May 18, 2013

Town of Cranberry Isles
Municipal Advisory Commission
Meeting Minutes
Islesford Neighborhood House
Saturday, May 18, 2013

Attendance: Jim Fortune, BOS Administrative Assistant, Cory Duggan, Katelyn Damon, Jim Amuso, Ron Axelrod, Malcolm Donald, and Karin Whitney (by teleconference)

Public Attendance: None

Call To Order: 8:45 A.M.

Reviewed Meeting Agenda
Convened the meeting and reviewed the agenda

Discussion of the Great Cranberry public bathroom was added to the agenda. Also added to the agenda is discussion of the Manset dock and the Little Cranberry dock extension

Meeting Minutes: Approval of the Minutes was tabled. The minutes of the December 12, 2012 and May 18, 2013 meetings will be distributed for the next MAC meeting.

The Municipal Advisory Committee charter will be distributed to all current MAC members.

Election of officers: Motion by Katelyn Damon to elect Ron Axelrod as Chairman. Second by Corey Duggan. Unanimously approved.

Motion by Ron Axelrod to elect Corey Duggan as Secretary. Second by Malcolm Donald. Unanimously approved. (Jim Fortune will assist Corey Duggan with duties of MAC Secretary).

The MAC will form individual committees to work on various projects in its 2013/2014 work plan

2013/2014 Work Plan:
1. Manset Appraisal. The appraisal will provide the Town with a basis for improving operations at the facility and finding ways to maximize its use. Ron Axelrod, Jim Fortune and Jeff Berzinis will work on this.

2. Road Work. Roads that will need work done in the next year or two include Dog Point Road, Harding Point Road on GCI, and Main Street on Islesford. Jim Amuso and Jim Fortune will work on this for the MAC.

3. GCI Bathroom. Work with Richard Beal to develop the plan and get the new facility built on GCI. Richard Beal has hired a civil engineer (Andrew McCullough) to design a plan and use the Clivus Moltrum system. Clivus will supply the equipment and McCullough is doing a site plan for a new bathroom. Karen Whitney, Katelyn Damon and Ron Axelrod will work with Richard Beal on this.

4. Town Office. The Selectmen would like the MAC to find possible building purchases for a new town office. Corey Duggan, Jim Fortune and Jim Amuso will work on this.

5. Comprehensive Study of Ferry Service. Research the potential for forming a transit district, and possibly hire a consultant to do a feasibility study. Ron Axelrod, Corey Duggan, and Katelyn Damon will work on this.

6. Manset Dock. Further develop the plan for a drive-on dock in Manset. Study the environmental issues and do the following:
a) Options
b) Develop a plan, including time-frame
c) Build

7. Have a workable plan for developing a drive-on dock that could be used year-round if needed. Ron Axelrod, Jeff Berzinis and Jim Fortune will work on this.

8. LCI Dock extension. The MAC will work jointly with the Harbor Committee on selecting a plan for going ahead with the LCI dock extension. The Harbor Committee chose one of the 7 concept plans developed by Kleinshmidt 3 years ago. The Harbor Committee hasn’t done any more work on this since November 2010. The plan that was agreed on needed some additional refining, but that has yet to be done. Jim Fortune will work with the Harbor Committee on this and report back to the MAC.

Other Business
Next Meetings: Saturday, June 15th and Saturday, July 13th. Meetings will be on Islesford, and start at 8:45 a.m.

Audience Communications
None

Adjournment – Meeting adjourned at 10:00 A.M.