Town of Tremont, Maine
P.O. Box 65, Bernard, ME 04612
ph: 207.244.7204
Board of Selectmen Minutes 05/07/2007
PUBLIC HEARING
TREMONT BOARD OF SELECTMEN
TREMONT TOWN OFFICE
MEETING ROOM
MONDAY MAY 7, 2007
6:00 PM
THE TREMONT SELECT BOARD HAS SCHEDULED A PUBLIC HEARING FOR THE CONSIDERATION OF APPLICATIONS FOR A SPECIAL AMUSEMENT PERMIT FOR ROBERT AND JUDY COUSINS D/B/A CAP’N NEMOS, FLAT IRON ROAD, BASS HARBOR.

Chairman Scott Grierson opened the public hearing at 6pm and asked if anyone had any questions or concerns.  There were none.

MOTION by Selectman Heath Higgins to close public hearing at 6:00:30pm, seconded by Selectman Chris Eaton.  Motion passed 5-0.






TOWN OF TREMONT
REGULAR SELECTMEN’S MEETING
TREMONT TOWN OFFICE
MEETING ROOM
MONDAY MAY 7, 2007
IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING PUBLIC HEARING


CALL TO ORDER

        Chairman Scott Grierson called the Selectmen’s meeting of Monday, May 7, 2007 to        order at 6:01pm.

ROLL CALL

        Chairman Scott Grierson, Selectmen Charlie Dillon, Heath Higgins, Kathi Thurston,Chris Eaton, Town Manager Millard Billings and Recording Secretary Heidi Farley.

        Members of the public: Robert and Judy Cousins, Danny Jacobs and Carlton Johnson.

ADJUSTMENTS/ADOPTION OF AGENDA

                MOTION by Selectman Charlie Dillon to move to7B SPECIAL AMUSEMENT PERMIT FOR ROBERT AND JUDY COUSINS D/B/A CAP’N NEMOS, FLAT IRON ROAD, BASS HARBOR at this time, seconded by Selectman Chris Eaton.  Motion passed 5-0.

        4.   FORMALLY AGENDA ITEM 7.B. SPECIAL AMUSEMENT PERMIT FOR ROBERT AND JUDY COUSINS D/B/A CAP’N NEMOS, FLAT IRON ROAD, BASS HARBOR.

        MOTION by Selectman Chris Eaton to grant Special Amusement permit for Robert and Judy Cousins D/B/A Cap’n Nemos, Flat Iron Road, Bass Harbor, seconded by Selectman Charlie Dillon.  Motion passed 5-0.

5.      FORMALLY AGENDA ITEM 4. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
A.      April 23, 2007

        MOTION by Selectman Charlie Dillon to approve minutes of April 23, 2007 as written, seconded by Selectman Chris Eaton.  Motion passed 5-0.

6.      FORMALLY AGENDA ITEM 5. REQUEST OF REC BOARD FOR SCHORLARSHIP FUNDS

        MOTION by Selectman Heath Higgins to allow the Recreation Board to spend $300.00 towards camp scholarships, second by Selectman Charlie Dillon.  Motion passed 5-0.

7.      FORMALLY AGENDA ITEM 6. APPROVAL OF WARRANTS

        #123    $5,249.90
        #124         VOID
        #125      8,559.00
        #126         606.00
        #127      5,843.25
        #128      5,249.90
        #129    75,566.26
        #130         161.00
        #131         300.00
        #132    83,811.69

        MOTION by Selectman Charlie Dillon to approve warrants 123 through 129,         seconded by Selectman Heath Higgins.  Motion passed 5-0.

        MOTION by Selectman Charlie Dillon to approve warrant 130, seconded  by Selectman Heath Higgins.  Motion passed 4-0-1.  Selectman Chris Eaton abstained because his wife had a request for reimbursement on warrant 131.

        MOTION by Selectman Charlie Dillon to approve warrants 131 and 132, seconded by Selectman Chris Eaton.  Motion passed 5-0.

8.      FORMALLY AGENDA ITEM 7.  NEW BUSINESS
A.      UPDATE NEW TOWN OFFICE

1.      LANDSCAPING COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS

        Chairman Scott Grierson told the Board that three plans had been submitted, from Ben Hodgdon, A.C. Parsons Landscaping Inc. and a volunteer plan that he and Resident Bill Helprin had designed.  Chairman Scott Grierson told the Board that he would like to coordinate a volunteer weekend the upcoming weekend of May 12th & 13th and see what happens.  Chairman Scott Grierson would like to see the Town make connections with the community and would like to give volunteers a chance then tidy up with professionals and thinks Town will be very happy with the results.

        MOTION by Selectman Charlie Dillon to go forward with the volunteer plan and authorized Town Manager Millard Billings to spend up to $3000.00, seconded by Selectman Heath Higgins.  Motion passed 5-0.

        
2.      AWARD CONTRACT FOR GENERATOR

        MOTION by Selectman Heath Higgins to award generator bid to H.G. Reed for $18,234.00, seconded by Selectman Kathi Thurston.  Motion passed 5-0.
3.      LOGO FOR SIGN

        Selectmen agree on logo presented by Town Manager Millard Billings      (see attached).         
        
