February 05, 2013 Selectmens Meeting Minutes

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Board of Selectmen’s Meeting Minutes
February 05, 2013
Great Cranberry Community Center

Attendance:
Richard Beal, Chairman, BOS
Phil Whitney, BOS
James Fortune, Administrative Assistance
Denise McCormick, Town Clerk
Nanette Hadlock, Deputy Clerk
Katelyn Damon, MAC & Public Safety Coordinator
Jeff Berzinis, MAC
Jasmine Samuel
Ingrid Gaither
I. Call to Order: 8:47 A.M. by Chairman Richard Beal.
II. Review / Signing Financial Warrants
Warrant # 03: 7,074.75
Warrant # 04: 6,563.06
Warrant # 05: 34,041.97
Warrant # 06: 42,276.50
Total: 89,956.28
All warrants were signed by the Selectmen.
III. Review / Approval of Previous Meeting Minutes
Addition: Section V, Other Business (revisited), bullet #7, second sentence, “Permission to be obtained from the Town Office.”
Phil Whitney moves to approve the January 08, 2013 Board of Selectmen’s meeting minutes with the one addition. Richard Beal seconds the motion. Motion passes.
IV. New Business
A. Acadia Disposal District: Memorandum from Tony Smith-Regional
Municipal Solid Waste Facility, and Proposed Amendments to the Inter-Local Agreement and Acadia Disposal District By-laws
Tony Smith is not present at today’s meeting to discuss this agenda item. The Board of Selectmen have been forwarded proposed changes to the Interlocal Agreement and Bylaws for Acadia Disposal District (ADD).
Phil Whitney moves to support the proposed changes suggested by the Acadia Disposal District. Richard Beal seconds the motion. Motion passes.
In reference to a proposed regional transfer station for ADD towns, the Selectmen would like to speak with Tony Smith for further information. This item is tabled until Mr. Smith can be here.

9:11 A.M. Chairman Richard Beal moves for a five minute recess to the meeting. Phil Whitney seconds the motion. Motion passes.
9:16 A.M. Meeting back in session.

B. Islesford Neighborhood House: Presentation of Warrant Article Purpose
Jasmine Samuel, President of Islesford Neighborhood House Association (INHA), is at today’s meeting to discuss a proposed warrant article for the annual Town meeting. The proposed article was drafted by the INHA to read as follows:
“To see if the voters of the Town of Cranberry Isles will vote to certify that the Islesford Neighborhood House is 100% locally owned and controlled here on Little Cranberry Island by a community-based board of directors, and further certifies that the solar array on its roof (“the project”) is a community-based renewable energy project. The project is a 10 kilowatt, solar photovoltaic “PV” roof array on the main hall of the Neighborhood House on Little Cranberry Island, Maine. The project will commence on or before May 1, 2013. The project intends to use the REC multiplier incentive mechanism.”
INHA has finalized a plan for renovations to the Neighborhood House. A new roof is planned and the solar will be part of the process. A grant has been applied for and proof of community support is part of the grant process.
Some concern has been shown that the article written as suggested would imply that the Neighborhood House is owned by the Town or that this was a Town project. The Islesford Neighborhood House is controlled by a Board of Directors, chosen by attendee vote at their annual meeting. It is suggested to reword the article as follows:
“To see if the voters of the Town of Cranberry Isles will vote to certify that the Islesford Neighborhood House is 100% private locally owned and controlled here on Little Cranberry Island by a community-based board of directors, and further certifies that the solar array on its roof (“the project”) is a community-based renewable energy project. The project is a 10 kilowatt, solar photovoltaic “PV” roof array on the main hall of the Neighborhood House on Little Cranberry Island, Maine. The project will commence on or before May 1, 2013. The project intends to use the REC multiplier incentive mechanism.”

Jasmine Samuel, INHA President is agreeable to the rewording.
Phil Whitney moves to accept the corrected version of article #25 on the Town meeting warrant. Richard Beal seconds the motion. Motion passes.
C. Final Review of Budget and Warrant Articles for the 2013 Town Meeting
Discussion takes place over whether a public hearing should be held now or later in reference to the Mosquito Control Program for Islesford. No date is set for a public hearing at today’s meeting.
If the total proposed budget is approved by the voters, the mil rate would increase to 9.19 for 2013. The mil rate for 2012 was 7.95.
D. Sign 2013 Town Warrant (Budget and Warrant Articles)
The Board of Selectmen signs the Town Meeting Warrant for 2013.
E. Final Review of Town Report for 2012
The Board of Selectmen reviews the draft of the annual Town report. The research on Sutton Island Roads will not be included in the report due to its length and also the fact that research on the middle path is not complete at this time. The research that has been completed may be viewed at the Town Office. Photos are suggested for inclusion in the report.
F. 2013 Parking Letter
The 2013 lease amount for the Northeast Harbor Parking Lot is $38,500. The Board of Selectmen set the rates for mainland parking in 2013 as follows:
Manset Lot: $290 per space
Northeast Harbor Lot: $315 per space
Joy Lot: $25 per sticker
James Fortune suggests that the reserved parking spaces be increased to 24 spaces in the back part of the lot. In 2012, not all regular spaces were sold; some of the vacant spaces were used for overflow of reserved overnight parking. Mr. Fortune would like to keep all overnight spaces together in the lot to make it easier for signage and locating the spaces by visitors. The parking letter will be updated for any changes and reworded to “reserved” overnight parking spots.
G. Planning Board Appointment
The Board of Selectmen appoints Sally Rowan of Islesford as Planning Board Member due to a vacancy created by the resignation of Bruce Komusin.
The Board of Selectmen nominates Mark Alley for Planning Board Alternate Member due to former alternate Sally Rowan being appointed as Planning Board member. Appointment of Mark Alley is to take place at the March BOS meeting.
V. Other Business
• At the time that transfer station hours change for the spring / summer season, trash pick up day will move to Mondays instead of Thursdays.
• Katelyn Damon provided information she had researched in the deeds and easements for the Great Cranberry Fire House to see if enough land would be available to add on to the building in the event there is a need for a new truck for the GCI Fire Dept. There is no land available at the current site to build on. The deeds and easement are on file at the Town Office.
• Richard Beal will contact someone to clean the GCI Firehouse in preparation for the annual Town Meeting on March 16.
• Richard Beal will check with the owner of the abandoned truck at GCI gravel pit to see if it can be removed promptly.
• In reference to streetlights that are not working on GCI, Jim Fortune has sent the list to Bangor Hydro. No word back has been received at this time. Mr. Fortune will contact Bangor Hydro again on this matter.
• Richard Beal will obtain estimates for repair to the GCI dock parking lot from Goodwins and Gotts. Stones are coming up through the pavement.
• Denise McCormick is appointed Registrar of Voters for TCI by the Board of Selectmen.
VI. Audience Communications
None at this time.
VII. Adjournment: 10:59 A.M.
Phil Whitney moves to adjourn the meeting. Richard Beal seconds the motion. Motion passes.