WARRANT FOR THE ANNUAL MEETING
OF THE TOWN OF FRYE ISLAND
October 8, 2011

Cumberland, ss State of Maine

To: John Crosby, a resident of the Town of Frye Island, State of Maine.

Greetings:

In the name of the State of Maine, you are hereby required to notify and warn the inhabitants of the Town of Frye Island, in the County of Cumberland, qualified by law to vote in Town affairs to meet at the Frye Island Community Center on Saturday, October 8, 2011 at 9:00 A.M. to act upon the following Articles.

Article 1: To vote by written ballot to choose a moderator to preside at said meeting.

Article 2: To vote by written ballot to elect one person to a three year term to the Board of Selectmen. (Town Voters only)

Names in Nomination

Brian Walker

Article 3: To vote by written ballot to elect two people to three year terms to the Executive Committee (Board of Island Trustees only). Vote for two.

Names in Nomination

David Bond

Timothy McCarthy

Article 4: To see if the Board of Island Trustees and the voters of the Town of Frye Island will vote to appropriate $100,531 from non-tax municipal revenues for Municipal Services; and raise and appropriate an additional $775,216 from property taxes for Municipal Services, $1,302,339 for Non-Municipal Services, and $244,248 for Designated Reserve Fund Contributions for 2012. The total to be raised by Property Taxes totals $2,321,803.

 

The Board of Selectmen / Board of Island Trustees Executive Committee

recommends approval of this warrant article.

Article 5: To see if the Voters of Frye Island will vote to establish semi-annual tax payments for 2011. The first payment of 1/2 the taxes owed to be due and payable on December 31st 2011 and the second half to be due and payable on June 30, 2012.

 

The Board of Selectmen / Board of Island Trustees Executive Committee

recommends approval of this warrant article

 

Article 6: To see if the Voters of Frye Island will vote to establish a 7%  interest rate for all overdue taxes for the 2012 tax year.

 

The Board of Selectmen / Board of Island Trustees Executive Committee
recommends approval of this warrant article

 

Article 7: To see if the Voters of Frye Island will vote to authorize and direct the Selectmen and Treasurer, at their discretion, to sell by sealed bid or public auction and convey by quit­claim 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.

 

The Board of Selectmen / Board of Island Trustees Executive Committee
recommends approval of this warrant article

 

Article 8: To see if the Voters of Frye Island 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 the 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.

 

The Board of Selectmen / Board of Island Trustees Executive Committee
recommends approval of this warrant article

 

Article 9: To see if the Voters of Frye Island 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 its fiscal year.

 

The Board of Selectmen / Board of Island Trustees Executive Committee
recommends approval of this warrant article

 

Article 10: To see if the Voters of Frye Island will vote to authorize the Selectmen to expend such sums of money as they deem necessary from the Designated Reserve Funds for their designated purposes. These expenditures may be reflected outside of the Town’s approved budget.

 

The Board of Selectmen / Board of Island Trustees Executive Committee
recommends approval of this warrant article

 

 Article 11: To see if the Voters of Frye Island will vote to adopt the National Electrical Code, National Fire Protection Association standard #70, current edition, with the exceptions identified by the State of Maine Electrical Code. (See Exhibit A)

 

The Board of Selectmen / Board of Island Trustees Executive Committee
recommends approval of this warrant article

Article 12:  To see if the Voters of the Town of Frye Island will vote to authorize an increase in the Town Expense budget to allow a contribution of $25,000 per year to the Recreation Reserve for four consecutive years beginning in 2012, and authorize the expenditure of up to $100,000 from the Recreation Reserve for the replacement of the existing two tennis courts near the Community Center. The Town Treasurer will be authorized to temporarily borrow funds from another Reserve Fund to allow the construction to begin as soon as possible so the new courts will be available by June 30, 2012.

 

The Board of Selectmen / Board of Island Trustees Executive Committee
recommends approval of this warrant article

 

Article 13: To see if the Voters of Frye Island will vote to amend the Town Charter, Article VII, by adding the following as a new “Section 9”:

Section 9.  Approval Requirements. The approval requirements for financial actions related to operational expenses and the expenditure of Reserve Fund monies for the Town of Frye Island, including the Town’s Enterprise Operations, are as follows:

1.    Any commitment of Unreserved Undesignated Fund Balance assets requires first a majority vote of the Board of Island Trustees, and if approved by that body, a subsequent approval by a majority vote of the Town Voters at a Regular or Special Town Meeting.

