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SELECTMEN’S MEETING MINUTES

Time:   October 26, 2016                                       Time:  4:00 p.m.
Place:  Town Office, 70 Snare Creek Lane, Jonesport, Maine 04649

Opened by:  Selectman Alley, Milliken and Fish
Attendees Irene Rogers, asst to Board of Selectmen, Donnie Woodward, Bonnie and David Wardwell, Bill and Barbara Malcarne, Bob and Wilma Jones, Bimbo Look and Ralph Davis
           
Approval of Minutes of October 19, 2016:  Motion to accept by Selectman Fish, Seconded Selectman Milliken-All in favor.      

Signatures:
      A. Warrant:
                   OLD BUSINESS:

  • Rogue Island Legal Counsel: A motion was made by Selectman Fish, seconded by Selectman Alley to hire John Hamer, the Town attorney, to attend the hearing with Jean Guptill.

 

                 NEW BUSINESS:  NONE
                 MISCELLANEOUS:

  • Ice Hill South Update:  The Selectmen discussed the situation with Donnie Woodward, the CEO, as to how to determine where the Town needs to measure from the centerline. Legally, the Town can control 24 ¾ feet from each side of the centerline. The feeling of the Board is that this may be extreme because of the layout of the land and buildings. There are obstacles placed along the sides of the road by residents.  It must be determined as to whether emergency service and plow trucks can get down in there and out safely.  Selectman Milliken will be talking to the Town attorney about this issue and the fire chief, ambulance service chief, and snow plow people will write letters giving their opinions.  A plan of action will be determined by the advice of the attorney and the letters received from emergency services and plow truck drivers.

 

  • Shellfish Committee:  The Selectmen discussed the Shellfish Ordinance with Ralph Davis and asked Selectman Milliken to talk with the town attorney, John Hamer, to ask the question:  What is required to remain a resident?  There needs to be a system set up ASAP.  Ordinance changes have to be done with articles included in the warrant for a town meeting.
  • Culvert on Old House Point:  The culvert is full of debris and needs to be cleaned out before winter.  Bo Beal will be contacted to see if he can do this, if not, the fire department may be able to blow the culvert out with a pressure hose.

 

  • Trio:  There is no update at this time.

            A motion was made by Milliken, seconded by Fish to adjourn the meeting at 5:30 p.m.

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Time:   November 2, 2016                                       Time:  4:00 p.m.
Place:  Town Office, 70 Snare Creek Lane, Jonesport, Maine 04649

Opened by:  Selectman Alley, Fish and Milliken

Attendees: Irene Rogers, asst to Board of Selectmen, Donnie Woodward, and Nancy Beal
                       
Approval of Minutes of October 26, 2016:  Motion to accept by Selectman Fish, Seconded by Selectman Milliken-All in favor.

Signatures:
   A. Warrant:
   B. Payroll:
   C. GA Portal Access: 

         OLD BUSINESS:

  • Ice Hill South Update:  Selectman Milliken reported on Attorney Hamer’s email.  The real issue, from the Town’s perspective, is to make sure the road is safe for emergency vehicles.  At 9:00 a.m. on Nov. 3rd, a representative of the Selectmen, Andy Philips, representing Moosabec Ambulance and Bimbo Look, as the plow contractor for the Town, will meet to see what needs to be done to make the road passable for emergency vehicles and plow trucks.  A motion was made by Selectman Fish, seconded by Selectman Milliken to schedule the above meeting.

 

  • Shellfish Committee: Information concerning the Shellfish ordinance has been submitted to the town attorney, John Hamer, but no answer has been received from him at this time.

        NEW BUSINESS: NONE  

        MISCELLANEOUS:

  • PRSWDD minutes:  The budget area of the minutes was discussed and the Selectmen questioned if PRSWDD was tracking Jonesport residents on the cash register as requested last year.

 

  • WCCOG Dinner- Nov. 14th:  Selectman Fish will be attending. 
  • Public Hearing for GA:  The hearing will be held before the selectmen’s meeting on Nov. 09, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.

 

  • Taxpayer agreement for #1084:  A motion was made by Fish, seconded by Selectman Milliken to deny the request for a tax payment arrangement.
  • Trio:  At present, no activity has occurred with the Trio software by the Assessors.

 

  • Junkyard:  CEO Donnie Woodward reported that no progress has been done on the junkyard.
  • Alexander Avenue:  CEO Donnie Woodward asked that Jim Carver be involved with determining if the road is up to subdivision standards.  A motion was made by Selectman Milliken, seconded by Selectman Alley to approve up to $200 for Jim Carver’s services.  If the road is not up to standards, then the cost of the improvements will be paid by the landowners.

 

  • Owner of Tax Maps:  CEO Donnie Woodward asked who the owner of the Jonesport Tax Maps.  The Historical Society is composing a history of Jonesport and would like to use information contained in the tax maps but want to be sure the Society can legally do so.  The contract with Eastern Mapping should state this information.

A motion was made by Selectman Milliken, seconded by Selectman Fish to adjourn the meeting at 5:15 p.m.

                                                                                                             Minutes:  IFR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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