WARRANT FOR THE ANNUAL MEETING
OF THE TOWN OF FRYE ISLAND

October 7, 2006

 

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 7, 2006 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.

Names in Nomination
John Nun

 

Article 3: To vote by written ballot to elect one person to a three year term to the Board of Island Trustees.

Names in Nomination
Robert Miner

 

 

Fiscal Year 2007

 

Article 4: To see if the registered voters of the Town of Frye Island will vote to appropriate $189,531 from municipal revenues; and raise and appropriate from property taxes $759,578 for municipal services and $982,432 for non-municipal services for 2007. (This total for municipal services includes $71,440 which will be deposited into the “water reserve” for the purpose of updating the municipal water system).

 

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 2007. The first payment of ½ the taxes owed to be due and payable on December 31st 2006 and the second half to be due and payable on June 30, 2007.

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 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 7: To see if the Town will vote to authorize and direct the Selectmen and Treasurer, at their discretion, to sell by sealed bid or public auction and convey by quit-claim 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 Town 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 Town 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 Town will vote to authorize the Selectmen to expend such sums of money as they deem necessary from the designated Capital Reserve accounts 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 Town will vote to revise the Land Use Ordinance as follows:

 

Changes to Definition, Administration and Enforcement of Building Permits

Definition

Substantial Start: Completion of fifty percent (50%) thirty percent (30%) or more of a permitted structure, measured as a percentage of the total cost to construct, estimated value to complete, within 12 calendar months of the issuance of the building permit.

 

§ 101–I–11.  Administration and Enforcement

D.  Building Permits

3.   The Building Permit shall be valid for two (2) years from the date of issue.

a.   A substantial start must be completed within twelve (12) calendar months or the permit shall become null and void. At the time of issuance of the building permit, a definition of 50% completion for the project will be determined and made a part of the permit.

b.   If construction has not been completed and an Occupancy Permit obtained within the twenty-four (24) calendar months, month period, the permit shall become null and void.

c.   If construction has not been completed, and no Occupancy Permit obtained according to a and b above, a new permit shall be applied for and the then current fee paid.

4.   All building permits heretofore issued shall be subject to the provisions of this ordinance.

The Planning Board recommends approval of this warrant article

 

Article 12: To see if the Town will vote to revise the Land Use Ordinance by adding the following:

 

Definition, Administration and Enforcement of Road Opening

Definition:

Road Opening: Any new or improved opening, excavation, repair, alteration, or driveway cut into the Roads and their corresponding rights-of-way, owned or regulated by the Town. 

 

§ 101–I–4.  General Standards

T.  Road Opening Section 101-I-4T

Any road opening must be approved by the Town or its designee(s) in advance.  See Section 101-I-11C for fines and penalties.

The Planning Board recommends approval of this warrant article

 

Article 13: To see if the Town will vote to revise the Land Use Ordinance by adding the following:

 

Administration and Enforcement of Tree Removal on Unimproved Lots

§ 101–I–4.  General Standards

S.   Tree removal   Section 101-I-4-S

On unimproved lots, removal of trees larger than 2" in diameter measured at 4 1/2 feet above ground level -- other than to remove hazards, establish a driveway not to exceed 30' in length, and/or to construct a path no more than 3' in width -- is prohibited.

 

This does not prohibit tree removal in conjunction with a building permit for a dwelling unit.  See Section 101-I-11C for fines and penalties.

The Planning Board recommends approval of this warrant article

 

Article 14: To see if the Board of Island Trustees will vote to set the cost of a round trip ferry ticket at $24.00 with a 50% discount for property owners in good standing.

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

 


 

The Municipal Officers of the Town of Frye Island

____________________________  James Kuiken, Selectman

 
 ___________________________   Brian Walker, Selectman

 

____________________________  John Nun,  Selectman