TOWN OF FRYE ISLAND, MAINE

MINUTES OF TOWN MEETING

July 3, 1998

The meeting was called to order at 9:30 a.m. by Kathleen A. Potts, Town Clerk, at the Island Community Center. Prior to the meeting, Herman (Bud) Faulk and John Crosby agreed to serve and were sworn in as ballot clerks.

Article 1. Andrew Broaddus was nominated from the floor to serve as the moderator to preside at the meeting. The motion was seconded, and Mr. Broaddus was elected unanimously.
Article 2 Robert Fogg moved to authorize the Voters of the Frye Island Municipal Services Corporation to speak at Town Meetings of the Town of Frye Island. James Kuiken seconded the motion, and the motion passed unanimously.
Article 3. Robert Fogg moved that the Town of Frye Island adopt the rules of procedure set forth in the Maine Moderator’s Manual 1989 Edition for all Town Meetings (copy on the FI homepage and available at the Island Administration office). James Kuiken seconded the motion, and the motion passed unanimously.
Article 4. Written ballots were taken to elect Selectmen for three positions, one with term expiring July 1999, one with term expiring July 2000, one with term expiring July 2001; subsequent terms will be for three years each.

James Kuiken nominated Joseph Potts for the term expiring July, 2001. Carl Hommel seconded the motion. Mr. Potts received 24 votes by written ballot, and Kathleen Huchthausen received 1 vote. Mr. Potts was elected.

Carl Hommel nominated Oleg Svetlichny for the term expiring July, 2000. Diana Luchor seconded the motion. Mr. Svetlichny was elected unanimously by written ballot, with 26 votes cast.

Joseph Potts nominated James Kuiken for the term expiring July, 1999. Oleg Svetlichny seconded the motion. Mr. Kuiken was elected by written ballot with 15 votes; in addition, Robert Fogg received 12 votes, and one ballot was disqualified.

Article 5. James Kuiken nominated Andrew Broaddus as the Town representative to the SAD 6 School Board with term expiring July 2001. Carl Hommel seconded the motion. Mr. Broaddus was elected by written ballot with 22 votes; Joseph Potts and Kathleen Huchthausen also received 1 vote each.
Article 6. Don Hadley moved to authorize the Selectmen to appoint a single assessor to perform the tax assessment functions for the Town. Diana Luchor seconded the motion, and the motion carried by a unanimous show of hands.
Article 7. Herman (Bud) Faulk moved that the Town approve the recommended 1998 budget appropriations of $275,016, a tax commitment of $255,016, and a mil rate of $17.00 per thousand (identical to the 1997 Standish mil rate). John Crosby seconded the motion.

The motion was amended by Robert Fogg to read "the Town vote to raise and appropriate the recommended 1998 budget appropriates of $275,016, a tax commitment of $255,016, and a mil rate of $17.00 per thousand (identical to the 1997 Standish mil rate.) The motion to amend the motion was seconded by Gregory Tedford. The motion to amend carried by a show of hands.

The motion, as amended, passed unanimously.

Article 8. Oleg Svetlichney moved that the Town establish July 31 and October 31 as the time when taxes are due for the two halves of the Town fiscal year in 1998. Don Hadley seconded the motion. The motion passed by a show of hands.
Article 9. Robert Fogg moved that the Town approve the interest rate set by the State of Maine to be charged on late taxes, starting July 1, 1998. James Kuiken seconded the motion. The motion passed by a unanimous show of hands.
Article 10. James Kuiken moved that a Charter Commission be established for the purpose of establishing a new Municipal Charter for the Town of Frye Island. Robert Fogg seconded the motion. The vote was taken by written ballot, and the motion passed with 26 unanimous votes.
Article 11. Nominations were taken from the floor to elect six Town residents as members of the Town of Frye Island Charter Commission. (Three additional members who do not have to be Town residents will be appointed by the Selectmen.)

