Wednesday, July 16, 2014

RECAP TOWN COUNCIL MEETING – JULY 15TH -----by Larry Fillmore



Last night’s Town Council meeting was lengthy so this recap will probably be lengthy. I try to keep my opinion out of the recaps but in this case I have to say that I was impress and moved by the Public Service Announcement shown during the meeting. The Public Service Announcement was filmed using Lisbon students and parents and showed how one bad decision can ruin the lives of so many. I encourage every one of all ages to review this moving and powerful Public Service Announcement.

Under Council Orders, Resolutions & Ordinances – The 2014-2015 Municipal Budget Resolution failed again by a vote of 3-2. There was no vote on the Economic Development Budget Resolution because it is part of the Municipal Budget. The 2014-2015 Sewer Department Budget pass by a vote of 5-0. Mr. Dennis Douglas, Code Enforcement Officer, provided a detailed plan for repairing the Public Works Garage. This plan included floor plans and cost analysis and the Council voted 5-0 to move forward. The Town Office Holiday and Library Holiday schedules were approved by a vote of 5-0. The Personnel Staffing Study was turned over to the Town Manager for action. The FOAA Waiver Request was denied by the Council by a vote of 5-0. The General Assistance Ordinance and Appendices (1st Reading) was approved by a vote of 5-0. The Special Council Meeting and the Public Hearing for the Qualified Energy Conversation Bond was tabled.

Under Other Business – The ECD Director provided the Council with a presentation on the Career Center & Healthy Main Street Grants. The Town Manager stated she was very much impressed with the Moxie Festival and all the hard work that when into the festival.

An additional Town Council Workshop is scheduled for July 22, 2014 at 07:30 PM to have more discussions pertaining to the budget.

Under Appointments – Fern LaRochelle was reappointed to the Finance Committee for a three year term.

Under Executive Session – Once the Council came out of Executive Session that revealed that loans 4229 and 4522 were to be written off and loan 4467 was to go to collections.


Larry Fillmore 

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