Town of Waldoboro, Maine

Board of Selectmen Meeting

 

MEETING MINUTES

Tuesday, January 11, 2005 6:00 p.m.

 

 

1.         Call to Order.

           

The Board of Selectmen met at the Municipal Building on Tuesday, January 11, 2005 at 6:00 p.m. to conduct town affairs.  The meeting was called to order by Chairman Kathleen Blodgett, with a quorum present.

 

Members present were Gordon Webster, Ted Wooster, Rebecca Maxwell, Ellen Winchenbach, and Chairman Kathleen Blodgett.

 

            Staff present was Town Manager Lee Smith and Administrative Assistant Michael Ducharme.

 

Others present were Senator Dana L. Dow, Representative David Trahan, Catherine Truman, William J. Branigan, Randy Verrill and John Devin from MDOT. From the press were Courier Gazette Representative Art Mayers and Lincoln County News Representative Mike Colbert.

 

2.         Public Hearing(s).      

 

            None.

 

3.         Approve Consent Calendar.

 

On the motion of Maxwell / Winchenbach, the Board VOTED:  To approve the consent calendar as follows (Vote 5-0).

           

            A.        Regular meeting minutes - December 14, 2004.

                           B.        Warrants & Financial Reports:

                        1.         General Fund Warrants 24, 25, 26, and 27.  (note 24 & 25 previously signed)

                                             2.         Payroll Warrants 24, 25, 26, and 27. (note 24 & 25 previously signed)

                        3.         Water Department Operating Warrant - None.

                        4.         Water Department Capital Warrant #20.

                        5.         Financial Report for December.

                           C.        Departmental Reports.

 

4.         Communications.       

 

            None.

 

5.         Committee & Departmental Reports.

 

                           A.        Meet with John Devin, MDOT re: Jefferson Street Project Alternatives.

 

                        Please see attached transcription. 

 

6.         Official Action.

 

                                       A.        Act on Jefferson Street Project (as necessary)

                          

On the motion of Webster / Maxwell, the Board VOTED:  To table action on the Jefferson Street project pending word back from our legislative delegation (Vote 5-0).

 

                                       B.        Act on Affordable Housing Study (Amy Winston)

              

                                                   Amy Winston was not able to attend this meeting.

 

On the motion of Maxwell / Wooster, the Board VOTED:  To table until the next meeting.

 

C.     Act on Septic Waste Disposal Contract for 2005.

 

On the motion of Webster / Wooster, the Board VOTED:  To accept the septic waste disposal contract from Interstate Septic Systems, Inc. (Vote 5-0)

 

D.        Act on appointments to Community Services Advisory Committee.

 

The Board has spoken to and interviewed Tom Jordan, Shep Brown, Paul Smeltzer, Jane Lichtman, John Blamey, Mark Biscoe, Eric Hunt, Bill Bragg, Deb and Tom McClean, and Kyle Santheson.

 

On the motion of Maxwell / Wooster, the Board VOTED:  To amend to the advisory committee from 7 to 9 (Vote 5-0).

 

The recommendation of appointments to this committee is as follows:  Three year terms for Shep Brown, John Blamey, and Eric Hunt; two year terms for Paul Smeltzer, Mark Biscoe, and Deb McClean; and one year terms for Tom Jordan, Jane Lichtman, and Bill Bragg.

 

On the motion of Wooster / Maxwell, the Board VOTED:  Accept the terms and members of the Community Services Advisory Committee as recommended (Vote 5-0).

 

E.                 Act on Agreement for Professional Engineering Services for Waldoboro Landfill Monitoring.

 

Wooster asked if we had ever had any difficulty with the monitoring of the landfill.  The Town Manager stated we havenít had any difficulty as far as water quality, and we do send a report to the DEP annually, which is filed at the Town Office.

 

On the motion of Winchenbach / Wooster, the Board VOTED:  To accept the agreement for Professional Engineering Services for Waldoboro Landfill Monitoring (Vote 5-0).

 

 

            F.         Act on Letter from the Maine Historical Preservation Committee.

 

A letter from the Maine Historical Preservation Committee was received by the Board of Selectmen considering 60 Glidden Street, owned by Roger and Gerry Brodis, for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places.

 

On the motion of Maxwell / Wooster, the Board VOTED:  To accept the letter and place it on file (Vote 5-0).

 

            G.        Other.

 

The Town Manager expressed that it would be beneficial for the Town to contract out the work for the road access for the new well site.  Currently they are negotiating back and forth between two contractors.  Currently there is about $6,700.00 different between the two bids.  We could conceivably lose two more weeks on the project if we have to wait for Selectmen approval on awarding the bid.  The Town Manager suggested the Board give him authorization to award the bid to the lowest bidder.

 

On the motion of Maxwell / Winchenbach, the Board VOTED:  To authorize the Town Manager to make the decision on a contract for road access for the new well site (Vote 5-0).

 

7.         Executive Session(s).

 

            (None).

 

8.                  Adjourn.

 

            On the motion of Maxwell / Wooster, the Board VOTED:  To adjourn at 8:00 p.m. (Vote 5-0).