BOS Meeting Minutes May 16, 2014

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Special Board of Selectmen’s Meeting
May 16, 2014
Islesford Market, Islesford, ME

Attendance:
Richard Beal, Chairman, BOS
Florence Joy Sprague, BOS
James Fortune, Administrative Assistant
Denise McCormick, Town Clerk
Nanette Hadlock, Deputy Clerk
I. Call to Order: 9:30 A.M. by Chairman Richard Beal.
One financial warrant is presented and approved by the Selectmen.
Warrant # 23: $1,055.59
II. New Business
A. Hearing and Approval for Liquor License: Islesford Dock Restaurant
No individuals from the public are present for the hearing. Selectman Sprague reports that one Islesford Main Street resident did express concern over the noise created in the early morning hours on the weekly music nights at the restaurant. State law provides that liquor may only be served until 1:00 A.M. Islesford Dock Restaurant closes at 10:00 P.M. and the music stops at closing time. Selectman Beal advises that if anyone does have problems with noise, to contact the Town constable so that it will be documented for future reference.
Richard Beal moves to allow the liquor license to go through for the Islesford Dock Restaurant. Florence Joy Sprague seconds the motion, with Charles Dunbar not present. Motion passes.
III. Other Business
• The Selectmen have received a letter dated May 02, 2014 from Eric Valdina / Maypole Realty Trust. Susan Valdina Krasnow and Eric Valdina are requesting an additional time period of 6 to 12 months before a lien would be necessary to place on their Maypole property at Islesford. The property is listed for sale with LandVest / Story Litchfield. The Valdinas state that they are doing their best to catch up and we anticipate paying all taxes plus interest due within the next 12 months. The Valdinas ask if any other installment payments or other arrangements can be offered with regard to the 2013 taxes still due. The letter includes a check for $11,600 for the 2012 taxes and interest due on the Maypole, tax map 19, lot 01.
As of today’s meeting, $12,220.24 is past due on the Maypole property for 2013. A lien notice was sent and the notice expires today, May 16, 2014. Richard Beal states that after the lien is placed on the property, the owners actually have eighteen months to pay the past due taxes before the property would be foreclosed upon. Mr. Beal suggests that the Town follow the legal process for all past due taxes.
Richard Beal moves to stick with the program, follow the law, and to be consistent with all. Florence Joy Sprague seconds the motion, with Charles Dunbar not present. Motion passes.
• James Fortune reports that he has cancelled plans with the Town of Mount Desert to do street sweeping on Islesford. There is a possibility that he can get someone else, (maybe Goodwin’s?) to do the sweeping. At least two miles of street sweeping on Cranberry Road at GCI is also desired. Sweeping on GCI may possibly be done by Ring’s Paving.
• James Fortune reports that regarding of all four shale roads at GCI, plus the Northwoods Road (a.k.a. Merrill Road) on Islesford will be done this year.
• The new flag pole for GCI has been ordered. Delivery is expected to take up to six weeks. The pole comes with a separate mounting. Richard Beal suggests some kind of rubber cushioning for it. James Fortune plans to hire Southwest Boat, Inc. to barge and install the pole when delivered.
• The cost for the safety inspections for the Manset and Islesford Docks is $2,600. The company doing the inspection is Fay, Spofford and Thorndike. There is still concern over the use of the Manset Pier by Downeast Sailing Ventures’ 44 passenger tour boat. It is estimated that the maximum amount of people recommended on the float at one time is twelve. The walk on pier is estimated to handle 100 pounds per square foot. Signs will be placed at the Manset Dock. James Fortune will contact Mr. Keblinsky of DE Sailing Ventures and keep him aware of the situation.
• The float just set by Roy Hadlock, TCI float contractor, needed some boards nailed down that were flipping upwards. Selectman Beal and Harbormaster Norman Sanborn, II hired Newman and Gray to screw down the boards, approximately one hour of work. Mr. Hadlock was thought to be unavailable and was not contacted for this repair.
• It has been suggested by the GCI Harbormaster that the outer chains on the GCI floats need to be fixed. Alvah B Barge is suggested for this repair.
• A 20 x 40 main float at GCI is expected to be replaced for the 2015 season. James Fortune will get pricing and put together a bid package. Richard Beal requests information regarding the condition of Islesford floats; will they go another season? This information is needed for budgeting for next year.
IV. Audience Communications
None at this time.
V. Adjournment: 9:54 A.M.
Richard Beal moves to adjourn the meeting. Florence Joy Sprague seconds the motion. Motion passes.

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