C. ADOPTION OF POLICY FOR ROAD OPENINGS

        MOTION by Selectman Charlie Dillon to adopt rules, regulations and policy       for road openings, seconded by Selectman Chris Eaton.  

        Selectman Kathi Thurston noticed some spelling corrections.

        MOTION by Selectman Charlie Dillon to amend his previous motion to include corrections, seconded by Selectman Chris Eaton.  Motion passed 5-0.

D. CUTTING SEWER LINE ACROSS COLUMBIA AVE.

        Mr. Johnson explained that he and Town Manager/CEO Millard Billings had         met with the State Site Evaluator and the State Plumbing Inspector and both are in favor of new septic in upper parking lot.  Town Manager/CEO Millard Billings explained that both the State Site Evaluator and the State Plumbing Inspector would like Mr. Johnson to discontinue use of the septic on the shore side of the property.  Mr. Johnson assured the Board that he does not nor will he ever have a plan for a restaurant on that property.  Mr. Johnson does not like the idea of getting rid of his septic on the shore.

        MOTION by Chairman Scott Grierson to grant a road opening permit to Carlton Johnson according to current road opening policy approved this      evening conditional on removal of septic on the shore, seconded by Selectman Kathi Thurston.

       After some discussion Chairman Scott Grierson withdrew his motion and Selectman Kathi Thurston withdrew her second.

        MOTION by Chairman Scott Grierson to grant road opening permit to       Carlton Johnson for septic and utilities to cross under Columbia Ave per current road opening ordinance conditional that old sewer system be permanently discontinued, seconded by Selectman Kathi Thurston.  Motion passed 5-0.

E. AWARD CONTRACT FOR POLICE PROTECTION

        MOTION by Selectman Heath Higgins to enter into agreement with County of Hancock for law enforcement, seconded by Selectman Kathi Thurston.     Motion passed 5-0.

        Chairman Scott Grierson would like to make sure we check our options every year.

F. APPOINTMENTS

        MOTION by Selectman Heath Higgins to appoint George Urbanneck to the Comprehensive Plan Committee for a 5 year term, seconded by Selectman Kathi Thurston.  Motion passed 5-0.

9.      FORMALLY AGENDA ITEM 8. TOWN MANAGERS REPORT

        Town Manager Millard Billings reported to the Selectmen that Lane Construction is scheduled to start the paving project on Wednesday May 9 weather permitting, the new concrete planks for the Seal Cove ramp have been donated by the Maine Department of Conservation, Bureau of Parks and Lands, boating facilities division and bid packets will be out soon. Town Manager Millard Billings asked the Selectmen to authorize the Town to do big truck registrations.  He explained that the Town wouldn’t get any extra money but it would be very convenient for our Residents.
        
10.     FORMALLY AGENDA ITEM 9. OLD BUSINESS
A.      QUARTERLY REPORTS

        Nothing new

B.      ACQUISITION OF PROPERTY

        Selectman Kathi Thurston reported that she had spoken to Bill Carroll about     purchasing his property that the Town’s Right of Way is on and that he is interested in selling but has not come up with a price yet.  Former Resident Danny Jacobs, representing Michael and Susan Fudge told the Board that Mr. Carroll has given first refusal to Mr. & Mrs. Fudge who have concerns about plow trucks coming in and out of the proposed road on that right of way.  The Selectmen assured Mr. Jacobs that the Fire Department would be using that road, not snowplows, for training purposes.

MOTION by Selectman Charlie Dillon to move agenda item 10 to 13, seconded by Selectman Heath Higgins.  Motion passed 5-0.


11.     FORMALLY AGENDA ITEM 13. SET DATE FOR NEXT MEETING:  Monday May 21, 2007
        
        
12.     FORMALLY AGENDA ITEM 11. SUGGESTIONS/COMMENTS FOR NEXT MEETING.

        Selectmen agreed that they would like to have Town Manager Millard Billings say a few words at the beginning of Town Meeting to welcome everyone and reiterate that the budget is down.

13.     FORMALLY AGENDA ITEM 12. OTHER

        Chairman Scott Grierson announced that it has been a pleasure working with Selectman Charlie Dillon, all Selectmen agreed.

        Selectman Charlie Dillon mentioned that someone from Frenchboro asked if the floats at the Ferry terminal weren’t in because they didn’t pay.  Town Manager Millard Billings said that is not true, the Town is waiting for DOT to clean up rocks before putting the floats in.

14.     FORMALLY AGENDA ITEM 10. ANNUAL EVALUATION OF TOWN MANAGER

        MOTION by Selectman Charlie Dillon to go into executive session at 8:05pm under Title 1 MRSA section 405 subsection 6 paragraph A. To discuss annual personnel evaluation of Town Manager, seconded by Selectman Heath Higgins.  Motion passed  5-0.

        MOTION by Selectman Charlie Dillonto come out of executive session at 8:45pm, seconded by Selectman Kathi Thurston.  Motion passed 5-0.

15.     ADJOURN

        MOTION by Selectman Charlie Dillon to adjourn meeting at 8:46pm, seconded by Selectman Chris Eaton.  Motion passed 5-0.


Respectfully submitted
Heidi Farley



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Scott Grierson                                  Charlie Dillon



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Heath Higgins                                   Kathi Thurston



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Chris Eaton