December 10, 2015 (MAC Minutes)

Municipal Advisory Committee Meeting
December 10, 2015
Islesford Library, Islesford

Members present: Cory Duggan (MAC), Ron Axelrod (MAC, Phone), Joanne Thormann (MAC, Phone), Ingrid Gaither (MAC, phone), Karin Whitney (MAC, phone), Jim Fortune (TCI), Joy Sprague (BOS), Malcolm Fernald (BOS), Denise McCormick (TCI),

Community Members: Kaitlyn Damon

-Call to order at 4:02
-Review of Agenda-
• Plan to Review budget
• Review of Draft
• Minutes from 11/12 accepted- Ron moves, Karin 2nd

51-10- General Govn’t
10-05 Utilities (Elec) needs to change from $900 to $3,000 (electric heat)
20-06 Website cost went up
20-10 Legal- Kaitlyn needs more for legal expenses (Application, bylaw revisions, modify deed to change meeting space to truck space
20-50 Leases- Town Office lease is 1600 less with portable trailer

51-15- General Govn’t/Selectman
05-05 Concluded that this, as a warrant article, should be discussed at Town Meeting
99-50 Contingency fund- was used to move Town Office, for example

51-22 General Govn’t/Tax Col
05-05 2008 was last time Tax Collector got a raise. Suggested a Cost Of Living Increase

51-24 General Govn’t /Public Safety Coord
05-05 Increase due to shift from 25 to 30 hours per week and a raise in hourly rate

05-05 Two elections this year

51-32 General Govn’t/ Admin Asst
05-05 Continued discussion of Cost Of Living increase

51-34 General Govn’t/ Dep TR/ Town CL
05-05 Nan works 18 hours per week and is paid hourly- recommend take a look at hourly rate for all town employees

52-01 Public Safety/ FD Zone 1
10-05 Raise to 1500
20-35 Drop to 1000
25-22 Drop to 5000

Discussion: Replace 1972 and 1981 truck with 2015 sister truck to Islesford. Duplication of equipment is advised for ease of inter-island training and use of equipment in an emergency. Merging of Fire Departments is in progress with a total of 8 firefighters, 2 from GC. Truck will be financed and yellow truck could possibly sell for 2k?

52-02 Public Safety/FD Zone 2
70-18 Selectmen want a well

52-04 Public Safety/ EMS
60-47 Drop from 4500 to zero
61-47 Drop from 2300 to zero

53-14 Health/Sanitation/ GA
99-60 Drop to 2000

54-10 Public Trans/Town Roads
25-30 Reduce to zero (engineering work)
70-10 Repair cracked sealant, pot holes, shale roads

54-16 Public Trans/ Town Trucks
70-12 Truck and Plow are separated in budget

56- Donations
Futures Group would like to be added- Needs to be a warrant item

58-20 Municipal Facilities/Float/Ramp
60-6 Remove this 50k and ADD it to Town Office Building Fund (70-08)
60-12 Harbor Committee requests a hoist. It is a warrant article so let it go to the voters. Suggestion: Written ballot
60-16 Remove 10k
62-10 Sutton walkway- drainage issues
63-12 Manset- New float- Use reserve?

58-26 Municipal Facility/ Joy Rd Lot
50-12 Regrade/resurface lot

-Draft on Warrant-
- Suggestion- put bullets in explanation
- Suggestion- Separate handout
- Suggestion- Make warrant end after word “recommendation” and use the rest as an explanation section
- Send any comments to Ron
- Have draft ready for Selectman’s meeting in January
-Other business-
- Town Meeting Date warrant (moving it 2 months later) tabled for now.

- Next Meeting January 7, 2016, 4:00 on Islesford

-Meeting adjourned 5:50 PM- motion Joanne, Cory 2nd