Town of Frye Island – Town Meeting Warrant
Saturday, October 12, 2002 – 9 AM Community Center, Frye Island ME
Meeting called to order by Town Clerk Conrad Theberge
Article #1. To choose a moderator to preside at said meeting.
Article #2. Shall the Town authorize the 2003 Budget as recommended by the Board of Selectmen, with an expenditure not to exceed $1,650,011, taxes raised totaling $1,259,557, and a tax rate of $38.60. The commitment date shall be November 1, 2002, and the due dates shall be January 1, 2003 and July 1, 2003, with an interest rate of 8.75% on delinquent payments. A primary element driving the increase in mil rate is as follows:
· A mil rate increase of 1.23 is caused by the increase of the SAD#6 school taxes, i.e. $40,239; that amount of money is shown in the 2003 budget as an addition to the Capital Reserve Fund (#50010).
Motion. Change the price of a Green Ferry Ticket (i.e., tickets sold by the Ferry Mates at the Mainland Ferry Terminal) from $16.00 to $20.00; this motion is for approval by the Frye Island Board of Island Trustees.
Article #3. Shall the Town authorize the establishment of a Special Revenue Fund category of Town Operations in which the operations of the Frye Island Golf Club and the Frye Island Yacht Club would be managed, subject to the approval by the Frye Island Inc. Stockholders authorizing those operations to be turned over to the Town via a lease, with the following conditions:
A. There is a zero operational cost impact to the Town.
B. A Golf Club Reserve Fund will be established to capture the annual net income of the Golf Club operations; monies from that Fund will be available to the Golf Club in future years for improvements to the Golf Club operations.
C. A Yacht Club – Equity Reserve Fund will be established to capture the annual net income of the Yacht Club – Equity operations; monies from that Fund will be available to the Yacht Club – Equity in future years for improvements to the Yacht Club – Equity operations.
D. A Yacht Club – Rental Reserve Fund will be established to capture the annual net income of the Yacht Club – Rental operations; monies from that Fund will be available to the Town of Frye Island General Fund for general improvements to the island.
E. The Board of Island Trustees Executive Committee will be responsible for the management of the Golf Club and the Yacht Club and will utilize the Greens Committee and the Marina Committee, respectively, to assist them with the day-to-day operations and to make recommendations on operational changes.
F. The Board of Island Trustees Executive Committee will be responsible for expenditure of monies in the three Reserve Funds described above, and for all other Golf Club & Yacht Club decisions that were formerly the responsibility of the Frye Island Board of Directors.
Article #4. Shall the Town authorize the creation of an Island Improvement Reserve Fund; to authorize the Board of Selectmen, with concurrence from the Board of Island Trustees Executive Committee, to expend such sums of money, as they deem necessary, from the Island Improvement Reserve Funds for island improvement projects; that the monies appropriated in Warrant Article #4 of the July 6, 2002 Town Meeting to be made a part of this Island Improvement Reserve Fund; and that the expenditures of such sums of money be reflected outside of the Town's approved budget.
Article #5. Shall the Town authorize the purchase of Lot #3 on Raymond Cape Road from Bernard Sharpe as a potential location of a municipal facility, and to authorize the use of up to $32,000 from the Town Unreserved / Undedicated Fund Balance to cover the purchase of this real estate.
Article #6. Shall the Town authorize the purchase of property now used as the entrance road to the Ferry Landing from Raymond Cape Road from Carl Bloom (a 50’ wide strip of land), and to authorize the use of up to $11,000 from the Town Unreserved / Undedicated Fund Balance to cover the purchase of this real estate.
Article #7. Shall the Town authorize the purchase from Frye Island Incorporated the real estate in the Town of Raymond they own that is adjacent to the Frye Island ferry landing for a sum of $1 plus closing costs; this includes the Ferry Trailer and gantry system.
