WARRANT FOR THE ANNUAL MEETING
OF THE TOWN OF FRYE ISLAND and
THE BOARD OF ISLAND TRUSTEES (BIT)

October 8th, 2005

 

Cumberland, ss. State of Maine

To: Kathy Potts, 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 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 8th, 2005 at 9:00 a.m. to act upon the following Articles:

All articles to be set out below, to wit:

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

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 § 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 of any nature, or kitchen appliances.

 This warrant article is recommended by the Planning Board.

 

Article 3: To see if the Voters of Frye Island will vote to 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).

               The Board of Selectmen / Board of Island Trustees Executive Committee recommends amending the Charter to revise the financial year to a calendar year. This change will take begin with the period of Jan 1, 2005 to December 31, 2005.
 

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.

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

Detail Town Budget available online in PDF or Excel format
 

Article 5:  To see if the Voters of Frye Island will vote to amend the Town Charter with respect to the number of Town Meetings and Town Meeting dates.  The amended article to read as follows:

The Annual Town Meeting shall be held each year in the Town of Frye Island   during the weekend nearest to the Independence Day Holiday (July) of the Labor Day Holiday (September). Town Budget Meetings and Town Elections shall be a part of the Annual Town Meeting. held in the Town of Frye Island during the weekend of Columbus Day Holiday (October) each year. 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.

 

           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 semi annual tax payments for 2006. The first payment of ˝ the taxes owed to be due and payable on January 1st 2006 and the second half to be due and payable on July 1st 2006.

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 set the highest interest rate allowed by law for all overdue taxes.

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 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.

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 are in agreement to funding a total of fifty students (i.e., 25 in K-8 and 25 in 9-12) per school year into the future (which for the 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; the per student costs will be recomputed each year to reflect school budget changes; 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

Number 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

 

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 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 being are to be self supporting and not dependent upon personal or property taxes.

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 approve establishing a Ferry Operating Reserve and have all revenues, (less those designated for Reserves), in excess of expenses applied to that reserve.  

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

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 dollars ($4.00) of each ticket sold to be applied to the Ferry Reserve.

The Board of Selectmen / Board of Island Trustees Executive Committee voted unanimously to recommend this fee increase.

 

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.

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

 

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.

 

Ferry Fee Schedule 2006

 

 

The Municipal Officers of the Town of Frye Island

 

 

                        ____________________________ James Kuiken, Selectman


                       

                        ____________________________ Brian Walker, Selectman

 

                        ____________________________ John Nun, Selectman