Thursday, December 17, 2015

RECAP TOWN COUNCIL MEETING – DECEMBER 15TH

On Tuesday night, the Town Council held its regular meeting. Chairman Bickford did an excellent job moving it right along. The following is a summary of the meeting:

Under Council Orders, Resolutions, & Ordinances –

1. Durham Dispatch Agreement – The Council approved the agreement by a vote of 7-0.

2. Sewer Acquired Redemption – The Council approved for the Town Manager to send out notifications of redemption by a vote of 7-0.

3. Freedom of Access Act (FOAA) Policy – The Council approved the policy by a vote of 7-0.

4. Surplus Property Disposal – The Council approved the sale of two vehicles by a vote of 7-0.

5. Maine Electronics Industrial Wastewater Discharge Permit – The Council approved the permit by a vote of 6-1. The one no vote came from Councilor Albert.

6. 2015 Byrne/JAG Award – The Council approved the purchase of bullet proof vests for 3 reserve officers in the amount of $1,988.00 by a vote of 7-0.

7. 2016 Evidence Based Impaired Driving High Visibility Enforcement Grant – The Council accepted $3,879.00 in grant money by a vote of 7-0.

8. CDBG Micro-Enterprise Grant Letter of Intent – The Council approved and authorized the Town Manager to sign the letter of intent by a vote of 7-0.

9. CDBG Downtown Revitalization Grant Letter of Intent – The Council approved and authorized the Town Manager to sign the letter of intent by a vote of 7-0.

10. 2015-2016 School Budget Warrant Articles 1-9 – The Council approved the majority of the articles by a vote of 7-0, however, there were a couple of articles the council voted 4-3 on. The three no votes were the three new Councilors Kolbe, Albert and Ward. There appears to be a difference of $83,000.00 separating the Town and School.

11. School Budget Validation Referendum Warrant – The Council approved by a vote of 7-0.

12. Town Departments Christmas Schedule – The Council approved the Christmas Schedule by a vote of 7-0.

Under Other Business – The Public Works Director Ryan Leighton provided a Department Head Report to the Council. Also Tracey Steuber gave a Department Head Report to the Council on the Economic Community Development Department.

Under Appointments – Rick Roberts was approved as Warden in Ward 2 and Sheila Gray was appointed Warden in Ward 1.

Larry Fillmore