June 11, 2015 (Transportation Task Force)

MAC Transportation Task Force Meeting
June 11, 2015
Cranberry Isles Town Office

Members present: Jim Fortune (Assistant to the BOS), Cory Duggan, Skip Stevens
On Teleconference; Ron Axelrod, Chris White, Charles Norris, Ingrid Gaither

Public Attendance: Frank Reese (Teleconference)

Call to order 3:10pm
Review of agenda
Acceptance of minutes
o Minutes for the May 27, 2015 Meeting were table

Charlie Norris explained his email with George Cole of the Isle au Haut ferry. He explained that Isles au Haut Ferry Co. is a non-profit 501-C3. It was formed in 2002 when the long-time owner of the company retired. A group of residents formed the non-profit to purchase the equipment and the business. The Company is a non-profit that operates independently from the Town. The Town has some input from Isles au Haut residents who serve on the Board of Directors, but otherwise very little involvement. The Isles au Haut ferry might be a model for Cranberry Isles.

Some discussion on the Chebeague Island Ferry Co. becoming a 501-C3 two years ago. Charlie may contact them to discuss their experience with this, in setting it up and how it has been working.

Next meeting Thursday, June 25, 2015: Joint Workshop with the Selectmen and Municipal Advisory Commission- 9:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M., Great Cranberry Island Community Center

Meeting adjourned 4:40