The following residents were nominated: John Crosby, Gregory Tedford, Robert Fogg, Kathleen Huchthausen, Oleg Svetlichny, Joseph Potts, Herman (Bud) Faulk, Watson Clark, Andrew Broaddus, and Carl Hommel.

Elected by written ballot: Bud Faulk, Joseph Potts, Oleg Svetlichny, Watson Clark, Carl Hommel, and Andrew Broaddus.

Article 12. James Kuiken moved to establish the Town Meeting-Selectmen-Manager form of the Town Manager Plan (described in MSRA 30A 2631) as the type of government for the Town of Frye Island, where the Selectmen appoint an individual to the position of Town Manager, the Town Clerk and all other Town Officials. Robert Fogg seconded the motion. The motion carried by a unanimous show of hands.
Article 13. A motion was made and seconded to allow the Town of Frye Island to join Maine Municipal Association as a full member and to take advantage of those services which are offered. Motion carried unanimously.
Article 14. John Crosby made a motion to accept from Brian Hogan the 1200 gallon Army Fire Truck to be used for fire protection on Frye Island and not to give away or sell the truck without the permission of Mr. Hogan. The motion was seconded by Dick Buxton. Motion carried unanimously.
Article 15. Don Hadley moved that the Town of Frye Island adopt the most current edition of the BOCA National Building Code as regulations for the construction and remodeling of buildings. John Crosby seconded the motion.

Robert Fogg made a motion to amend the motion to read "the 1996 edition of the BOCA National Building Code...." Dick Buxton seconded the motion to amend. In a show of hands and with a count of 12 for and 6 opposed, the motion to amend carried.

The motion as amended, "That the Town of Frye Island adopt the 1996 edition of the BOCA National Building Code as regulations for the construction and remodeling of buildings," passed 16-2.

Article 16. Robert Fogg moved to prohibit open burning, bonfires and recreational campfires, as defined by the BOCA National Fire Prevention Code (1996) within the Town of Frye Island; recreational campfires in a fire pit will be allowed. Dick Buxton seconded the motion.

Joseph Potts moved to amend the motion to include "will be allowed ‘by permit.’" Oleg Svetlichny seconded the motion to amend. The motion to amend carried with one vote opposed.

John Crosby moved that the motion, as amended, be further amended to read, "...recreational campfires in a fire pit shall be allowed by permit only." Kathleen Huchthausen seconded the motion to amend. The motion to amend carried, with one vote opposed.

The motion as amended, "to prohibit open burning, bonfires and recreational campfires, as defined by the BOCA National Fire Prevention Code (1996) within the Town of Frye Island; recreational campfires in a fire pit shall be allowed by permit only" passed, with one vote opposed.

Article 17. Don Hadley moved that the Town vote to establish a Planning Board and a Board of Appeals in the Town of Frye Island and allow the Board of Selectmen to appoint members. John Crosby seconded the motion. The motion carried by a show of hands.
Article 18. Robert Fogg moved to allow the Town of Frye Island to enter into a three year contract with Maine Energy Recovery Company for disposal of Island household rubbish at estimated rates of $45 per ton the first year, $46.50 per ton the second year, and $48 per ton the third year. James Kuiken seconded the motion. The motion carried unanimously.
Article 19. Robert Fogg moved to compensate the Selectman for performing Town duties by paying each Selectman two ferry tickets for each Town and Selectmen meeting attended, effective July 3, 1998; this compensation level can be changed at a future Town Meeting, if needed. John Crosby seconded the motion, and the motion carried unanimously.
Article 20. Robert Fogg moved to allow the Selectman to authorize the Town Manager to secure tax anticipation loans when needed. The motion was seconded by John Crosby.

Joseph Potts moved to amend the motion to read, "...allow the Selectmen to authorize the Treasurer to secure tax anticipation loans when needed." Robert Fogg seconded the motion to amend. The motion to amend passed unanimously.

The motion, as amended, passed unanimously.

The meeting adjourned at 11:25 a.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Kathleen A. Potts
Town Clerk


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