Friday, August 22, 2014


On Tuesday night, the Town Council held its regular meeting.  There were numerous items on the agenda.

Under Council Orders, Resolutions & Ordinances – The following items were voted 7-0 to approve:

Carries and Transfers
Charter Amendments
Adopt Personnel Policy Revisions
MDOT Construction Overlimit Permit
Request to go to RFP for CDBG Downtown Engineering/Design Services
Solicit Bids for Cruiser Lease Purchase
Accept Donations & State Reimbursements
Homeland Security Grant
Amend Fee Schedule for Firework Violations (First Reading)
Amend Ch. 30 Sec. 30-51 Municipal Recreation Committee (First Reading)

The Set Treasurer’s Salary was tabled until a workshop could be held to work through this.  The Workshop is scheduled for August 26, 2014.  Also, The Water Operations Study was set aside until more information could be obtained.

Under Other Business – The General Assistance Director provided a short report on how the maximum amounts were set.  The Planning Updates was moved until Mrs. Bunker could be available.  The Finance Director provided her monthly report.  There was a small discussion on the direction the council wanted the Finance Committee to concentrate on.  However, this was moved to a workshop on August 26, 2014.  There was a small discussion on the results of the FOAA Copy Survey. And finally the Town Manager provided an update on a couple of items.  Mrs. Barnes is hoping to have the Cable Franchise Contract completed by the end of September and the DEP Consent Agreement has been completed.

Under Councilor Communications – Council Bickford stated that Chief Brooks had approached him to form a sub-committee of councilors Chief Brooks selected to look into the Police Department for possible changes.  Councilors Bickford, Metivier and Lunt were the Chief’s selection.

Larry Fillmore

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