February 26, 2015 (Transportation Task Force)

MAC Transportation Task Force Meeting
February 26,2015

Held at TCI Town Office

Members present: Cory Duggan (Secretary), Jim Fortune (Assistant to the BOS), Skip Stevens, Katelyn Damon, Joy Sprague (selectman),
On phone; Ron Axelrod, Chris White, Charles Norris, Sam Donald

Call to order 4:10

• Review of agenda
o Ron wants to add:
 how do we present this issue/plan at Town meeting
 Do we need new members for our task force?
• Acceptance of minutes Chris makes a motion to accept, Ron 2nd: unanimously voted yes
• Review of Charlie’s Feb. 23 memo
o Charlie went through his plan
 Chris suggest we ask the operators for their thoughts on the Survey results
 Ron says we should go through Federal channels/our state and federal representatives to approach the idea of the town being the holder of the USPS contract, this would be inserted to the plan.
 Jim added Sutton to the conversation, saying that it hasn’t been a part of conversation. Though it was a part of the survey process
o Ron presented his flow chart for the process
 Discussion of how the flow of the overall project would go
o Discussion of timeline, original plan was to be finishing and going to bidders in Oct 2015
o Discussion Phase two: Ferry Operations and Management Action Plan Start-up
 Plenty of variables that will need to be considered in this process
 Discussion of SPECIFICATIONS FOR FERRY SERVICE BETWEEN THE TOWN OF CRANBERRY ISLES AND MT. DESERT ISLAND document
o Discussion of some of the possible scenarios/services that could be put into place, and the challenges/logistics that may arise. We should keep in mind some of the refinements that may need to take place.
• Presentation at Town Meeting
o Cory & Skip are willing to make a presentation at Town Meeting
• Next meeting Thursday March 19 at 4pm
• Meeting adjourned 5:45