Board of Selectmen's Meeting Minutes February 11, 2015

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Board of Selectmen’s Meeting Mintues
February 11, 2015
Islesford Neighborhood House

Attendance:
Richard Beal, Chairman, BOS
Florence Joy Sprague, BOS
Charles Dunbar, BOS
James Fortune, Administrative Assistant
Denise McCormick, Town Clerk
Nanette Hadlock, Deputy Clerk
Katelyn Damon, Public Safety Coordinator, MAC
Phil Whitney
Ingrid Gaither
Ben Moore, BCM
Jason Gordius, BCM

I. Call to Order: 8:34 A.M. by Chairman Richard Beal.
II. Review / Signing Financial Warrants
Warrant #03: 5,196.52
Warrant #04: 44,346.50 (school)
Warrant #05: 7,662.03
Warrant #06: 54,249.66
Total: $ 111,454.71

All warrants were signed by the Selectmen.
III. Review / Approval of Previous Meeting Minutes: January 12, 2015
Florence Joy Sprague moves to approve the January 12, 2015 Board of Selectmen’s meeting minutes as written. Charles Dunbar seconds the motion, with a unanimous vote by Richard Beal. Motion passes.
IV. New Business
A. Discussion: 12 Maple Avenue, Potential Purchase by the Town
On February 09, 2015, Denise McCormick, Florence Joy Sprague, James Fortune and Katelyn Damon and David Palavanchuk did a walk through of the building owned by Mr. Palavanchuk at 12 Maple Avenue on Islesford. Denise reports that the building has a huge open floor plan on the first floor that could be converted into office space, and potentially a space for a post office if needed. There is also a half bathroom on the first floor, as well as a current office space. The second floor contains two huge bedrooms and one full bath. The second floor would be good for storage. The building has a four feet basement with stainless steel piping. There is radiant heat and a monitor. Also on the property is a two bay garage with a separate entrance door. The septic and well are nearer the abutting Palmer property.
At the annual Town meeting, voters will be asked “to authorize the Municipal Officers to borrow funds in the original principal amount of up to four-hundred fifty-nine thousand dollars ($459,000.00) for the purpose of purchasing land and its associated buildings on Little Cranberry Island, (property tax map 22, lot 15), for use as a Town Office, and to further authorize the Municipal Officers to do any and all things necessary to enter into a purchase and sale agreement on behalf of the Town; expend the borrowed funds; and do all other things reasonably necessary to accomplish the purpose of this Article.

The property at 12 Maple Avenue, Islesford, owned by David Palavanchuck, has been offered to the Town by the owner at a sale price of $459,000 (Property Tax Map 22, Lot 15). If the property is purchased by the Town, it will use the main building for a Town Office. In addition to locating the Town’s Municipal Offices at the property, there is also potential for housing the Islesford Post Office on this property, either in a portion of the main house or potentially in the detached garage located on the property.”

Katelyn Damon suggests a walk through by a state fire marshall before Town meeting. Nan Hadlock suggests that the Code Enforcement Officer do the walk through for potential code issues. At this time, Mr. Palavanchuk is only offering the sale of his property to the Town at this price. The property abuts the Islesford Fire Department, building and property currently owned by the Town Of Cranberry Isles.
Discussion takes place over the presentation to the voters at the annual Town meeting. A sketch, two photos, and a brief synopsis will be included in the annual Town report. James Fortune is requested to gather any added information that may be useful to present to the voters and to be the overall coordinator. A list of pros and cons based on the walk through will be created.
The lease on the Town office currently rented from the Valdina property expires in May 2015. Monthly rent is $800 for 3 office spaces, a bathroom and one room on the second floor for storage. The Town pays its own heat and electricity costs.
B. BCI, Inc.: Solid Waste Contract Rate AdjustmentAs per the solid waste contract, BCM, Inc. is due for a rate adjustment this year, based on the amount of trash generated. Tonnage is up from 105 tons to 121.56 tons. Based on the tonnage, BCM is asking for $71,082.14 annually for the next three years. This price does not contain any increase for CPI.
Charles Dunbar moves to accept the contract with BCM, Inc. of $71,082.14 for year 2015. Richard Beal seconds the motion, with a unanimous vote by Florence Joy Sprague. Motion passes.
C. Whale Carcass Removal from Gilley Beach
The Town Attorney has advised the Town to not deal with the whale carcass on private property.
D. Appointment: Registrar of Voters
Richard Beal moves to appoint Denise McCormick as Registrar of Voters for a two year term. Florence Joy Sprague seconds the motion, with a unanimous vote by Charles Dunbar. Motion passes.
The Local Health Officer has now completed required training for the position.
Richard Beal moves to appoint Cari Alley as Local Health Officer for a three year term. Charles Dunbar seconds the motion, with a unanimous vote by Florence Joy Sprague. MMotion passes.
E. 2015 Parking (Review Letter and Fees)
The annual parking letter is reviewed by the Board of Selectmen. Parking fees will remain the same for 2015 as they were for 2014:
Manset: $290 per space
Northeast Harbor: $325 per space
Joy Lot: $25 per first come, first serve space
Manset Boat stickers: $5 each

Reserved parking begins on May 23, 2015.
F. Final Review of Budget and Warrant Articles for the 2015 Town Meeting
The 2015 budget and warrant articles are approved by the Board of Selectmen. A mil rate for taxes will not be available until the property revaluation is complete.
G. Final Review of 2014 Town Report
Photo submissions were reviewed by the Selectmen and those for inclusion were chosen. The warrant will be printed on yellow paper with one extra page for notes. The report will go to the printer on Thursday, Feb 12, 2015.
H. Sign 2015 Town Warrant (Budget and Warrant Articles)
The Board signs the Town meeting warrant and budget for the 2015 annual Town meeting.
V. Other Business
• Richard Beal’s term is up for reappointment for the Acadia National Park Advisory Committee. Mr. Beal will seek reappointment for the position.
• Richard Beal suggests the Town pay a stipend for use of the CI Church for the annual Town meeting. Phil Whitney reports that this is not necessary. Denise McCormick will go to Great Cranberry the day before Town meeting to help set up.
• The new computer for the Town office has been returned to the Town office and needs to be set up and files transferred from the old computer.
VI. Audience Communications
None at this time.
VII. Adjournment: 10:48 A.M.
Richard Beal moves to adjourn the meeting. Charles Dunbar seconds the motion, with a unanimous vote by Florence Joy Sprague. Motion passes.
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