Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Recap Town Council Meeting --- Feb 2nd ---by Larry Fillmore

At last night’s Town Council meeting, the following is a summary of what took place:

Under Consent agenda – The minutes of January 19, 2016 were tabled.  Council Kolbe pointed out errors in the minutes.

Council Orders, Resolutions & Ordinances:

 Tax Acquired Redemption Letters – There are five properties involved and the Council approved the Town Manager to start the foreclosure process by a vote of 7-0.

Solicit Bids for Town Insurance – The Council approved for the Town Manager to go out for bids on the town’s insurance requirement by a vote of 7-0.

Purchasing Policy Amendment – The Council approved a new amendment to the Purchasing Policy by a vote of 7-0.

Munis Software – The Council approved permission for the Town Manager and the Town Finance Director to proceed into purchasing the Munis software package for the town by a vote of 6-1.  Council Kolbe was opposed.

Schedule Joint Workshop with School Committee for Audit Review – The Council approved a tentative date of February 23, 2016 pending if the School Committee is free that date by a vote of 7-0.

Standard Offer Electricity Contract – The Council approved for the Town Manager to negotiate and approve an electrical power contract by a vote of 7-0.

Reschedule Public Hearing to Change Voting Locations – The Council approved a date of February 16, 2016 by a vote of 7-0.

Library Microscope and Telescope Borrowing Agreement – The Council approved this agreement by a vote of 7-0.  The Library Governing Board recommended approval.

Library Stained Glass Art Memorial – The Council approved the stain glass art memorial by a vote of 7-0.

Dollar General Summer Reading Grant – The Council gave its approval of the Library to apply for this $3,000.00 grant by a vote of 7-0.

Durham Dispatch Contract – The Town Manager briefed the Council that the town of Durham wanted to extend the current contract for a period of three months, so they can review other options.  The Council had no objections.

Under Appointments:

The Council approved the resignation of Mr. Keith Anoe as the Lisbon EMA Director by a vote of 7-0.

The Council approved the recommendation by the Town Manager to appoint Mrs. Lisa Ward as EMA Director by a vote of 7-0.

The following appointments were made:

Administration/Library Councilors Albert & Kolbe
Public Safety         Councilors Brunelle & Crafts
Public Works/Parks & Recreations Councilors Metivier & Kolbe & Ward
School Facility Committee Councilors Metivier & Brunelle
School Committee Councilors Albert & Kolbe & Ward
Water Commissions Councilors Bickford & Metivier
County Commissions Councilor Ward
RLF Committee Councilor Albert
Planning Board Councilor Bickford

Larry Fillmore