved in the BIT Meeting made by Nancy Perry and seconded by Dave Treacy.

One (1) opposed - Motion carries

 

Recess Town Meeting - Reconvene BIT Meeting

 

MOTION to approve Warrant Article #6 - To see if the Voters of Frye Island will vote to establish semi annual tax payments for 2006.  The first payment of 1/2 the taxes owed to be due and payable on January 1, 2006 and the second half to be due and payable on July 1, 2006.

Motion made by Al Schmidt and seconded by Don Nolen

 

Motion carries unanimously

 

Recess BIT Meeting - Reconvene Town Meeting

 

MOTION to accept Warrant Article #6 as approved in the BIT Meeting made by Nancy Perry and seconded by Ron Clough.

Motion carries unanimously

 

Recess Town Meeting - Reconvene BIT Meeting

 

MOTION to approve Warrant Article #7 - To see if the Voters of Frye Island will vote to set the highest interest rate allowed by law for all overdue taxes.

Motion made by Bruce Nisula and seconded by Al Schmidt

 

Motion carries unanimously

 

Recess BIT Meeting - Reconvene Town Meeting

 

MOTION to accept Warrant Article #7 as approved in the BIT Meeting made by Phil Perry and seconded by Oleg Svetlichney.

Motion carries unanimously

 

Recess Town Meeting - Reconvene BIT Meeting

 

MOTION to approve Warrant Article #8 - To see if the Voters of Frye Island will vote to appropriate up to $275,000 from the Undesignated Fund Balance for the purpose of purchasing the "Willis Property" on the Raymond Cape Road.  It is the intent of the Board of Selectmen/Executive Committee that these funds be reimbursed to the Fund Balance at a rate of $20,000 per year or greater.

Motion made by Al Schmidt and seconded by Jim O'Connor

 

Two (2) opposed - Motion carries

 

Recess BIT Meeting - Reconvene Town Meeting

 

MOTION to accept Warrant Article #8 as approved in the BIT Meeting made by Nancy Keup and seconded by Oleg Svetlichney.

Two (2) oppossed - Motion carries

 

MOTION to approve Warrant Article #9 - To see if the Voters of Frye Island are in agreement of funding a total of fifty (i.e., 25 in K-8 and 25 in 9-12) per school year into the future (which for 2005-2006 school year amounts to a total of $299,525) even though the Town of Frye Island has never had a student in K-12 and will probably not ever have a student in the future; if the Town of Frye Island ever has more than 50 students, then the funding level will be increased to cover the actual number of students; in addition the Town of Frye Island will assume their fair share of the current SAD6 bond indebtedness (which is approximately $630,000 in total, paid in $42,000 annual installments for 15 years) and no future SAD6 bonds will be funded by the Town of Frye Island; the foregoing commitment to school funding is under the condition that the current school funding based on assessed valuation is eliminated (which currently is costing $735,719 for the 2005-2006 school year).

 

          Type of School          # of Students          Cost per Student          Total

 

          K-8 Students                      25                          5,838                       145,950

         

          9-12 Students                     25                          6,143                       153,575

 

                      Total                       50                           Total                      299,525

 

Motion made by Phil Perry and seconded by Dave Treacy.

 

Thirty eight (38) for - two (2) opposed - one (1) abstention - Motion carries

 

Recess Town Meeting - Reconvene BIT Meeting

 

MOTION to approve Warrant Article #10 - To see if the voters of Frye Island will vote to establish an Enterprise Fund consisting of three separate and self-sufficient business entities including the Ferry Service, the Golf Course, and the Marina.  The business entities in this fund are to be self supporting and not dependent upon personal property taxes.

Motion made by Oleg Svitlichney and seconded by Al Schmidt.

 

Motion carries unanimously

 

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 Dick Norris.

Motion carries unanimously

 

Recess Town Meeting - Reconvene BIT Meeting

 

MOTION to approve Warrant Article #11 - To see if the Voters of Frye Island will approve establishing a Ferry Operating Reserve and have all revenues, (less those designated for Reserves) in excess of expenses applied to that reserve.

Motion made by John Crosby and seconded by Jim O'Connor

 

Three (3) opposed - Motion carries

 

Recess BIT Meeting - Reconvene Town Meeting

 

MOTION to accept Warrant Article #11 as approved in the BIT Meeting made by Oleg Svetlichney and seconded by Nancy Perry.

Two (2) opposed - Motion carries

 

Recess Town Meeting - Reconvene BIT Meeting

 

MOTION to approve Warrant Article #12 - To see if the Board of Island Trustees will vote to approve an increase in the round trip ferry fee from $20.00 to $30.00.  Four ($4.00) of each ticket sold to be applied to the Ferry Reserve.

Motion made by Jackie Atkinson and seconded by Neil Bovaird

 

Fifteen (15) for - majority opposed - Motion fails

 

MOTION to approve Warrant Article #13 - To see if the Board of Island Trustees will vote to approve a discount of 50% for round trip ferry fees for Frye Island property owners in good standing.  Three dollars ($3.00) of each discount ticket sold to be applied to the Ferry Reserve.

Motion made by Ken Doloff and seconded by Jim Reali.

 

Six (6) opposed - Motion carries

 

MOTION to approve Warrant Article #14 To see if the Board of Island Trustees will vote to approve the attached fee schedule for all vehicles.  Contingent upon passage of Article 12 as proposed.

Motion made by Al Schmidt and seconded by Dick LaCerte

 

MOTION to amend Warrant Article #14 to read keep the user fee schedule for 2005 made by Al Schmidt and seconded by Dick LaCerte.

Three (3) opposed Amendment carries

 

MOTION to amend fee schedule to exclude septic pumping trucks from paying a fee made by Tim McCarthy and seconded by Neil Bovaird.

Eighteen opposed motion carries

 

MOTION to amend fee schedule to allow owner equipment to ride at reduced rates made by Wanda Mersservey and seconded by Jim Reali.

Twelve (12) for Forty-two (42) opposed Amendment fails

 

Warrant Article #14 was never voted on as Warrant Article #12 did not pass.

 

Adjourn BIT Meeting Reconvene Town Meeting

 

MOTION to adjourn made by Oleg Svetlichney and seconded by James Kuiken.

Motion carries unanimously

 

Respectfully submitted,

James L. Kuiken