Wednesday, March 18, 2015

RECAP TOWN COUNCIL MEETING – MARCH 17TH ----- BY Larry Fillmore

This is a summary of the issues discussed at last night’s Town Council meeting.  The following agenda items were approved by the Council with a vote of 7-0.

Under Council Orders Resolutions & Ordinances –

1. FY-13 Homeland Security Grant Application – The Council authorized the Public Works Director to apply for this grant.
2. Androscoggin Transportation Resource Center Projects – The Council approved for Route 196/Village and Route 196 from Capital Avenue to Canal Street to be added to the projects already on the list.
3. ME Bureau of Highway Safety Grant – The Council approved for Chief Brooks to apply for the 2015 Buckle Up – No Excuses Seat Belt Enforcement and Education Campaign grant.
4. Schedule MS4 Workshop – The Council approved Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 7:00 PM as the date for the MS4 workshop.  This workshop is to discuss Stormwater Management and What it means to Municipalities.
5. Update Budget Schedule – The Town Manager presented a new schedule for discussion on the proposed budget and the Council approved it.
6. Tax Acquired Bids – The Council approved the sale of the following properties to the individuals indicated:  384 Lisbon Street – Pat Maloy for $10,135.00; 9 Gendron Drive – Pat Maloy for 3,120.00 and finally 9 County Road – Carl Huston Jr. for 2,575.00.
7. Non-Storm Water Discharge Ordinance – Was approved by the Council.
8. Post-Construction Storm Water Management  - Was approved by the Council
9. Section 47-4 Street Excavations Amendment – Was approved by the Council.

Under Other Business – Budget Discussion with Legal Counsel – The Town Attorney provided a presentation on his legal opinion on what the responsibilities of the School Department and the Town Council are.  The Town Manager presented to the Council her initial proposed municipal budget.  There was a small discussion on some of the items in the budget.  The Town Manager announced that the new Finance Director would take over on March 30, 2015.

Under Council Communication – There was a discussion relating to the Finance Committee.  Chairman Pesce wanted approval to schedule a meeting on Monday with the current Finance Committee to select a Chair person and a Vice – Chair.

Larry Fillmore