Town of Waldoboro, Maine

                                                       Board of Selectmen Meeting

                                                               Municipal Building

                                                            1600 Atlantic Highway

 

                                                                     MINUTES

                                                  Tuesday, March 8, 2005  6:00 p.m.

 

 

1.     Call to Order.

 

The Board of Selectmen met at the Municipal Building on Tuesday, March 08, 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 Ted Wooster, Ellen Winchenbach, and Chairman Kathleen Blodgett.  Gordon Webster and Rebecca Maxwell were absent.

 

Staff present was Town Manager Lee Smith, Assessors’ Agent Darryl McKenney, and Administrative Assistant Michael Ducharme.

                                             

Residents present were Delia Mohlie, Charles Merry, and Eleanor Merry.

 

Others present were Chairman of the Shellfish Committee Abden Simmons, and Waldoboro Business Association Representative Lincoln Davis. 

 

From the press was Lincoln County News Representative Michael Colbert.

 

2.     Public Hearing(s).

 

        None.

 

3.         Approve Consent Calendar.

 

On the motion of Wooster / Winchenbach, the Board VOTED:  To approve the consent calendar as follows (Vote 3-0):

 

A.    Regular meeting minutes - February 8, 2005.

B.    Warrants & Financial Reports:

1.   General Fund Warrants 32, 33, 34, and 35.

2.   Payroll Warrants 32, 33, 34, and 35.

3.   Water Department Operating Warrant - #50.

4.   Water Department Capital Warrant - #TBA.

5.   Financial Report for February.

C.    Departmental & Committee Reports.

 

4.     Communications.

 

On the motion of Wooster / Winchenbach, the Board VOTED:  To accept and place on file the following correspondence (Vote 3-0):

 

A.    Land Use Ordinance Informational Meetings - March 14 and 21 at the town office.

B.    Lincoln Academy Senior Class Project Graduation.

C.    MaineDOT Regarding: Waldoboro, Park and Ride Lot Project.

 

5.     Committee & Departmental Reports.

 

A.    MPUC Approval of Water Rate Case.

 

        Due to public request via petition, the Waldoboro Water Department rate case has gone before the Maine Public Utilities Commission.  The Maine Public Utilities Commission has reviewed and approved the water rate case.  The Commission feels that the rate adjustment is justified.

 

On the motion of Wooster / Winchenbach, the Board VOTED:  To accept the approval of the Waldoboro Water Departments rate case (Vote 3-0).

 

6.     Official Action.

 

A.    Act on Maine DOT Gateway One Project Memorandum of Understanding.

 

        The Gateway One Project Memorandum of Understanding is an agreement to move forward with the Route One corridor preservation plan which is designed as a co-operative construction project between the municipalities from Brunswick to Stockton Springs and the Maine DOT.

 

On the motion of Wooster / Winchenbach, the Board VOTED:  To table until next meeting as not all of the Board of Selectmen have been properly briefed (Vote 3-0).

 

B.    Act on proposed Shellfish Ordinance Amendments.

 

Currently the Shellfish Conservation Commission has to wait for the Town Meeting in order to adjust or establish shellfish license fees.  The Shellfish Ordinance Amendments would allow the Board of Selectmen to establish shellfish license fees after notice of public hearing.  The amendments would also allow for a recreational shellfish license holder to dig up to one-half bushel (raised from the one peck limit) of clams for use of the licensee’s immediate family.  The license fees would also be raised, to acquire funds to seed the flats, using the following schedule:

 

 

Current License Fee

Proposed License Fee

Residential Commercial

$80.00

$100.00

Junior Residential Commercial

$20.00

$50.00

Non-resident Commercial

$160.00

$200.00

Non-resident Junior Commercial

$40.00

$100.00

Resident Recreational

$5.00

$10.00

Non-resident Recreational

$10.00

$20.00

 

On the motion of Wooster / Winchenbach, the Board VOTED:  To place the proposed Shellfish Ordinance Amendments on the Town Meeting warrant (Vote 3-0).

 

C.    Act on Quitclaim Deeds

       

        1)      Cecile Temple for payment of tax liens.

 

On the motion of Winchenbach / Wooster, the Board VOTED:  To execute a quit claim deed for payment of delinquent taxes on property owned by Cecile Temple - Town Map U2 Lot 20A-14, 14 DePatsy MH PK (Vote 3-0).

 

               2)      Eli and Cindy Chamberlain for payment of tax liens.

 

On the motion of Winchenbach / Wooster, the Board VOTED:  To execute a quit claim deed for payment of delinquent taxes on property owned by Eli and Cindy Chamberlain – Town Map R8 Lot 16B-35, 35 Brookside MH PK (Vote 3-0).

 

D.    Act on Street Light Requests - Jefferson Street / Union Road and Route One.

 

On the motion of Wooster / Winchenbach, the Board VOTED:  To accept the Jefferson St request to have CMP install a light in the vicinity of the American Legion Hall and refer to the Maine DOT the request for a light at the Union Rd. and Route One intersection (Vote 3-0).

 

E.    Act on Corporate Authorization Resolution Update for The First.

 

        The update to the Corporate Authorization Resolution would allow the Town Manager and the Finance Director to endorse checks, withdraw funds, or transfer funds from the First National Bank of Damariscotta, as needed, in the interest of the Town of Waldoboro.

 

On the motion of Winchenbach / Wooster, the Board VOTED:  To accept the Corporate Authorization Resolution Update (Vote 3-0).

 

F.    Act on Jefferson Street Project. (as required)

 

The Town Manager has met with representatives from the Maine DOT and discussed the details of the changes in scope of the project.  The Town Manager recommends we continue to pursue the acquisition of right-of-way and installation of the sidewalk with MDOT.

 

On the motion of Wooster / Winchenbach, the Board VOTED:  To continue to pursue the acquisition of right-of-way and installation of the sidewalk with MDOT (Vote 3-0).

 

7.         Correction of January 11, 2005 Selectmen Meeting Minutes.

 

Two (2) Recreation Committee Members’ terms were misstated in the January 11, 2005 Selectmen Meeting Minutes and the proposed corrections are as follows:  Deb McClean had showed a two (2) year term and should be a three (3) year term, and Shephard Brown had showed a three (3) year term and should be a two (2) year term.

 

On the motion of Webster / Maxwell, the Board VOTED:  To correct the appointment terms as requested (Vote 4-0).

 

8.     Executive Session(s).

 

On the motion of Wooster / Winchenbach, the Board VOTED:  To convene in executive session at 6:20 p.m. to discuss Philbrook Fund Applications (Vote 3-0).

 

A.    Convene as Philbrook Fund Trustees to act on:

 

1.   Philbrook Fund Application #04-TBA.

 

      On the motion of Winchenbach / Wooster, the Board VOTED:  To table discussion pending additional information (Vote 3-0).

 

2.   Philbrook Fund Application #04-TBA.

 

On the motion of Wooster / Winchenbach, the Board VOTED:  To table discussion pending additional information (Vote 3-0).

 

On the motion of Wooster / Winchenbach, the Board VOTED:  To reconvene in regular session at 6:30 p.m. (Vote 3-0).

 

9.     Adjourn.

       

On the motion of Winchenbach / Wooster, the Board VOTED:  To adjourn as Selectmen and convene as the Board of Assessors at 6:30 p.m.