2.    Any commitment of Designated Reserve Fund Balance assets of $100,000 and over requires first a majority vote of the Board of Island Trustees, and if approved by that body, a subsequent approval by a majority vote of the Town Voters at a Regular or Special Town Meeting, unless the funds have already been approved by the Town Voters by specific Article on a prior Town Meeting Warrant.

3.    Any commitment of Designated Reserve Fund Balance assets under $100,000 requires first a minimum four vote approval of the seven person Town Executive Committee, and if approved by that body, an approval by a majority vote of the Board of Selectman.

4.    Approval of the regular Check Warrant will be the responsibility of a majority of the Board of Selectmen. A majority vote of the Executive Committee and the Board of Selectmen is the approval requirement for all other financial items included on their meeting agenda.

The Board of Selectmen / Board of Island Trustees Executive Committee

recommends approval of this warrant article

 

Article 14:  To see if the Voters of Frye Island will vote to adopt the “Ordinance for the use or explosion of fireworks in the Town of Frye Island, Maine. “ The ordinance provides penalties for violations. (See Exhibit B).

 

The Board of Selectmen / Board of Island Trustees Executive Committee

recommends approval of this warrant article

Article 15: To see if the Voters of Frye Island will vote to amend the “Use of Golf Cart” ordinance by adding Article G, Allowing an unlicensed operator to use / drive a golf cart on public roads within the Town of Frye Island  to §105-4 Unsafe use of Golf Carts prohibited. (See Exhibit C).

The Board of Selectmen / Board of Island Trustees Executive Committee

recommends approval of this warrant article.

 

Article 16: To see if the Voters of Frye Island will vote to adopt “THE TOWN OF FRYE ISLAND WATERING BAN ORDINANCE” (See Exhibit D).

 

The Board of Selectmen / Board of Island Trustees Executive Committee

recommends approval of this warrant article.

Article 17: To see if the Voters of Frye Island will vote to appropriate up to $30,000 from the Long Term Transportation Reserve to have the final engineering design prepared for the Town owned property on the mainland (The former Willis property).

The Board of Selectmen / Board of Island Trustees Executive Committee

recommends approval of this warrant article.

Article 18: To see if the Voters of Frye Island will vote to appropriate up to $10,000 from the undesignated surplus to cover unbudgeted expenses in the 2011 budget. This resulted from the much higher use of filters needed for the public water system.

The Board of Selectmen / Board of Island Trustees Executive Committee

recommends approval of this warrant article.

Article 19: To see if the Voters of the Board of Island Trustees (BIT) will vote to adopt the following “Three Tier” ferry ticket pricing schedule: (BIT only)   (See Exhibit E - Proposed 2012 Ferry Rates – Town of Frye Island)

3 Tier Ticket Pricing System:

§  There will be 3 ticket prices…Discount Price (Currently $15), Office Price ($22), and Street Price ($35). (Special vehicles / Heavy Equipment will pay the appropriate rate as identified in the ferry rate schedule.

 

§  Frye Island property owners with an EZ Ride account will pay the approved discount price for ferry passage.
( Automobile ticket currently $15)

 

§  In addition, property owners with EZ Ride account will be able to purchase discount tickets for their family and friends etc. 

 

§  Non - Property owners will be able to establish EZ Ride account but ticket purchases will cost the “Office Rate”.
(Automobile ticket currently $22.00).

 

§  All ferry tickets sold in the office will cost the “Office Rate” as identified in the approved Ferry Rate Schedule.
(Current rate for a passenger car is $22.00).

 

§  All ferry tickets sold on the mainland will cost the “Street Rate” as identified on the approved Ferry Rate Schedule.
(Current rate for a passenger car is $35.00).

 

The Board of Selectmen / Board of Island Trustees Executive Committee

recommends approval of this warrant article.

 

 

 

The Municipal Officers of the Town of Frye Island

Mark Thomas Selectman:  __________________________________

James Kuiken Selectman:     ________________________________

John Nun Selectman:              ________________________________