Thursday, October 9, 2014


Last night started off with a workshop in which Runyon Kersteen Ouellette (RKO) provided an excellent briefing on the results of the town’s annual financial audit.  It was extremely interesting and provided great insight to how the town stands as far as financially goes.

Next, the Town Council moved into the actual meeting.  The following is the recap.  The following agenda items under Council Orders, Resolutions & Ordinances were approved by a vote of 7-0:

Ch. 30 Recreation & Parks Article III, Park Regulations Sec. 30-81 thru 30-90 Chapter 2 Administrative IV. Div. 19 Parks Department Sec. 2-465 thru 2-500 (Second Reading).

Ch. 46 Streets, Sidewalks and Other Public Places Article I. In General Sec. 46.3 (Second Reading).

Amendment to Ch. 70-1 Definitions & Division 2 Groundwater and Wellhead Protection (First Reading).

Repeal Ch. 62 Site Plans Sec. 62-169 Signs (First Reading).

Amend Ch. 70 Zoning Ordinance Division 5 Signs (First Reading).

Repeal Ch. 91 and add reference to Zoning Ordinance Division 5 – Sign.

Authorization to apply for Friend of Maine Libraries Grant.

Cruisers Bid – Chief Brooks receive approval for two vehicles at $53,292.00.

Fraud Policy – Was approved.

Personal Property Tax Write-Off.  The Town wrote off $249.90 of Personal Property tax.

Authorization to enter support agreement for Cisco devices.  The approval was for $788.00.

Set date proposed for first Council meeting in November on 11/5/2014.

Schedule the proposed Meet the Candidates Night on 10/21/2014.

Also, the Council awarded $4,000.00 to Eaton Peabody to look into the Utility Operations Proposal by a vote of 6-0-1.  The one was Councilor Brunelle did not vote because he works for the Water Department.

As far as the Fuel Bid, the bids were rejected and the Council authorized the Town Manager to negotiate it because the prices change day to day.

Under Other Business – There was a lengthy discussion on hiring personnel for the Public Works Department.  The Public Works Director was going back and work with the Town Manager to resolve the number needed and how to pay for it.  

Upcoming Events – The ribbon cutting ceremony for the Track is 10:00 AM, October 18th at the track.  The informational night for the public to learn more about the Energy Contract will be October 27, 2014 at 06:00-07:00 PM at the Lisbon Community School.

Larry Fillmore