March 10, 2021
TIME: 6:00 P.M.
L OPEN MEETING
Leslie Merrill opened the meeting by leading the Pledge of Allegiance.
A. ROLL CALL
Leslie Merrill, Brenda Clark, Tammy Buswell and Danielle Withee were present. Millard
Butler out of state.
B. MINUTES OF THE MEETING
Upon motion by Tammy Buswell, seconded by Leslie Merrill, it was unanimously voted to
approve the February 24, 2021 meeting minutes with the following corrections:
1. Joe Gray, not Leslie Merrill, will get the pole numbers for the 3 streetlights that were out in town.
2. The Board did not get a copy of the document from Julie Brownie.
3. On the signature line, Danny Withee needs to be changed to Danielle Withee
C. QUIT CLAIM DEEDS - None
1. Advantage Payroll Warrant #17
Upon motion by Danielle Withee, seconded by Leslie Merrill, it was unanimously voted to approve Advantage Payroll #17
2. Expenditures #20
Upon motion by Brenda Clark, seconded by Tammy Buswell, it was unanimously voted
to approve AP Warrant #20
E. BOARD OF ASSESSORS Signatures requested for a tax abatement from Leslie Merrill, Brenda Clark, and Danielle Withee. Tammy Buswell was not a member at the time of the abatement.
H. OLD BUSINESS
A. Budget Process Meeting Updates The next budget meeting by consensus of the Board will be Thursday, March 18, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. Leslie Merrill is unavailable during the day.
B. Tammy Buswell inquired about the chimney repairs. Suggestions were to contact Levant Fire Department to see if they have any knowledge of chimney repair companies. Joe Gray also mentioned there was Drake Masonry in Newburgh. Tammy Buswell will follow up on this.
C. Tammy Buswell reported the 3 small propane tanks were actually not picked up by Dead River and are still behind the fire station. Discussion was to find out if Dead River will reimburse the town for the propane. If they will, have them pick them up. If not, maybe we can tie those into the generator.
D. Tammy Buswell inquired about the signs to be put in place and/or repaired. An enclosed sign for town information at the town office was discussed. Removal of the fire station/library sign on the buildings to be replaced by a self-standing sign for both was discussed. Tammy will get prices from Sign Services, Inc.
EL NEW BUSINESS
A. Mowing Contracts Diane Lacadie to put an ad in the Rolling Thunder for bids for municipal and cemetery mowing.
B. Animal Control Diane Lacadie to put an ad in the Rolling Thunder the town needs an Animal Control Officer. Danielle Withee stated she handled a cat complaint. The cat is currently at Foxcroft Veterinary Services. Leslie Merrill stated there are two German Shepherds that may present a problem.
IV. COMMITTEE REPORTS
A. ANIMAL CONTROL
As mentioned above in New Business
B. APPEALS BOARD Nothing
C. CEME VERY - Nothing
D. CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER - Nothing
E. E911 - Nothing
F. EDUCATION - Nothing
G. EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS COMMITTEE
Discussion that the insert had been placed in the Rolling Thunder.
H. EMT/RESCUE - Nothing
I. FIRE DEPARTMENT - Nothing
J. MEETINGHOUSE - Nothing
K. PARKS & RECREATION
Corey Leighton stated the small fence should be able to be repaired for $300-$400. It will need 2 poles and the fencing straightened. The big fence will hopefully just require straightening. He also stated they are looking into cedar chips for the playground. Cedar deters pests. He is looking for shredded as opposed to the ones that are currently in place. Corey is also going to attempt to get slabs placed under the dugouts as well as looking at another snack shack that is not so high.
L. PLANNING BOARD - Nothing
M. PLUMBING INSPECTOR - Nothing
N. RECYCLING & SOLID WASTE COLLECTION - Nothing
0. ROAD COMMISSIONER
Joe Gray stated he is going to take advantage of the warm weather and work on cold patch
for the potholes on Lapointe Road.
P. STATE LEGISLATIVE CORRESPONDANCE Nothing
Q. TREASURER - Nothing
R. WELFARE DIRECTOR - Nothing
S. OTHER - Nothing
V. TRAINING Tammy Buswell stated on March 2, 2021 she took the Elected Officials Training
through zoom that was provided by the Maine Municipals Association.
VL PUBLIC COMMENTS
Rita Albee commented about the internet issues with TDS. She stated that Corinna also has the same issues as we do. She inquired if it may be possible to do a joint venture with their town to keep the costs down. Discussion was we were waiting for the grant process. Diane Lacadie to inquire of the joint towns and the status of the grant process.
VII. SELECTMEN COMMENTS None
VIII. EXECUTIVE SESSION
Upon motion by Leslie Merrill, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was unanimously voted to enter into Executive Session at 7:04 p.m. per 405(6)(A)(1).
Upon motion by Tammy Buswell, seconded by Danielle Withee, it was unanimously voted to enter back into public session at 7:13 p.m. with no action taken at this time as the Board needs to view the documentation.
Upon motion from Danielle Withee, seconded by Brenda Clark, it was unanimously voted to
adjourn the meeting at 7:13 p.m.
_____________________________________________ Millard Butler, Chairman
_____________________________________________ Leslie Merrill, Vice Chairman
_____________________________________________ Brenda Clark
_____________________________________________ Danielle Withee
_____________________________________________ Tammy Buswell