Article #8. Shall the Town authorize the Board of Selectmen, on behalf of the Town, to join with other participating municipal and quasi-municipal employers in a Multiple Employer Welfare Arrangement for the provision of employee health benefits, as authorized by 24-A M.R.S.A. § 6601 et seq., said Arrangement to be known as the "Maine Municipal Employees Health Trust" (Health Trust); and for that purpose and in consideration of the mutual covenants and agreements among participating employers, to authorize the Board of Selectmen to enter into a Participation Agreement on behalf of the Town and take whatever other actions may be necessary. The authority granted herein shall continue until revoked.
Article #9. Shall the Town vote to authorize that the Town Treasurer may disburse money only on the authority of a warrant drawn for the purpose, either (a) affirmatively voted and signed by a majority of the Board of Selectmen at a duly called public meeting, (b) seen and signed (including reviewing and approving by electronic means) by a majority of them acting individually and separately, or (c) signed as otherwise provided by law for the disbursement of employees’ wages and benefits and payment of municipal education costs.
Article #10. Shall the Town authorize a Parking Ordinance as detailed in the following paragraphs:
Ordinance to Regulate Parking of Motorized Vehicles and Trailers on Town Roads
Ordinance regulating parking of motorized vehicles and trailers on roads.
This ordinance shall be known as and may be sited as “ Ordinance for Safe Parking of Motorized Vehicles and Trailers on Town Roads in the Town of Frye Island, Maine, providing penalties for Violation Thereof,” and shall be referred to herein as “this chapter”.
The purpose of this Ordinance is to protect the health, safety and well-being of the citizens of Frye Island by regulating the parking of motorized vehicles and trailers on the public roads. Many of which are narrow and impede the safe passage of emergency and other large vehicles.
Regulation and Prohibition of Parking
A. The area of a Town Road is defined by the property line pins for the lots adjacent to the Town Roads. It is this definition of Town Road used in this ordinance.
B. Motorized vehicles and trailers may be parked on Town Roads during certain hours as long as a minimum path of 12 feet in width is maintained to permit safe and expedient passage of fire trucks, EMS vehicles and other large vehicles permitted on Town Roads.
C. Trailers shall not be permitted to be parked on Town Roads between the hours of sunset and sunrise.
D. No motorized vehicle or trailer shall be parked within 50 feet of any intersection unless otherwise posted.
E. No motorized vehicle or trailer shall be parked where there is a no parking sign.
F. The Town of Frye Island will provide a parking area for trailers at the Paddock Lane Maintenance Facility for an annual fee of $50.00 per parking spot.
G. The above paragraphs “A” through “F” shall be enforced unless otherwise posted.
Violations and Penalties
Any person who violates any of the provisions of this ordinance shall be guilty of a civil violation and, upon conviction, shall be fined not less than fifty dollars ($50) and not more than five hundred dollars ($500.) with each incident being considered a separate violation. A warning may be issued for a first offense. All fines accrue to the Town of Frye Island.
This ordinance shall be enforced by the Town of Frye Island Police Department, the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department, or their designees.
Article #11. Shall the Town authorize the amendment of the Land Use Ordinances by replacing the existing Chapter 101, Land Use Ordinances, Chapter 102, Shoreland Zoning, and Chapter 108, Floodplain Management Ordinance, with an integrated Chapter 101, Land Use Ordinances, Edit Revision Date September 14, 2002, providing an edited consolidation of all three of these present ordinances.
Article #12. Shall the Town authorize the change of the definition for Campground in Chapter 101 Land Use Ordinances, § 101–I–2, Definitions, by replacing the current definition with the one used in the Shoreland Zoning Ordinance as follows:
Any premises established for overnight use for the purpose of
camping and for which a fee is charged. Any area or tract of land to
accommodate two (2) or more parties in temporary living quarters, including but
not limited to tents and recreation vehicles.
Article #13. Shall the Town authorize the Official Shoreland Zoning Overlay Map dated October 20, 2002.
To adjourn the Town Meeting
The Municipal Officers of the Town of Frye Island
James Kuiken _________________________________________
John Crosby _________________________________________
Robert Roberts _________________________________________
Dated at Frye Island: October 1, 2002
A True Copy of the Warrant, attest:
_________________________________________ Conrad Theberge
Town Clerk, Town of Frye Island