Thursday, February 18, 2016


The following is a recap of last night’s Town Council meeting:

Under Council Orders, Resolutions & Ordinances –

 Positive Change Lisbon (PCL) Request – Mr. Ross Cunningham briefed the Council on a suggestion to change the current ordinances to include allowing the sale and consumption of alcohol for special events.  The Council agreed to look into the suggestion by a vote of 6-0 with Councilor Metivier excused.

Application to Change the Physical Location of a Voting Place – The Council approved for changing locations from the MTM Center and the Central Office to the High School gym by a vote of 6-0.

Itinerant Vendor Ordinance & Fee Schedule Amendment (First Reading) – The Council made some amendments to the recommended fees.  There is a difference from an indoor and outdoor flea market.  Indoor Flea markets are now $200.00 and outdoor Flea markets are $100.00.  Also, the Council wants the Town manager to look into defining what a “mass gathering” is.

Park Regulations Ordinance Amendment (First Reading) – The Council approved the first reading by a vote of 6-0.  However, the Council wants the Town Manager to look into special events permits.

Repeal Ch.2 Article IV Division 10 Trail Commission (First Reading) – The Council approved this repeal by a vote of 6-0.

Add Cemetery & Library Fees to Appendix C Fee Schedule - The Council approved this by a vote of 6-0.

Write off Personal Property Taxes - The Council approved for Casa Mia, Inc. ($4,035.48) and T&A Variety/T&A Café ($1,682.77) for a total of $5,718.25 to be written-off by a vote of 6-0.

Animal Shelter Contract – The Council approved for the Town Manager to enter into renewal contract for a period of January 1, - June 30, 2016 by a vote of 6-0.

Route 9 Zoning Change – The Council tasked the Planning Board to look into changing the zoning restriction on Route 9 to allow for business now that Route 9 is becoming a major corridor by a vote of 6-0.

RFP Authorization Cars 1 & Car 4 – The Council approved for the purchase of a new replacement for Car 1 and if possible a used vehicle for replacing Car 4 for the Fire Department.

Durham Dispatch Contract – The Council approved an extension of three months to the current Durham Dispatching Contract by a vote of 6-0.

Parillo Street Bid Award – The Council accepted the single bid from Fern Larochelle & Nate Morse of $16,350.00 by a vote of 6-0.
One-Time Retirement Incentive - The Council accepted a motion from Councilor Ward by a vote of 6-0.  This motion pertained to a one-time retirement incentive for both Chief Brooks and LT Michele.  It deals with payment of Health Insurance for a three year period but there was no retirement dates mentioned and it was mentioned that this needed to be further negotiated.  

Under Other Business - The Town Manager stated that on February 25, 2016, there will be a meeting to review the 2014-2015 Yearly Audits with the School Department.  The meeting will begin at 05:30 PM hours.

Under Appointments – The Council voted to approve by a vote of 6-0.

Conservation Commission with Term Expiring June 30, 2018 – Noyes Lawrence & Carol Curtis
Conservation Commission with Term Expiring June 30, 2017 – Ralph Bard & Charlotte Farnum
Conservation Commission with Term Expiring June 30, 2016 – Patricia Suters & Joe Norman
Civil Constable – Francis M. Carignam
Resignation of Planning Regular Member Richard Long
Resignation of Planning Associate Member Scott Hall
Planning Regular Member Scott Hall

Under Executive Session – The Council approved a loan to Frosty’s Donuts/Nels Shelby Omdal for $100,000 at 5% for 5 years.

Larry Fillmore

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